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Old 04-02-2014, 07:27 PM   #76
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Between your eye and the kids sunburns, you did an amazing job of not letting things get in the way of enjoying your vacation.

Your daughter's henna tattoo is gorgeous!
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:03 AM   #77
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Glad to hear the eye is feeling a little better even if it doesnt look it!

You got a lot done considering sunburn and rain

Love the henna tattoo Do they last a long time? Very pretty
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:21 AM   #78
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I just stumbled on your TR and reading along on your adventures.
A surprise trip to Disney for the kids, best parents in the world!
From one Canadian to another... keep up the great trip report.
Thanks for joining in! (and please let my kids know that we are the best parents in the world! LOL.)

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Between your eye and the kids sunburns, you did an amazing job of not letting things get in the way of enjoying your vacation.

Your daughter's henna tattoo is gorgeous!
Thanks, Janet! She loved it. And we are not whiners, to be sure.

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Glad to hear the eye is feeling a little better even if it doesnt look it!

You got a lot done considering sunburn and rain

Love the henna tattoo Do they last a long time? Very pretty
The tattoo was supposed to last two weeks, but with the chlorine, etc. it only lasted about 3 or 4 days.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:36 PM   #79
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YIKES! That eye.
IATBAB is such a fun show.
That is along line for Dinosaur.
Love Nemo. We do it every 2 -3 trips.
It is really funny when people know who you are while you are there. It feels when it happens but then so happy they took the time to say hello.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:55 PM   #80
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Day seven: Disney hollywood studios

This is my lovely face today:



After breakfast, the men hit the golf course while we headed for the boat dock. DH was texting me pictures - is this a turkey???? He said it was his only birdie of the day. They had an excellent day on the links and came back relaxed and happy.



First we took in the gorgeous sights...





Soon we were here!



The other DD took her purse this morning, unfortunately, while the rest of us were bag free. The bag line-up was huge, and we ended up waiting at least 15 minutes for her to get through that line. The best thing about staying onsite with MBs is that you can stick your phone in your pocket and just go, and this was really emphasized as we stood by the bag check wasting daylight! LMAO.

First stop was the first FP+ selection.



Other DS got to hang out in the gift shop again… Managed to convince the other mom to ride with me. According to the PP pic, she had her eyes closed for the whole thing. I don’t know if she enjoyed it, but she did it!



Next, it was DS’s favourite of all time, Star Tours. We didn’t have a FP for this attraction but the line was short, and we like the queue anyway. The other DS liked this ride, and he ended up being the Rebel Spy during our ride. My DS was totally rotted, since he is the Star Wars fan and the other kid, while he got a kick out of it, didn’t really care. LOL



Next, we headed this way:



Other mom wasn’t interested in Tower of Terror (she says she will never ride it!), so she had switched her and her DS’s FP+ to Star Tours through the Concierge at CL that morning. So, while we headed for the Hollywood Tower Hotel, stayed to ride Star Tours again.

Unfortunately, when we got there, we had our first and only FP+ glitch of the trip. Somehow, in changing her and her son’s FPs, the other DD must have also had her FP+ switched, When we hit the TOT FP line, we had our first (and luckily only) red Mickey head when she put her MB up to the scanner.  The worst part was that the CM at the FP return was quite rude to us when we explained what had happened, and was not the least bit helpful. She treated us like we were just lying. I surely didn’t mind her not letting other DD in with us, because I can imagine that people are not usually honest about these things, but there was no need to be sour faced and rude, and no reason at all to treat us like liars. She didn’t even tell us how we might correct the error, just refused us entry. However, as soon as we were turned away, we noticed that there was a FP+ kiosk just next door and the CM there was pleasant and SO helpful. The other DD was telling us to go on without her, and my DS stepped up and offered her his MB so she could ride instead of him. Really proud of all the kids, and how cooperative and lovely they were on this trip! I said no, it was all for one, and one for all, and hoped that the CM could help. It took 20 minutes or so standing around a computer with the other CM (in retrospect, we could have just rode standby! LOL) but we finally got everything straightened out and went past the same nasty CM with four green Mickey heads. I almost wanted to stick my tongue out at her when we all got through, but I took the high road.



By this time, it was getting close to lunch time, so we headed to our next ADR - Sci Fi café! This is not my absolute favourite, but three of the four kids love it. Unfortunately, the other DS hates this place (not a fan of much science fiction…) He was a trooper though, and sucked it up.



