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Old 09-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #16
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What a great trip report so far. 15 more months and we will be there!
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #17
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Awesome trip report!!! Can't wait to hear the rest!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #18
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Day 3!!

Alright! Ladies & gents! We are finally onto DAY 2!! That’s right, we have finally moved onto something different: MORE MAGIC KINGDOM!! just jokes, we would return to that magical sight of the castle again on our trip, but for now, we were off to spend a day in the world of Hollywood!

Up early at Pop Century, we grabbed a quick breakfast in the food court (using a meal credit I’m pretty sure) I couldn’t tell ya what anyone ate, and this is where the food court breakfasts disappoint a little bit (though I’m sure there’s a way around it, whether that requires paying out of pocket, or on the dining plan) but I’d much prefer to get a side of eggs, a side of fruit & a carb item for my breakfast, instead of some greasy meat & hash-browns. Maybe that’s just me?

We were on the bus pretty quickly, again, never really waited for anything, and we were off to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Rope drop was missed, it seemed this was now a continuing theme on the trip, but at least we did Magic Kingdom’s, and hey, less waiting around, am I right?! Our game plan involved splitting up right off the bat, I said I would take all the cards, and do the mad dash to Toy Story Mania while the others rode Rock N Rollercoaster, as I would be sitting that out, but Nick decided that it was too early to rock & roll, so he came with me. Down Hollywood Boulevard we went!





I was too focused on getting those fast-passes to take any more pictures after we said “See ya later!” to our fellow travelers, so this part is rather non-exciting. The mania wasn’t the mania I was expecting, and our fast passes ended up being for before noon! Awesome! With that done, we headed back towards Sunset Boulevard to join Amy & Tyler, who had already ridden RnR & were waiting for us at the end of the street.





Now, here was another big moment for me, in case you hadn’t noticed, I used to be not a rides person, this trip seems to have changed things. I had 2 main goals this trip, and to do as many rides as I possibly could (not chicken out that is) was one of them. So, we were off to The Twilight Zone!! (Every time I hear “The Twilight Zone”, I think of the song “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring, in a show I did, and of course this epic quote: “Did you ever see that "Twilight Zone" where the guy signed a contract and they cut out his tongue and put it in a jar and it wouldn't die, it just grew and pulsated and gave birth to baby tongues? Pretty cool, huh? “ 10 points to whoever gets it without google-ing!)

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The line was barely any wait at all, I find with these rides it’s more waiting for the previous pre-show to be done, than actually waiting for the ride. I was definitely *really* nervous, I hate riding in elevators, and I have a fear of getting trapped in one, and it falling, so it was a question: would I be totally petrified? Would this be too much motion for Nick? How would our ride enthusiast Tyler do on this one?



HOLY POOP! I loved it, seriously, another favorite to add to the list! Nick, also did fine (I love how it looks like we’re holding a conversation in this pic) and Tyler..well…you can tell by the picture…he didn’t really like it. I realized on this trip that it is the drops that I love best on the coasters, so it made sense that I loved this ride. Everything before the drop had me absolutely terrified, but in the end I loved it.

After experiencing a ride that wasn’t too much to his liking, Tyler opted to go back on one of his faves, so we jumped over there! Amy went with him again while Nick & I checked out the gift shop (also, if you’re ever waiting for someone on this ride, I suggest taking a spot by the tv’s that show all the pictures, some of them are HILARIOUS)







With out thrill rides ridden, multiple times I may add, and it only being around 10:00am, we checked out the show guide we had picked up before venturing into the park, and decided it was time to check out my favorite mermaid. On our way over, Nick found a poster, and had to take a picture with it, and I must say, it’s an exciting thing!



Yup, Lion King, incredible, I highly recommend seeing it in theatres to EVERYONE, and then you should probably buy it, and search for the sequel, it’s actually pretty decent, I loved it.



We got let into the holding room before the show, and that was right over the door, staring down at us, kind of creepy. I liked having a little time to check out all the décor in the room, all the stuff on the walls & ceiling, so much thought put into it!!



The doors opened, and we walked on in, all the way across the row, don’t you worry! And waited for the show to begin.














