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Old 03-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #1906
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Hi Brenda! Time to get caught up! I want to stay at BLT so badly. I just love all the art, especially the colorful Space Mountains. Plus, you can't beat the location.

LOVE that picture with the Partners statue and the MSEP float. So beautiful.

That's so sweet of you to give away the wands and stars! We love doing stuff like that at WDW.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #1907
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Love the update! The freeze dried ice cream is awesome! I used to get it when I would go to the Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC growing up. You will enjoy it too! I'm currently trying to plan a trip to DW for September and trying to convince Jason in letting me book either AKL club level or BLT. We shall see though. Can't wait to read more! And school is going well. My new classes just started on Monday.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #1908
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I'm finally caught back up with your delightfully witty trip report for the first time since our FL trip in February. Thanks for all your detailed posting and photos!

I'll be curious to see if you post a special off topic subject tonight. My lips are sealed until you choose to post.
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I was wondering about that too.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #1910
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You know guys.... there could be a lot of rumors flying about that!

Yes, I will post something shortly. It's no secret but I want to get caught up and post a photo or two so wait for it.....
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #1913
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #1914
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What a great MK night!

And a great start to your Epcot day!

I loved your BLT view - so pretty. Someday we will stay at the CR or BLT - someday…...

Well, now I want to know what the big not-a-secret secret is!!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:48 PM   #1915
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That is the best place to watch the parade! Such good memories. Rich & I watched from there on our first trip together & as adults. Oh, so dreamy. I love the shots you got!

How sweet of you guys to give your wands to those 2 lucky little girls! I'm glad Em spotted them.

Empty monorail cars are great fun, aren't they? I wish I could have joined you for the song. Very cute picture of you two at Epcot. Love the tshirts! Oh paper fastpasses, how I miss thee.

(And yay for you know...) :D
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:03 PM   #1916
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Photobucket is taking forever to upload photos tonight so I'll get caught up on some responses and then.... some news to share.

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Awwww that is so sweet that you gave some of your bling away. I'll bet those little princesses were thrilled

I love sunrises even more than sunsets. I've pulled my car over on my way into work more than once to try to get a good picture!

"The spinny thing" would be reason #1 that I have never even considered riding Mission: Space. I've had freeze-dried ice cream before. It tastes pretty good with a consistency that I would describe as being sort of like a much larger Lucky Charm marshmallow.
I had goosebumps for one of the sunrises it was so spectacular. I'm a morning person so I love sunrises!

So the spinny thing does spinny things to your stomach too?

Oh, I love Lucky Charms marshmallows so that sounds good! For the price, I may as well buy a box of Lucky Charms and dump out all the cereal and only eat the marshmallows.

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I love your pictures of the MSEP from the castle. What a great way to view the parade! I would love to be able to walk through MK when it is as empty it was that night, but I just can't stay up that late anymore. Does the three hour time difference help?

I've been following your other posts and enjoying all your different restaurant reports. We are leaving for the BC this Wednesday and the number one restaurant food I am most looking forward to is the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at LTT.

Have you ever taken the bus to Downtown Disney from the BC/YC? We are planning to check out DTD for the first time in about 15 years and we worried about the bus ride.
Thanks Sue. I get acclimated to new time zones pretty easily so I don't have trouble with the time change. I think taking a break in our day (i.e., napping) definitely helps.

Enjoy your BC stay! And make room for that ooey gooey toffee cake! Awesomeness!

I know the buses from YC/BC to/from DTD can be a long wait but maybe you'll have good bus karma!

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I love your pictures of the parade. Very neat perspective!

I also love the empty breezeway picture. Wow! An empty breezeway is definitely an anomaly. Glad you were able to capture it because it looks so cool!

Empty Main Street looks really cool!

You guys were up bright and early the next morning. Beautiful view from your room. And cute T's.
We just happened to be leaving dinner in the castle when the MSEP was starting so it was just good timing that had us up on the castle steps for that view.

You know that saying, you don't sleep in Disney! I'm living it!

Thanks, Disney tees just seem to fit with the theme of the vacation!

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I understand where you're coming from in terms of the difficulty in finding that "perfect family." Alex and I used to give away at least one set of FPs a day, and it always turned into a scavenger hunt through the park to find people meeting our criteria. You'd think with as many people that are in the parks that the job would be easier. It's as if Disney went, "They're looking for 2 little girls...everyone, scatter!"

