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Old 10-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #271
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Many Disers refer to Universal Studios as the "Dark Side". I really haven't heard any nicknames for the Busch Parks, so I think I will affectionately refer to Busch Gardens as the "other dark side".
Or, "Where We Are Forced To Go Because Disney Has No Theme Parks in the Mid-Atlantic Region."

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...what some people do when forced to ride these death machines.

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Boring people. We both had the turkey breast sandwich. I put chips on my sandwich, in case you were wondering what that foreign substance was.
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I'll admit. I chickened out of this one. The whole 90 degree angle drop and the 6 second hang looking straight down unnerved me. After all, I am not a spring chicken anymore.
No, thanks! You know, that Big Thunder Mountain is a great ride.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #272
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Great pictures from BG. I didn't realize it was so themed. Very cool.

I hope you are having a fabulous trip.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:12 AM   #273
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Hi!

I am finally all caught up! I loved your pictures of BG! I went there when I was younger and chickened out on most of the rides

I hope you are having an amazing time at HHI! I love seeing your Facebook pics
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:31 AM   #274
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Those pictures of BG bring back so many memories of being there as a kid. Its probably been over 25 years and I think its time to return! Loved the pictures.

I have been around for a while on the dis, but that was my first comment on this TR.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #275
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What a fun day at Busch Gardens!! Looks like a blast!'

Have a GREAT trip to HHI!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:05 AM   #276
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Busch Gardens looks like lots of fun! I have always wanted to give them a try.

Sorry I missed you send off! Hope you are having a great time!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #277
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Recently found this new TR and just got up to date (thanks to the links!!)

Loved your BG pics, it really is a pretty park. I was there a couple times as a kid, last time when I graduated HS (20 years ago OMG!!) so a lot has changed since I was there.

One thing that was there then was that Pompeii ride, it was pretty new then if I remember right and my Dad and I went on it. I remmeber it was just my parents and my grandmom and I and my dad said he and I had to go on all the rides since we didn't have any kids with us to go on them and my mom and Grandmom certainly weren't going to, LOL. The one we didn't do (and I think one of the only things still there now) was the Loch Ness Monster...back then and even now I just can't do upside down
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:27 PM   #278
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Hi Friends -

Just wanted to say Hi from Disney's HHI! We are having a wonderful time. This place is awesome and the magic is alive and well here. Love it! Just wish the trip was longer.

We are getting ready for happy hour and dinner. Today we kayaked and hit the pool. I'm as tan as summer. Sorry no pics yet as I haven't transferred anything to photobucket!

Thanks for all the good wishes.

You all gotta visit this place! And, Shadow the dog is alive and well but she wouldn't let me take her picture today.

And I met Dottie in the Mercantile who is the sweetest thing ever! She says "Hi" to Ellen.

See ya all soon!

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:29 PM   #279
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Glad to hear you're having a wonderful time! I'm enjoying the Facebook updates!
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #280
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Sounds like such fun! Glad you're having a great time
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Yay -- glad you are having a great time! Hopefully Shadow will be cooperative before you have to leave.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:39 PM   #282
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We are Home! Much too short of a trip. I was hoping to come home tomorrow. I had wanted to spend the better part of another day there and stay somewhere on the way home tonight, but the powers to be did not cooperate. So we left HHI around 11am today and got around 10pm tonight.

It was a great trip and I am confident I will get an update in sometime this weekend. My only regret (my usual regret) - was that the trip was much too short. But HHI is so wonderful that I actually considered changing my summer reservation to go back there. Yes - it was that good. I didn't realize how much I would love having the Disney touch while I was out doing other fun things that didn't include traipsing through a theme park. I love the beach. I love nature. I love pretty trees. I love outdoor activities. I love good food. I love nice scenery. I love touring historic places. I got to do all that, and more.

So stay tuned as I make you yearn for a low country vacation.

Here's a special shout out to a few DISers - Jackie (Charleston Princess) for all her wonderful suggestions regarding Charleston. This was truly the most beautiful city I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. How fortunate you are to be a princess from such a fabulous gem of a city. Ellen (Podsnel) for all her wonderful information about the Disney HHI resort, restaurants, activities, and cast members. Ellen said it best when she told me that HHI is "really a special place". And Bill (saintstickets) for sending me a restaurant.com gift certificate that we gratefully enjoyed. Thank you Bill. I am so sorry your plans changed, but I did have both a margarita and a martini for you that evening.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #283
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You're going to make me homesick, aren't you?

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Here's a special shout out to a few DISers - Jackie (Charleston Princess) for all her wonderful suggestions regarding Charleston. This was truly the most beautiful city I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. How fortunate you are to be a princess from such a fabulous gem of a city.
Ah, I am so glad you fell in love with Charleston! I may be biased but it has a charm and grace that I have never found anywhere else. I was so fortunate to grow up there, and I would move back in a heartbeat if they paid their teachers more.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:11 AM   #284
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Welcome back!!! I'm glad you had a great trip!
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I'm glad you had a great trip and am looking forward to hearing all about it!
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