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Old 01-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #91
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Lovely pictures as always!

I don't think that I could handle riding EE 6 times!! Especially 6 times by 9am!
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Lovely pictures as always!

I don't think that I could handle riding EE 6 times!! Especially 6 times by 9am!
We try to see how many we get in on those EMH mornings!
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One Last Ride

We left the safari to head back over to Expedition Everest. We had a fast pass left over and kne we wanted to use it before we left.


*sigh* My favorite.


I love this ride!













As we were leaving, we had to wait for this. . .


Out of our way. . .we're celebrities!

Yes, the duck family had a CM escort!

We left Animal Kingdom to drive back to the resort and then head over to. . .




Sweetie shopping for pins


My favorite store


For a long time, this was my Facebook pic


Pretty flowers outside of Portobello. I want these at my house.


We headed to. . .


To go to here:


This was our first visit to Disney Quest. How did we feel about it? Stay tuned. . .
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Interested to see what y'all thought of Disney Quest. We haven't been there since 2004 and we thought it was just alright.
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Interested to see what y'all thought of Disney Quest. We haven't been there since 2004 and we thought it was just alright.
It seems that not much has changed. . .
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A Relaxing Afternoon and Evening

When we last left, Sweetie and I were heading into DisneyQuest. We've been asked what we thought of it. The short answer to that question is that we really were not awed by it. There is one good thing there: CyberSpace Mountain. But it certainly does not make up for the price tag.


We did make a pretty cool coaster


This was just okay.

We stayed there all of an hour and a half. As we were leaving, we were surveyed. I noticed that on new packages a free pass to DisneyQuest is included. Perhaps they hope to get people interested. I would not pay to go back.


The price for the balloon is reasonable--like $20. Still too scared of heights to try it


Jenny!



We headed for the bus stop. We had expected to spend longer at DisneyQuest, but felt it would be best to just go to the Yacht and Beach Clubs.


For some reason, I feel like I'm home.


Is it just me or is this like a magnet for little kids?


Ah, I can almost smell this lobby.


The famous short cut hallway


That leads to this gate, very close to the International Gateway






I believe these were left over from the International FLower and Garden Festival at the International Gateway in Epcot


My favorite thing about the Epcot area resorts


Ah, France


And our reason for heading there. . .Creme Brulee from Boulangerie Patisserie


My husband's favorite camel


Yeah, I'm not so sure I'd buy that. That's $82, not $42


I love this tilework


My favorite sight
continued. . .
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The surprise call

Here is a little known fact. . .you can call the pay phones in Epcot's World Showcase. Prior to leaving, dh and I decided to surprise our daughter. So as we were heading over there, I texted dh and told him to call #2.


Sweetie non the wiser


Me verifying which number to call


"Mom, the phone is ringing."


What do you mean, answer it?




Daddy!!!




Now me talking to him. . ."Did we get her good?"

We headed back over to the resorts area. . .


I'll be there soon!


One of my favorite beaches in the world


We just went here and sat for a while. It was so nice!


And the view was wonderful



Out of our reverie, we headed on to dinner. . .


Some people like it. Some hate it. It's one of our favorites on Disney property and I am eating here for both breakfast and dinner in February.


She was happy to be here.

After dinner sights. We were heading to Hollywood Studios, where we just did not stay at all. We were too tired. But here's our walk to the bus stop. . .






It's at this point that I decide that one day, I want to run around this lake. Strange desire, I know, but I will do it!


We actually went in the ticket styles.


And into the park itself.


We got in line for this, and then just decided we were too tired to keep going. So we went back to the bus stop to sleep and get a good day in the next day. Time? Like 8pm.
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Typhoon Lagoon Playlist

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Ooohhh...if Typhoon Lagoon plays Jimmy then that may make me go there. Love Jimmy Buffet!

I copied this from a thread on the DIS 3 or 4 years ago- the playlist from Typhoon Lagoon.

Not sure if it is still current or not.

Jamaica Ska- Annette Funicello
Gypsy Surfer- The Avantis
Don't Worry Baby -The Beach Boys
Sloop John B -The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA -The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari -The Beach Boys
Hawaii -The Beach Boys
Bullwinkle Part II -The Centurions
Pipeline -Chantays
Shake 'n' Stomp -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Surf Beat -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Riders In the Sky -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Hava Nagila - Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
Mr Rebel -Eddie & The Showmen
Underwater -The Frogmen
The Lonely Surfer -Jack Nitzsche
Little Old Lady From Pasadena- Jan & Dean
Ride the Wild Surf- Jan & Dean
Surf City - Jan and Dean
When Salome Plays the Drums- Jimmy Buffett
He Went To Paris -Jimmy Buffett
Fins -Jimmy Buffett
Middle Of The Night -Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville -Jimmy Buffett
Volcano -Jimmy Buffett
Surf Rider -The Lively Ones
Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-kets
Out of Limits - The Marketts (Ed.-Not the same band... I checked)
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Bread and Butter - Newbeats
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay -Otis Redding
Penetration -Pyramids
Boss -The Rumblers
New York's A Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
Surfin' Bird -The Trashmen
Walk Don't Run -The Ventures
Wipeout -The Ventures
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I was behind an update or two...

