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Old 02-12-2014, 09:17 AM   #91
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Day 6 - coming in late to Epcot

This is probably the last posts before our Disney Cruise. Since I write over a period of time and post when I've built up some stuff, hopefully I will have more time this week, but I've yet to start packing for our trip. Anyways...on with the TR...

I have three rules of Disney park touring, and Rule #3 is “Have a plan but be flexible” Today was the perfect example of this. Our original plan had us spending today at the water park, but we woke up and it was still rather cool. Not COLD, but probably in the morning only in the high sixties. And while I won’t let RAIN stop us from going to a water park, I will let cool temperatures. When I planned the trip, I built into it the flexibility to move the Water Park day. We had dinner plans on two separate nights at Epcot – one tonight (Thursday), and one the last night (Sunday) The plan has Sunday as a full Epcot day, but the back-up was to do the water park on Sunday and instead spend today at Epcot. Since Sunday was predicted to be the hottest day of our trip, we thought the switch would be perfect. DD was NOT happy about the switch, but we didn’t give her a vote.

Today was the day where FP+ really shone. We had FP+ booked for the evening for Soarin’, Character Connection, and Spaceship Earth – this was pre-tiering of FP+ at Epcot, where now the first two would be a tier 1. So, I decided to play it cautious. I went on my phone, and while I left the FPs the same, I changed the TIMES only. I moved Soarin from evening to before lunch, Character Connection from evening to 3 PM, and Spaceship Earth to 2 PM.

In addition, we decided that since we were already planning on a later start for the water parks, we would NOT head to Epcot for Rope Drop. (Breaking Rule #1 of Disney Park Touring, but sticking with Rule #3!)

So we headed down to the bus stop and again waited like 25 minutes for an Epcot bus. While less surprising at this time of day, we still saw every other bus come through before ours did! I was only annoyed at this today because I was hoping to get a paper FP for Test Track, which we did, but the return time wasn't until 6 PM!

Entering Epcot we stopped for a quick picture. This is the one where we gave the Photopass photographer our camera:



I took a quick detour over to Test Track to grab paper FP. These gave us a return time of 5:30 – 6:30 PM, which was just about perfect. We now headed for our first FP+ attraction:





Always a good time on that one! After an exhausting morning of park touring – we headed to lunch at probably our favorite QS restaurant – Sunshine Seasons! The selection and quality here is second to none, and always worth the stop.

DD loves Chinese style noodles, so that was her pick. She also got a piece of chocolate cake.



This is my favorite meal here, the pork chop with potato wedge and an apple cobbler (‘cause the *******s that set the menu at Columbia Harbor House took away their apple cobbler.)


DW had the same thing as DD except I think she had a different mix of ingredients in the stir fry.

After lunch, we wanted to see where our meal came from, so we rode Living with the Land. No pictures today, sorry. DD loves this ride, not sure why, but it is pretty fascinating. Us, we like to make Jungle Cruise jokes on it. “Look, those butterflies can grow anywhere from 12” up to a whopping 1 foot. They are the rulers of the jungle.” I’m sure people hate being on the same boat as us.

Next, we headed over to the Imagination Institute, also known as “The ride most in need of a refurb”. (The sun was behind the pavilion, and I couldn’t get a good shot.)



As usual, crowds were amassed to see the spectacle that is “Journey Into Imagination” (sorry for the blur, camera phone and we were concerned we were going to be trampled by the crowds.)



On the ride!







Whew, after that epic journey, we were on schedule to go see our FP+ for Spaceship Earth. However, we got so SSE and turned out there was no line at all, or at least < 5 minutes. So, I didn’t want to use a FP+ for this (though DD was upset we didn’t get to use the swipe). My solution, switch it up. I went on my phone yet again and changed it. In doing so, I couldn’t change BOTH the ride and the time at the same time, so actually what I did was first change the TIME, and then change the RIDE, so instead we had a FP+ for Nemo in another hour. (another ride we didn’t really need it for.)

