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Old 12-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #91
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You and Mark seem to be stuck on this DD thing...
Actually, those double-Ds kind’a go along with that “X” thing, but like Mark said…
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Does pixie dust smell like hydraulic fluid???
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I'll probably be around some between now and then, but I figured I should pop in to say Merry Christmas before we get too involved with going 20 different directions this weekend!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and take advantage of the time to spend with your families. Especially in the wake of some of the bad news we've seen lately.

We picked a little something up on vacation to help secure our home this Christmas. We're not worried about the Grinch or Dr Doofenschmirtz this year!!




Merry Christmas!!!!


And a Merry Christmas to you sir.
(Yah… I’m a might late here on the wishes for comfort and joy, but it couldn’t be helped.)
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It turned out I got to the door just in time to see the good part.

At that insant, I saw my dad give him exactly what he wanted. Dad cracked the door open. He left the top latch on the door so it couldn’t open all the way and was trying to let the guy know he was in the wrong place. As he did that, the guy kicked at the door and tried to push his way in. Dad slammed the door right in his face. The realization hit him that he was at the wrong room and he took off stumbling away from the door and then ran away. I’m pretty sure he woke up with a headache and bruised foot in the morning though. Serves him right!
Oh that is the best story! one you will all never forget. Go dad!

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I didn’t turn on the lights when I was doing everything, so I didn’t realize that when I fixed the bottle, the nipple wasn’t in the right way and didn’t seal. As I was feeding her, more of the bottle was leaking out on her than going into her mouth. She and the pack n play were both completely soaked in formula.

Remember annoyed, impatient, grumpy guy from yesterday that really needed to catch up on sleep? He came back.

DW woke up and helped with the clean-up. I grabbed a couple of bath towels to lay down in the pack n play and fixed a new bottle. Before long she managed to drift back to sleep, and thankfully so did I.

Ok, maybe not a full night of sleep, but we can at least get a few more hours before we head out for our first park day!!!
UGH. That sounds brutal all around.

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Sunday, Dec 2 – A more reasonable time of morning


My alarm went off at 6:30 am. It felt like I had just gotten back into bed after our midnight excitement, but knowing what the day had in store, I wasn’t the least bit tempted to hit the snooze. I woke up and got myself ready to go and then woke DW up. I headed off to Café Rix to fill our mugs and get a couple of blueberry muffins for breakfast. We brought some cereal and milk with us and DS had that for breakfast every day.

We all got ready to go and we were out the door by 8:00 am. We met up with the rest of our group and decided to take the bus since we were heading to the MK. We had planned to drive to the parks most of the week, but just thought that we’d try the bus out with the stroller going to MK, just to see if it was worth it to save a little bit of wasted time at the TTC.

Our planning worked out, and no construction barges got in our way this time. We saw the opening ceremony. We were off to the side, and had to look around a tree, so it wasn’t a great view, but we saw it none the less. DS was a little impatient waiting for it to start, but once he saw the train roll in and identified Pluto he started to get excited. Almost as excited as I was.
Way to rebound after a really rough night.

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We watched for a bit, before DW, my sisters and I decided to leave Mom and DS there to watch while we rode SM. As we were walking, Sis2 was talking about how cool and impressive that was. She said she knows that it isn’t real, but couldn’t figure out how they did it. I looked at her and asked her if she was being serious. She was, so I asked her if she noticed the guy following it around talking to his hand…



I know it probably wasn’t very nice, but from the angle we were standing it was so obvious that I don’t know how she missed it. I just had to show her the picture that I took and ruined the magic.
Oh man, totally uncool!

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It had been a busy start to the day, but we had been having a blast and getting a lot of attractions done. We were going to have to head back for a nap sometime. The original plan was to leave at around 1pm, but it was now 1 and we had 2 FP’s in hand. We knew we were walking on thin ice, but just how long would we be able to last before a meltdown and a much needed nap for DS???
Dun dun dun! oh oh, the dreaded no nap meltdown may be on the horizon.

You did get a lot done, very busy morning!
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Trying to catch up since I've been MIA over the last 2 weeks.

Glad y'all made it to Disney safely. But UGH for the room not being ready at check in time. I would have been aggravated, too!

