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Old 04-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #91
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The parade pictures were fun. I also love Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. They are such fun show.
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Yay!!! Sooze is back with 2 updates!!! Awesome!

Love the Block Party Bash pictures! We saw it for the first time last summer and Jeremy loved it. It was the one parade he would get up and dance to!! I have read mixed reviews about the current parade so I am anxious to see it.

We loved AK EMH's at night. I think it is too bad they don't offer them anymore. Did you feel like you were the only people in that park at times? We did!! It was sometimes creepy!

I started a pretrip for our summer trip. Check out my siggie. We are so excited about buying DVC. I can't thank you enough for letting use your name as a referral. We definitely have to plan a Dis meet sometime while we are there.

Can't wait to read more.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:34 AM   #93
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The parade pictures were fun. I also love Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. They are such fun show.
I wonder if I'll EVER get tired of watching those shows... I'm thinking not! I also think I will miss Block Party Bash. From what I've heard, the replacement parade is nowhere NEAR as fun. Boo...

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Yay!!! Sooze is back with 2 updates!!! Awesome!

Love the Block Party Bash pictures! We saw it for the first time last summer and Jeremy loved it. It was the one parade he would get up and dance to!! I have read mixed reviews about the current parade so I am anxious to see it.

We loved AK EMH's at night. I think it is too bad they don't offer them anymore. Did you feel like you were the only people in that park at times? We did!! It was sometimes creepy!

I started a pretrip for our summer trip. Check out my siggie. We are so excited about buying DVC. I can't thank you enough for letting use your name as a referral. We definitely have to plan a Dis meet sometime while we are there.

Can't wait to read more.

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I'm so glad there are some of you still hanging around.. it means a LOT to me.. thanks!!

I didn't know they are not offering EMH at AK anymore... that's what a few months away from the DIS will do to ya! How sad... Those were AWESOME!!

I visited your PTR... I sure am hoping to make an appearance in that trip report I will be traveling with my WHOLE family (including in-laws), so it may just be a drive-by DisMeet... but we MUST make it happen!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #94
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1st stop was past the dino-snack stand, where I found these neat details in the pavement that I had never noticed before:
I've never noticed that, either! Wonder if they're new?

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Finally, we met back up with the boys and secured a nice spot for the Osborne Lights. We sat for a good 30 minutes, but it was a wonderful wait. We just chatted as a family, people watched, and built up the excitement for the upcoming spectacle!!
BEST way to start the Lights show, for sure!

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What more could you ask, right?!
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Ah.. the start of day 3… and one of my most favorite experiences ever. Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom with just me and my girl. Heaven on Earth! The boys slept in and went to Epcot. You will not be hearing from them for a long while. Shae and I were off to ride all of her favorites, and to find as many princesses as we could..even if we had to wait for over an hour. Uh… yeeeeaaaahhhhh…. We did.

Now, don’t gasp, or fall out of your comfy computer chair, but our family has NEVER been to Magic Kingdom in time to see the opening show. For reals. But today…. Today was our day!



Just look at that sky!





Does anyone else wonder why Stitch is still such a big deal, and you can find him EVERYWHERE for character meet and greets, but they don’t have Phineas and Ferb anywhere? (Or other much more current characters?) Just a thought.



The lucky, chosen family!





Come on in, y’all!



Our first mission was to ride Dumbo.


The last time Shaelyn rode this, she was in my belly. I know… TMI. But, we have a picture of Ty and me on Dumbo when I was very very early in my pregnancy with Shae, and whenever we look at that picture, Shae points to my belly and says, “I was riding Dumbo, too!” We have never gotten back on because that line is just TORTURE!!! And for a ride that really isn’t about the RIDE, but more about the classic nature and historical importance, it’s just not worth the long wait for us. But since we were up at the crack of dawn, we didn’t have to wait at all!

Finally!!


Dumbo rear-end shot!



Ready to go:


So happy for this awesome day!



One of the BEST parts about riding Dumbo, was getting a bird’s eye view of the Fantasyland expansion construction. Of course, this was almost 6 MONTHS ago (My goodness, I am a terrible TR writer….), so when I go back in a month and a half, I’ll have to do this again and post the pictures right away! Anyway… here’s what the construction looked like a half a year ago….






And a view from our elephant:




Our next stop was Cinderella’s carousel (which I heard the prince has now taken over… shame….) and our mission was to find Cindy’s horse! Since there was NO ONE waiting, we asked the CM for help, and she helped us locate the special mare!



You all know that the horse has a gold ribbon on its tail. Well, just in case you’re wondering what that looks like (because I always did!), here it is.



We rode the carousel 3 times, without having to get off. Really. Nobody wanted to ride the carousel this morning. Fine with us!

After dizzying ourselves, it was time for some Pooh! I really had not kept up-to-date on the Pooh rehab, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the new queue. Here are those interactive honey walls everyone loves. Well, except maybe the germ-o-phobes… ick!!





Ready to bounce, float, and get Pooh-i-fied!



Just loving it!!



