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Old 03-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #76
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Thanks for the link to the old version of the figment ride. It's completely different than what it is now. I wonder what made them change it? I mean, I know attractions need to be refreshed once in a while but why put in Eric Idle and take out the dream maker dude completely? Their decisions baffle me sometimes.

Great pics of Disney on ice! I've never seen a show but it looks like tons of fun.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #77
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That Disney on Ice show looks so cute, I'm glad they added Tangled to a show! I went to one in January, and it didn't have Tangled, and that's what my niece really wanted to see. I'll have to see if that show will be around here at all. I like the Alice in Wonderland part with the cards too, that looks cute!

Yay for your ME packet! I can't wait to see pics from the Flower and Garden festival this week, it's going to be so beautiful!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #78
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Woohoo on being at Disney in one month!

I love the Disney on Ice pictures - sounds like you guys had a great time.
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Oh, I LOVE Disney on Ice! It's a shame I haven't seen it in so long. Wait... how long has it been? 1... 2... carry the 6... square it... wow, I think before my first Disney trip! I'm long overdue for seeing it again, especially with all these new characters in the show. Naveen and Tiana

YAY! THE ME PACKAGE HAS ARRIVED! Always a great little thing to receive especially when it comes to knowing how far away your trip is. Very exciting!

Can't wait to hear about your next park plans!
If you get the chance, you should go to another show. They are a lot of fun.

It sure is exciting!

More park plans to come this afternoon (hopefully)!

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Something about big, 'ole Mr. Incredible on skates just strikes me as funny!

On the other hand, I love the picture of Tink "flying" through the air!

The show sounds like fun-we've never seen one!
LOL yeah, they were out to do the warm-up. The flying was pretty cool.

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WOW, that show looks like it was awesome! I went to a show that came to my city in September, and it had Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, and Tangled. It looks like the beginning (with Mickey and the gang) and the end (with ALL the princesses and princes) were similar though! It's funny how many different shows they must have touring at once!

Yay for Magical Express stuff! That's so exciting!
What show did you go to? They do seem to have a bunch of different ones at the same time. And I'm sure they recycle parts from other shows. The one we saw a couple years ago was 100 Years of Magic and I know there was a Lion King part in that too-but even this time it was a little different.

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Thanks for the link to the old version of the figment ride. It's completely different than what it is now. I wonder what made them change it? I mean, I know attractions need to be refreshed once in a while but why put in Eric Idle and take out the dream maker dude completely? Their decisions baffle me sometimes.

Great pics of Disney on ice! I've never seen a show but it looks like tons of fun.
You're welcome. It is a LOT different. I have no idea why they changed it. Normally I'm all for changes but that is one that I (and a lot of other people) do not agree with. They sort of ruined a perfectly good attraction. Oh well, atleast Figment is back.

We went to one a couple years ago (and one or two when we were younger). It is a great way to get a little Disney magic at home!

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That Disney on Ice show looks so cute, I'm glad they added Tangled to a show! I went to one in January, and it didn't have Tangled, and that's what my niece really wanted to see. I'll have to see if that show will be around here at all. I like the Alice in Wonderland part with the cards too, that looks cute!

Yay for your ME packet! I can't wait to see pics from the Flower and Garden festival this week, it's going to be so beautiful!
That's a bummer the one you went to didn't have Tangled. That was part of the reason I wanted to go (ok, and Tiana and Naveen). The Alice in Wonderland part was cool. We had to go and watch the movie last night because it's been so long since we've seen it!

I will be eager to see the pictures this week too.

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Woohoo on being at Disney in one month!

I love the Disney on Ice pictures - sounds like you guys had a great time.
I know, it is coming up fast!

Glad you enjoyed the pictures. We did have a good time. I'm glad we decided to go.
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What show did you go to? They do seem to have a bunch of different ones at the same time. And I'm sure they recycle parts from other shows. The one we saw a couple years ago was 100 Years of Magic and I know there was a Lion King part in that too-but even this time it was a little different.
I think the show I went to was called Dare to Dream. It was great!
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I think the show I went to was called Dare to Dream. It was great!
That sounds fun. But then again I'm sure all of the ice shows are great!
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OK, a couple countdowns for today:

Only one week until my birthday. I know I shouldn't have that smiley but I feel like I'm getting so old.

32 days until the official start of spring break (and the Brewers home opener...partly why we're not leaving until Saturday, haha).

33 days until Disney World!

Time sure is flying! Which means I better get a move on sharing some more park plans. So next up is...



EPCOT PARK PLANS!!!

Can I just say how much I love that picture? There sure are some awesome Disney blogs out there.

Before I get to the Epcot must-dos, why not post another one of my favorite theme park tracks? It's not really a song, but rather one of those background tracks that adds to the atmosphere of the park. Feel free to click the link and imagine yourself going through Epcot.

Future World music

Since we are going to be at the Boardwalk, it's going to be a lot easier to get to Epcot (not like it's such a hassle otherwise...but having our own "private" entrance will be nice!)

