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  1. Vallie

    Vallie DIS Veteran

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    good luck figuring it out! do u have any options in your head right now!?

    and they definitly have some distinguishing features! lol Even though they are identicle his twin is much thinner, better groomed and much more stylish! haha but even if u couldnt tell them apart, I wouldnt worry too much about them tricking me, because his brother doesnt like girls :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Vallie

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    Day 4 : Animal Kingdom Part 1


    ***I just want to appologize in advance for the pictures from this day! my hair hated me! and i was soo sweaty and gross! so im sorry for my grossness! lol enjoy!!! ***


    It was animal kingdom day, and I was worried that it was going to rain, since it was supposed to rain alllll week and we hadnt seen a drop yet. But when we left in the morning it was nice and sunny! We picked up a Sunny D on the way to the bus, and we thought it was funny that the expirarion date seemed to imply that things in Disney dont expire for 1000 years! (and yes, I know its supposed to be sept 30, 09 but humor us!)

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    so we got to Animal Kingdom for another rope drop (go us!) and we used our helpful ridemax tip to use the Rainforest Cafe as our enterance (theres a turnstile at the back!) and got in before everybodyyyyy!

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    From the moment we stepped in Craig absolutly positively was taken aback by how awesome the theming was!

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    He loveeeeed it! He thought it was just amazing! It is a pretty impressive park for sure. So our first stop according to Ridemax was EE. We headed on over but we weren't in the mood for a rollarcoaster right in the morning. So we just picked up some fast passes instead and went to grab some breakfast. We decided on an extremely healthy and normal breakfast of... egg rolls! yum!! for one snack credit at Y&Y you two can eat egg rolls for breakfast! yummmm!!

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    It was so good in fact, we decided we were going to return for lunch later.

    So after our nutritious breakfast we decided to hit up Dinosaur, my favorite ride in the park!! So we headed over and there was only a 5 minute wait. Craig loved it and I, of course loved it too! I love dinosaur because its super scary but in a super fun way!!

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    After Dinosaur we hit up Primevil whirl, which disappointed both of us, and quite frankly made our tummys hurt a bit. Maybe it was the egg rolls!

    After primevil whirl we ran into goofy and pluto! I was soooo excited to see Pluto because i just adore him but they were just going in for thier break
    to be continued... will Goofy and Pluto reappear? or leave us hangin?
     
  4. princess_momma

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    I'm with Craig...the themeing at AK is so gorgeous and amazing! I love it!!

    I love dinosaur too...its pretty fun!!

    I hope that Pluto comes back for you!!
     
  5. Vallie

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    it really is isnt it?!

    im posting the next installment now!
     
  6. Vallie

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    Day 4: Animal Kingdom : Part Two

    After 5 minutes they reappeared, but just Pluto! no Gooofy! which was a-ok with me because i just loooove Pluto, but Goofy.... not a huge fan.

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    We got some hugs and some pics and decided to grab a FP for dinosaur to ride again later and then we checked ridemax to see what was next.

    According to ridemax, we were schedualed to watch Finding Nemo next. I have seen this show before and really enjoyed it but Craig... for some reason HATES finding nemo... really who hates finding nemo!! for some reason I just wasnt much in the mood to watch a musical (I was feeling weird this day) so we decided to bypass it and head to expidition everest instead.

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    We got the FP return line and soon enough we were on. We were seated at the back on the train. Now Ive been on EE before and while it was fun, it wasnt overly thrilling or anything like that. So we headed up the hill and got to the big break of the track.. and started to go backwards..... and OMG! WOW!!!! The difference of being at the back is INTENSE!!!! It was SOOOO much more fun!! I loved it and so did Craig!

    After EE we wandered around the park and took it all in. We really liked taking park shots because its just so beautiful at this park and just enjoyed the wonder that the park has to offer.

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    We decided to check out on of the walking Trails, I forget what its called but its the one with the Gorillas. It was a nice walk with some really pretty sights but we felt there wasnt too much to see.

