60 Candles, 30 Million Lights, Best Friends&Family at Disney--Priceless (New 5/23)

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  1. PhoenixStrength

    PhoenixStrength Waiting for my fairytale!

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    Yay for MVMCP! Sounds like you had a good start so far.

    I completely feel your pain on the new Photobucket, as I hate it! It freezes up constantly on me and is just not very user-friendly at all!
     
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  3. GrammyJudy

    GrammyJudy DIS Veteran

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    I am glad you showed some pictUres at MVMCP. I am trying to decide if we should do it next Dec. I am worried if the kids will be too tired. I know the 12 yr old will be ok but not sure about the 5 yr old. How was the parade? And was the park real Crowded?
     
  4. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    some more fun photos! the decorations are so pretty!!! can't wait to do the party!!
     
  5. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Sounds like you were off to a good start at the party! I have to live vicariously through holiday TRs to enjoy the decorations, so thanks for all the photos. :thumbsup2
     
  6. MeMom

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    Aaah, the excitement of a Disney party! :banana: I sure missed seeing the Christmas decorations this year, but they will be that much more exciting 10 1/2 months from now. :santa:



    I like this one. I'd like to see the kids' faces on the pictures he got of them. Makes me wonder if this might have been their first Big Thunder ride. :goodvibes
     
  7. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    So Kathy...I've decided Des can be a beauty on The Price is Right!! In between WDW trips of course :goodvibes Yay for MVMCP!! As you know we didn't love it...but I'll attempt a redo when the kids watch parades instead of riding BTMRR3-4 times in a row ;)
     
  8. Pluto0809

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    Yay, it's party time!

    The decorations and extra lights look beautiful.

    You got lots of rides in in what seems a short time. Were the lines really short?
     
  9. ChefDisneyLu

    ChefDisneyLu Mouseketeer

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    HI! I am a general lurker here reading TRs and enjoying every single one. I normally only post when the report is complete to thank the poster but I had to post while I was in the middle of reading.

    First, your family is so adorable! Your husband is so completely into the Disney state of mind and I think that is awesome! My DH is also into Disney and your TR gives me the hope that it won't change!

    Second, I have the mindset that in this big Disney community if two people share the same newscast then they are neighbors. Well....I live in Palos Heights (a SW suburb of Chicago)! So nice to meet ya neighbor!

    I am going to go back to reading now! Thank your for sharing!

    Lisa
     
  10. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Naturally... :rolleyes: :lmao::rotfl: :rotfl2:

    Great start to the Christmas Party!!! I loved all the little extra touches they add to the park for it. The projections around the park really are neat to see!
     
  11. WDisneyMom

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    Great updates!! Love all of the hat pictures as usual :)

    Congrats on your SB winnings!!

    I can't wait to try Teppan Edo....I love places like that! Sorry it was your last meal with Nicki and Todd :( goodbyes are too hard.
     
  12. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    I'm still waiting to hear what you thought of MVMCP... :rolleyes1

    You know, I'm sure Mark doesn't think I'm crazy. He seems to have just as much 'fun' as I do! :lmao::lmao:

    Isn't the MK all decked out for Christmas just awesome? :santa:
     
  13. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    These two really seem like they enjoy each other.:goodvibes

    ::yes::

    I'm pretty sure that's a requirement written on the back of your ticket.
     
  14. Chicago Mo

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    This is an amazing report. I feel like i am walking right with you!!!
    The MVMCP was my favorite!!! Besides the Osbourn lights of course!!!
    your shirts are THE BEST!!! so sorry they had to leave...
     
  15. ronnmel

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    I can't believe there are empty seats in the Big Thunder Mountain train! Wow!

    A sword fight is always fun. ;)
     
  16. KatMark

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    Alisha has terrible handwriting and had planned on using labels for them. I told her she could not do that (it was okay for the Save the Date cards), so me...being the wonderful future mother-in-law that I am, offered to write the envelopes out.

