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Old 01-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #91
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YAY a Cougar Town fan!!! I am SO obsessed with that show. I love that Courteney Cox essentially took what she learned works on Friends and made Cougar Town awesome. I mean, that show started with her sleeping with young men, and is now about six friends hanging out all the time. The only difference from Friends is that it's set in Florida and Rachel and Monica were never as drunk as Jules and Ellie. I can not even tell you how much I had friends like that. My friends want to like, better their lives and actually do things. I want to sit around drinking wine and judging others.
Yes! We hopped on the bandwagon a little late (it took some time to convince my boyfriend but he should know by now that I have excellent TV taste. And it wasn't me who went out and bought seasons 2-4 of Everwood at Best Buy's $10 sale!). I love Ellie SO MUCH and Cougar Town way more than Friends (although I've actually never really watched Friends but that is against the point!). But still - my fave part is when Busy Phillips admits that she just wants to live Ellie's life and I'm like yes, you all understand me. I like that it's set in Florida, if only because it reduces the probability of weird, not seasonal clothing changes (coughcoughGossipGirlcoughcough).

Also, their cul de sac is so cute. How amazing would it be to be able to talk to your best friend right through your kitchen window?! And to, you know, have people in your house all the time!

Okay, I've been looking for an embarrassingly long time and there's almost no genderswapped version of Peter Pan anywhere on the Internet. I mean, there're more Sleeping Beauty genderswaps than Peter Pan! So.. there's no fandom answer to what girl-Peter-Pan would be named.

And I love kukui nut leis (especially when they're painted)! The oil is supposed to really good for your skin and hair as well (fun facts! Also: it's the state tree of Hawai'i and makes a nice lamp oil. The foliage is also very pretty).
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Alright, I guess I got behind but I'm catching up quick...

Love the Seven Seas Lagoon! (: Always nice to arrive at the Magic Kingdom or ride the monorail and see that beautiful sight. Your picture captures that essence perfectly LOL @ your whole monorail man story, I never read your last TR, but I knew about it. You is DISFamous You must've been enjoying that ride ... A LOT all the way to the Poly haha

Oh my gosh, I love your little interpretation of that picture, "God's big camera in the sky" love it! Disney is truly a creation worth taking a photograph of, obviously God would be taking a picture. He is a man of many interests and an Almighty DISer Love your picture of Space (when read literally, it sounds funny lol) from the Monorail, how I miss it so

YAY The Poly, my dream resort LOL @ the guy who went to the Main Street Barbers, a whole lot of respect for that guy haha All the power to ya my man! And the Poly tree looks so pretty. Hopefully someday I will be able to really see all the Christmas decorations in the world, they just look so pretty in pictures they must be awe-inspiring in real-life (like everything there).

That's awesome how 'Ohanas has it split up in the No-ADR versus ADR there. I've seen situations (well... at T-Rex) where they need stuff like that and it isn't a pretty sight. I may have to consider going there now (NEW CHARACTER BREAKFAST! <3) And knowing how Le Cellier is, I would love if there could be walk-ins there like you explained Always wanted to eat there

I'm sorry to hear you were disregarded in the field of opting out to not have other people sit at your table. I probably would've been the same way, but... you just have to go with the flow. Though I'm pretty sure serial killers wouldn't be walking around Disney, if they are... EEK! But the annoying part, totally understand. But that's awesome they were a great group you were paired up. The Disney Fates were in your favor then

Oh my gosh... you and the Frumps (Jess and Kristen) are going to kill me with your food descriptions. Why must you make them sound so delectable? I mean, when you start with "Slap My Behind and Call me Walt Disney", you can't go wrong. I want me some steak and those million scoops of ice cream RIGHT NOW! And I think I may go out on a limb for the Pomegranate Iced Tea, Pomegranate seems like the real deal fruit haha I wish I could've heard your review of bread pudding though, seems like you could've given one heckuva review

Can't wait to read more!
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Alright, hopefully after this I'll be caught up... pretty sure I'll be...

First, I gotta say you know your celebrity families. Those Kardashians... lol Anyways... I'm sorry to hear you were too tired to go to MK so early and missed MSEP. Well, you have a long trip ahead of you anyways, more chances to see it And that's awesome how those people you met gave you 20% discounts. But HULA TIMON! OH MY GOSH! Well, at least you guys were fast moving in case he got far...

