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Old 07-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #151
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Awww, stinks that you had to deal with such crabbiness and that you missed your favorite dinner! I can only imagine just how exhausted you guys were so late without having had food in so long! Hope the rest of EMH is better for you!

What's crazy is that my DH and I were just like, 25 feet away from you or so (you know, if I'm accurately determining distance because that's not one of my strengths) during the Magic, Memories, and You and Wishes! We were closer to the Adventureland side.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #152
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Aw...I hate bad moods when I'm in Disney...but they do happen--good thing not often! I hope the night started to improve! It had to, right? It's Disney!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #153
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Aww. Sorry that wasn't your most glamorous night, I really appreciate your honesty, though.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #154
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We all have our not-proud moments in WDW (I know I have some coming up in my TR on our AK day), it makes the good times even that much sweeter (and Wishes fixes EVERYTHING).

Going to HDDR is on the top of my 'next time at WDW list' - it's one of those things I know I've been to because my parents have pictures of me there, but I have absolutely no memory of Also, I'll follow sangria anywhere

I loved LOVED being at Disney during the Fall/Winter - I was paid to see Wishes, HalloWishes, Holiday Wishes, 4th of July fireworks AND New Years Eve. Spring can't hold a candle to that (for the record, if you haven't seen them, MK's NYE fireworks are the best they've got, HANDS DOWN).

Make sure you go to MNSSHP! There's CM discounts on the September parties (and sometimes they release later days closer to the actual dates)
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #155
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I know you were looking forward to the Hoop Dee Doo. I’m so sorry you had to miss it.

Sometimes we all get crabby, and sometimes it’s even at the happiest place on earth! I have gotten like that before at Disney, but you just have to put it aside and enjoy your vacation.

At least you got to enjoy the MM&Y. The Ariel part looks awesome. I can’t wait to see it!

I hope your night gets better!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #156
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Awww, stinks that you had to deal with such crabbiness and that you missed your favorite dinner! I can only imagine just how exhausted you guys were so late without having had food in so long! Hope the rest of EMH is better for you!

What's crazy is that my DH and I were just like, 25 feet away from you or so (you know, if I'm accurately determining distance because that's not one of my strengths) during the Magic, Memories, and You and Wishes! We were closer to the Adventureland side.

I was so depressed but it ended up turning into one of those "OH well guess we need to come bak moments!!!!" The night definitely got better and WAY happier once we got some food in us. I can't imagine that we would have stayed all the way to close if my crabby disposition held up

That is so insane!!! I love hearing stories of people who were in the parks the same time that we were. It's amazing to me that you can be in basically the same place at the same time and have no idea that the other was there. You said you stayed for EMH we must have been near each other at one point or another and had no idea. CRAZY!!!


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Aw...I hate bad moods when I'm in Disney...but they do happen--good thing not often! I hope the night started to improve! It had to, right? It's Disney!

Me too!!! Lucky for us we usually steer clear of the bad moments. This one was just unavoidable stress. It was bound to happen with our lack of planning on the ADR side. Oh well, we were able to go with the flow the rest of the night and end it with a (sleepy) smile/laugh.


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Aww. Sorry that wasn't your most glamorous night, I really appreciate your honesty, though.

Oh man, this was probably my worst Disney night in my history of Disney. BUT I promise it gets better. Thanks for not judging me for being a little crabby


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We all have our not-proud moments in WDW (I know I have some coming up in my TR on our AK day), it makes the good times even that much sweeter (and Wishes fixes EVERYTHING).

Going to HDDR is on the top of my 'next time at WDW list' - it's one of those things I know I've been to because my parents have pictures of me there, but I have absolutely no memory of Also, I'll follow sangria anywhere

I loved LOVED being at Disney during the Fall/Winter - I was paid to see Wishes, HalloWishes, Holiday Wishes, 4th of July fireworks AND New Years Eve. Spring can't hold a candle to that (for the record, if you haven't seen them, MK's NYE fireworks are the best they've got, HANDS DOWN).

