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Old 09-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #136
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Is it something from the villians store on Sunset Blvd?
Yep! It is the villian store.
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Is it something from the villians store on Sunset Blvd?
That was going to be my guess too.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #138
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That was going to be my guess too.
Nice to see you back on the Dis Lisa. Now the wedding is under your belt, you have time to breathe now?
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Nice to see you back on the Dis Lisa. Now the wedding is under your belt, you have time to breathe now?
I've got just a little bit more time to breathe than I did prior to the wedding. Hunter has football practice four days a week and ballgames at least once a week. Thank goodness the school treats their football players well and washes their uniforms for them every day.
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Chapter Eight: Toto…we’re not in Disney anymore!

Today was our Universal day. Each year we pick one park outside Disney and, most years, it’s Universal. Last year we tried Busch Gardens but was so disappointed, we went back to Universal this year. Maybe next year we will try Sea World. Any tips?

Anyway, we are up and out early so we can make the park’s 9 a.m. opening. We decided to pay the extra for priority parking. The walk to the parks is long enough as it is from priority. I can’t imagine parking even farther away. I am glad they at least have those moving sidewalks.

Making our way across the parking lots and breezeways, over the bridges, along the moving walkways, down the escalators, around the corners, through the boardwalk’s shops, restaurants, clubs and bars, among the kiosks, around the corner and across another bridge, we finally made it to the Universal gates. Of course, along the way, the crowds split off in two directions: the main crowd to Islands of Adventure and the lesser crowds to Universal. I was very happy to see so few people headed in our direction.



We always hit Universal first. It’s still our favorite of the two parks.

As we made our way through the gates, we headed off to the right towards ET. Most of the rest of the people went to the left towards the Mummy and the new roller coaster. Which, by the way, didn’t impress me in the least. Seems like a roller coaster for the sake of a roller coaster. Nothing special.

As is our custom, we hit ET first. I know, I know. It’s a kiddy ride, but we love it. But as we rounded the bend, that section had not yet opened. Ooooookay…

Off to MIB, another favorite of ours. Yep, it was open. So open, in fact that we were the only ones in line when they opened the doors and let us into the first room. Wait! Now there were about six of us as four teens ran up the walk and ducked in. Wait! Now there were about eight of us as a couple more came screaming up the walk. That should have been our first clue. Wait! Here come a few more. Now we are up to 10. Quick! Close the damned doors! Nope. Here come a couple more. By now we are up to about a dozen.

But this dozen sounded more like 100 with all the screaming and yelling and hooting and hollering. They were so loud; in fact, we could not hear a word the announcer was saying. By the time we hit the ‘elevator,’ my ears were bleeding and I was envying Leo’s hearing issues. I guess none of them noticed we were in a 10-by-10 metal box and there was really no need to YELL AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS! Maybe if they weren’t all trying to talk over each other all at once … sheesh. Clue one we are not at Disney anymore.

When the elevator doors opened and we piled out, we were nearly trampled as the boisterous brood ran like a bat out of hell down the hall. Leo and I just hung back a while to let them be on their merry way. They disappeared around a corner.

Once they were out of site, but never out of earshot, we started to move along the Q. I just wanted these kids far enough ahead of us so I couldn’t hear them over the monsters on the ride.

By the time we made it to the cars, the kids were long gone … thank you very much! We ended up getting a car all to ourselves and headed out to kill some alien bugs.

Love this ride.

Our final score was 132,000 to 78,000. Guess who won? I know this is not a very impressive score to any young ‘uns out there, but for us old farts, I think it’s pretty good.



After MIB … and getting our ears to stop ringing … we headed back to ET and were able to get on pretty quickly. There were about 30-40 people in line ahead of us, but that’s nothing. Once we headed through the doors and to the turn styles where you give your name, we darted for the shortest line. Never a good idea. It stopped for some reason. We ducked over to the next shorter line and, you guessed it, this one stopped moving and our original line started moving. Back over to the original and, you guessed it, it stopped moving again.

This always seems to happen to me anywhere there is a choice of lines. Be it at the grocery store, the bank, a drive up teller, a toll booth, the theater … anything … I will always choose the line that will stop moving. So, if you see me, don’t get in line behind me!

