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Old 03-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #541
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You got to see the Alligator!! I love him!! And Prince Naveen!! I am so jealous!!

And I am going to steal a picture or two if you don't mind. Please?
I think Naveen & Louis were added for the Family Fun Weekend.....because when we saw the show last summer they were not part of it. I was so excited to see Louis!!!

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I think Naveen & Louis were added for the Family Fun Weekend.....because when we saw the show last summer they were not part of it. I was so excited to see Louis!!!

Yes, you may steal some photos!!!
Oh thank you. I am going to post them on tumblr. This way you know where they are.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #543
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After the show departed, I wandered over past BTMRR & towards Big Thunder Ranch.....look who was out greeting people!!



I had never gone into the ranch area, so I went in......I got to see the goats.







Here's Miss Chris' Cabin.....I didn't go in because they had some crafts going on, but Mike did venture in when he was here so I'll pics later on.




Some flowers in the ranch area.




A couple surries (?)



I walked into Fantasyland & it was really crowded, I started to feel a bit anxious, so thought I'd go catch the train over in Tomorrowland.




Some of the diaramas:






At the Main Street Station stop, I was sitting on the trains the seats face the park & was in the opening. A large group came on & they could have gone on the side of me but instead sat right on top of me & ended up pushing me down about 5 seats......I bolted off the train....knowing a panic attack was a big possibility now. I ran out to the esplanade, hoping getting away from the crowds & noise would let me calm down. It was getting worse, so I went back into the park & made my way to the First Aid station. I was in a full blown panic attack at this point......I was crying, shaking & trying to catch my breath......my chest was tight, etc. The RN on duty, Gisela was my angel of the day. She took me to the back & got me some water, had me lie down & just basically talked me thru everything. It's been at least 2 yrs since I had one of these & I think being away from home, worried about finances & just being with lots of new people was taking its toll on me. I stayed for over an hour & eventually stepped back into reality.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #544
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Oh thank you. I am going to post them on tumblr. This way you know where they are.
Okie Dokie!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:30 PM   #545
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Oh Laurie that is rough. I am so sorry you had the panic attack. Scotty has them. I know how rough they can be on a person.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:17 PM   #546
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After leaving the First Aid Station, I made it over to the castle, just in time for the group picture!



Ok, gonna give this my best shot.......there are a few ladies that came in for the photo & scavy hunt.....but I never got to meet them....so I don't know their names.....sorry! If anyone knows their names, please let me know & I'll edit it back in....THANX!!

Bottom Row:
Melody, Sarah, Jessica, Tammy

2nd Row:
Carol, Dianna, Vicki, Trish, Michelle, Jodi, Trudi, MaryJo, Tracey

3rd Row:
Katie, Capri, Cynthia, Bree, Cheryl, Marie, Bridget, Jen, Vicki, Donna & ??

Back Row:
Sheila, Wendy, Me, ??, Becci, Linda, Lisa, Jill, Rochelle, ??, Deb, Carrie, Steph & Tina

This was the Mother/Daughter Photo:



Sheila & Dianna, Sarah & Trudi, Bree & Linda, ?? & ??, Tina & Donna

We moved over to the Plaza Gardens Area to get our instructions for the Scavenger Hunt. The hunt started at 1:30 & our packet had to be turned in by 5pm.







Here's my awesome team!! The Paparazzi Princesses!! (Me, Jessica & Michelle) Our 4th member, Juliette, was sick over the weekend & didn't make the trip.



I didn't take any pictures during the hunt, as we were on the run all afternoon. The packet had trivia, questions that you could find the answers somewhere in the park, items we needed to collect, a picture we needed to take, pictures of lamps we needed to list location, a word search & a unscramble puzzle. Michelle & Jessica worked on the lamps, trivia & collection & I ran thru the parks with my nose in the puzzles. The unscramble was really complicated. It was a pretty long sentence (and each word was not kept separately) that you needed to unscramble & then answer the question. I finally got it & was thrilled I was able to accomplish at least that much towards our point totals. By 4pm, I was done.....after having the panic attack earlier, I was drained. So between that & the heat.....I had to stop running. The girls texted someone on the committee & told them I was on my way down to the wharf to join them until after the hunt was over.

I took some pics from the bridge into the Pier area of the committee & teams turning in their packets.



The teams picked up dinner from the wharf while we waited for the results.