Make sure you go to MNSSHP! There's CM discounts on the September parties (and sometimes they release later days closer to the actual dates)

I am glad to hear that I am not the only one. I tried to snap out of it as quickly as I could. Luckily it didn't last too long. I got some food and we were good to go. No more melt downs just fun!!! haha

I hope that you LOVE Hoop Dee Doo. I personally just think it is such a good time. I have never had the sangria there but now hat you mention it... haha I'll have to go there to give it a try

Ugh!!! I can't wait. I am kind of bummed I didn't do fall advantage but I needed to stay home and work tons so that I could save up money, I know that no matter how much I save it will never be enough after all I'll be in Disney for a good 5 months the food and merchandise will just be sooooo tempting. I can feel it calling me already.

MNSSHP has been my DREAM for I don't even know how long!!! There is no way I am going to miss out on that. The holidays in Disney are one of the top reasons I chose to do fall rather than spring. I can't imagine a more magical time to spend in Disney I bet it's like non stop extra magical moments.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #157
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I know you were looking forward to the Hoop Dee Doo. I’m so sorry you had to miss it.

Sometimes we all get crabby, and sometimes it’s even at the happiest place on earth! I have gotten like that before at Disney, but you just have to put it aside and enjoy your vacation.

At least you got to enjoy the MM&Y. The Ariel part looks awesome. I can’t wait to see it!

I hope your night gets better!

Thank you for understanding

MM&Y made the night so much better. The Ariel part was a total surprise because it had slipped my mind that they changed it for the summer. I was like OH MY GOOOODNESSSSS and I forgot all about my sadness.

It gets so much better and there is no crabbiness for the rest of the trip!!! I promise all the major meltdowns are behind us lol
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Awww what a crummy dinner experience! I think we all have those crabby moments (especially when strangers' buggies spend more time on your feet than on the road). I'm happy the night didn't end up to be an entire bust for you guys.
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Maybe a little late to the thread, but joining in anyway! It's so nice to see a TR from someone closer to my age.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #160
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Awww what a crummy dinner experience! I think we all have those crabby moments (especially when strangers' buggies spend more time on your feet than on the road). I'm happy the night didn't end up to be an entire bust for you guys.

It all gets better from here and we end up witha pretty good dinning experience but it was no Hoop Dee Doo Those people and their strollers?! What in the world? Do the back of my ankles look like pavement to you?! Me too, so glad that we had until 3am to make up for it!!!


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Turning This Night Around!!!
May 27, 2012

After Wishes ended we were still kind of running in 100 different directions. We had told Miranda and John that we were headed to Cosmic Ray’s for something to eat once the fireworks were over. So that’s where we were headed.

I got a text from them saying that they had headed in that direction but weren’t feeling to food there so they went to look elsewhere.

We went to Cosmic Ray’s anyways because it was close. I wasn’t a fan of it the last time we had eaten here and apparently it wasn’t Brittany’s favorite (she doesn’t like Sonny Eclipse) either but we decided to at least check it out.

When we walked in Andy and I picked up a menu while Sam and Brittany went to use the restroom. I read the menu and nothing seemed appealing to me. The girls were in the bathroom for a while and I contemplated for what seemed like a lifetime to eat there or try and find someplace else.

We ended up sitting at a table and debating for “a few” (more like 10 or 15) whether we were going to eat there or not. I felt bad making everyone leave just because I didn’t want to eat there. Luckily all Sam wanted was chicken fingers and the other two didn’t care either way.

Decision made: we are leaving. But where would we head to now? Well let’s just check out our iphone undercover tourist apps and see what we can find.

Decision made: we are now heading to Pinocchio’s Village Haus. This was the very first meal we had on our trip with Andy way back in 2009. First time we had used the Dinning Plan ever and they had the BEST chocolate cake (they must have switched suppliers because the cake they have now is not the same as it was way back then)

We walked over the restaurant themed for Sam’s favorite Disney characters. Now I face yet ANOTHER dilemma. What do I want to eat here?! Choices meatball sub or one of their new flat bread pizzas.

