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Old 11-08-2005, 04:49 PM   #31
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Day 6, Thursday, Part 1 Tonga Toast?/Blizzard Beach

I'm trying to get this done, but Toothless' 7th Birthday party is this weekend (well,the family party, the friends party is next weekend as her best friend will be at WDW this weekend!!! I wanna go back!)



Day 6, Thursday, Part 1 Tonga Toast?/Blizzard Beach

The Plan: Initially the plan was to sleep in, have a 10 Am ADR at Kona Café so I could get Tonga Toast (I’ve been DYING to try it) and then just swim and hang out at the hotel today until MNSSHP. However, since we didn’t make it to Blizzard Beach on our first full day here as initially planned, we decided today would be a good day for it.

Revised plan: (we went to bed early last night, so getting up early now is ok). Up at 730, breakfast from hotel snack bar, and head to Blizzard Beach for opening. Back to hotel for rest/time to change before 4 pm ADR at MK, stay for MNSSHP.

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I was very disappointed that I was going to miss getting Tonga Toast, but had promised the kids Blizzard Beach. Wishgirl likes the lazy river, and Toothless likes everything to do with water. I don’t mind a few slides, and DH likes the lazy river with Wishgirl.

So, we get up around 730, are up and dressed for BB in no time. DH and I discuss going down to get food, and I realize that BB doesn’t open til 10! Yipee! It’s only 840, we’re ready to go and we’re only minutes away from the Poly and my Tonga Toast. We decide to go over to the Poly for breakfast, even though our ADR isn’t til 10, we figure they won’t be so busy at 9. Good thing we were right!

We arrived at Kona Café about 9 am, they were NOT busy at all, I let them know I had a 10 am ADR and they sat us right away. I LOVE TONGA TOAST! I’m so glad we stopped there.
(I should let you know, my DH has always considered me a “cheap date”, I prefer a hot dog to a steak generally, pizza to fancy Italian dishes, and things like Tonga Toast make my day J )

We leave the Poly and head to the bus stop to get a bus to BB……it’s pretty cloudy out and kind of cool. Hmmmmm. It’s been really, really hot all week here, what’s up with this today? Our one day we plan to be in the water all morning?

We arrive at BB just before they open the gates, perfect timing. Get our towels, we don’t need a locker as we haven’t brought anything valuable (hence my need to buy pics of the girls taken in the lazy river later on, I didn’t take my camera with me!). We find our way (very confusing here to get around!) to the kids play area with the icebergs the kids can walk across (cant’ remember the name of it) and snag a few chairs. I take Wishgirl to the bathroom and DH and Toothless head to the water. While I was in the bathroom with Wishgirl, DH apparently tried to go across the icebergs like Toothless, I guess he didn’t see the sign noting the height restriction (no one over some # of inches), or all the other parents in the water and not on the ‘bergs! He got told to get down. Wish I was there!

It was great as there were not a lot of people there then and no waiting. Toothless and I head to the medium slides (toboggan racers, and the one next to it, can’t remember the name). We do those rides several times each til our legs give out from the walking up the stairs and the lines start to form. We head back to the DH and Wishgirl, but spy a spot to get on the lazy river. So we do….Wow, they have small tubes for kids here, usually it’s a problem with Wishgirl as she slides through the big tubes, and needs to ride on our lap, but then we can’t get off the darn thing! So, Toothless and I hop off the lazy river at the next spot, and go get DH and Wishgirl!

The weather has not improved, and it’s a bit chilly, but we’re managing. We all make it back to the lazy river, get Wishgirl situated, and we’re off, but as I’m getting on my tube I see a DEAD FROG floating about 2 inches away from my tube. YUK! So the rest of our (long) time on the lazy river Toothless is intent on finding that dead frog as she didn’t see it when I hollered about it. We had fun anyhow. However, with the sun not coming out and the crowds pouring in I’m ready to go. Toothless gets one more time across the icebergs, and she’s ready to go to, as it took her 15 min of waiting just to get her turn across.

