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  1. Vallie

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    The Parade!

    I loveee this parade! It was so cute and Im so glad we got such awesome spots! We were completely unobstructed with no one in front of us and the castle in the background! We also got a ton of character interaction! Chip and Dale came over to us were playing around and Genie came over and kissed my hand! O la la! Hehe I was just so happy during this parade I think I coulda cried.

    Here’s my fave shots from the parade! Im starting to get the hang of this photography thing!


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    up next.... A Ridemax Afternoon at MK
     
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  3. shordiebecka

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    1,000 Posts! Congrats! I'm here...I've been reading..just ridiculously busy:sad2:

    Loved your 1900 Park Fare Update- Shouldn't Alice have acted more in character, saying something like, "Yeah, I am" not "Yeah, she is?" hahaha! can't wait to see the parade pics...isn't main st. great with a first timer?
     
  4. shordiebecka

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    we posted at the same time! love your pictures of the parade..that's such an amazing spot? Think it's as good for spectro?
     
  5. Vallie

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    no worries! planning two trips can be time consuming! hehe

    i never thought of that... maybe she did say Yeah I am.. But I think she said Yeah she is... hmm... whatever she said at least she did it with a british accent lol Main street is awesome with a first timer hehe It was actually really overwhelming for me too!

    and thank u! Its sucha great spot! I think it would work for spectro for sure but Im just not sure if spectro follows the same parade path? if it does this is the spot to be!
     
  6. disneygirlinnj

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    perfect spot for the parade! and i totally think pirate and the haunted mansion are the two ride that best show the disney magic. great start to the day :)
     
  7. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    Great parade pix! Too bad about the crane! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on ridemax! I just bought it for my December trip!
     
  8. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Wow Vallie! I love your TR so far!! Can't wait to read some more. :)
     
  9. WEDWDW

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    Spectromagic does follow the same route.The Fantasyland Bottleneck is just my term for the "traffic conjestion" that occurs in Fantasyland at busy times with all the families with children there and also Guests using that route to go from Tomorrowland to Liberty Square and vice-versa.:)
     
  10. DSNYGRL_JKS2006

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    awww girl great updates!!! I'm loving your TR!!!!:yay:popcorn:: PS I LOVE the ring, that is sooo romantic !!
     
  11. Vallie

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    it really was pefect! and completely agree! those rides are pure disney magic at its best!

    ughh that crane! luckily it was gone by our last day though so we got some pics without it in it! Ridemax was absolutly AMAZING! and sooooo accurate. best 20 bucks I've EVER spent!! you are gunna love it!

    thank you so much! :goodvibes

    ooo i see! thats very true!

    thank you!!! :cloud9: i love it too! its beind resized right now! i'll be able to finially wear it by next weekend!
     
  12. Vallie

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    double post! oops!
     
  13. Vallie

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    Hi all sorry Ive been MIA! Ive been SOOOO busy and exhausted getting used to this new position at work and applying for teachers college! Ugh! Craig is back home from NY though now! YAY! Finially I got all the videos on my computer from the trip, but Im a bit sad because some of them didn’t upload :( and we didn’t realize it until after ! o well we still have TONS! I think after this update (it’s a BIG one!) Im gunna try and start working on my video!

    I'm back now though and will try my best to do one update a day!! :)

    Just a quick thought on Ridemax since you will be hearing alot about it in my next posts... RIDEMAX IS AWESOME!! It works and it is TOTALLY worth every penny! Both me and Craig were amazed by how accurate and well it worked! I will do a full review of it at the end!

    Anyways onto a Ridemax afternoon!
     
  14. Vallie

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    Day 1: Magic Kingdom Continued

    So after the parade we started to use Ridemax. We wanted to test it out today because it was a more relaxed stoll around the park and we wanted to see how accurate it was before we trusted it on our more packed days. The first thing it suggested we do is get FPs for Splash Mountain but we had already done that when we were wondering around Frontier Land.

    So our next stop was Mickey’s PhilharMagic, which was another one of my faves. There was a 5 minute wait and we were quickly seated. Unfortunatly we were seated at the end of the row so some of the effects did not work. And I was seated beside a very loud obnoxious family who insisted on taking pictures and speaking loudly throughout the whole show. It was still a great show but that took away from it a bit.

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    Us in our cool 3D glasses.

    After PhilharMagic we looked around Fantasy Land for a bit and took some pics. I am so glad we took these Dumbo pictures because next time we go to Magic Kingdom, it wont look like this anymore!

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    We didn’t do any other fantasyland rides today because we had all of those planned for the morning of our last day. The line ups were pretty long right now anyways. We still loved walking around, I love fantasy land. Its got such a special feel to it. Here are some pics we took.