And then the whole check in annoyance at Chef Mickeys! I'm with you - I don't understand why they couldn't just put you in as checked in before your time. But, it does sound like y'all had a nice time with the characters.

As for the middle of the night madness! I love that your dad slammed the door in that guy's face. But, I felt so bad for you and DD with the leaking formula.

Your day at MK is off to a great start!
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Trying to get caught up-- So glad to hear that the first park day was much improved over the first night. You guys were getting a ton of rides in! I can't wait to see new FL, and am so glad that you're including the wait times of the new B&tB attractions. I know DD will insist on eating at BoG and doing Storytime. Is there a FP option for Storytime?

Can't wait to hear more!
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Before even getting the bill I'm pretty sure I know we are doing it for the characters, when my mom booked it she thought the characters made the food, given that would be cool to see but then I asked her if she would really want to eat food made by characters and then informed her, they do not make the food
You know, being able to see Goofy working in the kitchen would definitely be worth the price of admission!

I'm with you though, I'm not sure I'd want to eat the end result.

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WooHoo!!!
I won zero points.

That’s a major victory around here…
Don't expect me to be so generous in the future.

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And yet, we continually get on the boat anyway.
Just like we continue to read Barry's TR's. I might as well keep picking on him since he hasn't updated his TR in a while and doesn't seem to be around to defend himself.

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Oh that is the best story! one you will all never forget. Go dad!
Well, it is a funny story, but it wasn't that great when it happened. I'm actually glad dad hit him with a door, because I was on the fence between talking to him to convince him he had the wrong room or just opening the door and tackling him. I'm sure the second option wouldn't have ended with Disney magic for either of us.

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UGH. That sounds brutal all around.
Let's just say that I'm glad DS slept through it. He likes to repeat everything he hears and he didn't need to be learning some of the language I was using.

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Way to rebound after a really rough night.
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Oh man, totally uncool!
Yeah, yeah. She is always on the receiving end of blonde jokes. Sometimes you just have to point out the obvious just to see how long it takes her to figure it all out.

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Dun dun dun! oh oh, the dreaded no nap meltdown may be on the horizon.

You did get a lot done, very busy morning!
That meltdown is always right on the horizon. You just never know what will set it off.
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Glad y'all made it to Disney safely. But UGH for the room not being ready at check in time. I would have been aggravated, too!
Yeah, I just wasn't feeling the pixie dust at that point in time.

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And then the whole check in annoyance at Chef Mickeys! I'm with you - I don't understand why they couldn't just put you in as checked in before your time. But, it does sound like y'all had a nice time with the characters.
It was a nice meal and worth the wait, but yeah, I just don't get why they wouldn't just check us in. We were just going to be hanging around in the concourse area either way.

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As for the middle of the night madness! I love that your dad slammed the door in that guy's face. But, I felt so bad for you and DD with the leaking formula.
I really felt like he got what he deserved. The fomula incident was all my fault though, and I was just tired and not very happy at that point.

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Trying to get caught up-- So glad to hear that the first park day was much improved over the first night. You guys were getting a ton of rides in! I can't wait to see new FL, and am so glad that you're including the wait times of the new B&tB attractions. I know DD will insist on eating at BoG and doing Storytime. Is there a FP option for Storytime?
I don't believe there is FP for Storytime. If there was, we'd have definitely used it! The wait there was always ridiculous. With Dumbo, Little Mermaid and Peter Pan all having FP, I would definitely make Storytime an early morning priority, because the wait seemed to hover around an hour all the time! We never made it there, just because DS wouldn't wait in a line that long and be in any kind of mood to hear a story by the time we got there. Unfortunately, this would have been our only chance to hit it first thing.

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Sunday, Dec 2 – 1:30 pm


It was finally time to use our Thunder Mountain FP’s, so we decided to head over to Frontierland. We got there to find several CM’s in front of BTMRR informing everyone that the ride wasn’t working, but they’d honor all Fast Passes until 7pm. We still had the Splash Mountain FP’s that would be good in about 20 minutes, but DW and I debated whether or not to just leave the park instead. We found a shady spot along the walkway close to the dock to Tom Sawyer Island and let DS play while we waited. We kept watching people walk up to the CM’s and it really made me feel sorry for the CM’s posted to tell people the ride was closed. They had to keep saying the same things over and over and over and they had to deal with a lot of stupid questions. One lady walked up to them and asked them if the ride was closed for Fast Pass people too… REALLY?!?!?!

