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Old 05-30-2011, 08:47 AM   #91
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After PP we went to get FPs for Winnie the Pooh, and SURPRISE! We got surprise FPs for Mickeyís Philharmagic!




So we went right in since the next show was starting soon! It was really nice because itís not something we normally do in WDW. Weíve seen it of course, but itís not a must-do for us, so we usually skip it. I was excited to see it again, and I actually laughed out loud quite a bit! After the show, we headed over to ride Winnie the Pooh.


















It was past lunchtime, so we were getting hungry. We headed over to Cosmic Rays, and it was CROWDED! Like angry moms snapping at other angry moms! Eek! We made it safely to the counter to order a cheeseburger for step dad and I and a Greek salad for mom. Now finding a table is a whole other story! Step dad and I scouted the entire restaurant, dodging angry moms and screaming children. Finally,,,,a table! One tiny table open on the first floor! I ran (I mean RAN) as fast as I could without hurting anyone (or myself). Snag! I scored big! I almost started doing the happy dance right there! Mom and step dad found me, and we ate our meal quickly to avoid being trampled by other desperate guests! So quickly in fact that I was not able to take a picture of our meal! Oh well, our meal tonight would make up for it!!
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Wow at them tour groups - am glad the CM said something to them!

Great pics of It's a Small World. Eek at the story of the girl cramming herself next to you - does not sound like a pleasant experience. Am glad you managed to contain your laughter until after the ride!!

Btw I love, love, love the castle pic at the end of the update

Edit: Am looking forward to hearing where you ate that night after all the chaos at Cosmic Rays!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:33 AM   #93
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I just found your trip report and I am subbing!!!

What days in July did you go on this trip because I was also in Disney in July?
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Love the photo of the castle... great perspective!

You guys really did laugh a lot on your trip!
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Wow at them tour groups - am glad the CM said something to them!

Great pics of It's a Small World. Eek at the story of the girl cramming herself next to you - does not sound like a pleasant experience. Am glad you managed to contain your laughter until after the ride!!

Btw I love, love, love the castle pic at the end of the update

Edit: Am looking forward to hearing where you ate that night after all the chaos at Cosmic Rays!
Me too!!

Thank you! We took a lot of them! HAHA I know that was too funny, and shocking! I was still in shock until the ride stopped!

Thank you! I love castle pictures

Oh it was delicious, and so fun!


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What days in July did you go on this trip because I was also in Disney in July?
Welcome! Glad you're in!!

We were there from July 8th- 19th. Wonder if we saw you! Where did you stay?


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Love the photo of the castle... great perspective!

You guys really did laugh a lot on your trip!
Thank you!

We really did laugh a lot! We have a hard time keeping it together sometimes!
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Just missed you! We were there from June 23- July 3 and we stayed at the Contemporary
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Really enjoying your TR! Your pictures are great! We just returned a few weeks ago from our trip and your pictures are bringing back so many memories!

We are from VT too!

Congratulations on your graduation from Vermont Academy! We live only about 10 miles from there!

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip, hope you have more to share!
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Great update & great pictures! I really enjoyed that one picture looking up at the castle.
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Just missed you! We were there from June 23- July 3 and we stayed at the Contemporary
Oh darn! Just by a couple days! I hope you had a great trip though!!

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Really enjoying your TR! Your pictures are great! We just returned a few weeks ago from our trip and your pictures are bringing back so many memories!

We are from VT too!

Congratulations on your graduation from Vermont Academy! We live only about 10 miles from there!

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip, hope you have more to share!
Thank you! We took a ton of pics this trip! haha


Woooo!!! Welcome fellow Vermonter! That's awesome (and surprising!!)

Thank you! Oh really? It's a really pretty campus!

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Great update & great pictures! I really enjoyed that one picture looking up at the castle.
Thank you! I like that one too It makes me feel like I'm there walking by the castle! *Sigh*
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After lunch, we headed back to the hotel because we had to do laundry and explore a bit before our dinner!

On the way back from the monorail.










When we returned to our room we found cards and chocolate waiting for us because of our celebrations!! It was so sweet!









Mom took some great pictures of the view from our room!












Okay, we NEEDED to do laundry! But, our room was on the complete opposite side of the resort from the laundry room. Figures. Well, we gathered up our dirty clothes and trudged across the beautiful resort! It was beginning to get cloudy, and we figured it was time for the regular 3pm thunder storm, so we decided to hurry up! HOWEVER! When we got to the laundry room, we discovered that the change machine was broken. Cool. We schlepped over to the Great Ceremonial House where we broke a few bills for change at the gift store. Back we went to the laundry room, only to find that there was no laundry detergent in the machine either! Okay, this is getting ridiculous! We went BACK to the GCH to buy detergent, and FINALLY we were able to start our laundry!!!!!!
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Emma - I am subbing and coming back to read when I can see your pictures (on a restricted computer right now).

My son is graduating from HS next week and I so wish he had wanted a graduation trip to the world. Nah - he rather go to the beach with his HS friends. Go figure.

Looking forward to reading about your adventures!
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We strolled around the resort, taking LOTS of pictures, and then we went back () into the GCH to wait for our laundry instead of going back to the room. I took pictures of the amazing scenery, and we relaxed in the lobby.

Step Dad watching us from the balcony



















Hint for dinner: Thatís where weíll be tonight!!!



Back in the GCH








Step dad had joined us by then, and we were all sitting in the lobby of the GCH looking out the window when all of a sudden, it started POURING! And I mean pouring HARD!! Uh, oh! Thunder and lightning- the whole shebang!




I love thunder, donít get me wrong, but our dinner for that night was partially outside, and I did not want to miss it!!!! Luckily it didnít last long and we were able to finish our laundry, and get back to the Hawaii building where we dumped our clothes in the room and went down to the CL to grab a bite to eat since the dinner didnít start till 8.


We lounged around and got ready for dinner. We donned our Hawaiian attire and made our way to Luau Cove where we waited (and waited, and waited, and waited) to be seated forÖ The Spirit of Aloha Luau!!! They took our picture in the queue:




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My son is graduating from HS next week and I so wish he had wanted a graduation trip to the world. Nah - he rather go to the beach with his HS friends. Go figure.

Looking forward to reading about your adventures!
Welcome! Glad you're in!

Yeah, my mom was REALLY pushing for a WDW graduation trip, but luckily I had no objections! A beach does sound lovely though!!!
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Man, that rain was coming down hard! So glad it cleared up for y'all to be able to go to the luau. That sounds like quite the fiasco y'all had to get the laundry done. I thought I was going to have do laundry while we were at WL, before heading to our cruise. But, thankfully, I was able to pack to where I didn't have to do that. I was not looking forward to it.
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Man, that rain was coming down hard! So glad it cleared up for y'all to be able to go to the luau. That sounds like quite the fiasco y'all had to get the laundry done. I thought I was going to have do laundry while we were at WL, before heading to our cruise. But, thankfully, I was able to pack to where I didn't have to do that. I was not looking forward to it.
I know, it was a very intense storm! It only lasted for 20 minutes though! It was so funny because we were trying to do it as fast as possible because we knew the rain was coming and we didn't want to be stuck in it!! Glad you didn't have to do laundry! It's always a pain on vacation!
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