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Old 10-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #31
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I also wanted to share this chocolate display.This came c/o the front desk following my conversation with the supervisor. This made me feel better. I simply wanted them to acknowledge their mistake and show some genuine contrition.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #32
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We were able to meet up with 2 other friends of ours while we were at MNSSHP.



The 4 girls had so much fun collecting canary and hitting the different rides. We'd do the MNSSHP again in a heartbeat! We caught the 2nd parade (Sat right across from Pecos Bill's) and really enjoyed it. The characters were really into it and the music was really well done. I only wish that I had a good photo of the headless horseman.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #33
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GREAT Photos!!!! So glad you guys are having a great time.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:19 AM   #34
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I'll fix the photo links, I organized them without thinking about the links I'd posted...ooops.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #35
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Booked our next trip for November 1, 2014....but haven't finished my current TR. This is not how I expected things to go!

I did update photo locations so that they show up in my TR. So that's out of the way. I'm planning to add a little bit more each day until it's completed. Which I hope is before Christmas...but no promises.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #36
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Day 3 at the Parks. Today was Animal Kingdom. We were able to meet up with some friends again this day. I will tell you that y Disney stamina was not at its pinnacle on this day. Either I'm just getting too old or the MNSSHP kicked my ****

Upside for the day...a couple of firsts. I got to ride Dinosaur for the first time in the front row. My 6 YO may never forgive me. The photo they take in the ride at least assured me that I'm a protective dad as it showed me reaching across her "protecting" her from the last dinosaur that I personally find scary as hell. My 9 YO was in the back with our friends and their daughter tucked under the seat!


My 6 YO FINALLY got to ride Primeval Whirl. Such a simple ride but 48' height requirement kept her on the outside looking in on the past 2 trips. I think she would have spent all day riding it. There was something about seeing her so happy finally being able to ride that. I think it was some sort of personal conquest for her.

We had lunch at Flame Tree Barbecue. The ribs were terrific. I made the mistake of getting the combo though. Next time I'm going straight ribs! And there was the kindest CM sweeping and cleaning up in the dining area. His name was John and he REALLY was going out of his way to interact with guests. He was helping people carry their overflowing trays to tables, giving directions and chatting up the kids telling them where characters were and just being very congenial. He was the epitome of what you want a cast member to be.

A traditional AK visit includes Expedition Everest...


and the Kilimanjaro Safari...


Family Photo op...


One thing we noted for next time is to spend more time checking out the Wildness Explorer stations. The girls really got into this, especially my youngest.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #37
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Day 4, also known as Brett's Day of Redemption. Okay, no one called it that but that's what it was! Up and at 'em early and hit MK, DHS and ended with EPCOT.

We kicked the day off by having breakfast with Lilo & Stitch, Mickey, Minnie and Pluto at Ohana.


A Birthday card for DD2...


Yummy breakfast...


Three mischievous characters here...
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In line at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad with our friends' daughter...


DD1's favorite Princess...


DW and me in line for The Little Mermaid ride...


Lines were relatively tame and we were able to ride everything that we wanted with minimal to no wait..
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #39
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I made a vow this day that I would NEVER go to WDW and not get a Dole Whip. This is simply heaven.

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DHS at nighttime is really cool. I took this while strolling down Sunset Blvd.

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Final stop of the night at EPCOT for some EMH.
Now I have to confess some disappointment. It was the F&W Festival and I had my drinking passport in hand, was walking distance from my resort and ready to imbibe some specialty brews. Despite it being extra magic hours, that apparently did not apply to the food and beverage kiosks. I felt like Indiana Jones grabbing his hat right before the stone gate shuts. I was, I think literally, running from beer cart to beer cart slamming 9.0% ACV beers trying to get them in before everything shut down. I was on beer 4 or 5 which would be my last for the evening. Itwas a Sam Adam's that was fighting with me every sip of the way. I got it all down and then we were off to Maelstrom. Nothing like a nice, "calm" boat ride after downing a handful of brews!

I had my passport, the kids had their passports. Win\win situation...


Our vikings...



We got to see the fireworks while we were there which was a first for us. I have to say they were pretty awesome. In Pittsburgh we set off fireworks for everything so I'm slightly desensitized to firework shows but have to say this one got my attention and nod of approval.

As the World Turns...the fireworks barge with the globe passed right by us.
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Day 6 of our fun filled Disney adventure!

Today was Maddie's actual birthday. She was super excited for this day and was not shy about letting people know it was her special day. We had a big day planned at the Magic Kingdom. Maddie chose Cinderella's Royal Table for her special dinner.
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Love the strawberries/tuxedos....awesome!
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Love the strawberries/tuxedos....awesome!
It truly was a nice gesture. The running joke was that since I am a Type I Diabetic, I should have taken it down to the front desk and tell them that to make them feel bad. LOL.
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Here are some pics from Maddie's Bday celebration at Cinderella's Royal Table. The food was terrific (as usual) and our waiter, Fernando, was exceptional making such a big deal about our daughter's bday.



I love watching them make their wishes!


Love me some Jasmine!
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