Anyway, we finally make it through and were on our way to ET’s home planet. Always a cute ride.





We then headed over to Jaws and hop on board with no waiting with about 10 others. This is one of those rides that can be very boring if you have the wrong “actor.” We got the wrong actor. Figures. But what saved the day was the lady in front of us. She spent the entire ride ducking and diving, screaming and squealing and hiding behind her husband. I love riding these types of rides with newbies.



Off to our next favorite ride … Earthquake. Of course, it is now called Disaster! But, alas, it was not yet open either. As a matter of fact, nothing else in the park was open until 10 a.m.

Since it was only about 10 more minutes, we stopped at a corner coffee shop and split a pastry while we waited.

Ten minutes later and we are on our way to the subway disaster. I really like the new intro with Christopher Walken. And I still feel bad every time granny gets blown up.





We kind of wandered around for a while and stopped in to watch the monster makeup show. If you have never seen this show, you should try to catch it. This guy is hysterical. He reminds me a lot of George Carlin … minus the foul language. And, unless you want to be part of the show, don’t sit up front. You may also get picked on and bled on.

After riding MIB again so I could video tape the full ride (and without flinging the camera during the spinning), we grabbed lunch at the sandwich shop near the front gate before heading over to Islands of Adventure for a couple hours. We don’t usually spend much time here since there are only a few rides we like.

Of course, our first stop is always Leo’s favorite, the Dr. Seuss el-train. Then we hop on over to one of my faves: Poseidon’s Fury.













Other than these two rides/shows, we spent a while just wandering until we came across the Harry Potter section. Now, neither one of us has ever seen a Harry Potter movie or read any of the books; we wanted to check it out. We had no clue what we were looking at, but it did look pretty cool. And I am assuming it was pretty good because of the crowd level. It was nearly shoulder-to-shoulder here while the rest of the park was pretty quiet.



It was crazy busy. There was even a one-and-a-half hour line to get into one of the shops. Not sure what the heck they were selling in there, but people were willing to wait an awful long time to get in. Even the line for the main ride was only 45 minutes. Plus, I physically could not squeeze my way into the shop at the end of the ride.

And, believe it or not, one of the employees told me this was a slow day. Glad we weren’t there on a busy day.

In our wandering we noticed several other clues that we were not in Disney anymore. From a trashy, smelly bathroom, to the non-Disney customer service, to the guests themselves. We actually saw a group of young women walking around the park in teeny weenie bikinis … and fanny packs. Huh? As far as I know, there are no water parks here. Whatever.

One of the things I have never liked about IA is that you just can’t get away from the heat. And this was a pretty hot, humid day.

Now, with this in mind, we approach my final potty predicament of the trip. Have you ever tried to use one of those paper toilet seat covers with a sweaty butt? Nuff said. I will let your imagination run with this one.

Another thing I hate about Universal and IA is their version of the fast pass system. If you are not familiar with it, you have to pay extra per ticket (I think around $20 or so each) and then you are restricted as to what rides you can use it on and on top of that, you can only use it once per ride. Again, Toto, we are not in Disney anymore.

Normally we stay pretty late, but today we left by about 6 p.m. for a couple reasons. One, we were getting bored and two, my daughter, son-in-law and the grands came in today and we were meeting them at their hotel this evening. I was getting excited too since this was to be Jasmine’s very first trip to the World. Plus, the little ones had no idea we were here. And, yes, my grands’ names are Christopher and Jasmine. Very Disney names, to be sure.

On our way back to the car in the King Kong parking lot, I stopped in one of the hubs for a soda. I paid my $2.50 and expected the 16-ouncer you get at Disney for that price. Not!! I was handed the tiniest freakin’ bottle I have ever seen. It was missing the thimble cup, but I downed this 8.5 ounces of ice cold gold in a couple swallows. Really? Hey, Toto!

Anyway, we were on our way back to the World … and couldn’t wait to get there. We went back to Shades to relax and grab a quick bite while we waited for Tanisha to call and let us know they were on their way to Pop Century, their hotel of choice. They had flown in earlier today and spent the day checking in and visiting Downtown Disney.