Sam and Brittany new exactly what they wanted to they were in the and out of the line looking for a table in no time. Me on ther other hand I was like “ummmm… meat ball sub. WAIT. No… pizza. Ehhhhhhhh no sub but the pizza sounds so good.” This was one of those moments when I am so glad Andy is never in a rush and just goes with the flow or else he would have been so mad at me. Luckily some old women line jumped us so I had a little extra time to make up my mind.

The cast member who took our order was SO NICE. When I got up to order I was set on meatball sub but then Caprese Flatbread just came out of my mouth. Ok stomach speaking your mind. I like it!!!

Andy got chicken nuggets (once again, what an adventurous eater we have on our hands) and I had to try the chocolate cake to see if it was the same as it was in 2009. It wasn’t and hasn’t been for some time but hey, cake is cake and I’ll take it!!!

When we found Sam and Brittany they had gotten a table in the room that looks over It’s A Small World. I got a text message from Bobby saying he was on his way into the park, he had gotten out of work just as the fireworks ended. He asked where we were and told us not to move.

Ok now for some delicious food pictures!!!

My pizza and Andy’s chicken nuggets



The Pizza was so goooooood. I have literally craved it at least twice a week since we got back from the trip. It was the perfect amount of sauce tomato and mozzarella. With the most delicious balsamic glaze drizzled on top and a hint of basil. Yum. It was a very big size too. I ended up eating all of it but one square.

I raved about it sitting at the table and one of the women sitting next to use heard me and said, would you recommend that? I debated getting it but didn’t. I told her it was delicious and she should try it!!! She immediately went and ordered herself one. I think she liked it a lot too.

Andy’s chicken nuggets were, well just that. Chicken nuggets. Just like Sam’s… She loves chicken nuggets and was glad that she finally got her hands on them once I made up my mind where to eat that night.



Brittany also got one of the new flatbreads (which I think had just been added to the menu earlier that month). She got the BBQ Chicken one



She was stuffed with two squares left.

Bobby showed up about halfway through our meal sat and began to tell us the story about his day/night at work. Halfway through he was like I am going to go get my own of the Caprese Pizza it looks good.

He got back to the table and told us all about how his manager was hating on him that night. He had found someone to extend to cover his shift but the manager denied it. The he was feeling sick from stressing out and said that he was ready to puke in the bathroom but they still wouldn’t let him go. Then they ended up bumping him to the closing shift so he worked longer than he thought he was going to have to!!! He was upset and was just glad to be out of work.

So when we were all done eating vacuum Bobby took all the extras on our plates (about 4 chicken nuggets and three slices of pizza) and we were out the door feeling much better with food in our empty bellies.



Miranda texted me saying that they had finished at Pecos Bills and were getting in line for BTMRR.

While we waited we headed over to let our full tummies settle at Mickey’s Philharmagic



I promised myself this time I wouldn’t cry. Last time we were here in March my eyes were all red and were not going to tolerate a 3D movie. Round two, hope it goes better



We were in a happy peppy mood once again!!! Yay Disney. Here we go getting pumped. 3am here we come (I think at this point it was about 11pm or so)



Bobby had us stop to take a picture with our poster!!! We are The Three Caballeros and have the shirts to prove it (more on that on day 2)



After that Miranda and John had gotten in line for something else so we decided to head over to Tomorrowland and wait for them there. We took the pathway back through the Fantasyland expansion and it was a much different experience at night. Less crowded and claustrophobic. Phew. I actually really enjoyed the walk. But we were sad that The Great Goofini was closed by now. Andy was really looking forward to it.

We decided to take a pit stop and wait for the other two to walk over from Frontierland



What time is it? And we are trying to stay here until when?!



Andy was getting sleepy and I was being childish



Point proven



When they didn’t show up we got concerned and then we lost Bobby. Oh man. This was certainly a night to say the least. Kepping tabs on so many people is not a fun task.