LOL @ the CM asking who's Timon it was. That is just how it is for us child at hearts aka DISers aka crazy people (say that like Charlotte says in Princess and the Frog) "I won't grow up! I won't grow up! I will never go to school (well I have, okay song over...)" I hope my random annoying addends won't totally throw you off. Just be warned though

All that stuff about the Poly is really cool. Disney is so very authentic when it comes to how they add little bits and pieces to their resort. Where the CMs had to leave the room for a tree planting, that's impressive! And that's cool you have your own Kukui necklace, just another piece of Disney for you at home

That's so cool how they named you Queen of the Polynesian! Very cool! "Eat your heart out Kate Middleton" A million cool points to what show and what episode, because it's the best quote ever! Anyways... must've been pretty awesome to be getting so much magic already on this trip. How I would love to be of royalty in Disney. *bows down*

I'm sorry to hear about Hula Timon though. I was so hoping to see more of him. I pray he doesn't have to end up with some Evil Toddlers or Sid. Though... I think I can hear him "You've Got A Friend In Me" mashed-up with "We Belong Together" He will always be remembered though...

Can't wait to read about your first moments in the most Magical of Kingdoms!
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Yes! We hopped on the bandwagon a little late (it took some time to convince my boyfriend but he should know by now that I have excellent TV taste. And it wasn't me who went out and bought seasons 2-4 of Everwood at Best Buy's $10 sale!). I love Ellie SO MUCH and Cougar Town way more than Friends (although I've actually never really watched Friends but that is against the point!). But still - my fave part is when Busy Phillips admits that she just wants to live Ellie's life and I'm like yes, you all understand me. I like that it's set in Florida, if only because it reduces the probability of weird, not seasonal clothing changes (coughcoughGossipGirlcoughcough).

Also, their cul de sac is so cute. How amazing would it be to be able to talk to your best friend right through your kitchen window?! And to, you know, have people in your house all the time!

Okay, I've been looking for an embarrassingly long time and there's almost no genderswapped version of Peter Pan anywhere on the Internet. I mean, there're more Sleeping Beauty genderswaps than Peter Pan! So.. there's no fandom answer to what girl-Peter-Pan would be named.

And I love kukui nut leis (especially when they're painted)! The oil is supposed to really good for your skin and hair as well (fun facts! Also: it's the state tree of Hawai'i and makes a nice lamp oil. The foliage is also very pretty).
So many people have told me I would love Everwood, but I never watched it. I probably would love it and then be horrifically devastated over it ending, and I just don't need that kind of grief! I still deal with night sweats and chest pain over the OC being over, and that ended... oh my god... FIVE YEARS AGO?!?! *panic attack*

Help.

You should really watch Friends. Like every episode. It's my favorite show of all time. Nothing makes me laugh harder... besides my actual friends. Uhh... sometimes. But really, best show ever.

Apparently since ABC just canceled this new terrible show Work It, Cougar Town will have a place again. I hope so. The creator has been tweeting about it and I am stressed, basically.

Sleeping Beauty genderswaps? HMMM interesting!

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Alright, I guess I got behind but I'm catching up quick...

Love the Seven Seas Lagoon! (: Always nice to arrive at the Magic Kingdom or ride the monorail and see that beautiful sight. Your picture captures that essence perfectly LOL @ your whole monorail man story, I never read your last TR, but I knew about it. You is DISFamous You must've been enjoying that ride ... A LOT all the way to the Poly haha

Oh my gosh, I love your little interpretation of that picture, "God's big camera in the sky" love it! Disney is truly a creation worth taking a photograph of, obviously God would be taking a picture. He is a man of many interests and an Almighty DISer. Love your picture of Space (when read literally, it sounds funny lol) from the Monorail, how I miss it so

YAY The Poly, my dream resort LOL @ the guy who went to the Main Street Barbers, a whole lot of respect for that guy haha All the power to ya my man! And the Poly tree looks so pretty. Hopefully someday I will be able to really see all the Christmas decorations in the world, they just look so pretty in pictures they must be awe-inspiring in real-life (like everything there).

That's awesome how 'Ohanas has it split up in the No-ADR versus ADR there. I've seen situations (well... at T-Rex) where they need stuff like that and it isn't a pretty sight. I may have to consider going there now (NEW CHARACTER BREAKFAST! <3) And knowing how Le Cellier is, I would love if there could be walk-ins there like you explained Always wanted to eat there.

I'm sorry to hear you were disregarded in the field of opting out to not have other people sit at your table. I probably would've been the same way, but... you just have to go with the flow. Though I'm pretty sure serial killers wouldn't be walking around Disney, if they are... EEK! But the annoying part, totally understand. But that's awesome they were a great group you were paired up. The Disney Fates were in your favor then

Oh my gosh... you and the Frumps (Jess and Kristen) are going to kill me with your food descriptions. Why must you make them sound so delectable? I mean, when you start with "Slap My Behind and Call me Walt Disney", you can't go wrong. I want me some steak and those million scoops of ice cream RIGHT NOW! And I think I may go out on a limb for the Pomegranate Iced Tea, Pomegranate seems like the real deal fruit haha I wish I could've heard your review of bread pudding though, seems like you could've given one heckuva review

Can't wait to read more!
Thank you!! I'm DISFamous??? Really?? *Taylor Swift ohmyGODican'tbelievei'mwinningyetANOTHERaward face* Just kidding, I know I pretty much rule these boards.