We rode SSE, and then headed over to the character connection. We skipped about a 20 minute line with our FP+. It was interesting to see how they redid this area. You USED to be able to see the characters through the windows, but no longer. Why did they do this? This became apparent when we were at the front the of the FP+ queue. They ushered us through a door, and then before closing the door, they drew a curtain across in front of the door. We had passed a second curtain on the way there.

What this showed me is that they had taken the Character Connection to the next level of Character meet and greet. This means there were in fact TWO identical character M&Gs here, not just one. (This is also what they did at the Princess M&G in Fantasyland.)

The off-shoot of breaking this location into two greeting areas is you no longer get to greet the entire Fab 5 here. This was the ONLY place in WDW where you could do that, and the fact they eliminated that is a little disappointing. That said, the M & G was still a great interaction:

Mickey as usual played the wonderful host:



Goofy was a stand up guy as usual.



But Minnie, there was something up with Minnie



I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.



Until she told DW and DD to close their eyes. THEN I figured it out! She’s sweet on me.


Don’t tell Mickey. I’ll get a lifetime park ban.

(Now that I look at these pictures taken with our camera, whoever took them did a TERRIBLE job, they are all blurry. I'll have to replace them with the Photopass pictures eventually.)

To be continued.

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Day 6 - DIS Meet at Garden Grill

DD wanted to go back to The Seas, and wouldn’t you know it, we had a FP+. Well, the wait was listed at 10 minutes, but we really didn’t have anything else to switch it to…so we used it. Turns out, if you are going to blow a second tier FP+ at Epcot, Nemo is the ride to do it on. See, you end up short-cutting past that giant queue that winds about a 1/2 mile through the building. I never understood that design, it’s not like we don’t walk enough at WDW!

After the ride, DD wanted to do Turtle Talk with Crush, and also explore the aquarium a bit. I walked with her while DW sat outside.She claims the building makes her uncomfortable.



We wanted to get over to the Mexico ride, and I NEEDED to get some Schoolbread. Plus DD wanted to do one more Agent P mission. So, we headed to World Showcase.

On our way, we stopped and took a picture in the same spot where the crowds back been so crazy just 4 days before:



And as a reminder, here’s the Sunday shot. This was taken in almost the exact same spot. (There's an extra building on the right that was taken down by Thursday.)



We enjoyed our ride with the 3 Caballeros, and moved on to Norway for school bread. YUM!



I first tried Schoolbread last trip, and it has become one of my top three treats! It’s kind of like a cream-filled donut, but way better. I am not a fan of coconut, but it just works. Unfortunately, the Schoolbread was so popular with my family that I had to share it, which of course forced me to buy another one!

We did the Agent P adventure, and then headed into the shops so DD could color a Duffy bear. While wandering around, I met Anna and Elsa from Frozen, as they walked through the shop on the way to the meet and greet. I didn’t get a picture but since the line to meet them was about an hour long (and the movie wasn’t even out yet) I thought it was cool enough that I would mention it.

We returned back to Future World. It was just starting to get dark, but it was a little too early to use our Test Track FP, so we figure we had just enough time to ride Ellen’s Energy Adventure. I really enjoy this ride/show, even if it is a little overly long. It’s one of the few rides that still has the feel of the early days of Epcot (even though it’s not the original version of the ride).

Then we did FP for Test Track. The FP line merges with the regular line in the “design a car” area, so we really still had to wait about 10 minutes to get on.



We got off the ride and it was time to head over to our DISmeet. We were going to meet with the family of Tinker326, her DH and three DD(11, 9 and 4). Our DD was VERY excited about this prospect. DD as an only child always wishes she could experience the parks with other kids, and I can’t say I blame her.

Well, having taken up an on-line friendship with Tinker326 during the trip planning phase, we had discovered our girls were similar in age and personality, and she had been nice enough to agree to let them spend some time together during the trip. Doing such things is a tricky proposition when it comes to Disney trips, but we were able to organize our plans such that we were going to meet for dinner tonight, then meet in Magic Kingdom on Friday and Animal Kingdom on Saturday. This was planned to be a very loose arrangement of “whatever works out for everyone”, but I have to say right now that it was very much appreciated by the three of us, and especially DD who loved spending time with the two older girls.