So Bobby ended up going over to a friend in Tomorrowland who gave him fastpasses for Space Mountain and a few fastpasses for any ride of our choice. Cool, I love having cast member friends!!!

Once we found EVERYONE we headed over to Space Mountain.

This picture does a pretty good job of showing you all just exactly how we were feeling. Me a 5 year old playing hide and seek, Andy being sleepy and Bobby being Bobby



We waited about three years at the entrance of Tomorrowland for Bobby and John to talk to one of their friends. We assumed they were getting something from her but didn’t know what.

I spent the time talking with Miranda about how he liked working so far (she works QSFB at a two places in MGM). She told me all about her roommates and training and then all of a sudden John and Bobby disappeared in the other direction. What the heck?! So we decided to move on in the direction of Adventureland.

Just as we made it over the bridge Bobby called me asking where we were. OH MY GOODNESS BOY, stay with the group or don’t. Make up your mind haha. We pulled over just outside the Dole Whip stand to wait for them to catch up



Turns out they thought we had walked away a lot sooner than we did so when they didn’t see us waiting for them anymore they went to Aunite Gravities to get coffee floats.

We all decided that the bes thing for us to do next was head over to…



I am not a fan. This ride scares me to death. The line was non existent and when we had a good time slowly strolling through. At one point Bobby got ahead of us and hid in one of the dark corners and jumped out. I screamed SO loud. It was nice to be in that Disney loving mood again. Friends and fun, that’s what Disney is all about!!!

When we finally got to the front of the line they told us to go to the next boat and pick any row. We had a boat entirely to ourselves. COOL BRO!!!

We looked for the guys standing on the porch that I have seen twice in all my trips, he wasn’t out, we talked about George and I started to panic. Bobby started telling me secrets about the ride. The only one I remember now is that the cast member who either lent his face or worked on the pirate with his leg hanging over the bridge actually shaved his leg and put his real leg hair into the pirate. That part has always grossed me out and now it will do so even more now, thanks Bobby!!! Haha

From there we headed over to Splash Mountain. We made it all the way to the nice air-conditioned tunnel when they announced some not so great news the ride was on 101 or broken down (which as of recently it has a tendency to do A LOT according to a girl I went to school with who works there now). They told us that they were working on fixing it and that they didn’t know how long it would be but we were welcome to stay in line. We did. We figured we made it this far…

I took some surrounding shots (most of which did not turn out because it was so dark). These poor people were literally trapped in their boats. They couldn’t get out.



This was about after 10 or 15 minutes



Then we passed the 20 minute mark, long day at work taking it’s toll on Bobby…



The cast members in the control booth diligently working to fix the ride, or just pretending to do so so that they don’t have to stay until 3 am? Haha



We started dancing while we waited and the girls did some ballet excerisises to show off their dancer calves



Eventually they told us that the ride was broken beyond repair for the night and that they would have to evacuate everyone. Except the people in the logs beucase they couldn’t get them to unlock. Poor people…



So Splash Mountain was a no go but we had the park for about 2 more hours!!! What should we do next guys?!


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Mmmm, your flatbread looks delicious!

That stinks Bobby didn’t have a good night at work. His boss sounds like a jerk.

Your Space Mountain picture is awesome!

I have read that that pirate’s leg hair is real hair. That is just nasty. It really is.

Those poor people stuck on Pirates. I wonder how long they had to sit there for.
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Hey Alisha! I just want to say that i think I've read all your TRs but NEVER COMMENTED! I know... I am crazy... anyway you and Andy are super adorable! So excited to hear how the DCP goes... i should be ready to do the college program myself soon... (just starting my freshman year this fall) Anywho... Lovin' the TR as always... your sister and Brittany sound like awesome editions to your group!
I'll be patiently awaiting your next update
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Subbing - what a great report. I sat down and read it all in one day. You've got a great writing style! Can't wait to see what's next.
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