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a girls-only birthday weekend w/ the mouse! sept. '07 w/ pics! THE END!!! :(

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by punkin413, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. TunaJr

    TunaJr Life's a Brick!

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    Yeah! another trip report from Dawn.......Looking forward to the rest of the report and your thoughts on Old Key West......Never have stayed there.....anyway, it really sucks driving in the rain...I always pack a couple of cold ones in the cooler to fire down once we have checked-in to take the edge off after a long drive....can't wait for more....popcorn:: now back to :surfweb:
     
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  3. pamrob

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    Subscribing to the new thread. Great start to your report. Maybe I'll get started on mine - the laundry pile is almost "normal" now!
     
  4. LISAMWDW

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  5. praisehisname

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    Hey Dawn! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your girls' trip!

    Denise
     
  6. tinkgurl

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    I'm here Dawn! popcorn::
     
  7. Goofster57

    Goofster57 What if the “Hokey Pokey” really is what it’s all

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    Enjoyed your last Trip report so I have to subscribe to this one,

    Sounds like a good start,

    4 hours sleep, could be interesting....:upsidedow
     
  8. Disneyolic

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    Hi BFF! I love seeing my name.

    Hey! Now I'm getting a bit ticked that you are signing up to all these TRs and not mine! I am a faithful reader of yours. Like whatEVAH! :rotfl2:
     
  9. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    OKW was nice and quiet. i probably wouldn't stay there again though. the customer service wasn't disney-esque and it was kinda old-looking. and the transportation was horrid. i LOVED the 429 shortcut. it was deserted when we were on it, too, but it was around midnight so it was definitely deserted!

    thanks for coming over!

    :laughing: i had to post it twice for the late-comers!

    thanks for saying hello! i lurk sometimes too....it's cool!

    i don't mind the rain but this rain was so heavy and i couldn't see anything at some points! i love driving at night though. i think i drive better at night!

    no idea about the toilet thing.....so strange! :confused3

    you gotta know erin......she has a dry, sarcastic sense of humor and she said that the entire trip!

    thank you!!!! :goodvibes

    we got a good bit done, but it was EXHAUSTING! i'm so glad we're planning on relaxing during our trip in april '08!

    OKW was pretty and peaceful, but the customer service wasn't that great and the bus system was horrible (at least the one day we used it). i don't think i'd go back. but everyone likes something different! HAVE A BLAST ON YOUR TRIP!!!! :yay:

    it was interesting! thanks for subbing!

    good point! :laughing:

    she did it two nights in a row! :rotfl: she's so silly.

    it's just my OCD kicking in.....nothing to brag about! :lmao:

    glad you're here!!! :)

    :laughing: she loves that rollercoaster tycoon game. my husband's the one that got her hooked on it. thanks, honey! :rolleyes:

    4:00 a.m.? what were you doing up, silly girl? i need to get caught up on your TR....i've been MIA from all my TRs since i've been home from disney. :guilty:

    thanks for following me over here!

    like i said above, OKW was pretty and peaceful, but the customer service lacked and the transporation wasn't very good. you'll get more details later. ;)

    let me know the link when you start!!!

    is that flavored popcorn? :laughing:

    thanks for reading! :)

    oh, good! i had hoped you'd be here.

    um....yeah....to say the least. thanks for subbing! :)
     
  10. kthom

    kthom Earning My Ears

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    Subscribing...loved your other report(s?), think I commented a few times , but I mostly lurk. Great start...looking forward to more:)
     
  11. nyyankeegirl

    nyyankeegirl Mouseketeer

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    Great start! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your girls trip. I'm hoping to do that same type of trip next year- -so I'll have to live vicariously through your TR for now! :surfweb:
     
  12. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    tara - if you see anything in here that i remember incorrectly, please feel free to jump in! i didn't take notes, so i'm doing all this off memory and pictures.

    the alarm went off WAY too early at 6:30. we rolled out of bed reluctantly and got ready. we wanted to catch a bus to MK between 7:15-7:30 because we had an 8:10 ADR at kona cafe and would have to either take the monorail or a boat from MK. if i recall correctly, we caught a bus within a couple minutes and we were the ONLY ones on the entire bus. we started talking to our driver and he asked where we were going. we told him to kona and he offered to take us directly to the poly since there was no one else on the bus. um...yeah.....that's fine with us! :thumbsup2

    so to the poly we went. we ended up getting there like half an hour before our ADR, but they sat us almost right away. our server was very friendly and we had great service there. i wanted some pressed pot coffee, but neither tara nor erin were into the coffee (on only 4 hours of sleep??? yeah, it was strange to me, too), so i just got a cup for myself. i ordered tonga toast with bacon and tara also ordered tonga toast. i had originally wanted to share the tonga toast and a big kahuna with erin, but i found out she's allergic to bananas! so no splitting for us. needless to say, the tonga toast was very yummy and i was NOT disappointed! erin got the blueberry pancakes, but i didn't take a pic of anyone else's food but mine.