I like the idea of calling God an "Almighty DISer". I hope he reads my TR.

All the decorations are truly beautiful, but the best is the castle dream lights.

There's a new character breakfast at 'Ohana? *googles* Hmm... I don't see anything about that. It seems to be the same Lilo and Stitch Best Friends breakfast!

It's not that WE make them sound delectable... they ARE that good! Fantastic food inspires fantastic descriptions, I guess. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum! I wish I could eat Disney food right now! All other food seems lame in comparison and that is really saying something coming from me!

Next time I will for sure try that bread pudding and provide an excellent review!


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Alright, hopefully after this I'll be caught up... pretty sure I'll be...

First, I gotta say you know your celebrity families. Those Kardashians... lol Anyways... I'm sorry to hear you were too tired to go to MK so early and missed MSEP. Well, you have a long trip ahead of you anyways, more chances to see it And that's awesome how those people you met gave you 20% discounts. But HULA TIMON! OH MY GOSH! Well, at least you guys were fast moving in case he got far...

LOL @ the CM asking who's Timon it was. That is just how it is for us child at hearts aka DISers aka crazy people (say that like Charlotte says in Princess and the Frog) "I won't grow up! I won't grow up! I will never go to school (well I have, okay song over...)" I hope my random annoying addends won't totally throw you off. Just be warned though

All that stuff about the Poly is really cool. Disney is so very authentic when it comes to how they add little bits and pieces to their resort. Where the CMs had to leave the room for a tree planting, that's impressive! And that's cool you have your own Kukui necklace, just another piece of Disney for you at home

That's so cool how they named you Queen of the Polynesian! Very cool! "Eat your heart out Kate Middleton" A million cool points to what show and what episode, because it's the best quote ever! Anyways... must've been pretty awesome to be getting so much magic already on this trip. How I would love to be of royalty in Disney. *bows down*

I'm sorry to hear about Hula Timon though. I was so hoping to see more of him. I pray he doesn't have to end up with some Evil Toddlers or Sid. Though... I think I can hear him "You've Got A Friend In Me" mashed-up with "We Belong Together" He will always be remembered though...

Can't wait to read about your first moments in the most Magical of Kingdoms!
We got to see MSEP later in the trip

Omg, I sing that "I Won't Grow Up" song all the time. I played a lost boy in a production of Peter Pan when I was 10 years old and that was my favorite number to perform.

THAT WAS ON GLEE, RIGHT? Kurt said that. No idea what episode. Oh wait, it was at the prom! But yeah, Kate Middelton is totally jealous of me, I think that's obvious.

I'm going to buy another Hula Timon and bring him along for another trip, so don't worry! He will make his triumphant return one day!

Thanks for reading and for all the wonderful comments!
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So many people have told me I would love Everwood, but I never watched it. I probably would love it and then be horrifically devastated over it ending, and I just don't need that kind of grief! I still deal with night sweats and chest pain over the OC being over, and that ended... oh my god... FIVE YEARS AGO?!?! *panic attack*

Help.

You should really watch Friends. Like every episode. It's my favorite show of all time. Nothing makes me laugh harder... besides my actual friends. Uhh... sometimes. But really, best show ever.

Apparently since ABC just canceled this new terrible show Work It, Cougar Town will have a place again. I hope so. The creator has been tweeting about it and I am stressed, basically.

Sleeping Beauty genderswaps? HMMM interesting!
Very important first: Did you see that Taylor Swift was cast as Eponine in the new movie version of Les Mis? Like, I have no idea who that casting director is or why they have a job. I would be a better casting director than that person and all my resume consists of is having lots of opinions on people's faces.

Everwood is adorable; it transports Stars Hollow to Colorado and adds in lots of skiing. Emily van Camp (from Revenge) is in it and so is Chris Pratt (from Parks and Rec). Ugh, it is adorable and makes me cry all the time because it is so good at crying moments and not being too schmaltzy.

I've only ever seen the first season of the O.C. It's like when I only watched the first season of Friday Night Lights for about three years - sometimes there are perfect television seasons that I am afraid to move past because the sophomore slump depresses me (also my college roommate had the DVDs and then we moved into separate apartments so no more access).

YES I SAW THAT. I'm so glad because we're almost through with season 2 and, seriously Work It looked awful (so did the show that Work It replaced. Man Up or whatever).
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DECEMBER 5, 2011
DAY 1, PART 5 In Which We Let The Memories Begin!


At last, it was time to monorail it over to the most perfect place on this planet:


I can't tell you how happy I was. I was singing and skipping and laughing all the way from the monorail to the entrance.

Going back to the Magic Kingdom after not seeing it in eighteen months is the closest thing I will ever experience to Heaven on Earth. That's it.

I was in complete awe. Finally, I thought, I'm here. I'm back. I'm really back. I'm finally home.