Oh, that sunrise from the balcony looks and sounds divine! Can't start off your day much better than that.
It's not as easy as it looks to be benevolent!! Seriously though, it was late in the evening and we were determined to scout out Main Street for 2 little princesses. I like the visual from your comment - perfect!

If I'm starting my day before sunrise, I'm on the balcony with my camera. It's a given. Sorry, more to follow I'm sure.

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Really neat view of MSEP ... especially the first one with the partners statue with the light floats behind it ...

... and then the less "classic" view in the next pic of someone's iPad capturing the parade

That was super nice of you to find the family with 2 little girls to give the wands too ... I am sure that is something they will remember for a long time!

Freeze Dried Ice Cream is pretty good ... it's kinda like dippin' dots except not cold and starts off feeling a bit, well, dry as the moisture in your mouth is used to turn it into a more creamy substance. Kinda hard to describe but definitely worth a try
I noticed that iPad too and had to laugh. Sign of the times right?

I hope they enjoyed the wands and wishing stars and didn't ditch them in the closes trash receptacle declaring 'what's with those crazy people giving us cheap plastic swag?"

Ok, never had dippin' dots - no clue there. I'm curious enough to want to try it now so I'll see if I can associate the description with the taste.

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I think it is great you made two little girls nights by giving them you wands and wishing stars. The castle pictures were great.

I love sunrises at Disney World. It is fun at BLT to also watch the birds on the island in the middle of Bay Lake.
Thank you! It was nice to pretend to be a fairy godmother for just a moment.

You are very observant! I know there are a lot of birds out there on the lake but I've not paid attention from the room. Have you seen all the shoes on the tree our on the lake?

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I often say that there is just something so beautiful about Disney morning sunrises. The calmness...the wonderful scent of morning...I just love it. It's my absolute favorite part of my Disney vacation.
Exactly Lisa! It's a great way to start the day enjoying a glorious sunrise.

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awwww, I love it when people spread the magic around!!! that was a very sweet good deed. I'm sure you made their night......

while reading this my 4 yo was on my lap saying...."I WANT THAT!!!!" Soooooo, can you get those wands somewhere in the park or only at CRT? Maybe she will forget about it by September....
I hope so, if not, they were too polite to say, yeah, we're not interested in your hand-me-down toys.

I've only seen the wands at CRT. I don't mind sending one to your little one if you want to PM me.
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Whoa! I HAVE SOMEHOW MISSED SO MUCH!! I AM SORRY!!

That room is gorgeous!!! I have been spoiled once now by renting dvc points at OKW and absolutely loved it and seriously never want to go back to anything else! THE AMOUNT OF SPACE!!! Hence why we’re probably doing it again in Sept, there’s going to be 5 of us, 4 girls, 3 halloween parties with different costumes….we’re gonna need the space!! Lol.
No worries Katt! I'm so hopelessly behind on so many TRs.... I'm embarrassed to say yours as well. thank goodness for FB so I can keep you with some of your exciting life!

It's easy to get spoiled by those villas. You will definitely need the space sharing a room with so many gals AND your stuff. 3 parties? Wow! Awesome! I see you as Elsa at least for one.

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I spy hidden mickey’s in the coasters!! Ah the walkway from the contemp, I have made good friends with it these past few trips! So lovely! Darn msep getting in the way of your timing! AH! It’s so weird to see fairytale hall not open!!
Good eye! As slow as I go with my TR the Mine Train will be open and my photos will have it half built still from last summer! But yeah, Fairytale hall wasn't open yet.

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Ahahaha, I have actually seen pictures of Merida being pulled into CRT. Man, your table is PERFECT!! I’ve never lucked out with seating at crt during wishes! AH! You lucked out with some of your princesses!! We’ve met the friend of Aurora (actually at CRT the day Steven & I met you lol_) and she’s lovely! And I happen to be friends with that friend of Snow’s! Lol. #smallworld
Whoa, Merida inside the castle? That would be amazing to see. Yep, perfect seat for being front and center for Wishes. Ahhhh someone liked us that night!

You have some lovely "friends". That Aurora was so graceful with nice soft princess hands. I don't suppose Snow White should be sporting a healthy tan otherwise she may no longer fit the part!