The committee got our attention & gave us the results:




Best Dressed Team: Hollywood Court Jesters (Bridget, Lisa, Vicki, Jodi)
They had Mardi Gras colored boas & Court Jester Hats.....very cute!! (We opted not to wear our boas because of the heat)

3rd Place: I think this went to the Hollywood Court Jesters as well.

2nd Place: Our Team!!! WooHoo.......Jessica & Michelle did AWESOME!!!

1st Place: The Royal Brat Pack (Sarah, Jen, Rochelle, Marie)......this was the young uns'.......so we figured they would do really well on the hunt!!

Our team got a cute little tote with Mickey on it. Inside was a tube of Light-Up Bracelets, a Bottle of Hand Lotion, a beach themed Note Pad, a Pen & a $10 Disney Gift Card.



The Scavy Hunt committee did an incredible job.......a great mix of questions, Disney trivia & fun!!!


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Old 03-15-2011, 10:19 PM   #547
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Oh Laurie that is rough. I am so sorry you had the panic attack. Scotty has them. I know how rough they can be on a person.
Thanx Michelle.....it took me by surprise, but really felt it coming on that morning.....but was hoping it would pass.
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Thanx Michelle.....it took me by surprise, but really felt it coming on that morning.....but was hoping it would pass.

Scotty gets them at Disneyland. And I have learned that I can send him back to the hotel to de-stress and it works wonders. Or if I just find him a spot in the shade to relax.
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Scotty gets them at Disneyland. And I have learned that I can send him back to the hotel to de-stress and it works wonders. Or if I just find him a spot in the shade to relax.
I was pretty sure I wouldn't make the motel, the gal at the gates had a CM escort me down. It also was good I wasn't alone.
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I was pretty sure I wouldn't make the motel, the gal at the gates had a CM escort me down. It also was good I wasn't alone.
It's really good. I cannot even imagine. I had a panic attack one time in the hospital after I had been moved from ICU to a regular room and I thought I was having a heart attack.
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Love all of the NOS, Mardi Gras, Tiana, etc. photos. I especially love Goofy's jester outfit - it's so colorful! (Then again, so is his shirt from the Ranch area, isn't it? That is a festive 'farmer Goofy' shirt!)

It's great for me to see the NOS decorations because all of those masks on the poles were there for the holiday season, BUT I can see all sorts of extra little things in your photos that they added in just for Mardi Gras, such as extra beads hanging from various fixtures, and smaller masks sitting atop assorted shop signs and things. Very interesting!

What a wonderful group shot of all the ladies! I really lilke the shirts.

Exactly how long did the scavenger hunt take? It sounds like it was a long, arduous afternoon! And how hard was it?

I'm so sorry to hear about the panic attack. What an awful place to have one, even though it turned out okay. I have never had one, but I have friends who have had them and I know it's hard to understand panic attacks until you have them, so I can't even imagine. From what I've heard, they can be downright scary and render you immobile. I think you had a lot on your plate at that point - you were going through a lot. It all just built up, I suppose.


To reply to what you said earlier regarding the holidays, if you can swing getting the kids out of school for even just a few days during the holiday season, I think it would be worthwhile and would pay off big time! You could still go in that golden window of time between Thanskgiving and Christmas (with lower crowds, full holiday entertainment and full decor all over the place) and avoid the Candlelight Processional weekend. It could work, as long as money is your friend...and money is often not my friend, so I can understand that dilemma!!
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I ran back to the motel to change clothes & shoes before heading back over for the Fantasmic Dessert Seating. I took this picture outside our motel door (4th floor).



Headed back over to the parks & make my way over to the Rivers of America.....I didn't really pay a whole of attention to the fact that there wasn't droves of people waiting for Fantasmic to start. I receive a text from Michelle letting me know that we had VIP Seating for the Fireworks. I was trying to figure out how we'd get from that to Fantasmic in time. Vicki happened to pass by & she told me that Fantasmic had been cancelled & we were getting the VIP seating for the fireworks to make up for it. I saw the diver in the waters earlier & shouldn't have been surprised by the closure of the show. In fact I don't believe the problem was fixed during our entire stay. There was tracking issues with the Columbia.....which explains why it went back & forth & back & forth during the Tiana show earlier in the day.