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    The next thing on our plan was Monsters Inc. So off to TomorrowLand we went.

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    Just as ridemax suggested there was only a 15 minute wait for Monsters Inc. (RIDEMAX IS ALWAYS RIGHT!!!) We actually probably only waited around 10. This attraction was Craig’s choice, I personally didn’t care if we went or not but I’m actually glad we did because it was actually really funny!! We both loved it!

    After that we went and grabbed some FPs for Buzz and went to Carosel of Progress. That’s when we saw Buzz! Craig lit up like a little boy! Buzz was the one character Craig insisted on meeting because he’s his favorite! So in line we got and after a couple minuted Craig got to meet his hero!

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    Aren’t they cute?! Buzz pointed to Craigs shirt and gave him the thumbs up, which had him in huge smiles and after they were done he came up to me and proudly pronounced that Buzz liked his shirt. Lol I was like yes Craig, I know I was there! Haha TOO CUTE!

    So we went to COP next, which, surprise surprise did not have a line! We got on and we were enjoying the song when we got STUCK!!!

    We had to watch the same scene 3 times! Ugh. NOT FUN! We were finially evacuated.
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    After that we went onto Buzz and while at first I was winning, Craig came out victorious. So YAY Craig!!
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    After we were done in Tomorrowland we just had free time until Dinner. We first checked out one of the gift shops to try on some hats!
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    Guess he doesn’t like that one!

    Then we wandered on over to Toon Town to check out Mickey and Minnies Houses. We both thought they were very cute but we liked Minnie’s house better! The only thing that sucked was the crazy amount of people in there! Holy Clousterphobia!
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    Craig took this pic because he thought it was cute that a little bird was hiding in the mouth!

    We wandered around Toon Town for a bit more but didn’t see much there. Its weird to think next time we’re there it wont exist! Kinda wished we had taken more pics!

    We caught the train back to the front of the park
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    First we passed by Tonys because I wanted to see the Lady and Tramp paw prints.
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    SO CUTE!

    and went to check out Exposition Hall. It was completely empty!

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    We both loved it in here! So many cute photo ops, a great place to see some Disney movie history and they even play little movie clips. We saw one other person in there while we were there! We got her to take this pic of us.

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    We thought it was a shame that not more people came to appreciate this area.

    After Exposition Hall we headed out to get some Taco Salads for dinner at Pecos Bill. It was sooo good and if you wanna read my review please check out my dining review!

    After dinner it was time to hit Splash Mountain. I was so excited because I hadn’t been on since I was a kid, last time I went it was closed for refurbs.

    We both LOVED it and the songs were caught in our head all day! We didn’t get a drop of water on us either!

    After Splash it was time for Spectro Magic. We couldn’t find a spot in front so we asked a cast member and they suggested we go to Pecos Bill and watch it. There were a couple others there and we just copied them by standing on a stool and watching over the fence.

    We (well more me) were both in awe of how beautiful Spectro was! It was wonderful! I had never seen it before!


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  16. Vallie

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    Heres the top 10 spectro pics. They aren’t nearly as good as the day parade!
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    After Spectro we decided to skip Wishes because we were tired and didn’t want to be stuck in the rush afterwards so we headed back to the bus stop and soon enough we were back at POP.

    We were excited because our new room was ready! We were sooo excited to have a king sized bed! and a much much closer room! it took us no time to find it! We went back to the room to watch some Stacy TV and a show on DVC membership!

    Here are some pics of our wonderful preferred room!
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    We loved our king sized bed and especially our fridge! Yay for upgrades!!

    We were both exhausted so soon enough we fell asleep.



    uP next: Sea World!
     
  17. Nicole786

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    Great updates!! Where is exposition hall? I've never been that looks like fun!!
     
  18. WEDWDW

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    It is in the same building as Tony's Town Square restaurant just inside Magic Kingdom.The Camera Center is in the "front" of Exposition Hall.Most Guests don't even know it is there.It's a GREAT place to "get away" for a few minutes.:)
     
  19. Vallie

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    what she said ^^^ it really is a great place to get away. its so quiet in there! and they even have chairs so you can sit and watch old disney cartoons. :goodvibes
     
  20. shordiebecka

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    great updates! I have actually never been in the exhibition hall but now I want to! where exactly is it? On my trips to Disney this year, I am going to make sure to take tons of pictures of toon town & the old fantasyland!
     
  21. Vallie

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    thank u!! exposition hall is right beside tonys town square resturant as you enter the park. in the front, its where you can get all your photopass stuff done and if you go towards the back of the building its where all the cutouts and screen is. its so quiet and its a great place to get away for a few minutes, as mentioned above :)

    make sure you take tons of pics! im really disappointed i didnt take more pics of toon town, actually i dont think i took many last time i went to disney either.
     

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