We got the call and headed to Pop. We were waiting at the bus stop when they pulled in. When the kids got off the bus they didn’t see me at first. It took a minute to comprehend that that was Lola and Lolo. Once it sunk in, I got a resounding “LOLA!!!” and a couple mega hugs. Then I put them down and they saw their all-time favorite person … “LOLO!!!!” It was quite the reunion. They even knocked the video out of Leo’s hand sending it clunking to the cement. That's me, the chunky butt in the khaki shorts and blue shirt over by the bus. (first time linking a video, hope it works)



Our little chatter box grandson showed us around the hotel grounds and to their room. Then they both showed us how to bounce from bed-to-bed and wall-to-wall on a combination of adrenaline, excitement and a fair amount of sugar.

Good luck to Jason and Tanisha getting them to sleep tonight. The parents were dead on their feet, but the kids were just getting started.

As we left them to deal with the little jumping beans, we headed home to bed ourselves. Tomorrow is going to be a very loooooooong and tiring day as we were opening Magic Kingdom with the family. Couldn’t wait for Jazzy to get her first look at “Lola’s house.”

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Twister





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Where in the World?

I know this one is an easy one, but I thought it was cute. The other side of the sign is the front view of Mickey.



Correctly guessed by haleofafamily: The lobby of Philharmagic.
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Hope to get the next chapter up by the weekend. Next up: my day with the grands at the Magic Kingdom.
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Where in the World?

I know this one is an easy one, but I thought it was cute. The other side of the sign is the front view of Mickey.

Mickey's Philharmagic! My husbands favorite Disney attraction.
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Mickey's Philharmagic! My husbands favorite Disney attraction.
You are right! And it is one of my faves too. Although now I spend more time watching the audience.
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Chapter Nine: It’s Lola’s House!!!!

Now this is the day I have been waiting for our entire trip. The day we open Magic Kingdom with the grands. Although the grandson has been here many times in his life, this is the granddaughter’s very first visit.



First, let me introduce the family. Tanisha is my DD and is a 28-year-old nursing student. She is an up-and-coming Disney freak like me, but not quite there yet. I think she has been to Disney 4-5 times over the years…her first trip at the age of 13. She wasn’t a big fan back then. Jason, the son-in-law, is about the same age as Tanisha and has been our official son-in-law for less than a month at the time of this trip. He was a good sport enough to agree to a trip to the World as their honeymoon. This is his second trip and, although he is not a Disney freak, he does enjoy it and is very understanding of his freaky mother-in-law.

The grands: Christopher is five (at the time of this trip) and he is my blond-haired, blue-eyed Munchkin … the only other blondie in the family other than me. He is a bit shy and slow to try new things. But boy, he sure can he talk … and talk, and talk, and talk. Jasmine is my cutie patutie Little Bit who looks just like her Mommy, but has an attitude like her old grandma Lola. Although she is three years old, she is a teeny weenie thing, but with a heart as big as Texas. She is a true dare devil and has no fear of anyone or anything … much to our fright sometimes.

That’s my family in a nutshell.

Now, the kids didn’t know we were meeting them at the park, so we got our happy, happy “Lola” and “Lolo” screaming and giggling greetings. I never get tired of that. Click on the photo below for the video.



As we stood waiting for the opening ceremony, their eyes just darted here and there and were as wide as the ocean. They had no idea what was about to happen. But they could feel the excitement in the air and could see that Mommy and Lola were about to jump out of our skins.

Then the music began and they were mesmerized. I held Jazzy in my arms so she could see better (no, I did not put her on my shoulders) and Christopher was in front of us. When the train pulled in and Mickey hopped off, they both squealed “Mickey!” Jazzy nearly jumped out of my arms. That’s my babies!

They danced and clapped and giggled and had so much fun. I looked over at Tanisha and she was looking at them and had tears streaming down her face. Now, as a tough old soldier, crying is not my forte. But I can tell you, this scene put a lump in my throat for sure. It was a moment we will never get back, but that we will carry always.

Swallowing the lump, we began to gather our things to head into the park. But Christopher was still over in front of the wall … talking. Now he was carrying on a very serious conversation, but to whom, we had no idea. But then we realized, he was talking to Mickey who was still up at the train station looking down and waving. He really looked as if he was looking right at the Munchkin and listening to every word. Totally one of the cutest moments of the trip. Click on the photo below for video.



