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Old 11-16-2010, 09:54 AM   #16
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Just read your review of Sanaa. I've heard good things about it and Boma as well but I'm not sure if I'd like either. I think I would go just to check out AKL! Never been!

I love the Tough to be a Bug line. The photo ops of the tree are the best! So much detail went into it!
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:51 AM   #17
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Sounds like you had a great day at AK! I really want to try Sanaa one of these trips...I don't know if I've read a single bad thing about it!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #18
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Ooh, I can't believe no one has gotten the "GO-Rilla" reference yet. It's in Disney's "Tarzan" of course! Specifically when Clayton and Tarzan meet for the first time. Love that movie!

At least you got a shot of a gorilla. Sometimes they are too sh to come out in the open. I've never see the parade. DH is not one for parades, but I know when we take the family in October he's going to have to suck it up! I'll finally get to see all of them! Not to mention Nemo, never seen it. Can't wait!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #19
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Just read your review of Sanaa. I've heard good things about it and Boma as well but I'm not sure if I'd like either. I think I would go just to check out AKL! Never been!

I love the Tough to be a Bug line. The photo ops of the tree are the best! So much detail went into it!
I'm not big into spicy or exotic foods, but I thought Sanaa was pretty tame. They also have a burger on their menu, so when all else fails...

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Sounds like you had a great day at AK! I really want to try Sanaa one of these trips...I don't know if I've read a single bad thing about it!
We had a really easy going day at the AK. It was great!

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Ooh, I can't believe no one has gotten the "GO-Rilla" reference yet. It's in Disney's "Tarzan" of course! Specifically when Clayton and Tarzan meet for the first time. Love that movie!

At least you got a shot of a gorilla. Sometimes they are too sh to come out in the open. I've never see the parade. DH is not one for parades, but I know when we take the family in October he's going to have to suck it up! I'll finally get to see all of them! Not to mention Nemo, never seen it. Can't wait!
Nope Not the gorilla reference!

Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DH0u...eature=related starting at 9:10

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #20
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Nope Not the gorilla reference!



I'll have to wait until I get home to see the actual reference. No You Tube at work.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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Great update, Kelly. We definitely want to do Nemo next year (we did Lion King this year); we've also never done Flights of Wonder. I love the Jammin' Parade too.
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I'll have to wait until I get home to see the actual reference. No You Tube at work.
Lame. Whose decision was that?

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Great update, Kelly. We definitely want to do Nemo next year (we did Lion King this year); we've also never done Flights of Wonder. I love the Jammin' Parade too.
Flights of Wonder was really neat, I'm glad we finally did it!
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #23
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I'm in love with your TR!
Keep up the great work!
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #24
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Keep up the great work!
Thanks! Guess I better get moving if I want to finish it by the time I leave for my next trip!

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #25
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Day3

Our original plan for Monday was to head over to Hollywood Studios for Rope Drop and then head over to Epcot for more Food & Wine goodness. That all changed about a month or so before we left. My Mom and I were talking about how good we had heard the Wave was. So we decided to go for breakfast! I had a very easy time getting an 830am ADR. And when we walked in, we could see why! It was totally empty except for maybe 8 tables. We had a fantastic breakfast, but our waitress was a little flaky. All in all, I'd be back! You can find my full review of the Wave here.

After breakfast, Geoff & I headed over to Epcot while my parents had a golf date. We started by hitting Innoventions. Geoff is an engineer, he works for a company that is one of Raytheon's competitors. So we wanted to try their new "Sum of All Thrills" at Innoventions.

We giggled through the opening movie as it kept telling us what engineers did, but they made it really really simple. So of course I kept teasing him after we were done with the video. We made our roller coaster (it was pretty tame) and then had the chance to ride it. All in all, we enjoyed the experience, even if we were laughing. I think it's a great exhibit to show what you can do with math & science, and seeing how we're math & science geeks, we appreciated it

After that, we made our way over to the Land pavilion to grab our Soarin' FP and ride Living with the Land!
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I always enjoy Living with the Land. I know it's simple, but I like going through the Greenhouse.

From there we headed over to Test Track and opted for the Single Rider line. And...the ride promptly stopped working. Only for about 10-15 minutes, but it was right before we were about to get on! It eventually started back up and we got on. After getting off, we headed over to the F&W Festival Center (in the old Wonders of Life building...*sigh* I miss Cranium Command!)

I got myself a fabulous spoon rest at the Festival Store & we picked up our Gift Card wristlet for the kiosks. We explored a bit, but didn't see anything that ZOMG WE NEED RIGHT NOW. So we left and made our way back towards the World Showcase.

We very lazily made our way around the pavilions & kiosks. To be honest...we didn't do much. We caught a Voices of Liberty performance in America, but I don't think we stayed to watch the American show.


Eventually we decided it was a good time to use our Soarin' FP and then head out for our mid-day break. If you want to look at the F&W reviews, look here.

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #26
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Around 5, we headed back into Epcot with my parents to explore the F&W kiosks for dinner.







One of my Dad's favorite rides is Spaceship Earth (the other being Small World. ) So upon entering, we of course had to stop.

Greetings from the future:


Afterwards, we headed right back to the kiosks to get noshing...with a quick side stop at the shop before entering to get my parents a wrist gift card as well. (Side note: we really liked these, it made it easy for Geoff & I to put our own money on it and then share food without going, "well, you got the last one, so I'll get this one...)



My Mom really wanted to start with some champagne...this is what she got:

After the first week, they apparently raised the prices and started pouring real pours. ^That was just sad. You can read all about everything else we got here.

We again made our way around the World Showcase, sampling tasty dishes and just enjoying being outside on a gorgeous night. We found a Photopass Photographer when we were rounding France who took this shot (possibly my favorite of the trip!)


I also decided to play with my Gorillapod and see what kind of nighttime shots I could take!
I'll share some of the better ones! In Japan:


Outside Italy:


Right before Illuminations we headed back to the Condo. A rather unexciting day, but it's the kind of Disney day I love

Up next: A FULL day at the MK!

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Nice update. I like the slower paced days every once in awhile...it helps to keep your sanity.

Looking forward to your full day at the MK.
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Spaceship Earth ride shot is great lol. I was so bummed, ours didn't work! We got the generic, computer generated faces. Everybody else's seemed to work. I blamed Kris and said he must've done something Disney didn't like and they refused to show our pictures.
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I also decided to play with my Gorillapod and see what kind of nighttime shots I could take!
I'll share some of the better ones! In Japan:

Ooh Kelly, that one is BEAUTIFUL! You should share that one on the Picture of the Day Thread!

I will definitely have to try and convince my DH to explore Future World in Epcot more when we are there in April. There are so many things I've never seen.
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I totally love his Pleepleus shirt! My fiance and I both have Pleepleus shirts and we wear them to Epcot, too No one ever knows what it is when we have them on...I can't wait to tell Scott someone else has one
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