|11-21-2012, 04:35 PM||#391|
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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Chapter 14. It was all started with a Mouse.
Chapter 14. It was all started with a Mouse.
After our mini photoshoot on main street, we decided that the kids needed to see where it all began. So to one mans dream it was.
I will show most of the pictures walking through as the kids interaction with the man who created what we all love was pretty good.
Noelle has an instant love for Walt.
They both enjoyed seeing displays of how things were designed and made from models.
I really like this picture of parker just taking in the castle image.
hopefully he grows up into an imagineer and gets me some annual passes.
Has anyone read the Kingdom Keepers books? anyone anyone? if you have you will know what I am talking about if not, then sit back and here is a brief summary.
It entails a group of school aged kids who are holograms in the parks used as tour guides. When they fall asleep at night they end up "crossing" over into the parks to fight off the villians that Disney created. Each book has new areas they visit and new parks etc...Well in one of the books they go into the room where walts desk is located to retrieve a few items. Candi and I had just finished reading the books before we came so it was fun to see different things that we read about in the books, and see things that you might not pay attention to as much. Spolier, they have to get Walts first pen/pencil he used to create drawings from the holder on the desk.
If you havent read them, they are fun to read, I would suggest it if you are a reading person. If not you at least like disney and they are entertaining from that perspective.
So after you finish this update, head to your local library and check out the first book for the long holiday weekend.
So i not only took a picture of the office,
but tried to zoom in as best i could to get the pens, it blurred a little form the glass though.
then switched to panoramic setting for the new fantasyland. Which is tricky for the lighting inside, but it turned out okay, just slightly yellow.
Right after this before we could go see the movie, a certain 4 year old, had to go...and i mean like daddy i gotta go right now....so rushed back through the entrance to the bathroom...then, nah im good, its gone.
So we head toward the hub, on the way we run into Mulch Sweat and Shears playing some music so we have a listen.
they were really good and did a great job getting the crowd involved almost everyone was singing along or dancing or something to the music.
even this cool guy joined in.
then it was onto fantasmic. we browsed the shops on the way to see if we could find something for noelle to play with while waiting for the show to start, but didnt find anything.
as we were dropping the stroller off we saw a family of 6 tupliets? not sure what six identical little girls is called, they also had a few other kids, i gave the dad kudos for handing that many in the parks all day.
after we dropped the stroller off we finally saw the first light up toy stand. Parker had a buzz light year one. from two trips ago so he was set except two of his lights were burnt out.
Noelle picked the minnie dress flying one so she was now set
We found our seats along the left center side and sat towards the top for a quick get away.
her light up minnie is spinning around here.
ten minute later, daddy i gotta p@@p. cutting it close show time was almost upon us. okay lets go, head to the restroom and take care of business. and the few minutes annoucment did not help an antsy little boy by saying no dad im good the show is starting...i convinced him it would wait for us and to finish up.
head back to our seats, and we have get back just in time for the light up toy wave around the stadium...it was reallly cool parker really enjoyed that before show time.
i was excited to see how my new camera would work on night shots of the show without any flash.
they turned out pretty good, here is one of the floats going by zoomed in.
during the villian part of the show parker was not having it, he instantly dropped to my feet and hid behind my legs while the water part and the snake on the stage were going on...this will be a little foreshadowing for the rest of the trip.
then we have the boat at the end that turned out pretty good as well.
after the show, we had the long wait to get out...so we just took our time leaving the theater. before leaving the theater we were looking at the light up toys and since parkers was not working on two of the lights the lady gave him a new one that was working right.
once we did get our stroller candi engaged the PMS skills...
if you read the last few reports she has what we call PMS skills when leaving the parks in the evening...(People Maneuvering Skills) we dogged and darted through many people, and just a tip, when going down the long hallway walk veer off the far right, it comes out at the exit shop for ToT, but there is no one there, and you will pass many people walking slow along the main path and then be able to cut back in and pass them on the main street.
we had to stop for a night time shot on main street, but didnt get one with the photopass.
i think the lady in the pink wanted my stroller she was checking it out pretty hard. It would be funny if she was here on the DIS, if lady in pink is on the DIS, stop in and say hi.
when we made it to the bus, we had to wait for one before us and a second pulled up instantly, we were the last ones on that bus before he shut the doors. nice thing about having the little ones someone always gave candi a seat to sit and hold noelle.
when we got back to the resort, a visit to the gift shop which is our ritual at the end of everyday just to look around was in order. parker did his second trade of the day for a new vinylmation he picked a guy that we had no clue what he was from...but he wanted him.
when we got back to the room we had no towel animals this day, but did have a card and a not from mickey on the table...we had put it was our anniversary trip since it was a day before and noelles first visit.
another new collection we started was parker wanted to start collecting the vinylmation cars..his first one he bought this day ended up being.
once nolle was out of her clothes for the day, she crawled over and laid down for the night,
yeah right she was wired, and ran around the room for 20 minute before her bath time.
kids bathed and ready for bed, i did my timed walk up to the main building to get our mugs filled up, filled mine up with coke and slammed it down in one drink, then filled it up again...and back to the room...round trip 5 minutes...yep the morning TSM fastpass walk can be used just as effectively here.
