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Old 05-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #121
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Well, on a good note, at least Maddie didn't get soaked while she was wearing that pretty dress! And no more rain? Lucky!!

I am loving the CBR shots already. I have requested Martinique like we had last time...but that's blue, and most definitely not pink or purple! Maybe I made a mistake!

Now I'm very curious to try those chips. Brandon loves to figure out how to re-create things we love eating, so I'm going to make it his mission to find out how they season those chips! Hope he doesn't mind...

MK time! YAY!
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Great TR! We are just home today (also in IL). Looking forward to more!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #123
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Not in TSMM, but there was the Walgreens incident of '09 and the EPCOT episode of '11
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #124
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Love your previous TR!! And loving this one. DD is a doll. She reminds me so much of my niece, even in the video of you revealing the surprise...they could be twins.

My niece will be 5 in December and she is my surrogate daughter (since I got dealt all boys ;-)

Last time we were in the world together was right before her second birthday...can't wait to take her back next year!!
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Ah! At least the rain didn't last that long! I definitely know we didn't come across any rain, lucky time to take a trip, that's for sure! That sucks about the stroller, but at least it was something like that and not something super valuable!? I adore that Rapunzel dress, when we saw the deluxe wedding dress at the disney store over christmas I nearly bought it to save for my child, but then figured that wouldn't be the smartest investment

The lunches look great! I only at ONCE at OPR, weird, but we were never there when it was open! Glad to know that MK is up next! Super excited to read about it!!a
I think you guys probably got really lucky. If I'm not mistaken, the rain ended before you even landed right? The weather was pretty great, even though it was cool in the mornings and evenings.

I do love that wedding dress. It's so pretty, and not as expensive as the ones in the parks The deluxe one is gorgeous, I don't blame you at all.

Did you enjoy OPR? We really liked it.

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Well, on a good note, at least Maddie didn't get soaked while she was wearing that pretty dress! And no more rain? Lucky!!

I am loving the CBR shots already. I have requested Martinique like we had last time...but that's blue, and most definitely not pink or purple! Maybe I made a mistake!

Now I'm very curious to try those chips. Brandon loves to figure out how to re-create things we love eating, so I'm going to make it his mission to find out how they season those chips! Hope he doesn't mind...

MK time! YAY!
No rain on a princess dress is a very good thing. She'd have freaked out. We got so lucky with the rain, we were so grateful.

CBR pictures make me happy. I really loved it there. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Martinique is one of the preferred locations though right? I think you'll be happy with that. We liked Aruba because it was really close to the bridge, and we could book a standard room. The pink and purple was a huge bonus though

The chips were delicious. I'm obsessed with home made potato chips, so if he figures it out, you have to let me know. They weren't so smokey that I suspected cumin, and were a little sweeter than plain old BBQ seasoning. I really hope that Brandon figures it out!

I hope to have the first MK installment up tomorrow!

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Great TR! We are just home today (also in IL). Looking forward to more!
Glad you're here! Are you missing it already? For me, the depression starts before I even leave!

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You guys do sound just like us!!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:20 AM   #125
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I think you guys probably got really lucky. If I'm not mistaken, the rain ended before you even landed right? The weather was pretty great, even though it was cool in the mornings and evenings.

I do love that wedding dress. It's so pretty, and not as expensive as the ones in the parks The deluxe one is gorgeous, I don't blame you at all.

Did you enjoy OPR? We really liked it.
Haha! Yup it sure did! I wish we had landed earlier, but I'm glad we missed the rain. Our first couple of days it was just COLD, then again, that was a shirt and shorts cold, but i honestly found it colder than it was in Jan, as I only needed my thin sweater then, and I was still cold with it in April.

Gah! So gorgeous! I just want to buy all the princess dresses! I'm seriously on Etsy right now attempting to find something Rapunzel esq for halloween for me!