In fact, prior to the trip we had arranged a couple Skype calls so that the girls could meet. And at first they were very shy when the parents were around, but once the parents got off the call, they chatted away for quite a while. It was similar when we arrived at the Garden Grill. At first, the girls were all very shy while the parents got to talking right away, but we let the kids sit together, and I think by the end of the meal they were fast friends.









I think we spent half the night looking for this hidden Mickey. Finally a CM helped us out. Can you spot it?



Somehow in our time together we never got a shot with the parents!

One nice thing about the Garden Grill, it’s small enough that you usually have no problem seeing the characters once, and sometimes even twice. They still merited a hug for it:



Wait, but how was the food. Well, I would say very good. The meal is served family style, with the kids getting one thing (Chicken drumsticks, mac and cheese, sweet potato fries and broccoli) and the adults getting something different (pork, white fish, and turkey with stuffing). This is our third time eating here, and the food has been consistently good each time.

After dinner, we had all decided to go to see Illuminations. It was getting pretty close to the start of the show at that point (probably 8:30 PM when we headed over) and so the location selection was pretty limited. However, the kids found one of those carts where they sell light up toys, and somehow they convinced the Cast Member to let them “help” sell the toys. I can’t believe the CM was so foolish, but “helping” involved basically playing with the toys on the cart and not paying for them. I even went over to the CM and said “You know if for one second they give you trouble just let us know and we’ll tell them to stop.” But apparently she didn’t mind.

Things were all great until Illuminations actually started, then DD remembered that she doesn’t like loud noises/fireworks, and declared it “time to go”. We headed out of the park, and again got to the bus stop just as a bus pulled up, getting us out of there well before the Illuminations crowds.

The Good
The weather, while too cool for a waterpark was near-perfect for park touring!
Looking back, I am so impressed with what we did this day. We basically saw everything in future world (except M:S and Innoventions) in a single day, considering we showed up at the park after 11 AM, we rocked it!
Meeting new friends! Disney friends are the best kind of friends!

The Bad
The AM bus again making us wait excessively.

The Ugly
I just don’t have anything for today. Maybe having to share my Schoolbread with my family….grrrrrr, get your own!!

FP vs FP+
FP+ wins this one hands down. We DID get a paper FP that we did use, but with FP+ in place, the FP was for 7 hours after we got it. The FP+ system allowed us to move our times, change (some) of our experiences, all on the fly. We even changed one experience when we were
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Way to get it posted. I downloaded pics this morning to do part of Wed morning at lunch! I'll still be behind - I should just link my report to yours because it's the same pics! Hahahahaha!!! Actaully I have one of you and U that's pretty good...

Love the picture of Minnie & you guys. That's a great shot!


Great update! Have a blast on your cruise! Tell Mickey we miss him!!!
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Way to get it posted. I downloaded pics this morning to do part of Wed morning at lunch! I'll still be behind - I should just link my report to yours because it's the same pics! Hahahahaha!!! Actaully I have one of you and U that's pretty good...

Love the picture of Minnie & you guys. That's a great shot!


Great update! Have a blast on your cruise! Tell Mickey we miss him!!!
You keep saying Wednesday - I think you mean Thursday. Pretty sure you already finished Wednesday!

There will definitely be some picture overlap between us, but since our time together sort of weaves in and out, I think it's probably better that we each write our own.

That Minnie picture was completely her idea. We couldn't figure out why she wanted them to cover their eyes. They didn't know what she was going to do.
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You keep saying Wednesday - I think you mean Thursday. Pretty sure you already finished Wednesday! There will definitely be some picture overlap between us, but since our time together sort of weaves in and out, I think it's probably better that we each write our own. That Minnie picture was completely her idea. We couldn't figure out why she wanted them to cover their eyes. They didn't know what she was going to do.
Yhea yhea Thursday... I was testing you! Hahahaha!!!
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Looks like a great day. Glad that it wasn't so busy at Epcot for you.

