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Old 07-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #166
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I will read your TR Kim after I respond to your post.

It's is difficult to get the exact wait time for any rides. I understand that the CM's give out those cards to the guests in the queue to see how long the wait time is. Good thing that I didn't even get one of those cards while I was in the line.

I see. Since last summer during the summertime, the DLR was also giving the hotel guests extra FP tickets for the FP rides. That was a nice compliment to the DLR hotel guests for staying during the summertime.

They will behave or leave the line. Just like what any parent would do.

Everyone loves to trash talk today. He is a very nice guy and I can see why you love him so much.

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I did not mind holding the card. It just does not make any sense to me that they do not even look at it. People do not expect exact times and most people probably do not even look to see how line they're in line. Had I not been given the card, I probably would not have been aware the times were off. Seeing them not even look at the cards made me want to check other times out.

The bonus fastpasses were not only for hotel guests. Since we had military hoppers, there is no way the fastpass machines knew our tickets belonged to hotel guests. I think everyone gets them for certain attractions. This is done at WDW too. Peter Pan gave us a bonus fastpass for Philharmagic that I would not have watched either. It just seems like the bonus fastpasses would be for rides or shows that have their own fastpass machines. Otherwise, what line would you go through when you return with the fastpass?

Yes, we should all take them out of line.

Crap is a nice guy most of the time. His comptetiveness is not my favorite quality of his, but it is him.




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Old 07-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #167
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I did not mind holding the card. It just does not make any sense to me that they do not even look at it. People do not expect exact times and most people probably do not even look to see how line they're in line. Had I not been given the card, I probably would not have been aware the times were off. Seeing them not even look at the cards made me want to check other times out.

The bonus fastpasses were not only for hotel guests. Since we had military hoppers, there is no way the fastpass machines knew our tickets belonged to hotel guests. I think everyone gets them for certain attractions. This is done at WDW too. Peter Pan gave us a bonus fastpass for Philharmagic that I would not have watched either. It just seems like the bonus fastpasses would be for rides or shows that have their own fastpass machines. Otherwise, what line would you go through when you return with the fastpass?

Yes, we should all take them out of line.

Crap is a nice guy most of the time. His comptetiveness is not my favorite quality of his, but it is him.




Id doesn't make any sense at all why they didn't look at it unless they know what the time is when they got the card. I also don't pay attention to the wait times that are posted at the entrance. Sometimes they are correct and sometimes they are wrong. I know for a fact in the morning time the wait times are 10 minutes or less.

It would be nice if the FP machines knew about your tickets so they can give out extra FP for other rides. Thanks for the tip that WDW can give out a bonus FP. I just haven't got one yet at WDW. Maybe when I go back to WDW. I did get extra FPs at DCA for Flynn's Arcade or Mad Arcade. But those were just for the video games. Maybe I haven't got the bonus FP yet for another ride.


Very nice pics from your updated TR. The kids with Duffy when Connor was sleeping was adorable. Nice couple pic of you and Crap at Paradise Park.

40 minutes just to get on MJJ. That was a long time just to ride it. But I am glad that you got to ride it and took a lot of pictures of the signs while in the queue. You did say that the CM's handed you one of the time cards when you enter the ride and when you gave it to them they didn't look at it. I was surprise to see that the CM's didn't look at it carefully and put it in her pocket.

Glad that you, Crap and Xander got to ride MJJ that day even though the wait time was long. You can tell when you rode the ride that it is almost a combination of Tea Cups (without going in one direction) and Francis' Ladybug Boogie. The best part about the ride is the music where they have 9 different tracks of music when riding MJJ.

Good thing that Xander wasn't hurt right by the CM shed.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #168
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Id doesn't make any sense at all why they didn't look at it unless they know what the time is when they got the card. I also don't pay attention to the wait times that are posted at the entrance. Sometimes they are correct and sometimes they are wrong. I know for a fact in the morning time the wait times are 10 minutes or less.

It would be nice if the FP machines knew about your tickets so they can give out extra FP for other rides. Thanks for the tip that WDW can give out a bonus FP. I just haven't got one yet at WDW. Maybe when I go back to WDW. I did get extra FPs at DCA for Flynn's Arcade or Mad Arcade. But those were just for the video games. Maybe I haven't got the bonus FP yet for another ride.

Very nice pics from your updated TR. The kids with Duffy when Connor was sleeping was adorable. Nice couple pic of you and Crap at Paradise Park.

