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Old 02-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #376
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Woot woot girl! Awesome! Park Hopper? Sweet! I'm so excited for you. We went last year, for a day, during this time, and the weather was perfect. Leaning towards a hotel?
I'm torn on the hotel right now. (I blame you for the visions of DLH in my head! ) I'm looking at the Fairfield Inn (I am trying to earn a free night with Marriott rewards), HoJo, Annabella, or I don't know! I was going to rent a car and everyone except HoJo charges for parking. I'm looking at Embassy Suites too...I just found a couple of packages that have free wireless and free parking...plus the free cocktails in the evening...Hmmm, that could work.

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I'm torn on the hotel right now. (I blame you for the visions of DLH in my head! ) I'm looking at the Fairfield Inn (I am trying to earn a free night with Marriott rewards), HoJo, Annabella, or I don't know! I was going to rent a car and everyone except HoJo charges for parking. I'm looking at Embassy Suites too...I just found a couple of packages that have free wireless and free parking...plus the free cocktails in the evening...Hmmm, that could work. Jill in CO


There is nothing like staying on property. The Embassy Suites also has free food with the cocktail hour. And they have ART which is east to use. Promise.

HoJo is totally overrated in my opinion. They charge near resort rates and it's not worth it.
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There's also Casa Nueva, but that's pretty far away and rather primitive. I'm not even sure if there will be a bed there. Probably, but not certain. If there is a bed, you can't beat the roomie!
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I saw them make those candy canes on a food show. I was absolutely shocked at the size of them and the process they go through to make them. It's very cool. Found this youtube video for you.

Yay for an early check-in. I never thought about using points to pay for a room, but that's definitely an option.

I'm glad everyone got up and going without too much of a hassle. Can't wait to hear about your day!
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There's also Cass Nuevo, but that's pretty far away and rather primitive. I'm not even sure if there will be a bed there. Probably, but not certain. If there is a bed, you can't beat the roomie!
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I saw them make those candy canes on a food show. I was absolutely shocked at the size of them and the process they go through to make them. It's very cool. Found this youtube video for you.

Yay for an early check-in. I never thought about using points to pay for a room, but that's definitely an option.

I'm glad everyone got up and going without too much of a hassle. Can't wait to hear about your day!


They're about magical candy canes ever. I'd call them one of the best souvenirs ever. I have the one bubble wrapped and every time I look at it, it makes me smile.

The kids aren't generally a pain at Disney. Maybe that's why I like it so much.

Points are certainly not the smartest use but when our Disney vacation accommodations budget is almost completely paid for with points, we do what we have to. We've been very lucky though. All three times at the DLH, we've paid for a standard view but got a premium one.
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Casa Nuevo.
Darned auto correct. It shoukd have said Casa Nueva!
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Darned auto correct. It shoukd have said Casa Nueva!



Si señorita. You've put it out there. We're going to visit in masses. Warn Fran.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:16 AM   #383
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I am so sorry for the major delay in updates. Between Mexico and our cruise on the Disney Wonder http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751, I have neglected this report. For any of you still interested in reading, thank you.


After grabbing our Candy Cane bracelets, it was time to hit our second favorite holiday ride, HMH Holiday. Our first is IASW holiday. Okay, okay, my favorite is IASW and theirs is HMH.

They allowed me a drive by shot on the way to high tailing it to HMH:



And a brief one of them. Think Gabby needs sunglasses?




Everyone had their coffees/cocoas and a small pastry, aside from me. Not a Disney pastry lover. Anyone else find them dry? Even on the ship, they were dry. On the way we had to grab Indy FPs.

We're here!!! NBC is also one of our top Disney movies. This ride is a must do. I love that its an option for about 3 months out of the year.











I swear, no detail is left out. After enjoying the queue which was not long, it was our turn to ride the doom buggy. Chloe took some decent shots of the inside. This is a very hard ride to photograph without a flash and because we're always moving. Our girl did a great job.























A few of the exterior:








Continued in next post.......









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Continued......



I wasn't even 10 am and my crew was ready for Splash.



We hailed our cookies up the hill only to find out it was 101. Back down to POTC we went. You can't go wrong with devils, scoundrels, and really bad eggs.

