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Old 03-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #646
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You need to start a PTR on this one for sure! A franandaj/PIO trippie? I'm in!
I think you're already reading her PTR. I need to finish my two TRs, start a PTR for the Cruise, and then think about the Gamers DISmeet PTR. Heck! I've got the Expo coming up in five months and I haven't even finished the TR from the last Destination-D yet!

That's why I am furiously composing! Update on the way!
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I think you're already reading her PTR. I need to finish my two TRs, start a PTR for the Cruise, and then think about the Gamers DISmeet PTR. Heck! I've got the Expo coming up in five months and I haven't even finished the TR from the last Destination-D yet!

That's why I am furiously composing! Update on the way!


I read her trip report but I don't think I'm reading her PTR. I can't keep up with this obsession. I was thinking about starting a Spring Break report but I'm behind on my WDW one as it is. I need to update our meet too. Looks like I'll be able to as Gabby went grocery shipping for me after school. Whoever said having a kid that can drive doesn't rock is CRAZY! It's increased the quality of my life tenfold.

Can't wait for the update. Your lastest Dest D update was incredible. The Oscar gave me the chills.
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Now it was Monday with three full days left in the trip.

This was my morning view.



We had no ADRs planned for the daytime, but it seemed to be a no brainer to go to MK as we were right here. We both wanted to see the new Fantasyland and eat at Be Our Guest restaurant. I had heard mixed reviews, but nothing but good about the soups that they served. We decided to get two bowls of soup and split a sandwich, but I get ahead of myself! The other plan that fell into place was that Laura (RachelTori) had arrived at the World the day before. We sent each other text messages in the morning and it turns out she had the same tentative plans as we did.

Because of the way the rest of the trip was going to work out, I suggested that use up our bacon and pancake mix for this mornings breakfast. For 99 cents and some water, those pancakes came out mighty tasty!



Oh yeah, and the melon wasnt bad either!



So we headed out after breakfast. I think it was before 7AM that Laura and I were texting. Amazing! We ate our breakfast and then headed over to the Magic Kingdom. I cant even believe that we made it in time for the preshow!









It always throws me off with that Twilight Zone sort of experience going to the MK. I keep expecting to see Disneylands Main Street and it never is!





Nope, Walts Apartment isnt there.



Why is that silly crane always there? (at least during our trip)



Our destination was to check out the new Fantasyland.







A CM informed us that Ariels ride was down. We started to get in the queue for Enchanted Tales with Belle, but realized that the wait would be pretty much an hour. No scooters were allowed and Fran would have needed to either transfer to a wheelchair or stand for the hour wait. We decided to pass on that attraction too and just check out the area.





















And then we went inside


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After that we went to see the rest of what was open in Fantasyland.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #650
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That morning view was truly beautiful. Typical that the Little Mermaid Ride was down. In 3 trips to Disneyland and one to WDW, I managed to ride it twice. Everytime else I wanted to ride it, it was down. I would have loved to see how different the WDW is.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #651
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I read her trip report but I don't think I'm reading her PTR. I can't keep up with this obsession. I was thinking about starting a Spring Break report but I'm behind on my WDW one as it is. I need to update our meet too. Looks like I'll be able to as Gabby went grocery shipping for me after school. Whoever said having a kid that can drive doesn't rock is CRAZY! It's increased the quality of my life tenfold.

Can't wait for the update. Your lastest Dest D update was incredible. The Oscar gave me the chills.
It's the "Anyone Game" thread. I could have sworn that I've seen you on it. I'm glad that you are getting time to do updates, because I want to see those pictures from Friday!!!!!

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That morning view was truly beautiful. Typical that the Little Mermaid Ride was down. In 3 trips to Disneyland and one to WDW, I managed to ride it twice. Everytime else I wanted to ride it, it was down. I would have loved to see how different the WDW is.

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Almost every day there was fog on the lake and it looked really cool!