On our way out I stop to check out the pics they took of us (actually, one of Toothless, another of Wishgirl, with me holding onto her float so she didn’t float away.). The pic of Toothless is ok, so I get it. We have to wait for Wishgirl’s, when I see I I comment out loud that I guess I can just cut myself out when I get home, I looked horrible, and the CM offered to crop the photo for me there. Very nice. DH almost had a heart attack at my purchasing the photos; I did not have any problems with his many expensive food purchases during our trip, for he is NOT a “cheap date”!

As we’re leaving BB it starts to rain. Just in time! We get back to the Contemporary, clean up, and take naps! Well, the girls slept, DH and I tried to pack up a few things, and get a box ready to ship home with some of our many souvenir purchases (and the sweatshirts my parents brought from Myrtle Beach for all of us!).

Coming next, day 6, part 2, Dinner at Crystal Palace and MNSSHP
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #33
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:46 PM   #35
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Can't wait to hear the next installment! I hope we get to see some cute photos of your girls in their costumes! :D
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:50 PM   #36
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I am really enjoying your posts! Very entertaining and your daughters are adorable!
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:16 PM   #37
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Can't wait for the rest! My DS waited ages for his go on the icebergs then got freaked *** they moved - he hoped I could go across with him as he was not quite tall enough to do it confortably.

In fact he found BB a bit overwhelming, though after lots of pool time this summer would probably be OK now

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Old 11-11-2005, 03:59 PM   #39
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:43 PM   #40
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Don't fret about the price of your SAS sandals. I have had mine for 5 years, and they're still good as new, except I had to have the elastic on the buckles replaced this year ($4.00)! Love, love, love them. The trouble is, now no other brand of shoes will do for me, and I can't get them where I live (and you can't get them online). Fortunately, my son lives in Norfolk, and they have a SAS store in VA Beach. I get mine while I'm visiting him when I need replacements (mostly just for the walking shoes, though).

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They're sandals, the brand is SAS, could not find them anywhere online (and I can find it if it's there!) as I tried to get them cheaper so I could return the ones I got. They actually come in half sizes past 10; I wear an 11 usually, but really am a 10 1/2, but most brands don't make 10 1/2!
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Don't fret about the price of your SAS sandals. I have had mine for 5 years, and they're still good as new, except I had to have the elastic on the buckles replaced this year ($4.00)! Love, love, love them. The trouble is, now no other brand of shoes will do for me, and I can't get them where I live (and you can't get them online). Fortunately, my son lives in Norfolk, and they have a SAS store in VA Beach. I get mine while I'm visiting him when I need replacements (mostly just for the walking shoes, though).
Thanks for the encouragement. I had meant to mention in my trip reports about the sandals. Somewhere around Wednesday DH started saying that his feet felt like they had been chopped off and reattached........mine were mildly sore, but they are every day (now that I'm an "old" 37!) lately at WDW or not. It doesn't help that I broke a bone in my right foot when Toothless was about 5 mos old, and it took forever to heal as I could not stay off of it.
Anyhow, the shoe purchase was definitely worth the $115 I paid, and, now that I know, I would do it again if I needed to! Just sad now that it's cold here and I cannot wear my sandals!

More trip report when I can, and I re-sized some pics for the rest of the trip report too
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Day 6, part 2. Crowds, glowsticks and FANTASTIC Hallowishes!

So, we left Blizzard Beach, got back to the hotel, went to the room and both girls took naps! Yippee! I figured this would be great as they would both be up and ready to go to MNSSHP. While the girls slept DH and I took care of some packing and getting things together, as Friday would be our last full day. Should have napped. Well, DH should have anyhow! We’ll get to that later.

So, it’s getting close to time to leave for our 350 ADR, which we won’t make until after 4 since we’re using our party tickets for entrance to the park and we can’t get in until 4.……….no big deal. However, the girls are STILL sleeping. How can this be? Toothless, especially, never naps, and certainly not for this long! So, I start to wake the girls up so we can get ready and walk over to MK. No one is too happy about waking up, but we manage, and the girls get excited for the party.