There are two attractions that are definite must-dos every trip at Epcot and it's probably no question what they are:

-Soarin
-Test Track


Soarin is one of my all-time favorites, if not my absolute favorite Disney attraction and Test Track is always enjoyable too. Thank god the refurbishment there doesn't start until after we leave...I don't think I could handle having Test Track AND Thunder Mountain closed on one trip. I have a feeling we'll have to be at the park for opening to do Soarin but that won't be a problem since the plan is to go to each park for rope drop.

It'll be a game-time decision whether or not I try Mission:Space...

Other attractions I want to do in Future World are Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth, and the Seas with Nemo and Friends. The ride is so cute plus it's fun watching the fish (something that I know my dad is willing to do, unlike some other family members!). I know it's not a favorite for a lot of people but I wouldn't mind visiting Ellen at Ellen's Energy Adventure.

Since Dad and I both have Disney Visas, we will again have to take advantage of getting our free photo at the Visa meet and greet.

Moving on to World Showcase, it's been a while since we've been on Maelstrom so I would like to do that. Dad also said something about watching the movies in some of the pavilions. We saw the France one a couple years ago, but the other ones, well, I don't know if I've ever seen them (or if I have it's been that long that I don't even remember). And after reading some of our Disney books it would be fun to explore the pavilions a little more. So tell me what some of your favorite spots are in World Showcase! We might come across some of them while doing a Kim Possible mission (which is supposedly going to change to Phineas and Ferb in the near future?). I think there's only two I haven't done: Mexico and China. Hopefully I can check one of those off my list.

Wednesday night is when we have our ADR at Via Napoli so that might be a good night to stay for Illuminations.

And of course we are looking forward to seeing Epcot come to life for the Flower and Garden Festival! How can you not be excited when Epcot will look something like this?


It really does make a visit to Epcot a whole different experience. The front entrance display is supposed to be Fantasia-themed so that should be cool. But my favorites are the fairies so I'm glad to see those will be back again.

Am I missing anything?
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Oh wow that's cool that your birthday is in a week! And 33 days is SO SOON. (Just letting you know I'll probably say that every time you tell us how many days you have left, hahaha.)

Those sounds like awesome plans. I feel the same way, Soarin' and Test Track all the way! I'm glad TT will be open for you since BTMRR will be closed.
And I personally love Ellen's Energy Adventure! It's just so educational hahah.

Those Epcot pictures are both just WOW, brilliant. Where do you find these picture?!
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Epcot plans sound good. Test Track will be closed during our visit in May. It's not my favorite, so I'm ok either way, but the rest of my bunch will be upset.

I love the Flower/Garden festival at Epcot---all the colors just make Epcot seem more alive. I've heard about the Fantasia theme at the entrance--sounds really cool. Hoping that it will still be up when we visit May 28.

Gotta love the "private entrance" to Epcot!
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Only a month left to go! I'm getting excited for ya!

I love Epcot, I so want to just really take my time through there someday. Soarin in our number 1 must do!


I know Kadence is hoping the P&F mission is fun. We've not done Kim Possible, but she loves P&F!
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If we go on Maelstrom right after the World Showcase opens we can also get one of those Norwegian club sandwiches from the bakery there.

If we're going to catch the movies in WS, we can also stay for the short film they show after Maelstrom.

There are so many things to see and do when you have a whole week and don't have to feel like you're rushing to get things done.

I always like seeing the American Adventure too. Like Energy Adventure it can be a nice place to relax without having to worry about a wait.
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Your Epcot plans sound great! I keep saying I need to do the movie in China, because we have seen the other movies, but never China! The movie in Canada is really good.

One of my favorite places to explore in the WS is Morocco...there are so many little corners and rooms to look around in, it's so beautiful!

I can't wait for the Flower and Garden festival! I'm so excited the front is going to be Fantasia!!
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I just love that first picture. I was thinking it and then scrolled down to you saying the same thing, too funny. Those movies make me nauseous. I always go if my mom wants to see them, but I like France much more since you have a seat. Martin Short is really hilarious in the Canada one, so that's definitely worth a viewing at least once.

We love to just watch the manatees. Some people are in such a rush at Disney they miss the beautiful creatures in that pavilion, I'm glad you and your dad like to enjoy that also. I don't think we'll do Mission Space again just because it left us feeling, that's it .

Oh, there are 'Flower Power' concerts each weekend during the Flower & Garden Festival, each weekend features a different group. Worth checking out the schedule to see if you guys like the group that'll be there while you're there. Oldies but goodies in my opinion, the concerts will be at the American Garden Theater.
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Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'll respond to the other posts a little later but I just wanted to say ONE MONTH UNTIL DISNEY WORLD!!! It is really coming up fast!

The other exciting thing about today is that it was the start of the Flower and Garden Festival. I've already said how much I love this event and that it's one of the best things about visiting WDW in the spring. While I haven't really seen any pictures of this year's
festival yet (I'm sure they'll be popping up soon...) I thought I'd share some of my favorites from some of our past trips. I just love all the topiaries and colors. Hope you all enjoy them.

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Time for American Idol...have a good night!
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