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Old 02-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #31
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I'm in!! And what a great start to the trip! I must admit, I'm drawn in even more by the drama-ness! (being a performer myself!) I'm super excited to read more!

You can never have too many drama queens in one place! Welcome! Hope you enjoy!

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Joining in !!! I loved your other TR. It looks like this is a fun group and that you are having a blast. Looking forward to more.

Thanks for coming back!! We were blessed with THREE group trips in 2011! It's so much fun to share Disney joy with good friends, isn't it?!

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Hi Susie,
what an AMAZING TR so far. LOVED all the theatre pics, I've seen some through facebook but to put them with names and stories was wonderful- no wonder this will be such a Magical trip all of you guys together.
Stinks about Shae's ears on the plane, that happens to Luke and it's just miserable, poor baby!
Kidani sure is beautiful and I'm glad you guys scored and got a savannah view when just paying for standard. Sorry about the transportation. We have had stays there were everything takes forever and others where the transportation whizzes by- sorry it's a bummer for you guys for now. I assume Boardwalk is still your favorite after this stay?
Can't wait to read more!
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I have missed you, Lesley! Thanks for taking time to read... I know you are CUHRAZY busy!

Does that happen to Luke's ears on every flight!? How miserable!

I agree about transportation... and we try not to complain because most of the time, it is smooth and easy!

And yes... still a Boardwalk fan (even though many of their rooms are JUST as far away, right?!)

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That is a LONG bus ride! Glad you finally got to Epcot.
Gotta love no wait for SSE.
Or a LONG bus SIT!!

It's so hard to wait in line for SSE when we have been so often with no wait. When we went back after Christmas, it was BRUTAL!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #32
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I'm here, I'm here! Thanks for letting me know - I haven't perused the TR section in ages.

Yay! V!!!! Sorry for the pitiful begging, but I miss you on my TRs! Thanks for stopping by!

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Okay, first thoughts:

1. I can't believe how much Tyson and Shae have grown up since we first "met" on the DIS!
I know, right? I do enjoy watching our DIS children grow, but it's SCARY how fast it's happening!

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2. We really MUST do some Disneying together. I already adore you, and now I adore your friends, too.
TOTALLY agree!!! You gonna be around the first few days of April?

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3. I made it here just in time! Cant' wait to go to WWOHP...
Me either! Let's go!

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I can't wait for the next update. We are going to WWoHP in 97 days! I am so excited and looking forward to your report and pictures.
Have you been to WWoHP before!? This was ALL of our first time... so it was crazy fun!

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50 MINUTES???!!!???
Right!? You know we've all had many different kinds of bus experiences and this goes on my list of one of the worst!

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Aside from much time wasted on the bus, it seems as though you guys had a great start in the park! The girls are so cute!!!! And how cool is Tyson's snail?!!!? I've never seen one in WDW before. Many cool lizzards and insects, but no snail. We shall be on the lookout from now on!

We did have a great start. We were all so full of adrenaline and disbelief that this trip had actually arrived! SO many months of planning and talking about it... sometimes it's hard to believe it's real!

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Ugh 50 minutes on a bus does not sound like the funnest way to start your vacation, but yay for finally making it to Epcot!
It's funny how once you arrive at the park, you kinda forget all about those 50 miserable minutes. Darn that Disney magic!
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The girls are so cute with how excited they were about those dolls, they look like a really good set, but I can imagine probably pretty pricey too.
They WERE a good purchase! Thinking about picking one up for Shae in the near future! But, yes... pricey as usual. :roll eyes:

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I love the pictures in the Mexican pavilion, everyone looks like they were so happy to finally be together.

I can't wait to hear more
Oh my gosh, were they EVER?! And that euphoria didn't stop the entire trip!

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I am sitting here with goosebumps recalling "When You Wish" being played by that amazing corps that night at Lucas Oil Field. Minnesota Brass alum here. Star was and will always be one of the classiest acts ever to step on turf.

Love the report. Cant wait to read more.

You get extra bananas for being a drum corps guy! How cool that you were in the stadium watching that show! Thanks for joining in on the report. So glad you're here!
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Of COURSE not! Welcome aboard!!!
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Addy and Shae are so cute together!

I can totally relate to Tyson, I'm always the one being yelled at to walk a little slower.

Can't wait to read about WWoHP! I'm re-reading the books right now and all of these pictures are going to make me want to visit so badly!
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No, we have never been to WWoHP. Super excited to go.
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Okay, love the serious conversation that the girls were having while they were waiting in line for Spaceship Earth. Very grown up there.