I looove the shot I managed to catch of Ariel! And I do really like this show, we as a group, also love the fact that 90% of the movie is skipped, but hey, true love still prevails, right? So we’re all good!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #19
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What a great trip report so far. 15 more months and we will be there!
15 more months?! I can't imagine having to wait that long, the suspense would kill me There being 11 months until my next trip & I'm already trying to figure out a way to get back there (or to DL) before then!
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Awesome trip report!!! Can't wait to hear the rest!!!
Thanks!! I'll do my best to keep it entertaining for ya!
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #21
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Our adventure under the sea was over, our Little Mermaid had gotten her legs & her true love, and we were happy! Now, we had some fast passes beginning to burn a whole in our pocket, so we decided to start heading over to Pixar Place.

Along the way, we were distracted by something, and decided to check it out, we still had enough time before our fast pass would run out, so we stopped.





Bambi's another one of my favorite movies, I was all about the animal ones when I was little, and I ove the "twitterpated" part, I use that word in real life quite a bit haha. And in the next one, I love the Mickey shadow in the corner, just adds some magic!







I suggest you check this out (unless you've got some small children with you, a they'll probably find it boring), it's more of an adult centred, educational, thing. However, it really was veeery interesting, they've got a bunch of exhibits set up, and then have a short little movie at the end, a lot of information about Walt & the start of Disney. It's really cool. After the movie ended, we continued on our way to play with some toys

















Now, one thing Nick said while looking through last years photos was that he needed to keep his mouth closed in more of the photos, we were kind of making some fun of it, so the boys took one, and then insisted that we take one as well, I dunno...weird, yes!





It was either Tyler or Nick who got the highest score in our vehicle, but I couldn't tell ya what any of the scores were!

Upon exiting the ride, we came right into one of our favorite monsters, and had to stop for a quick pic before taking in all of Pixar Place.



Next, we saw another one of our toys out & about, without a line, so we of course, went over to say hi. Nick went up first, and the army man made him "drop & give me 20", awesome!









And with that, I leave you for now, as I've got lots of stuff to do today! Hope you're still enjoying!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:01 AM   #22
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Wayne's World. Mike Meyers is my favorite Canadian! and the Rosetta you saw the first day is awesome! We loved her
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:13 AM   #23
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YES! Waynes World! Party on! It's one of my favorite movies, and I've been keeping up on your TR, saw that you guys saw the same Rosetta, she was pretty awesome!
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #24
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Venturing Through Hollywood

After our gaming in Pixar Place, we were circling around through the Streets of America, and stopped to grab a picture with a famous umbrella



(Does anyone know if there is a way to make this rain, or if it just happens randomly? We couldn't figure it out) When we walked up, no one was there, but after we started, a line formed behind us, the little things people don't notice til someone else does it

Having that done with, we continued along, and ended up in Muppet Ville (Ok, I know that's not what it's actually called, but hey, it's all good, right?!)





We checked out the gift shop first, as we came from the other side of the park than normally, there's some awesome stuff in there, and a lot of really cute & funny signs, which, yes, there are lots of pictures of!





















We tried on some toques!! (Looking back, I *really* should have bought that, it was super cute, wasn't that pricey, and would have kept me really warm through the on-coming winter! But oh well, next time I guess)

Now that we had finished browsing through everything, it was time to head into the movie!







I have to say, I'm a little sad that we got in there right as the previous show was ending, and we didn't have basically any time in the pre-show area, as I love watching the muppets on those tvs, almost more than I like the 3d movie. Also, is anyone else SUPER excited for the muppet movie that's coming out?? Muppets, Lion King's back in theatres, a new Winnie the Pooh movie, it's seriously my childhood recreating itself! Fantastic! I accept!



As our adventure with the Muppets ended, we pulled out the show times guide, and started editing due to what we wanted to see. Disney Jr, and some others, were crossed off the list, and then we circled some times that we were going to try & make for the shows. I believe the order went something like this:

-Jedi Training Academy
-Lights Motor Action
-Indiana Jones
-Beauty & the Beast

Then we would head over to character palooza and see what other friends we could see before grabbing some dinner & braving the Fantasmic rush!

So, with our plan made, a quick water bottle & bathroom break accomplished, we were off towards Commissary Lane to check out what the stand-by line was for Star Tours, it was over 20 minutes, so we quickly grabbed some fast passes, and then, since we had time to kill, and we were right beside Backlot Express, we decided to get some lunch.