So we made our way up Main Street to the Train Station for our VIP seating. This was our view.....beautiful!!




Here's our group waiting for the fireworks to begin.






Remember me mentioning that I was having issues with my camera.....here we had a fantastic view & only half of my pics came out. Jessica mentioned she thought maybe my camera was focusing on the flag pole.....and she might be right on that one..........oh well.













More fireworks!!
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It's really good. I cannot even imagine. I had a panic attack one time in the hospital after I had been moved from ICU to a regular room and I thought I was having a heart attack.
Being at the hospital would be a good place to have one.....they're well trained to deal with them!!


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Love all of the NOS, Mardi Gras, Tiana, etc. photos. I especially love Goofys jester outfit - it's so colorful! (Then again, so is his shirt from the Ranch area, isn't it? That is a festive 'farmer Goofy' shirt!)

It's great for me to see the NOS decorations because all of those masks on the poles were there for the holiday season, BUT I can see all sorts of extra little things in your photos that they added in just for Mardi Gras, such as extra beads hanging from various fixtures, and smaller masks sitting atop assorted shop signs and things. Very interesting!

What a wonderful group shot of all the ladies! I really lilke the shirts.

Exactly how long did the scavenger hunt take? It sounds like it was a long, arduous afternoon! And how hard was it?

I'm so sorry to hear about the panic attack. What an awful place to have one, even though it turned out okay. I have never had one, but I have friends who have had them and I know it's hard to understand panic attacks until you have them, so I can't even imagine. From what I've heard, they can be downright scary and render you immobile. I think you had a lot on your plate at that point - you were going through a lot. It all just built up, I suppose.


To reply to what you said earlier regarding the holidays, if you can swing getting the kids out of school for even just a few days during the holiday season, I think it would be worthwhile and would pay off big time! You could still go in that golden window of time between Thanskgiving and Christmas (with lower crowds, full holiday entertainment and full decor all over the place) and avoid the Candlelight Processional weekend. It could work, as long as money is your friend...and money is often not my friend, so I can understand that dilemma!!
I thought I saw some pics of the masks on the lamps.....I just loved them!

The shirts were beautiful!! Melody (tinkermel) designed them & blinged them out. There were rhinestones & glitter all over the castle.....so pretty in the sunlight. I can't tell you how many times we got stopped & asked where to buy one!! A real compliment to Melody!!

The hunt was from 1:30 to 5:00pm. Saturday was about 85 degrees....miserably warm for running non-stop all over Disneyland & then over to DCA. The hunt was well put together. Some of the trivia was well known tidbits, some was really difficult, the questions were easy to hard, locating the lamp posts was fun but hard unless you could recognize styles.....just happened that Jessica knew areas for almost all of them since she had photographed many of them on previous trips. The unscramble was HARD!! It was like scrabble tile with 2 letters or 1 letter & 1 space on each tile. You had to unscramble all of them to come up with "In what year was It's a Small World rededicated? Things like that.......gathering stuff was like a napkin, sugar packet, a Stitch sticker from the DVC booth, etc. A lot of fun but I sure wish I had felt better.

The panic attack is not fun & you're so drained afterwards.......I actually was very proud of myself for not going back to the motel for the rest of the day. I also was excited I figured out the puzzle....my brain was fried & that was about the only thing I was able to contribute to the hunt.

Oh the money thing.....woof.....why can't it be easier?!! I would have no problem pulling the kids if I got the opportunity to go during the holidays!!
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Love the latest installment and that is SO cool that you got to see the park decorated for Mardi Gras as well as the characters dressed up!! I love that you got to see the Alligator and Katy really loves Tiana. Her fav used to be Ariel but she wants to be a chef and now she REALLY likes Tiana! They would have LOVED that whole thing!!

I am so sorry you had that attack. I get major anxiety and don't know that I have had an actual "attack" but I get lots of anxiety and get real anxious and upset and have a hard time sleeping, get sick to my stomach, sweaty hands etc when I start worrying about stuff so I can def empathize!! Glad you were able to get the first aid to help you!!

The group pic is nice and I was trying to figure out who the people were that you didn't know and I don't recognize them either LOL so they must be new??

That is also a bummer that fantasmic was cancelled but sounds like the fireworks were nice!

As always looking forward to the next installment!!
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I got some real nice meds there for it. Some that I wouldn't take anywhere else for sure.
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