Toothless is wearing her “pink lady/50’s girl” costume from her dance recital in June.

Wishgirl will be Lilo, but is wearing a Mickey Tshirt and shorts under her costume in case she’s uncomfortable or hot. DH is wearing a Grumpy Tshirt, fitting as the night wore on. And I was supposed to wear a Minnie Tshrit, but I hated it on me, so I wore my newly purchased Tinkerbelle shirt J.

We’re ready to go, so we head downstairs, we wanted to do something on the 4th floor first, and then noticed that it was still raining! Oh no, our first real rain of our trip and it was threatening to ruin our Halloween party! We decide that we have plenty of time, and will be too early if we walk to MK so we decide to save our energy and take the monorail to MK. We arrived at MK just as the rain was stopping, so by the time we got to the security check we didn’t even need our ponchos! We waited just a couple of minutes until they started letting party-goers in and we got our wristbands, but no goody bags--noone was getting them so I didn’t think it was odd at the time. We got our free stroller for Toothless, who quickly hopped in and we hightailed it to Crystal Palace for our ADR. We waited just a few minutes and were shown to our table. This was some of the best (buffet) food and character interaction we had this trip.
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I mostly enjoyed a variety of desserts after I had an obligatory piece of chicken or some other protein item! Toothless and DH thoroughly enjoyed their food too (In case I hadn’t mentioned, Wishgirl does not “eat” orally, she has a feeding tube so if I neglect to mention her around mealtimes, that’s why, it’s also the reason for so many character meals, so she can enjoy mealtimes too….not that she enjoyed breakfast with the princesses much…………….)

So, we finish up our meal, I take Wishgirl to the bathroom and get her costume on over her clothes. We leave Crystal Palace, retrieve our stroller, and start heading to Frontierland, and we, rather I, note that Cinderellabration is about to start! You may remember that DH has already seen this show, while he and Popa saved spots for all of us on Tuesday…..but the girls and I were stuck waiting in line for Ariel in her grotto. So, needless to say, DH is less than thrilled to have to see this again. The girls and I were mildly amused by the show, but it really was nothing I would tell anyone they HAD to see. More, it seemed an inconvenience to show it so many times a day as it closed the passage under the castle to Fantasyland.

So, Cinderellabration over, the park is now officially closing to non-partygoers, and we head to Big Thunder Mountain. Toothless and I run to get in line, there is no line so we just walk on. They were checking wristbands and made a couple of people actually get off the ride who did not have bands on. Tootless loved this ride, I though it was ok. We got off and I sent DH on with toothless again.

While I’m waiting for them to come back , Wishgirl and I notice that people are walking around with goody bags…..hmmmmm….we didn’t get any. So I see a CM (official looking guy) walking past, and he says I was supposed to get it with my wristband, I tell him I came in just at 4, and noone was getting bags then. He talks on his walkie talkie, goes over to some other Cms….they chat, then he sends me to the candy stop nearby and tells the girl to give me bags. Though there are 4 of us I just ask for 3,and put one away for later, I don’t to carry around 3! Toothless is thrilled to get her goody bag when she and DH come back from Big Thunder. She hops in her stroller and we head over to get some candy. Then we go over to ride Aladdin, get more candy and go over to ride Buzz. This is were things went sour.

We park the stroller outside Buzz. The girls were wearing glow necklaces, and I had brought glow sticks to hang on the wheelchair and on the stroller, but DH insists the glowstick will get stolen off the stroller. So he hangs it through his belt loop and it hangs down the front of his shorts; he thinks this looks fun. HA HA.

