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Old 03-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #46
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So, my DH took a look at my last update and apparently got his sweet little feelings hurt. He took lots of care to get plenty of pictures on TGMR just for you and I didn't include them in my post.

I promised him that I would give him a post just for his pictures! For your viewing pleasure and in no particular order, here are some awesome pictures from The Great Movie Ride.






























I hope you enjoyed!


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Old 03-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #47
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Pixie Dust at One Man’s Dream and a Celeb Sighting!

Phineus and Ferb worked up an appetite in us, plus Jonathan was famished after his first acting debut. Teehee.. So we headed to the ABC Commissary to wait on our Star Tours Fastpass time.

Thankfully it wasn’t too busy so Sloan and I went to find a seat while Jonathan grabbed our food. Jonathan ordered a chicken sandwich and fries. I decided to go with a burger and fries. Sloan had her usual, chicken nuggets. Since these were pretty much your standard sandwiches and nothing too special, I’ll spare you the pictures.

As we were eating all of a sudden Jonathan got super excited about riding Star Tours. Last time we were at WDW this ride was being refurbished so we haven’t experienced the new sequences of the ride. He got so excited in fact, that his nerd came out in full force.

Now, I am completely proud to be married to a geek. It actually comes in handy quite often like; when the internet is down in the house, or when my computer crashes, or when I can’t figure out the TV. Haha. (I love you, Babe!) Jonathan’s nerdness comes in to play later in this day as well.

This is the conversation that had me lost:

Jonathan: “I can’t wait to see the enhancements to Star Tours!”

Me: “Uh-huh, me too.”

Jonathan: “I hope I get to go to Hoth and take out some AT-ATs.”

Me: blank stare for about 15 seconds

Jonathan: Rolls his eyes and explains as if to a child. “I want to go to that snowy planet and shoot at those big robots that look like dogs.”

Me: “OHHHH! Yeah, that would be cool.” Then laughing at my ignorance.

Side note: I am so sorry for my lack of Star Wars knowledge. I hope not to offend any die hard Star Wars fans. I promise to get better. Especially since there will be all new movies coming out in the near future. Also, I am not saying that I am “cool” in any stretch of the imagination. My realm of uncoolness is just in a different field of social awkwardness. Lol.

After we ate, we went straight to ride ST. Thankfully neither of us suffers from motion sickness so this didn’t become a bad decision. Jonathan LOVED the new ride sequences! I definitely like all of the new enhancements too.

We decided to make our way to TSMM since we still had our Fastpasses. And I love, love, love this queue! One day I will ride standby just to look around.


We boarded fairly quickly and away we went.



Sloan liked it but didn’t understand the 3D part of it. And I had a disadvantage with a toddler on my lap. That didn’t stop Jonathan from boasting about beating me!



As we left Woody and Buzz behind it had started to drizzle so we ditched the stroller outside and ducked into One Man’s Dream. I honestly don’t know why I have avoided this attraction in the past. Maybe, we were so concerned with fitting everything in on previous trips. Regardless, I am so happy we took the time on this trip.





I love all of the little models of the park and attractions.





Yay for new Fantasyland! I can’t wait for my next trip!

As we were walking around and reading all of the murals Sloan decided to take it upon herself to be the tour guide. She was pointing at pictures and babbling about what they were to everyone walking by. A CM that was near laughed and said that she sounds like a future CM. I told her that I hoped so and that she would make “Uncle Walt” happy! Hehe.

The CM was so impressed with her that she gave her a ton of stickers and told us to wait while she disappeared behind a door. She came back with a button for Sloan that read, “Honorary Citizen of Walt Disney World Resort”. I was super excited and thanked her for being so sweet! She told us that she expected to see us in the future. I love Disney!

While we watched the film about Walt our little Honorary Citizen fell asleep.
After the film Jonathan went around the building to grab the stroller while I walked straight through the DHS archway to meet him at the Sorcerer’s Hat. As I was walking with a heavy sleeping toddler in my arms I noticed a familiar looking man walking toward me. The more I looked, the more I was convinced I knew who he was. He was walking with two other men and talking. He was also wearing a way cool Tower of Terror t-shirt.

As he got close to me he looked up and saw my recognition of him on my face. He smiled at me, nodded, and winked. Then he walked on by. It was Teller! From Penn and Teller the comedic magic performing duo.

I know, I know. You are saying to yourself right now, Stephanie, who the heck is Teller? Well here’s a picture. On the left is Penn and the right is Teller. They used to be a lot more popular in the 90s.