I distinctly remember stating the obvious over and over as we walked in. "It's just so beautiful," I said. "It's just SO. BEAUTIFUL."

It was instant relaxation and relief for someone who never calms down, never stops worrying, never stops stressing, never stops obsessing, never stops freaking out. It was peace, at last and all of a sudden. I just felt like collapsing onto the street, crying and kissing the pavement as if I had just landed on the shore after being lost at sea for 18 months.

As the castle came into view, I said through tears, "Have you ever seen anything so beautiful in your entire life?"

Seeing the castle with the dream lights on it for Christmas was just breathtaking. My pictures do not even begin to capture such a magnificent sight. You can't imagine that the most beautiful thing you've ever seen could be EVEN MORE STUNNING, and then Disney does it. I realize I'm overusing the word beautiful here, but you've been there. You know. It's the most beautiful place in the world. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

You know what wasn't beautiful? THE CROWDS.

This was pretty much the only time we had a crowd problem besides at the Osborne lights, but that's days from now. Anyway, the MK was pretty crowded because Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party was going on during select nights, so everyone without party tickets would come on the non-party nights so that they could see Wishes, The Magic, The Memories, and You, and The Main Street Electrical Parade.

The awesome thing about that was that the lines for rides were pretty non-existent, since everyone was mostly there for the shows. The bad thing was that you could hardly move once you got closer to the hub.

Still, I managed to find a great spot for my mom and I, just a little left of center, right in front of the castle, minutes before The Magic, The Memories, and You began.


This was our location. It was a pretty great spot but like I said, the pictures in no way compare to the real beauty!

I found some good ones on Tumblr, though:












Seriously, it's the most stunning thing in the world. I really hope I am there during the holiday season again soon. It's such a special time to visit.

OK so, OMG. The Magic, The Memories, And You. Holy freaking crap. This was our first time ever seeing this show and I can not even explain how incredible it truly is. I mean, besides your usual Disney magic, the digital projection is some of the BEST I have ever seen! It is so tight and sharp and EXACT to the castle. I cried so much during this. I especially got emotional during the part where the girl gets proposed to and she starts jumping up and down. My dream is to get proposed to at Disney and if it actually happens I will probably die of happiness before I even get to say yes! Also, if a man proposes to me at any place other than Disney, I will say no. If you propose to me in a place where Cinderella doesn't live, how do you expect our marriage to work?

The other time I got really emotional was when they sing the line, "Open your heart and let the memories begin" and then they play a quote of Walt speaking at the opening of Disneyland. He says, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" I actually know that entire speech by heart. I have it on my iPod. I get teary just hearing Walt speak. I know I say this all the time, but I will never stop being in awe of him. He was just a little boy drawing pictures once upon a time, he followed his dreams, and they came true beyond his wildest imagination. People who aren't crazy about Disney can say that the whole "dreams come true" thing is just clever marketing, and I just feel bad for them. How can they not realize that Disney's claims of "dreams come true" is backed up by the fact that Walt followed his? He followed them with such strength, creativity, and conviction that millions upon millions of people visit the product of those dreams.

Do you know what he said when they were planning Disney World? I love this quote. "I believe we can create a community that more people will talk about and come to see than anywhere else in the world." I mean HOW CRAZY IS THAT? How gutsy is that, to even say those words? It came true! He did it! There are people having the time of their lives at his parks right now all because he believed. Some people think having big dreams is crazy and foolish, but I think NOT having them is crazy and foolish. Sure, what Walt ended up creating is a one in a million experience, but what if that next one in a million is you? So give your wildest dreams a try. Nothing is ever as hard as we build it up in our minds to be. Just try. You never know what could happen. You may end up building a magical kingdom of your own. You never know.

I didn't take any pictures during the show because I was too busy being in awe, but I (again) found a great Holiday shot on Tumblr so I figured why not share:


AMAZING!

Before Wishes began, I spotted Tinkerbell waiting in the highest tower to fly over the Kingdom:



I usually save Wishes for more toward the end of the vacation, but I decided to just slap a full dose of some of the best magic Disney has to offer right onto our faces right out of the gate. I mean, why not? ARE YA DIZZY YET?!

Watching Wishes is one of my favorite things to do in my life. It just never gets old. My favorite part is when all the characters start saying their wishes. It gets me SO GOOD. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I can not stop myself from crying during that part.

Seeing Wishes right away was kind of like the official kick off of the trip. Like BOOM, YOU'RE AT DISNEY. NOW GO PLAY. MAKIN DREAMS COME TRoOOOOOoooOOOOoooOOOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOOooo, Livin It Up! Love that feeling!

The problem was that it was like 10:30 PM and I hadn't gotten any sleep the night before so that equaled a LOT of hours of no sleep. I have insomnia and often have to work ridiculous hours on sets with hardly any rest, so I'm used to it, but my mom was about to collapse.