Anyway, our Splash Mountain FP’s were finally good, so DW, my sisters and I headed off to ride. Mom didn’t feel like getting wet and dad just didn’t want to ride anything with drops so they stayed with the kids. It was a warm afternoon and they had all the water features going. We had a fun ride and got fairly wet. When we returned, we found a couple of nice surprises. The kids were both passed out in the stroller, and BTMRR was running! We decided to go ahead and use our FP’s and then we’d head back to the resort.

By the time we wandered back toward the entrance, it was almost 3:00. We decided since the kids were asleep we’d grab some ice cream at the Plaza and watch the parade.





As the final float passed, we headed for the gates. That’s when the realization hit us… How are we going to get on the bus with a stroller and 2 sleeping kids???? The math just didn’t quite add up. We didn’t wait long at all before a bus pulled up. DW picked DD up and held her in her left arm. When we got to the door, I picked DS up and put him against her shoulder in her right arm and folded the stroller. We were near the front of the line so DW got a seat and I just headed to the back door of the bus so that I could stand there and get out of the way with the stroller as people got on the bus. Not long after we got on, DD woke up and found a new friend. DW was sitting next to a group of cheerleaders and one of them was talking to and entertaining DD. She always loves attention. DS, somehow, remained asleep all the way back to the room!

DW laid down for a nap, and after DS woke up, he and I headed to Café Rix to fill the mugs. I wouldn’t expect the place to be so crowded at around 4pm, but it was nuts!!! I had a hard time getting through with the stroller, and as I was waiting in what looked to be a well-defined line for one of the soft drink dispensers, kids kept coming up and cutting in front of everybody. It didn’t take me long to just take matters into my own hands. I found an opening and I filled my mugs. I was done being polite. As it turned out, being polite at CSR that week was going to be nothing but a sign of weakness. Right, Kathy?

This was a short update so I’ll just make it a really long one, and go ahead and continue to our evening. We left just before 5pm to go to Hollywood Studios, and this time we drove. They had EMH that evening with a second showing of Fantasmic!

We headed into the park toward the Streets of America. DS said he was hungry, so we made a quick detour to Backlot Express to grab some chicken nuggets for him. We headed back to grab a spot in the middle of the intersection so that we’d be able to see the lights in all directions when the switch was flipped. Let me tell you, as blown away as I was by the Osborne Lights the first time I saw them, they were just as good the second time!


Here’s a link to a video I took… hope it works.













DD wasn’t impressed though.



After we spent some time enjoying the lights, we headed back up to Backlot Express so that everyone else could grab some food. I was kind of excited to see that they have Buffalo chicken nuggets on the menu, so I decided to try them. When I ordered them, the CM warned me twice that they were spicy and asked if it was ok. It makes me wonder how many people order them, not knowing what they are and then complain??? Anyway, I thought the flavor was good, and they weren’t overly hot, maybe a medium sauce. I love Buffalo wings, so it was nice to be able to get something like that at a QS place, but they were just ok. They were a nice change from the typical Disney food, but they apparently make them well in advance and just let them soak in the sauce because they tasted fine, but were pretty soggy. I didn’t take pictures, and I don’t typically do detailed food reviews, but I thought I’d throw my 2 cents out there just because it is an unusual QS item.

Sis2 apparently decided her meal was a little too messy and borrowed something from DD.



After we finished our meal, we loaded the stroller back up and headed over to catch the second showing of Fantasmic! I love when they have 2 shows. We walked up about 20 minutes before it started and still managed to get a spot close to the middle of the theater!

We all enjoyed the show as always. DS enjoyed it with his earmuffs on, but hey, it works.



DD didn’t like the earmuffs.



But she did seem to have a good time anyway.



It was EMH time, so we decided to take advantage of something DS would enjoy while he was still awake. We headed over to Disney Jr. for the Dance Party. When we got there, a couple of the Little Einsteins kids were out, as was Pluto. We sent DS over to Pluto, but he wasn’t so crazy about getting too close to him while he was dancing. I guess if I was DS’s size, I’d be a little concerned about getting too close to a big awkward looking dog while he’s dancing too. DS ended up going off into a corner and just danced by himself for a while.