As he walked past me I was freaking out that my poor hubby missed out on maybe meeting him! You see, I told you more of Jonathan’s geekdom would be revealed. He LOVES magic tricks. Like, spends money on little tricks then shows them to me like a child, love.

All of a sudden, I start running (Ok, running is a stretch, walking briskly) toward where Jonathan would be coming out from the side of the archway, trying to get his attention. He catches up to me and I tell him who I saw and he doesn’t believe me!!!

So we back track and I’m able to find Teller again and point him out to Jonathan and he got this big grin on his face. I asked him if he wanted to go say hi and he said no. Jonathan is super shy so we decided to just move on and let him enjoy his vacation.

Up Next: ANOTHER torrential downpour and California Grill with Wishes
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #48
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*DISCLAIMER* The photos for the rest of this day were somehow lost or deleted. I am extremely heartbroken by this and have made Jonathan pour over his files over and over in hopes to recover them but weíve had no luck. I am so sorry!!! I promise to try to be quick and get to the next day so I can get to some lovely photos!

Is There a Hurricane That No One Told Us About?

After our brief, almost, not really encounter with a celebrity Jonathan very happily let me go ride Tower of Terror while he held onto a sleepy baby. Since my sweet husbandís biggest fear is heights he didnít have any problem sitting this one out. Though I was a little bummed because I usually like torturing him with this ride! (I know, Iím so mean!) TeeheeÖ

After my delightful trip into the Twilight Zone I came out to torrential downpour. I mean, flooding in the streets! I have never seen so much rain at Disney before. I had left Jonathan right outside of TOT by that tiny ice cream building. So as I made the decision to run through the rain, I noticed that they werenít there. So I stood under the little overhang from the building while my shoes and socks got soaked.

There is no grosser feeling than squishy wet shoes and socks!

After about 30 minutes the rain started to subside a little and I noticed where Jonathan and Sloan were hiding out and went to join them. Jonathan said that as soon as I went to ride that it began to rain and Sloan had woken up. Poor baby! So Jonathan went to ride Rockin Rollercoaster while I tried to keep dry.

Thankfully the single rider line was short and he was able to ride twice. After his rides we tag teamed and I went to ride RnR. I love that ride!

After RnR Jonathan begged me to let him go ride Star Tours one more time before we headed out. Which was great because I had some shopping to do! Sloan and I headed to shop. I ended up getting some cute pens and notepads for the girls at work. I work at a bank and those things are invaluable! I also got a cute Minnie Mouse nightgown for Sloanís sitter. She loves Disney too and has an awesome Disney mug/cup collection that dates way back. Since she has now adopted me as her own extra daughter she told me that she will leave them for me in her Will. HahaÖ

After shopping I caught a little bit of some street performers. They were telling jokes and it was soooo funny! They had everyone rolling. Right at the end, Jonathan showed up and we decided to go back to our room.

We were relieved to get back to the room and get off our wet shoes! We all got showers and relaxed while we waited for our special Anniversary ADR for California Grill. Sloan fell asleep at 6:45 this night and our ADR was for 7:45.

I got her dressed while she was sleeping and I carried her all the way to dinner. She would not wake up!!! Jonathan and I enjoyed our whole dinner while Sloan slept in my arms. I honestly couldnít have planned a better anniversary!

This was our first time at California Grill and it definitely wonít be our last. Itís on the top of the Contemporary Resort and the views of the Magic Kingdom are breathtaking!

If you are wanting a super fancy schmancy dinner and are willing to use 2 dining credits then itís totally worth it! Especially if you make your reservations so that you can enjoy Wishes. They pipe in the music and dim the lights.

For our appetizers I got the Sashimi which was fantastic! If you are a fan of sushi and havenít taken the dip into sashimi yet, here is the golden opportunity. SOOOO YUMMYYY!!! Jonathan got the Tuna three ways. He really went out on a limb because heís not into raw fish too much. But he said that he liked it.

Ugh! I really wish I could find our pictures!

For our main courses Jonathan got the Grilled Pork with Goat Cheese Polenta, and Roasted Mushrooms. He thought it was great. The meat was cooked perfectly and he loves goat cheese.

I got the Veal Chop with Sweet Potato Hash, Wild Mushroom, and Root Spinach. Jonathan very sweetly cut my food for me and it was so good! And the mushrooms were to die for.

As we ordered dessert, which was a Peach Tarte for Jonathan and a Bananas and Caramel for me, they brought out a glass of complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Have I mentioned how much I love Disney????

