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Old 05-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #121
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WOAH! I missed a bunch of stuff!

WOAH! I missed a bunch of stuff! I don't think my User CP is updating right, because I had no idea I missed the Shuttle launch day!

The pictures of the shuttle launch are great! I can't believe that you waited so long! Such patience! I am glad that you thought it was worth it. Definitely a once in a lifetime chance. Thankfully the launch actually took place that day- what a bummer it could have been if it was cancelled!

I am loving your loot from DTD! "My other car is the monorail" The Mary Poppins stuff is perfect!

Oh Goofy and his Candy Candy Candy! Someday that place is going to be the death of me. Even when I have just eaten, I still end up buying too much in there!

I will have to remember to pick stuff up when I see it on our next trip. I always say 'I'll get it later' and don't want to end up missing out! I wonder what WDW's return policy is? Because I would be worried about buying something now and then finding something I like/want more later!

I have to say that I am completely shocked that they didn't have a Presidents Day or Hall of Presidents pin! We were at EPCOT once on May 17th, which apparently is Norwegian Constitution Day. They had special pins for that day!!

Hmmm. .. . I think that is all I wanted to comment on. . . .I'll come back if I remember anything else!
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:08 PM   #122
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Told you it was packed!


I think it had to do with the Princess 1/2 Marathon that was that weekend. People were starting to arrive at WDW for that and apparently all came to the MK!

Oh my goodness!! I took me reading this to finally realize that you were there at the same time we were, or at least part of it since we were there for the Princess 1/2! I can't believe that both of us were in Disney at the same time and we had no idea! We were there from the 25-28th!! I'm sad now that I know I could have met you in person! Doggone it!!

I feel like such a moron for just now realizing it!! DUH!
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #123
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That is way too many people!!! Hahaha. Well, I'm sure Disney isn't complaining...

I'm glad to see your pics from POR...that's where Wingnut and I are contemplating staying next!
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #124
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Those crowds are yucky

Hey our cars can be twins now!!!! Or at least me and Dan's cars can

What is going on near Adventureland that the wall is up?

The new Tortuga Restaurant is never open when we are there either. When IS it open?

How was the taco salad?
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:33 PM   #125
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Great updates!! I always love seeing people's souvenirs. And I totally agree with you about buy something if you want it! While most of the merchandise is the same everywhere, every once in a while there is something that you have to go on a quest for. I just mentioned in my TR how I had the hardest time finding the Rapunzel pin because I said I'd get it later. Luckily I managed to find it but grr, it was frustrating. OK, sorry for that long story.

Mmm, Earl of Sandwich sounds so good right about now. My stomach is growling!
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I have to say that I am completely shocked that they didn't have a Presidents Day or Hall of Presidents pin! We were at EPCOT once on May 17th, which apparently is Norwegian Constitution Day. They had special pins for that day!!
I know it! I was so shocked too. I wrote Disney Parks an email, no response back but I just couldn't believe it!

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Oh my goodness!! I took me reading this to finally realize that you were there at the same time we were, or at least part of it since we were there for the Princess 1/2! I can't believe that both of us were in Disney at the same time and we had no idea! We were there from the 25-28th!! I'm sad now that I know I could have met you in person! Doggone it!!

I feel like such a moron for just now realizing it!! DUH!
Oh man! What a bummer! We totally could have met up! Are you on Facebook? If you are, PM me, we can be friends and make sure we know when we are going back to Disney!

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That is way too many people!!! Hahaha. Well, I'm sure Disney isn't complaining...

I'm glad to see your pics from POR...that's where Wingnut and I are contemplating staying next!
POR is definitely a gorgeous resort. I highly recommend Magnolia Bend!

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Those crowds are yucky

Hey our cars can be twins now!!!! Or at least me and Dan's cars can

What is going on near Adventureland that the wall is up?

The new Tortuga Restaurant is never open when we are there either. When IS it open?

How was the taco salad?
Car twins

They were working on the bridge to Adventureland. You had to walk basically through the area where Ariel's meets usually are.

I bet the new Tortuga Restaurant is only open during peak season, when I'm never there!