So we went back to Pop to get some sleep. The end!

NOT. LOL WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE. DO YOU THINK THERE IS SLEEPING IN DISNEY?! HAVE YOU NOT READ THE TRIP REPORT "THERE'S NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY!"? DO YOU THINK I'M KIDDING? DO YOU THINK WE CALL IT MANIA FOR NOTHIN!??!

I mean, really.

Up next: The walking dead conquer the MK! ....Sorta.

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Very important first: Did you see that Taylor Swift was cast as Eponine in the new movie version of Les Mis? Like, I have no idea who that casting director is or why they have a job. I would be a better casting director than that person and all my resume consists of is having lots of opinions on people's faces.

Everwood is adorable; it transports Stars Hollow to Colorado and adds in lots of skiing. Emily van Camp (from Revenge) is in it and so is Chris Pratt (from Parks and Rec). Ugh, it is adorable and makes me cry all the time because it is so good at crying moments and not being too schmaltzy.

I've only ever seen the first season of the O.C. It's like when I only watched the first season of Friday Night Lights for about three years - sometimes there are perfect television seasons that I am afraid to move past because the sophomore slump depresses me (also my college roommate had the DVDs and then we moved into separate apartments so no more access).

YES I SAW THAT. I'm so glad because we're almost through with season 2 and, seriously Work It looked awful (so did the show that Work It replaced. Man Up or whatever).
EYEROLL. I guess they think that she will bring in young fans who maybe wouldn't be interested in seeing Les Mis otherwise? I can understand it as a business decision, but not on any other level.

Oh man, Everwood sounds awesome. I love Chris Pratt.

The first season of the OC is so good that it breaks my heart and ruins my life every single time I watch it. I LOVE season 2, though. I know a lot of people don't but it's still magical to me. Season 3 is a sin, but there are still some amazing moments that make it worth it. Season 4 is just an entirely new show. I love Season 4 in its own way, but nothing will ever be as good as the beginning. Especially b/c I was in 8th grade at the time and nothing is ever as big of a deal as it is when you are 14. Ah, those were the days!

I've never watched Friday Night Lights but I've literally not heard one bad thing about it. I'll get around to it one of these days. Right now I want to catch up on Grey's Anatomy b/c they are doing a "what if" episode and I LOVE when shows do that.
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The other time I got really emotional was when they sing the line, "Open your heart and let the memories begin" and then they play a quote of Walt speaking at the opening of Disneyland. He says, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" I actually know that entire speech by heart. I have it on my iPod. I get teary just hearing Walt speak. I know I say this all the time, but I will never stop being in awe of him. He was just a little boy drawing pictures once upon a time, he followed his dreams, and they came true beyond his wildest imagination. People who aren't crazy about Disney can say that the whole "dreams come true" thing is just clever marketing, and I just feel bad for them. How can they not realize that Disney's claims of "dreams come true" is backed up by the fact that Walt followed his? He followed them with such strength, creativity, and conviction that millions upon millions of people visit the product of those dreams.

Do you know what he said when they were planning Disney World? I love this quote. "I believe we can create a community that more people will talk about and come to see than anywhere else in the world." I mean HOW CRAZY IS THAT? How gutsy is that, to even say those words? It came true! He did it! There are people having the time of their lives at his parks right now all because he believed. Some people think having big dreams is crazy and foolish, but I think NOT having them is crazy and foolish. Sure, what Walt ended up creating is a one in a million experience, but what if that next one in a million is you? So give your wildest dreams a try. Nothing is ever as hard as we build it up in our minds to be. Just try. You never know what could happen. You may end up building a magical kingdom of your own. You never know.
Thanks so much for expressing your sentiments so eloquently. I know exactly how you feel about WDW, the Castle, the fireworks, Walt and all things Disney. You either get it or you don't and you GET IT! This is the first post I read after watching my Saints lose to the 49ers and I sure did need the lift. Thanks again.
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Great report! I stumbled upon yours as I was reading Jess's! Fun! I was there in December from the 7-11th so I'm excited to hear what you did and what you thought. Isn't it just beautiful at Christmastime? It was my first time there in December and I just loved it! Can't wait for more
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OH YAY my first night all moved into college and I have an update to read right before I go to sleep. Life is good!

Beautiful is the perfect word to describe everything in Disney. I'm like tearing up just reading your description right now. NOTHING CAN EVER BE BETTER THAN THE MAGIC KINGDOM. ANYTHING. I love it more than words can describe.

Please excuse me while I go turn on my Magic, Memories, and You soundtrack so I can read this part of your update with the appropriate background music.

"...as we proudly present... the magic, the memories, and YOU!"

- nice sparkly disney music begins -

- piano interlude -

"A TWINKLE OF LIGHT..... A TOWER SO TALL... A PRINCESS PREPARES TO HAVE HER MIDNIGHT AT THE BALL..."