Right before Wishes started our little Sleeping Beauty woke up and got to watch the fireworks with us. I could not think of a better way to end such a special day!
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Major Retail Therapy…Disney Style

We woke up and started packing on this morning. Isn’t that the most depressing thing to do at Disney??? I was sad while putting away our clothes. Thankfully this day was our Epcot World Showcase day so we could take our time. We headed down to the Contempo Cafť to have a light breakfast. We didn’t want to eat too much since we knew we would be eating a lot in the park.

After breakfast we hopped on the monorail. We rode with a sweet middle aged couple. Sloan flirted with the man the whole time, smiling and hiding from him. The wife and I struck up a conversation about how our husbands love Disney but try to hide it from their friends at home. We found out that they were on a family trip with their kids and parents so this was their solo time while the grandparents and grandkids had fun together. They planned to hit the World Showcase and drink around the world. It sounded like they were having a blast!

I love the people that you meet at Disney! It’s so nice to know there are others out there like us!

As we left the monorail we parted ways but hoped we would bump into each other during the day.

After getting through bag check and the turnstiles we headed to Mouse Gears to do some hardcore souvenir shopping. I know I've said this already but I absolutely love this store!



We picked out the cutest present for our neice, parents, ourselves, and of course….Sloan! Jonathan found a Minnie Mouse pretend make up set that I have been searching high and low for! It was something that I wanted to get her for Christmas since she loves to watch me put on my make up it was perfect.

Among the financial damage was our mandatory Christmas ornament, a Mickey Police ornament (for our borther-in-law), a WDW t-shirt (for me), a Minnie Mouse bag (for our niece), a Perry plush that makes Perry’s signature platypus sound (for Jonathan), and a Turkey Leg scented car freshener (for my family's annual Christmas bingo game).

Sloan also got an Aurora plush that was so cute! Here she is with her Aurora later in that morning.



As we were checking out we opted for front of the park pick up to save us from having to lug all of this through the park during the day. We also noticed that we could trade Vinylmations. Here is where we got our favorite Vinylmation of the trip.



Isn’t he cute! Ok, maybe cute isn’t the word. But we thought he was great!

While we were moseying around, waiting for the WS to open we decided to go check out the jumping fountain. Jonathan loves these.



We noticed Wendy and Jasmine just hanging out with no one around them so we stopped by to say hello.

I told Wendy how Peter said I was his new mother and she wasn’t too pleased. She said that she would have to find a way to trick him back into thinking that SHE was his mother.





Jasmine was sweet but didn’t have too much to say. She was so pretty!



I was wanting to check out the Baby Station. I had read so much about them before we went but hadn’t really needed them so far. Since we were heading toward Mexico we decided to stop in for a diaper change.

Notice the millionth Mickey sticker we had acquired.



The Baby Station was empty except for the CM attendant so we got to explore. Omigoodness these are amazing!!!! There was a room with toys for kids to play with for some down time away from the crowds.





Also there is a kitchen area with microwaves, a sink, a fridge, and high chairs. The cabinets were filled to the brim with every type of medicine, diapers, wipes, snacks, and even formula that you would need available for purchase.



There was a private room with rocking chairs for nursing mothers which was dimly lit. Also, I went back to the diaper changing area and there were about five padded changing tables with liners on them.

As soon as I finished changing Sloan’s diaper the attendant came to change the liner and to wipe down the table with Lysol. So nice! Especially better than the hard surface changing tables in the bathrooms around the park.

If you have a little one and you are headed to WDW take advantage of the Baby Stations! They are amazing!

Up Next: World Showcase and lots of Food!
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Sorry you lost your pictures

The only Baby Care Center I've been in is the one at Magic Kingdom- this one looks amazing as well!

Sorry your trip had to come to an end!
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Sorry you lost your pictures

The only Baby Care Center I've been in is the one at Magic Kingdom- this one looks amazing as well!

Sorry your trip had to come to an end!
I'm sorry that ANY Disney trip has to come to and end!

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Viva Mexico!

When we finished up at the Baby Station we made our way to Mexico. We had a bit of time before our ADRs at the San Angel Inn. We were literally the only people other than the CMs at the Mexico Pavilion. It was so nice to walk around and have time to explore.

I especially liked looking at the Disney themed crystal figures.



Hereís a great picture Jonathan got of the tiendas.





I donít think Sloan liked the sombrero we found for her.



After some window shopping we went to ride The Three Caballeros. I love this ride in a nostalgic way. Plus itís a really great ride to find hidden Mickeyís in! Though Iím sure Donald hates that since this is his only ride in all of the parks! That mouse always has to steal the show! Teehee.




I love this picture. If you look in the middle you can see where the children are using a Donald Duck piŮata!



After our fiesta ride we were feeling hungry so we checked in for our reservations. Iíve always wanted to eat at this restaurant because itís so pretty!



