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Old 02-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #406
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Minion Mayhem sounds cute! I'd LOVE to see HP world. Maybe next trip!
It was cute, I loved the outside of the building! HP is pretty awesome, I can't lie. It's the only part of US I really love.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #407
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Loved your visit to the "Dark Side!"



How did you magically get rid of all of the people in the Wizarding World???

Yeah, the greenhouse area is neat, until you are there in July, stuck in a slow-moving line for 45 minutes, with the sun beating down through the glass. NOT enchanting!

Mmmmm.... Butterbeer!

I haven't seen the movie Despicable Me. Do you think it is necessary to appreciate the attraction?

I love The Mummy! Love, Love, Love it!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #408
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How did you magically get rid of all of the people in the Wizarding World???

Yeah, the greenhouse area is neat, until you are there in July, stuck in a slow-moving line for 45 minutes, with the sun beating down through the glass. NOT enchanting!

Mmmmm.... Butterbeer!

I haven't seen the movie Despicable Me. Do you think it is necessary to appreciate the attraction?

I love The Mummy! Love, Love, Love it!!!
Hahaha I guess we got there so early in the morning to avoid the crowd, and then came again later after the crowd? Whatever it was, we just called it our pixie dust that had followed us around the whole trip!

I have actually been stuck in the greenhouse in the heat, September not July, but for a Canadian it was still pretty un-enchanting!
Mmmm I would recommend seeing Despicable Me before doing the ride, yes. There are lots of funny things that you probably wouldn't get without seeing it.
I loved the Mummy too! (And I actually remember it this time! )
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Sounds like you guys had a good time over at US!! Can I ask how much the cab fare was from WDW to US? We've always talked about going over there, but never rent a car on our trips!
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Looks like you guys had fun in Universal! I haven't been there in SO long, back when I was a kid, and my DH has never been! We keep saying we'll go, but I can never tear myself away from Disney! I'm such a huge roller coaster fan, I'd love to go, but some of Universal just looks SO cheezy! I have to admit, the Harry Potter world looks amazing, and I know nothing about Harry Potter!
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Sounds like it was a perfect day for Universal Studios. No wait for the Forbidden Journey x2. Nice! Very Nice! I really would like to run it one of these days. It sounds so cool.

I almost forgot about the lockers and how you need one for just about everything. But I did like the pictures you took.
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I've never been to the WWoHP, but it looks so authentic and fun. And the idea of Butterbeer...it sounds delicious.
But I agree with you on the other restaurant choices. I've had to eat at Universal before, and the food was nasty. They really need to work on their menu choices in the park.
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Sounds like you guys had a good time over at US!! Can I ask how much the cab fare was from WDW to US? We've always talked about going over there, but never rent a car on our trips!
We had a pretty good time!
The cab cost us around $25 or $30 each way I think. The mears cabs have an estimator on their website, you can also email and ask and they'll give you an estimate. But I'm pretty sure it was around $30.


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Looks like you guys had fun in Universal! I haven't been there in SO long, back when I was a kid, and my DH has never been! We keep saying we'll go, but I can never tear myself away from Disney! I'm such a huge roller coaster fan, I'd love to go, but some of Universal just looks SO cheezy! I have to admit, the Harry Potter world looks amazing, and I know nothing about Harry Potter!
Some of Universal is definitely cheesy, it's no Disney that's for sure. But they did do a fantastic job on the Harry Potter section! And they do a good job of rides, I have to give them that too.


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Sounds like it was a perfect day for Universal Studios. No wait for the Forbidden Journey x2. Nice! Very Nice! I really would like to run it one of these days. It sounds so cool.

I almost forgot about the lockers and how you need one for just about everything. But I did like the pictures you took.
Yeah our wait time pixie dust fairy followed us to Universal! You should check out FJ, it's a really neat ride.
I do like the lockers, free while you ride. It gives a little peace of mind to have your valuables stowed on big roller coasters!



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I've never been to the WWoHP, but it looks so authentic and fun. And the idea of Butterbeer...it sounds delicious.
But I agree with you on the other restaurant choices. I've had to eat at Universal before, and the food was nasty. They really need to work on their menu choices in the park.
It is really authentic there, that's why I love it. I think they really had to be careful about being authentic though since if they were off they'd have hundreds of thousands of rabid Harry fans to answer to!
Terrible food choices. I wish they would do something about that
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I loved WWoHP when I went. We normally took the cab from the hotel and then on the way back, we'd take the cab to DTD. It saved a few bucks.
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I loved WWoHP when I went. We normally took the cab from the hotel and then on the way back, we'd take the cab to DTD. It saved a few bucks.

We did think about doing that but we were afraid to run short on time since we had something planned for the evening. Also AoA isn't too far from DTD so it wasn't too much difference in price.
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The cab cost us around $25 or $30 each way I think. The mears cabs have an estimator on their website, you can also email and ask and they'll give you an estimate. But I'm pretty sure it was around $30.
That's not bad at all! Thanks for the info!
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You sound exactly like us....we went to IOA only to WWOHP and we loved it! We did do other rides as well but that was really our only must see/must do for the day!

I agree on the food and service...you know you're not at Disney anymore! I also notice it in the cleanliness in the parks, there is no comparison!
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Just got caught up with your TR. (Haven't been on dis very much over the last few months)

I just have to say.... I love your husband's "Knock, KNOCK, Knock... Penny" shirt!!!

Really enjoying your TR!
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That's not bad at all! Thanks for the info!
You're welcome!

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You sound exactly like us....we went to IOA only to WWOHP and we loved it! We did do other rides as well but that was really our only must see/must do for the day!

I agree on the food and service...you know you're not at Disney anymore! I also notice it in the cleanliness in the parks, there is no comparison!
WWoHP is pretty fantastic, it's just too bad about the rest of the park! You're absolutely right, no comparison at all.

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I just have to say.... I love your husband's "Knock, KNOCK, Knock... Penny" shirt!!!

Really enjoying your TR!
Hahaha that's one of his favourite shirts too, that and his Bazinga! shirt.
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Hi everyone! Just a quick little life update. I probably won't get to do a real update for a while because A) I have no time now and B) I'm going on a mini vacation in two days. Johnny and I are going to our nation's capital, Ottawa to visit my bff. She's getting married in August so we're going to be doing some dress shopping and planning, but fun things too like Winterlude, skating on the canal, the War Museum (Johnny wants to go... and unfortunately so does my BFF and her fiance! I thought I could get out of it! ) curling, and more. We leave Thursday afternoon (that is, if the weather cooperates) and return Monday night. I've only ever driven through Ottawa so I'm excited for something new.

Last weekend we took a day trip to the capital of our province, Halifax. Did some shopping. I came home with a few new fin-kids so since this post is pictureless thus far, here are some pics of my new babies to hold you over.

A wee baby demasoni (one of four):


Dominant male red top afra (one of four):


My new betta (half moon plakat) aka Siamese Fighting Fish, named Leonardo:


Oscar the kitten loves to watch Leonardo in his tank. I do have new pictures of Oscar, who is stretching like crazy but they're home and I'm at work. Next time!
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