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Old 01-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #1336
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I'm definitely going to have to pick up that book after i'm done with 'Walt Disney: An American Original." What used to take me about a week to read a book, is now 2 months Didn't know having a baby could do that to you

Oooh sooooo excited to read about the suite!!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:28 PM   #1337
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Just found your trip report. Haven't had time yet to read it all, but I'm loving what I've read so far and can't wait to see the next update in the Castle.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:33 PM   #1338
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I'm disappointed that the Mayor did not go for the reach around with Dean!

Great one person wave!!

I need to get those Haunted Mansion coasters! Especially the one about brother Dave
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #1339
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Augh! The suspense! I thought that with my long absence from reading your TR that you'd be past the part about the suite tour. So close! I suppose I can be patient a little longer.
Oh, and I love your pictures of Epcot at night. It is so beautiful then.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:58 PM   #1340
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Fun times in the park.
The reference to the sisters made me laugh.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:40 AM   #1341
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We'll Brenda I did say I'd have to catch up on your TR.

Thanks again for your help on fb trying to get the book!

So far we gave not been in the park on the same day thus trip. WeLl see if that changes. So excited to hear about your tour
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:17 AM   #1342
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Going back to your reply to my question about overly friendly characters- thanks so much for posting the pictures and story of your visit with Sorcerer Mickey. Too funny!



I have to say, The Mayor looks much happier when he has his arm around a pretty lady than he does shaking hands with Dean.

You have a favorite Photopass Photographer! I love that!

Thanks for the backstory on the picture and video. I thought maybe you were getting into the zombie craze that seems so popular.

The Haunted Mansion coasters are fantastic. Of course, if I purchased those, I would have to go full-theme and stop dusting the room I was using them in.
Dee, your responses are so hilarious! I enjoy posting so much because I look forward to your responses! Seriously funny!

You know, the Mayor is a ladies man so I am going to agree with you. Put any lady on his arm and you'll see him smile.

Yes, Alex is awesome! If you see him on Main Street ask him if he's bringing sexy back. Then sit back and watch the show.

Hmmm I dare say that I've got a head start on my room décor with the lack of dusting lately. I think those coasters are a necessity in my home now.

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Hi Brenda! I've been MiA since we got back from our December trip... I'm sorry we never bumped into each other. I loved the HM coasters so much, my DH bought them and gave them to me for Christmas. I also wanted the Tomb Sweet Tomb pillow but DH said it wouldn't be appropriate in our room. can't wait to see the suite!

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Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your trip. We ended up only having 1 of the last 3 days of our trip being a park day so my chances of running into anyone were severely limited. Bummer though because I would have loved to have said hi.

ha ha! I can see where the pillow may be a little creepy in your room. What a guy to get you those coasters. They also had the hourglass that I thought was cool.

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How awesome about the book! And with an endorsement from Lee Cockerell. I love reading Disney books sooooooo much.

I love PP Photographer selfies. So awesome.

One person wave = amazing.
Danielle you must be a true Dis fan to know who Lee Cockerell is!

Good thing Alex is so adorable and entertaining that I don't mind Alex's selfies hogging my camera.

If I have to be skilled at something it may as well be the unique one-person wave.

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I've been a long time lurker but I finally had to break my silence and say I'm excited to see the photo of Alex. We're heading down to WDW in 2 weeks and I'll definitely be looking for him to get some great, fun shots.

Also I'm going to have to pick up those HM coasters for MIL. She works at a funeral home and would find them hilarious.

I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. Helps pass the time until mine starts.
Hi Tulles! I'm so glad that you left lurkdom and made an appearance. Seriously, thank you for letting me know that you have been reading.

I saw your ticker which is quite exciting to see so close to your trip. That's awesome. Look for Alex up by Casey's corner on Main Street.

Oh my gosh! Those coasters or any of the HM swag would be the perfect souvenir given your MILs job.

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Looks like a lot of awesome meetings that morning! I love it when the pp’s take selfies!! BARBRA!! LIKE THE DANCING BARBRA!! I LOVE HER MORE THAN WOOOORRRRDDS

Ahahahaaha I’ve never thought of someone non Disney using those coasters and being like “what?” though I’m sure anyone that knows me would just assume it was something Disney! Lol. Great shots of the tangled area, I loved finding pascals!

