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Old 02-06-2011, 03:42 PM   #46
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:32 PM   #47
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Happy birthday Jake - my oldest is Jake also and he will be 18 in April and he just had his MAW in Disney.

I am following along. I also have chrons and 3 boys with mitochondrial disease.

We also live in Virginia - but up North - Alexandria.

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #48
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Happy Birthday to Jake!!! I hope you guys enjoyed the Japanese Steakhouse.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:57 PM   #49
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Day 2 December 13, 2010 Completed!!

Day 2 December 13, completed!! ~ FINALLY

First stop..... Zonko's Joke Shop...then Honeyduke's. Christopher and I waited outside while the rest of the family went shopping around. It was very crowded and no room for me wearing him and taking the stroller through. The decided on everything they wanted to buy later in the day. Next stop.... BUTTERBEER!! We walk along the cobblestone road and find the Butterbeer stand. 2 Butterbeers and 2 Pumpking Juices!! YUMMO!!! Holy cow, they were sooooo good. (Since I have nothing nice to say, I won't about the Pumpking Juice)

Off to Ollivanders Wand shop we go. The line is LONG. We approach the gentleman at the door, making sure the MAW and GKTW buttons along with her GAC are all visible (just in case) but no such luck. He says the wait is close to 2 hours. We head toward the end of the line since the kids want to ride the Flight of the Hippogriff in that direction anyway. We spot another lady dressed in Potter attire! We decide to ask about the lines and GKTW/MAW buttons. She said that it should get us front of the line... to go back and talk to the guy at the door again. So DH and Alli go back to the door, and the guy says, "OK come back in an hour". They come back and tell us. The lady says "No way. Come back in 15 minutes or so, I will be working at the door and you will get into the next show" While they were checking with the guy again, I inquired about Alli getting picked for the show. She said she would see what could happen when we came back!

On the way to the Flight of the Hippogriff, the kids are able to watch a bit of the TRIWIZARD SPIRIT RALLY. It was kinda cool.
On the ride... If you look closely you can see Brian and Jonathon in the last cart... and behind the mans head is Alli and Jake!!



And here they are coming off afterward.




Since we are right there we decide to go to the Castle. We can all go through there, and then the baby and I wait for them to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Because it was dark, not many of our pictures inside the castle were any good.

Dumbledore's Office


Back to Ollivanders. We got in within just a few short minutes. Once everyone was in, Ollivander came down the stairs and was ready to pick his Wand Shopper!! GUESS WHO!?!?!?


ALLISON


Getting Measured
First FLICK of the wand...


And the wand that CHOSE her!



How awesome that was!! She was tickled. Next we walk into the store Dervish and Banges to purchase her wand, and Jonathons.



More Butterbeer. This time we tried the Frozen version.



To the Dragon Challenge we go. Alli decides at the last minute she doesn't want to go. Jake rode alone (Jonathon wasn't tall enough and Brian couldn't fit in the seat properly)

It's time to take a break. Even though it doesn't seem like we did much....we did. The walking alone did Alli in. Across the bridge we go into Jurassic Park.
First stop, Jurassic Park Discovery Center for some food!








There wasn't anything else they wanted to do so we kept walking. We came upon Toon Lagoon... KEPT WALKING.. Remember it's only in the 40's. We made it into the Marvel Super Hero Island. Alli, Jake, Jonathon and Brian went on the Spiderman ride. Christopher and I waited in the shop. I start to hear sirens and look outside. ALL of the hereos are riding around on 4-wheelers. I am hoping they hurry up and get off the ride. They do.... We start to walk to the different locations for pictures. We got stuck in a shop and the door was blocked by 2 female hereos and it scared Jonathon. So we went out the other door. BUT apparently not before a Member of Management saw Allison's pins!! PIXIE DUST!!! She RUNS after us. When she catches up, she asks if we are marvel fans. I said that the kids are yes. She asked if we would like a personal meet and greet with ALL of them!! OF COURSE!!! So they escort us to where they will meet us!!!



They were all so nice. They talked to everyone of us and made us feel like no one else mattered. The interaction with the kids was incredible!!

The kids rode some more rides and back to Potter World we went to get some treats. At some point we took another break in the first aid station. Alli got some much needed rest, and I was able to feed the baby. Then we made the LONG journey back through IOA, CityWalk, and the walkway to the garage. Allison was so exhausted she fell asleep as soon as we got in the van. Once we got back to the Village the Gingerbread House was closed so we ordered from Katie's Kitchen. While we wait for it to be delivered, Jonathon and Alli play with their new wands.


The goodies from Harry Potter!!


We at the yummy food and off to bed we went!! Tomorrow, we split the day. Morning at Animal Kingdom, evening at EPCOT!! Hope you enjoyed our day as much as we did! (Sorry it took so long!)
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Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm so glad she got picked and you didn't have to wait!!!

Great update, we got a Chocolate frog too.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:20 PM   #51
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I got chillls reading that....and I swear it's not because it's minus zero in Boston The wand picking thing was fabulous! Plus these are some of the best pics I've seen of WWOHP yet! It's so real!!!! So happy that Allison had such a great day. Wouldn't recommend the pumpkin juice huh?
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How awesome that she did get picked!!! You can see what a great time she had because of her big smile in all her photos.

And the Marvel meet and greet, well that was pretty cool for them to not only to take the time to take the photos but to chit chat with you all too.

Wow, if this is any indication to her trip, I am guessing she had the time of her life.
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love your Harry Potter update
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #54
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Amazing update, AWESOME Photos.
I LOVE Harry Potter!!!!

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:13 AM   #55
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Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm so glad she got picked and you didn't have to wait!!!

Great update, we got a Chocolate frog too.
I was very hopeful. I thought that it would really just make her day if she could be picked!! Talk about some PIXIE DUST!

I think Alli and Jonathon ate the frog. I didn't have any desire. She did get me a cauldron cake, but we didn't enjoy that until we made it home.


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How awesome that she did get picked!!! You can see what a great time she had because of her big smile in all her photos.

And the Marvel meet and greet, well that was pretty cool for them to not only to take the time to take the photos but to chit chat with you all too.

Wow, if this is any indication to her trip, I am guessing she had the time of her life.
The only thing that would have made the day any better would have been warmer weather! But we won't complain because she had a GREAT day!

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Amazing update, AWESOME Photos.
I LOVE Harry Potter!!!!

We are a HUGE Harry Potter family!! WE LOVE IT!!
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WOOOHOOOO for getting picked and not waiting so long! Your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing!
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I got chillls reading that....and I swear it's not because it's minus zero in Boston The wand picking thing was fabulous! Plus these are some of the best pics I've seen of WWOHP yet! It's so real!!!! So happy that Allison had such a great day. Wouldn't recommend the pumpkin juice huh?
Somehow yours wasn't included in my reply....... thank you. Alli did have a great day. Hummmm pumpkin juice... I was taught not to say anything if you have nothing nice to say stick with the butterbeer!
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Awesome update!!! So happy you persisted and it paid off!
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i'm so glad your daughter had so much fun and she was chosen wonderful pixie dust
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Great update! Love the pics, esp the Marvel superheroes one. That is very cool that you got to meet them all at once. I would love to do that- and even better, she got picked for the wand choosing!!! Soooo cool! Thanks for sharing!
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