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Old 07-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #61
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Hello to many of the familiar posters on this thread - Missoutandabout - did you ever find that stuffed animal you wanted from a previous trip? If I recall you are in the Chicago area - stay cool!


Hotter than blue blazes here today! And for you too! You have such an excellent memory. I called the merchandise office (or whatever the official name is) and they confirmed there were zero Lilos to be had at the Polynesian. Anywho, we wound up getting her a Lilo off eBay -- very cute and in excellent condition. Crisis averted.

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When Bill gets in the driving seat, he likes to sing this song to me and the kids...

Family Mannnn, Family Mannnnn,
Driving round' in my mini-van!


and he doesn't crack a smile...
And would that be to the tune of Spiderman? Hilarious!

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Everybody, ....please welcome....Stephanie, one of the featured stars of the trip report and new members on the DisBoards!
Hello! Amazingly cute kiddos, both of you sisters have! Good lookin' folks all 'round.

Heather: I was laughing a lot at the T-Rex "dig site" comment. We were totally those parents that ran the other way last year. (And from the Build-a-Dino, we're horrible. She still brings up the Build-a-Dino a year later. )

Also, I forgot to add this to my first post: your hair is FLIPPIN' GORGEOUS! (Is it a shorter-in-the-back cut?)
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #62
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Joining in as promised!!! I can't wait to hear all about your stay at AKL! We visited AKL on our trip, and it definitely became higher on our list for future stays! It's so cool!!

Also, I'm excited to hear about your experience on the Dream! I've always wanted to do a Disney cruise!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #63
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Well...it's about time! You ARE part of the TR, for heaven sakes. I was wondering about the ticker....I wasn't sure if you secretly booked another cruise without your hubby knowing. Oh wait....that would be something I would do (just kidding, Bill)
I finally figured how to change it. Still not as good as some out there, but I am just a novice as you say.
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I'm sure her husband is lurking somewhere....come out, come out wherever you are!
And I forgot to mention that he is lurking!!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #65
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Wonderful start! Love all the pictures. Looking forward to reading more!!

PS: did the World of Disney store have outfits that fit American Girls dolls? I thought I saw mouse ears on Faith's doll. Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #66
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It seems like I've been seeing TREX on so many TR's lately. But, most people do say that it's good!

The pictures of the kids hanging on the dinosaurs are so funny! Looks like they were definitely having a great time!

I can see where it would be hard to get them past the exploration area. But, I'm glad you got some shopping done!

Also - great pictures taken by Stephen!

So excited to hear/see about y'alls rooms!

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Hi, Stephanie! Your kids are so cute! I can't wait to hear all about the adventures y'all had on vacation.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #67
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Great T-Rex review!

I can't wait for your next installment!!!!!!
I'll have the room review done by tomorrow



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can't stop laughing over the Ferrari van - must...get...air!

Josh and I had TRex last summer and we also really enjoyed it for lunch - great service for us too. I think this is a win win for anyone with children, there is so much to look at and enjoy! If you can, just bypass the gift shop area and save your money for Disney souvenirs!

I love the vibe at DTD - but I also LOVE to shop, so go figure! Great pics!
Faith wanted to know why I was calling the car a Ferrari Van...a 6 year old doesn't see the humor Bill and I are still laughing...(thanks KOOK)


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And would that be to the tune of Spiderman? Hilarious!
it is! Funny how you picked up on that.


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Heather: I was laughing a lot at the T-Rex "dig site" comment. We were totally those parents that ran the other way last year. (And from the Build-a-Dino, we're horrible. She still brings up the Build-a-Dino a year later. )

Also, I forgot to add this to my first post: your hair is FLIPPIN' GORGEOUS! (Is it a shorter-in-the-back cut?)
Thanks! It is shorter in the back...if you look at my TR from last year, you'll see that I wacked about 7 inches off the back....GONE in a few snips



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Joining in as promised!!! I can't wait to hear all about your stay at AKL! We visited AKL on our trip, and it definitely became higher on our list for future stays! It's so cool!!

Also, I'm excited to hear about your experience on the Dream! I've always wanted to do a Disney cruise!
againi! Yep...gotta take a Disney cruise...at least once!


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And I forgot to mention that he is lurking!!!!
I knew it! I had a feeling he was sneaking around



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Wonderful start! Love all the pictures. Looking forward to reading more!!

PS: did the World of Disney store have outfits that fit American Girls dolls? I thought I saw mouse ears on Faith's doll. Thanks!
Well...the ears Sophia (that would be the dolls name) has on in the introduction are some that my mom and I made the night before we left. Faith wanted an outfit, but I waited too long to order one onliine. I did look at World of Disney but didn't see any. But get this....I found them at the Poly gift store!! Minnie Mouse, Aerial and Belle....of course we grabbed the Minnie Mouse outfit. Belle was really cute, but she wanted Minnie because it matched her shirt for the cruise

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It seems like I've been seeing TREX on so many TR's lately. But, most people do say that it's good!

The pictures of the kids hanging on the dinosaurs are so funny! Looks like they were definitely having a great time!

I can see where it would be hard to get them past the exploration area. But, I'm glad you got some shopping done!

Also - great pictures taken by Stephen!

So excited to hear/see about y'alls rooms!
TRex is definitely a kids place...but I totally enjoyed it, too. So....did you run today??? 3 miles???
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TRex is definitely a kids place...but I totally enjoyed it, too. So....did you run today??? 3 miles???
I haven't quite worked up to running 3 miles yet. I think my last run was 2. But, I had today off. Gotta hit the pavement tomorrow!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #71
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I am here, late...but I didn't think you would start you TR so quickly. If it were me I would be still unpacking and doing laundry.

Really enjoying your photos and all the fun you have had just the first day of your trip. I love, love AKL...couldn't tell could you? I am looking forward to your prospective on the resort and concierge level. We will be there in just a little less than three months.

You have such a lovely family.

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We have an aDR for T-Rex too! Never been. That Onion soup looked really good, but don't know if in mid Aug I'll be up for hot soup

Great TR!! On to AKL CL rooms
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Great update!!! We have never done TRex but it looks great!
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #74
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I haven't quite worked up to running 3 miles yet. I think my last run was 2. But, I had today off. Gotta hit the pavement tomorrow!
Good luck running today! 2 miles is good...keep going and you'll make it. No worries!!


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I am here, late...but I didn't think you would start you TR so quickly. If it were me I would be still unpacking and doing laundry.

Really enjoying your photos and all the fun you have had just the first day of your trip. I love, love AKL...couldn't tell could you? I am looking forward to your prospective on the resort and concierge level. We will be there in just a little less than three months.

You have such a lovely family.

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We have an aDR for T-Rex too! Never been. That Onion soup looked really good, but don't know if in mid Aug I'll be up for hot soup

Great TR!! On to AKL CL rooms
Right now the thought of soup in the heat does nothing for me Mom said it was excellent, though.



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Great update!!! We have never done TRex but it looks great!
Your kids would probably enjoy it. My 11 year old said it was awesome....lots to see while eating. Not sure I would do it for dinner...but lunch, yes.
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Thanks for the peek inside TRex. I've never been but it sure does always seem to have a line outside of it. I can see how kids would love it. How funny are Faith & Jesse using that poor dino as a jungle gym?!?

So glad Stephen is carrying on the photography tradition!
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