40 minutes just to get on MJJ. That was a long time just to ride it. But I am glad that you got to ride it and took a lot of pictures of the signs while in the queue. You did say that the CM's handed you one of the time cards when you enter the ride and when you gave it to them they didn't look at it. I was surprise to see that the CM's didn't look at it carefully and put it in her pocket.

Glad that you, Crap and Xander got to ride MJJ that day even though the wait time was long. You can tell when you rode the ride that it is almost a combination of Tea Cups (without going in one direction) and Francis' Ladybug Boogie. The best part about the ride is the music where they have 9 different tracks of music when riding MJJ.

Good thing that Xander wasn't hurt right by the CM shed.
How would they know what time I got the card though unless they looked at it? I think they should look at it right when they receive it and update the time out front right away. If they do not look at it for a while, they may not update the time up front or update it with the wrong time. Crap is always talking about the customer experience. He just rubbed off on me I guess. Some people may get in a 30 minute line but not a 40 minute line. It makes a difference to some people, especially when they are only going once a year or less often.

I do remember your fastpass for the mad arcade. We got one of those as well from Goofy's Sky School. Unfortunately, it was another fastpass that we did not use. At WDW, we also got a bonus fastpass for VotLM although I cannot remember what ride we got it from. Since we got a bonus fastpass on RSR both days, I am assuming you will get one when you go this next trip. Hopefully, it is not for LM.

Thank you. I have so many pictures of one or both boys sleeping while visiting characters that it has become so normal now.

Honestly, I would not have lined up at that time if I knew the wait was going to be over 40 minutes. Almost every review I read (including yours) said it was not worth a wait that long. Since it was posted as 30 minutes, we went for it. The CM really did not care about the time card at all. She barely seemed like she wanted to collect it from me.

I am glad we rode it too. We all loved it and thought it was worth the 40 minute wait, although the wait would have been less if we got to Cars Land earlier. Next time, we will. The name of the carnival ride it most closely resembles escapes me. Your description is better than mine. Thank you. All day I was singing that song. Now, I just keep singing IASW and cannot remember the lyrics. There are nine different songs? We were in line a long time, and I never noticed. I guess there was one that repeated the most.

Thank goodness he did not get hurt, because it was my brilliant idea to put him there.
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I'm back and all caught up! Everything looks great! Carsland reminds me a lot of the cars section of AoA! Connor is getting do big I love the photos of him taking to goofy on the phone and the one of you nursing him in line! Xander looks so much older then your last tr it's crazy how quickly they grow! I wouldn't worry about Connor being in hour bed-it's about survival and what works for you, I coslept with both my kids when they nursed a lit at night!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:46 AM   #170
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I'm back and all caught up! Everything looks great! Carsland reminds me a lot of the cars section of AoA! Connor is getting do big I love the photos of him taking to goofy on the phone and the one of you nursing him in line! Xander looks so much older then your last tr it's crazy how quickly they grow! I wouldn't worry about Connor being in hour bed-it's about survival and what works for you, I coslept with both my kids when they nursed a lit at night!
Welcome back. I cannot wait to read all about your trip. to hearing about the cars wing at AoA too. Connor is still very small, so I am glad people see that he is getting bigger. He adored talking to Goofy on the phone. Xander grew almost 2 inches since his birthday, so he is definitely getting bigger. Yes, it is going way too fast. Whenever I tell him to stop growing he says, "I grow when I sleep, and I have to sleep, Mommy." I used to transfer Connor down after he nursed (except for when I fell asleep while nursing him). Ever since he got teeth, I have never fallen asleep while he nurses. He is a biter and clamps down sometimes when he is out. I need to be awake right as he starts clamping down or he really hurts me. The problem is he is harder than ever to transfer down anymore. A few months ago, I just stopped trying in the middle of the night.
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Fantastic picture of you and Crap!

I love that Xander looks so bored in the Duffy pictures. You never know with kids.

The ride looked like lots of fun. Love the "throw up ride" usage. Is it kind of like the Tilt a Whirl? I'll bet that Xander just loved CarsLand. It really looks like a little boy's dream come true.
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Fantastic picture of you and Crap!

I love that Xander looks so bored in the Duffy pictures. You never know with kids.

The ride looked like lots of fun. Love the "throw up ride" usage. Is it kind of like the Tilt a Whirl? I'll bet that Xander just loved CarsLand. It really looks like a little boy's dream come true.
Thank you. We look older and wiser "aka fatter," but I love the picture.

Xander is funny that way. More often than not, he ignores the characters or seems disinterested. Then, he lights up and smothers them with hugs. Go figure. Connor is more consistent with his stare down persona when he is awake.

