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Old 10-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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Rachel especially loved the cowboys. She kept making cat calls at them.


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Old 10-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #17
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After the parade, we headed down Main Street to visit Mickey Mouse. There was no wait! Really - there was no one in the room before us. I guess they had just been hanging out.

So we got to spend a good bit of time with Mickey and Minnie. I think they should have some music playing in that room because it was almost awkward since Mickey and Minnie don't talk.


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Old 10-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #18
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After Mickey and Minnie, I suggested that we circle back through and meet the princesses before heading back to the resort.

The line for the princesses was a little longer. Well, while in line, we were talking about the dance party at Max's apartment the night before. And Addie started doing Gangnam Style. If you don't know what that is, this will explain it - PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (?????) M/V - YouTube.

We were next in line,and apparently Flynn Rider could see Addie dancing, and he told us that we had to "ride our horses over." And so we did. And Rapunzel and Flynn wanted us to teach them to do the dance.


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Now Snow White and her Prince saw us, and wanted us to "ride our horses" for them, too. Snow White was quite intrigued by the song and dance. "What are the words?" "It's in Korean." "Wait, so how do you know what they're saying?" Addie - "Well, the only English words are Hey, Sexy Ladies." Snow White - "Hey Sexy Ladies?" in an innocent princess voice. It was priceless.


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Snow's Prince told us that we needed to teach Prince Charming to ride a horse because he didn't know how.

Prince Charming was very offended by this statement. "I know how to ride a horse!" Cinderella didn't know what to think of riding a horse Gangnam Style. "Look at that - her horse turns around in circles! Is that even possible?" Prince Charming - "Doesn't look like a very proper way to ride a horse."

Look at that face - Prince Charming is not impressed.


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"I can't believe I'm being photographed with these embarassing aliens." -


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Cinderella's photopass photographer thought we were hilarious. He had started photographing us from across the room, and he asked Max where he found his adult Buzz Lightyear costume. "You guys are so awesome! This is the best thing that's happened all day!!!" :laugh:
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #19
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Overall, we really enjoyed MNSSHP. I read a lot of advice before going to the party, but I ended up throwing most of this information out the window. We ditched the Touring Plan and just did what we wanted - the only things we really had set were the fireworks and parade.

Here's a list of all of the things we did "wrong" (according to others' advice):
- Attended a Friday party in October. This is apparently a big no-no because it's when all of the locals go. But we didn't notice it to be extremely crowded, even in typically high-traffic areas like Fantasyland. It didn't even seem to be crowded when we were staking out our fireworks/parade spot. After reading people's reports on DIS about the Thursday and Sunday parties that week, I think that maybe everyone is taking the advice to not go on a Friday... so Fridays are now less crowded? Kind of like everyone is now visiting WDW in October during the "low season" ... which is no longer so empty.
- Started Trick-or-Treating at the beginning of the party. These big kids wanted candy! We found the candy lines to be fast-moving, and we got lots of candy. We did notice that Addie, Rachel, and I got more candy than Mom, Dad, and Max. And during the parade, when Max and I both held out our treat bags, they put candy in mine, but none in Max's!
- We rode rides during the party. Well, only Space Mountain - but it was a 10 minute wait (we ended up walking right on). I don't think that it wasted a lot of party time.
- We didn't line up for a popular character before the party. I had initially planned for us to line up for the Dwarfs... but then decided that it would just be a huge waste of time. We got great character interaction and hardly had to wait.

It was a really good party. Honestly, I think it would've been worth the $65 for HalloWishes and the Boo to You parade alone. I'm really glad that we went, and I'm glad that we wore costumes. It was a great experience.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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The next day, I made everyone get up early and head to DHS for EMH. We didn't make it there for rope drop (not surprising). We decided to have Dad FP Toy Story Mania while we went to ride RnRC. It was just a 10 minute wait when we got in line, but there was some sort of hold up and the line quickly grew. We were worried about getting back on the ride with Mom and Dad, but they did the single riders line and ended up ahead of us.

We asked for the first row (Max's request). Still love that ride!

Next we headed to Tower of Terror. I was a little sad that we only rode that once during the trip - it's one of my favorites.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #21
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We then took our time getting numerous photos in front of the Sorceror's Hat.


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #22
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Next we met Phineas and Ferb. Rachel is a huge fan of the cartoon.


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #23
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Luckily, I had booked an early lunch. Everyone was starving!

I chose Sci-Fi because Max loves super themed restaurants, so I knew he would enjoy this. Sure enough, as soon as we walked in, "This is AWESOME!"


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Max was sad that he wasn't 21 yet - the drink menu looked really good, and the glow cups were cool.


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Lunch here was good. I've read some negative things, but all of us were very happy with our selections.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #24
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We still had some time to kill before our TSM FP. First, an ear purchase was in order.


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No, Max didn't buy the ears (they were way too small for his oversize head). But Rachel did. She loves ear hats.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #25
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We headed to drawing class at Art of Animation.


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Our artist wanted to do newer characters. Difficult characters, too. Our choices were Carl from UP or Merida from Brave. The majority went for Merida.


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A child on the front row was apparently very frustrated with Merida (not an easy character!!) and kept crying, and the artist kept trying to make him feel better, and it was just becoming annoying.


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This time, I really could've used an eraser.


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Old 10-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #26
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Finally, it was time for Toy Story Mania! Addie had never been on this ride before (she last visited in 2008).


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Max had the high score -


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Addie's response - "Can we PLEASE do this again???" :laugh:
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #27
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We got snacks and drinks before heading to Beauty and the Beast. Addie found this awesome umbrella hat. If it had rained at all that weekend, we were buying those hats! :laugh:


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Old 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #28
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Max has decided that Beauty and the Beast is his favorite show. He loves the music, and was singing "Be Our Guest" all week. He's still singing it, actually.

Belle had a lovely singing face -


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Such a ladies' man.


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Old 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #29
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If we're going to do this... let's DO it!


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Old 10-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #30
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I took so many photos of her face.


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There may be something there that wasn't there before...


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