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Old 07-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #556
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Well I'm finally caught up on your PTR! Your family is keeping me very interested

I HOPE my brother doesn't pull something like your SIL/nephew did just before the parade started. That's one of my fears about their first trip. My bro said he refuses to "wait for 45 minutes or an hour in one spot just for a parade or fireworks" what he doesn't realize is you pass the time by grabbing a snack, sitting on the curb and making friends with the people around you!
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DH's uncle was a trombone player in Glenn Miller's orchestra. Didn't mean a whole lot to me when I was teen, but I wish now that I could have asked him about it. I love Glenn Miller, but in those days it was all about the British Invasion! Bob lays the alto sax & can play a guitar by ear. Me, well I'm tone deaf when it comes to that sort of thing.

The last time Bob rode EE, he felt queasy. I guess when one gets older one has a tendancy to be that way. He can't ride SM because of that. Glad your SIL was able to get back on the horse & enjoy the park!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #558
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I've laughed at myself all week, especially when people have asked me if I was in a fight. What else can you do?
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When I hit the front of the park I got a text from Denny that said…..I think we are leaving. SIL is throwing up in the bushes…….
I was afraid it was this type of cookie toss but I was hoping for either Nick tossing cookies to you after too many Sugar Cane Mojitos or SIL holding BIL down while you took target practice with rock hard cookies!
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Oh no...I guess that was the end of roller coasters for SIL?? That doesn't sound very pleasant at all!

I'll admit, I DEFINITELY would have detoured for a mojito!!! Especially with the trip you had been having!!

Glad that Nick was feeling ok when you got back!! Too bad about the pool though
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #560
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Great great great pictures of FOTLK...my favourite show on property! I could spend my entire day at AK watching that show over and over again, however, Shanleigh won't let me!

Keeping my fingers crossed that you are not going to get the blame of the cookie toss.....
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #561
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First I have join the band geek bandwagon. I have no musical talent but Dh was a band geek through middle and high school and still has his trumpet. Oldest child and only boy was band geek through school he play the sax. He took it further and has his degree in music education and of course marched most of his college years. Middle child, daughter only played in middle school. She played the flute. Youngest is starting 8th grade and also plays the flute. She was tested at the end of the school year and is now in talented music.

Loved your FOTLK pictures. I have never gotten a good picture of the birds. So sorry about your SIL. I have to commend her for carrying on afterwards. I also have to admit that I can only ride EE once a trip now. The older I get the more it bothers me. I think the going backwards is what messes with my equilibrium.

The mommy monster would have made me go back too. Sorry the ride took so long but I'm glad you got a ride at the end.

I hoping you got that relaxing pool time with a drink.
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Hi All! Sorry I'm not getting to replies today. But I will tomorrow. Promise!
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Wow...okay...I think you should win sister of the year award for putting up with your brother!!! I mean...has he said thank you yet or Anything nice to you on the trip so far?!?

I have always dreamed of staying in a DVC Vila........it's fun to live it through your TR!
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I'm going back in October to find your tumble monkey!

We can go together and I can point him out. Usually within 10 seconds of them coming out I can spot him.

I have been at shows where he is not there. Even the best of tumble monkeys need a break.



Sorry about the cookie toss. Glad it was not you Nick or even Denny but still no fun.

Mid day I find the busses take FOREVER. After spending a trip driving..... I may do that more often
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Wow, your poor SIL You did tell her about the drop & backwards part though and she still made the decision to ride, so nothing for you to feel bad about!
I think my SIL probably has not been on a roller coaster in forever, except, perhaps, for a kid's coaster. She was not prepared. I still do feel a little bad. Oh well.

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I love the theme in there and I actually can't believe we were able to eat outside in June. I NEVER eat outside in June!

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I can't believe it took you an hour and a half to get back to the room with Nick's lunch Good call having bell services take you over or it would have been even longer!
I can't believe it either. That was freakin' ridiculous. Thank God for Bell Services. Biggest break and fastest transportation of the whole week.

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No blame! And it must be TERRIBLE to get sick on rides. I felt really bad, but at the same time I was glad I wasn't there to witness it.

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IMHO - that is the perfect plan!!!!!! I've only eaten at the outside Y&Y once because I hate to eat outside, but I have no problem bringing it inside. All the $ is going the same place, so does it really matter?

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Oh my! I guess SIL was finished with any of the thrill rides.
Yup - pretty much done after that. I can't even remember if she rode Star Tours, but I'm guessing not. She did ride Soarin' uneventfully.

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Everest made her sick? I really rarely hear of people getting sick from coasters. Wow. Poor thing. Maybe it was just because she had just eaten?
Yup Definitely sick. How much does that stink? I felt bad for her, too. Actually, she hadn't even eaten yet, so maybe that was part of the problem. Total bummer that she couldn't even make it into the BR.

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More great pictures of FOTLK, Mary Ellen. I have to admit that when I saw Cirque de Soliel in Vegas shortly after it came out that I fell asleep about 1/2 way through it. Now I will admit that it could be that it was like a 9:00 p.m. show and my best friend and I had walked from one end of the strip to the other and back and we had a cocktail in almost ever single casino along the way. .
Thanks Kathy! I would venture to say that the cocktails may have had something to do with you "passing out". You should try the one in DTD. Is is really, really good. I totally lost track of time. There is something to look at every second!

