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Old 03-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #31
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YAY!!! I've never stayed at CSR, but I always think their rooms look beautiful! Did you like it there?

SLEEPING?! Hahahah well, at least he got SOME sleep, right?
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Chapter 2: Too Much Happiness

I want to apologize beforehand for the complete lack of pictures for this update,
it was Ryan's first night at Disney & we were too into soaking it all in that I literally don't think I touched my phone or camera all night..
This will change!
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We jumped on to the Magic Kingdom bus! Yay!
I couldn't even sit still.
Soon enough we were passing under the beautiful Magic Kingdom gates,
& I was all but screaming at Ryan to look at everything,
sorry boo, it's what you signed up for,

At this point, I was basically dragging Ryan,
I mean, "HELLO!? THE CASTLE IS SO CLOSE RIGHT NOW?"
Ugh, he'll get it eventually.

& then suddenly,
we were walking right down the middle of Main Street USA,
I finally had some form of a thought to take a picture,
finally

My love<3

I had asked everyone what Ryan's very first ride should be,
& I had a thousand different answers, so I decided to just let him decide.
So we headed on over to Tomorrowland,
to SPACE MOUNTAIN!

We got right in line, & only waited about 15 minutes.
Ryan sat in the front, & I sat behind him, & some random little girl was behind me.

&&&&&&&&

HE LOVED IT!
As we were going up the ramp past all of the cameras he said,
"That was a lot more fun than I imagined."
Oh darling, you have no idea what's to come.

My turn to pick!
We walked past all the construction of New Fantasyland,
attempting to peak at all the things, but to no avail.
As we walked past every ride in Fantasyland, I kept apologizing to them,
saying we would be back to ride them soon!

I didn't want them to feel sad, I love them all!

Finally we made it to absolute favorite ride.....

Splash Mountain!

The wait said 45 minutes, but actually ended up being about 10!
score!

We were in the 3rd row, but no one was put behind us.
I'm unsure why the following picture exists, but I swear I don't usually look like this..

So yeah..


This was just excitement overload, I think I was going to explode.


It was cloudy, or this would have been a better picture,
but, this exact place in all of Disney World is my absolute favorite.
At day time or at night.
When I think of the happiest place on Earth, I think of this exact place.

Of course, the ride was perfect.
I sang obnoxiously, got a few odd glances from the people in front of us,
but hey, whaddya gonna do?

The rest of the night involved more perfect riding,
showing Ryan everything obnoxiously,
tons & tons of fireworks,
& many, many snacks that I cannot remember.




We were so caught up in the magic that I have no more pictures for the day, but as I said, all the others I have a lot more for!
We were just too excited on our first night at Disney!

Once we returned to Coronado, Ryan was beyond exhausted & fell right to sleep, Disney novice.. ugh, he'll get there,

I showered, watched some more Stacey (of course), & then fell asleep around 1:30.


Highs of the day!
-Landing early
-Magical Express
-GETTING TO DISNEY!
-Our luggage getting there with no problems
-Ryan's first time seeing the castle
-Splash Mountain<3
-basically everything

Lows of the day!
-Ryan sleeping & wasting park time!


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Chapter 4: The One Where Ryan Makes An Amazing Statement

DA DA DAAAA!
The first full day at Disney begins NOW!

My alarm went off around 6AM, I regret this completely now.
I woke up at 6 almost every morning to straighten my hair,
but it rained EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. of our trip, & completely ruined my hair.
So that explains why I look like a complete goober with messed up hair.
Anyways.
So I got myself all ready & woke Ryan up around 7.

We took this picture, where my hair looks awkward.

So there was that...
but that's okay, we were excited.

We took a few more hotel mirror pictures, for reasons unknown.

D'awh,


So after that, we walked to the bus stop.
What bus would we get on?
Well, we took the bus that brought us here....

Animal Kingdom!
Yay!
We walked to Expedition Everest & got us some FastPasses,
then we made our way to,
Dinosaur!

May I direct your attention to the girl in the back of this picture,
HAHAHAH.

Just waiting in line, you know.

Dino chillin'

I was afraid...
not of the dinosaur though,
of what the rain had already done to my poor hair.

Luckily we made it back with our Dino & avoided the meteors.
PHEW, sigh of relief.

It was time for our EE fastpasses!
So we trekked our way back over,
the standby line said 10 minutes, so before we used our fastpasses we jumped on in that line!

Wonder how much change is actually in there?

Ryan probably threw at least 10 dollars in there.
He absolutely loved it.

Then this happened...

His exact words were,
"Ohmygod, take my picture with this thing!"
Goober.

Yeah, goober central.
I saw it said cat & got a little too excited.

