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Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #151
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I can't wait to see your Toy Story Room. I have visions of Sunny Side dancing through my head.
It's mostly the basic Toy Story characters. I do have Buttercup, but I can't bring myself to buy Lotso. I need to hit up some yard sales for cheap TS toys. I didn't make any scenes, like last year. I will take pictures when it is all finished, though. Did you see Anita's room???



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Those Perry ears made me laugh, they're so cute!! Yay for Disney shopping!!
I saw a lot of kids wearing them during the trip.



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The girls have grown up so much, they're so adorable!!

Love all the pics of the welcome video and the merchandise! Thanks for taking us shopping with you. Oh Pop Century, it really is home! That's not good about the room smelling of smoke! But at least they were good and changed you guys up right away!
There have been rumors that Pop may be changed into another place like AoA, using more Pixar movies. I can't imagine they would spend money to change it, though, as popular as it already is.



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It looks like the girls had a blast in the pool.

I love all the shopping pictures! My wish list is full
They did have a blast. Brooklynn became a big fan of late night swims on this trip, too.



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We always take a twin size air mattress and lean it up against the wall during the day. Works very well for us.

Memom - Sure have enjoyed the shopping trip. Loving the Minnie bag with the roses. Hey, if you'd like me to send the girls some postcards from Mickey while I'm there, just let me know. I'd be happy to send them some fun Disney mail.
They would love a postcard! I will message you Jill's address. Thank you!





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I just saw this and so glad I did. Another great start to another great report.

Nice view from where your room was.

Can't wait to see AofA as we are staying there in October for a few nights.
Hiya, Scott!
We are doing AoA one night, too.



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Hi MeMom and family

I'm really looking forward to reading this report, I'm not on Facebook so couldn't follow along with the live pictures.

I loved seeing Jill's bump.
The girls are both looking so grown up!

Thank you for all the lovely shopping pictures already. I spy so many things that I would love to buy.
Jill's bump is going to end up being another early baby, I do believe. The original due date was Sept. 11, but now we're just hoping she waits untl September 1st so she can have her own birthday month and not have to 'share' August with Brooklynn.



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Love to see the pics of the ME and of POP!!! We will be there is just 12 short days It is going to be our first time using ME (we usually rent a car). We've stayed at POP a couple of times, but are so excited to go back. This will also be my daughter's first trip that we are allowing her to bring a friend with her, so she is super excited too.

So glad that I found your TR it is getting me so excited for my trip!!!!
You'll have to let us know what you think of the video. It is pure happines to me!

Your daughter will have such fun with her friend. Drew took a buddy along when he was a teenager, and it made for a very fun trip for him.



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Reading along! One month before school starts for me so I have LOTS of reading time... (not really)
We go full speed ahead tomorrow! Summer is officially over for me when the clock strikes twelve.



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Well, besides October I've got a cruise booked for June 1, 2013 which will be a BLAST!!! I also want to go Spring 2013 and I'm going to see if I can talk my brother into letting me take Caroline. She'll be 3 1/2 so I'd love to take her.

I also want to make NYE 2013/2014 work since I see there will be lots of DIS friends there!! NY next year is on a Wednesday, so I'll probably fly in the weekend before & stay that week.
Yes, it will!

With a spring trip and a December trip, I have come to peace with no Disney World next summer. We're going to do Vero, Sea World, and Dollywood. If I had the money, I would do that and a couple of Disney days, but the whole point of not spending a lot of money in the summer is to be able to take the December trip, so it will be fine. We're very excited about all of our plans!
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #152
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It's mostly the basic Toy Story characters. I do have Buttercup, but I can't bring myself to buy Lotso. I need to hit up some yard sales for cheap TS toys. I didn't make any scenes, like last year. I will take pictures when it is all finished, though. Did you see Anita's room???
I did see Anita's room on FB. I looks fabulous. I love the long braid, it reminded me of the one Jill did for Brooklynn's party.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:10 PM   #153
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I did see Anita's room on FB. I looks fabulous. I love the long braid, it reminded me of the one Jill did for Brooklynn's party.
Can you imagine what the whole DIStown Elementary School would look like?


