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Old 07-19-2011, 10:14 AM   #16
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I'm here!! Great start! cant wait to see yo guys storm the parks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #17
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Just started reading your TR and I enjoyed what you've writte so far CAn't wait for more!


I love the countdown you did! So cool that it was in the shape of 2011. I also love all the mickey's on the Pop rugs.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:08 PM   #18
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Great!

Subbing, like what I've read so far. The countdown you did is great. I also love your countdown app on your phone. I wonder if there is one for Droid?!
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #19
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Fun update! Your arrival has me so excited to be back at Pop next month!

I too would have guessed Pirates but since that was wrong, how about Peter Pan? I see mom has him on her shirt
Nice guess but also incorrect.
You are on the right track though...

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It's not too late, we're just gettin' started!
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #20
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I'm here!! Great start! cant wait to see yo guys storm the parks!
Glad to have you on board!
We're about to get started!

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Just started reading your TR and I enjoyed what you've writte so far CAn't wait for more!


I love the countdown you did! So cool that it was in the shape of 2011. I also love all the mickey's on the Pop rugs.
Welcome!
I always love having newcomers to the Capell Adventures who haven't heard our stories yet.
And this time around, there are LOTS of stories!

As for the countdown, thanks!
We always try to get a little Magic at home to get us in the Disney mood!!

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Subbing, like what I've read so far. The countdown you did is great. I also love your countdown app on your phone. I wonder if there is one for Droid?!
Not sure about the Droid but I love that app for the iPhone.
It's fun to be able to just flash a quick look and see how much longer till we're back at our home away from home!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #21
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Im in awe of all of the wonderful pictures cant wait to read more!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #22
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Im in awe of all of the wonderful pictures cant wait to read more!
Thanks so much - lots more pictures coming right up!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #23
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Swiss Family Capell

We arrived at the Magic Kingdom to find the new slogan adorning the Entrance!
It was time to Let the Memories Begin!




We headed inside the park and could feel the magic all around.
However, before we could really have fun, we required a quick detour.
Stopping at City Hall, we upgraded our tickets to Annual Passes.
Mom and I had some plans for the rest of the year and realized this would save tons of money.
J even upgraded his ticket to a park hopper so he could keep up with us.

By now, the kids were going crazy waiting around in City Hall this close to all that fun!
Finally, we headed out onto Main Street.


And up to the hub.
Gotta love that majestic Castle.
It just puts a smile on your face.
This pic even got some birdies flying by!


Now it was time for our first stop.
And some of you guessing got close.
The clue was on our clothes – you just kept choosing the wrong mouseketeer.
We were headed to... ADVENTURELAND!

If you checked out the Princess’ wardrobe, you may have noticed a certain “under the sea” princess.
She had been recently evicted from her Grotto only to land in a nearby Veranda.
However, when we arrived at said Veranda, there were no mermaids to be found.
They would, however, return shortly so Mom got on line while the rest of us found other ways to pass the time.

First stop was over to Jungle Cruise to snag some fastpasses for later.
J took the kids for a pitstop while I secured our tickets.
And then begins one of the “Firsts” from the title as none of the kids had ever been here before.
We headed across the way to the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.


To recap a bit, before our adventure, we spent the last several months watching Disney movies on the weekends.
One such movie was Swiss Family Robinson just for this purpose.
With that memory still in their heads, the kids understood just what we were looking at.
I imagine if we hadn’t, it would seem rather random for a treehouse to be sitting here in Walt Disney World.
I wonder what the other children think when they see it.

Anyway, with Mom saving our place on line, the rest of us headed off to see what life might be like stranded on a deserted island.




X was so excited to be in Walt Disney World.
He was even smiling for all the pictures!!!


I don’t think I ever noticed this coat of arms before…


The kids liked the working water wheel.
It reminds me of the scene in Pirates of the Caribbean now.


And the views were spectacular!




And the “branches” are so large!


But finally we reached near the top and found the boys room




And the Library






Just like in the movie, the family organ was situated in the common area.
And sure enough, it was playing Swisskapolka.


The family must be expected back soon.
There was fresh fruit out on the table.


Mr. Robinson must have just finished recording the day’s events.
He left the Ship’s Log out on the desk.


Next was the kitchen.
There’s some really cool stuff in here.




Looks like it might be time for lunch!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:37 PM   #24
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Take Aim Me Hearties!

Alas, our journey was complete.
Before we depart though, one last shot of a really cute waterfall near the kitchen:


And for those who like construction, here’s the new stroller parking and queue area that was being built.
(It's all done now - we saw it completed back in June).




All in all, it was lots of stairs and a fun bit of exploration.
There are some fun gadgets and really cool views up there.
A good way to pass the time while waiting for mermaids.


But before we leave, make sure you arm the canons!






And, yes Caitlin – those were before the infamous Pirate Pose.
Next up – Into the Veranda to meet a Princess ... and her Prince!!
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OH, I saw the mermaid outfit but had forgotten the new location for the meet & greet! You're a sneaky one.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #26
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OH, I saw the mermaid outfit but had forgotten the new location for the meet & greet! You're a sneaky one.
It wouldn't be any fun if the clues weren't sneaky!
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:58 AM   #27
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #28
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I love the castle picture! There is nothing like seeing the castle for the first time (every trip!!)

Nice treehouse pictures but it looks like that fresh fruit needs some dusting

Seeing the princess with the cannon made me smile thinking of May and then I laughed when I saw your comment to Caitlin

Looking forward to more!
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:28 AM   #29
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Presented and accounted for! Thanks for the heads-up. I am without picture viewing right now, so I'll be back later tonight because I LOVE to look at all your family pictures!
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First- yay for annual passes, this means ill have tons of TR updates to read right?!
and also thanks for all the pics of Swiss FR treehouse. its one of my favorite live action disney movies, and when we go in September its going to be closed! Looks like a fun walkthru at least. My husband didnt really want to do it anyway and this way i can at least know what most of it looks like!
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