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    im not sure what these things are... but they made me giggle haha

    im horrible.. i know!!
    to be continued!
     
  7. tinkgurl

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    Aw, that's great Craig loved AK so much!

    Okay forgive me..what is ridemax?

    Yes! Yak & Yeti is so good! You have to try there for a sit-down meal sometime in the restaurant part.

    Dinosaur is one of my favorites too! :) I'm little so I get thrown around a lot and just end up laughing my butt off.

    EE is definately WAY better in the back. Here's at tip for next time: ask for the back..and then when you're going up the big incline, lean over to the left and look way behind you..you'll see the Contemporary and parts of the MK way off in the distance! VERY cool!

    By the way, I think your hair looked cute!
     
  8. Vallie

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    im glad he did too! he was super impressed!

    ridemax is a program that you can purchase and it will make u an intinerary for you to minimize wait times. and it totally works so well!

    and I am willing to try Yak and Yeti sit down as Ive read much better reviews, but dont think I'll be going back to the CS version.

    i'll have to try that on EE next time!

    and thanks! i thought my hair looked too... for about 5 mins till the humidity hit. hehe
     
  9. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    So glad you guys loved Animal Kingdom! AK is my second favorite park...on our trip in April my dad and I are going to do one of the tours there. I can't wait! :banana:

    That picture of you hugging Pluto is so cute. :goodvibes
     
  10. klacey1

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    Great update!!! We actually didn't make it to AK :-X. DBF had zero interest in going, and i didn't really care either way. I think if we go back for longer than 5 nights, I'd like to try it. EE and Dinosaur look so fun!
     
  11. kaos928

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    :rotfl2: lol well that explains the better grooming and style!!

    Right now I'm leaning towards getting my doctorate in chiropractic

    How can anyone not like Finding Nemo?!?! :scared1: It's hilarious AND heartwarming! :laughing: I absolutely loved that show, I can't believe how great it is.
     
  12. tinkgurl

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    Oh that is cool!
     
  13. princess_momma

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    I'm so glad Pluto came back!! That's awesome.

    How does Craig not like Finding Nemo? :confused3 It's so cute. I didn't want to see the musical either though. I saw Finding Nemo on Ice and it was a musical version and I bet they were the same, except the ones at WDW aren't iceskating!!

    I love EE. It's not insanely thrilling, but it may be the best themed rollercoaster ever. I mean, I personally prefer RnRC, but the detail and realistic-ness of EE is just so amazing. Its really above and beyond!!

    PS I think your hair looks great. Better than mine did anyway!! I need to find a way to win that battle so I can actually live in Florida. If I moved there now, every single day would be a bad hair day! :laughing:
     
  14. princess_momma

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    Oh and tell us all about your birthday!! What'd you do? Do you have any pics? I'd love to hear all about it! I hope it was awesome!
     
  15. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    Love the AK day! Glad Pluto came back! Looks like you guys were excited to see each other! Love the fountain pic with Craig!
     
  16. Vallie

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    that sounds exciting! which tour are you planning on doing?!

    and thank u! i love that pic!

    thats too bad! you should definitly try and visit if you get a chance next time! its definitly an underated park but its very pretty!

    lol i know right!!!

    if thats what u end up doing you should definitly let me come be your practice patient!! lol i have the worst back ughhh :(

    it is so awesome! its only 20 bucks and worth every penny!!

    haha i dont know how he cannot like it. hes a weirdo i guess!! the show is actually really cool and im gunna have to drag him to it next vacay!

    totally agree with your about EE. its really an amazingly themed ride.

    and thank u! it looked cute till the humidity hit.... and lets face it, in a battle between florida and your hair, florida always wins! lol

    haha my bday was ok... it was really really low key this year. ive been having huge parties the last couple years but this year my bday actually was making me really upset cause i turned 25 :scared1: and thats the year ive been dreading turning for a long long time. i guess i was having a quarter life crisis!

    craig took me for a nice dinner and then we went to watch where the wild things are. unfortunatly i didnt get any pics cause we forgot the camera! but it was a nice bday and i got to spend it with the one i love so that was good. did the family thing yesterday and then getting together with the BFF and her baby tomorrow for sushi and some kind of surprise!

    haha im glad he came back tooo! we were very exited to see each other! lol and the fountain pic turned out pretty cool huh!!
     
