Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #106
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Day 5 continues

After the tutorial and not many pics taken by me, I was in a foul mood, we headed over to Frontierland and to try for some mountains again. We got FP's for Splash when I saw that Jessie and Woody had a meet and greet there. Ella had her Jessie doll with her. They have had me watch Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 over and over. I went to Toy Story on ice with them. You get the point - they love Toy Story and Toy Story characters. Seeing them was probably the best thing for my mood.

Woody saw the Jessie doll and took it from Ella. She was a little confused by this but Woody was happy. He was pulling the string to get the doll to tallk and pointing at the "real" Jessie.


He then tried to put the doll in his boot. Ella was complaining to her mom. She wanted her doll back!




Finally Ella got the doll back and held on to it. She wanted no parts of Woody after this.


All of the adults were just laughing. It was one of the best character experiences I have ever had and put me in a great mood. Disney Magic!!!

We were going to try BTMRR again when what did we hear? Yep a loud boom! Rain was moving in again. Knowing that the mountains would be closed down we headed towards Liberty Square. I know according to everyone else it's "boring" but we went to the Hall of Presidents. It's inside out of the rain and has AC, and had a show starting in 8 minutes. I also wanted to see how my new camera worked in here without flash. I had purchased a new advanced P&S with great zoom and was anxious to test it out. The pics weren't bad.




The show was over and we went out to more rain. Everyone was getting a little hungry so we decided to try Columbia Harbor House. This was a first for me. I had read a lot of good reviews so in we went. Mike and I had the shrimp. I was surprised by how many shrimp you get and they were a decent size. The cole slaw was also very good


the kids had mac and cheese


view of the upstairs eating area


Jim, Jay and Jen all had chicken nuggets. No pic of that but one of them eating


the menu


Now most if us opted for the chocolate cake but Jen and Mike got the apple dessert. I should have opted for that. It tasted so good and was not a pre-packaged dessert. We also had a nice view of the entrance for the Haunted Mansion


The FP time window was now good so Jim and I decided that we would take Ella on Haunted Mansion and the others would go on Splash Mountain. This way there would be no issues if she couldn't meet the height. She loved HM and Mikey and Crystal were a little afraid of it.


Then she wanted to ride again so off we went. Jim didn't ride the second time


Now I like to try and get different views and this time was determined to try and get the ceiling of the stretch room when the lightning flashes. I did


The ballroom scene


I was a little annoyed by flash that was constantly going off but actually laughed to myself. Yes you may get a pic that was illuminated but the flash will wipe out a lot of details.

Up next the rest of the day.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #107
Lesprivate
DIS Veteran
 
Lesprivate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 722

Andrew was wearing his woody shirt so we had to stand on that line and it was a long one, I think we waited 45 minutes but he loves Toy Story so much, he has a Woody and Buzz doll that he carries around.

We love Columbia Harbor House; we ate there for lunch one of our days and we wanted to sit upstairs but Andrew was sound asleep in the stroller and we didn't want to wake him, it was very hard to find a seat downstairs.

I had the tuna salad which is the only time I will eat tuna salad, Frank and Emily had the shrimp and fish and Eian had the shrimp platter and there was so much food with the platters, the apple dessert is my favorite counter service dessert.

I never try and take pictures on Haunted Mansion but yours didn't come out bad.
__________________
DVC Owners - Saratoga Springs since 2006
Saratoga Springs, March 2014, AKL Kidani August 2013, CBR October 2012, OKW August 2012, May 2011 BLT,October 2010 BLT, August 2010 AKV, August 2009 SSR,May 2009 SSR, August 2008 VWL, August 2007 - POR and BCV, November 2006 - POFQ, August 2004 - ASSP, January 2001 - Offsite, December 1998 - Offsite, May 1997 - Offsite, June 1996 - Offsite, December 1995 - Offsite, June 1994 - Offsite, February 1989 - Offsite, April 1986 - Offsite, April 1985 - Offsite, December 1985 - Offsite, Numerous times as a child
Me , DH , DD , DGS Lucky , Spike Spanky : George
Lesprivate is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #108
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesprivate View Post
Andrew was wearing his woody shirt so we had to stand on that line and it was a long one, I think we waited 45 minutes but he loves Toy Story so much, he has a Woody and Buzz doll that he carries around.