What a great start at AK

EEEMH (Everest Early Extra Magic Hour)

I love your pictures from the safari- really nice shots of the hippos. I'm not sure that I have seen them out of the water before. Or maybe I am never looking on the land as we go by.

That is one great shot of a lion tale!

But of course the cutest animal picture of all from that day is the mama with her baby ducks!

I didn't know about the DQ ticket now being included with the packages. Blech! We went once or twice, not my cup of tea! The Pirates Simulation is cool. The River Rafting was too hard for my family. We didn't try cyber space mountain- any comparisons to Sum of All Thrills in EPCOT? Better? Worse? Different?

The biggest issue we had at DQ were rude people. There is no real time limit to the games you are playing, so you can be waiting in line to try something and the guy using the game doesn't leave. Once we waited about 10 mintues for a game, when the guy (always a guy) finally left, another family tried to swoop in and play. Um. NO!

I loved your visit to the Yacht & Beach Club, of course, complete with secret passageway.

You had a really fun journey into the World Showcase. I have never successfully executed the phone call to the booths! I now have the numbers programmed into my phone, but on one trip, either I kept forgetting to bring the number or I had the numbers but not my phone. Then, on our June class trip, the night we were in the world showcase was pouring rain!

My family enjoys the Cape May Cafe too. Glad to hear you will be eating there a couple of times soon.
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Yep, sounds like DisneyQuest is pretty much the same as it was back in 2004. But, it sounds like y'all made the best of the rest of the day and had a nice, leisurely time.

Love that your DH called the phone booth and surprised your DD!

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I copied this from a thread on the DIS 3 or 4 years ago- the playlist from Typhoon Lagoon.

Not sure if it is still current or not.

Jamaica Ska- Annette Funicello
Gypsy Surfer- The Avantis
Don't Worry Baby -The Beach Boys
Sloop John B -The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA -The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari -The Beach Boys
Hawaii -The Beach Boys
Bullwinkle Part II -The Centurions
Pipeline -Chantays
Shake 'n' Stomp -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Surf Beat -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Riders In the Sky -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Hava Nagila - Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
Mr Rebel -Eddie & The Showmen
Underwater -The Frogmen
The Lonely Surfer -Jack Nitzsche
Little Old Lady From Pasadena- Jan & Dean
Ride the Wild Surf- Jan & Dean
Surf City - Jan and Dean
When Salome Plays the Drums- Jimmy Buffett
He Went To Paris -Jimmy Buffett
Fins -Jimmy Buffett
Middle Of The Night -Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville -Jimmy Buffett
Volcano -Jimmy Buffett
Surf Rider -The Lively Ones
Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-kets
Out of Limits - The Marketts (Ed.-Not the same band... I checked)
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Bread and Butter - Newbeats
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay -Otis Redding
Penetration -Pyramids
Boss -The Rumblers
New York's A Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
Surfin' Bird -The Trashmen
Walk Don't Run -The Ventures
Wipeout -The Ventures
This is great! Thank you for posting.
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I copied this from a thread on the DIS 3 or 4 years ago- the playlist from Typhoon Lagoon.

Not sure if it is still current or not.

Jamaica Ska- Annette Funicello
Gypsy Surfer- The Avantis
Don't Worry Baby -The Beach Boys
Sloop John B -The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA -The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari -The Beach Boys
Hawaii -The Beach Boys
Bullwinkle Part II -The Centurions
Pipeline -Chantays
Shake 'n' Stomp -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Surf Beat -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Riders In the Sky -Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Hava Nagila - Dick Dale and His Del Tones
Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
Mr Rebel -Eddie & The Showmen
Underwater -The Frogmen
The Lonely Surfer -Jack Nitzsche
Little Old Lady From Pasadena- Jan & Dean
Ride the Wild Surf- Jan & Dean
Surf City - Jan and Dean
When Salome Plays the Drums- Jimmy Buffett
He Went To Paris -Jimmy Buffett
Fins -Jimmy Buffett
Middle Of The Night -Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville -Jimmy Buffett
Volcano -Jimmy Buffett
Surf Rider -The Lively Ones
Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-kets
Out of Limits - The Marketts (Ed.-Not the same band... I checked)
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Bread and Butter - Newbeats
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay -Otis Redding
Penetration -Pyramids
Boss -The Rumblers
New York's A Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
Surfin' Bird -The Trashmen
Walk Don't Run -The Ventures
Wipeout -The Ventures
Man, now that's another playlist I need to make in iTunes. . .Perfact beach tunes, there.

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What a great start at AK

EEEMH (Everest Early Extra Magic Hour)
Haha. That's what it is for me!