We were seated fairly quickly and got some yummy tortilla chips. Sloan of course went to town because she loves chips. Though she wanted to dip them in the salsa and I had to remind her that it was spicy.

Since we were paying out of pocket for this meal we didnít get our usual amount of food as we do on the DXDP.

We ordered the Tostada de Tinga as an appetizer to share. For his entree Jonathan got the Pollo de las Rajas which is grilled chicken over peppers, onions, poblano peppers, chorizo, and melted cheese. I ordered the Loma de Pue en PipiŠn. It is a pork loin with roasted vegetables and a pumpkin, chile, and almond sauce.

Honestly, I donít have much written in my journal about this meal so Iím guessing it was mediocre. We finished pretty quickly and stopped for a potty break before we headed to explore the rest of what the World Showcase had to offer.

Up Next: Snacks and a cranky baby.
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Thank Goodness For Snack Credits!

When we finished up in Mexico we headed to the next pavilion which is Norway. We hopped onto Maelstrom because it wouldnít be the World Showcase without it! And there was a nonexistent wait time. Yay!



I donít know why, but these murals are kinda creepy to me.



One of the things I like most about this ride is when there are people who have never ridden it before in the boat with you. Especially when you are going, ďback, back over the falls!Ē. It is so much fun to listen to people freak out.

We had to say hello to our troll friend as we were leaving.



Before we completely left Norway I HAD to grab some school bread to tuck away for later. Iíve have read trip report after trip report raving about this goodness and I needed to try it too!

With my school bread hidden in the bottom of the stroller we headed to China next. This is when Sloan started to get very cranky! She was so sleepy and didnít want to sit in her stroller to fall asleep. So while I walked around carrying her, Jonathan was getting some really great pictures.







I really like this one. The ceiling has such beautiful and ornate artwork!



As we were leaving China with a very fussy baby I was able to coerce Sloan into her stroller with a lollypop. What???? Iím not above bribery! Best investment ever was In Case of Emergency Suckers. HahaÖ

Next was Germany and we headed straight for the caramel shop. I mean, look at this amazing goodness!!!



We used our snack credits and I got the salted chocolate covered caramel. Ohmygosh this was heavenly! Jonathan was dying for the caramel crŤme swirl. And it was definitely better than he imagined. Note to selves: always visit the caramel shop when passing Germany.

After our sweet treats Jonathan headed straight to the beer stand. He quickly found out that he doesnít really like German beer but I found that I did so I finished it up for him while we walked around.

We loved the intricate beer steins that we found in the shops.



We thought the coo-coo clocks were really cool.



Soon we noticed that Sloan had finished her lollypop and since she had settled down, she had ďaccidentallyĒ fell asleep. I was very thankful because I knew she was sleepy and hopefully the nap would put her in a better mood.

We walked through Italy but didnít stop very long. Jonathan got this great picture of the fountain though.



Since Jonathan didnít drink his beer from Germany he decided to grab a Red Stag and Lemon Slush at the American Pavilion. He thought it was delicious and while he sipped we really wanted to go inside and listen to The Voices of Liberty but they donít let strollers in and I was not about to wake the sleeping princess!



Up Next: Pick a Pearl and rocking out to Off Kilter
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So the baby was able to go on Maelstrom? Good to know! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your walk thru World Showcase!
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Yes she was! And she actually liked it. At this point, since we kept talking about going on rides, she kept asking to "wide? wide?" everything.
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Picking the Perfect Pearl and a Le Cellier Meltdown

We headed toward Japan with a peacefully sleeping toddler, thank God! She was NOT in a happy mood and desperately needed a nap.

The last time we came on a family trip we tried the Pick a Pearl experience and loved it so much! So we decided to do it again. My last pearl was set in a beautiful ring. Who knows, maybe I could get it reset into some earrings with my new pearl?

If youíve never done it before I definitely recommend it! Itís such a cool Disney souvenir. Every time I wear it I think of our trip.

At first you pick the oyster that you want opened. Then the sweet CM makes a big deal about opening the oyster and finding your hiding pearl. Then she measures it and celebrates your awesome find with drums. Itís very loud and fun! I was a little worried Sloan was going to wake up during the drums but the poor baby was so worn out that she slept right through it.

Here I am with my new pearl.



You can even watch the CM setting the pearls right there.



We snuck a peek at the koi pond on our way out. Those things are monstrous!



After Japan we headed toward Morocco and the awesome band with the amazing belly dancer was performing. Now ladies, if you ever want to explore the shops in Morocco but your hubby wonít stop rolling his eyes and rushing you, make sure you time your visit when the belly dancer is out!!!



