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Old 12-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #436
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Loving the report so far.

So funny about the gingerbread. We bought some for the girls when we were there last time and then they didn't eat it because it was nasty. And it was NOT cheap either.

That place is fun to go and visit but not worth buying the gingerbread LOL.

Bummed I won't see the rest of your report before I go. Have been really loving reading it and getting excited for our trip. Guess I will have to catch up when I get back. You have us all hanging by a thread waiting for the next update! You should be an author you'd make millions LOL
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #437
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I am loving your TR so much - the twins are so adorable! The hot cocoa looks delicious! and Shyann's yogurt parfait too! oh and Oscar's Choice Breakfast - they all look so good. Too bad the food didn't taste as good as your last time. The prices are really good considering it's Disney too.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #438
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Loving your report so far Laurie. The views in your hotel room looked awesome! And breakfast looks so yummy. I really like the look of the yogurt parfait, and Dillon likes that Ranchero thing. But it all looks so good!

Too bad about the train station being covered up like that, but I bet it was really nice at night during the show.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #439
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Loving the report so far.

So funny about the gingerbread. We bought some for the girls when we were there last time and then they didn't eat it because it was nasty. And it was NOT cheap either.

That place is fun to go and visit but not worth buying the gingerbread LOL.

Bummed I won't see the rest of your report before I go. Have been really loving reading it and getting excited for our trip. Guess I will have to catch up when I get back. You have us all hanging by a thread waiting for the next update! You should be an author you'd make millions LOL
It was so stale.......I gag just thinking about it......lol

You will need to get to the parks early, today there were no new entries by 3pm!! YIKES!!!!!! I hope you have a great time and I hope Katie's birthday is wonderful!!!!

I'm horrible at writing. I write in my style but believe me, when I was in school.......I had really bad grades!! lol But thanx for the vote of confidence!!


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I am loving your TR so much - the twins are so adorable! The hot cocoa looks delicious! and Shyann's yogurt parfait too! oh and Oscar's Choice Breakfast - they all look so good. Too bad the food didn't taste as good as your last time. The prices are really good considering it's Disney too.
Thank You!!! That parfait is huge and filled with bananas and fresh berries......pretty good!! Carnation Cafe prices is good for Disney.....but we noticed a decline in all the food but the prices all are going up. Kinda sad!!

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Loving your report so far Laurie. The views in your hotel room looked awesome! And breakfast looks so yummy. I really like the look of the yogurt parfait, and Dillon likes that Ranchero thing. But it all looks so good!

Too bad about the train station being covered up like that, but I bet it was really nice at night during the show.
Thanx Andrea! The view made the trip. We ended each night watching WoC and looking at all the lights of the pier area. It was beautiful in the mornings too!!

Mike was really bothered that the train station was all covered up. I think next year they'll be moving the CP into the Hyperion Theater....which will help with the traffic nightmare on Main Street.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #440
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After breakfast at the Carnation Cafe, we decided the best way to start introducing the parks to the twins would be to take them on "The Disneyland Limited now leaving for a grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdom with stops at New Orleans Square, Mickey's ToonTown and Tomorrowland." Shy is fascinated with trains so we thought this would be a fun way to start our trip.

With all the Candlelight Processional stuff covering the train station, you end up going up one of the exit staircases to get up to the loading area.

While we waited to take off, Mike got some pics from the train.









Here we go!!!! Nearing New Orleans Station:



New Orleans Train Station:













On our way towards ToonTown.









At Mickey's ToonTown Station:












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As we rolled out of the ToonTown Station:



Tomorrowland Station:



Going through the dioramas. Shy wasn't a fan of this part of the train ride.....too dark and scary.







We made a full trip around the parks and stayed on for one more leg. We were headed to New Orlean's and the Haunted Mansion Holiday.



Mike started snapping pictures as we neared the entrance to the house. The "alternate" entrance was pretty much empty, so we got right in.









We stayed in the elevator/round room for quite a while as there was a back up on the ride. So we all just waited and eventually the CM closed to door and the journey began.









Some of the pictures as you leave the elevator and walk down the hallway toward the ride vehicles.








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We got into our ride vehicles and headed in the Nightmare Before Christmas.

I was hoping Mike's new camera would do better on the dark rides (and movement) but he had the same issues I've had in the past on getting things in focus. He did get a few nice ones on this ride though.



















After exiting the Haunted Mansion we decided to head up into Critter Country. We passed by Hungry Bear Restaurant....a place we planned on eating at......but never got back too.




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Most of our group wanted to ride Splash Mountain but not me.....so I opted to ride Winnie the Pooh with Michayla and Mike decided to join us. So Tyler, Derek, Ally, Anthony, Addy and Shyann went off to the Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah ride. This was their picture:



The 3 big kids were going to do the "hear no evil, see no evil, say no evil" but Tyler decided he better keep a tight grip on Shyann. (which is a good thing cause this mama would have been upset if he wasn't holding her in the picture)

Shy loved it AND the big drop!!! She still talks about the ride and the drop (she motions the drop with her hand)

Mike & I took Michayla and got right on the Pooh ride.

































After our ride, we headed into the gift shop to look around and wait for the rest of the family.










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Train ride looked great

Love all the pics in the Haunted Mansion. It looks so cool decorated like that
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Train ride looked great

Love all the pics in the Haunted Mansion. It looks so cool decorated like that
It really is cool to see the Jack Skellington overlay.....I really like it that way!
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Once the family joined back up with us, we got into the character lines to see the Pooh characters.

Ally resting as we waited in line.



Tigger was the first one up and Mike went trigger happy with the camera!! (this is only a small portion of all the pics he actually took) lol
The twins were up first.











The Addy & Anthony joined in.









Tyler's turn:





And finally Derek and Ally.








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See I posted before you finished update...

That splash pic looks awesome. Love all their expressions


Great pics with Tigger
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Next up was Eeyore. How can you not love that face!!!

First up is the littles:







Next up Tyler:





Then Ally and Derek (this is Derek's favorite):





Now on to Pooh Bear!!!











Even Mike got in on this one......as this was his favorite as a child (and I think still......lol)





I realized I didn't get my traditional Tigger hug this trip!!

A few more pics from the Critter Country area.



Mike was playing with settings on his camera and I actually like both of these:





Addy posing for the camera.....she sure loves doing this!!




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That splash pic looks awesome. Love all their expressions


Great pics with Tigger
Trying to get some updates done but photobucket is being all weird....sometimes quick uploads and one of these uploads took an hour to do.....very frustrating....just never know which one it's gonna be!!

It was a cute pic from Splash!!

I love Tigger!!!!
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After leaving Critter Country, we passed by the Haunted Mansion and made our way into New Orleans Square.





We made a stop into the Pirates of the Caribbean (Shy loves the Yo Ho Yo Ho Song).




















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