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Great updates!! I always love seeing people's souvenirs. And I totally agree with you about buy something if you want it! While most of the merchandise is the same everywhere, every once in a while there is something that you have to go on a quest for. I just mentioned in my TR how I had the hardest time finding the Rapunzel pin because I said I'd get it later. Luckily I managed to find it but grr, it was frustrating. OK, sorry for that long story.

Mmm, Earl of Sandwich sounds so good right about now. My stomach is growling!
Not a long story, a good one! People need to know if you want it, buy it! You can always return it but if you can't find it again, man what a pain!
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I love all of your DTD finds! I am definitely checking out the kitchen store while I'm there. I don't think I knew there was one? I always think about going in the one at MK, but I never feel like lugging all that stuff through the park.

I can't believe the crowds at MK! That is seriously scary! I love Maurice's cart - that is so cute! And what is the new Tortuga place? Is that where the Pirate & Parrot (or whatever it's called) was? That place is never open! Why do they even have it?
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I love all of your DTD finds! I am definitely checking out the kitchen store while I'm there. I don't think I knew there was one? I always think about going in the one at MK, but I never feel like lugging all that stuff through the park.

I can't believe the crowds at MK! That is seriously scary! I love Maurice's cart - that is so cute! And what is the new Tortuga place? Is that where the Pirate & Parrot (or whatever it's called) was? That place is never open! Why do they even have it?

I found the name! Its Mickey's Pantry.

Now that you will be staying on property, just have it shipped to your room at no charge!

Yes the new Tortuga was the El Pirata y El Perico restaurant. Has ANYONE seen it open?!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #129
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Found your trip report and I am enjoying it. Back in November of 06 DH and I went to Disney by ourselves and we happene to catch a shuttle launch from the viewing platform of the Cali Grill. It was at night. I could not belive how bright it was from 60 miles away. How cool to be so close.

Looks like you bought some fun souvenirs. Can't wait to hear about hte rest of your trip.
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Found your trip report and I am enjoying it. Back in November of 06 DH and I went to Disney by ourselves and we happene to catch a shuttle launch from the viewing platform of the Cali Grill. It was at night. I could not belive how bright it was from 60 miles away. How cool to be so close.

Looks like you bought some fun souvenirs. Can't wait to hear about hte rest of your trip.
Thanks for reading Disneybuckeye!

That must have been an amazing site from the top of Cali Grill! Very cool!
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"Now its time to say goodbye..."

That it is, the last Disney day.

We slept in as long as we could and planned to be out at 11am, official check-out time.

I took a few more shots of our room.

Mousekeeping made us a toothbrush holder


Hidden Mickey in the divider curtain


and also in the bedspread


We filled the cooler with ice and headed out. We decided to have lunch at AKL Mara so we could pick up some Zebra Domes to bring home!



During lunch, Tyler told us that he's ready to do a Disney cruise now

On the road around 1pm, we drove past Universal and could see Hogwarts in the distance


Jacksonville, FL


Goodbye warm air! Goodbye warm sun!


Of course, we had to hit traffic AGAIN on the way home.




We saw quite a few forest fires on the way also. See the smoke plume?


I believe we were still in GA when these jets flew overhead






Once in SC, you knew the South of the Border signs were coming












They are building a rollercoaster there now. See it on the right?


Cont...
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We took a power nap at a rest stop in Jersey before trucking the rest of the way home.

Once we hit CT, we were back to this


YUCK!


So not what you want to see after being in the nice warm sun all week


We had about 8" of snow in our driveway when we pulled in and we didn't shovel it, at all. I was done with winter after that vacation and I refused!

Well thats it folks. Thank you so much for reading and following along!

See ya real soon!
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Noooooooooo!!!! I can't believe this is the end!!
I've so enjoyed reading every bit of your report! I loved seeing all the signs on your trek home, and felt really bad that you had to come home to such stinky weather. After seeing all the pics from FL to SC, I definitely wasn't expecting to see snow!
Anyhoo--thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great report. I always love reading about your adventures. So when's the next one?
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Wow, what a contrast between all the Disney pics and the last ones with all the snow. Must not have been easy at all to adjust again.

Enjoyed the report. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
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I'm sad to see your TR is over!! Ugh wasn't the weather just awful this past winter?? I think seeing snow was pretty much unavoidable for like 3 months straight in the entire Northeast hahaha.

Great report? So is there a Disney cruise in your future...???
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