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Old 01-01-2014, 03:45 PM   #676
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Winnie the Pooh. Ca-Lassic!

I love when a situation presents itself where you get to ride something you otherwise might not... even though you really really really really want to. So, YAY Carousel.

There is seriously nothing at all wrong with adding just bathrooms when they're as beautiful as the Tangled area. Frankly I look at it as just a gorgeous and relaxing addition to Magic Kingdom that just happens to have the functionality and convenience of bathrooms. Which that particular area really needed.

Wow, that is actually strange to me that there was no sugar free option. Even the cookies at the Christmas party had a sugar free option. At least they used to.

As great as I'm sure the the July 4 fireworks are, I would have cried a little (i.e. A LOT) over no Wishes as well.

Oh that's so frustrating that people stand in front of kids or frankly even shorter adults. I understand everyone wants to watch the show, but is a little consideration that much to ask?
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #677
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That is disappointing that they didn't have sugar free options. Disney is usually so good about that..

I'm glad you said something about the people standing in front of the boys. I know they paid the same amount to be there, but there is no sense being rude to kids.

Otherwise did you enjoy the party? We're doing it for the first time in May.

I think that the 2 of us could team up and take over the world. I am also a champion crowd dodger. I usually just tell the people with them to grab the back of my shirt and hand on
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:50 PM   #678
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Loving how you got chosen to play a wardrobe - too funny

What a shame about the dessert party not having sugar free stuff, what an expensive way for your Dad to sit and eat fruit!!
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #679
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Oh my gosh! Joaquin is hilarious with that conversation. He reminds me of Bill Hader's Stefan character on SNL when he does those obscure nightclub references. Just so amusing.

We've done the dessert party only once but I tell ya, the adults are the worst with blocking an entire section of the front and not budging. Glad you have the nerve to say something. I'm sure it's just another thing the boys can admire about tee-tee!

Loved your dramatic role in ETwB! I can feel the passion in your wardrobe performance.

Happy New Year Danielle!!
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Love the Winnie the Pooh pic of you and Gavin!

The carousel pic is adorable too. It always cracks me up that, even at WDW with all it has to offer, Willow is always super-excited to ride the carousel.

Excellent bathroom creeper pictures there!

What a shame that there were not sugar-free options at the party - especially after you were told there would be!!!!

OMG - the “fireworks” pictures are PHENOMENAL!

The standing-at-the-railing thing is one of the reasons I haven’t booked the fireworks party yet. I just know, knowing our luck, that we wouldn’t end up seeing any better than we would anywhere else. Because we are SHORT. And, honestly, if I’m going to pay for a viewing spot, I kind of want to be able to sit.

I love the Joaquin conversation - when in doubt, I am going with, “It’s all about you” when I don’t make sense from now on!
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #681
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It was sad that they didn't have any sugar free stuff for dad. I know he was perfectly happy with the fruit. It would have been really nice for him to have maybe one or two to enjoy. I remember that conversation in the car kids say the darnedest things
I know he was too, it just would have been really nice for him to be able to enjoy other things. But, someday maybe.

Remember that conversation?! Joaquin was insane and we were all looking around at each other like "what?"

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Winnie the Pooh. Ca-Lassic!

I love when a situation presents itself where you get to ride something you otherwise might not... even though you really really really really want to. So, YAY Carousel.
I was totally fine being able to ride the carousel. I love them. I was actually surprised that no one else wanted to ride.

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There is seriously nothing at all wrong with adding just bathrooms when they're as beautiful as the Tangled area. Frankly I look at it as just a gorgeous and relaxing addition to Magic Kingdom that just happens to have the functionality and convenience of bathrooms. Which that particular area really needed.
Right?! I know that some people were really upset about the fact that they were just bathrooms, but I think they're beautiful.

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Wow, that is actually strange to me that there was no sugar free option. Even the cookies at the Christmas party had a sugar free option. At least they used to.

As great as I'm sure the the July 4 fireworks are, I would have cried a little (i.e. A LOT) over no Wishes as well.

Oh that's so frustrating that people stand in front of kids or frankly even shorter adults. I understand everyone wants to watch the show, but is a little consideration that much to ask?
I was surprised, because I had read on a few places and boards that they had sugar free options. He was pretty much able to get sugar free desserts at all of the restaurants, so why not just make them available at the dessert party?

Dude.....I was so devastated about the fireworks! Because I KNEW based on our itinerary that we would not get the chance to see them at another time. I was not a happy camper.