Then DD joined him on the dance floor.



I really wish this one had turned out better.



Soon, we saw Jake come out, and DS had worked up a little more courage and went over to see his favorite pirate.



After that, a couple of mice entered the room and DS had to go see them.





He danced for a while longer, but we had been there for a long time and decided it was time to move on. I took DD and went to get the stroller while DW corralled DS and everyone headed outside. Unfortunately, I missed the highlight of the night… as did the cameras. DS was dancing and tripped (translation: flopped onto the floor because that’s just what he does). He just stayed on the floor and rolled around for a little bit. All of a sudden, there’s Mickey rolling around on the floor right next to him!!! Of course it happens when we’re on our way out, so nobody had a camera handy. Oh well, DS still remembers it!

My goal for the night was to ride Star Tours, and nobody else made any requests, so we decided to head over there taking the long way around. I thought we’d see how long the wait for Toy Story was, but it was still around an hour… no real surprise. We slowed down and enjoyed the Osborne Lights a bit longer as we passed by and noticed that they actually had a Nativity Scene on the back side. Not to get into the religion debate here, but it was nice to see that included in the display.





We got to Star Tours and Dad took the kids while everyone else went to ride. As always I enjoyed the ride and asked if anyone wanted to ride again since it was a walk on. Mom, DW and both of my sisters all shot down that idea. Now I have always had an issue with motion sickness on the type of simulator rides that move while you’re watching a screen. In my opinion, the new Star Tours is the best I’ve ever been on, and doesn’t leave me feeling the least bit uneasy. Apparently, they all disagreed with my assessment of it, because that would be the only time any of them would step foot on the ride.

It was getting close to time for the park to close and BiL was probably about ready to land at MCO, so we decided to call it a night and head back to CSR. We had a relatively peaceful night and everyone slept well. We heard quite a bit of noise coming from the Dig Site as we approached our room, but once inside it didn’t bother us too much.

I’m going to go back to something that happened as we were walking out of DHS to end this update though. It may not be as funny in print form in a TR as it was when it happened, but I thought it was hilarious and I wasn’t about to let the subject be dropped. As I’ve pointed out before, my whole family has been to Universal Studios and Disney World several times. Sis2, is actually very smart, and she’s an interview away being accepted back to school to study Veterinary Medicine. She doesn’t always pay attention to her surroundings though (remember Push), and she asked me a question that I could only answer by laughing.














Is the E.T. ride in Hollywood Studios or is it in EPCOT?
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Sunday, Dec 2 – 1:30 pm


It was finally time to use our Thunder Mountain FP’s, so we decided to head over to Frontierland. We got there to find several CM’s in front of BTMRR informing everyone that the ride wasn’t working, but they’d honor all Fast Passes until 7pm. We still had the Splash Mountain FP’s that would be good in about 20 minutes, but DW and I debated whether or not to just leave the park instead. We found a shady spot along the walkway close to the dock to Tom Sawyer Island and let DS play while we waited. We kept watching people walk up to the CM’s and it really made me feel sorry for the CM’s posted to tell people the ride was closed. They had to keep saying the same things over and over and over and they had to deal with a lot of stupid questions. One lady walked up to them and asked them if the ride was closed for Fast Pass people too… REALLY?!?!?!

It seriously amazes me how clueless people are! When we were at Disney in 2011, Big Thunder was totally down for renovation. A family of a dad and two sons walked over there wanting to ride it. They saw the big things in front of it showing it was closed off; they asked the CM if it would open later in the evening? Seriously? And then they complained that Disney didn't advertise that it was closed? Hmm....do you know how to research on the internet? It was all over the place.

Anyway, our Splash Mountain FP’s were finally good, so DW, my sisters and I headed off to ride. Mom didn’t feel like getting wet and dad just didn’t want to ride anything with drops so they stayed with the kids. It was a warm afternoon and they had all the water features going. We had a fun ride and got fairly wet. When we returned, we found a couple of nice surprises. The kids were both passed out in the stroller, and BTMRR was running! We decided to go ahead and use our FP’s and then we’d head back to the resort.

