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Old 05-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #76
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Love your updates.... someday we want to go to Universal to see HP.

I love that walking cane/wand .... that is just awesome
Universal was great ! We are planning a trip back.

The cane/wand IS cool ..but he wouldn't have known about it unless a certain someone (daniel) hadn't told him !! That thing was expensive ..

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ah! I didn't know you started your tr! well I am here now!
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The boys look so cute in their jammies....That is the way to party....comfy all the way....
Yup .. cute and comfy !! Thanks for the compliment.

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Okay...I'm all caught up.

Sorry that you weren't feeling well on the way to the airport; part of it was probably the excitement.

Love the Village (which I've seen on numerous TR's).

What a great first day at Universal and the special "pixie dust" (even if pixie dust is at DW) and for them to include both boys.

I do love the boys pj's.

Okay, ready for more.
Yeah, I think it was excitement and lack of sleep.

The village is very special !

It was a very special day for sure.



Hopefully I can do an update this weekend. My baby granddaughter is really giving me a run for my money !
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #77
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April 6th Hollywood Studios

So after a busy first full day at the parks I was excited to go to a Disney park !
I had originally had planned on going to Hollywood Studios on our first day but the wish ended up happening that day so I had to change plans. I was also supposed to meet up with a friend at Magic Kingdom that day too and had to cancel that. But I wouldn't trade that day for ANYTHING .. it was awesome !

So after a good nights sleep we were ready for breakfast at the Gingerbread House. We all ended up eating the same as usual. I had cereal and a banana and a cup of tea, Jeremy had scrambled eggs and bacon and the boys had waffles.

After breakfast I decided to have Jayden do his star and make his pillow.

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His star is somewhere up there in that circle.

Then making the pillow .. both boys got one .. but Jesse didn't want to participate .. he's so shy !
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This is a 3 minute video clip of the pillow making process ..

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Finally we were OFF to DHS !!

We went back to the villa and grabbed the car and our fickle GPS and headed on our way. Luckily our GPS was in a good mood and took us directly to where we wanted to be .. Disney !!

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Now I had planned to come back to DHS further into the trip but it just never happened .. so I'm very light on pictures ..

Our first stop was The Great Movie Ride .. one of our most favorite Disney rides. I just love all the scenes and lights .. its a relaxing, well designed ride and fun for everyone.

As it turned out .. we got the front row AND got the cowboy act .. which was funny because I was just telling Jeremy that I can't remember not ever having the mobster act !
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Here's a short clip of the wicked witch scene (my favorite part of the ride )

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When we came out of the ride everything was soaking wet .. but the sun was shining. Well apparently there had been a flash storm whikle we were on the ride and we had missed the whole thing ! Oh well .. that would be our only rain the whole week.
From here we were off to what the boys were most looking forward to .. Star Tours !! Now I'm not really into motion rides ... but this one is really fun. I just feel a little queasy afterwards .. but I can usually just walk it off ..

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As the ride started they announced we were looking for a rebel spy .. and who's picture should appear up on the screen ??

Jeremy !! I had no idea one of my own children had joined the dark side !!

We got off the ride and browsed through the Star Wars store a bit .. but oddly the boys didn't want to buy anything.

Here .. a wookie is trying to eat Jaydens head ..
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Continued shortly ..
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #78
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April 6th DHS part 2

Exceeded my pic limit ..

So after we left the store we took pics on this little land/bike speeder thingy ..

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Then we were off to join the mania .. Toy Story Midway Mania !!

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Now there's a lot of hype about this ride and I have to admit .. I'm sold ! I know I've heard mixed reviews on this ride .. but I think it's mostly because there IS so much hype and not exactly what people expect .. but we love it !

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I never really keep score .. but you sure do get a sore arm from trying to get as many targets as you can !!