Great stories with the Tremaine’s! Love them so much! Definitely not my favorite friends though! Although we have running traditions and jokes with them now, they’re just so amazing!

Obviously I’m super excited to read about lunch and what comes after!!
Hi Katt! Wishing you all the best right now as you are living the dream for the next week! Enjoy your AKL stay. (definitely jealous.)

Say hi to Barb when you see her. She's completely awesome.

I'm sure those non-Disney types by now they know us pretty well to know that most things that excite us in life are Disney related.

Oh man. You are the one that did so good photographing the Pascals. I wish I could remember where all of them are located.

I think that the "evil" characters have so much more of an opportunity to shine. The Tremaines were brilliant!
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:51 AM   #1343
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Hi Brenda! I saw you over on Rob's trip report along with a few others, so I thought I'd come check yours out! I am LOVING it so far! I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like, but I just wanted to comment before the baby wakes up again.

Going back to read more!
Hi Lauren! I've seen you around the TR boards so I'm honored and thrilled that you have dropped by! No worries reading between baby nap times. Im just glad that you are here.

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About those coasters...I have them and I use them daily. I also bought the three pack of headstones and they've been out since October.

I remember buying them and asking my mom if she thought it would be strange if I left them up year round and she said no. So the coasters are being used, their coffin box is being displayed on our large bookcase, and the headstones are atop the bookcases as well.

You're right, house guests who have never had the HM experience may not know what the deal is with them but I love them so much

I loved this whole update
Hi there! I'm glad to see my fellow Mark Anthony fan here! Seriously, I think I'll always think of you when I think of him. We actually gave up a lunch reservation to see him last month ... bummer!

That's so awesome that you have more of the HM collection. I like the hourglass and the serving tray as well. The entire collection is adorable.

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How cool that you were able to get a sneak peek at the book from the author himself!

Your morning, so far, sounds very nice. It's great when you take your time and aren't running from attraction to attraction.

I discovered the Tangled bathrooms last month. They are fantastic! You feel a little crazy taking pictures of a restroom spot, but how can you not with theming like that?

Your character interactions must have been hilarious. The stepsisters probably loved having a teenager to talk to.
Hi Alicia. I was pretty excited that he called me for a meet up. I knew he had a book being published but hadn't seen him since he retired last year.

I wish I had more days that were less structured like that. It is nice to go at a slower pace.

As amazing as those Tangled bathrooms are, it's so funny to see other ladies inside with their cameras documenting it.

I've read other great interactions with the step sisters and Lady Tremaine so I was glad that they delivered a solid "performance" in our presence.

Thanks for taking the time to read along since I know having a baby doesn't give you unlimited free time.

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Your time with Dean and his wife sounds just lovely. I'll have to look into getting that book! I am always on the lookout for a good Disney read. To think of all the people he has met and all of the families he has given such a special memory to is really just incredible.

I always feel like face character meets will be awkward, but they are SO good at what they do and always make the meets feel very casual and smooth. So sweet that the stepsisters were able to get Em into it!
Hi there! It was a great morning... even without what was to come. Honestly, I would love the book even if I didn't know the author. It is the essence of what makes Disney magical and glimpse behind the scenes at some of the people and things that make it that way.

I know what you mean about that face character meets. In fact, at one point Em only wanted to do fur character meets since it is easier to gesture and give hugs than to have to talk with them and worry how that would turn out. But I do agree, for the most party they deliver great interactions. Life your little guy and Spiderman and the goblin dude.

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Love the new update. I agree with Phil's comment how walking down main street is like a reunion for you.

I am going to get Dean's book, thanks for the Link. I am sure that it will be one of those feel good books and I love to read stories of how much more magical a families day can be with an extra dose of Pixie Dust.

I love your one person wave!! It's so awesome that you have so much fun while you are at Disney.

Lady Tremaine and the step sisters are SO much fun. They are such great characters to interact with. Glad that Em joined in on the fun.

Looking forward to the next update.
Ha Ha! I wouldn't mind being an alumni of Disney U! Those Main Street characters and such are awesome. They can never retire!!!

Oh, Dean will be so honored if you order the book. It definitely is a feel good book. Just have some tissue handy as well.

The goof ball in me escapes sometimes but I'm just crazy enough to share it here so it's all good.

I'm glad that the step sisters used just the right lines to get Em to join in. I think if they had tried to guilt her into it she would have refused.