The ride was way more fun than I expected. From the way other described it, I was not looking forward to it much. It is closer to the Tilt-A-Whirl than any other ride I've pictured so far. By golly, I think that is the best description possible. Thanks Shannon. Yes, I fully proclaim that ii stole that term from Bryan. Prior to your first amazing trip report, I had never heard that term. Xander LOVED Cars Land. He cannot wait to go back. Poor kid has no clue that barring some miracle, it is going to take a while.
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How would they know what time I got the card though unless they looked at it? I think they should look at it right when they receive it and update the time out front right away. If they do not look at it for a while, they may not update the time up front or update it with the wrong time. Crap is always talking about the customer experience. He just rubbed off on me I guess. Some people may get in a 30 minute line but not a 40 minute line. It makes a difference to some people, especially when they are only going once a year or less often.

I do remember your fastpass for the mad arcade. We got one of those as well from Goofy's Sky School. Unfortunately, it was another fastpass that we did not use. At WDW, we also got a bonus fastpass for VotLM although I cannot remember what ride we got it from. Since we got a bonus fastpass on RSR both days, I am assuming you will get one when you go this next trip. Hopefully, it is not for LM.

Thank you. I have so many pictures of one or both boys sleeping while visiting characters that it has become so normal now.

Honestly, I would not have lined up at that time if I knew the wait was going to be over 40 minutes. Almost every review I read (including yours) said it was not worth a wait that long. Since it was posted as 30 minutes, we went for it. The CM really did not care about the time card at all. She barely seemed like she wanted to collect it from me.

I am glad we rode it too. We all loved it and thought it was worth the 40 minute wait, although the wait would have been less if we got to Cars Land earlier. Next time, we will. The name of the carnival ride it most closely resembles escapes me. Your description is better than mine. Thank you. All day I was singing that song. Now, I just keep singing IASW and cannot remember the lyrics. There are nine different songs? We were in line a long time, and I never noticed. I guess there was one that repeated the most.

Thank goodness he did not get hurt, because it was my brilliant idea to put him there.
Unless they are psychic or know what the wait time is by the queue. You are correct that they should look at it right when they receive it. What time did you get the card during MJJ? I can understand the CM's giving it out to the guests at a certain time and then calculate the wait time by the time they receive it from the guests in the queue. I would really like a accurate time on the wait times of the rides so I can plan out what to do next.

It will be very interesting to see what bonus FP we get on RSR.

If MJJ was only 15 minutes or less, then it would be no problem. Since you were there during your trip and the park was crowded, the time goes by really quickly when in the queue and all of a sudden you were on the ride.

Glad that you got to ride MJJ during your trip and you really like it. The song was fun and it did match the ride. I have heard from reports that there were nine different songs. I only listen to only one song when we rode it during the preview. The times I was around MJJ, I didn't pay fully attention to the music. Maybe I or you need to ride it multiple times and hear those different tracks for MJJ.
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Unless they are psychic or know what the wait time is by the queue. You are correct that they should look at it right when they receive it. What time did you get the card during MJJ? I can understand the CM's giving it out to the guests at a certain time and then calculate the wait time by the time they receive it from the guests in the queue. I would really like a accurate time on the wait times of the rides so I can plan out what to do next.

It will be very interesting to see what bonus FP we get on RSR.

If MJJ was only 15 minutes or less, then it would be no problem. Since you were there during your trip and the park was crowded, the time goes by really quickly when in the queue and all of a sudden you were on the ride.

Glad that you got to ride MJJ during your trip and you really like it. The song was fun and it did match the ride. I have heard from reports that there were nine different songs. I only listen to only one song when we rode it during the preview. The times I was around MJJ, I didn't pay fully attention to the music. Maybe I or you need to ride it multiple times and hear those different tracks for MJJ.
I never take notes for my trip reports and only go off of memory. While I do not remember the exact time we got in line, I am positive it was exactly 37 minutes later when I handed her the card. That day, I remembered the start and end time. Although, it was almost five more minutes from that point before we actually rode.

Hopefully, you get a better fastpass that you could actually use.

As far as the MJJ line goes, I would be willing to get in it again for a 30 minute wait. I'd be hesitant to get in a longer one, since a 40 minute wait would probably end up being nearly an hour. The ride is nice but not an hour wait nice.

Do you remember how your song went? I wonder if it is the same one I heard that I am having a hard time remembering now.
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Hmmm... if you looked up the hints online, you really should have had a much better score. :P My DH and I are ultra-competitive as well and while I don't remember all of the tricks, I'll have to PM Kim on an easy way to rack up a lot of points. My DS3 and I beat DH this past Tuesday, because he couldn't remember any of the tips and this was with me aiming and DS3 pulling on the cord slowly, unbearably slow, but it was his birthday and we were at DCA for him.