We love Columbia Harbor House; we ate there for lunch one of our days and we wanted to sit upstairs but Andrew was sound asleep in the stroller and we didn't want to wake him, it was very hard to find a seat downstairs.

I had the tuna salad which is the only time I will eat tuna salad, Frank and Emily had the shrimp and fish and Eian had the shrimp platter and there was so much food with the platters, the apple dessert is my favorite counter service dessert.

I never try and take pictures on Haunted Mansion but yours didn't come out bad.
What we don't do for the grandkids. I don't think our line was quite that long, maybe 20 minutes. We got there at a good time.

We went upstairs because there was nothing downstairs. I'm glad we did as it was almost empty. The food there really is good. I don't eat tuna, just one of those things I don't eat for some reason. I had some of Jens dessert and it really is good.

I tried to ride without taking pics but I can't help myself. Thanks I was happy with the results.

I had an update done to finish the day and photobucket froze which meant I lost everything. Off to a Phillies game tonight. Free tix and club box seats, can't pass that up. Will finish up tonight when I get home or tomorrow. Day 5 anyway.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #109
PrincessAlways
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessAlways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Berks County, Pa
Posts: 2,369

loved those pics from the Haunted Mansion!!
__________________
POR, 2003 OKW,2004 Poly, 2005 SSR (June), Pop (Sept), CSR (Nov), 2006 OKW (May), Swan (Sept), OKW (Nov), 2007 Pop (Feb), OKW (June), CR (Sept), BWV (Nov), 2008 CSR (April), OKW (July), SSR (Dec)2009 Pop (March) OKW (May) BLT (Nov), 2010 BLT (May) AKL (Oct) 2011 SWAN (March) BLT (June) AKL (Nov) OKW (Nov) 2012 BWI (March) OKW (May) POR Royal (Oct) OKW (Nov) 2013 BWV (Apr) offsite (July) Kidani (Dec) 2014 AKL (April) OKW (Nov)
PrincessAlways is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 09:08 PM   #110
Lesprivate
DIS Veteran
 
Lesprivate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 722

I had an update done to finish the day and photobucket froze which meant I lost everything. Off to a Phillies game tonight. Free tix and club box seats, can't pass that up. Will finish up tonight when I get home or tomorrow. Day 5 anyway.[/QUOTE]

Have fun.
__________________
DVC Owners - Saratoga Springs since 2006
Saratoga Springs, March 2014, AKL Kidani August 2013, CBR October 2012, OKW August 2012, May 2011 BLT,October 2010 BLT, August 2010 AKV, August 2009 SSR,May 2009 SSR, August 2008 VWL, August 2007 - POR and BCV, November 2006 - POFQ, August 2004 - ASSP, January 2001 - Offsite, December 1998 - Offsite, May 1997 - Offsite, June 1996 - Offsite, December 1995 - Offsite, June 1994 - Offsite, February 1989 - Offsite, April 1986 - Offsite, April 1985 - Offsite, December 1985 - Offsite, Numerous times as a child
Me , DH , DD , DGS Lucky , Spike Spanky : George
Lesprivate is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:02 AM   #111
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessAlways View Post
loved those pics from the Haunted Mansion!!
Thanks I was happy with them. It's always hit or miss there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesprivate View Post
I had an update done to finish the day and photobucket froze which meant I lost everything. Off to a Phillies game tonight. Free tix and club box seats, can't pass that up. Will finish up tonight when I get home or tomorrow. Day 5 anyway.
Have fun.[/QUOTE]

Thanks I did even though the Phillies lost. They gave us a great run the past few years. There's always next year.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 10:36 AM   #112
Lesprivate
DIS Veteran
 