I'm dying. Take me home. Now. Please.

Alright lets continue.

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My dream is to get proposed to at Disney and if it actually happens I will probably die of happiness before I even get to say yes! Also, if a man proposes to me at any place other than Disney, I will say no. If you propose to me in a place where Cinderella doesn't live, how do you expect our marriage to work?
Me too, sister! If it's not a Disney proposal, it's a no go. And if it's not a fairytale wedding... we are going to be off to a rocky start. End of story. <-- this guy may be laughing but I'm dead serious. hahaha

And every word you said about Walt Disney is so true. It's absolutely unbelievable to think that everything he ever thought of actually became a reality. He built it out of nothing but a dream! That's absolutely insane when you think about it.

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NOT. LOL WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE. DO YOU THINK THERE IS SLEEPING IN DISNEY?! HAVE YOU NOT READ THE TRIP REPORT "THERE'S NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY!"? DO YOU THINK I'M KIDDING? DO YOU THINK WE CALL IT MANIA FOR NOTHIN!??!
God, this is why I love you. And this is why your trip reports are like some of my top top favorite pieces of literature of all time.

I can't wait for the next update!! Thank you for helping me survive my first night of college. Now I am going to go to sleep and dream about the magic, memories, and you. Good night.

"And we wish you. magical. dreams." (said in that beautiful robotic disney resort telephone voice. )
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #101
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You are by far the most entertaining trip reporter of all time! I haven't laughed this much in a long time Great writing style

First of all - I am an O.C. fan and really miss that how! One of my kids surprised me with copies of Season 3 for my birthday this past summer and I immediately put DVD 1 in and started watching before I even blew the candles out on my cake (before anyone thinks I'm mean to my family, I had many many many candles to blow out and needed the rest first )

How neat that you got into Ohana and everything worked out with the other dinner companions - I think only at Disney could that work out so well. I'm so sorry that Hula Timon didn't turn up - but hopefully as you said, he is in the hands of a child who is treating him like royalty.
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First of all, I saw the word 'Everwood' and started bawling. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CANCEL IT, CW???

WHY?

WHYYYYYYYYY?



Anyway, your update...

OoooOooooOooo pretty Christmas lights on the train station. 10,000 more Christmas pics, please! *grabby hands*

It was instant relaxation and relief for someone who never calms down, never stops worrying, never stops stressing, never stops obsessing, never stops freaking out.
I couldn't have said it any better. I mean, I'd be lying if I said I stop worrying completely while at WDW because part of me is still convinced I'm gonna go flying into the Briar Patch and suffer death by giant thorn impalement, but the giant weight that I carry around on my shoulders every other day of the year is lifted (and then immediately replaced by my actual giant weight of a backpack) and everything feels right.

After seeing The Magic, The Memories, and You only once, it has become one of my favorite things in all of WDW. It just happened to be raining on the night we saw it, so the tears streaming down my face blended in quite nicely. The song itself would've gotten me, but the music/watching people have fun in my favorite place in the whole wide world/standing *in* my favorite place in the whole wide world/Walt Disney combo was the perfect storm of tear induction.

I still crack up every time I see Livin' It Up all bright and cheery in Comic Sans. I've gotta be careful. If I get super drunk anytime soon, I have a feeling I'm gonna wind up with it tattooed somewhere on my body.
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Thanks so much for expressing your sentiments so eloquently. I know exactly how you feel about WDW, the Castle, the fireworks, Walt and all things Disney. You either get it or you don't and you GET IT! This is the first post I read after watching my Saints lose to the 49ers and I sure did need the lift. Thanks again.
Aww thank you. I'm so happy I could bring you a bit of joy by expressing my Disney love!

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Great report! I stumbled upon yours as I was reading Jess's! Fun! I was there in December from the 7-11th so I'm excited to hear what you did and what you thought. Isn't it just beautiful at Christmastime? It was my first time there in December and I just loved it! Can't wait for more
I love Jess, she brought me so many new readers! yay Jess! Thanks for joining in & !!!

Yes, it was so beautiful to see all the decorations. I never thought I'd be one to go to Disney around Christmastime and now I can't imagine Christmastime WITHOUT Disney.... the obsession just grows and grows!

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OH YAY my first night all moved into college and I have an update to read right before I go to sleep. Life is good!

Beautiful is the perfect word to describe everything in Disney. I'm like tearing up just reading your description right now. NOTHING CAN EVER BE BETTER THAN THE MAGIC KINGDOM. ANYTHING. I love it more than words can describe.

Please excuse me while I go turn on my Magic, Memories, and You soundtrack so I can read this part of your update with the appropriate background music.

"...as we proudly present... the magic, the memories, and YOU!"

- nice sparkly disney music begins -

- piano interlude -

"A TWINKLE OF LIGHT..... A TOWER SO TALL... A PRINCESS PREPARES TO HAVE HER MIDNIGHT AT THE BALL..."