We also beat him out of the first 2 rooms of Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, due to what DH claimed was a faulty blaster.
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Hmmm... if you looked up the hints online, you really should have had a much better score. :P My DH and I are ultra-competitive as well and while I don't remember all of the tricks, I'll have to PM Kim on an easy way to rack up a lot of points. My DS3 and I beat DH this past Tuesday, because he couldn't remember any of the tips and this was with me aiming and DS3 pulling on the cord slowly, unbearably slow, but it was his birthday and we were at DCA for him.

We also beat him out of the first 2 rooms of Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, due to what DH claimed was a faulty blaster.
I didn't look up any tips until just a few days ago. Did so in response to the chatter on this thread.

Please feel free to PM Kimberly. To do so would be akin to adding more fuel to the fire that will burn so hotly when I destroy her score the next time we play. #NoAmountOfHelpWillHelp

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Hmmm... if you looked up the hints online, you really should have had a much better score. :P My DH and I are ultra-competitive as well and while I don't remember all of the tricks, I'll have to PM Kim on an easy way to rack up a lot of points. My DS3 and I beat DH this past Tuesday, because he couldn't remember any of the tips and this was with me aiming and DS3 pulling on the cord slowly, unbearably slow, but it was his birthday and we were at DCA for him.

We also beat him out of the first 2 rooms of Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, due to what DH claimed was a faulty blaster.
Welcome back. Hopefully, you do a trip report, because I want to read all about it. I am sure your son had a great birthday. Thanks. I would appreciate any tips I can get.

I was beating Crap with Connor in my arms until the very end of Buzz when he found a secret target and got a lot of points. Then again, there was a malfunction with his picture, so I never actually saw his score. Bret gets really high scores on Buzz, so I will brush up on his tips before our next trip.

I can be competitive, but luckily I do not take it as seriously as Crap does.


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Please feel free to PM Kimberly. To do so would be akin to adding more fuel to the fire that will burn so hotly when I destroy her score the next time we play. #NoAmountOfHelpWillHelp

You are lucky that I did not get the tips before we left then, because I probably would have beaten you.

Since you know the tricks now, at least I can know them to if people send me tips. Everyone gets how competitive you are now. Let's get back to the focus of the report, which should not be trash talking. Thanks.
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I never take notes for my trip reports and only go off of memory. While I do not remember the exact time we got in line, I am positive it was exactly 37 minutes later when I handed her the card. That day, I remembered the start and end time. Although, it was almost five more minutes from that point before we actually rode.

Hopefully, you get a better fastpass that you could actually use.

As far as the MJJ line goes, I would be willing to get in it again for a 30 minute wait. I'd be hesitant to get in a longer one, since a 40 minute wait would probably end up being nearly an hour. The ride is nice but not an hour wait nice.

Do you remember how your song went? I wonder if it is the same one I heard that I am having a hard time remembering now.
Same here. The only notes that I might take is the wait times of the rides since I remember most of it by the pictures.

It will be interesting to see what I get that day.

30 minutes or less is about the highest for MJJ if I want or someone else in my party that wants to ride it.

I forgot what the song is called but I know for fact that when I read the reports about MJJ, there were nine different song tracks for the ride. You can check out my video on YouTube to see if that is the same soundtrack that you got during your ride on MJJ.

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Same here. The only notes that I might take is the wait times of the rides since I remember most of it by the pictures.

It will be interesting to see what I get that day.

30 minutes or less is about the highest for MJJ if I want or someone else in my party that wants to ride it.

I forgot what the song is called but I know for fact that when I read the reports about MJJ, there were nine different song tracks for the ride. You can check out my video on YouTube to see if that is the same soundtrack that you got during your ride on MJJ.

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More often than not, I do not even notice or remember wait times. I remember TSMM and MJJ because of the circumstances. There were a few others I remember too, because I was actively trying to pay attention. That said, I probably should have written them down, because I do not remember the exact times from quite a few of them (including RSR from either day).

That's right. I watched your video in the past, so I should have remembered you got one. I am going over there now to see if you had the same song I did. There may have been nine songs, but I only remember one. It was the one I kept singing (in my head) for the rest of the day.
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That is a different song than the one I heard. I preferred the one I heard. At least now, I've heard two of the nine. When we were in line, I never noticed any songs that were playing. They probably change the track for each set of riders.
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