The adult thing was just frustrating. Just sit down. You pay the have this party, to be able to sit and enjoy the fireworks, and you all insist on standing up and getting in the front? Just bizarre.

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That is disappointing that they didn't have sugar free options. Disney is usually so good about that..

I'm glad you said something about the people standing in front of the boys. I know they paid the same amount to be there, but there is no sense being rude to kids.

Otherwise did you enjoy the party? We're doing it for the first time in May.

I think that the 2 of us could team up and take over the world. I am also a champion crowd dodger. I usually just tell the people with them to grab the back of my shirt and hand on
I was surprised they didn't. Maybe the CM just didn't know what they were talking about, but my Mom looked carefully for them too and didn't find anything.

I really enjoy the party. I've done it several times now over the years and certainly recommend it to others. The desserts are good, I like the location, and while people do stand up to watch them, there's definitely not as many people around as there would be on Main Street.

We could team up and take over the world! I'm just tall, so I can see around everyone and over their head!
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Loving how you got chosen to play a wardrobe - too funny

What a shame about the dessert party not having sugar free stuff, what an expensive way for your Dad to sit and eat fruit!!
I loved it too. It pretty much made my day.

It was kind of a bummer with the money spent on it.

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Oh my gosh! Joaquin is hilarious with that conversation. He reminds me of Bill Hader's Stefan character on SNL when he does those obscure nightclub references. Just so amusing.
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We've done the dessert party only once but I tell ya, the adults are the worst with blocking an entire section of the front and not budging. Glad you have the nerve to say something. I'm sure it's just another thing the boys can admire about tee-tee!
Aren't adults always the worst though? I find myself getting so frustrated with adults all the time, because they should know better!

Awww, thanks. Let's hope they do admire that.

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Loved your dramatic role in ETwB! I can feel the passion in your wardrobe performance.

Happy New Year Danielle!!
Hahahahaha. I was very passionate about my role.

I hope you have a happy new year too.

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Love the Winnie the Pooh pic of you and Gavin!

The carousel pic is adorable too. It always cracks me up that, even at WDW with all it has to offer, Willow is always super-excited to ride the carousel.
They just crack me up. "But there's Peter Pan...or Winnie the Pooh....or Space Mountain..." Nope. Carousel.

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Excellent bathroom creeper pictures there!

What a shame that there were not sugar-free options at the party - especially after you were told there would be!!!!

OMG - the “fireworks” pictures are PHENOMENAL!
Jason killed himself trying to get those pictures. Seriously. I got my phone back and was like "um....how many pictures did you take?"

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The standing-at-the-railing thing is one of the reasons I haven’t booked the fireworks party yet. I just know, knowing our luck, that we wouldn’t end up seeing any better than we would anywhere else. Because we are SHORT. And, honestly, if I’m going to pay for a viewing spot, I kind of want to be able to sit.

I love the Joaquin conversation - when in doubt, I am going with, “It’s all about you” when I don’t make sense from now on!
Right? See, that's my logic. If I'm paying for a spot, dangit I'm sitting on my butt. I haven't had any problems myself, because I am fortunately a tall individual. But for little kids and vertically challenged, it would be frustrating.

It's all about you is the best response you could have to anything.
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Haha that's too much about your brother! I feel like we all have moments like that, though. I know I do

Of course you love Philharmagic! It stars your main man

I LOVE seeing the lanterns lit up. It's so beautiful.

The desserts look goooood. That is a bummer about no sugar free options, though! And I would have wanted to see regular Wishes too, so I understand your pain.

That is a great picture of the three stuffed animals enjoying the show, though!!! I love it!

Good job defending your littles!

Those conversations have me cracking up right now!!
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Haha that's too much about your brother! I feel like we all have moments like that, though. I know I do
I know we have all had moments like that in life. I'm sure there are tons of movies that I was like "wha?" when I watched them.

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The desserts look goooood. That is a bummer about no sugar free options, though! And I would have wanted to see regular Wishes too, so I understand your pain.
I actually really loved the fact that the firs time I saw them was at night. I loved it.

It was a bummer about the desserts AND about it not being regular Wishes. *sigh* We live a rough life....

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That is a great picture of the three stuffed animals enjoying the show, though!!! I love it!

Good job defending your littles!

Those conversations have me cracking up right now!!
Jason plotted and posed that picture forever and ever until he got it just right. It was hilarious!

Of course! You gotta defend the littles, otherwise what is the world coming to?!

Joaquin can get you in an instant. I am convinced that I would make a ton of money if I just recorded him all day long and then started posting his insights on a blog.
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I'm so glad you stopped by my TR...because it led me to yours...and I'm LOVING IT!!!