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I'm sorry your SIL lost her "cookies" after riding EE. I am afraid that is going to happen to me one of these times as I get a really upset stomach and hence I've given up the ride..
I really feel for people who get nausea with motion rides. That has got to be terrible. I get dizzy and the occasional headache, but my stomach always seems to keep it together.


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I actually had the pizza at Pizzafari in January with the girls and it wasn't too bad, but not something I'd eat all the time..
Good to know. I have seriously never tried it because, well because there are so many other things to eat at Disney. glad to know it gets a positive endorsement.


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I'm glad you decided to go check on your boy. Us mommas always worry about our boys...no matter how old they get.
I just felt so bad for him because I knew he wouldn't feel like going to get food. Well, he could have always gotten a ride from Bell Services, but he would probably never do that. I was happy to find him feeling better!
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Alright so I was imagining that the cookie toss was a game. Was I off or what!?
Yes - you were off. Just a tad off!

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I love the FOTLK pics! I agree, similar mood to Cirque shows. I loved your little Cirque rave. I've seen three Cirque shows (La Nouba, Alegria and Dralion) and they're all phenomenal (although La Nouba is my favourite!)
Wow - I didn't realize that you had seen three different Cirque shows, although I do recall you writing about the latest one. I guess I should try to see some more. I just can't believe how entertaining La Nouba is. So cool!

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Pizzafari. I like it there, you're right, the AC is good and there's some pretty scenery. Nothing spectacular, but then Disney pizza is Johnny's #1 favourite food so we tend to eat there often.
Really - Johnny's fav food is Disney pizza? Well, that's two votes for the pizza, so perhaps I have been missing something all these years. I guess I better try some Disney pizza!

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Yikes! I can't believe your SIL got so sick on EE! Although... it does go backwards. That can be a little rough on the tummy. It makes me a little nauseous if I'm either too hungry, or have just eaten so I guess I can understand it.
I think it was the empty stomach that got her. I know that I sometimes get naseous before I eat, but never so bad that I throw up. It's such a shame. I wonder if she enjoyed any of the ride. I actually never asked. I was afraid to bring it up.



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First of all I didn't realize I was in the company of so many fellow band geeks I also agree that the oboe is simply awesome, but I might be biased since I played it from elementary school all the way through college. I even marched with it for a year in marching band (can you imagine a marching oboe- what a train wreck! ) before I switched to flute.
The oboe is a C instrument, is it not? Do they even write oboe parts for marches and did you play the flute part?

I LOVE the oboe. Seriously. I think when played well it has the most stunning sound of all the woodwinds. I have been a church musician for years and I love to hear it in classical compositions. Violin and oboe - my fav instruments.

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Ok, back to Disney- I'm sorry your SIL had such a negative reaction to EE, I've never heard of anyone getting sick on that coaster before. Its so smooth, I thought SM would be a much more likely candidate for bringing on motion sickness.
She actually didn't go on Space Mountain because she went with the younger kids. It is a smooth coaster, but I guess the whole backwards in the dark did her in!

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Too bad the treehouse pool was closed, and its no small hike to the grandstands! At least there is a bar there!
Yes - and don't think I didn't use that bar!

I REALLY didn't feel like walking to the grandstand that afternoon because my foot was killing me. But once I got there it was ALL good!
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Definitely took advantage of Bell Services when I stayed at SSR, and I was only going from the Carriage House to Congress Park sometimes the feet just can't do anymore! I always tipped them though, was that unnecessary? I'm still unclear on the places I should tip and should not, and how much ect...

Oh my on the SiL. Is it wrong for me to worry about the guests around her being grossed out. Poor lady. Glad she was able to continue on. My heart dropped when Denny said they were leaving. Why make the whole group leave if one is sick.
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Not sure how we got onto the topic of band instruments, but I play baritone horn in church a couple of times a year.

Yikes, sorry about your SIL. I can see EE being a scary ride, with the backwards section and all, but I've never thought it was one for the easily-queasy to avoid.
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Oh my gosh, how awful! At least she felt good enough to stay in the park(?).

I'm a little confused, why did the bus have to stop at Blizzard Beach? That seems odd... or is that normal? I have no idea hahaah.
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The buses from AK usually stop at BB too.

Too bad about your SIL being sick. At least it didn't ruin the whole park day for everyone. I have to agree with some PPs - if only they would have listened to you and utilized your wealth of knowledge - they would have been so much better off! Knowledge is Power right?

I am one of those who is prone to motion sickness (I don't do spinning rides), and I have been able to manage BTMRR just fine. I've started taking non-drowsy dramamine on days we are doing rides (and cruises) and it's been really helpful. I think I'll take some before I try to conquer Everest just in case! I'm glad to hear people say it's smooth! It's pretty fast too, right? We've been watching videos trying to convince the girls it will be fun. So far they aren't buying in.

Very nice on the getting drinks and a ride from Bell Services.
Ooh, now I'm eager to hear more about the rest of the trip.
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