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You know, some of this review is sounding SO familiar that I swear I’ve read it, but I don’t think I have…this is just weird…lol
Didn't I say that about your TR?

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WHY

THAT PICTURE

THE PARTNERS STATUE AND MSEP

…pardon me while I go cry now…
Now blow your nose!

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Awe! So glad you could give away your swag, and I definitely know about how its awkward to find the right family, gifting old fp’s was just as difficult
The worst is what if someone says, "no thanks" okayyyyy.... that didn't happen this time but what if, you know?

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LOVE all the morning shots! I’m usually the one up first on vacation, but usually not that early lol! Not to mention I usually don’t have such a stunning view!
Ha ha! I wish I could sleep in longer...for goodness sake I'm on VACATION!

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Okay, that smoked salmon sounds great, I would like it for breakfast now please! It’s so empty in there!!! I do really want to try breakfast there one day! It’ll happen soon, lol. I also love how you guys know so many servers all over the place, I find that really helps an experience!
We've been to GF Café every trip so we've become acquainted with Robert. At least enough to accept a smooch every trip! It's not just the Mayor that is showing love. Hopefully, we'll see him next month too.

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UGH CLASSIC FAST PASS!! I just got a new phone case that’s a ToT fast pass and I was all “man, the day is going to come when some kid is all “what the heck is that”” AND I WILL BE SO SAD!
What? I want one of those! That's so cool! (Talking about your cell phone case there!)

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I have never been on mission space, and don’t plan on it, so props to you for doing it! Also I had no idea those snacks were in there! Those are super neat!
I'm curiouser and curiouser about those space snacks. I want to give them a try.

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Us Canadians are pretty nice! THEY CHANGED THE SIZE OF THE FILET?!?! IT ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW!!! Bahahahah

YOU CAN REQUEST JUST PRETZEL BREAD!?! EFFFFFF

Also yes, the service has always been stellar at Le Cellier! Lol, we’re a pretty nice bunch! Also I’m highly considering taking a job down in the Canada pavilion to just get my butt down there permanently for a bit lol!

The flash thing is a serious problem at Le Cellier, I never want to be “that person” and then pictures just don’t turn out! Aahaha oh man, the falling story is pretty funny, although embarrassing, but something I would probably do as a Mom.

The things I would do for that soup right now…

Lol, glad you enjoyed lunch even without the filet!
Yep, pretty much the reason the filet went from $28 to $44 or whatever it is for 2 or 3 more ounces is changing to a Signature. I love the filet but seriously I won't eat the entire thing so it's a waste to pay that much. If Em ever wants to split it with me I'd order but not on my own. I'm bitter I'm sure!

I'd agree, you Canadians are definitely friendly types.

Oh my gosh! That would be so cool if you were a CM at Epcot! I could have to come visit you! And Rob could do his CM Around the World gig and include you in the photo!

Yeah, mom of the year moment aside, I did wait a few moments before I busted out laughing.

For some reason I'm now craving pretzel bread and cheddar ale soup. Darn you!

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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW is all I can say about the MSEP photos. What a unique vantage point. OMG!!!!

Oh Brenda, I love that you passed along your CRT swag. Those little ones must have been over the moon. I want to do more stuff like that.
Good timing and a free spot up on the castle steps are the only reason I have those photos!

It looked like the little girls were thrilled!

Awww Rob, I know that you model generosity everyday with the child you sponsor. That is much better than anything I did.

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I would imagine you would appreciate the calmness of the morning even more by day 10.
I agree! And such a peaceful view in which I could appreciate the calmness.

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I never knew you could see the Epcot resort area (at least the Swolphin) from way back there.
I hadn't seen that perspective until I saw that photo.

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RIP Fastpass. You will be missed. I'm so glad I have a few unused ones in my possession even more now.
Truly. Remember that you also have a first gen Magic Band... it could be a relic one day too.

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Of course I HAVE to comment on the Le Cellier DR because of course, you had me at friendly Canadians. But truth be told, I just cannot justify (for me) to dine anywhere that charges $44 for a meal.

Ahh Moosehead Beer. Or as we locals call it, "beer", since it's brewed right here.

I have to admit, the Em in the chair story did make me giggle.
Hi Rob!

I'm rebelling against the upcharge and changes as well. I'm sure I showed them!

Really, you live in Moosehead headquarters? Cool!