Who doesn't love to go into Mexico, put on big ol' hats and just act silly?
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Addy and Shae are so cute together!

I can totally relate to Tyson, I'm always the one being yelled at to walk a little slower.

Can't wait to read about WWoHP! I'm re-reading the books right now and all of these pictures are going to make me want to visit so badly!
Just wait... there are more adorable pictures yet to come!!

I'm glad SOMEONE relates to Tyson!

I think I've read the HP series 4 times!! Then I moved on to Twilight (I'm ashamed to admit... I loved those books and I think the movies absolutely ruined them!) Now I'm completely obsessed with The Hunger Games! How about you? Any other series that you enjoy? I'm always looking for something new!

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Okay, love the serious conversation that the girls were having while they were waiting in line for Spaceship Earth. Very grown up there.

Who doesn't love to go into Mexico, put on big ol' hats and just act silly?

Welcome!!!
I can't think of anyone who doesn't enjoy being crazy in Mexico! It was fun watching the kids let loose.
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We awoke this very special morning just as excited as we could be! A day full of new adventures lay ahead of us. To kick things off, we enjoyed a nice cup of coffee (well, as nice as you can get in a Disney resort… but I digress….) and Halloween Pop Tarts on our little terrace with the great view.





Shae greeted me this morning with a sweet message:


Soon, in the early morning light, we were at the bus stop, waiting once again for a bus:


Here’s the transportation story for the morning. Since we were newbies at this whole Universal thing, we had never had to deal with leaving Disney property before. So the day we checked in, I spent some time with the Concierge discussing the best, cheapest ways to get there. She recommended catching a bus to DTD, then getting a cab from there, as DTD is close to the interstate, so we’d save some cab fare this way.

So all of us agreed to meet at DTD at 8am. The problem? The buses from the resorts didn’t start running to DTD until 8:30… and we were at the bus stop at 7:30 trying to catch a bus. UGH!! Guess the Concierge forgot to mention the whole time thing. Or I forgot to ask. Whatever the case may be, I felt another painful wait at the bus stop coming.

But much to our surprise, a Cast Member was stationed at the bus stop this morning. He let the ‘powers-that-be’ know that we were trying to get to DTD, and within 20 minutes, we had ourselves a bus! YAY!

Here is Tyson on the bus, sporting the shirt that Jessica had made for him and Kelsen.


I really have no idea where the obsession with hobos came from. I think it’s just a pre-tween boy thing. They call everyone a hobo… so please don’t tell me I should tell my child to respect the homeless, because it’s not about that. It’s kind of a term of endearment that Kelsen and Tyson use … except they are just trying to be goofy, not endearing!

A blurry picture of Shae and me… on our way! You’ll get a better look at my shirt later. I made shirts for the adults because, as avid Harry Potter fans, we were all realizing a dream-come-true today!


We soon found ourselves at an empty Marketplace.


Our friends were not so lucky with the bus situation this morning, so we had some time to kill while waiting for them. Shae helped me scope out the taxi station on the DTD map.


And she found some time to pose and be beautiful!


Finally! Our friends arrived on their Disney Bus and after a lovely stroll through the Marketplace, we were quickly united with some Taxi Cabs. The girls were so excited as this was their very first Taxi ride ever!!


We elected to just take 2 separate cabs instead of waiting for a van, since the buses took longer than we wanted this morning, and we were already behind schedule.

After a quick ride up I4, we were ready for some WWoHP fun!!!



I was laughing at all of us having to use maps to get around! We NEVER use maps at Disney anymore… so this was funny and frustrating not knowing where we were going!


Sing along with the drama queens, will you?
“Weeeeeeeeee’re OFF to see the Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Potter!!”


As you saw in the introductions (If you chose to read them), Jessica and I met in a production of Seussical: The Musical. A few years later, she, Tom, Kelsen, and Addison all performed in ANOTHER production of the same musical. It is one of our absolute favorites, so we were giddy with excitement when we passed through this fun-looking place:


“I just have to save them because, after all, a person’s a person, no matter how small!”


While this stuff looked kinda cool and kinda bizarre, we never did stop to see what any of this was about!


We’re coming!!!


Back of the boys’ matching shirts:


And suddenly…. After trekking across miles and miles of Universal nonsense…
THERE IT WAS!!!


(as you can tell, we couldn’t hold Bryan back!!!)
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Soon we were crossing the threshold into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


There to greet us was the Hogwarts Express.


Also there to greet us was the funky-tastic skyline of Hogsmead (as well as the crowds… check ‘em out!).


