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Old 01-23-2013, 05:37 AM   #526
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It looks like you ladies were having a wonderful time! I hope the fun never stopped

Great pics, thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #527
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I have to ask, why is there a dog path? is for service dogs? Thats the only reason I can think of dogs being there in the first place. I'm glad the girls made good use of the area though.

Great score with free fastpasses! I got Toy Story ones last trip and was so excited too.

Your off topic pictures are gorgeous! What a beautiful area.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #528
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That pix in Morocco looks a lot like my"artwork" on the door at work !!!
What type of place do you work in????

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Oh - and just as an FYI - you can't buy a gift card with a gift card. I wanted to get a wrist band, but I was not allowed to pay for it with a gift care. Boo!
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Is that guy drinking booze or a soda?
Well, those TT cars do drive themselves...

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Kind off leaves you speechless!


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Of course, we had to try out the merchandise
Beer goggles!!

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After I drank about 5 tiny dixie cups full of lemonade it was time to go here.
You drank lemonade, with no alcohol in it????

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Aren't these the toilets that you have to flush by hand? I sort of forget now.
First world problems...

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On the way out we stopped to droll over the giradelli chocolate creations.
That is just cruel... chocolate that you can't even eat...

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I can't tell you how many FPs I have given away over the years, but this is seriously one of the few, if not only times, that I have had a FP offered to me. I was beyond excited.
I've only been given FP's once, and it was for Jungle Cruise when there was a 15 minute wait, but I still remember getting them and definitely appreciated the gesture. It really is a nice thing to do!

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At this juncture in our journey I realized I was done. I was suddenly very tired, probably the post alcohol let down
Well, there's an easy way to cure that...

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and my feet were KILLING me!
Hmm... ok, that's a problem.

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Quite honestly, the dark and quiet were lulling me to sleep and I was fearful that a CM might have to wake me up at the end of the ride.
I know that feeling. I'm sure you wouldn't be the only one they'd have to do that for during F&W though...

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I feel asleep promptly, but at 12pm I woke up and noticed that Cynthia wasn't back yet. I remember thinking, "should I be concerned and text her." Then I remembered that it was Disney and she was just fine.
And it was really just 9 pm to her.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #529
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I think all the gourd looking things were purple Martin houses. The other houses were those also. Purple Martins eat lots of mosquitoes, that is probably why the houses are there. Disney going green.

Love pictures of F & W! Would love to go sometime, but I'm just so darned spoiled with the low crowds during the time I go!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #530
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Is that guy drinking booze or a soda?
At the Food & Wine festival? Do we even need to ask?

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I noticed the hummingbird feeders, which looked pretty cool.
Is that what those are? They look like early-warning sirens.

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And then I looked again and saw this.........



Kind off leaves you speechless!


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One picture really is never enough when Pat is involved

So, do I look any better?

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On the way out we stopped to droll over the giradelli chocolate creations.
Those are cool!

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It was right about here that we experienced some major Disney mojo. A young teenage girl and her family asked if we would like their Soarin FP's. They were due for 7:30, which happened to be the exact time! Can you say SCORE!!!!!!!!!


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I know I haven't said much about my feet and I promise not to complain about them, other than to say that I have bad plantar fascitis.
Been there. Not fun at all. Have you tried Chaco sandals? They're a bit pricy but the arch support is tremendous.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:19 AM   #531
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You ladies look like so much fun! I will admit I giggled a bit just looking at the pictures on the dog path lol How funny!

I have that trivet that you took a picture of, and I was a bit afraid of the weight limit as well, but I had enough room left, phew!

I love those wine glasses with the stakes that you can stick in the ground!

It's too bad that you missed the water pageant, hopefully you catch it another night!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #532
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Hahahah WHAT on earth? I didn't even know there was a doggie path / bird feeders in Epcot. Hahah! Ya learn something new every day I guess.

I'm sorry, but it would have been pretty darn funny if you had actually fallen asleep on Spaceship Earth! I wonder if that's ever happened before? Probably so.

I always love seeing your pictures.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #533
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Then we all noticed this Dog sign



Apparently, I lost interest in the dog sign quickly, but Cynthia and Pat didn't. See what I mean....... (the followed the dog path)



And then I looked again and saw this.........



Kind off leaves you speechless!

Once I recovered from laughing so hard I could barely stand up (as evidenced by the blurry pictures), I focused on the scenery again.
So glad you got pictures! That was hysterical, flat out hysterical. Though I'm farily sure our, uh, positioning, leaves a lot to be desired!

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On the way out we stopped to drool over the giradelli chocolate creations.











Where the heck was I during this and WHY do I not recall these at all? I've seen them in other TR's and didn't ring a bell then. I definitely didn't take any pictures of them. Last minute bio break? Call from home???

I mean I know I don't have much of a sweet tooth but I'd have at least LOOKED at these? And all I had at the lounge was water!