I'm dying. Take me home. Now. Please.

Alright lets continue.

Me too, sister! If it's not a Disney proposal, it's a no go. And if it's not a fairytale wedding... we are going to be off to a rocky start. End of story. <-- this guy may be laughing but I'm dead serious. hahaha

And every word you said about Walt Disney is so true. It's absolutely unbelievable to think that everything he ever thought of actually became a reality. He built it out of nothing but a dream! That's absolutely insane when you think about it.

God, this is why I love you. And this is why your trip reports are like some of my top top favorite pieces of literature of all time.

I can't wait for the next update!! Thank you for helping me survive my first night of college. Now I am going to go to sleep and dream about the magic, memories, and you. Good night.

"And we wish you. magical. dreams." (said in that beautiful robotic disney resort telephone voice. )
Ahhh CONGRATULATIONS GIRL! A new college, a new adventure! I know how stressful it was for you to be in that other school you hated. I can't wait to hear how everything goes during your first week. I'm sure it will be amazing.

Ok I love how you were tearing up reading my descriptions and now I'M tearing up reading YOUR descriptions. LOL. We're just an endless parade of Disney emotions.

hahaha I'm serious about it too! Disney is one of the most important things to me, how can I agree to spend my life with someone who doesn't understand that? You don't get Disney? THAT'S A DEALBREAKER!!

Every time I get discouraged about my dreams I just think of Walt. What if he had given up before succeeding? I CAN NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT.

hahaha I love you too girl!!! WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE TO HEAR THAT ROBOTIC PHONE VOICE RIGHT NOW!

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You are by far the most entertaining trip reporter of all time! I haven't laughed this much in a long time Great writing style

First of all - I am an O.C. fan and really miss that how! One of my kids surprised me with copies of Season 3 for my birthday this past summer and I immediately put DVD 1 in and started watching before I even blew the candles out on my cake (before anyone thinks I'm mean to my family, I had many many many candles to blow out and needed the rest first )

How neat that you got into Ohana and everything worked out with the other dinner companions - I think only at Disney could that work out so well. I'm so sorry that Hula Timon didn't turn up - but hopefully as you said, he is in the hands of a child who is treating him like royalty.
Wow, that is quite a compliment! Thank you so much!

Your kids bought you the OC for your birthday? Best kids ever!

I agree, in Disney almost everything works out magically... not so much in real life!

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First of all, I saw the word 'Everwood' and started bawling. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CANCEL IT, CW???

WHY?

WHYYYYYYYYY?



Anyway, your update...

OoooOooooOooo pretty Christmas lights on the train station. 10,000 more Christmas pics, please! *grabby hands*

It was instant relaxation and relief for someone who never calms down, never stops worrying, never stops stressing, never stops obsessing, never stops freaking out.
I couldn't have said it any better. I mean, I'd be lying if I said I stop worrying completely while at WDW because part of me is still convinced I'm gonna go flying into the Briar Patch and suffer death by giant thorn impalement, but the giant weight that I carry around on my shoulders every other day of the year is lifted (and then immediately replaced by my actual giant weight of a backpack) and everything feels right.

After seeing The Magic, The Memories, and You only once, it has become one of my favorite things in all of WDW. It just happened to be raining on the night we saw it, so the tears streaming down my face blended in quite nicely. The song itself would've gotten me, but the music/watching people have fun in my favorite place in the whole wide world/standing *in* my favorite place in the whole wide world/Walt Disney combo was the perfect storm of tear induction.

I still crack up every time I see Livin' It Up all bright and cheery in Comic Sans. I've gotta be careful. If I get super drunk anytime soon, I have a feeling I'm gonna wind up with it tattooed somewhere on my body.
Why does ANY channel cancel ANY good show? This is why you and I should run the world. And by the world, I mean all of TV, but that's basically the whole world anyway.

Oh man, I took an endless amount of pics of the MK all dressed up for Christmas. I have so many of the exact same pictures just on different days. I couldn't stop snapping away. And yet, they do not even begin to capture the beauty!!! One day we are doing a Christmastime Girls of the DIS trip!!!!

I never really worry about safety on Disney rides b/c I know they are the best quality machines money can buy and are tested constantly. ANYWHERE else, though, oh my God I imagine the 10 million different ways any ride can kill me. When I took my cousin to a carnival last summer I was so terrified the entire time.

Ahh it really is one of the best shows they've ever done. I saw it a few more times on the trip and it was just as effective over and over again.

Stay tuned for more Livin It Up!
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I'm going to update today... but first an aside about other Disney Parks...

Hi guys! This is just some of me obsessing over the international Disney Parks. If you've been to any of them or are fascinated by them like me, a lot of this info is going to probably seem lame, but for those of my readers who don't know a lot about these parks I just wanted to write a bit about it because you all really need to get educated and obsessed like me!!!