Poor Em. I imagine anyone watching would have wanted to smack me!

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Great updates and dining reviews. We got to eat at Le Cellier right before they did away with the old lunch menu and the smaller Filet was a great meal. I am not a big fan of the new trend of doing combined lunch and dinner menus. I like the days when you could make lunch reservations and eat a meal that was just as good of quality, but a little smaller and cheaper than the dinner portion.

Looks like you all are having a great day!
Thank you!

I only ordered the filet the first few times we dined at LC so I'm a fan of the meal just not the new price. I hear ya, just give me a lunch portion with a lunch price!

Any day at WDW on vacation is a day to make more memories with Em.
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Brenda, Thanks for the kind words on new grandson. I can't remember what I was going to comment on. Between having so much to read then kept stopping to get things done around house. My head is so scatter brain. I do know as I was reading your Le Cellier review I looked up the menu. Every time I look at the menu every thing seems changed. We were there back in 08. It was Chris's favorite place. They got rid of the dish he had and he no longer cares to go back. Then Anthony went during his disneymoon back in 12 and wishes he would have went somewhere else. This is all fine with me it takes one place of the list of places to eat. I don't see your salad or the pasta that Em got on the menu right now. Maybe it changes due to what foods are in season.
As for resort hopping, for Chirs it is a big can't do. I don't understand since he lives out of his suitcase.
Sorry for the ramble. Just letting you know I am still around.
Hi Sandy! I'm glad that you are still around. How is your recovery? I hope all is well.

I've been on both side of being a fan and not so much a fan of LC. However, any place that serves that wonderful pretzel bread makes me happy! I don't see the mussel appetizer on the menu that my DH loved so they must change the menu often.

Resort hopping isn't for everyone! I have too many favorites so it keeps me from having to make up my mind.

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Enjoyed the updates and was reading ahead on the dining reviews.
I loved MSEP as a kid. When I returned to WDW in 1996 and again in 2004, I was disappointed to see Spectromagic in its' place. Imagine my excitement when, in 2005, MSEP appeared to me again at California Adventure! I was happy to see it return to WDW when CA was undergoing the big remodel for World of Color.

Ahhhh, watching the sunrise in WDW off the balcony of your room!

Nothing better than watching the World come to life.

So you headed off to Epcot and Mission "Sick and Dizzy" for the day while my group went to the Magic Kingdom. No need to check these photos today.

I love the Mexican Pavilion. Shopping in there is always so interesting.
Hi Linda! I finally finished my DR so that one is wrapped up and all meals are noted and accounted for.

I remember MSEP when I came over to DCA and I though it should be called something else since it didn't go down Main Street but yeah, it is so nostalgic. Just hearing the music makes me smile!

Ah, so we didn't cross paths that day. I can tell you that we were in MK the next 2 days.

There's a lot of merch in the Mexico pavilion, it seems cluttered to me. But on the positive side, I love the Gran Fiesta Tour and the tequila bar!

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Haha, that pic the security CM took is hysterical! I am not a great photographer, but I don't even think I'd try that lol.
Wow, FP really are relics! I think I threw away the last few I had saved for scrapbooks that never happened. Now I wish I had a few for history's sake!
Not our best pose but hey, I'm not too proud to share here!

Those paper FP may end up on ebay some day.

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Hey, you! Tall guy with the cute kid wearing mouse ears. Down in front!

Wait.

Never mind!

GREAT MSEP pictures!
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Where's the video?
Oh there's video! I try not to post video that will embarrass myself so I'm going to pass.

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One of our favorite memories of Mission:Space from 2008. Ben pressed the wrong button, we ended up at the edge of a cliff and Ben exclaimed "My bad!"
Ha ha! Poor Ben! I think the Commander needs to take responsibility for the actions of the crew.

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We have the same problem when we try to give away FP- you try to find the perfect group and either the families are not the size we thought because someone is missing, or they don't speak English/understand what we are offering or they think we are trying to scam them because who would do something nice like that?
I have to say that you don't look like a scammer so I'd trust you. Now the practice of giving away a FP will be obsolete unless you peel off your MB.

Oh BTW: I read your Mexico TR on the unofficial barcelo mayo site. That turtle that stalked you guys was adorable. Great photos with your camera. I love that you gave a shout out to the DisBoards for your photos of meals.