It was ok! I only ate there the one time, and the food wasn't great (although there was cornbread, which was good haha!)
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:48 AM   #126
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The One With the Dancing

We waited at the Old Port Royale bus stop for about 20 minutes before a Magic Kingdom bus arrived. While we waited, some of us pranced and preened and some of us just waited on the benches.










The trip to Magic Kingdom was short, probably only 15 minutes or so. Maddie was so excited to be getting to Disney World at last that she chattered to MiL and I the whole way there. We went though bag check, and finally we went inside.


I grabbed a Times Guide on my way though the tunnel because any self-respecting character stalkers must be armed with information. Before we’d even seen the castle, Maddie declared that she needed to see some princesses. We decided to go to the Town Square Theatre Meet and Greet since it was closest. We promised to go see Rapunzel during that first afternoon since Mads was wearing her wedding dress. Daisy (who Maddie adores) was out signing autographs and posing for photos, but Maddie had laser-focus. Only princesses would do.


The wait was posted at 15 minutes, and that’s exactly how long it took to get inside. Maddie has been taking ballet and tap classes all year, so while we waited in line she practiced her pirouettes. She wanted them to be perfect before she showed the ladies her moves.




We saw Cinderella first. Maddie ran up, hugged her, and then stepped back without a word and began to spin. Cinderella was suitably impressed. And then, Cindy did something that I’ve never seen any of the princesses do, she showed Maddie how cool her dress looked when she did pirouettes. It was priceless. After much dancing and chatting about how gorgeous their gowns were, Maddie and Cindy finally posed for a few photos.





























Maddie practically floated over to Belle. Belle was treated to Maddie’s killer dance moves before she got her hug, and then they chatted. Belle asked Maddie how long we’d been there (“we just got here”) and what her favorite ride was (“Test Track”). Then, Belle told Maddie that Test Track is Beast’s favorite ride too, but when he rides it his fur gets all tangled because it goes so fast. Maddie thought that was the funniest thing she’d ever heard, and talked about it several times a day for the rest of the week. She also talked to every Belle that we met about Beast’s love of Test Track, and luckily they all caught on very quickly and played along. Once photos were taken, we moved on to meet Aurora.











Aurora was sweet, but she was no match for the fantastic girls that we’d just met. She and Maddie talked about how pretty Maddie’s dress was and discussed tiaras and jewelry then posed for pictures.









I was so happy to see my little girl back in her happy place that I was fighting back tears the whole time. I glanced over at MiL, and she seemed almost as overcome as I was.

For the first time all day, I was kind of glad that we’d invited her.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:13 AM   #127
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Hi! I'm here kind of late but I'm all caught up! It looks like your trip is off to a good start, minus the bit of rain. Your daughter's Rapunzel dress is adorable and the princess pictures are wonderful.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #128
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I love that Maddie was dancing at the bus stop. Xander likes to dance all the time too. They really would get along well. The Beast getting his fur tangled on Test Track is funny. Maddie looks as beautiful as the princesses in that lovely dress. I cannot wait to see her picture with Rapunzel.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:25 AM   #129
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Aren't those princesses amazing! They always take the time to interact with the girls! I get awe struck too!
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What a great visit with the princesses! We had really great interactions with them too, they are always so nice and they really think on their feet and know when to play along and somehow manage to keep the same storyline and dialogue going every time you meet a 'new' version of the same princess!
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Wow those pictures with the princesses are adorable! Maddie looks so happy, pictures like that make it all worth it don't they?

My daughter is not really into the princesses yet but my son has a crush on Belle, (that he denies of course) so we will be going to see them at the Town Square meet and greet.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #132
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Maddie looks like she's having the time of her life with the princesses. It's great to see those kinds of character interactions. Makes it all worthwhile!
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Aw...Maddie is so cute! I miss those princess-loving days!
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Aww! What a magical experience with the princesses! I love the fact that Cinderella danced for Maddie!

The Aurora we met was pretty dull too! I wonder what it is about her exactly. Maybe she's just too sleepy. Maddie looks adorable in all her photos! I love the Rapunzel wedding dress!
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