She is crazy good at shaking it! But Jonathan and I were snickering at the amount of men that surrounded that stage. Itís like they were mesmerized! It was too funny.

I love the tiles mosaics in Morocco. They are just beautiful! (Yes, Jonathan actually took his eyes away from the dancer to take other pictures)



Making our way around, the next stop was France where I desperately wanted to try the Grey Goose Lemon Slush. And I was way impressed! It was so good and refreshing. Definitely hit the spot! So we sat for a bit to rest and people watch. Jonathan got this great picture.



After our rest we headed the UK. On a previous trip we had discovered the World Showcase Players. They are these three men that are hysterical and get guests to play out a recreation of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. (Grail! Grail! Grail!) We knew that we had to catch their show on this trip.

We saw that we had about an hour until their next show but Off Kilter was about to come on so we headed to the stage. What a great way to pass the time! Right before they started to play, Sloan had awakened from her nap and she still wasnít in the best of moods. I figured she was hungry for a snack so we sat down to split the school bread that I had gotten earlier.

YummmmÖ.



That cream is DELICIOUS! Sloan wasnít too convinced so I grabbed some goldfish out of the bag. The seats had filled up for Off Kilter so we sat to the side by the curb. The good thing about Disney curbs is that they are immaculately clean!

Sloan had some fun dancing around to the music with the other little kids that were there. And the music was great! Here are the guys rocking out.



After Off Kilter we headed back over to the shops. I secretly want one of those fancy tea sets but I donít know what I would do with it once I got home! They are just too pretty.

We saw that the World Showcase Players were setting up so we plopped ourselves down to watch. They definitely did not disappoint! They had us rolling!!!



Here is where heís telling the guest to get his own ďhorseĒ.



We had our fill of belly laughs and went to see if we could check in a little early for our ADR at Le Cellier. While we waited for a table I took Sloan over to color a Duffy bear to keep her entertained.

Soon our names were called and we were seated. This is where things get VERY hairy. Sloan decided that she didnít want to sit and behave like a good girl at this meal. Looking back, I shouldíve known this was going to be disastrous but, hey, you live and learn.

We were trying everything to keep her busy but she wasnít having one bit of it. Everything we handed her ended up on the floor. The poor, sweet CM that was serving us was trying her best to be patient, and let me tell you, she was a saint!

We got our appetizers quickly. Jonathan decided to try to Beef Carpaccio which is really thinly sliced RAW beef. Yup, he was being adventurous!



He actually liked it! But unfortunately I didnít get too much of his opinion because I was distracted by a cranky 17 month old.

I got the Lobster Chopped Salad which was sooooo good! It was just light enough to go before having a steak but full of flavor.



After our appetizer we had decided that Sloan needed to go outside. So Jonathan grabbed her and headed that way while our entrees made it to the table. The plan was for Jonathan to stay later at the park to get some fancy schmancy pictures while I headed back to the resort to rest with Sloan. So I at my entrťe of the classic Le Cellier Filet with the mushroom risotto.



I know that I might be flamed but I have to be honest, it was super salty! The steak was cooked perfectly but I couldnít get over how salty everything was. Iíve read TR after TR about how great Le Cellier is but unfortunately it fell flat for me this day.

After I finished eating I tag teamed Jonathan so that he could go eat and I could head back to the resort.

He had ordered the Grilled Bone-In Rib Eye with the herb parmesan potato wedges. And again, he wasnít too impressed.



Iím so sorry to the Le Cellier hardcore fans! We really wanted it to be phenomenal but unfortunately it wasnít.

Once I got Sloan into her stroller and headed to the front of the park, Sloan was happy. We stopped by the package pickup to grab our goodies from earlier. Man that is SO convenient!

We rode the monorail back to BLT changed into our swimsuits and hopped in the pool to play a bit. It wasnít long until we were tired and went back up to the room to lie down.

Jonathan got some amazing pictures of Epcot at night. I will share them in the next post!

Up Next: Fancy Schmancy Epcot at Night Pictures
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Here are some gorgeous pictures Jonathan got of Epcot at night. I wanted to share them with you because they are too pretty to pass up! They arenít in order.

Feel free to give the Hubs some love on here! He is reading this TR and wanted to get these pictures to share with people who would appreciate them.

This one looks like a painting and it was taken right at dusk.











I LOVE this one!





And this one!





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WOW! Love the night shots of Epcot- they don't even look real! Great job, DH!
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WOW! Love the night shots of Epcot- they don't even look real! Great job, DH!
I know, right??? I definitely think he did a great job too! Thanks so much.
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