I was a little disappointed that Disney no longer uses the red, white and blue streamers and confetti anymore in the opening ceremony. Maybe it is cost-cutting or ecological reasons, but I miss it. I am glad I picked some up last year. I am looking to pick up some of the Mickey glitter this year.





Anyway, we managed to pry Christopher away from his intense conversation with Mickey and took a few photos before heading in. Since there were so many people, I picked Jazzy up and Christopher grabbed my hand. He took off on a run dragging me and sissy along with him. As we rounded the corner, they both squealed “your castle!” Made me smile.





We headed straight to Fantasyland and to Dumbo first off. After the weeeeeeeee’s and giggles (oh, and the kids had fun too), we then made our way down to Pooh to start at that end and work our way towards Liberty Square. I just love the new interactive Q here. From there, we hopped from ride-to-ride and I still don’t know who had more fun, us or the kids.







From watching them playing the pumpkin drums at Pooh’s place, to their attempts to grab the flying jewels in Philharmagic, to their booing of the mean old witch in Sleeping Beauty, to clapping along with them in It’s a Small World. It was like my first time in the parks all over again.



After Fantasyland, we went to the Haunted Mansion. Since Christopher has done this ride before and Jazzy has no fear, we were sure they would not have any problems on this ride. We were right. They had a blast. And the new interactive Q here is fun too.

At this point, Tanisha and Jason wanted to take Christopher on Splash Mountain, his first “big ride.” Now, much to Jazzy’s dismay, she was too little to ride. This was a recurring event throughout the trip and she was very disappointed at the rides she could not do. We had to assure her she would be big enough on her next trip. My poor Little Bit.



While they went on Splash, Leo and I took Jazzy on the paddle boat and to wander around Frontierland.

At some point, Leo saw Donald Duck setting up for a meet and greet across from the shooting gallery and he grabbed Jazzy and took off. It didn’t dawn on us that this was her very first character meet and that Tanisha and Jason would have wanted to be there. I still feel bad about that. But it made a really cute picture.



We met back up and Christopher told us all about the ride and how much he loved it. Well, all except the big drop. That was not his favorite thing to do.

At about lunch time, Leo and I took the kids and (with the promise of no more character meets), we went one way and Tanisha and Jason headed to their ressies at the Liberty Tree Tavern. She is such a foodie! We, on the other hand, are not foodies and just grabbed a quick lunch at Pecos Bill’s. After lunch, we hit a few rides like Pirates (big surprise), the Jungle Cruise, Buzz Light Year and the People Mover. Christopher beat the pants off me on Buzz.















By the time we made it back to Main Street to meet back up with Jason and Tanisha for their fast pass time at the character meet and greet, we were early. So we hopped on the train for a quick ride around the park.





By the time we made it back around, Jason and Tanisha were there waiting. I gave Jason my camera and, while they went in for the character meet, Leo headed off to the Hall of Presidents for a nap and I wandered Main Street … still looking for my 40th anniversary Minnie. Didn’t find her.

All the while I wandered, I kept scaring myself. I kept forgetting I gave my camera to Jason and thought I left it somewhere. Sheesh.

After visiting with Mickey and his friends, we all met back up and headed back into the park to hit a few of the kids’ favorite rides…all while hearing all about meeting everyone.







About 30 minutes before the Electrical Parade, Leo, Jason and the kids went in search of a spot. Tanisha and I veered off to have some mother/daughter bonding over Capt. Jack. Bet ya didn’t see that coming.

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There was no line to speak of, so we pretty much walked on. However, we should have waited for the next boat. This boat was filled with people who thought the “no flash photography” rule didn’t apply to them. There were at least four people who kept flashing all the way through. We felt like we were in a freakin’ disco and were half blinded by the time we got off the ride. Didn’t enjoy it at all. I should have pulled out my big flash and set it to the highest setting and turned around and flashed every one of them. With my luck, I would be the one to get in trouble.

I really hate people sometimes.

Anyway, with no time left for a second run, we headed out to find the boys … and Jazzy. They found a spot on the edge of Liberty Square close to the bridge. It was actually a pretty cool spot for pics of the floats with the castle in the background.