So, was Shae done with making me dizzy today? Oh… NO she wasn’t!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #96
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After enjoying Pooh’s ride, we ended up here:



Yes… the teacups. One of Shaelyn’s absolute favorites. And with the lack of crowds, I knew I was in for several of these in a row.



Aw, Mommy…. I wouldn’t do that to YOU…



And, surprisingly, she DIDN’T!! We rode it once, then embarked on our journey to find Rapunzel. Tangled was actually opening in theaters while we were on this trip. And while we hadn’t seen the movie yet, Shae was already obsessed with Disney’s latest princess. We got some information about where to find her and when, then continued on to Tomorrowland for some BLY.



Then some TTA



I got picture happy on TTA. So enjoy your tour of Tommorowland!




















Now.. the fun begins. After exiting TTA, Shaelyn promptly announces that she needs to get her spin on … again…



2nd time….



…and the camera was busy!!











And after that?

Uh….. yeah…. Here we go again….

3rd time, Shae?



Yes, Mommy…. 3rd time!!



We wrapped up our EMH riding It’s a Small World…

Twice…



By now the crowds were here, and the princesses were available. So we spent the next several hours getting our princess on!! Come back for some great pictures!!
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Wow! That's a lot of teacup rides! My tummy could never take it, sadly. But I LOVED Shae's face before you guys rode - hilarious!
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Wow! That's a lot of teacup rides! My tummy could never take it, sadly. But I LOVED Shae's face before you guys rode - hilarious!
Thanks, Jen! She is becoming quite the expressive diva!
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Yeah you updated

What a fun morning you and Shae must have had with those low crowds, but yikes for three times on the teacups in a row lol

Can't wait to see the princess pics
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I was great the amount of rides you were able to accomplished before the crowd arrived. I look forward to the princess pictures.
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What a fun morning you and Shae must have had with those low crowds, but yikes for three times on the teacups in a row lol

Can't wait to see the princess pics
They shut me down... it had been so long since I updated!! I had to ask OhMari to open the trip report for me again. I'm so ashamed!!

EMH in the AM at MK..... they are the best!! We always cram a LOT in, even if it has to be the teacups 3 times... good thing I have a strong stomach!

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I was great the amount of rides you were able to accomplished before the crowd arrived. I look forward to the princess pictures.
I'm looking forward to sharing them with you!! We just love our princesses!!
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Wow, you have me convinced, we have got to do EMH's more this trip. You got so much done in that hour!

I think it is great you got some alone time with Shaelyn. It looks like you had so much fun. I think it is great she is still wearing those princess ears. She looks like such a little princess herself.

Isn't the MK opening just great! We have to catch it at least once every trip.

Never knew that about Cindy's horse on the carousel. I will have to look for it this trip.

I can't wait to ride Dumbo this time to see the expansion. I saw a picture the other day of part of the new Beast castle. Have you seen that?

Okay, so we are down to less than 6 weeks so we will have to compare schedules and see when we can hook up for a dis meet. I know you have family traveling with you so I can leave it up to you. Other than dining reservations, we are pretty flexible.
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Looks like you had such a fun morning with Shae. I love going to MK first thing in the morning and experiencing a lot of attractions in a short amount of time. And it looks like the weather was cooperating too. Shae looks so happy in all of the pictures. Can't wait for the new expanded fantasyland, should be really great when it is completed.
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Wow, you have me convinced, we have got to do EMH's more this trip. You got so much done in that hour!
YES! Especially at MK! It's a pain getting up that early, but not really. I mean, how hard is it to get up and get going when Disney World is waiting!!! Plus, you feel good about going back to the resort for pool/nap time later!

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I agree. Such special memories! And those ears... wow! They have more than paid for themselves with the use they have gotten. I expect to see them even more on our next trip!

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Isn't the MK opening just great! We have to catch it at least once every trip.
For sure! When we go in June, we are taking my DH's family.. we must make sure we catch that show as a grand gathering!

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Never knew that about Cindy's horse on the carousel. I will have to look for it this trip.
I taught you something new!! Of course, if it's crowded, it'd be hard to spend the time looking for it. You'll have to do so when you attempt EMH, right?

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I saw the updated pics on the blog here. Wow.. that castle looks awesome!! Sure hope it doesn't take away from Cinderella's castle... but I'm assuming the Imagineers have that all figured out!

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Maybe we can meet up for fireworks, or something. When we get closer, I'll PM you with my cell phone #, so we can keep tabs on each other!

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Looks like you had such a fun morning with Shae. I love going to MK first thing in the morning and experiencing a lot of attractions in a short amount of time. And it looks like the weather was cooperating too. Shae looks so happy in all of the pictures. Can't wait for the new expanded fantasyland, should be really great when it is completed.
I am DROOLING at the thought of the new Fantasyland. Shae will be the perfect age to soak up all of the princess goodness!!! The two of us DID share a perfect morning together... and the best is yet to come!

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Fllllleeeeeeeeeeesafloooooose

You really haven't finished this TR yet? Geeez, you'd think you're busy or something. :-) Love you Floooooooose..........your pictures make me giddy about our December trip! I'm very close to booking AKV 1 bedroom----wish me luck!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
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