Back to the room and showered up it was time to lay down and right up a few notes for the day.
Some daily highlights.
1.Finally seeing buzz and woody
2.getting into the park early and on TSM
3.Seeing the kids together on the empty streets of america
4. the magical meet up with mickey mouse.
5. character hugs.
Having the little ones there are things we didnt do because of there size or just because we didnt get to them...Did that make for a bad day of course not, just adds to things for next time.
1. Didnt go on ToT
2. Didnt go on RnRc
3. Missed Indiana Jones, but just kind of forgot about it till later in the day then didnt have time.
4. Forgot to get a cupcake at the starring roles bakery place.
that about does it for full day Number 1 in the parks, Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and eats to much and has to much fun. If you are traveling travel safe.
Next thing in the report we hit the first of many water parks.
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|11-21-2012, 06:41 PM||#392|
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Great update! I've read all (or maybe almost all) of the Kingdom Keepers books. The one with the cruise ship really made me want to go on a Disney cruise!
Your little ones are adorable. Since I've never been to Disney with anyone under 12, it's fun to see from the perspective of parents.
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|11-21-2012, 07:00 PM||#393|
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Finally got all caught up.
Great day at DHS Dan!
|11-21-2012, 07:15 PM||#394|
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Talk to you Sharky People Later!!!
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Love One Man's Dream
This was the first year we saw the movie and I loved it
Cute pics of the kids
Sounds like a great day
|11-21-2012, 08:55 PM||#395|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Sounds like a great first day at DHS!
Thanks for the tip on how to get out of the park faster, I will def be using that.
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|11-21-2012, 09:42 PM||#396|
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I need to get back into One Mans dream to see the Fantasyland model.
Nice way to end the evening and I hope Parker doesn't have too many many more "i'm scared" episodes but I have a feeling there are more.
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|11-21-2012, 10:33 PM||#397|
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You captured the most perfect LMA shots! I love them!!!
Your descriptions for the photo pass pics are hilarious. I love your daughter's "silly face" with her tongue sticking out even though she didn't know what she was doing.
Also Parker's reaction when he say Stitch in the ground in the pic is hilarious. I chuckled.
|11-22-2012, 01:12 AM||#398|
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Fun update. I agree, the KK books are cute and do make you look at certain things like OMD very differently!
That is so sweet they traded out Parker's light up toy. Almost as sweet as your passed out baby girl on the bed.
Camera did pretty darn well! Someday I'll figure out how to use my manual settings. It's pathetic. Or wait...a plane project on the way to Hawaii! Which would be fitting as I broke it in for the first time on our last trip there.
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|11-22-2012, 12:42 PM||#399|
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Dan, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope your turkey is moist!
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|11-22-2012, 10:42 PM||#400|
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Great update, Dan. I love seeing the Walt Story (we missed it this trip). I love how Noelle is just looking up at al the exhibits.
You got great pictures at Fantasmic (yep, missed that again this year).
Love the photo from Mickey for your celebration.
Hope you and the family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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|11-23-2012, 10:49 AM||#401|
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Hi Dan! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I am finally all caught up - making the reading rounds one TR at a time!
I have enjoyed yours so much! It is fun to see how much the kids have grown, and how they reacted to the characters and just WDW in general! It is nice they are so easy and go with the flow! Parker is getting to be a Disney expert! I love how Noelle's personality just shows through in the pics - lots of fun!
I have been debating whether the grands will like Fantasmic or not - we don't do scarey at our house, and they don't either so not sure how it will go for them.
Fun shout out to Kingdom Keepers!
Have a great weekend! It's 80 here in Arizona - didn .t feel likeThanksgiving!
|11-23-2012, 03:41 PM||#402|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hi Dan! I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!
Exiting Fantasmic is one of the reason's I don't see that show! It's ok but trying to get in and out of there is madness. I wish it were set up like DL's version.
I read the first Kingdom Keepers and thought it was ok but it didn't hold my interest too much. Does the series get better?
|11-23-2012, 05:11 PM||#403|
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Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Dan !! The update was great!! Loved the diaper butt on the bed !!!Great pix at Fantasmic too!!
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|11-23-2012, 10:48 PM||#404|
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Enjoying the report!
The vinalmation in question is John Henry.
|11-24-2012, 09:33 AM||#405|
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Great update! I love the pic of the lady checking out your stroller...I feel like I do that too, because I only have 1 kid and I'm always looking out for a good one for when we go with 2.
Too funny, DS has recently learned to say his name and now he says it all the time when he sees a picture of himself. When he saw Noelle laying down on the bed, he must have thought it was him because he started pointing and saying his name! I guess from the back, they could look alike...blond hair and chunky toddler legs!!
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