    We got quite a bit done in the short time we'd been there with lots more to come.

    It's driving me crazy!

    Des is a big Disney fan (she texted me a little bit ago for dinner suggestions not in one of the parks, but at a resort). He is a kid at heart, isn't he? And trust me, Rosie, he WOULD pole dance with you.

    I don't know why they can't leave things alone or give us the option of which version we want to use.

    Oh yes...you should definitely do it. I would just take a break in the afternoon and I think the 5 year old will be fine; just tell the 5 year old there are cookies and hot cocoa and a dance party and he/she will be raring to go.

    The decorations were gorgeous, and you and Megan are going to love the party.

    It was a good start; you and Maddie must do a Christmas trip one of these times. She would fall in love with the whole thing.

    I vividly remember that there was one kid who looked like she was scared to death...I'm definitely thinking first time.

    Well, she lost her job, so she could apply. She is a poser. I know you weren't in love with the party; it really depends on the kids and whether or not they just want to concentrate on rides or partake in the other offerings. I think this is part of the reason we waited until AFTER the kids stopped going with us.

    It was a very short time and we walked onto everything this night (unlike the Halloween Party two years ago).
     
  17. KatMark

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    Thank you again for joining...I am delighted to have you here.

    The extra touches just made it all that more magical and probably had a lot to do with the fact that we booked again for this year.

    I'm glad after all these trips that we finally tried it. I'm sorry it was our last meal with them too.

    I knew it would be awesome, but I never expected it to be that awesome.

    So that's where he found it? :rotfl2:

    Awww....you are so sweet and I'm glad you feel that way. I really liked the party, but nothing will top the Osborne Lights. I'm glad you liked our shirts. Yes, I was sorry they had to leave us too.

    It was really empty; I don't know if everyone was in line for cookies and cocoa or characters, but we walked onto everything!

    The boy loves his toys.
     
  18. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    No, Kathy. Sword fights are for grown ups. It was my brother in law. :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:
     
  19. KatMark

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    When I left you, we were all hungry. The kids wanted to go to Gaston's Tavern and Mark and I were more hungry than that, so we went to Cosmic Rays.

    Here is what the kids had:

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    Mark and I decided what we wanted and I sent him to find a table while I ordered our food.

    We shared the turkey sandwich:

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    We finished up our meal and texted Andy and it was decided that we would meet at It's A Small World since Mark and Des wanted to take that slow boat to China. Really? Can't we just skip it this year? Well, since we can't, I will make you all suffer right along with me with some pictures that I took and some of Des'.

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    There was no line for Peter Pan so we hopped over to ride that

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    After Peter Pan, we headed towards Tomorrowland. We were going to do the Tea Cups but for some reason they were shut down.

    Des got this awesome picture as we were walking into Tomorrowland

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    And I got a picture of how you knew where you could get cookies and hot cocoa

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    The kids wanted to do Space Mountain and there was like a five minute wait. So they left the camera, purse and everything else they had with us and off they went (we had no desire to do this...Mark refuses since his neck surgery; I'll probably give in to the girls in June).

    While we were waiting for them, I decided since I had not had dessert at dinner I would get some of this yummy stuff:

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    Continued in next post
     
  20. KatMark

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    While we were waiting for the kids there was a dance party going on and all the little ones were having a grand ole time.

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    Once the kids came back, we decided to go and find a spot for the castle show. It was packed already but we did find a great location where we knew that the rope would be moved once it started. And now I will just post pictures of the castle pictures and a few with the show for your viewing pleasure (we didn't get many with the show on it becasue of the tall guy in front of us--and this is a mixture of my pics and Des' pics and Andy's pics)

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    Up next...it's Holiday Wishes and a parade
     
  21. mickeystoontown

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    Ya'll really lucked up with the short wait times! I figured that they'd be much longer with it being a party night.

    Oh the castle pictures! It's so pretty with all the lights on it! I wanna see it mommy! I really really do!:rotfl:
     
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