Awesome...you go to do both right then and there.

By the time we wandered back toward the entrance, it was almost 3:00. We decided since the kids were asleep we’d grab some ice cream at the Plaza and watch the parade.

Too bad the kids didn't see the parade, though.

As the final float passed, we headed for the gates. That’s when the realization hit us… How are we going to get on the bus with a stroller and 2 sleeping kids???? The math just didn’t quite add up. We didn’t wait long at all before a bus pulled up. DW picked DD up and held her in her left arm. When we got to the door, I picked DS up and put him against her shoulder in her right arm and folded the stroller. We were near the front of the line so DW got a seat and I just headed to the back door of the bus so that I could stand there and get out of the way with the stroller as people got on the bus. Not long after we got on, DD woke up and found a new friend. DW was sitting next to a group of cheerleaders and one of them was talking to and entertaining DD. She always loves attention. DS, somehow, remained asleep all the way back to the room!

Well, glad to see the cheerleaders would good for something.

DW laid down for a nap, and after DS woke up, he and I headed to Café Rix to fill the mugs. I wouldn’t expect the place to be so crowded at around 4pm, but it was nuts!!! I had a hard time getting through with the stroller, and as I was waiting in what looked to be a well-defined line for one of the soft drink dispensers, kids kept coming up and cutting in front of everybody. It didn’t take me long to just take matters into my own hands. I found an opening and I filled my mugs. I was done being polite. As it turned out, being polite at CSR that week was going to be nothing but a sign of weakness. Right, Kathy?

Glad you took matters into your own hands; Mark did the same at the hot tub!

This was a short update so I’ll just make it a really long one, and go ahead and continue to our evening. We left just before 5pm to go to Hollywood Studios, and this time we drove. They had EMH that evening with a second showing of Fantasmic!

We headed into the park toward the Streets of America. DS said he was hungry, so we made a quick detour to Backlot Express to grab some chicken nuggets for him. We headed back to grab a spot in the middle of the intersection so that we’d be able to see the lights in all directions when the switch was flipped. Let me tell you, as blown away as I was by the Osborne Lights the first time I saw them, they were just as good the second time!

It was our first time seeing them and I really hope we can go back and see them again next year.

Here’s a link to a video I took… hope it works.



Great video job!











DD wasn’t impressed though.



Too much to handle all at once? The pictures are great!


Sis2 apparently decided her meal was a little too messy and borrowed something from DD.



This is too funny!

After we finished our meal, we loaded the stroller back up and headed over to catch the second showing of Fantasmic! I love when they have 2 shows. We walked up about 20 minutes before it started and still managed to get a spot close to the middle of the theater!

We all enjoyed the show as always. DS enjoyed it with his earmuffs on, but hey, it works.



DD didn’t like the earmuffs.



But she did seem to have a good time anyway.



Oh my...I love this picture...she is such a

It was EMH time, so we decided to take advantage of something DS would enjoy while he was still awake. We headed over to Disney Jr. for the Dance Party. When we got there, a couple of the Little Einsteins kids were out, as was Pluto. We sent DS over to Pluto, but he wasn’t so crazy about getting too close to him while he was dancing. I guess if I was DS’s size, I’d be a little concerned about getting too close to a big awkward looking dog while he’s dancing too. DS ended up going off into a corner and just danced by himself for a while.



Then DD joined him on the dance floor.



I really wish this one had turned out better.



Soon, we saw Jake come out, and DS had worked up a little more courage and went over to see his favorite pirate.



After that, a couple of mice entered the room and DS had to go see them.





Sweet pictures.

He danced for a while longer, but we had been there for a long time and decided it was time to move on. I took DD and went to get the stroller while DW corralled DS and everyone headed outside. Unfortunately, I missed the highlight of the night… as did the cameras. DS was dancing and tripped (translation: flopped onto the floor because that’s just what he does). He just stayed on the floor and rolled around for a little bit. All of a sudden, there’s Mickey rolling around on the floor right next to him!!! Of course it happens when we’re on our way out, so nobody had a camera handy. Oh well, DS still remembers it!

It never fails when that really special moment comes that we are not prepared with a camera.
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Is it Closed for Fast Pass People Too???