  17. Vallie

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    Day 4: Animal Kingdom : Part Three

    After we were done with the trail we went on over to have some lunch at Y&Y. It was sooo yummy in the morning I was really looking forward to it for lunch. I ordered honey chicken and Craig ordered the kung pao beef, both with rice.

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    To be honest, we both were not overly impressed. The beef was ok, the chicken was pretty good but the rice was pretty bleh. Don't think we would eat here again for a while.

    After lunch we headed over to Kilimanjaro Safaris to grab our FP for later in the day and then we were off to the 12:00pm showing of the Lion King. Though I wasnt in the mood for a musical today, I was definitly in the mood to see the Lion King because it is just an incredible show. We got in and didnt get the greatest seats, but we both enjoyed the show! Craig was definitly not expecting what he saw, and I just sang and bopped along to the music! I LOVE IT!!! The preformers are so awesome. My fave was definitly the Can You Feel the Love Tonight number. Always sends shivers down the spine.

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    After we left the theater we happened to run into Brother Bear with no line!! I was so excited to see them because I had never seen them before! They were super cute!!

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    After meeting Brother Bear we headed over to Its Tough to be a Bug. I was so excited to see if Craig would like it because when me and my friend went last time she was so freaked out lol. Craig enjoyed the show and loved all the efffects. I think the best part of the show was these ladies beside us. They were just FREAKING out and it was sooo hilarious.

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    After ITTBAB we walked back over to EE to grab another FP for later and we also ran into these guys....

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    Craig obvioiusly made a new pal!

    Our AK day was a short day because we had the Luau to go to tonight and we were quickly coming to the end of our day and we had three things left to do, the Safari, EE and Dinosaur. We decided to do the safari, then dinosaur and save EE for last!

    So off to our safari trek we went. We handed in our FPs and got into line, this FP line was much slower then any of the others we encounted but we still got on pretty quickly. We were soon off on our way... Craig loved seeing the animals. I think the highlight of the ride was seeing some baby elephants (Real ones!) they were so adorible! <3

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    After safari was done we quickly went and rode EE and Dino with our FPs and then we made a beeline to the exit. Unfortunatly we got caught in the parade AND the rain!! eep!! I threw on my poncho, craig did not because he decided he was tooo cool for one, and wandered away from the parade route and managed to find our way to the exit!

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    We ran to the bus, which was just pulling in as we got there and soon enough we were back at POP. We still had quite a bit of time before our big Luau date, which is just what we wanted so we could drink our champainge and relax before we started to get ready. We grabbed some yummy snacks to hold us over till the Luau, since we didnt eat much lunch! If you are ever at POP make sure you try the worms and Dirt! yum yum!

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    So after we had our snacks and relaxed for a while we started to get ready for the Luau. And of course, drink the Champagne!!! Unfortunatly it was still raining out, which worried me all the while I was getting all decked out because as we all know, if it Rains the party is canceled! We got ready anyways, and hoped for the rain to subside.
     
  18. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    A great finish to the AK day! The luau was so much fun when we went! Hope you guys enjoyed it!
     
  19. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Great update! Sorry about Yak and Yeti! I didn't much love the sit down either! I'm curious to ride in the back of EE next time!

    beautiful shots!
     
  20. alyssa

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    I just joined this site and your review was the first one I read. Great job!!! After reading this I can't wait to go, I hope me and my bf become addicted :goodvibes
     
  21. tinkgurl

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    I love love love FOTLK. :goodvibes

    I just noticed that both you and Craig are both wearing blue. :laughing:
     

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