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I love your pictures from the safari- really nice shots of the hippos. I'm not sure that I have seen them out of the water before. Or maybe I am never looking on the land as we go by.
The CM said this was unusual..

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That is one great shot of a lion tale!


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But of course the cutest animal picture of all from that day is the mama with her baby ducks!
It was. That was too cute. She had her own handlers and everything! I loved it!

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I didn't know about the DQ ticket now being included with the packages. Blech! We went once or twice, not my cup of tea! The Pirates Simulation is cool. The River Rafting was too hard for my family. We didn't try cyber space mountain- any comparisons to Sum of All Thrills in EPCOT? Better? Worse? Different?
I'm probably going to use the DQ voucher just to do cyberspace mountain. It really is more realistic than Sum of all thrills.

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The biggest issue we had at DQ were rude people. There is no real time limit to the games you are playing, so you can be waiting in line to try something and the guy using the game doesn't leave. Once we waited about 10 mintues for a game, when the guy (always a guy) finally left, another family tried to swoop in and play. Um. NO!
That is frustrating indeed. There seemed to be a lot of line cutting there, which really made me mad. We were there all of an hour and a half and did three things.

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I loved your visit to the Yacht & Beach Club, of course, complete with secret passageway.


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You had a really fun journey into the World Showcase. I have never successfully executed the phone call to the booths! I now have the numbers programmed into my phone, but on one trip, either I kept forgetting to bring the number or I had the numbers but not my phone. Then, on our June class trip, the night we were in the world showcase was pouring rain!
Eventually you will!

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My family enjoys the Cape May Cafe too. Glad to hear you will be eating there a couple of times soon.
I'm excited about that meal. I always feel like that is one of the better buffets in the evening because of the lack of characters. It makes it more relaxed. I am kind of over the whole character meal for dinner thing.

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Yep, sounds like DisneyQuest is pretty much the same as it was back in 2004. But, it sounds like y'all made the best of the rest of the day and had a nice, leisurely time.

Love that your DH called the phone booth and surprised your DD!
We did have a good time. I think the phone booth was one of the more fun things we did!
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Somehow I missed your last couple of updates and just saw them now when the thread got bumped! I'm all caught up now though!

Looks like you ladies had a busy day! I love how you and your husband surprised your daughter with the phone call! It looks like you really got her.

I love Sweeties bag!

Great pictures all around the resorts too, such lovely scenery

We really love Cape May, but we've only ever gone for Breakfast. I could go for some of that breakfast right now
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Hollywood Studios, Take 2

After getting the sleep we so desperately needed, we got up early the next morning for rope drop. . .


How many people can they squeeze in?


No halting for the rope drop.


Everyone seems to be going the same way, though


Here


I love the theming over here, I really do.


So, 8:45 with a wait time of 20 minutes. Remember that.

Line is moving quickly


Monkeys and Scrabble? Looks like my sonís floor except there should be killer Legos thrown in there.


He was working!


Yeah, the cars spin too much for that


Was I the only kid who loved Lincoln logs more than Tinker toys?


So, 16 minutes in line and ride all told, and now itís up to 60 minutes? This, ladies, and gents, is why I go ahead and do standby and let everyone else waste their time getting fast passes.


By 9:00, itís already at that window? Pure craziness.

And this is where Iím going to interject with a little opinion. Although I donít completely like the idea of the nextgen and Fastpass+, I think it could possibly alleviate the bottleneck that is Toy Story Mania. While Iím not a fan of having to plan so much out, Iím also of the opinion that since Disney is almost definitely going to do it, we might as well get used to it and make the best of it. Complaining on the message boards honestly wonít help, and complaining before we know all the details really doesnít help either.

Okay, off soapbox.

We headed away from the area, where we saw these. Brave had either just opened or was about to.



Okay, it was about to.


Apparently Tigger and Eeyore need lots of handlers. I understand. I canít imagine the parents who would jump them!

Will I get Sweetie to ride it?


We look happy!




Fast passes first!

Great times, too!


What do you think Sweetie will think?


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Somehow I missed your last couple of updates and just saw them now when the thread got bumped! I'm all caught up now though!

Looks like you ladies had a busy day! I love how you and your husband surprised your daughter with the phone call! It looks like you really got her.

I love Sweeties bag!

Great pictures all around the resorts too, such lovely scenery

We really love Cape May, but we've only ever gone for Breakfast. I could go for some of that breakfast right now
No worries! We did have a busy day and we were so tired! I would love to try Cape May for breakfast, but never seem to be able to fit it in!
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Good start to the day @ DHS!

I prefer to ride TSMM standby 1st & then grab FPs if it works with our morning. Just seems logical.

I'm a little apprehensive about all this FP+. But, I'm trying to wait for more info to come out before I get upset. I figure by the time our December trip rolls around, I should be plenty prepared for it.

I am going to say that I bet Sweetie rode ToT with you and enjoyed it!
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