I've heard that the LM rides themselves are completely identical, so I wasn't so worried about it being down. I would have liked to have gone through the queue, I've heard that is really great. I don't know why it goes down so often, it's not like it's a complicated ride.
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I agree about MK's Main St. It's just so freaky to me. The castle while gorgeous is too big and the fire dept looks so sad all alone.

Breakfast looks good. Love homemade breakfast and the easier the better.

We missed that entire area of FL. Be Our Guest looks fantastic. They did a great job.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:35 AM   #654
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That was neat that you and Fran were able to make the pre-show before the MK opened that morning.

It would have been nice that the Little Mermaid ride would be open that morning. The MK version ride experience is exactly the same as the DCA. The queue at the MK is way better over DCA ride.

Nice pictures from Be Our Guest Restaurant. It was neat that you were able to get a lot of different pictures of the restaurant and in the main dining room where it was quiet.

Very nice update.
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The fog looks so pretty! Unlike what we get here right?!

I, too, am shocked that you guys made it to the pre-show

The details in BoG is so amazing. What a beautiful restaurant that I hope to go to soon!
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Nice pics of Be Our Guest. I'm looking forward to seeing FL when we go for the MNSSHP night in November.
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Catching up! I love the pictures you got in the new Fantasyland. Makes me real excited to think that I'll be seeing it in October.
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The fog on the lake was beautiful...

The pictures of BOG and fantasyland are beautiful, I love all the details
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I agree about MK's Main St. It's just so freaky to me. The castle while gorgeous is too big and the fire dept looks so sad all alone.

Breakfast looks good. Love homemade breakfast and the easier the better.

We missed that entire area of FL. Be Our Guest looks fantastic. They did a great job.
I think they were still doing soft openings on FL while you were there, sometimes guests at that time were getting in and sometimes not. Bret got a sneak preview of BoG on his trip.

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That was neat that you and Fran were able to make the pre-show before the MK opened that morning.

It would have been nice that the Little Mermaid ride would be open that morning. The MK version ride experience is exactly the same as the DCA. The queue at the MK is way better over DCA ride.

Nice pictures from Be Our Guest Restaurant. It was neat that you were able to get a lot of different pictures of the restaurant and in the main dining room where it was quiet.

Very nice update.
I had heard of people waiting 15 minutes, just to get a picture of the mosaic without people in it, so I was glad we stumbled upon the restaurant before it opened.

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The fog looks so pretty! Unlike what we get here right?!

I, too, am shocked that you guys made it to the pre-show

The details in BoG is so amazing. What a beautiful restaurant that I hope to go to soon!
I don't like the tule fog at all, it's creepy. The restaurant itself is very pretty, but I haven't heard many good reviews of the food.

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Nice pics of Be Our Guest. I'm looking forward to seeing FL when we go for the MNSSHP night in November.
Hopefully everything will be open by then.

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Catching up! I love the pictures you got in the new Fantasyland. Makes me real excited to think that I'll be seeing it in October.
I hope more things are open (like the Seven Dwarves mine train), but everything says 2014. Maybe they will have soft openings.

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The fog on the lake was beautiful...

The pictures of BOG and fantasyland are beautiful, I love all the details
Disney does great with the details and the fog was beautiful, it was there every morning except one.
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We left off having just visited Be Our Guest before the restaurant was open. We ventured on in Fantasyland. There was Gastonís place







Sadly enough, I didnít actually go into either place?



And Arielís ride (which was down)





















And right across from the Little Mermaid ride was the construction for the 7 Dwarves Mine Ride





We decided to head over to the Storybook circus area and the mine ride will be right in the middle of everything so we had to walk all around the construction. Another look at the Beastís castle as we headed out back around to the other side of Fantasyland.



What I thought was very interesting was that they had peep holes in the fence so that you could actually look in at the construction. Normally Disney doesnít want you to see anything, but here they were encouraging folks to take a look see.




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