So we ride Buzz, it was great! They let us go around a second time. wish girls got to stay in her wheelchair for this ride, the first time around I just shot with my gun and tried to help Wishgirl use hers….not fun, she does NOT like to be made to use her hands! So the 2nd time I used both guns to shoot with. I beat DH both times around, though he tried to say he beat me the 2nd time as my gun’s score was less than his, but I told him I used 2 guns and he had to count both!

Then it happened. We left Buzz, went to get the stroller and it wasn’t there. We looked around, maybe it got moved. Sure would have been easier to find with that glowstick tied onto it! It just wasn’t there, nowhere, Toothless is crying, real tears, she want’s a stroller, she’s tired, she want’s to sit down. WE NEED TO GET HER ANOTHER STROLLER NOW. What makes things worse, is that DH’s Coke and Tootless’ candy were also in the stroller. Losing his soda makes DH very unhappy, and losing her candy makes Toothless more unhappy. Toothless wants to know why someone, AT DISNEYWORLD would take HER stroller and especially her candy! We try but fail to find a good explanation.

Well, by now it’s about 730 pm, there’s a sea of people streaming up Main street…..NO WAY are we going to get another stroller now, even if we could get up there, there probably wouldn’t be any. Then we’d never make it back. I tell her it’s ok. We’ll carry her SOME, but she has to stop crying, AND, I tell her, we’ll get her a stroller tomorrow at Epcot.

I send her and DH to Space Mountain, and tell them to meet us for the parade in the Wheelchair viewing area we had noted on the way to Buzz. I had wanted to ride more rides and see the 2nd parade, but DH insisted it would be too late. ( by the time the fireworks ended it was almost time for the 2nd parade…..with what happened we’d have been better off!). So, Toothless falls in love with Space Mountain, and they get over to meet up with us just after the headless horseman went by. We use the 3rd candy bag for Toothless and I get her some candy in it before she comes back from Space Mountain, this makes her somewhat happier. We see the parade, which was quite fun but it seemed to go by so sssslllooooowwwwwlllllyyy. We head over to Fantasyland (wish we were there DURING that first parade) and it’s packed. DH says he thought I said it was supposed to not be that crowded for the party. I told him that it wasn’t and I didn’t know why it was so packed, didn’t want to say that we were supposed to be riding rides during the first parade and watch the 2nd parade…..he’s getting really cranky. We go on It’s a Small World.

Toothless and I wait in line for Peter Pan, while DH and Wishgirl head over to the Carousel. Turns out it was later than I thought, and the line for Peter Pan was longer than I thought. So Toothless and I get out of line (makes her sad again) and go to find DH at the carousel, which, it turns out was a bad idea since it was closed for the fireworks show. I call DH on his cell to find him……it’s almost time for the fireworks to start! While I’m looking for him Toothless and I find a good spot for viewing the fireworks (from what we had to choose from, stuck in Fantasyland. DH is over next to Peter Pan. I go see him but tell him to come over to where we were, so he can see them better. He says he and Wishgirl can see them fine where they are (with the building for Peter Pan on one side of them). I say fine and leave him and Wishgirl, to go back to my spot. (now I had told him many times that the fireworks were different for Wishes and the Halloween party, later on he would say that the fireworks were over the castle “all the other nights” we saw them from the balcony….) Do Toothless and I enjoy being surrounded by the fireworks, I try videotaping, I haven’t watched it yet to see if it even came out at all. They were truly spectatular! I loved the show, and the music, WOW.

The fireworks are over, and everyone is ready to go, except for me! We go out the long way through the candy trail from Toontown to Futureworld. Toothless is sad about her stroller, and wants to be carried, DH is so mad, cranky, bothered by the crowds he won’t even talk to me (like it’s my fault so many people showed up that night, or that he HAD to see the first parade??). We walk back to the hotel, with Toothless riding on her sister’s chair too (there’s a pommel in between Wishgirl’s legs, so Toothless isn’t actually sitting ON her!)




We all practically fall into bed!

Next, day 7, our last full day L, spent at Epcot
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Thanks for another great chapter. Thank you for the wonderful pictures also.

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