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Old 07-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #61
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AHHHH you took the reverse main street photo from the castle entrance!!! Yes! It's such a rare shot to see (sadly) but oh such a great shot.

In Philharmagic (best show in my opinion btw) the smells seem to be hit and miss. My very first time there years ago the smells were really strong. In others not so much. So no, you're not crazy.

That's awesome that Jessica did the Barnstormer. When I was her age, um, no chance. Present day, on the other hand...
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #62
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1st day

Great TR can't wait to read the rest.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #63
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Wow, there was a lot of people there. How was your resort, crowded? That was a busy 1st day.
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Great first day!
Thanks!

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Love all your pics!
Thank you! I'm very obsessed with taking pictures.

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AHHHH you took the reverse main street photo from the castle entrance!!! Yes! It's such a rare shot to see (sadly) but oh such a great shot.

In Philharmagic (best show in my opinion btw) the smells seem to be hit and miss. My very first time there years ago the smells were really strong. In others not so much. So no, you're not crazy.

That's awesome that Jessica did the Barnstormer. When I was her age, um, no chance. Present day, on the other hand...
I love that photo too! It's a good one. Thank you! Everyone in my family said they didn't smell anything! I was like no! there was a scent of sorts! Jessica was very brave on this vacation. I was impressed!

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Yah there were a lot of people. The resort was decently crowded. The bus stops were only ever crowded in the mornings before and near park opening. We packed a lot in on the first day.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #65
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Day 1 Fun-ness

Day 1 Fun-ness

As I mentioned before, I had made letters for each day from a different character.

Day 1 Letter:



Along with the letters I had also made a “Ride Challenge” book for Jessica







At the end of the first day, Jessica had three stickers; One for Pirates, one for Haunted Mansion, and one for Barnstormer.

Up Next : Day 2

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #66
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"Let me hear you 'RAWR'!" Day 2 (Part 1)

Let me hear you RAWR! Day 2 (Part 1)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mom and I woke up at 7:00 and we both took showers. We woke Dad, Jill, and Jessica up, and then the two of us headed to Boatwrights to get some breakfast.



We picked up a croissant, a muffin, two bagels, and coffee cake.

Our room was very close to Boatwrights. We hadnt noticed how close our room was to everything the first day because we had just walked the same route we did to get to the buses, which took about 8-10 minutes. But when we left right from Boatwrights we realized it was a walk less than 5 minutes.

On our way back to the room we saw these:


Heck ya, I DIS!

So if BigDaddyWill or littleangie are reading or ever read this, HIIII!!!

We got back to the room, ate our little breakfast, and got ready to go.


I braided Jessicas hair and put in one of the bow I had made for her

For those of you who werent a part of my PTR, I made letters for Jessica for each day of the trip from a different character each day and left a bow out.


Jessica and her bagel

Based on Jessicas bow and shirt you may be able to guess where we were headed&.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

We headed to the bus stop, got on a bus to AK and soon enough we were at our destination right at 9:00, exactly when the park was about to open.



We decided to stop and do some PhotoPass pictures! Woo! Yay, for PhotoPass!



Let me hear you RAWR!




We got through the park and headed straight for Kilimanjaro Safari. Jessica loves animals so we knew shed love this and we wanted to do it in the morning when most animals were out and while it was too hot.

When we got there the line was so far out of the queue but it only said 20 minutes. I went up to the CM and asked if that was really the wait time, she said yes it shouldnt take much longer than 20 minutes.



We got in line at 9:15 and we were on our safari adventure by 9:40. As we got closer we were handed one of those lovely red time cards, I always feel a little special whenever we get one of those.

While we were in line we made our first trades of the day

The bird for Jessica and the silhouette for me

Our safari guide was named Amanda, she was very informative and pointed out all the animals.


Rhinos




Hipposss


Some birds


Termite mounds


I loveeee elephants!


Baby elephant again


Flamingosss

In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeepss tonight



We disembarked our safari adventure, said goodbye and thank you to Amanda, and headed on our way.

As we were leaving, Jessica saw baby Simba and she had to have him. We told her we would buy him before we left the park but she HAD to have him then, the tears started and it just wasnt worth it to ruin the day at 10 in the morning, so we made a deal. Get Simba now, no other toys for the rest of the day.