So my last update seems like forever ago... That's mainly because I've recently become OBSESSED with all Disney Parks that are not in the United States. I mean, I've always been into them and knew a bit of info about each park, but I never went into deep research. I've now completely given up all of my free time to the rabbit hole that is information on all the parks in Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. I can't even describe how passionate I am about this. I have even started learning Japanese. I don't even know, you guys. I've always had a wanderlust and wanted to travel the world... the only reason I ever wanted to be rich was so I could take trips, I don't give a crap about nice cars or mansions, I just want to see the world... my #1 place I wanted to visit was always Europe followed by Africa, but as usual Disney has to take over and influence my whole life... now I think I want to go to Tokyo even more than Europe which I NEVER thought I would say because I have been obsessed with Europe for years... but TOYKO HAS TOYKO DISNEYSEA WHICH IS OFFICIALLY THE COOLEST PLACE I HAVE EVER NOT SEEN. I can't even fathom that park. That's the only way I can describe it: I can't fathom it. You have to check out this website: http://www.tdrfan.com/ especially look at all the pictures of each "land" in Toyko DisneySea. I think it's the most spectacular looking Disney park of all time. Believe it or not, I'm actually not thrilled by their version of the Magic Kingdom -- their "Main Street" is called World Bazaar and is INSIDE, which is...no pun intended..bizarre to me. IT'S A BIZARRE BAZAAR. Quite frankly. I haven't researched it enough yet though because I'm too consumed by Toyko DisneySea at the moment.

My second biggest International Disney Park obsession would be Disneyland Paris. Their version of the MK is the PRETTIEST thing in the world. I can't get over it. Their Fantasyland is 2934801298x better than the one at WDW. It kind of makes WDW's Fantasyland look like an outdoor mall of rides. And I LOVE WDW'S FANTASYLAND!!! But DLP's version looks like a REAL Kingdom out of one of the princess movies. I have watched this walkthrough so many times: http://youtu.be/E-YeQ0FMrHM MY GOD I WANT TO LIVE THERE.

Hong Kong Disneyland seems like the least cool... but it's Disney, so that means even the least awesome is still better than all other things. But I don't know, their Main Street seems REALLY plain and weird to me... still wonderful of course, just dull compared to the other versions of Main Street. And their castle is TINY! I know the one in California is small, but the one in Hong Kong kind of seems like an afterthought! But who cares about THAT because THEY HAVE TOY STORY LAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even with this. They are expanding this park a lot and adding more and more, apparently it will be done in 2013. I WOULD LIKE TO GO FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW LANDS PLEASE.

I am so pissed that all of these places are not right around the corner from me. It's making me realize how UNBELIEVABLY LUCKY I am to live so close to WDW... I mean, it's 18 hours by car and 2 hours by plane... that is nothing compared to how far Japan, China, and France are. Ahh, at least it's something to look forward to ONE DAY! I hope i'll be able to go to at least one of these places before I'm 30... maybe more than one if my wildest dreams come true... and who knows, maybe they will... Walt's did.

I've also never been to Disneyland in California which I know is a terrible thing. I have been meaning to go since like, 2004, but I always end up choosing Disney World instead because LET'S BE REAL FOR A SECOND HOW CAN I CHOOSE TO GO TO A PLACE THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN EPCOT. Like what even. But I REALLYREALLY am going to go to California within the next 2 years, I think. I may go in February 2013 because that's a big time for auditions for new TV shows in Los Angeles (pilot season) and I can't go this year. So WE'LL SEE. I also avoid Disneyland TRs/walkthroughs bc I want to experience it first hand without seeing it any other way. I know that I won't get to go to the international parks for years and years (unless some miracle occurs) so I can't really resist with learning everything about those (plus it's a little less than wise to go overseas without knowing anything LOL). I kind of want to experience Disneyland in California without knowing much about it or seeing many photos. It's always better to enter a Disney park armed with information, but when I was a child I knew nothing about the parks and just explored WDW going wherever and doing whatever and I kind of want to experience Disneyland that way...... CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY I AM NOT ON A PLANE RIGHT NOW? UGH

Anyway....whew. If you have ever been to any of the international parks, please direct me to your TR(s)!! I have been reading a lot of them and I am just dying. Seriously, you think you can't love Disney any more than you already do... and somehow your heart expands like the Grinch's on Christmas Morning!!!!!!!!! Well, I don't even know what I'm talking about at this point but OH MAN. Ok, I'll go finish the update now lalalalala.
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We went to Disneyland Paris in September of 2010 and it was beautiful. I didn't write a TR about it, because I was so jetlagged during that portion of the trip that honestly I don't remember much. Silly me. We are going back in July this year though, so I will make sure to take plenty of notes and pictures, and I'll direct you to the TR that I'll be writing.
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