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It was right about here that we experienced some major Disney mojo. A young teenage girl and her family asked if we would like their Soarin FP's. They were due for 7:30, which happened to be the exact time! Can you say SCORE!!!!!!!!!

At first I think we were all just so stunned that we didn't know how to respond. But we quickly recovered and said "YES! YES! and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!"
I have given them away many a time but have never never been on the other end! We were like little kids skipping with happiness, it was SO cool!

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Once outside, it was dark. And as soon as I hit dark I got hit by the tired feeling. It's weird - it's like it just slapped me in the face. I knew I didn't have much left.
You did, you just hit the wall, hard, and your poor feet! When you couldn't even stay for Illuminations and it was quite soon, I knew it was bad. I'm glad you just called it and headed in, probably partially my fault for keeping you up on the beach the night before.

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I feel asleep promptly, but at 12pm I woke up and noticed that Cynthia wasn't back yet. I remember thinking, "should I be concerned and text her." Then I remembered that it was Disney and she was just fine.

I was a bit relieved, however, when I heard her come in about 15 or 20 minutes later.
I felt so bad that you were worried! I was definitely out later than I'd expected that's for sure and have some fun tales to tell! I was still a bit on west coast time but even so, am a night owl (comparatively speaking).
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #534
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Oh dear, the dog path pics!! I didn't know there was such a thing as a dog path. How interesting!
Holy COW those chocolate sculptures are phenomenal!!
Score on the Soarin' fastpasses!! I often get surprise fastpasses. I've never given one out though, I've always used them and I don't really get many.
Ahhh I've often almost fallen asleep on SE. It's so relaxing in there. I should make a playlist of dark ride soundtracks to lull me to sleep.
Beautiful pictures from the Beach! LOVE the ones with the fence in the sand. Very nice.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #535
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OMg poolratPat cracks me up!!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #536
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But we COULD probably think of one! Just sayin!

Yeah - this DOES need a name. A DIS friendly name.
Moroccian Ricky....... Or just MR.


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Did you use a flash in here? Your pictures are nice and light. Mine are like a dungeon.

I know the bellini I didin't because I has flash pictures that had glare.
Blind squirrel....





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Doggie See Doggie Do......



The title says it all....

I had so much fun with the dog path and the festival center.


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EVERYTHING looks better. Even Disney Prices.....

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OMg poolratPat cracks me up!!!!
I think I even cracked me up..... That dog path just struck me funny.

I was a bit bewildered too as to why but service dogs makes sense.

Down that path there was a door.... it was locked but I was really curious what was in there too. A doggie toilet of sorts ????
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I love the cute souvenirs for F&W, I really want one of those wine glasses on a stick!
Aren't they cute? Not really sure how I would get that home, but it really is a neat outdoor accessory.

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Is the Visa Lounge there all the time or just during F & W?
I know its there during F&W, but I am not sure about other times of the year. Maybe its only there when the festival center is open.


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Mary Ellen I work in a GROUP Home and one of them drew for me Cuz I needed a MAN!!! Such thoughtful souls
OMG Rosie - that is TOO fun! What do you say to a picture like that?

You say nothing and hang it on the wall!

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Yea for the FP score !!That is soooo great!!Know the feeling of those aching feet at the end of a long day !!I talk to mine and tell them keep going it will be over soon
I guess I could have tried giving my feet a pep talk, but I'm don't think it would have worked. Fortunately, my feet did better as the trip went on, but I am still having issues with them.

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Ooooh...me want!!

Those chocolate sculptures are amazing!!
Aren't they? They don't even look like chocolate. They were unbelievably amazing!

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and hooray for Sorin FP's!!!
That was a serious score!!!!!! We were all so thrilled. A great way to end the night.

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Oh my! The doggie path pictures are hilarious. Hey, wait a minute, I thought little girls squatted, not raised their legs.
Not these little girls. They were inspired by that dog sign.

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Yay for getting offered the Fastpasses. Like you, I've given many Fastpasses away but very rarely get them given to me.
It was really such a great "high" to get FPs. I know we were all thrilled and a little shocked, all at the same time.
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You know, I've never noticed any bird feeders let alone doggie relief areas. I need to pay more attention althought gotta say that I've never had a dog with me to worry about that!
Me either and I think its because there are usually so many people milling around in those areas. But there was honestly no one there. It was awesome. We had plenty of ability to soak in all the details.

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The doggie path was too funny!

Very cool that you got the fast passes given to you. I know it has happened to me before and it is always a bit.."wait, what?" and then type of feeling.

Very cool you got to go to the Chase lounge. I had plans of doing it...but then was unable to.

The chocolate sculptures are ANOTHER thing I missed...and those are something I would really have liked to have seen.

great update!
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A great update, MaryEllen. Love the photos, your storytelling, but I have to say, these just blew me away:


And then I looked again and saw this.........



I am seriously (despite still being weak from the flu), I am speechless.


Of course, we had to try out the merchandise



One picture really is never enough when Pat is involved


And these two photos just say Pat to me.
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