Thanks and hang in there for the next update....

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I definitely will pick up the book! Looks like something I would LOVE!

I also love the sense of humor you and your daughter have together Brenda. Your silly pictures are just really fun.
Hi Kelli! Thank you from Dean, that's awesome. (I actually did talk to him tonight so I'm not just making this up! )

Oh my! We do have fun together. Thankfully, she has an awesome sense of humor like her daddy and doesn't mind being silly.
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I'm definitely going to have to pick up that book after i'm done with 'Walt Disney: An American Original." What used to take me about a week to read a book, is now 2 months Didn't know having a baby could do that to you

Oooh sooooo excited to read about the suite!!!
Your reading sounds very Disney centric - I love it! I have a couple Disney coffee table books that I've never read since I just flip through and look at the photos!

Believe me, I completely understand the whole mommy reading time is limited! You probably read more Elmo books than adult stuff. But what a great trade off though huh?

Thanks and I'm looking forward to sharing.

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Just found your trip report. Haven't had time yet to read it all, but I'm loving what I've read so far and can't wait to see the next update in the Castle.
Hi sarahkate! I'm glad you found this! Thanks for joining in and letting me know that you are here. Hopefully the chapter links make it easy to get caught up and read through the updates.

The actual Dream Suite will be here soon....

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I'm disappointed that the Mayor did not go for the reach around with Dean!

Great one person wave!!

I need to get those Haunted Mansion coasters! Especially the one about brother Dave
Hi Dave! Yeah, If the Mayor did that to Dean I'd want a photo. That takes being a pal to a whole new level.

Thanks! It only took one take to get that action shot!

You should definitely get those coasters. Seeing as how you will be in WDW in mere weeks...

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Augh! The suspense! I thought that with my long absence from reading your TR that you'd be past the part about the suite tour. So close! I suppose I can be patient a little longer.
Oh, and I love your pictures of Epcot at night. It is so beautiful then.
Hi there! I'm glad that you are back and caught up. Ha ha. Hang in there a little longer. I'm so close now.

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The reference to the sisters made me laugh.
Yes indeed! Those sisters were awesome! Truly spot on in their characters.

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We'll Brenda I did say I'd have to catch up on your TR.

Thanks again for your help on fb trying to get the book!

So far we gave not been in the park on the same day thus trip. WeLl see if that changes. So excited to hear about your tour
Hi Erin! Sorry I couldn't be better help. I spoke with Dean and the company that he uses to distribute and ship the books doesn't ship to Canada. I can be a filter for those requests. He did confirm that he received the order through your friend so thank you for the extra effort. He'll sign it for you this way.

Oh man! I will have 7 more days to compare notes and see if we were in the same parks at the same time.
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Hi Brenda! I'm a little late but I'm all caught up on your report! It sounds like you two had a wonderful trip! I've always wanted to go to Disney with just my Mom but I think my Dad would be upset if we left him at home, maybe someday

I actually met Alex on my last trip! I agree his is fabulous and hilarious. So nice to see someone really enjoying their job!

My parents made fun of me the entire trip because of how badly I wanted to see the Tangled bathrooms and then how much I liked them after I finally saw them. I don't even care, I agree with you they are so fabulous and perfect!

The Tremine's are too funny. I missed them my last trip, but I definitely want to stop and see them sometime!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #1346
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I'm still here reading each update and doing my best to stay caught up w/ both your reports. Thank you for posting the link to Dean's book! He/you just sold another copy and I can't wait for I to arrive (I put a note in my order comments that I got the link from you and thankful for you doing so and for dean sharing his stories). Anywho, back to work I suppose. Can't wait to read more from your trips!
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Oh a cliff hanger! Grrrr lol. I am going to have to look up that book! Sounds like a good Disney one. Looks like you all had a fun day in Fantasy land!
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Dean's book sounds great, I'll have to keep an eye out for it as doubt whether it's on Amazon.co.uk yet! Before you said I thought the red headed lady on the front cover was you

I love the interaction you had with the ugly sisters, they're always such fun
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Great pictures meeting with so many MK celebrities! And what a great one-woman wave in Casey's

I really wanted those HM coasters, but my roommates are not the Disney fans that I am so I wasn't sure how they'd react...

Sounds like a super fun interaction with the stepsisters! They're always great.
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