First off, CONGRATS on the weight loss! I am up to the biggest I have ever been....and after seeing my Disney pics...decided to do something about it. I told my DD, if I can lose 30 pounds by May...we will take a girl's trip to Disney in June! Your pictures were very motivating...keep up the fantastic work!

Second, I'm loving your nephews! Disney is fun...but so much more fun when with the young ones!

Third, loving how you all got picked for Enchanted Tales. My entire family but me got picked...DH was SO MAD!! It was hilarious! He was a guard and hid the entire show. I was laughing so hard!

Looking forward to reading the rest of your TR!!
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One of the most fun trip reports I have ever read! The kids are a trip! I can't wait for the rest!
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First, of all of the pictures you have posted so far, the one of you and Gavin is my favorite.

Love Winnie the Pooh and Mickey's Philharmagic.

I don't understand why they couldn't have had a few sugar free options. At the Christmas Party this year, they went from two different kinds of cookies to ONLY ONE! I was very disappointed.

You did do a lot of running around this day, didn't you?

Joaquin! All I can say is
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First off, CONGRATS on the weight loss! I am up to the biggest I have ever been....and after seeing my Disney pics...decided to do something about it. I told my DD, if I can lose 30 pounds by May...we will take a girl's trip to Disney in June! Your pictures were very motivating...keep up the fantastic work!
I was at my largest size at that picture in the comparison 40 pounds ago. Now that I look back on it, I can't believe how much of a difference it was. I'm glad that the pictures were motivating. For myself, I just had to get in the correct mental headspace. Once I was there, it just fell together. The first thing I told myself is that this isn't a diet. It's a lifestyle change. And honestly, that is the best thing I've ever done. It's so much easier for me to make wise choices now and I don't even think about it. I have about 40 more I would like to lose and it's getting harder, but I'm not allowing myself to get discouraged.

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It's an entirely different kind of fun when you take littles along. I love the fact that I can have it both ways.

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Third, loving how you all got picked for Enchanted Tales. My entire family but me got picked...DH was SO MAD!! It was hilarious! He was a guard and hid the entire show. I was laughing so hard!

Looking forward to reading the rest of your TR!!
Hahahaha, it's so funny when someone gets picked that doesn't want to participate isn't it? Gotta love those.

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First, of all of the pictures you have posted so far, the one of you and Gavin is my favorite.

Love Winnie the Pooh and Mickey's Philharmagic.

I don't understand why they couldn't have had a few sugar free options. At the Christmas Party this year, they went from two different kinds of cookies to ONLY ONE! I was very disappointed.

You did do a lot of running around this day, didn't you?

Joaquin! All I can say is
I love that picture too. And the fact that it came on Winnie the Pooh in crappy lighting is awesome!

I was confused too, but I really didn't want to push the issue. We just know better for next time.

We truly got our workout on this day. Good thing that we were relaxing the next day, I tell you.

I know! That child. I often don't have the words for him, and that's a rarity. Because I always have words.
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What is it about carousel and kids? :good vibes Our kids never misses an opportunity to go on one. They do make great backdrops for pictures though.

We did Wishes Dessert Party twice. Our second time I decided we were done with the experience for awhile. We took the kids to the rest rooms before the fireworks started only to return and find every spot on the railing gone. We settled for views from our table which was obstructed by heads of various sizes. And that's after a woman decided to bring in her strobe light Mickey balloon in and tie it to her chair right in front of us completely blocking my view of the castle while I was enjoying some dessert goodies.

We're going for Pirates and Pals Cruise for our Wishes experience in January!
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What is it about carousel and kids? :good vibes Our kids never misses an opportunity to go on one. They do make great backdrops for pictures though.

We did Wishes Dessert Party twice. Our second time I decided we were done with the experience for awhile. We took the kids to the rest rooms before the fireworks started only to return and find every spot on the railing gone. We settled for views from our table which was obstructed by heads of various sizes. And that's after a woman decided to bring in her strobe light Mickey balloon in and tie it to her chair right in front of us completely blocking my view of the castle while I was enjoying some dessert goodies.

We're going for Pirates and Pals Cruise for our Wishes experience in January!
It's a phenomenon really. They are just obsessed with the carousel. Listen, it never has a line, so I'll take them on it!

I've done the dessert party several times. I think that it's gotten worse with the people standing up over the years. The first time I did it was in 2010, which is round about the time they started doing it I think. Everyone was super polite then and stayed seated. But, things have changed.

Have fun on the Pirates and Pals cruise! That sounds great.
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