A Disney Dream Come True - Nov/Dec TR ~ Oct10 Another TR :)

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  1. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    Wow that was a quite a doozy of a day wasn't it!!! So glad you guys were able to find Arianna so quickly!! I'm sure those minutes just took forever to pass!!!

    Well that day is done, now on to hopefully better days!!

    Loved the pictures!!!
     
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  3. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    I am so sorry Boma ended up that way :hug:. I have had days like that in WDW from time to time.

    I can't wait to read more about your trip!
     
  4. ZeroToHero

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    No worries about our slightly delayed meeting! That's what I got paid to do, so I was able to jump right into action.

    It was great seeing you, and I like our picture! I'm only sorry that the day didn't turn out very well - we had days like those as a family last August, and it really brings everything down. :/
     
  5. Mickey_Mom

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    I think the groundhog is still sleeping :laughing: but an early spring sure sounds nice right now!

    Safe to say Boma is not a restaurant we will ever be returning to on family trips. :sad2: Now if I went with anyone else...... ;) Thankfully that was the lowest point of the trip and things only get better.

    Yeah, I still love the big lug. :rotfl: A few days more into the trip when we were having a particularly fun moment, I decided to ask him what was causing him the blahs on this day -- Without actually owning up to anything, :rolleyes1 he said he did not like Boma at all.

    Ariana's focus is something we really need to help her with -- she wanders constantly. Between now and our next trip, we need to come up with a strategy. :thumbsup2

    Oooo a dinner package -- don't worry, your secret is safe with me! ;)

    Welcome back! That was definately the most crowded spot in which she's wandered away. Yeesh! I'm happy to say the trip only got better from here!

    With the good comes the bad..... :rolleyes: Thankfully, the bad is done!

    I like our picture too! :goodvibes If you have to have a bad day, it happened early enough in the trip this time that the rest of our days more than made up for it. :thumbsup2
     
  6. Angies1274

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    Hi Tracy!:goodvibes

    I'm so glad to hear you had such a great moms trip!!:thumbsup2 I need to get over to the TR and check it out! I'm so behind on all my subscribed threads.:guilty:

    Love all your pics!!! But...oh my goodness! How scary about Ariana wandering off. :eek:

    The queue for Lotso is so adorable!! I read in another report that he really smells like strawberries. That would be so cool!! He looks so cuddly but I'm not sure the boys would give him such a warm reception after how he acted in the movie!:laughing:

    So sorry Boma didn't work out for everyone.:sad2: That is why I have been hesitant to go there....my gang is very picky.:rolleyes:

    Fingers crossed that the next day was better for you!!:goodvibes
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Wow! Thats scary about Arianna.
    That sucks about your bad day too. Men can be such babies! Glad things turn around though.
     
  8. Mickey_Mom

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    Hey Angie! Oh no worries, I'm always behind on all my subscriptions.... I'm lurking on a lot then blam! try to catch up in one big post. :laughing:

    Ariana is just always so happy on these trips that she's raring to move on to the next thing to see.... she has to work on making sure we're with her. :rolleyes:

    I really thought Demetri was going to poo-poo seeing Lotso, but when the time came to meet him he was thrilled and yes, he really does smell like strawberries! He's just so huggable! Naughty, but huggable.

    If you do take your picky gang to Boma, make it an early dinner. One other valuable lesson I learned on this trip -- no early breakfasts and no late dinners! :thumbsup2

    Hi Jen! Ariana certainly keeps us on our toes. It was so different being on the Spectrum Moms trip and not have to constantly look around for her! Ugh, men sometimes! George keeps me on my toes too! :rotfl2:
     
  9. Mickey_Mom

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    Tuesday, November 30th
    Day 4 – Disney Hollywood Studios
    Weather: high of 85 degrees, low of 64 degrees
    What we wore: shorts and t-shirts



    Today was my DHS do-over. The day before had been crap with a few punches of highlights. :rotfl: Today I was determined to wave bye-bye to that! We had a 10am breakfast reservation at 1900 Park Fare and surprise! We were running late. :sad2: Reaching Magic Kingdom, we took a boat over to the Grand Floridian.


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    We walked as quickly as we could from the dock to the check in to learn they were behind on their reservations and it would be a while before we could be seated.

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    If I'd known what 'a while' would entail we would have skipped it but for now we were happy wandering the lobby and seeing all the wonderful decorations.

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    Still not ready for us yet......

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  10. Mickey_Mom

    Mickey_Mom DIS Veteran

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    Still not quite ready for us. How stunning is this floor?


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    It was probably about then I saw a fellow DISer crossing the lobby heading over towards what I think was the boats. It was Happydog and her husband, but I couldn't recall her first name and I didn't think it was entirely appropriate to yell out, "Hey Happydog!" so I smiled to myself and silently waved to them.


    Oh yeah.... still not ready for us.


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    Then.... our pager thingie went off! :yay: Gotta say, as long as our wait was, once we were seated, the characters were just flying to our table!


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    Notice Ariana has two Baby Simba's now. I forgot to say at the end of The Day after Boma, we'd gone into the gift store at AKL before heading to the buses. We knew the original Baby Simba was needing a make over so I bought her another one. Ariana calls her Baby Kiara. :love:

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    The Mad Hatter was a very cool character to meet, but unfortunately he was so rushed to visit all the tables before the restaurant was closing that he spent hardly any time with us. Ariana was thrilled however that he cuddled Baby's Simba and Kiara.