Milkshakes were incredible, and we had a delicious, bad for us, lunch. We all got to ride/eat in the same car which was fun, and was the second year in a row we had two people missing for this ADR.

After lunch, we headed for our next FP+. Pixar Place, here we come! It was so relaxed to already have our TSMM FPs, and when we got there, the standby wait time was 180 minutes. We walked straight on, no large FP line. We had a great ride, and since we didn’t ride this ride last time because we couldn’t coordinate the Legacy FPs with our large group last time, I was thrilled to get to ride it this trip. Always so much fun.

We stopped for a few pics on the streets of America:





We then headed for Lights Motors Action, which the boys were excited to see. However, pretty much as soon as we got there, the two girls started to get restless. This wasn’t their scene, and were desperate to re-ride RRR and TOT. After some consultation, and setting of rules (including checking their phones!) the girls headed off alone for some thrill rides (thrilled themselves with their freedom). The boys were also happy to have some time without their sisters! Unfortunately, about 5 minutes into the show, the heavens opened up, and they closed the show. The boys were disappointed, but luckily they weren’t too upset. LMA was closed on our last trip, so that’s two trips in a row that we missed this show… All the more reason to plan another trip! We did have a chance to see a bit of Lightning McQueen before they shut down though.



We decided to line up for the Legend of Jack Sparrow as we went passed, since neither of us had ever done this. It was about a 20-25 minutes wait, and it was outside - probably the worst wait of the trip. It was a cool show, but I don’t think that I would either go again, or recommend that anyone wait more than 10 minutes.

After this show, the other mom and DS were tired, and decided to head back to the resort. DS and I were not done yet, so we had some alone time. Of course, DS wanted to head back to Star Tours. We had an up-close and personal experience on the way in!



DS was still pretty happy to be there!



We had a fun ride (unfortunately, not the rebel spy again, but whatever!) and then hit the fun gift shop. Unfortunately, when we were halfway through the park on the way out, DS realized that he had left his visor on the ride. Argh… We schlepped back to the ride, and since this has happened on this ride every single trip (not sure why it is so hard to remember to check the basket under your seat on this ride!), I knew I could go in through the exit in the gift shop and get a CM to check for the hat. This time, it was so much later that I thought there was no hope, but there it was in their lost and found! Since I had NO IDEA where we had ridden it was quite lucky.

First, some selfies with Walt:





We stopped and got some mom and son PP pics on the way out:







On the way back to the boat, we met up with the girls. Got a couple of pics of the cool Monsters University topiaries:





We still had plenty of time before our ADR at Captain’s Grille, so we met up with the golfers for some swimming and relaxing before dinner. We really enjoyed our dinner, as we did during our last trip. The boys fell asleep again…



The girls had a plan to head back to DHS to ride TOT in the night but unfortunately the timing didn't work, resulting in much disappointment. Oh well, they had to content themselves with their three or four rides during the day! LOL. The girls licked their wounds at the arcade and got to bed super late. We all prepared for our last full day in Disney the next day… Our FPs for the next day were for MK in the evening, so the plan was to go to Typhoon Lagoon for the day. However, I had other plans for myself…

Coming up - errands and a solo park trip for me!!!
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #81
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Unfortunately, when we were halfway through the park on the way out, DS realized that he had left his visor on the ride. Argh… We schlepped back to the ride, and since this has happened on this ride every single trip (not sure why it is so hard to remember to check the basket under your seat on this ride!), I knew I could go in through the exit in the gift shop and get a CM to check for the hat. This time, it was so much later that I thought there was no hope, but there it was in their lost and found! Since I had NO IDEA where we had ridden it was quite lucky.

Another great update. Sounds like you managed to hit all the best parts of HS.

Had to laugh at the fact that it is so easy for your son to leave stuff on this ride. We too have had to trek back through the gift shop to receive my son's stuff on this ride! The only ride he has ever left stuff on.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #82
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Another great update. Sounds like you managed to hit all the best parts of HS.

Had to laugh at the fact that it is so easy for your son to leave stuff on this ride. We too have had to trek back through the gift shop to receive my son's stuff on this ride! The only ride he has ever left stuff on.
I know! What's the deal with that, anyway??? The only thing we missed this trip was Fantasmic.
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