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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #886
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Okay, now that I've finally finished my New Years TR I guess I should get on to my other two trips last year. I don't want you finishing this one before I can post about at least some of the common parts of our trip! I already let jenbear get ahead of me on hers..........
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #887
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So once we had decided to get our Butter Beer I was about to head into the pub, but Katharina then pointed out that there was no one in line at the Butter Beer cart right next to us. Yes, it was more or less empty there!!
Better safe than sorry. Still, given the stories I've heard about the crowds, it's amazing you had such a great experience!

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We once again just walked onto the ride... And then walked back in again. I feel like we had a very special experience because I am sure very few people ever experienced as much time in such an uncrowded WWoHP as we did that day. It was really just perfect!
Again, this is unheard of!

And I admit it: the puking guy in the window made me laugh.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #888
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Fun update! How magical really, with the low crowds, just wonderful that you were able to go back and experience so much.

There are other refreshments though...pumpkin juice...hog's head red and a slew of other things on tap, beer wise. Interesting tidbit. Apparently when the Hogs Head opened, they had a full bar. People apparently imbibed too much or overstayed their welcome so they got rid of all the bar stools (looks like they've since come back in your picture but there were none there when we went) and changed it to beer (and I assume wine) only as the alchoholic offerings.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:22 PM   #889
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I am still here and reading along! I had slowly caught up over the past few weeks, reading when I could. Loving your Universal/IoA report! I really want to try this park sometime soon, I know Henry would adore the Dr. Suess area.

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This isn't all that uncommon of a sight here in Queens! It usually isn't that much stuff, but I can think of 3 locations, right off the top of my head, that I walk past often with stuff chained to a pole. A grocery cart in one of them, and a stroller in another! The other one is just a bunch of junk. It's a homeless persons' stuff, and they want to keep what they do have as safe as they can. Kinda sad... but interesting that Universal has it as part of their theming! I do wonder if that is there all year long...
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Great Idea

Just got a chance to read about "more Butterbeer" ... I'm envious of those reallllllyyy minimal crowds during your visit ... had to be a blast!!

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Hi and to our TR! It is always great to see new readers posting!!
Happy to be reading along ... I love the great photos!!
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To be honest, unless you think your kids will be fine to stay up until 12 am in a rather crowded park, I would rather not spend so much money on party tickets.

Maybe get dinner at the Polynesian one evening when there is a party and go down to the beach to watch the fireworks from there?
I Really appreciated your input on this ... I'm going to have a solid sit-down with them and run down a "pros/cons" kind of thing!!
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I am not sure how adventurous your kids are, a lot of the rides at IoA are more on the scary side and I know that at 10 I would not have enjoyed a lot of the rides. But then I also hated E.T. because that was a scary movie for me...
ET definitely had it's intense moments ... but hey, it helped me LOVE Reese's Pieces so all "intensity" was forgiven!!

Thanks for the great thought on IoA. It would definitely be a "conflicted" trip - both of my boys would be absolutely gung-ho to get on every ride ... so would I ... so would Jamie ... but my daughter would be a "no" to a LOT of them. So we'd definitely end up with some "juggling" on our hands. I'm going to check-out Cynthia's experience ... thanks for the referral.
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Hi there, I just wanted to remind a certain someone that there still is a TR to write
And I wanted to share with you that I had to mark today in our calendar (we do that when one of us does or says something very much contrary to what he or she did or said before). When I told my DH tonight about a close friend who is planning a trip to Paris and DLP, he said in a kind of jealous voice "Oh, I want to go to Eurodisneyland too" THAT was the first time ever he said he would really want to go to a Disney park Okay, a bad day at work might have helped the wish to just be somewhere else...
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Ummm yeah Katharina is right we are all waiting ...... No pressure or anything.....
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When I told my DH tonight about a close friend who is planning a trip to Paris and DLP, he said in a kind of jealous voice "Oh, I want to go to Eurodisneyland too" THAT was the first time ever he said he would really want to go to a Disney park Okay, a bad day at work might have helped the wish to just be somewhere else...
RUN with it!!!! book now before he changes his mind!
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #895
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Hi there, I just wanted to remind a certain someone that there still is a TR to write
And I wanted to share with you that I had to mark today in our calendar (we do that when one of us does or says something very much contrary to what he or she did or said before). When I told my DH tonight about a close friend who is planning a trip to Paris and DLP, he said in a kind of jealous voice "Oh, I want to go to Eurodisneyland too" THAT was the first time ever he said he would really want to go to a Disney park Okay, a bad day at work might have helped the wish to just be somewhere else...
So what are your dates and which hotel are you staying in?
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So what are your dates and which hotel are you staying in?
Well, we already have a plan - but very much in the future. We plan to go to France 2013 in the summer, to Normandy and Bretagne with a stop at DLP.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #897
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #898
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Joining in,....and do I know you?

Just joined your TR.....haven't started reading yet, but was curious-and this may be totally CRAZY--but you look very familiar...did we go to school in Danmark together back in 89-90?

if so, please PM me!!!



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Just joined your TR.....haven't started reading yet, but was curious-and this may be totally CRAZY--but you look very familiar...did we go to school in Danmark together back in 89-90?

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Hi Katharina! It truly is a small world if we can be reconnected after 20 years on the Disboards! And it was you, not Magdalene, that I recognized right away! (well hoped it was you! )


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