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Old 10-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #16
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Have a great trip, Fed!!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:49 AM   #17
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8 of us will be down next Sunday from NH for our 1st OKW experience. Glad to hear nice things about it. We'll be reading.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:24 AM   #18
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!

im sicker then a dog but cant miss out on this!!!!!
glad your having a great time and love okw!!! ive stayed there a few times.
if the thermostat is driving you nuts, on the left side of the t-stat there is a c/f button. push and hold the c/f button till BP flashes on the screen. now the the thermostat will keep the temp at what you have it set for. you have to do it every 24 hours.

now, mission #2!!! okw is disneys best kept secret!!!! we dvc, okw lovers would like if you wouldnt blab to the world how great it is there!!!!!next thing you know the place will be over run by canadians!

mission #3 you have to take the boat over to dtd!!! its a nice ride. dont worry, they will make sure your seated before the boat leaves the dock so you dont go swimmimg. (again)

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What?!? Fed does a LIVE trip report?? I am so IN! Glad to hear you are enjoying OKW. g-man must be having loads of fun. Enjoy!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #20
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So we went to Magic Kingdom yesterday, since it was going to be open until 2300 (that's 11 pm)

We actually got there at Rope Drop (which shocked me because that usually doesn't happen). The crowds were pretty heavy. As a matter of fact, it was a lot more crowded than the past couple of times I've been here this time of year--but taking into consideration that it was a Saturday with a late closing time, we sort of expected it. Crowds weren't excessive, but Fast Passes were certainly the order of the day.

G Man is finally tall enough for Space Mountain and had been bouncing off the walls since the night before to get on it, so guess where we went first

Verdict? Well...the jury was out for a while. He did the same thing at Six Flags this summer with the Great American Scream Machine...dying to get on it, and then when it was over (in my best 4 year old angry voice) "I am never get on that again"...well guess, what, I ended up back on the Scream Machine about 14 more times that day. Later in the day he would demand to be taken back to Space Mountain, only to find it had a 75 minute wait and Fast Passes were out (this was after Wishes)....maybe when we go back tomorrow

Splash Mountain was down most of the day, without even water running through it. It came up about 1700 or so (thats 5:00 PM), but had a 120 minute wait all the way until closing. So we're saving that to another day too.

Oh, and in case you're wondering...."Somebody" maxed out Buzz Lightyear...again...

We pretty much got on everything we wanted to ride, even though the minimum wait times we saw averaged 40 minutes.

We ate lunch at Pecos Bill's, and they are back to closely monitoring the dining room. They won't let you sit down unless you're carrying a tray of food. They also will not let your family go in and sit down even if you are in line to get your stuff...so keep that in mind if you go there. I actually kind of view that as a positive. A host or hostess will escort you to an empty table for the number in your party. Good if you only have 4, might be bad if you have 17...which I saw yesterday.

We took a break in the middle of the day and went back to the resort for a Nap. G man had been in the pool for a long time the day before and had wore himself out, but had gotten in bed in late, and was, of course, up early, so he was smoked. He slept for about 2.5 hours while I watched College Football....my wife and mom snoozed on the couches!

Can't say enough about the layout of this resort for this. He was snoozing comfortably while I could watch TV....I'll post some pics later, but this place has the best layout I've ever seen. (and yes Dave, I will get some pictures up).

We went back to Magic Kingdom for the evening/night hours (not EMH), just open late.

We got in the old Tune Town Area which has been rethemed---couple of heads up that I didn't learn "at the right time"

Fast Passes for Barn Stormer (which is in tact, and only slightly rethemed--no chicken house, and you load from the old off load side) and Dumbo (which has Fast Pass now) are all the way back to the left of the train station. They have some posts covered by those canvass coverings and we thought the Fast Passes were all gone, so we waited 45 minutes for BarnStormer (which is 44.5 minutes too long). It wasn't until we were exploring that we found the fast passes.

