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Old 04-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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Congrats on your wedding and your son! He's adorable! I'm joining in on your trip report!
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YAY!!!! The room at the Pop is so cute!!! How was it sleeping on the double beds?? Part of the reason we changed from the Pop to POFQ is because we wanted queen beds. But the resort looks awesome!!

Amazing pics of the entrance to MK.....very exciting!!!!
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I am joining in on your TR! Very excited to read about it and see your pictures because I was there during the same time you were!
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Continued:











Stitch!
























As you can tell there were even some fireworks, but we missed those shots unfortunately.

That concludes our photos of the opening show. Now it's off to Mainstreet!!


To be continued...
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Congrats on your wedding and your son! He's adorable! I'm joining in on your trip report!
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YAY!!!! The room at the Pop is so cute!!! How was it sleeping on the double beds?? Part of the reason we changed from the Pop to POFQ is because we wanted queen beds. But the resort looks awesome!!

Amazing pics of the entrance to MK.....very exciting!!!!
Actually we ended up getting our request for a king sized bed, so luckily we didn't have to find out what doubles would be like! Haha. And the resort was very nice. Very Disney! Haha.
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Day 2 Continued: Magic Kingdom

And now we enter Mainstreet! We missed the sign on the bridge apparently.



Looking pretty crowded already, although it didn't seem too bad most of the day.











And there she is, in all her glory! It just seemed so big, but very pretty.




First stop was Space Mountain. Like tradition in DL, we had to do it first.

On the way there, look who we ran into!


My favourite character the first 10 minutes we are in the park!!

After our short visit, we got a fastpass for SM, and then hopped on since it was only a 5 minute wait. It was....different. You don't get to sit side by side like in DL, and the ride itself is kinda rough. Still a lot of fun though, just different. I think I prefer the Disneyland one just a little better. I will probably be doing a lot of comparisons, just because we were at Disneyland not so long ago, so it was hard not to!

After this ride, it was decided that we were going to get the Photopass Plus. We had been talking about it for a while, and we saw many photo spots already, and with all the ride photos and character meals included, we thought it would be totally worth it. But we hadn't brought enough cash with us, so it was going to have to wait until after our 12:20 lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern, so we could go back to the hotel and get some money for it.

Next ride after Space Mountain? Why, Stitch's Great Escape of course!



On the way there, I had to stop and get another photo, since he was standing there all by himself!



I actually didn't mind Stitch's Great Escape. I was prepared for the smell, and for the darkness, so I didn't find it that bad. The smell was kinda like Asian noodles to me, haha. I thought overall the ride was kinda cute. It wasn't the greatest ride ever, but it wasn't as horrible as people make it out to be.

Next up, we wanted to head over to Pirates of the Caribbean, so we started over there, and took a bunch of pictures along the way. It was just so pretty.



















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The opening show looks neat!!! It's so weird when I saw the Main St. pics......it kinda looks the same but it doesn't (if that makes sense). Your first pic of the castle (looking down Main St).....what the heck is up with that blue building?? It looks like its out of place.....like it's being put in but hadn't been pushed back in line with the rest of the buildings.

YAY for seeing Stitch right away & then getting a kiss too!!!

Great pics of the castle!!!!! So pretty!!!
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Day 2 Continued: Magic Kingdom

And we continue walking....

Photopass!






















And into Adventureland we go!


We got a little lost on the way, and ended up here:


We didn't want to do that until we had our photopass plus card, so we got FP's for it for 2:45-3:45, and continued on our way to Pirates.















We saw Pirate Goofy, but the line-up was so long for him, we just got a photo from afar.


And finally, onto Pirates! It was a walk on!



I have to say that I really like the DL one more for this ride. This one doesn't have the Blue Bayou attached to it, so that whole part of the ride is just cut out. And it just seemed a lot shorter and chopped up. It's still enjoyable, just not as good.

Next up: Haunted Mansion!
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The opening show looks neat!!! It's so weird when I saw the Main St. pics......it kinda looks the same but it doesn't (if that makes sense). Your first pic of the castle (looking down Main St).....what the heck is up with that blue building?? It looks like its out of place.....like it's being put in but hadn't been pushed back in line with the rest of the buildings.

YAY for seeing Stitch right away & then getting a kiss too!!!

Great pics of the castle!!!!! So pretty!!!
You know the whole time we were in Magic Kingdom it felt that way, that it was like we were in Disneyland, but it was just a bit...off. We kept getting turned around in Tomorrowland, because Space Mountain and Buzz just weren't where they should be, haha!

That building was actually under construction, so that was a fake wall that they had put up. They tried to make it look like one of the buildings, but it kind of stuck out like a sore thumb!
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You know the whole time we were in Magic Kingdom it felt that way, that it was like we were in Disneyland, but it was just a bit...off. We kept getting turned around in Tomorrowland, because Space Mountain and Buzz just weren't where they should be, haha!

That building was actually under construction, so that was a fake wall that they had put up. They tried to make it look like one of the buildings, but it kind of stuck out like a sore thumb!
OH, well ok, so its the wall that's out of place!! Hopefully that will be long gone before we go......ick!

I had heard that POTC was lots shorter and only has the one drop.....so we're excited to see it but know we'll have a greater appreciation for the one at DL!!

You guys got some wonderful pics!!! Loving everything so far!!!
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I can't get over how different that park looks. I will always be a DCA fan forever. I could never go anywhere else.
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Day 2 Continued: Magic Kingdom

After Pirates we decided that we wanted to try Haunted Mansion. Being one of my favourites, I was a bit skeptical at first, but it turned out to be great. Though not that much different, I actually enjoyed this one more than the one at DL.









Some photos from the line (about a 15 minute wait).























At this point there was a sign saying the line split. One way was through the cemetery, the other line was straight to the house. Well since we had never been to this one, we decided to head through the cemetery.
To be continued in next post...
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OH, well ok, so its the wall that's out of place!! Hopefully that will be long gone before we go......ick!

I had heard that POTC was lots shorter and only has the one drop.....so we're excited to see it but know we'll have a greater appreciation for the one at DL!!

You guys got some wonderful pics!!! Loving everything so far!!!
Yeah that building construction was kind of a pain, especially during crowded times like the parade. And it certainly takes away from photos of the castle from Mainstreet.

Even being prepared for the shorter ride, we couldn't help but be a little disappointed. The drop especially was not that great, but it was still pirates, and it was still fun!

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We are definitely still bigger fans of DLR, but it was nice to see something different, and definitely enjoyed it enough to want to go back some day.
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Great trip report!!!! Love all the pictures. I leave to go in 3 days. I am very excited. I just wish the scrim wasnt still over the main street bakery. Cant wait to read more!!!
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Continuing on to the Haunted Mansion cemetery...



Dillon trying to fit in...


We were so glad we went the cemetery route. It was so neat with all this interactive stuff to do while you waited in line.

Here, you would touch the different instruments and they would play music.










Same thing around the other side...








Random books would pop out all over by touching different spots...




And some lighting on the way into the house...


And these were on the way out...




Such a fun ride! Really enjoyed it.


Up next...a walk through parts of Fantasyland! But first....my son has awoken from his nap. Will update as soon as I can!
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