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Old 07-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #16
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Picture of some Fantasyland construction...



After the speedway, we sent Dad to FP Splash Mountain or BTMRR - whichever had the longest wait time. Meanwhile, we rode The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

The queue is just precious!!! I won't lie... Rachel and I played a little bit! :laugh:





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Old 07-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #17
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We make fun of my dad for abbreviating every single attraction name. "Let's go ride Splash, then I'll FastPass Thunder, and we can ride Haunted, then hit up Space." inch: I think it's because he can't keep the names straight, anymore... he still calls Mission: Space "Mission to Mars." Oh, Dad....

So, after Pooh we met Dad at Haunted. They had two queues - the "scenic route" and one that went straight there. We took the non-scenic route because the line for the scenic route was actually longer.

We then went on my Dad's favorite, Pirates of the Caribbean. For some reason, there were three cast members in the ride with a flashlight. I went, "Woah - those are REAL PEOPLE!" I don't know what they were doing... looked like they were looking at a paper, trying to figure something out.

Dad FPed Big Thunder Mountain, then it was time for Splash Mountain. We sat in the back two rows so we wouldn't get wet.



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Old 07-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #18
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It was almost time for Big Thunder Mountain, so we decided to stay in the area and go to the Country Bear Jamboree. I am the only one who stayed awake throughout the entire show. Rachel actually laid her legs across my lap and her head in my mom's and went to sleep.

At the end of the show, that bear that sings awful started playing again when it wasn't his turn. Then the other bears started playing on top of him and it sounded TERRIBLE! It took the CMs forever to correct the mistake.

We left the Country Bears, and it was just time for our Big Thunder Mountain FastPasses.









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Old 07-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #19
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The crazy thing was - it was noon in the Magic Kingdom on July 1.... and it wasn't that crowded. It was very empty throughout the morning (at least where we were), and the afternoon crowd was coming in, but it wasn't anything like what we were prepared for.

It also wasn't that hot. There were only a few miserably hot moments... one of which was standing in line for Indy Speedway. However, we had our little fans to pull out when it was hot, and they worked great!


After Big Thunder Mountain, we headed to Tomorrowland to ride Space Mountain with our long overdue FPs. The wait time said it was 60 minute stand-by.... but we kept walking and walking and walking and didn't reach people in the stand-by line until the final boarding room.... definitely NOT a 60 minute wait!

After Space Mountain, we decided to head back to the resort..... perfect timing, too! As soon as we were boarding the monorail, it started pouring rain.

At the GF, they were passing out little towels to dry off with. Rachel and I took them to put over our heads and stay dry on our walk to Sago Cay. Once inside, we closed the shades and the room was pitch black... perfect for napping!!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:41 AM   #20
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I woke up around 4, and everyone else was still passed out, so I decided to take the camera and get some shots around the GF.

Some people had driven SeaRaycers in front of our room.



Sago Cay Lobby







Picture of our door number, so I wouldn't forget it!



Grand Floridian Marina







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Old 07-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #21
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Fountain by Courtyard Pool





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Another fountain shot....



Summerhouse







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Old 07-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #22
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GF Beach





Main Building



More Summerhouse Patio Pictures...



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Old 07-08-2011, 08:46 AM   #23
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:47 AM   #24
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See Bay Lake in the distance?



And then I spotted it... a WEDDING!


Squint a little.... look to the left of the picture, and you can see the top of Cinderella's Coach. See the white-haired guy? That's Major Domo. Both are very pricey wedding add-ons. We have a big spender here! And judging by the music, it was an Irish wedding.



My curiousity got the best of me and I decided to attempt to sneak up on the wedding...

"Look guys.... I just want a better picture of the Polynesian!"



Hello, Wedding Pavilion!





I passed the Health Club and realized that there was no place I could hide without looking totally obvious and creepy. So I turned back without creeper wedding photos!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #25
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I went back to photographing the GF...





Main Lobby











The light in the upper level of the lobby was making it difficult for me to get a decent shot from above...

















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Old 07-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #26
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It was getting close to five, so I started to head back to the room...









Sago Cay Patio





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Loving your report!!! I have to tell you I want one of those bags your mom made for my trip! Adorable!!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #30
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Thanks for reading along, guys! I was beginning to worry that I'm just really boring....
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