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Old 08-11-2012, 06:37 AM   #151
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Congrats on the Toontown Madness! What a lovely fairy Godmother you have

Good idea with the extra night at the Halloween party too - I always like to do parades and shows twice so I can concentrate on taking pics one time, then just enjoy it the next time

Sounds like they'll be doing some serious work on BTM if it's going to be closed for that long - they're really going nuts with re-furbs and new stuff at the moment! But at least at Halloween time you can be pretty sure that the Haunted Mansion will be open

Good work with the Ebay selling too I should do that too - I've got heaps of stuff that needs selling!
Yes, we feel very lucky to have our Fairy Godmother. They are are discontinuing the Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness next year, so we feel very lucky that we will get to experience it!

And it's a bit of a bummer that BTMR will be closed ................imagine if it WAS my mansion Oh the horror!!!
Speaking of that big white wonderful building.......look what I had made.......just for me!!!



This is the back of the shirt and the front has a little pic of Jack Skellington on! I am in the process of having another masterpiece created!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #152
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Oh I didn't know they were discontinuing Toontown Madness - that's a bit sad (not that I know what I'll be missing out on lol!). I will have to experience it living vicariously through your TR

I LOVE your Haunted Mansion t-shirt! I want to make some cool stuff for me and Mum for DLP, but no one will ever see our t-shirts - I think I better make hoodies! I wonder if they sell beanies with Mickey ears
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:26 AM   #153
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Hate to be a kill joy Minnie Sue but another sad addition (or subtraction?) to your trip. Hopefully they will be served elsewhere like reported in the thread.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:52 AM   #154
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miss.potatohead -We saw the same thread the other day too............the DD was devestated when she found out!!! Let's hope they move them to the other place.

On a brighter note, it looks like Big Thunder isn't closing now until next year so at least that is some good news!

I never did get one of the baked potatoes so I don't know what I am missing, but DD says it is nearly reason enough for her NOT to go

We will just have to find her a new favourite!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #155
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Update time.........................welcome to the swingin' sixties everyone!!!

So, we have had news of varying sorts over the last few days. In regards to..........

Big Thunder Mountain closing - it sounds like we might get lucky as this is now rumoured to be closing in January 2013.

Indy closing - still no confirmation on this yet at all so fingers crossed.

Alice In Wonderland closing - again, no confirmation of anything here yet either.

Storybook Land Canal Boats - definitely closed while we are there

Casey Junior Circus Train - definitely closed while we are there

HOWEVER.......the most devastating news for the DD was the Troubador Tavern, the home of her most favourite baked potatoes that she has talked about NON STOP is............... CLOSED Yes, CLOSED
Devastated is an understatement!!!!!!
There is talk of them being served at a different location, so let's hope that is the case. I am never going to hear the end of it if they don't

Ok, so we thought we should focus on what we CAN do, and not the "what if we can't do"!!! So, I have written us a list of all the things that we have never done before even after our many, many visits to the parks. Here goes.........

DISNEYLAND

Sailing Ship Columbia
Gadget's Go Coaster
Sleeping Beauty Castle walk through ( I know.......my beloved castle but we were always rushing here or there.......not this trip though )
King Arthur Carousel
Astro Orbitor
Star Tours ( the new one )
Most of the main street vehicles
Great moments with Mr Lincoln ( I have done this but DD hasn't )

DCA

All of Carsland and the 3 rides contained within!
The Little Mermaid
Goofy's Sky School
World Of Colour
It's Tough To Be A Bug
Francis' Lady Bug Boogie
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies
Silly Symphony Swings ( just me as DD has done these )
Golden Zephyr ( just me as DD has done this )
King Triton's Carousel
Jumpin' Jellyfish
Grizzly River Run ( way toooooo cold last trip!!! )

Wow. What on earth did we do in DCA??? Oh, I know...............Toy Story, Screamin', Soarin, Tower of Terror,Toy Story, Screamin', Soarin', Tower of Terror, Toy Story................you get the picture!!!!