My goal for the night was to ride Star Tours, and nobody else made any requests, so we decided to head over there taking the long way around. I thought we’d see how long the wait for Toy Story was, but it was still around an hour… no real surprise. We slowed down and enjoyed the Osborne Lights a bit longer as we passed by and noticed that they actually had a Nativity Scene on the back side. Not to get into the religion debate here, but it was nice to see that included in the display.





Hmmmm...we missed that.

We got to Star Tours and Dad took the kids while everyone else went to ride. As always I enjoyed the ride and asked if anyone wanted to ride again since it was a walk on. Mom, DW and both of my sisters all shot down that idea. Now I have always had an issue with motion sickness on the type of simulator rides that move while you’re watching a screen. In my opinion, the new Star Tours is the best I’ve ever been on, and doesn’t leave me feeling the least bit uneasy. Apparently, they all disagreed with my assessment of it, because that would be the only time any of them would step foot on the ride.

I'm with the rest of them...that ride all of sudden really bothers my stomach.

It was getting close to time for the park to close and BiL was probably about ready to land at MCO, so we decided to call it a night and head back to CSR. We had a relatively peaceful night and everyone slept well. We heard quite a bit of noise coming from the Dig Site as we approached our room, but once inside it didn’t bother us too much.

I’m going to go back to something that happened as we were walking out of DHS to end this update though. It may not be as funny in print form in a TR as it was when it happened, but I thought it was hilarious and I wasn’t about to let the subject be dropped. As I’ve pointed out before, my whole family has been to Universal Studios and Disney World several times. Sis2, is actually very smart, and she’s an interview away being accepted back to school to study Veterinary Medicine. She doesn’t always pay attention to her surroundings though (remember Push), and she asked me a question that I could only answer by laughing.














Is the E.T. ride in Hollywood Studios or is it in EPCOT?
Oh my......
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #102
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #103
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One lady walked up to them and asked them if the ride was closed for Fast Pass people too… REALLY?!?!?!


that is a GREAT line!

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Anyway, our Splash Mountain FP’s were finally good, so DW, my sisters and I headed off to ride. Mom didn’t feel like getting wet and dad just didn’t want to ride anything with drops so they stayed with the kids. It was a warm afternoon and they had all the water features going. We had a fun ride and got fairly wet. When we returned, we found a couple of nice surprises. The kids were both passed out in the stroller, and BTMRR was running! We decided to go ahead and use our FP’s and then we’d head back to the resort.
YAY for crashed out kid nap karma! That is fabulous.

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We headed into the park toward the Streets of America. DS said he was hungry, so we made a quick detour to Backlot Express to grab some chicken nuggets for him. We headed back to grab a spot in the middle of the intersection so that we’d be able to see the lights in all directions when the switch was flipped. Let me tell you, as blown away as I was by the Osborne Lights the first time I saw them, they were just as good the second time!
What time does the switch flip? I must plan around that!!!!

What a fun night you had. And good parenting, headphones and everything. My kids are just deaf now. Oh well. So cute that he rolled on the floor with Mickey!

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Is the E.T. ride in Hollywood Studios or is it in EPCOT?
Well Hollywood Studios of course, it is a movie you know.



I think it is a common thing with freakishly smart people, my youngest is like this. He could have seen something 10 times, been on it 10 times and miss the most obvious thing (yet recall the most obscure).

We call it "Eric's World"

Which is of course sung to the tune of Wayne's world.

It's party time, it's excellent.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #104
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Merry Christmas!!!!
Cute!

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas.

Loved the last update. Busy, fun day. So glad that you got to ride Splash and BTMMR. Perfect nap timing on the kid's part.

Speaking of kids - all of your kid pictures in this update are adorable. The dance party looks like fun and who doesn't love the Osbourne lights?

I totaly agree with you on the nativity scene. I love seeing it there and I'm glad Disney isn't afraid of including it.
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Okay, I'm caught back up again. Wow, you had kind of a rough start with the check-in at Chef Mickey's and then the midnight door-kicking at your parents' room and the bottle-spillage with your daughter. But it looks like the trip improved after that and you had a good first full day. Bummer that no one got any pictures of Mickey rolling around on the floor with your son though....that sounded like quite a sight!
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