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Old 12-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #301
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Looks like y'all were having lots of fun at DHS! It can be so hard to keep your game face on when you're just so darn excited to be getting on TSMM. You can't help but to smile!

And I love all the JTA pics! I'm sure we'll be doing that one trip soon for our son. Although, he will probably want to join Vader. Santa brought him a Vader mask and he was beyond excited.
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We had a bit of time before we had to be at the Jedi Training Academy, so we headed over to Starring Rolls for a little late morning snack. Bambi had come across a picture of one of their menu items - a Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake - and decided this was a must do on this trip. Here's a tip for you guys out there - when your wife makes a "must do" list, do it. This thing was amazing.



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So How did Ryder enjoy his handful of the cupcake??

I had to keep DS at least 3 feet away from any table that might have food on it. He would swipe and just grab anything he came in contact with.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #303
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Hey there stranger.

Looks like you were on a DISmeet marathon!

Your updates are perfect for me.... 2 times this month. Wonder why Kathy hasn't suggested that you move a little faster.

Love all the pics... Can't wait to meet Ryder in *GULP* 15 days.
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Hey there stranger.

Looks like you were on a DISmeet marathon!

Your updates are perfect for me.... 2 times this month. Wonder why Kathy hasn't suggested that you move a little faster.

Love all the pics... Can't wait to meet Ryder in *GULP* 15 days.
Because he is editing my September photopass to get the crane out and I don't want him to do anything evil.
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Because he is editing my September photopass to get the crane out and I don't want him to do anything evil.
Ohhhhh.... I see.
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You know I know someone who has a TR that gets updated pretty regularly, but all the guys with exception of Andy and Mark, seen to have disappeared.
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I'm heading there next....
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I don't even get Bambi's score without a baby in my hands. Perhaps I shouldn't have just admitted that.

Great pictures of the kids doing their Jedi training and I love that picture of Darth in the red mist. My nephew really wants to do the Jedi thing this summer so I guess the key is to sign up early?
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After the Monsters, Inc meet and greet, Ron and his family went their own way while we marched past the Splash Fountain and the giant misting Coke bottles to use our Toy Story Mania FastPasses.

Side note - I was all set to make fun of Hollywood Studios for having the Splash Fountain - a replica of a movie prop from 1984. I did just a bit of research and found that the sequel to Splash - "Splash Too" was the first movie filmed entirely at what was then known as Disney-MGM Studios. So I thought that was kind of neat and almost earned itself a reprieve from my mockery. But then I learned that Splash Too not only didn't star Tom Hanks or Darryl Hannah (or the majority of the original cast for that matter), but it was a direct-to-TV sequel that shown in 2 parts on different nights. Sorry, Hollywood Studios. You statue, while good intentioned, is lame.

And after all of that…
You didn’t even bother to delve into the colossal lameness of the giant misting Coke bottles?


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But back to more important topics…
Considering that it’s you writing this and Brian playing the role of guest-star, I’d be willing to bet that right here you’ll go for a joke that’s even lamer and more obvious then the giant misting Coke bottles.


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us.
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Pay up!


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We entered the FastPass line and started breezing by everyone standing in the normal queue. Brian stopped to talk to his neighbor that was in stand by. More proof that everyone in Canada really does know everyone else.
Well they ought to know each other. There are only about twenty folks living up there any more. All the rest moved to California to work in the film or recording industries long ago.


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When we got to the spot where FP merges with the standby line, we were asked how many were in our party. We all stopped and looked around, counting silently in our heads until someone shouted "9, but one is a baby"
Good thing they didn’t have to rely solely on your math skills.



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"Perfect" was the reply from the Cast Member/Gate Keeper, and were were ushered up the handicapped entrance, bypassing the stairs and bridge. They were just pulling up a set of ride vehicles to unload someone with special needs and needed to fill those cars.
Some times you win…


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Madison and Bayley (Game face, girls. Game Face. This isn't a tea party, it's Toy Story Midway Mania.)

It depends on what game you’re playing as to what type of “game face” you need to use. You may be changing rolls from game to game, but the girls are always playing the same game (and always winning).



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(See?! Ryder gets it! Game Face!)

Looks like he’s contemplating something less competitive and more digestive in nature.


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And I've got to stop and compliment Bambi right here.
She hasn’t tossed you out on you @$$ yet…
you ought to stop and compliment her far more often.


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109,000 while holding a baby. THAT'S how you play TSMM!



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(And as our Canadian friends would probably point out: The beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.)
Bunch a Loonies…


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Here's a tip for you guys out there
**taking notes**


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when your wife makes a "must do" list, do it.

**scratching out unneeded note**

That not a tip…
That’s a natural survival reaction.

Are you only just now learnin’ this stuff?
It ain’t no wonder she keeps havin’ to whomp you with an iron skillet.


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Disney has you show up early to make sure every has time to use the little Jedi's room before training.
Thus relieving the potential that an internal Force might complicate their attempts to master that other Force.


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We made the short walk over to the JTA stage, and while the kids got suited up in their robes, we met up with another DisDad - Nick (DisneyDaddy-O). Nick, like Brian is Canadian.
So who’d they leave back up there to feed the critters while everyone else was off to Florida?


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As I stood there listening to them talk about where they live and what they do, I came to a realization... I can understand and speak fluent Canadian!
The folks in Quebec might beg to differ


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Nick runs a restaurant called Mad Millie's in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. If you're ever around, stop in and check it out. Tell them Barry sent you. It won't get you any special privileges…
But it may well get you a police escort directly out of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.