At this point in line, Ryan made a lifechanging statement..
I caught it on camera, & actually made him repeat himself.
It will most definitely be in the final video, don't worry.
But we're standing by the destroyed campsite, & he says,
"You know, Disney isn't anywhere near as boring as I thought it would be. I love it here.
I know what you are thinking,
"How can anyone think Disney is going to be boring?!"
I know, I thought the same thing.
He was not brought up in a Disney household, (poor thing)
so this statement was MONUMENTAL.
I about cried right there in line.

More pictures ensued.


FOOT!

Yay! Everest! WOO!

We took a few more pictures in front of the mountain,



We used our fastpasses right after & got right back on,
then Ryan was begging to go on Kilimanjaro Safari & see the animals,
so we headed on over towards to Africa!


Up next,
a super fun character meet, adorable bracelets, & more animal fun!

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YAY!!! I've never stayed at CSR, but I always think their rooms look beautiful! Did you like it there?

SLEEPING?! Hahahah well, at least he got SOME sleep, right?
I absolutely loved it, I stayed there years ago when my family went down for Christmas one year, but I don't remember a thing from then.
We were originally going to stay at Pop, but CSR was only like 200$ more, so we thought WHY NOT?!
I love the theming here & the rooms are perfect!
& HA! I know!? NO SLEEPING ANYMORE!

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OH MY GOODNESS... I just had the most brilliant idea. When we have our big epic monorail shirt wearing DISmeet with everyone, WE NEED TO ALL RIDE SPLASH MOUNTAIN TOGETHER. I mean... WE JUST HAVE TO.

We have the exact same happy place within our happy place! That spot is BEYOND perfect. There is nothing better!!!

Your mirror hugging picture is hilarious and adorable.
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Oh my gosh, you are adorable! Can we be friends?!?!? I miss Disney so much and reading thus TR has made me all giddy and sappy. Keep them coming!!!
Ohmygosh, thank you! Of course we can be friends!
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OH MY GOODNESS... I just had the most brilliant idea. When we have our big epic monorail shirt wearing DISmeet with everyone, WE NEED TO ALL RIDE SPLASH MOUNTAIN TOGETHER. I mean... WE JUST HAVE TO.

We have the exact same happy place within our happy place! That spot is BEYOND perfect. There is nothing better!!!

Your mirror hugging picture is hilarious and adorable.
OHMYGOSH, I COMPLETELY AGREE. It will be glorioussssss!
& d'awh thaaanks,
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Chapter 5: The Sky Explodes, Meerkat Love, & To Infinity & Beyond

On our way over toward Africa, Ryan saw the cart full of musical items?
& being the strange one he is, insisted on this picture.

I've said it before & I'll say it again..
Weirdo.
But I sure do love him.

So we traveled on,
& we passed the Flights of Wonder,
we weren't going in but we saw a guy with one of my top 3 favorite animals!
AN OWL! <3

Oh, you pretty pretty bird!

So once he forced me away from that beautiful bird,
I decided it was time for me to find a new pair of Mickey ears!
I decided on some zebra print ones, since we were in Animal Kingdom after all!

We stopped for a quick photoshoot with a beautiful view of the Tree of Life,

Again, it was another rainy day, as you can see the clouds.. (sigh), AH WELL.
We were still in Disney, so we couldn't be too sad!



Then we got some PhotoPass pictures taken!

I edited this one because the original was just SO dark,
but this is actually one of my all time favorites!

Some more!


We were giggling a little bit in this one,
Awkward humans, we are.

And this is my favorite picture from the whole day!
Gotta love when PhotoPass photographers pose you,


After we finished up our little shoot, we finally made it to our destination!
SAFARI TIME BABY!

We waited only about 20 minutes, & boarded our jeep!
We were in the front row with these three questionable looking people,
so I asked Ryan to sit next to them & I would sit on the outside.
What a grave, grave mistake I had just made..

As soon as we started moving,
the sky exploded.
I swear, I have never seen more rain in my whole entire life.
& of course with me being on the outside, I was basically sitting under a waterfall.
Hence why I have no pictures for the safari.
Luckily, my camcorder is waterproof so I did record some footage.
But I was just so absolutely miserable.
I was soaked. I mean, GALLONS of water were in my pants.
I just couldn't wait to get off so I could get a towel or something to clean myself up.
Finally we made it back.
I was disappointed with the changes, but we got to see where the zebras would be, so that was pretty cool.

We got off & Ryan decided to call his mom while I dried off for a little bit.
I took this God awful picture, where it looks like my face is huge,
but look at my poor soaking wet hair... ugh, RAINNNN!!!


Then after I wasn't producing puddles everywhere I stood,
it was time to go see my favorite animals of all time!
MEERKATS!

I apologize for all of this, but I love them so much...





MY BABIES!

I CAN'T TAKE IT!
I WANT MY OWN TO LOVE.

Then we saw this adorable baby & his mom,
I recorded a lot of it, so that was pretty fun.


I took a really hilarious picture here, that somehow got deleted?
So I apologize, I'll retake it next time.
I'm sad.
Ohwell..
CARRY ON!