How nice that DD could spend some time with kids her age. I totally get that single child thing. It's so easy to overlook the fact that our teens/tweens still need to hang out with people their age; rather than their parents all the time,

I'm looking at the picture....but I can't see the HM (*hangs head in shame*).
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I'm looking at the picture....but I can't see the HM (*hangs head in shame*).
It's right in the middle, hiding BEHIND the branches of the fern. Not a traditiional 3-circle but a full face in profile. It was small, and you couldn't get real close to it, but I find the out-of-focus shot actually mades it easier to see than in person. (Even after we finally saw it, I questioned the CM that it really was a hidden mickey and not just a vague Mickey-shaped blur. However, it IS in the Hidden Mickey book, which I guess makes it official.)

Being an only child myself I know the pitfalls of it from a kids point of view, and in this day and age its even harder to find kids to play with as there is so much organized activities out there (at least in the US) that other kids are spending 6 nights a week in. (Just found out our neighbors daughter has cheerleading on Sunday NIGHTS as part of her schedule.) I sooooo much want to find a friend for DD to bring next time (2015?). I have one in mind but I'm not sure if the parents will let her go.
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It's right in the middle, hiding BEHIND the branches of the fern. Not a traditiional 3-circle but a full face in profile. It was small, and you couldn't get real close to it, but I find the out-of-focus shot actually mades it easier to see than in person. (Even after we finally saw it, I questioned the CM that it really was a hidden mickey and not just a vague Mickey-shaped blur. However, it IS in the Hidden Mickey book, which I guess makes it official.)

Being an only child myself I know the pitfalls of it from a kids point of view, and in this day and age its even harder to find kids to play with as there is so much organized activities out there (at least in the US) that other kids are spending 6 nights a week in. (Just found out our neighbors daughter has cheerleading on Sunday NIGHTS as part of her schedule.) I sooooo much want to find a friend for DD to bring next time (2015?). I have one in mind but I'm not sure if the parents will let her go.
I think it really is a Mickey- I can see it pretty clearly when I look at it now even though it was VERY hard to spot.

Also, feel free to take Sarah in 2015. Hahahahaha!!! (I was also an only child and my parents always took a friend with me on vacation but it was a different age and parents were not as..ah..um... smothering?!?protective?!?!..not sure the word I'm looking for....)
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I think it really is a Mickey- I can see it pretty clearly when I look at it now even though it was VERY hard to spot.

Also, feel free to take Sarah in 2015. Hahahahaha!!! (I was also an only child and my parents always took a friend with me on vacation but it was a different age and parents were not as..ah..um... smothering?!?protective?!?!..not sure the word I'm looking for....)
That would be a popular choice for both of them! The tricky part would be for us to swing through Chicago on the way to Orlando...not quite sure how to work THAT one...

Certainly there's alot more awareness of what can happen to kids while away. But I think both when we were kids and now it's a case of you really have to be comfortable with the family -moreso the parents even than the kids. We talk about what age would we be comfortable allowing DD to go away for a week with someone - and I think probably about 12. We are sending her off for a week with her grandma in April, but that is not really the same. It really has to be another family you trust as much as your own.
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Even my mom says "I can't believe some of those parents would send their kids off and we barely knew them". One friend went to California with us, another to England.. it's just funny compared to today where certainly I would never send my kid off to another state with a family I barely knew.

Different times- I'm sure due to the internet that makes us more aware.
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That Minnie photo is sooo adorable!!

MMMM, school bread!

And, your meet and greet with the girls is just adorable! What a fun idea!
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Day 7 - Surprise! An Update

All right - I admit I am getting pretty excited for my trip, and with only a little time until I do on-line checkin for our flights tomorrow, well there is little to do but post another udpate!

Day 7 – Magic Kingdom
Can you believe seven days into the trip and we’ve yet to hit a Magic Kingdom rope drop? Well, we took care of that this morning.















It was a bit of an overcast morning, and the crowds were fairly light as would be expected the morning before a MVMCP. (The forecast was for rain to come in later in the day – and they weren’t wrong on this!)