Lesprivate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 722

What are your dates for Oct - I think we miss you by a day. We arrive Monday night 10/15 and leave Friday night 10/19.
__________________
DVC Owners - Saratoga Springs since 2006
Saratoga Springs, March 2014, AKL Kidani August 2013, CBR October 2012, OKW August 2012, May 2011 BLT,October 2010 BLT, August 2010 AKV, August 2009 SSR,May 2009 SSR, August 2008 VWL, August 2007 - POR and BCV, November 2006 - POFQ, August 2004 - ASSP, January 2001 - Offsite, December 1998 - Offsite, May 1997 - Offsite, June 1996 - Offsite, December 1995 - Offsite, June 1994 - Offsite, February 1989 - Offsite, April 1986 - Offsite, April 1985 - Offsite, December 1985 - Offsite, Numerous times as a child
Me , DH , DD , DGS Lucky , Spike Spanky : George
Lesprivate is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #113
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesprivate View Post
What are your dates for Oct - I think we miss you by a day. We arrive Monday night 10/15 and leave Friday night 10/19.
You miss me by a couple of days. I arrive the 7th and leave the 13th. We'll just have to plan a meet around here again with Scott.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #114
Lesprivate
DIS Veteran
 
Lesprivate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 722

Quote:
Originally Posted by tazdev3225 View Post
You miss me by a couple of days. I arrive the 7th and leave the 13th. We'll just have to plan a meet around here again with Scott.
Too bad, I have to work on the 15th otherwise we would have made it to Ipdip. The 15th is a tax deadline , but yes definitely a tri-state meet is in order. I happen to be going to Philly to meet my sister on the 7th.
__________________
DVC Owners - Saratoga Springs since 2006
Saratoga Springs, March 2014, AKL Kidani August 2013, CBR October 2012, OKW August 2012, May 2011 BLT,October 2010 BLT, August 2010 AKV, August 2009 SSR,May 2009 SSR, August 2008 VWL, August 2007 - POR and BCV, November 2006 - POFQ, August 2004 - ASSP, January 2001 - Offsite, December 1998 - Offsite, May 1997 - Offsite, June 1996 - Offsite, December 1995 - Offsite, June 1994 - Offsite, February 1989 - Offsite, April 1986 - Offsite, April 1985 - Offsite, December 1985 - Offsite, Numerous times as a child
Me , DH , DD , DGS Lucky , Spike Spanky : George
Lesprivate is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #115
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

When I last updated Ella and I had done Haunted Mansion and the others went to Splash Mountain. They looked like they had fun alyhough it does appear that Crystal decided not to ride it




When Ella and I finished our second ride we wandered around Liberty Square. I was looking for Colonial costumes for little boys. We have a stone bridge in my neighborhood that was built in the late 1790's. The bridge is being declared a national historical monument on October 13th. My parents are on the committee for this and my mom decided that my grandkids should dress the part - thus we need colonial outfits for the boys. She made dresses for the girls. She also wanted me to look for tri-corner hats. MK didn't have anything she was looking for. I'm really sad that I will miss the whole thing as I will be in Disney but I'm hoping someone will get pics for me.

After I struck out for this I realized that the meet and greet for Tiana was nearby. Tiana is Ella's new favorite princess. We decided to get in line and wait as she would be out in 20 minutes if the rain held off. We were actually first in the line. I called Jennifer to tell her and they had just finished with Splash and were headed over our way so the other two got in line with us. It started to have a misty rain but at 5:00 out came Tiana and Naveen. Ella was so excited. So was Mikey. He struck up a conversation with Naveen. I was thrilled once again by the interaction. This went on for at least 5 minutes. Someone behind us said something to the handler as I think they were tired of waiting. The handler was wonderful and basically said that when it comes to children they don't rush. I did finally get the kids to pose


When we finished here we headed to Tomorrowland by way of Main Street. I'm pretty sure the kids needed a bathroom break. I'm really not sure what they did because I got separated from them. I watched the piano player outside Casey's Corner


I even got a sticker from the CM's outside. About that time Jim called and asked where I was. They were in Tomorrowland. I got caught up to the family and we grabbed FP's for Buzz Lightyear. It was raining agaiin so we went on Carousel Of Progress. Another ride from the World's Fair. I like this one just to relax.








