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Old 08-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #586
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Originally Posted by brookelizabeth View Post

The music was Beach Boys and other bubble gum pop from the era - it was a GREAT way to start the morning and we were all smiling already from ear to ear!
This would be fun! You can't go wrong with The Beach Boys, and I love seeing the characters in different costumes. So glad Henry had a great time here.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #587
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Glad to see you back and reporting again!

World of Color looked amazing. We didn't get to see it when we were there - definitely a "must do" for next time!

Can't wait for more Disneyland!
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #588
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Originally Posted by brookelizabeth View Post

Look at the height on that water!

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I've been reading your trip report, on and off between cleaning my house today, and I LOVE your pictures. I know you're using a canon, but what sort of lens did you bring to the parks? The picture above has to be my favorite image so far. CANNOT WAIT for World of Color!!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #589
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Hey Brook,

Omg...I know I haven't been on the boards for a long while but Henry isn't baby at all anymore...he's a real boy! He's still super adorable..

Love this tr- have been to DL before and hope to get there next June...(want to see the new changes to Cali Adv...

Really interesting to be able to make comparisons when you've been to WDW first and then go to Disneyland...

I really liked it and think it is a totally different experience although it is hard not to be comparing in your mind...

I totally agree about Pirates...awesome in DL and Indy may also be my favorite ride of all...

I do agree with you about the casualness of the CMs in California- that is one thing that I didn't like as much...I thought it took some of the "fantasy" or illusion away... and even though it is a more local park...there are many people that do come there from all over... I don't know-is that company policy?

Anyhow looking forward toward your take on Hollywood and Legoland...
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #590
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Omg...I know I haven't been on the boards for a long while but Henry isn't baby at all anymore...he's a real boy! He's still super adorable..
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #591
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I really am enjoying your TR. I just loved WOC. It is such an amazing show. Your pictures are so beautiful, mine were just OK. We did have a view of the show from our balcony at GCH, our standard room. Boy, what an upgrade that was! I caught the show every night from the balcony. Fabulous! I know it has been compared to the water show at the Belagio in Vegas, but for a Disney lover this doesn't even compare. It really is that good, isn't it?
Your walk and pictures on your way to Cheesecake factory were fun to see, they do have good food. And awesome specials for happy hour, the appetizers are so good. We live 2 miles from one, and it is at a mall that includes PF Chang's too.
Great report on your Character breakfast at PP. It sure looks like Henry was having a great time. It is hard to put a price on the character interaction at the meals, but it looks like this one was an overall winner for your family. The food looks good, even this late at night.
Can't wait to read about your trip to LA and the sights of the city.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #592
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Hello! I just found this TR and am joining in kinda late, but on the other hand, this gives me large chunks of Disney reading to do on my commute to school each day for a while!

Even though I live in San Francisco, I've always considered WDW my home parks. However, I just booked 5 nights at VGC using my DVC points, so I've started doing my pre-trip research -- hence my subscribing to this TR.

[A friend of mine just walked by, read that last sentence, and rolled his eyes at the phrase "pre-trip research". Muggles. What are you going to do with them? ]

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting caught up here. I've really enjoyed your other TR's.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #593
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I've only just started reading your TR, and am really enjoying it! Your first two posts have so many pictures...even of food...awesome!!! I can't wait to read more! Thanks for taking the time to put all those pictures in there. I know it takes a lot of time and work from my own TR experiences.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #594
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I LOVE that map of the DL area! I know it pretty well after a few trips here, but it is still useful to me to map out our ride plans and choose restaurants since you can zoom in and out. It's great that it is so detailed. Easier than using park maps in guide books even. Thanks! Can't wait to see what else I learn from you!

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #595
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Oh my goodness! I just wanted to subscribe here! I am a huge fan of your past reports and I am planning my first ever DL trip in just under a month (27 days, in fact, not that I'm counting every second or anything...), so I can't wait to read about your experience at DL. I am not sure how on earth I missed this until now but luckily the long holiday weekend is coming up so I will have plenty of time to enjoy! Hope you've been well.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #596
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Awesome TR! I've never seen anyone take more pictures than I do and especially post them too! You did a great job! What kind of camera do you have? I loved your WOC shots. I'm disappointed in my current camera.
I know how time consuming TRs are...so I half joke when I ask...When are you going to post a TR for your cruise? And you're definately going to do a WDW TR right?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #597
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In 1989 a new “gold age” of Disney animation began with the premiere of The Little Mermaid. The animated windows created for The Little Mermaid included detailed figures sophisticated animation and for the first time music. Within the next few years, windows at the Emporium mesmerized viewers with miniature dimensional scenes from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin.

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This is what I experienced when I went to DL for the first time in 1989. I knew nothing about Little Mermaid or that it was going to be a movie, but I saw the windows and fell head over heels in love with the window display! My dad and step mom kept telling me to keep up! But all I wanted to do was look at the window displays. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I couldn't believe my eyes standing there, I was so in awe of the magic and beauty.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #598
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