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So happy that you were able to spread some magic to those two little girls. You and Em sure do have the Disney spirit.
Thank you! To whom pixie dust has been sprinkled, pixie dust shall be repaid. That can be my new motto!

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Does Robert have a set schedule at the GF? Do you confirm before your trips that he will be working?

That vanilla French toast looks amazing!

Have either of you tried the citrus pancakes? They sound yummy, too!

Le Cellier

We have not been back since Le Cellier became a signature dining experience. That is funny that there is nary a spot of beef on your table at a steak place!

I tried to make the Cheddar Cheese Soup at home once, but I ended up being the only one in my family who would eat it. It was OK, but like you suspect, you just can't duplicate the creamy bowl of goodness served at Le Cellier. Plus, I didn't have any Moosehead Beer, so the final result was obviously not going to be acceptable.

Thanks for posting the dessert choices. Coconut Three Ways??? Are you freaking kidding me? I am Coo-Coo for Coconuts. I would so totally have to order this, even though one of the choices is coconut gelee.

Too funny about Emily falling out of her chair (sorry, Em) But whatever you have to do to get a good photo!

PS- it appears I will be runner up at this year's Mother of the Year Celebration as well.
Robert has a set schedule at GFC so we know when we book which days he's off. We've been lucky that he hasn't changed his days off. I do email Ricardo at YSH ahead of time.

Em tried the citrus pancakes last summer. Here's my DR link for that breakfast. She liked them but I don't stray from the French toast. It's breakfast perfection.

I'm a little bitter that Le Cellier removed their smaller lunch portion filet so I'll show them! I will order a meh salad and pig out on the pretzel bread. That soup is heavenly but it needs the beer to be incredible.

I believe that friends should not allow friends to eat gelee... just sayin'. Ick!

I think I'm going to have to step up and accept that mother of the year award.

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That viewing location of MSEP was fantastic! You got some fantastic shots! Were there other people up there too?

I L-O-V-E an empty monorail car for many reasons... I will often break into a little song too AND no one cares if you take a million photos!

I cannot ride Mission Space... even the tame version!
Hi Amy! There were a few people nearby for that view of MSEP. However, it wasn't crowded up there at all. I'll have to remember it for future viewing.

Ha ha! See? The Disney dancing and singing bug hits you too!

Even the green experience makes you 'green'? At least you know your limits. You wouldn't want to make use of those little white bags in the capsule.

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Great updates.

Love the photos of the parade from your spot by the castle.

I love that you gave away your "Princess Swag." You two are very sweet. I hear you on how hard it is to find the right family. When we give the balloon away every year in memory of my dad, we have to be very careful to find a "single" child family and it always takes us a good 5 or 10 minutes before we can. I'm not so worried about boy or girl as I try to get a generic balloon.

I love the photo of your empty monorail car. You acting silly? I find that hard to believe.

I love your princess t-shirts at Epcot....so very cute.

I remember that story of Em and the chair.
Hi Kathy! We got lucky with our timing of leaving the castle after dinner and not being able to go far due to the parade so that was a great spot.

I know that your search has netted you the perfect recipient of your memory balloon in the past. It can't be as random as people may think.

Me silly? Who would have thought? Might I venture a guess that Mark may have his silly moments too? Aside from the dump shop hats which are his trademark.

Oh man! Poor Em. Can you imagine if she was hurt? The staff would ask how she did it and she'd have to say my mom told me to move out of her way. Sheesh! Try telling Michael that one when we got home.

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Awesome pictures of MSEP and the Castle! What a gorgeous evening and how sweet of you to give two lucky princesses your wands and wishing stars!

Oh, I hope when I'm in Disney, my room will be on the top floor so I can at least get a glimpse of these gorgeous Florida sunrises. So pretty! Will have to stay at BLT one day.

Grand Flo And I'd totally be belting out some Carousel of Progress if I had an empty Monorail car too.

to the princess shirts! And I'm really going to miss the paper FPs so much. I don't know what Disney has been hearing, but all I've heard is complaints about the limitations AND possible removal of paper FPs. Please Disney, just bring them back. PLEASE.

Wait, what? They just shoved you out of Universe of Energy? That stinks. Oh well. At least, you had uneventful rides on the Gran Fiesta Tour and Mission: SPACE right after to soften the blow.
Hi Timmy! Thanks we were in the right spot at the right time.