The rain had let up a little and our FP time window opened for Buzz so over there we went


I had a horrible score and just stopped playing


Got the shot of the kids in jail


Ride photos - Jen and Ella


Mike and Mikey, Mikey was really having fun


Crystal and Jay


Me and Jim. You can see how happy I was


Day 5 will finish in the next update
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #116
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesprivate View Post
Too bad, I have to work on the 15th otherwise we would have made it to Ipdip. The 15th is a tax deadline , but yes definitely a tri-state meet is in order. I happen to be going to Philly to meet my sister on the 7th.
They just have to change the tax deadlines. We will have to start planning something when everyone gets back home.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #117
Lesprivate
DIS Veteran
 
Lesprivate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 722

Those are awesome photos from The Carousel of Progress, that is my favorite show in Mk.

Philly or NY we have to get together, I have a museum membership as well as the Camden Aquarium membership, The Bronx Zoo even the Botanical Garden which is reciprocal to Longwood Gardens - it keeps us busy on the weekends , sometimes it is easier and cheaper just to join then pay for one day.
__________________
DVC Owners - Saratoga Springs since 2006
Saratoga Springs, March 2014, AKL Kidani August 2013, CBR October 2012, OKW August 2012, May 2011 BLT,October 2010 BLT, August 2010 AKV, August 2009 SSR,May 2009 SSR, August 2008 VWL, August 2007 - POR and BCV, November 2006 - POFQ, August 2004 - ASSP, January 2001 - Offsite, December 1998 - Offsite, May 1997 - Offsite, June 1996 - Offsite, December 1995 - Offsite, June 1994 - Offsite, February 1989 - Offsite, April 1986 - Offsite, April 1985 - Offsite, December 1985 - Offsite, Numerous times as a child
Me , DH , DD , DGS Lucky , Spike Spanky : George
Lesprivate is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #118
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesprivate View Post
Those are awesome photos from The Carousel of Progress, that is my favorite show in Mk.

Philly or NY we have to get together, I have a museum membership as well as the Camden Aquarium membership, The Bronx Zoo even the Botanical Garden which is reciprocal to Longwood Gardens - it keeps us busy on the weekends , sometimes it is easier and cheaper just to join then pay for one day.
I have a membership to the Philly Zoo. Haven't been to the Bronx Zoo in about 50 years, dating myself now but we lived in North Jersey for about 2 years. Have never been to the Botanical Gardens or Longwood Gardens. The aquarium has been about 15 years. I'm thinking I don't get out much.
tazdev3225 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #119
PrincessAlways
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessAlways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Berks County, Pa
Posts: 2,369

CoP.......relax, take a nap....enjoy!!
__________________
POR, 2003 OKW,2004 Poly, 2005 SSR (June), Pop (Sept), CSR (Nov), 2006 OKW (May), Swan (Sept), OKW (Nov), 2007 Pop (Feb), OKW (June), CR (Sept), BWV (Nov), 2008 CSR (April), OKW (July), SSR (Dec)2009 Pop (March) OKW (May) BLT (Nov), 2010 BLT (May) AKL (Oct) 2011 SWAN (March) BLT (June) AKL (Nov) OKW (Nov) 2012 BWI (March) OKW (May) POR Royal (Oct) OKW (Nov) 2013 BWV (Apr) offsite (July) Kidani (Dec) 2014 AKL (April) OKW (Nov)
PrincessAlways is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #120
tazdev3225
I sucked my thumb up with the vacuum
I fell up a mountain skiing and sprained both my ankles
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 3,220

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessAlways View Post
CoP.......relax, take a nap....enjoy!!
Yep, if I didn't try and get certain pics every trip I would fall asleep. I think I may have once or twice for a second or 2. Those nice seated air conditioned attractions are so good for that.
tazdev3225 is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: