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Old 01-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #796
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You do have pics of the wreath from 2011, but it was moved to the spot where you saw it in 2011 from its previous locations. In 2010 and years prior to that, it was in a different spot and it had different ornaments. I took pictures. It had possibly some of the same ornaments that it has now, but some of the ones that used to be on it were removed.

And those two trees in the background of the Anthony/Shyann pic were not there in 2010, either (I use 2010 as a reference because that was the last time I thoroughly covered all of the DLH decorations in my TR). So when I saw them in your photo tonight I was thinking, "Uh huh - Disney took those trees from another area...but where?" They could be recycled trees from one of the old DCA shops or locations.

For that matter, whatever happened to the old Toon Town trees? They must have been re-purposed and redistributed somewhere.

I've always thought the DLH trees were lackluster compared to the others. And with the removal of the giant DTD tree to make way for the ice rink, the DLH tree situation was pitiful all around!
Couldn't agree with you more on the DLH tree.......

I never got to see the trees at ToonTown that aren't those silly plastic ones they have now. I guess they think those look more cartoon-like.

I imagine they move lots of stuff around.....I guess that could make for a fun scavy hunt!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #797
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I meant to comment on the wall of Disney nostaglia. So awesome. Reminds me of the walls they have of stuff like that at Pop Century Resort


That one Mickey Mouse though really creeped me out
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #798
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I meant to comment on the wall of Disney nostaglia. So awesome. Reminds me of the walls they have of stuff like that at Pop Century Resort


That one Mickey Mouse though really creeped me out
Cool.....yup some of those old Mickeys can be a tad scary looking!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #799
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I also liked the Santa setup in the DLH. Since it's out of the way, I bet it doesn't get as crowded.

I agree the DLH lacks in the tree department. But without a grand lobby with a high ceiling, their creative "ceiling" for an awesome tree is pretty limited no matter what they do. This year seemed a particularly bad attempt.

Your girls are so cute in their princess dresses. My daughters have outgrown dressing up like princesses! I'm thinking we all need new ear headband this next trip!

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #800
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I also liked the Santa setup in the DLH. Since it's out of the way, I bet it doesn't get as crowded.

I agree the DLH lacks in the tree department. But without a grand lobby with a high ceiling, their creative "ceiling" for an awesome tree is pretty limited no matter what they do. This year seemed a particularly bad attempt.

Your girls are so cute in their princess dresses. My daughters have outgrown dressing up like princesses! I'm thinking we all need new ear headband this next trip!

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The Santa meet-n-greet is the best of the 3 hotels....I guess this makes up for the tree......lol

Thank you......Addy looks forward to picking out a new dress each trip!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #801
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Your girls are so adorable in their princess dresses.

Although I agree the silver tree is awful, it brought back nostalgia for me as we had a silver tree with red balls from around the time I was 8 for about 10 years. Reminds me of happy times.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #802
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Your girls are so adorable in their princess dresses.

Although I agree the silver tree is awful, it brought back nostalgia for me as we had a silver tree with red balls from around the time I was 8 for about 10 years. Reminds me of happy times.

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Thank You!!

It would have fit in better at CarsLand then it did at the DLH.
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Just wanted to let you know I am still here and following along. I may not get to comment as much as I would like, but I am enjoying this TR.

That tree at DLH...was...nice

What a lovely area for Santa to do a M&G!
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Just wanted to let you know I am still here and following along. I may not get to comment as much as I would like, but I am enjoying this TR.

That tree at DLH...was...nice

What a lovely area for Santa to do a M&G!
Hi!! I'm glad you checked in!!!

I need to get back over to the WDW side and catch up on your report. Things have been crazy lately and I'm doing good just keeping this updated and the new one I've started filled in.....lol
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When I came online tonight I decided that I would conquer your thread again. I went undaunted by the fact that I would have to go back SEVERAL pages to catch up.

Before I go further I have been meaning to mention one of your pictures of Mt Shasta is the background on my computer. I thank you. Maybe I get my job I will be able to visit my Mt over the summer.

I love the Minnie and Friends photos. Addy is too funny with Hook and Brer Fox. Shy is really blossoming isn't she?

I love Addy's polka dot jacket! So cute!!

Water Whiz! Great name for a washing machine brand! Truly! I love Pluto's Newsie look so cute!

Chip and Dale are adorable too!

No it's not quite as in your face as the Tron stuff.

Laurie, why didn't you do the character thing in Beast's Library? I always answer evil so I can get a villain. They are my spirit creatures.

The Mad Tea Party stuff is whimsical the Tron stuff was just a blocky mess.

I love the Monsters Inc ride! Especially Roz! We had a great time with her last year.

I have always wanted to try Award Wieners and never have. Next trip. Sigh.

I love Bugsland! I have ridden on almost every ride back there. I just won't do the bumper cars. No way, no how!

Heimlich!! Such a cute ride!

Standard family butt pictures. Oh my!

The road signs in Carsland like the ones you see going into a town really intrigue me. I need to get a good look at them.

The last time I was on the boardwalk it was pouring down rain. I was so happy to be in my Mickey Poncho!

I never noticed mailboxes in DCA before.

Oh what a cute idea! That Goofy symphony looks like a lot of fun!

Your Princesses look so cute and sweet. That was a prety good looking Santa!
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When I came online tonight I decided that I would conquer your thread again. I went undaunted by the fact that I would have to go back SEVERAL pages to catch up.

Before I go further I have been meaning to mention one of your pictures of Mt Shasta is the background on my computer. I thank you. Maybe I get my job I will be able to visit my Mt over the summer.

Yay!!

I love the Minnie and Friends photos. Addy is too funny with Hook and Brer Fox. Shy is really blossoming isn't she?

She's becoming quite the little diva too.....

I love Addy's polka dot jacket! So cute!!

All 3 girls have the same raincoat.

Water Whiz! Great name for a washing machine brand! Truly! I love Pluto's Newsie look so cute!

Chip and Dale are adorable too!

All the Buena Vista characters are awesome!

No it's not quite as in your face as the Tron stuff.



Laurie, why didn't you do the character thing in Beast's Library? I always answer evil so I can get a villain. They are my spirit creatures.

I usually do, but we already had taken up 2 machines for the 8 kids........lol

The Mad Tea Party stuff is whimsical the Tron stuff was just a blocky mess.

I had Mike get pics because I actually enjoyed a lot of it!!

I love the Monsters Inc ride! Especially Roz! We had a great time with her last year.

Monster's Inc is a hidden gem!!

I have always wanted to try Award Wieners and never have. Next trip. Sigh.

It's hot dogs......I wasn't blown away.

I love Bugsland! I have ridden on almost every ride back there. I just won't do the bumper cars. No way, no how!

I don't do bumper cars either....my fibro is very unforgiving!

Heimlich!! Such a cute ride!

Love Heimlich and all the scents! (the cookies are my favorite!)

Standard family butt pictures. Oh my!

WHAT??? Oh, like the family walking a head of the picture taker? Sometimes I took a pic because of the hand holding.....lol

The road signs in Carsland like the ones you see going into a town really intrigue me. I need to get a good look at them.

There's so much to see back there & with all the holiday stuff, I'm looking forward to seeing it at the end of February with out all the extra stuff.

The last time I was on the boardwalk it was pouring down rain. I was so happy to be in my Mickey Poncho!

When Ty & I were there last February, it started to sprinle when we were on the boardwalk and then Ty got on the Silly Swings & it started to rain.....he said "don't ride the swings when it's raining.....it's painful getting pelted as you go around". Good information!!

I never noticed mailboxes in DCA before.

We notice stuff we've missed on prior trips. I love exploring back there!

Oh what a cute idea! That Goofy symphony looks like a lot of fun!

It was a cute show & a good use of that area during the day!

Your Princesses look so cute and sweet. That was a prety good looking Santa!
The girls love dressing up (well Michayla could care less) and it's fun having girls to do that with. I missed out of that stuff the first go around since I had all boys......lol
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We headed to the lobby area in front of Goofy's Kitchen & Steakhouse 55 to wait for Ty & Derek to join us (and we still were early for our ressie). The kids found the car!













Mike got a picture of the Goofy's Kitchen tree & the umbrellas in the lobby ceiling.







More of the kids and the car.











Michelle & Zoe had picked up gifts for the kids.







Anthony got a Lego set.



Addy got Dork Diary Books.



The twins got Cinderella socks. (which fit perfectly....might need Michelle to buy the twins socks more often.....lol)

The boys arrived & so I went to check us in.







Isn't he cute???


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After paying for the meal, we gather our group to do a photopass picture with Goofy. We started with just our family.



Then we added Michelle & Zoe. I was really upset when I realized they never added these to our photopass account. They didn't scan my card until after we were all done. So I'm not sure what happened. Glad they at least took it with Mike's camera!





We were seated and quickly visited by Minnie Mouse.





Minnie was really good about going around our table to visit everyone!

















Chip stopped by next.





Here's a few of the plates at our table of food.









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Next up was Aurora. It's been a long time since we've seen Aurora. I think our family trip in 2005, Anthony got a picture with Aurora & Belle when they held a princess meet-n-greet at the Animation Building (where the heliotrope of Toy Story) is now). So this was a pleasant surprise getting to see her!













Minnie likes to work the camera......lol









She even stopped back by to see Michayla!





More food pics!









The kids.........





Dale came for a visit. Ok people, think acorns when you read this next part~~Addy kept digging in Chip & Dale's little pocket on their apron and asking them where their nuts were.















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Pluto (Shy's favorite but she calls him Doggy) was the next to visit our table.













Random Food Pics.





Minnie seemed to really like our family because she came by again.













Goofy made his way onto the floor to visit.



He's wearing Addy's Mickey ear head band on his nose.....lol







He had the kids making all sorts of faces!













As you can tell, Michayla was more interested in her candy cane Santa gave her.
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