Nick had the Southwest Chicken Salad, Amy had chicken fingers & fries, to which each said they were good. Tyler had the Angus cheeseburger,





And I had the Grilled Turkey & cheese sandwich. Here, is my dissappointment of the day, and my suuuuper grumpy moment. I've always been very moody over food, if it turns out to be gross, or if my ice cream falls off the cone onto the floor (I once cried when my DADS ice cream did that at a McDonalds) maybe it's due to being raised with not a lot of money & knowing that what you get is what you get, and if it gets spoiled or is gross, you go without food, BUT, this was my grumpy day. For anyone that read my May 2011 TR, you'll find this farmilliar, because, I had the same Turkey sandwich then, only it was from Studio Catering Company. I figured since it was a different resturant, and the picture & description looked amazing, it was a different sandwich. Wrong, luckily, I got fries & a dessert with it, and thank god I allowed myself some pop, so my grumpiness was done with once I did get some sort of food in me. So, lesson learnt, stick to burgers & salads when getting counter service in DHS.

Once the grumpiness was done with, and everyone was fed & watered, the boys picked up a beer each, and we meandered over to the Jedi Training Area to watch the show.

-Ctn in next post
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*Insert Epic Music Here*

The show had already began by the time we arrived (not that we couldn't hear it from where we were eating or anything) so we grabbed a spot, and enjoyed.







It was quite the show, there was one little boy who found Darth Vader a little to scary, and backed out at the last minute, but hey, Darth's a LOT bigger in real life when you're only 6! (Also, I'm going to post a link to this video, it did not happen that day, but everyone should see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mK7dzyUkM ) Hilarious! It was a cute show, and, of course, both the boys we had brought with us were going "Why is this only for 6 year olds?! I wanna fight Darth Vader!" Hey man, I wannt join Captain Jack Sparrows pirate league, but we can't all do what we want!

With the show over, and a little bit of time to kill before the FP opened up, we headed into the gift shop & area to take a look around. Last trip, everyone but me had been a "nerdy" type, into all of this (I'm an HP/Disney nerd, we all have our nerdiness, mine just wasn't here) and I just felt out of place. This trip, boys were boys & Amy & I wandered behind them.









With time killed, and the FP window now open, we approached the ride...and saw the warnings. There were ones for motion sickness, and flashy lights..uh-oh. Nick opted to wait, and I asked the cm at the front about any flashing lights (not neccisarily stobes) and she said she wasn't quite sure, but there were some, and with a video I had seen, I decided it was safer to sit it out, so I joined Nick in the gift shop while Amy & Tyler battled the dark side.









The verdict: awesome! Amy was the "spy" that had gotten in the vehicle with them! They had a blast. Their verdict for us: definitely would make Nick sick, and they said there weren't any strobes, but I decided not to risk it as the ride changes everytime. So, they could either use Nick & I's FP to go again, or we could spread some Disney magic. We opted for #2! It took a little bit to find someone, as we only had 2, and I didn't want to hand 2 to a family of 6, or to a kid who was too small to ride. I saw a couple a few years older than us heading up to the FP machine, and stopped them, giving them ours instead, and they were really grateful. (She called me an angel ) and thus, our pixie dust was spread. (Feels pretty good!)

For now, I leave you with some of my favorite shirts from the Star Wars gift shop!







Thanks for joining along on our space adventure, and be sure to tune in next time, when we brave some car chases, some crashing boulders, and maybe even rock and roll a little bit more!!
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Aww. we were in the Magic Kingdom on the 14th too, and we ate lunch at CRT!!! We also went to the halloween party on the 23rd sept too!!
I keep looking for myself in your pics, but haven't seen me yet! LOL

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Aww. we were in the Magic Kingdom on the 14th too, and we ate lunch at CRT!!! We also went to the halloween party on the 23rd sept too!!
I keep looking for myself in your pics, but haven't seen me yet! LOL

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Ah! That's amazing!! Holeeey! Maybe somewhere along the way we ran into each other, who knows?!
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You can make it rain by stading on the matt. We had fun there too! Great pics
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Count me in!!! Really enjoying your TR..
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Ah, okay! We tried like, pressing on things with our feet, but couldn't get it going, thats good to know!!
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