That song is so perfect for any occasion but especially on a Disney monorail! You probably have it stuck in your head right now, right?

I'm just waiting for DL to figure out a way to get rid of paper FPs as well. It should remain an option for off property guests. Which reminds me.. I wonder how they do that now that they have MBs for on property guests?? Not sure.

I know, do you believe we were ready to go travel back in time and then we were shown the door. Ack! Mission Space was a nice consolation though.

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I hope you are well!

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Hi D~ I have followed your FB posts for your road trip. Your daughter's post was hilarious tonight. I know you are having a great time!

No worries about catching up since I'm so hopelessly behind myself.

Safe travels to you!
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Awww, how sweet are the two of you, going on a hunt for the perfect family to give away your wands to! I'm sure that family really appreciated the gesture. I love that it's not only CM's who can create a magic moment for a family!

Beautiful sunrise photos! It doesn't get much better than that...
Thanks Kristy! Not that we needed another set of wands and wishing stars so this helped us to travel lighter too. It was our pleasure.

Ahhhh sunrises at WDW! There's just something extra magical about them.

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How sweet of you guys to give out your wands! I bet they really loved it.

Score on the empty monorail car! It always feels special when you get one to yourselves. I feel more free to take pictures on both sides of the car.

I had to read the story about Em falling out of her chair. What's even funnier is I didn't even see her in the first shot and I had to go back and look at what you were seeing...I saw her elbow
I think they did.

And if you are like me you probably have a monorail photo or dozen from each trip. I can't help it since it's so magical!

Yeah, oops! You would think I would have been happy with a photo of her elbow barely in the photo.

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Hi Brenda! Time to get caught up! I want to stay at BLT so badly. I just love all the art, especially the colorful Space Mountains. Plus, you can't beat the location.

LOVE that picture with the Partners statue and the MSEP float. So beautiful.

That's so sweet of you to give away the wands and stars! We love doing stuff like that at WDW.
Welcome back! How was Italy? Are you chronicling your adventures anywhere? (sorry if you've already shared that on your TR - obviously I'm a bit behind. oops!)

As much as I'm not much of a "contemporary" art fan, those prints are so awesome.

As Dee said that man with the kid with the Mickey ears got in my way when I was taking a photo of the MSEP! I took a few photos before I realized that was a great shot.

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Love the update! The freeze dried ice cream is awesome! I used to get it when I would go to the Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC growing up. You will enjoy it too! I'm currently trying to plan a trip to DW for September and trying to convince Jason in letting me book either AKL club level or BLT. We shall see though. Can't wait to read more! And school is going well. My new classes just started on Monday.
You've convinced me, I'm going to try that freeze dried ice-cream. If I don't like it I'll let you know!

Oh, Sept is a great time to go to WDW this year since I will be there then too!

Glad to hear school is going well. I wish you the best. You are so sweet!
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Ok, most of you guys were clued in from FB....next post will be the reveal.

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I'm finally caught back up with your delightfully witty trip report for the first time since our FL trip in February. Thanks for all your detailed posting and photos!

I'll be curious to see if you post a special off topic subject tonight. My lips are sealed until you choose to post.
Thanks Kathy! Glad you are caught up! Was it cold in February? This was the first February in several years that we didn't make it to WDW. Bummer but I can't go 5 times a year.

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What a great MK night!

And a great start to your Epcot day!

I loved your BLT view - so pretty. Someday we will stay at the CR or BLT - someday…...

Well, now I want to know what the big not-a-secret secret is!!!
Thanks Roni! I have a few resorts on my wish list too.

Coming up....

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That is the best place to watch the parade! Such good memories. Rich & I watched from there on our first trip together & as adults. Oh, so dreamy. I love the shots you got!

How sweet of you guys to give your wands to those 2 lucky little girls! I'm glad Em spotted them.

Empty monorail cars are great fun, aren't they? I wish I could have joined you for the song. Very cute picture of you two at Epcot. Love the tshirts! Oh paper fastpasses, how I miss thee.

(And yay for you know...) :D
Hi Jennifer! Ah so you are familiar with that awesome viewing spot. I'll have to remember it for next time.

Em scoped out the crowds and found the girls. In fact, they were in one of our photos.

You can join in....it's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day...

thank on behalf of you know who...
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