A few pics from the World

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  1. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    I've learned something important about myself. I alway try to do a trip report but find that within a few days, I've burned myself out at the parks and neglect updating my report.

    So this time, I will upload some pictures I've captured without alot of dialogue.

    I will start by saying that it was my DW's birthday yesterday and I wanted to give her something different this year so I booked a couple of nights at the Contemporary.

    View of the Grand Canyon Concourse from outside our door:

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    View of the MK from our room:

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    Potato Leek soup and Turkey sandwich from Be Our Guest restaurant. Yum:

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    Today's wait time for "It's a Small World":

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    But it's 80 minutes at "Haunted Mansion":

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    ~ David
     
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  3. rmcildw2m

    rmcildw2m DIS Veteran

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    nice pictures can we have more please?:thumbsup2
     
  4. scooter7487

    scooter7487 Where Dreams Come True

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    Crowds ouch! We have been twice at holidays. Probably our best time was for New Years. Parks insane but we went in knowing rides were hit and miss but we actually got some days when me was not even close to a summer day. We went to dhs New Year's Eve and had a blast. We are planning in doing it again next year. The crowds are crazy and that is why is suggest first timers never go at Christmas, spring break, thanksgiving or July 4th. I remember walking into mk 4 days before Christmas and saying wow we made a mistake! Then it started snowing (bubbles of course) but looked like snow and Christmas music and weight off my shoulders was incredible. Thanks for the pics and show more!
     
  5. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    We'll be doing DHS this year. Dancing to the sounds of Mulch Sweat and Shears.

    ~ David
     
  6. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    We just received a very nice gift delivered to our room for Cathy's Birthday from some very very special friends. You are too kind and we can't thank you enough M & D.

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    ~ David (and Cathy)
     
  7. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    One of the things that makes the crowds bearable is the Mickey's "Once Upon a Christmas Time" parade:

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    ~ David
     
  8. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Thanks for the nice report! Post more, as a photographer I like reports that are photo-heavy and word-light. ;) Who needs Haunted Mansion when there is a 75 minute wait for Small World, *that's* scary!
     
  9. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel are starting to take shape:

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    ~ David
     
  10. wiigirl

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    Love your pics! :thumbsup2
     
  11. browniemtb

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    I can't get over the crowds....and 75 minutes for it's a small world, wow.
     
  12. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    love the pics!

    (i might still be twitching a little after that crowd pic near haunted mansion, though...;) )
     
  13. joelp

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    Much different than a month ago:

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    Thanks for the pictures and TR!!

    And after seeing your "crowd" pictures at the Haunted Mansion, you won't see me waiting in a line like that!! :)
     
  14. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    We checked out of the Contemporary and headed over to check in at Boardwalk. While waiting for the room to be readied, we took a drive to the Theme Park Connection.

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    Some of you may remember seeing this vessel in the gift/clothing shop at the Yacht Club. I have no real use for it but made an offer to take it off their hands. We're about $3000.00 apart.

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    Ah! It feels good to be home again.

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    A little night time treat from our balcony.

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    ~ David
     
  15. dbprimeaux

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    Awesome pictures and updates! We were at WDW during the week of Thanksgiving and GF DVC has made a lot of progress!!:cool1:
    Wendy
     
  16. mlittig

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    What awesome, gorgeous photos :woohoo: Thanks for posting :thanks:
     
  17. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    Quiet day at the pool leading up to New Year's Eve. Sun is out an temperatures are up.

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    Hollywood Studios at 5:00 PM is not all that busy.

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    I am testing out the camcorder on my phone when these characters come through:

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  18. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    Quiet day at the pool leading up to New Year's Eve. Sun is out an temperatures are up.

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    Hollywood Studios at 5:00 PM is not all that busy.

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    I am testing out the camcorder on my phone when these characters come through:

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  19. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    Lightning McQueen and Towmater

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    Phineas and Ferb

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    Dinner at Prime Time:

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  20. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    A recap of tonight's finale at American Idol Experience on the Jumbo Screen.

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    Mulch Sweat and Shears. These guys are FANTASTIC! I am a fan:

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  21. Daddio

    Daddio David's Vacation Club Rentals Approved Advertiser

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    It was a Fork and Dine night for us as we went to see Django. On the way, we stopped for a quick look at Splitsville:

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    ~ David
     

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