We have made a deal that we are going to do EVERY single ride and attracction in each park. No too sure how we will go on Davy Crockett's canoes however!!! We also have to sit through It's Tough To be A Bug. Now this is very brave of us both as I am terrifed of snakes and DD is terrified of spiders and I have heard that it contains rather large versions of both!!! Oh well, I will just have to shield my eyes with my map!!!!!

No more changes to the itinerary at this point. We will be making a couple of small adjustments here and there re meals, but that is about it. DD wanted to go back to Ariels, but we really didn't like the food last time and hasn't chaged. What has changed however, is they now do character breakfasts so we are going to that instead!

Only 9 more days and I will be able to get our ADR's all organised! Ooooh that will make it seem sooooo much closer!!!!!! Still need to book the Happiest Haunts tour too, but can't do that until 30 days before.

And did I mention.......................

69 sleeps to go!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:27 AM   #156
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Minnie Sue Oz - your daughter is right, the baked potatoes are really yummy. But hopefully you will find them at the Harbor Galley.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:01 AM   #157
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Oh they are delicious even with a raging tooth ache from the increased sugar in EVERYTHING I ate in America, I demolished the BBQ Chicken spud. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that they do have them elsewhere!

I can't believe you are going for so long, you'll definitely get to do everything in the parks that you can! It's Tough To Be A Bug is cute, once you get past the bugs but the projections aren't too realistic, more 'Disney-fied' and the 4D is a blast.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #158
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Oh lucky you doing the Happy Haunts tour! That would be such fun!

I have a mission to do every attraction too, but some of the more 'kiddy' ones might have to wait until I'm there without DH, or perhaps until we actually have kids

I am TERRIFIED of spiders, but I wanted to see It's Tough to be a Bug. I watched it on youtube so I would know when the spiders came out and was able to cover my eyes for that part of the show. DH told me when I was safe to open them again. It was a bit of a spoiler, but I knew from all the screams around me that it was worth doing! The 'host' spider is not a scary one and, though it was slightly out of my comfort zone, it was ok.

I can't believe you haven't done Grizzly River Run! It was one of our favourite rides - we did it at least 3 times, even though it was still winter when we were there. I actually don't mind my top half getting a little bit wet - you can always put an extra layer on if you get a bit cold. I put my raincoat over my lap instead because I hate having wet pants!

Sounds like you've got a great plan anyway, and good attitude to focus on what you can do
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:34 AM   #159
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Exiting the swingin' sixties and entering the nifty fifties!!!!!

The time is ticking away nicely. We are getting more and more excited as each day ticks off on the countdown calendar

So, I have all the ADR's ready to book as soon as the 60 day window passes for each one. I am not sure if I can send them through on one email or if I have to actually wait until it is at least 60 days before the date we want to go. If this is the case then I will need to wait until the 9th of Septmeber to book as our last reservation will be for the Blue Bayou on the 8th of November. I may just type it up and send it through and see what happens!
I was going to book us in at the new and beautiful Carthay Circle in DCA, but with the choices on the menu being things that really don't appeal and also because the prices are quite high, I have decided we will be better off sticking to the WOC picnic option!!!

This is how it looks...........

Thursday 25th October - Carnation Cafe - Dinner - 7pm

Saturday 27th October - Cafe Orleans - Lunch - 1pm

Sunday 28th October - Surfs Up with Mickey and Friends - Breakfast - earliest available.

Tuesday 30th October - WOC Picnic meal - 2 x All American

Friday 2nd November - Ariels Grotto - Breakfast - earliest available

Saturday 3rd November - Storytellers Cafe - Breakfast - 9am

Sunday 4th November - Dinner - Rainforest Cafe - 7pm

Monday 5th November -Minnie & Friends - 8am

Wednesday 7th November - Dinner - Big Thunder Ranch BBQ -6pm

Thursday 8th November - Lunch - Blue Bayou - 12pm

Still no word at this point if DD's baked potatoes have moved to the Harbor Galley. I have a friend that visits the park often who is looking into this for me so fingers crossed she will get back to me soon with good news!!!