    Now this fine lady on the other hand.....

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    She was wonderful and Alex loved how completely in character she was.... we had a lot of luck with Mary Poppins meets this trip. :thumbsup2


    Alice was a teeny bit wide-eyed and came off a bit trippy and odd....

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  11. Mickey_Mom

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    Last but certainly not least was Tigger!

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    You can't tell from the picture but as a single unit all five of them were bouncing up and down. :laughing:


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    Pooh Bear made one last quick stop back at our table again and the restaurant was closing up.

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    Our server was by no means rushing us though, she came back to us a few times with special treats including a cup full of Smarties for Ariana (her favorite!) and these guys.... Tink for Ariana and Buzz for Demetri.


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    Heading out, we made one quick stop at George's suggestion for a photo op....

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    ... and grabbed the bus over to DHS.

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    Today was going to be about doing our favorites and catching the Osborne Lights! :yay: :yay: First stop......


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    I don't remember who my parter was this time around.....

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    Well there's George and Alex so it wasn't them.... :rolleyes:


    The day before the line for the Little Mermaid had been nuts so while it wasn't so bad now, we stopped for this wonderful show.


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    No flash photography, but here's a another video -- enjoy!


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    Next we decided to go to the Great Movie Ride. Would we ever get the cowboy side????

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    Have you ever seen that episode of Friends where they're all in Vegas and Joey is at a blackjack table when he finds his "hand twin"? :rotfl2:


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    Demetri has found his hand twin!!
     
  12. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    wow :( What a horrible end to the day + having a missing child :( Sorry the others didn't like Boma. I have only been there for breakfast and ended up with food posioning so it was not a magical experience for me either!

    Hopefully the rest of the trip isn't as horrible as that day :(
     
  13. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Love the updates! I have 1900 PF booked too. I just really want to see mary Poppins, so I'm glad to hear you liked her. Where is your table at? I am trying to figure it out. I see a door open behind your table, but it doesn't look like where you come in at.
     
  14. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Looks like a better start to the next day even though you had a wait at 1900! My friends and I had the same thing when we were there + we had one of the last ADRs of the morning so I know how you feel too! We did have a ton of character interaction as well. I think the MH stopped by a time or two at our table..he was fun!

    Glad to see that the start of DHS was better :) Love the hand twin!! Who was it??
     
  15. Tinkermom76

    Tinkermom76 Gawrsh

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    I LOVE the hand twin!!!!

    I liked Dinner at 1900 better than breakfast, the characters are more fun too because they are all face characters
     
  16. wdwgirl03

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

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    Ugh, that does sound like a rough ending to your day! Atleast it seems like the start of your next day was going better. :thumbsup2

    I'm loving all the Christmas decoration pictures. I may be getting to see them again this year...:rolleyes1;)
     
  17. Stefy

    Stefy Fantasising of our next DCL & WDW Trip

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    Ok all caught up :)

    Sorry your Boma dinner (and end of DHS Day) wasn't great. I totally get what you mean about the drums, so loud!

    Looks like the next day was alot better, apart from waiting ages for 1900. Great photos and yummy breakfast :)

    Loving all the photos too, esp the Christmas decorations :goodvibes
     
  18. Mickey_Mom

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    Thank heavens no food poisoning for us that day -- can you imagine?! Boma deserves a do-over ... but just for me! ;)

    Mary Poppins has always been great wherever we've seen her. :goodvibes I love that character! Our table was at the extreme opposite end of the restaurant from the normal doors you go into. Literally the last table you can sit at. The doors behind us were actually quite convenient as a set of bathrooms were right there.

    I wish the Mad Hatter'd had more time for us. I'm glad we did it but I do prefer the dinner. We had so much fun there with the Spectrum Moms trip - one thing in particular had me crying from laughter -- but you'll have to come over to the TR to hear that story. ;)

    I'm not sure who the hand twin was! I forgot to look for the name before we booted it into the GMR. The picture says Taylor but I can't find anything from a Google search - anyone know?

    I ended up liking the dinner better too but I'm really glad we did the breakfast. Argh! I can't find the name of the hand twin! I'll have to check that out next time.....

    Yay!! :yay:

    Hey Stefy! Our second day at DHS was definately filled with more highlights. Osborne Lights are coming up and another DIS meet!!! :banana:
     
  19. jenjolt

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    Awww...what a great morning at 1900 Park Faire!! I really would like to eat there sometime for breakfast since I love breakfast food so much!!!

    Love the pictures of the kids!!

    YAY a Do-over day at DHS and things are looking good so far WOOT WOOT!!!

    Can't wait to hear more!!!!!! I just love DHS and so want to see the Osborne lights some day!!!
     
  20. Daddy_of_Princesses

    Daddy_of_Princesses The downside of being better than everyone else is

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    I'm all caught up. Good to know I'm not the only bad parent that loses their children. It's a shame your day turned out so bad, we had some bad moments, but they never lasted long.
     
  21. Mickey_Mom

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    You haven't seen the Osborne Lights? Oh you really have to... they literally took my breath away. It's packed when they first start up but it's worth it!

    Oh gosh no, you're not the only one! That wasn't the first time Ariana has wandered off and unfortunately I'm sure it won't be the last. Last trip we lost Demetri and Ariana at the same time.... :guilty: Our do-over DHS day was MUCH better!
     

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