We left my beautiful meerkats & the gorillas & saw a little leather bracelet stand.
I knew immediately what I wanted to get.



To infinity & beyond<3
I still wear my bracelet every single day.
It is one of my favorite purchases I've ever made.


Up next, we finally get to the most perfect character meet ever!

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We were walking around, riding some more rides, eating tons of snacks, I forget the specifics, but then we saw that the Hundred Acre gang was meeting!
It was time for some character action!
Ryan was unsure about taking his picture with them at first,
what a big bum,
but I was ready to go!
I love my big bear, my bouncy friend, & my gloomy pal!

We were waiting in line for about 15 minutes,
& this family in front of us, I think they were either British or Australian,
now usually I LOVE accents.
I speak in a British accent more often than I think is healthy,
but this group in front of us was driving me nuts.
The three younger girls, I'm guessing they were 10-12, were SCREAMING at the characters.
They kept yelling for Tigger to look & he waved, & would go back to whomever he was with.
But they just kept yelling.
Eventually the character attendant had to tell them that the gang had to spend some time with everyone else & they would get their turn.
FINALLY.
Then they were making rude remarks about the cast member.
Ridiculous.
Finally they got to meet them & just wouldn't leave.
C'mon people!

So first up was Pooh!
I ran up to him & hugged him like I was 5 years old!

SO HAPPY!

He was telling me that we both have ears! Silly bear!

ADORABLE.


Next up was Eeyore!
I smushed my face into his head!



Gotta love him!<3

THEN ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
TIGGER!


MY BOY.







Finally, Tigger dragged Ryan to him & made him take a picture!
THANK YOU TIGGER!




He was giving him bunny ears!



Pure happiness on his face!

Then as we were leaving Tigger tried to follow us, but his attendant made him stay, AWHHH.


Finally it was time for dinner!
WHERE WERE WE GOING!?

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Chapter 7: "Why Is The Ceiling Flashing!?

SO..... I just finished this whole update & my Internet shut down.... I like can't even believe it.
I could punch something.
Ugh. Time to start over.
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We headed towards the entrance of the park, it was time for dinner!
Ryan really wanted to walk through DinoLand again, so we did.
He got a little distracted when we he found this little fella...


I have no words for this next picture....

........
Yeah...
I love him.

After I convinced him to get away from his dino, we kept on a-moving.
Stopping for a quick PhotoPass picture!


We didn't head out the regular exit, we took the one to the side!
Some of you probably already know where we were headed..


(Awkward.. I was talking to a cast member as Ryan took this)


WOO! Rainforest!

We headed in & Ryan took a ton of pictures. He really loved it in there.
I asked him to send me these pictures billions of times..
He still hasn't.
A year later.
...
I guess I'm never getting them.

But I have this picture of his excitement..


Our waited walked up as I was taking this to take our drink orders.
I actually had to do a double take.
I thought our waiter was the Rock.
Yes, Dwayne Johnson..
Identical clone!
He was a huge guy, it was kind of intimidating,
until he asked us what we would like to drink.
He sounded like a 13 year old girl.
Ohmygosh.

After I collected my thoughts & didn't laugh out loud, I ordered my usual drink,
Shirley Temple!
I think Ryan got a Coke.

When our waiter walked away a thunderstorm started.
I hadn't warned Ryan of this beforehand.
He jumped back so hard & practically screamed,
"WHY ARE THE ANIMALS SCREAMING & THE CEILING FLASHING!?"
I cried from laughter for about 10 minutes.

We ordered our food after that.
Started out with the spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer.
DELICIOUS!

I think Ryan ordered a steak or something meaty.
& I got the same thing I always get,
Mojo Bones!
yummy yummy yummy.

Again, I apologize for the lack of food pictures,

After we were done & paid, Ryan was getting a little sleepy.
I figured since there was no EMH that night that I would let him get some rest.
I didn't want him to be cranky the whole trip, cause this boy needs his sleep like no other.

We caught our bus back to Coronado.
Once we were walking to our room, I saw my loves...
The hammocks<3

I look like some sort of animal in this picture. hahahaha.

Bliss.

We got back to the room & Ryan passed out.
Of course, I don't sleep in Disney so I watched some Stacey, & called my mom, my dad, my sisters, & my bestfriend.

Around 2AM, I figured I might as well get some sleep, we had another big day at Disney ahead of us!


Where were we going tomorrow?
Where was dinner?
How much more fun would we have?
Find out soon!!


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I love the animal print ears they sell at AK! Those will be perfect for you to wear NEXT MONTH since you're staying at AKL! Yall's PP pics are so cute.

OMG poor you, your safari experience does not sound fun. YIKES. BUT THOSE BRACELETS ARE PERFECT!!

Ahh what a fun day at Animal Kingdom! Can't wait to hear about the next day!
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