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Old 08-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #166
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Sounds fabulous. Have you found one that will work? For this year or next year?
Yes, I always had my beady eyes on one, but it was way too expensive. Now they have published IGT for this cruise and it would be almost criminal not to book it. It is November 10th to 17th this year on the Magic out of Galveston. This cruise just happens to call at Costa Maya on my birthday.

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Regardless if they think AK is worth two days or not, MK is definitely getting two days. There's just too much I know they'll like and no reason to miss anything since we have enough time.

Jungle Cruise - I have only done this once, and it was a riot! There is a giant spider in a cage near the front of the line, and I had read that if you clap at it it will jump at you. Well, mom and I were clapping and clapping and clapping and clapping, and finally took a rest because our hands hurt, and then started clapping again louder. We thought maybe it was broken. When all of a sudden it LUNGED at us!!! We both shrieked and started laughing. It was too funny. Please try this with some unsuspecting victims. The ride is also a good laugh.

Pirates - an absolute must. Hopefully it will not be broken down. In my last three trips it has been broken at some point each time and I had to go back for it.

Splash Mountain - M remembers being terrified of the drop, but hopefully she'll be able to try it again. I never like getting wet, and of course it always happens...

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - not one of my favorites, it's just too jerky, but it's still fun. I know everyone else will enjoy it.

The Haunted Mansion - This one creeps me out to no end, it's just so well done. R & M must experience it.

Peter Pan - my absolute favorite ride, so a definite must. Even with the low crowds I'm sure I'll have to get us FPs for this one.

Mickey's PhilharMagic - A wonderful show that I know they'll enjoy. And a nice respite from walking

Winnie the Pooh - This one tends to have long lines as well, so we'll see, but I know M will love it.

Mad Tea Party - I might have to sneak away from the group for this one, I just love it. Get some kind of giddy euphoria from all the spinning Mom will NOT go on this again. Last time she had had two icecreams within an hour and did not feel well mid ride. Thankfully nothing happened.

Dumbo - R has specifically requested this so it's on the list. I'm hoping with two the lines will not be so bad. Will they both be open for our trip? I'm not sure about that. I'm sure he's remembering some good times from childhood, so we will acquiesce to his wishes.

Space Mountain - oh yeah, another definite must. I'm so glad they changed the lighting recently. I had rode it once where you could pretty much see everything. That took away from the magic big time.

Buzz Lightyear - After TSM I'll be curious what R & M think of this, but it's always a good time.

Stitch's Great Escape - I loved the previous ride, Alien Encounter I think it was called, and even though it's a much tamer version I still thoroughly enjoy this one. Great fun all around. M is the only one of us who never did either, so I'm curious what she'll think of it.

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Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor - Have only done this once before as well, and laughed until my stomach hurt. We had some perfect 'players'. The audience really makes this show. I know R & M will really enjoy it.

I know we'll definitely be staying for the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes Nighttime Spectacular one if not both nights.

So what are your favorite eating places in MK? We'll be hitting Pecos Bills but other than that I'm not sure.
This sounds great. I agree that MK is definitely worth two days.

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Sounds like you have everything covered!

Years ago we enjoyed the Columbia House, but for the past 10 years the only thing we've eaten in the MK has been:


Yummmmm! However, they do cheat now and the swirl is hollow!

I wish I could have one of those right now.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #167
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Yes, I always had my beady eyes on one, but it was way too expensive. Now they have published IGT for this cruise and it would be almost criminal not to book it. It is November 10th to 17th this year on the Magic out of Galveston. This cruise just happens to call at Costa Maya on my birthday.
Wow! I just looked at the prices, and they are a fantastic deal. Looks like they're having a hard time selling some of the Galveston trips. I hope you're able to make it work, that would be a wonderful way to spend your birthday
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #168
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We rarely go to MK, we just don't think it is worth it, but when we go with people who have not been we take them... Hope you have a great time!
Do you not care for the atmosphere and/or rides? I'm just curious, I've never encountered anyone else who feels this way. I find I enjoy all 4 parks equally. They are just so different from each other.
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Do you not care for the atmosphere and/or rides? I'm just curious, I've never encountered anyone else who feels this way. I find I enjoy all 4 parks equally. They are just so different from each other.
Actually of all the four parks MK is my least favorite as well. Could be a number of reasons, my favorite rides from DL (well some) are spread out in other parks, and as I said I prefer the DL counterparts. It's dry park, so no germ killer to be found!

Space Mtn here is very jarring, where at DL it is really smooth, so I don't ride that. I would like to ride Splash and Big Thunder again, it's been a long time since I've done those as well as Pirates. I forgot to mention, we LOVE the carousel of progress! That's got Walt written all over it! We go on that just about every time and it is HA friendly. I wish they had a Matterhorn! I've also never been on the MK Small World, must fix that next time we go!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:48 AM   #170
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I prefer the Disneyland versions or even the Disneyland Paris version of many of the rides. For rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain, my order of preference would be Disneyland Paris, Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. For Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lighyear and It's A Small World, it would be Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Magic Kingdom. The one ride that is better at Magic Kingdom than at Disneyland in my opinion is Jungle Cruise. And of course Magic Kingdom has Carousel of Progress and Mickey's PhilharMagic that are both firm favourites of mine and the other parks do not have them. I still love Magic Kingdom and it is my second favourite after Epcot. I can't wait to see the new Fantasyland expansion and try out the new Merlin game.

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Do you not care for the atmosphere and/or rides? I'm just curious, I've never encountered anyone else who feels this way. I find I enjoy all 4 parks equally. They are just so different from each other.
To me the feel of the park is very different from the rest. I don't know if I can really tell you things that I don't like or not, it is I just don't feel comfortable at MK. I like all the other parks much better than MK.
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I am officially done with work and vacation has begun!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about MK. This makes me very curious how I'll feel about DL. I eventually want to experience all the parks around the world so it will be wonderful to see how different they are from each other.
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I am officially done with work and vacation has begun!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about MK. This makes me very curious how I'll feel about DL. I eventually want to experience all the parks around the world so it will be wonderful to see how different they are from each other.
Vacation Mode!!!!!
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I am officially done with work and vacation has begun!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about MK. This makes me very curious how I'll feel about DL. I eventually want to experience all the parks around the world so it will be wonderful to see how different they are from each other.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #175
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I wish I could say the same. Are we going to get a trip report when you are back?

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Absolutely! I got a new camera, so hopefully will be able to get some crisper pictures of that cute Red River Hog. I was afraid it wouldn't arrive in time but thankfully it did.

The flight leaves in about 8 1/2 hours and I'm just not tired. I took Conner over to my dad and stepmom's earlier this evening and the house feels empty.

Have a great week everybody
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Absolutely! I got a new camera, so hopefully will be able to get some crisper pictures of that cute Red River Hog. I was afraid it wouldn't arrive in time but thankfully it did.

The flight leaves in about 8 1/2 hours and I'm just not tired. I took Conner over to my dad and stepmom's earlier this evening and the house feels empty.

Have a great week everybody
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Absolutely! I got a new camera, so hopefully will be able to get some crisper pictures of that cute Red River Hog. I was afraid it wouldn't arrive in time but thankfully it did.

The flight leaves in about 8 1/2 hours and I'm just not tired. I took Conner over to my dad and stepmom's earlier this evening and the house feels empty.

Have a great week everybody
Have a great time!!!!!
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Have a great trip! I bet you're already there!
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Have a wonderful time Pam! I imagine your at HS tonight having a blast.



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