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Old 02-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #76
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I think we should stick Juliana, Christopher, Ryder, & Evan in a room together. They could keep each other company while the rest of us can sleep to a normal hour.
Maybe next time you go you should bring me and I can get up with the kids and go have Disney fun super early while the rest of you sleep
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I agree that the Expo was INSANE! I was there without children and would have happily spent money (I had gotten an unexpected work bonus the week before that was burning a hole in my pocket) but it was too crowded to move.

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Madison, meanwhile, complained about being cold while curling up in a tiny little ball under her thin little fleece blanket. Oh, if only there were other blankets that she could have covered up with.


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As you can see, it was a pretty foggy morning. We were taking our time wandering along the sidewalk taking in the scenery, when some of the local wildlife started rustling. At first I thought it was just some squirrels or maybe some birds. Then noises started getting louder and angrier. Perhaps it was a gator, climbing out of the pond off to our left. But then....out of the fog ... emerged something far scarier.... Carl.

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Along the way, we popped onto the tee box of one of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course holes and I let Even take a couple of hacks. He's and excellent driver - as long as he's using imaginary balls and clubs.
Most of my best shots have come that way as well.

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We waited around for about a minute while she took the call, but then, in the distance I heard the rolling thunder of a Brazilian Tour Group. We made an executive decision that the posted 15 minute wait would probably double if we didn't jump in line now. See ya later, Grandma - we're about to hit the crowded freeways of LA!
Really, the only decision that could have been made.

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It was, however, time for me to catch a bus to ESPN. I bid a sad goodbye to the kids and watched the fight back tears as I walked away. Yeah, right. Madison and Evan had already grabbed Grandma's hand and were pulling her over to the standby line to ride again with Bambi and Ryder and Grandpa were busy playing "Tickle the Baby" on a bench. (Ryder was playing the part of the "baby".) I'm not sure anyone even noticed I left. Except for Bambi, when she asked for the credit card "just in case".
Fatherhood is a glamorous business.

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The driver opened the door and asked if I was going to ESPN. I was a bit shocked, but said yes. He said a bus was dispatched to get me and was pulling in right behind him. Sure enough, the bus that just stopped at the station behind him was driven by the original bus driver I had talked to!
Disney bus pixie dust!

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I sat up in the front and had a nice conversation the driver all the way to the resort about his experiences driving Disney buses and life in general. Disney Transportation Rocks!
Get any tips? I'm assuming you'll be applying for one of these positions as a retirement job, like the rest of us.

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So, weighed down by 5 stadium blankets, 5 tshirts and 5 clappers, I headed up stairs to pick up the kids' race bibs. Turns out my year of training wasn't to run a half marathon - it was to pick up all the stuff for a half marathon.
Disney's Iron Man Race forces you to carry all this crap while you're running.

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They had a lot of really cool shirts, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on a $35 shirt, no matter how awesome it looked. I did, however, snap a shot of one that I really liked:
For $35, it should run the race for you.

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I would have loved to browse all of the other vendor booths at the Expo, but they were packed to the gills with people and I was hungry enough to eat a horse. But enough about UK Burger Kings....


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Yes - they took out the landspeeder that was across from Star Tours and stationed a Photopass photographer there where they will insert Darth Vader into your picture.
Not a bad trade. Not a bad trade at all! Much better than, say, trading O'hana for 1900 Park Fare.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #79
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I think we should stick Juliana, Christopher, Ryder, & Evan in a room together. They could keep each other company while the rest of us can sleep to a normal hour.
That sounds like a good idea, but my "normal hour" is usually around sunrise anyway.
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AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You found him!!!! And look, he wasn't holding a beer!
No, it was like 8 am. It was a chocolate doughnut.
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Nice drive Evan! You could give Tiger Woods a run for his money.
On the golf course or in a Cadillac on Thanksgiving?

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Or turn into an 80 minute wait.
Oh come on, that never happens.
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I didn't know you were so emotional.
Its called "sensitive." Or something like that.

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Nice work Bambi!

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What time did you end up getting there? This was Thursday right?
Yes, it was Thursday. I think I got there around 10 or so.