As the parade was getting ready to begin and the announcer was, well, announcing, this toddler across from us started to have a serious melt down. She was totally out of control and inconsolable. Now, most of us would have taken the kid out of the situation to calm her down and stop annoying everyone within 50 yards. But noooooooo, not this parent. She was even drowning out the announcer. The kid, not the mother.

I don’t know when she finally calmed down, I tuned her out once the parade started.

When the first float crossed the bridge and came into sight, the kids were enchanted. Their eyes got wide, their mouths hung open and they were speechless … even Christopher. Loved it!

I didn’t want to use my flash and blind both of them, and everyone around them, so my photos aren’t lit very well, but I captured their priceless expressions.











Once the parade ended, the kids headed to Main Street to grab a spot for the fireworks. I wanted to duck into the Christmas shop on the way.

Leo and I made it to the hub just as the new show “Memories” was beginning. He stayed up front while I made my way back to where the kids were … in front of Casey’s. By the time I found them, I had missed the entire Memories show. But that’s ok, I really wanted to be with the grands for Wishes.

Fat chance. They were both totally and completely out of it and down for the count by the time I caught up with them. And they slept through everything, even being tripped over several times by people not paying attention to where they were pushing … I mean, walking.



I managed a few decent shots from our center-of-Main spots. But I have never been a big fan of watching from here. Way too crowded.







As the crowds pressed towards the gate after the show, we ducked to the side and out of the flow near Casey’s. Leo caught up with us and we just hung out for a while to let the crowds thin out.

Since Leo and I were taking the kids for the night, we split off at the gate. Tanisha and Jason stayed at the park. But since we had to turn the stroller in, we ended up carrying the sleeping rug rats.

I had wanted to wait a while longer and wait for the monorail lines to shorten. But Leo just can’t seem to sit still sometimes, so we headed out. Well, once we were outside the gates, the line for the monorail wound around and around and had to be thousands of people long. Great.

Little Bit may be a teeny little thing, but she sure did get heavy flopped over my shoulder sound asleep. And I could see Leo was feeling the pain too with the Munchkin. I think my arms lengthened by at least an inch.

Thankfully, the line moved much quicker than I thought and we were on the fourth monorail. And, thankfully, a couple people were kind enough to give us their seats.

Since we weren’t about to walk up to Shades from the Poly, we got off at TTC and grabbed the bus home. By the time we got back to Shades, the kids woke up with a second wind. Once in the room, they were bouncing around and wide awake. And, as soon as I said it was time to get ready for bed, the whining started. “But I’m not tired.” “I don’t wanna go to bed.” “We aren’t sleepy.” “Nooooooo. Lolaaaaa. Pleeeeeeeze!”

Now, getting Christopher ready for bed was quite amusing. Obviously, he had dressed himself this morning. When I pulled his shorts off, I found that he had both legs through one leg hole of his undies!

I started to laugh and asked him if that wasn’t uncomfortable all day. He just started to giggle and giggle. What a goof bucket! And when I told Leo, the laugh fest started all over again.

At least Jazzy had one leg in each leg hole.

Of course, these two “not tired” and “not sleepy” kiddos were fast asleep within minutes of their heads hitting the pillows.





Nah, not tired at all! But then, I was out in minutes too. What a great Disney day!


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Now, this video was not taken on our day together. It was taken at Animal Kingdom after Leo and I had gone home. But I just had to share it. It is possibly the cutest video I have ever seen. Of course, I am a bit biased. It is of Jazzy dancing along with the African drummers. I just love the look of total exhaustion at the very end.

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #148
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This is DD checking in to say hi to all of my moms fans. I sure have cute kids don't I. Reading my moms trip report makes me regret not writing one of my own for Jasmines very first trip. I will have to do it for her next trip. Of course I promised her that we will not go back until she is tall enough to ride the rides....that may be a while. The kids had a wonderful time with their Lola and Lolo and I don't think we will ever take a Disney trip without haveing at least one with Lola and Lolo. Keep reading guys there is one more day with my lovely sweeties. Well half day at least.
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Love the update!

The opening ceremony video brought tears to my eyes.

Once again I love your photography!
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Love the update!

The opening ceremony video brought tears to my eyes.

Once again I love your photography!
Thanks friend. Most bestest and funnest time ever. I am using my grands' words.
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