We paused at the train to say hello to the conductor, and to grab this fabulous group shot.


And Bryan got his turn alone.


Once we were in, we all had to pause… as Bryan was having a moment. Such a drama queen!


Our goal was to head right to Hogwarts to tackle the Forbidden Journey ride. We all walked the streets of Hogsmeade as a group and just figured we’d all ride the ride. For some reason, I was imagining it as a Spiderman-type ride. But we will get back to that!



This kinda took our breath away.




Even Hogwarts has hobos!




As we approached the ride queue, we just meandered in. We paid no attention to wait time as we really didn’t care. We had all heard wonderful things about this queue, and we were NOT disappointed. I can’t even tell you how long we waited. I’m pretty sure it was over an hour, but nobody cared!

First stop was the greenhouse area.


This was probably the longest wait, as there was a lot of zigzagging of the line. We took this as an opportunity to take pictures of each other.

Let’s start with this shot of the back of Jessica’s shirt. Each of us had a different spell on the back of our shirts. This is the one Jessica chose.


Here’s a picture with a great story. Bryan took this of me… but not really of me! See the lady behind me?! Oh, how I wish you could see her full outfit! It was a one-piece, strapless jumpsuit with Capri pants and the most hideous of patterns!! We are evil… and anyone in theater knows how terrible we can be. So of course, we had to get a picture of the jumpsuit!


Mandrakes anyone?


So, what do you get when you combine your gay best friend, and a man who is beyond fabulous to your children? You get a GUNKLE. And Bryan is the most amazing GUNKLE in the world! Here he is with some of his nephews:


The Gunkle and the Girls!


Me and my Bryan:


Tom and Bryan:


And finally, Jessica and Bryan:


Wow, we were totally feeling the Bryan love, there, weren’t we?
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So after we weaved back and forth through the greenhouse, we were finally entering the castle itself!! Here are a few shots from the queue. I’ll just tell you that around every bend was something that made you go “Oh!” or “Ah!” or “Oh my GOODNESS!!!!” It was so neat to see these pieces of the Harry Potter franchise right in front of you! (I realize these were not original props or anything, but that didn’t make them any less cool, let me tell ya!!)



Gryffindor is winning! (duh!)




I just wanted to hop over the railing and ride this up to Dumbledore’s office!




Ah. MAY. Zing technology in here!!










This didn’t turn out well. It’s the portrait of the Fat Lady from the Gryffindor Tower. She really talked and sang… very cool!




This was in the Gryffindor Common Room. I wanted to jump over the railing again so I could run upstairs and say “hi” to Ron and Harry in their dormitory!


Soon we were at the ride load area. We hadn’t paid much attention, but the girls were actually too small to ride! But not to worry, because they had the coolest ride-swap area set up just off the load area!! There were TVs in the area playing Harry Potter movies and places for people to sit and wait. As soon as your party got off the ride, they could meet you in the swap area and take over watching the little ones while you took your turn! Jessica and I waited with the girls, while the 4 boys rode first.

Jessica and the girls mesmerized by a wonderful HP movie.


The boys got off the ride just giddy with excitement! They took over watching the girls, we grabbed Bryan, and the 3 of us were ready to go!

So how was the ride?!

Wow. Oh. WOW!!!! Was it ever different! And completely unexpected. It was a simulator ride unlike any I’ve ever experienced. It was thrilling and scary, fun and frantic. It involved movie clips made just for the ride, and 3 Dimensional props and sets (including a VERY large spider that literally scared the spit out of Jessica!!). It. Was. AWESOME!!! And I couldn’t wait to ride it again!

In Disney tradition, the ride dumped you into a store full of Wizarding goodness. I would’ve LOVED to have spent a great amount of time in here, but it was crowded. It was BEYOND crowded. I can’t even believe I was able to grab this cute shot of the girls on their brooms, but here it is:


We got out of there in a hurry, knowing we’d come back for some big-time money spending later. Right down the road a bit, we ran into this delicious place:


Candy anyone?



I really wanted to buy Every Flavor Beans and a Chocolate Frog or two but, let me tell you, WWoHP is EXPENSIVE!!! Like, worse-than-Disney expensive. I just couldn’t bring myself to spending that kind of money on something we were going to eat!!!

Our next stop was the Dueling Dragons coaster, which was another ride the poor girls couldn’t ride. We promised them that after this, we would spend some time in Seuss Landing with them, which satisfied their poor patient souls!

LOVED the Dueling Dragons roller coaster!! It was a GREAT ride!