So, we will be missing out on Indy when we are there as it closed for refurbishment. I am not too concerned and there will always be something closed one way or another so we will just ride it extra next time!!! The only other definite closures via Disney are the canal boats and Casey Jnr.
I have heard a rumour that small world will be closed when we arrive and not opening until the day we leave!!! Oh well, we have seen it done up for Christmas so if we miss that one it won't be too big of a deal!

I am also waiting ( and have been for nearly a week now! ) for the Disneyland park hours to be updated on the website. It has stalled at the 29th of September so hoping they update this soon.

We have decided to take zanzibars word for it and will be braving It's Tough To Be A Bug! If you hear on the news that there was a scene at DCA with 2 women being terrorised by insects and them having to call 911 you will know who it is

Still am yet to book the Happiest Haunts tour. I actually want to book the Ultimate Experience which includes both the tour and Mickey's Halloween party
but I have to wait til 30 days out for that. That will be our second party night and the one where we are going to take all the pics and videos etc. The night of the party on Halloween itself then will be time to just enjoy

Oh some very exciting news...................my wonderful fairy godmother came through and our tickets for Toontown Morning Madness arrived safe and sound. We are super excited about doing this as it finishes in the next few months. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and she has certainly made our trip that much more magical

I am in the process of having some shirts printed so will post pics when they are done! The designs are just fabulous and just so.......well, so me!!!!!!!!!!!

That's about it for now.

Thanks for reading............I think there are still a few of you out there???!!!

58 sleeps to go
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Yep I'm still here

Your plans are sounding awesome! I'm a bit jealous that you get to go to MNSSP twice
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You will be pleased to know I just saw on another website a photo of the baked potato menu - now up at Harbor Galley.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #162
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Yep I'm still here

Your plans are sounding awesome! I'm a bit jealous that you get to go to MNSSP twice
Oh goody, so glad you are here.........I really was starting to think I was just reading this all by myself!!! Thanks for sticking with me!

I still can't believe we are going twice! We were originally going to do the Fantasmic show package again but we can do that any time but the Halloween party is a once in the year thing so it was an easy decision in the end! AND it was cheaper than the Fantasmic deal AND I get an annual pass discount!!!

I am about to send the email for our reservations so I will be keen to see how it goes as I usually ring but the email is good as I will have a printable confirmation!
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You will be pleased to know I just saw on another website a photo of the baked potato menu - now up at Harbor Galley.
Hear ye, hear ye........................Aust is now the official god in our house for bringing such marvellous news. There was much rejoicing ( in fact I think I am deaf in one ear ) and shouting in sheer delight!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping in to share the news!!!
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So important question for you...different costumes for the party nights??? Lol I'm a costume tragic so very intrigued with what your planning to do for your first party night because you've mentioned your Halloween outfits already goodvibes:

Nice to see your in the fifties too! We're at 52 sleeps, cannot wait to be under 50!
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So important question for you...different costumes for the party nights??? Lol I'm a costume tragic so very intrigued with what your planning to do for your first party night because you've mentioned your Halloween outfits already goodvibes:

Nice to see your in the fifties too! We're at 52 sleeps, cannot wait to be under 50!
OOOhhhhhh 52 sleeps for you girls............you must be excited I agree it will be nice to go under the 50 mark........even better when we get to do that single digit dance!!!

As for the costumes.......................it is THE topic of discussion around here at the moment. The situation at the moment is the first party we are going to wear matching shirts ( yes I have talked her into just one! Still have to decide on the design though!!! ) and Halloween night DD is now going as Snow White. I am still sitting on the fence as I really don't know what to do. Being a Pooh sized lady, I am not too keen on wearing a dress type costume around the park. I would be happy to dress up in something, but am just not too sure what. I was going to go as the evil queen, but I just don't think it would suit me. I will more than likely just go in some sort of specially made shirt. I just want to be comfortble and as long as DD looks the part, I will be happy!

I just have to come up with an idea fo a shirt.................something to do with Snow White...............I will put my thinking cap on!!!

Suggestions welcome!!!
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