Next up Backlot Tour .. not a favorite .. but it's an at least once a trip ride .. again .. it's a relaxing ride and the boys enjoy it.
Now here's where experience helps out .. there is no fast pass line .. but there is only one line that can accommodate a wheelchair. Well we were on foot and so once they let everyone in we stayed in the first row and while everyone stopped to look over the barrier .. we sort of just kept going behind everyone and ended up at the very beginning of the line. (Ok, you can call it cutting .. but really .. everyone had stopped AND nobody even noticed that we walked behind them) .. so no harm, no foul. Plus there were no people in wheelchairs. This worked out great because we ended up going straight to the ride vehicle ahead of everyone before the pre-show was over and got seated right away. I say we saved ourselves about 15-20 minutes of waiting.

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Whew .. that was a lot of pics .. !

Next up we get to see Lightening McQueen in action !
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #79
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Loving your TR so far! Can't wait to see what you guys did the rest of your trip! Looks like you are off to a great start!!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #82
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Welcome aboard !!

Glad you are enjoying it.
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the boys look so cute with their pillows!

yay for a fun day at DHS! and for missing the rain
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Just caught up on your TR! Love seeing it all through the eyes of you and your boys
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Once we finished with the Backlot Tour we noticed it was almost time for Lights, Motor, Action ! and so we headed over to grab a seat. I utilized the GAC card and found seating in the handicap section. It was a pretty good view. But why do I always get stuck in front of a child who insist on kicking me in the back repeatedly ?? Thankfully the child settled down and everyone got into the show. Last time we were there it was still Herbie and so I was excited to see the new, Lightening McQueen portion !

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Finally .. the moment I was waiting for ..

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I loved the Lightening McQueen segment !! After 7 years of Herbie it was fun to see something new and current.

So after we got done with the Lights, Motor, Action ! I had realized that we hadn't eaten since breakfast and it was almost 4:00 pm ! I was starving .. and we were pretty close to the Studio Catering Co and so we headed over. It was pretty busy so i had the boys grab a table and I set off for food. I got the roast pork sandwich (very good !!) and Jeremy got the some sort of chicken sandwich .. pretty sure it was buffalo something or another. The boys had their usual chicken nuggets and fries. (no pics .. I was hot and hungry !)

After a nice little meal we were feeling satisfied and ready for more action !
I realized that the boys had NEVER been over to Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area !! So that was our next stop.

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My boys love these play areas but I have only ONE complaint .. lack of seating for the parents !! I had to find a corner and sat on the floor while the boys ran around. They had SO much fun !! We spent about 45 minutes there but then it was time to move on.

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We don't do TOT or RnR so we had pretty much done everything we wanted for that day. So we headed back over to Star Tours for a second go.
Then over to Indiana Jones.
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This is another of Jaydens favorite things. I really wanted him to go over and meet Indy (I've never known him to meet with people before but saw he was talking to some kids) but Jayden was too shy.

Then we made one last stop at the Great Movie Ride for a second go and then called it a day.

We never did see Phineas and Ferb .. I wasn't even sure where they were but I thought we were going to have another day to find out .. but this ended up being our one time to DHS.

We headed back to GKTW and by then were were hungry. We ate a late dinner .. I think it was ribs .. they were VERY good !! Our favorite meal so far.

Then Jeremy went over to get a banana split and the boys got cones and we were off to our villa for bed !


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yay for seeing McQueen....haven't watched that show in years...probably because I have a girl, maybe next trip!

sorry you missed P & F....they are kind of tucked in behind the muppet show
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yay for seeing McQueen....haven't watched that show in years...probably because I have a girl, maybe next trip!

sorry you missed P & F....they are kind of tucked in behind the muppet show
Having boys it's a must do ! But I never have to stand in line for a princess meet.

I mentioned The Muppets but nobody else wanted to do it .. so we skipped that. That's probably why we missed P&F.
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Having boys it's a must do ! But I never have to stand in line for a princess meet.

I mentioned The Muppets but nobody else wanted to do it .. so we skipped that. That's probably why we missed P&F.
what the boys don't like the princesses

we love the muppet show...brings back memories for me watching the show on Saturday nights
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The boys had their first school "dance" tonight. It's called a dance ... but it was more like a gathering with music and pizza. It was a lot of fun.
The school colors are green and gold and the boys chose to wear their P&F shirts that were a gift from VBAndrea

Their friends loved the shirts ..
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