So we bought Simba and went on with the day.

Up Next: Lions, Pizza, and Expeditions, oh my!

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great update!

Did you guys like POR? We are going in October and want to request magnolia building 8746.. It seems to be close to main pool and lobby!
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Joining in! Love it so far!
And you're not crazy...they definitely pipe in a "cherry pie" type scent when the 3D pie is shoved in your face. You can even hear it coming out!
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Wow you got to see the Lions. We have to hit it just right to see them, and even then they are hard to see. We would love to do the backstage safari one day.
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OK, that may be the cutest and cleverest idea in those letters and challenges. What a great idea!

Ha, lime green Mickey's... very cool.

Aww, I love getting the time card too. It's like being a CM for a little bit.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #72
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Did you guys like POR? We are going in October and want to request magnolia building 8746.. It seems to be close to main pool and lobby!
Thank you! We loved POR, we were on the Alligator Bayou section in building 18 which was a preferred room and our building was very close to the main pool and lobby and their was a quiet pool right next to our building.

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I was so excited to see the lions! Even if they were sleeping.

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Ha, lime green Mickey's... very cool.

Aww, I love getting the time card too. It's like being a CM for a little bit.
Thank you! I thought it'd be a fool-proof way to make sure Jessica didn't have a meltdown over what she wore, or what we were doing because the characters decided for her.
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“That was NOT fun!” Day 2 (Part 2)

“That was NOT fun!” Day 2 (Part 2)

After our Africian adventure, we decided Mom and I would go run and get fastpasses while Dad, Jill and Jessica waited in line for The Festival of the Lion King.

We split up and Mom and I sped walked all the way to Asia to get our fastpasses



We looked at the time and it was 10:15 so we ran all the way back to Festival of the Lion King and made it right on time.

On the way I see these two guys


I love Up

Festival of the Lion King started and we were in the Warthog section. Cute!




[Video]


[Video]




TADA!

I loved the monkeys and the birds, the whole show was very cute and it was nice to be in the AC for a little.

After the Festival was over, we decided it was time for some lunch.



Everyone got pizza except Jessica, and we all got soda for a little caffeine to keep us going.


Jessica’s Plate


Mom’s


Mine. I loveeee pizza!


And Dad’s

Dad doesn’t under stand the Dis-world and our obsession with food pictures but he was starting to get in the spirit of things.

Jill had pepperoni pizza but I don't have picture but we all know what pepperoni pizza looks like.

While we were eating Jessica and I made a pin trade with an older CM. She was very nice and we liked her a lot.



After lunch was finish, we made our way towards the Tree of Life and stopped for some pictures!







The photographer asked us if we had done any magic shots and if we were interested in doing any. We hadn't and Jessica wanted to, so we took some Tink pictures.





After the photoshoot, we decided we’d stop and watch this lovely show.



Bad idea… I repeat, BAD IDEA!

Jessica HATES bugs but thinking its just a cartoon it’ll be fine.. we were wrong, extremely, extremely wrong. She started crying and screaming, oh my lord, so bad.

Wasn't my idea ... okay maybe it was.

Definitely the biggest meltdown of the trip.

After the meltdown commenced, we headed over to Everest to use up those fastpasses. With our fastpasses it was about a five minute wait.


Jess waiting in line, she wasn’t very scared.


Before and after the ride [Video]

I asked Jessica what she was about to do, then after I asked her how it went.

She said “BADD” but she did really like this ride. She told me that it scared her at first but she “got over it”.


Ride picture

Up Next: Nemo’s BIG adventure

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Subbing! Loving your trip report so far! The pics are great!
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #75
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OOOOH look at all those Everest FP's. Such a beautiful thing.

Bahaha, your dad "showcasing" his food. That's awesome!!

I'm not quite sure what Disney was thinking with It's Tough To Be A Bug.
I've seen many an adult reduced to tears that I can only imagine the impact on a child. Don't get me wrong, I like the show and take great joy in watching and listening to all the screams throughout, (actually I enjoy that more than than the actual show) but not when it's a child.

Nice to see Jessica was able to conquer Everest though. That's pretty impressive!
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