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That's cool. I didn't know that you needed the Cheerzone to get access to MK.. or was that just to be able to get to the front of the castle?
Anyone can get into the MK, but there was a special roped off area in front the the castle for ChearZone. They also had a special section of bleachers at the finish line they got access to.

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$35??????

I swear I got the same shirt after the race for $20. I spent $77 total.. lets do the math:
Pint Glass $12 77-12= 65
1/2 Magnet $8 65-8= 57
Long sleeve shirt was around $30 57-30= 27
Leaves $27 plus the tax I paid... so maybe it was $23 or something.
The one in that picture may have been cheaper. I was looking at the tech running shirts that were all $35.
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Could they possibly jack up the prices for the expo and lower them after the race?
I found half a picked over rack of marathon and half marathon stuff at Team Mickey on Sunday. Not much left, but none of it was discounted.
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And I didn't have my AP on me or I could of got a discount.
Annual Pass. Don't leave home without it.

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Those Darth Vader pics are awesome!


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You need to work on getting Evan to give him the bottle.
I'd be worried about what he'd put in it.

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Come on Carl, if you're going to attack Barry from the brush, you've got to be a little more stealthy next time!!!
Hard to exercise your ninja skills when you're mowing down a chocolate doughnut.

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Any imaginary gophers?
Only the ones made of C4.

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Um.... yeah, definitely made the right call on that one.
Buh bye!

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But could you hear it over the Portuguese chants coming from the queue area?
They were playing the Portuguese version of the song.

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Don't embellish the story Barry. We all know she didn't notice. Why would she ask for the credit card when she already has her KTTW card?
Yeah, like I give her card charging privileges.

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If the idea of running that far wasn't enough of a deterrent to keep me from a half marathon, going through the check in process probably would be.
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. That darn near killed me.

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They have Burger King in the UK???
Yes, and inspectors found horse meat in some of their burgers.

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Just remember, Barry. Team Tim always knows where you are...
Yes. Usually ahead of him.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #80
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Let's think about that one... we have all these Half Marathon shirts and the race is over now, what should we do with them???
A. Give them away.
B. Donate them to some third world country.
C. Sell them for 1/2 price which will be a 500% mark up as opposed to 1000%
D:. Shop rags in the monorail maintenance shed.

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great update. I'm with Evan and Ryder something about being near WDW wakes me up early
Theres no time to sleep on vacation!
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So I just discovered this. Don't get around to these boards too often, only when I see updates in TRs. Can't wait to hear more (so I can hopefully persuade DW to let me/us go next year so I can do the half)!
What types of things does she like? Unicorns? Because I can totally write unicorns into the TR if it will help.

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ut oh I think this TR just took a turn for the worst LOL.
Nah, it's just getting good!

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Maybe next time you go you should bring me and I can get up with the kids and go have Disney fun super early while the rest of you sleep
An Irish nanny? Sounds cool!
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I agree that the Expo was INSANE! I was there without children and would have happily spent money (I had gotten an unexpected work bonus the week before that was burning a hole in my pocket) but it was too crowded to move.

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I was looking forward to wandering around and checking out the booths, but YIKES!

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Most of my best shots have come that way as well.
Most of my imaginary shots end up in the water too.
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Oh, and Rain Man.
What the heck....+1

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Really, the only decision that could have been made.
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Fatherhood is a glamorous business.
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Disney bus pixie dust!
but they still run on Diesel. I asked.

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Get any tips? I'm assuming you'll be applying for one of these positions as a retirement job, like the rest of us.
Go fast, turn left.

Wait, that's NASCAR.

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Disney's Iron Man Race forces you to carry all this crap while you're running.
I could used an Arc Reactor, come to mention it.

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For $35, it should run the race for you.
If I hadn't washed any of my training gear throughout the year it probably could have.

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Not a bad trade. Not a bad trade at all! Much better than, say, trading O'hana for 1900 Park Fare.
Come on, that would never happen.
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Yes, I've been a very bad boy with the updates. I'll see what I can whip up this weekend. Hopefully.
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Weekend is over.



Nice update.
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I agree you can sleep when you're at home and supposed to be working
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Nice update.
That was one longggggggggggggggggggggg weekend.
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