Also, for Dumbo the Fast Pass line is to the left, regular line to the right...both lines go around both Dumbos (there are two now) and into a Big Top in the back. The lines meet in the middle and an Attendant will send you right or left depending on the line length of either side.

Now the tricky part...If you are NOT using a Fast Pass, they give you a pager for a pretty cool playground area INSIDE the big top, which you cannot see from the outside. The kiddies can play on that playset area until the pager goes off telling you it's time to ride. It's a brilliant way to run a line, HOWEVER, you don't get to do that if you're using a Fast Pass--they send you directly through the line. Needless to say, the play area was spotted by the Eagle Eyed member of my party (G Man, and he WAS NOT happy he couldn't go in, but had to go directly to the ride

I also saw a couple of meltdowns (it was late) because some little guys had to come out of the play set and ride.... Just something to keep in ind

From there we rode Michael's Future Indoor Shooting Range (Small World) and a few other things before Wishes...which was expectedly packed--but no worries. I had gone to Starlight Ray's to grab dinner, and found they'll give you a box to put your food in to sit and watch Wishes--I had no idealy they'd do it.

We left at closing and pretty much just crashed when we got back.

Headed to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios for Fantasmic today....will try to get pics up later (DAVE)
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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Sounds like a great trip! Sorry I'm missing you in Georgia...the key is under the mat, right?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:28 AM   #22
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Space Mountain - at least he went on. My DS has been talking about Tower of Terror for about a year before we got there... finally made it up to the ride, and took the chicken out elevator.

Pecos Bill - I hope you explained you are FED - and YOU decide who sits where. Oh, and we love that place - we get the Taco Salad every trip.

Buzz Lightyear - NICE!

OKW - Jealous...

Dumbo - we thought it was a WORLD of improvement over what it was before. We only rode with FP's so never really got inside the tent either.

Sounds like a really long day... can't wait to read more.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
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Brian...no question. The line for Dumbo is light years beyond where it was. No question at all.

So we did Animal Kingdom this morning. Right off the bat we walked into a Medical situation as EMS was removing a lady from the Restrooms on the Right Front as you go in the park. Looked pretty serious too.

So we went straight from there to Everest. A little health trepidation in line, but once on the ride, he LOVED IT!! I figured he would, but ya never know. We pretty much only spend half a day in this one, and today was no different. We let him play in the boneyard (where he was a little green blur) while I went and got Fastpasses for Kiliminjaro Safaris.

After he played for a while, we hit Dinosaur which he really didn't care too much about... A little loud and intense for him...but he did it, though he didn't really seem to keen on going back.

Went over to Kiliminjaro which as been somewhat rethemed. No more Simba 1 or contact with the Game Warden---and no more Little Red. Where the poachers truck used to be, there's going to be a Zebra Enclosure...as a matter of fact, supposedly they're going to be there tomorrow.

Grabbed a pizza at Pizzafari (which I've always heard varying reviews about, but has always been tolerable for me--is what it is I guess) and G man was smoked. We had been walking around a while, and we plan to hit Hollywood Studios tonight, so he's back there snoozing as we speak.

Right now we're watching the boats going back and forth on the river behind our room. I tell ya, there ain't a lot of "Race" in the "Sea Raycers".
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Also, Unfortunately, the Card Reader on this laptop (which has done 4 Tours in Iraq) has stopped working, so you're going to have to wait for a bunch of pictures--sorry guys...Here's a few I've taken with the phone:

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Just getting on Expedition Everest:

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Also, Unfortunately, the Card Reader on this laptop (which has done 4 Tours in Iraq) has stopped working, so you're going to have to wait for a bunch of pictures--sorry guys...Here's a few I've taken with the phone:

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OMG!, G-man got Big!
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Man, tme about it!!! By the way, we're on the boat to Downtown Disney!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #28
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Very jealous Fed. Sounds like a good time is being had by all.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #29
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MAN OVER BOARD!!!! MAN OVER BOARD!!!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #30
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great updates fed!!!
MAN!!! DID HE GET BIG!!!!! wow!!!!
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