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After swim time, we all walked over to Art of Animation.

Across the bridge and to the left.





Looking back toward Pop Century.









Another view from further out.







Walking into Radiator Springs.













You can see they still have swimming hair.















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Loving the AoA pictures MeMom! Disney really outdid themselves with this resort. I especially love the little fun facts they added along the trail between Pop and AoA. Oh, I really hope I get to stay there someday *crosses fingers* Adorable picture of the girls with Sarge, those little waterbugs!
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #155
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This playground is not fenced (or bushed) in, and you can't see through it, so you sort of have to walk around in a circle to keep an eye on your kids.











What would you choose from these menus?







There are themed areas to sit in, and each has a drink station.



The food court flows right into the Ink and Paint Shop - set up just like Everything Pop.













Lots of resort merchandise.







Unfortunately, they had sold out of the paintbrush pens. I checked back twice more during the trip, but no luck, they had not gotten in more in.
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This light fixture is made up of sketches from Imagineers and assorted Disney hotshots.
























And that was our first visit to Art of Animation.
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I can't bring myself to buy Lotso.
Good girl! I can't believe so many people have embraced that evil bear

Thanks for so many great pictures from AoA! I want to try and squeeze in a visit in September, but I'm still trying to figure out where in the plans I can squeeze it in
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Loving the AoA pictures MeMom! Disney really outdid themselves with this resort. I especially love the little fun facts they added along the trail between Pop and AoA. Oh, I really hope I get to stay there someday *crosses fingers* Adorable picture of the girls with Sarge, those little waterbugs!
I should've known you had a few more pictures up your sleeve. So embarrassing! Again, great pictures! Both the Cars and Finding Nemo sections of AoA are so nicely themed. I think the Finding Nemo playground might be the coolest one I've seen yet.

Hmmm... I don't know what I would get from AoA's food court. Maybe a Surf and Surf bigger with a Wild Berry Smoothie?

Ooooo... I love the gift shop at AoA! I want one of those resort specific shirts, so unique! Sorry to hear you couldn't get your paintbrush pens, I guess they are in high demand Oh and I'm loving the Donald Duck shirt too! Did you see that shirt anywhere else MeMom?

Wow what a beautiful little centerpiece/chandelier at AoA! And I love the name of the bar, especially with the reference it has to the movie being a bar. "The Drop Off"
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Wow! You're pics are making me want to stay there!
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Wow. Art of Animation looks amazing. The Nemo pool and playground are so adorable. I'm happy Disney is bringing back more resort themed merchandise. I'm hoping to pick up some Three Caballeros stuff when we stay at Coronado Springs in January. I think I would get the Surf and Surf burger. Being from Maryland, I love me some crab cakes. Looking forward to next update. -Amanda
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Hi Guys... Sadly I have only been a lurker lately...
Of course I had to sub for the new report.
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I still have to catch up on the first 11 pages of this report, plus the last 10 pages of the last report, but I wanted to pop in and say I'm still here! I've barely been on the DIS lately. I started my psych class a few weeks ago and even though it's just one class, it's insanely hard. It's a really hard class during a normal semester but since it's in the 6 week summer session, it's at an accelerated pace. I have two weeks left, then we're off to Vermont for two weeks, and then right after we get back I go back to school full time. I'm kind of looking forward to getting back into my normal school routine. I'm so much more productive when I have a set schedule. The first month and a half of the summer flew by and I barely got anything done. I've gotten a lot more done since getting back into a semi-normal routine with my psych class.

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Such cool pictures of the AoA! I really love the theming of the Cars section. Disney really outdid themselves! I hope all the resort specific merchandise there means they are bringing it back to the other places as well.
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Brendan is looking forward to exploring AofA the day he has on his own. Those pics are spectacular...I would love to poke around there.

That Donald shirt is definitely one for my younger son (Justin)
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