We were planning on meeting Tinker326’s family, but they were running a bit behind. It didn’t much matter to us because our #1 goal was to ride one our family favorites – Peter Pan’s Flight. While you probably wouldn’t list it as any of our favorite rides, overall it is high on the list for all three of us, and it is usually a rope drop target. We hadn’t ridden it yet only because it was closed earlier in the week, so while we had a FP+ for later in the day, we still wanted to hit it first thing. (Our record for the most times on any one ride in a single trip is this one, and the number is 7.)

After that, I grabbed a paper FP for Little Mermaid. I knew Tinker326’s family had a FP+ set up for 10 -11 AM, so we got one that matched. We got a text from the other family saying they were just entering the park, so while DW was using the potty, DD and I decided to hop on the carousel. (I have to tell you – and Tinker326 may or may not realize this – that I pocketed my usual morning “go-go-go” attitude because they were nice enough to share their family time at MK with us. I took a very “whatever” attitude this morning, but I have to tell you deep down inside, it was really killing me a little bit.)

Anyways, back to the carousel. There were very few people on it, so I said to DD, “Do you want to ride Cinderella’s horse?” Rather than searching,we asked a CM, and they were able to point it out to us!





For those NOT in the know – it’s on the second ring inside, and you can tell that it is Cinderella’s horse because it has a gold bow on the tail. (this is one of my favorite pictures from the trip – BTW.)



As we got off the ride, DD gave a quick check at the Sword in the Stone (never know when you might be the next King/Queen of England!)





Tinker326 and family came through the castle and we met up with happy greetings. After some debate, we ended up heading for Winnie the Pooh since the LM FPs were too early. We walked through the queue, checking out the play areas and then had a nice ride with the Heffalumps and Woozles.

After spending a few minutes with the evil step-sisters, we headed into new Fantasyland, and made a quick stop at Gaston’s tavern for a picture.



We then headed to the Little Mermaid, where we unnecessarily used our FPs (the standby line was nothing at all). If I had been them – I would’ve swapped out my FP+ for something else, but since we had paper ones, there wasn’t much use in passing it up!





Next up was into Storybook Circus and a ride on Dumbo. There was no wait at all for Dumbo, though the kids spent a few minutes in the play area. DW and Tinker326 were originally going to ride together, but I guess the kids weren’t allowed to ride alone, so they were forced to split up.





Do they somehow think 10 year olds are going to fling themselves out of Dumbo? I don’t know, but I got to ride with DD.



Next up, many of our party want to ride Barnstormer, but for whatever reason, DD did not (I think she wanted a snack). So, most of the group went with the great Goofini, and the two of us went and looked at snacks. DD wanted a caramel apple, but they were charging $10 (!!!) so I vetoed this. Instead she got a cupcake with way too much frosting. You know you’ve put too much frosting on your cupcake when a 10-year old scoops it off.

Next up…well you have two choice s to hear what’s next. Wait for my next update, which will probably take about two weeks – or go over a check out Tinker326s TR, because perhaps she will move back ahead of me in the next two weeks.

Until next post…see ya’ll real soon! It's off to the Carribean for us!
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Great update. Looks like you got a few rides done early morning.


Have a great trip and enjoy the Caribbean. Catch you on your return.





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It's right in the middle, hiding BEHIND the branches of the fern. Not a traditiional 3-circle but a full face in profile.

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Thanks for the hint on the hidden Mickey--I couldn't find it for anything! Tricky one!!

Good job making it to rope drop! We just never seem to make it. The tremaines look like they're having a great time!

I'm so jealous of you all going on your cruise!! Have a great time!
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Back from the Caribbean! A wonderful trip - but did not replace my first love -WDW. Try to get back to THIS trip next week!
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December 12-20, 2009 - 40th Birthday trip! Trip Report April 20-25, 2010 - Short surprise trip for DD! Trip Report
October 15-25, 2010 @ AKL Trip Report!
November 11-20, 2011 - Free dining at CBR! PTR! and Trip Report
July/August 2012 Disneyland / Australia TripPTR "I choose to Be Amused" TR
The Disney Trifecta - a PTR for 2013. LINK Trip Reports - ABD: "A Fistful of Fastpasses" WDW: "For A Few Fastpasses More" DCL: "Once Upon a Time in the Carribean"

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