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Meanwhile, the kids got their robes and took their assigned positions in the training area (which looks suspiciously like "stage").
Well…
the temple did get ransacked in Episode III.



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Evan (thinking to self): “remember, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.”


Madison (thinking to self): “Really!!! We’re all set for my close up and this so called “Jedi Instructor” is standing right in the path of my Key Light! Idiot! Where’s the lighting designer….”



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Brian - it was a blast hanging out with you guys while down in Disney World. One of these years we'll road trip into Canada (just as soon as I straighten out a few things with the Department of Homeland Security ).

Don’t wait up…
I suspect that could take a while.



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But back to more important topics - us. We entered the FastPass line and started breezing by everyone standing in the normal queue. Brian stopped to talk to his neighbor that was in stand by. More proof that everyone in Canada really does know everyone else.
That day it seemed like I knew everyone in Canada.

In fact there were 3 Canadian friends I had in the park that day.

1) My neighbor that we net in line.
2) A co-worker - who I quickly introduced you to at Starring Rolls
3) Another friend who I hadn't seen in a while, that we gave a couple extra FP's too, and later saw at the F! theater.

Was really a crazy day....

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"Perfect" was the reply from the Cast Member/Gate Keeper, and were were ushered up the handicapped entrance, bypassing the stairs and bridge. They were just pulling up a set of ride vehicles to unload someone with special needs and needed to fill those cars. We slipped on our cool 3D shades and put on our game faces.
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Evan and Seth


Madison and Bayley (Game face, girls. Game Face. This isn't a tea party, it's Toy Story Midway Mania.)
Seth lives in GAME FACE mode... he's always prepared for a challenge to break out any moment. He only eats mushrooms because he thinks it'll make him bigger (Super Mario reference)
Bayely loves this ride, simply because it doesn't go fast, high, or upside down.

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Brian and Sheri (Seriously, are Evan and Seth the only ones that know how to do a good game face?)



Bambi and Ryder. (See?! Ryder gets it! Game Face!)

I think I see the problem with my Handicap... I have my canon aimed at the CM boarding us.

And notice Ryder... I think what you forgot to share is that he is wearing his 3D contact lenses, as the glasses kept slipping off his nose.

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Our final score:



And I've got to stop and compliment Bambi right here. 109,000 while holding a baby. THAT'S how you play TSMM! (And as our Canadian friends would probably point out: The beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.)
See the 34 second mark...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg


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Looks like he loved it!
Looks like you may have forgotten to return his 3D contacts...


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We made the short walk over to the JTA stage, and while the kids got suited up in their robes, we met up with another DisDad - Nick (DisneyDaddy-O). Nick, like Brian is Canadian. As I stood there listening to them talk about where they live and what they do, I came to a realization... I can understand and speak fluent Canadian! It came as quite a shock. I never studied it or anything, yet here I was standing amung two Canucks and understanding perfectly everything they said.



Nick runs a restaurant called Mad Millie's in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. If you're ever around, stop in and check it out. Tell them Barry sent you. It won't get you any special privileges, but it will sound cool.
ok, maybe 4 Canadian families.

Maybe I do know everyone in Canada...

Was great meeting with Nick and his family as well. One day we are going to make a surprise trip down to Mad Millies...


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Meanwhile, the kids got their robes and took their assigned positions in the training area (which looks suspiciously like "stage").



Using the Force requires a lot of concentration, doesn't it Evan?

The force was strong with them that day!

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After the kids all got their JTA diplomas, we said good bye to our new Canadian friends. We had a lunch ADR and Brian and his family were headed off...somewhere else. Go read his on going Trip Report to find out where. Don't worry, he's writing it in English so all of us can follow along.

Brian - it was a blast hanging out with you guys while down in Disney World. One of these years we'll road trip into Canada (just as soon as I straighten out a few things with the Department of Homeland Security ). We'll hit up Nick for some free Fish & Chips! And if you're ever in Wisconsin, deep fried cheese is on me.
Thanks for the TR plug... I may actually have to now go and do an update or two...

It really was great meeting up with you guys as well... The kids really had a great time with each other, just like lifelong friends.
If you are ever in Canada, please do stop by for a Great Canadian BBQ.
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are you talking about yours? i commented yesterday.
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My sister and I just found your TRs and are enjoying them immensely! Thanks, and don't take too long on the next update!
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Hey there!

I'm jumping on board late, but have caught up on this TR and your cruise TR too... And aw, what a gorgeous family you have! My favourite pics are still the ones of Ryder strapped to your chest during mini-golf. Just adorable!

DH and I are just starting to plan our trip back to WDW in Oct / Nov... 8 nights in WDW, then a Disney Dream cruise to the Bahamas. So excited! This time we'll have our (yet to be born!) 7 month old baby with us, so I've been pinching a few of your ideas, for both the cruise and travelling with babies! (Mini-golf included... )

One little random question - you said you travelled via the Magical Express. Did you feel comfy carrying Ryder on the bus? Maybe it's because our little one is yet to be born, and we're so worried about buying the perfect carseat with correct safety harnesses at the moment... I feel a bit nervous about carrying our baby on the bus, no seat belts or anything. Maybe it's just me! I'd love to hear what you thought though.

Oops, it seems I've rambled for long enough, but thanks for a fabulous trip report so far and I look forward to lots more!
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