But now it was time to let the girls have their turn. We decided to leave WWoHP for a bit and come back later in the day. Our hope was that all of the people that flocked to the park and headed straight to WWoHP(like us) would clear out later in the afternoon. Notice I said “our HOPE”.

Mmmm hmmmm…. Those crowds NEVER left! But we were off to Seuss Landing. Jessica and I took the girls. Bryan and Tom took the boys over to the Marvel area… where they would torture Bryan in the worst of ways…

Stay tuned!
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Just wait... there are more adorable pictures yet to come!!

I'm glad SOMEONE relates to Tyson!

I think I've read the HP series 4 times!! Then I moved on to Twilight (I'm ashamed to admit... I loved those books and I think the movies absolutely ruined them!) Now I'm completely obsessed with The Hunger Games! How about you? Any other series that you enjoy? I'm always looking for something new!
Oh boy! I love adorable pictures!

I've only read the first Twilight book and it didn't do much for me, so I didn't read the rest. I love love love the Hunger Games too! So good! I also really liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians (not sure if that's the official name of the series)! And almost all of Sarah Dessen's books are amazing!

WWoHP looks amazing! The matching shirts are fantastic! I've heard it's always crowded, which is a negative, but being transported into a book is a major positive for Universal! We went to Hawaii with my cousins a few years ago and my mom started a game where we'd point out some "lovely" outfits; we understand, we're a drama family too. My mom directs plays, I do stage crew (usually sound), my dad helps build sets and my sisters act. Enough about me, can't wait to hear about Seussland!
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Oh boy! I love adorable pictures!

I've only read the first Twilight book and it didn't do much for me, so I didn't read the rest. I love love love the Hunger Games too! So good! I also really liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians (not sure if that's the official name of the series)! And almost all of Sarah Dessen's books are amazing!
I've never read anything by Sarah Dessen. Maybe I can look into that for Spring Break. Thanks! And you can bet I'll be counting down the seconds until that Hunger Games movie opens. I SOOOOO hope it is done well, and not like those awful Twilight movies!!

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WWoHP looks amazing! The matching shirts are fantastic! I've heard it's always crowded, which is a negative, but being transported into a book is a major positive for Universal! We went to Hawaii with my cousins a few years ago and my mom started a game where we'd point out some "lovely" outfits; we understand, we're a drama family too. My mom directs plays, I do stage crew (usually sound), my dad helps build sets and my sisters act. Enough about me, can't wait to hear about Seussland!
WWoHP was pretty amazing... the theming is fantastic... top notch! But, as I'll discuss at the end of this day, it was super small! I hope all the rumors about them expanding it are true, because it needs MORE!

I'm so glad I'm not the only evil one who points out ridiculous outfits. Who knows? Maybe someone took a secret picture of ME to make fun of later, right?

And I love that your family is involved in theater! Post pictures if you have any! Thanks again for following along
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Great pictures, now I can't wait until our family trip. We plan to spend the first two days at Universal then the rest of the week at Disney.

The group picture with the conductor and the girls on the brooms were my favorites, you could see the excitement in your faces. I look forward to the pictures of the rides that the girls could enjoy.
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I've never read anything by Sarah Dessen. Maybe I can look into that for Spring Break. Thanks! And you can bet I'll be counting down the seconds until that Hunger Games movie opens. I SOOOOO hope it is done well, and not like those awful Twilight movies!!

WWoHP was pretty amazing... the theming is fantastic... top notch! But, as I'll discuss at the end of this day, it was super small! I hope all the rumors about them expanding it are true, because it needs MORE!

I'm so glad I'm not the only evil one who points out ridiculous outfits. Who knows? Maybe someone took a secret picture of ME to make fun of later, right?

And I love that your family is involved in theater! Post pictures if you have any! Thanks again for following along
She's mainly a teen author, but a lot of her work is very mature. We are counting down the days too! We have a group of friends at church that pre-ordered their tickets already! I hate to admit this...I haven't seen the Twilight movies! We don't go to the movies often and when we do watch movies (at the theater or at home) they have to be appropriate for my sisters. Literally, the last three movies I've seen at the theater have been the Winnie the Pooh movie, the Lion King in 3D and the Muppet Movie!

It does look crowded in everyone's pictures...an expansion would be a good idea!

I've never really thought of that...I'd like to think I have enough taste to pick out an outfit good enough that no one would feel the need to take a picture of me. But who knows?

I'll have to get some pictures from the other computer in the morning, but I'll certainly share some! Can't wait for another update!
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