Some scenery compliments of Chloe. I really enjoy seeing the parks though her eyes.





Well hello handsome:



Our destination:



One one day I'll make it into that suite:



Side view:



Our girl tried to take some of inside the attraction. This is another one that is so difficult to get a great shot in.

Lazy bun hair:



Like yours Alison:



Yo ho, yo Ho, a pirate's life for me:





There is a sign at the beginning of this scene that says *Captain's Quarters*. M is a captain at the FD and I would love to get him one similar.



And one of my faves:



Take a wench for a bride:





Back into the daylight:



It was time to use our Indy FPs.





Finally after Indy, I get my castle shot. A rushed half-butt shot but one none the less.



Grabbed a FP for Star Tours and then took a stroll with a StromTrooper:



Love that Space.



We opted out of our regular breakfast of Miinnie pancakes at the Riverbelle Terrace for more rides and trail mix. The pastries satiated the beasts so off we went for more FUN!


To be continued......









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It is nice to see you continue your DL trip report. I will have to go over to your DCL TR. I am thinking of doing a DCL one day and maybe your TR will convince me to think about it.

You and your family were able to go on a lot of rides that day which is always good when you go first thing in the morning. All of your pictures of your family are very nice and look all happy during the whole day at DL.

Great updates and nice to see that you continue on your DL trip report.
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I can't wait to get to do Haunted Mansion Holidays again. I am also really excited about finally seeing It's A Small World Holidays. Chloe did a wonderful job with the photos. I know that when I tried to take photos inside Haunted Mansion Holidays, only two or three sort of came out.

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YAY! Another update.

I quite like Disney pastries when they are fresh. The trick is working out WHEN they are fresh.


Chloe did a great job on the HM pictures. It is quite tricky taking shots in there and she got some great ones.

You did well in PotC as well. Was that Chloe again? Great job.
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It is nice to see you continue your DL trip report. I will have to go over to your DCL TR. I am thinking of doing a DCL one day and maybe your TR will convince me to think about it.

You and your family were able to go on a lot of rides that day which is always good when you go first thing in the morning. All of your pictures of your family are very nice and look all happy during the whole day at DL.

Great updates and nice to see that you continue on your DL trip report.

I recommend giving a cruise a try especially if you can find one out of the west coast. It as different kind of Disney though, good, but different. I will elaborate on that sooner than later in my report.





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I can't wait to get to do Haunted Mansion Holidays again. I am also really excited about finally seeing It's A Small World Holidays. Chloe did a wonderful job with the photos. I know that when I tried to take photos inside Haunted Mansion Holidays, only two or three sort of came out.

Corinna

Thanks you, I will tell her. She loves to have the camera. IASW holiday is so heartwarming to me. I have lots of pics of it.

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YAY! Another update.

I quite like Disney pastries when they are fresh. The trick is working out WHEN they are fresh.


Chloe did a great job on the HM pictures. It is quite tricky taking shots in there and she got some great ones.

You did well in PotC as well. Was that Chloe again? Great job.

Chloe took almost every photo of the day aside from the ones she was in.

Yeah let me know when the pastries are fresh. Maybe it's a secret? I have yet to have one that was worth the calories.
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We're here!!! NBC is also one of our top Disney movies. This ride is a must do. I love that its an option for about 3 months out of the year.


I agree! The holiday overlay for NBC is fabulous! Although I'm not too observant of all the details they do add things every year. Disney at it's finest!

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Chloe did a great job capturing the hidden Mickey in the plates!

You guys are so adorable! You are the fun family that everyone takes notice of in the parks!
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I agree! The holiday overlay for NBC is fabulous! Although I'm not too observant of all the details they do add things every year. Disney at it's finest!

Chloe did a great job capturing the hidden Mickey in the plates!

You guys are so adorable! You are the fun family that everyone takes notice of in the parks!



Thanks Brenda. I think she did a great job too. She really enjoys taking the photos so its a win-win.

I agree, HMH is Disney at its best. This year I'm determined to meet Jack and Sally. I need a new goal as I nabbed candy canes last year.

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