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    i had two people comment on my alice crocs while were sitting. erin still thinks i'm a freak. :laughing:

    after we were finished eating, to our surprise our server appeared with this....

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    yay! our first birthday surprise!!!!! :woohoo: it was some sort of little cream puff thingie. pretty good, but we were all so full we didn't even finish that little thing.

    erin went to smoke while tara and i took care of the check. when we left we went down to the smoking area and no erin. i was like, "great.....erin's lost at the poly." just then my cell rang and it was her. she was back up at the restaurant. we must've passed each other at some point. :rolleyes:

    we then caught the monorail over to the MK. as we were walking down the monorail ramp, we heard the opening ceremony finishing up. erin could see mickey and the gang in the distance and she was like, "oh, my gosh.....it's mickey!!!!" and she seriously got tears in her eyes. we made our way over to the guest services area and i traded my voucher in for a real-life AP! :woohoo:

    we got through the gates and saw that the park was already decorated for fall.....

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    just then i heard somebody say something about pluto. i looked over to the left and there he was! me and erin jumped in line. we were the second to meet him!

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    here's some more pics of main street all decorated for fall.....so pretty!

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    we made our way to tomorrowland through the noodle station shortcut and i got us fastpasses for space mountain for later.

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    we decided to ride buzz first.....no wait! here's erin and tara behind me on the ride. erin's looking at her gun like, "what the heck is this thing???" :rotfl2:

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    we decided to come back and finish tomorrowland later and made our way to fantasyland. no one was up for doing the teacups with me and it's kinda silly to spin by yourself, so we bypassed those. i don't see what's wrong with spinning around in circles with a stomach full of tonga toast! :rolleyes1

    the first thing we did in fantasyland was the pooh ride. i hadn't done this before so it was all new to me too. of course erin was asking if it was scary while we were walking towards it. yeah......the pooh ride is the SCARIEST THING HERE!!!! :laughing:

    he's so cute!

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    continued in next post.....http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=21127070&postcount=32
     
  13. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    next we went on snow white. no wait here, either. while were in what little line there was (literally just waiting for a car to pull up), i noticed the wishing well over to the left. i've never seen this before!

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    the entire time erin kept asking if anything was going to jump out at her. :lmao:

    up next was mickey's philharmagic.....

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    this of course was a hit. i just love donald in this one! :donald:

    we decided to go ahead and wait in the small line for peter pan. i don't think we waited more than 10 minutes before we were flying into neverland!!! :cloud9:

    next came it's a small world. while we were waiting in the very small line, we saw a little girl up in the control booth waving at people. i think she won a dream to go up there or something.

    ray and i skipped this one back in may, so this is the first time i'd been on it since i was 15! it's cute, but WAY too long! here's some pics i took......

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    erin needed a smoke, so we headed towards the castle area because there's a courtyard for smokers in the back. tara and i went into tink's treasures to look around while erin was out smoking. here's peter with tink's box!

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    we found erin behind the castle and i saw an angle of it i'd never seen before. at least the smokers have something cool to look at!

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    while we were standing there the "dream along with mickey" show started. i got a shot of the backstage stuff goin on....

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    tara and i were itching to ride the haunted mansion because of the rehab, so we made our way over there...

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    the entire time we were standing in line erin was asking if the ride was scary. she's so silly! she made me promise to tell her if anything was going to jump out at her. of course nothing jumps out at you during the HM because it's completely cheesy! i did, however, fail to warn her about the little head that pops over the headstone during the graveyard scene. she got SO MAD at me for that one! :rolleyes1

    the changes in the HM were great! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! the things that stood out most to me most were that the stretching room got new wallpaper. also, there's a new scene with footsteps on a staircase that reminds me of harry potter. the best thing i thought was the attic scene. you keep seeing pictures of a bride with her husband and his head's cut off. here's a pic i got of the end of that scene. the glowing "thing" is the bride and she has one of those lifelike faces that's talking to you as you go by....

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    after that we headed over to frontierland to see what the waits were for splash and BTMRR. erin and tara got in line for splash while i went and got fastpasses for BTMRR. i found them in line and i think we waited about 15 minutes for splash.

    erin loved this ride (as does everyone!). tara would tell her, "erin, this is the big drop" when it wasn't. :rotfl: we're so mean. i don't think we got too wet on the drop....we got SOAKED during the part where you pass the big drop and it sprays on you. it got the entire right side of my body wet!

    here's my redneck picture. me and tara ducked at the bottom so that erin got more of the water than we did!

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    after going to the restroom and wringing out my shorts, we headed to pecos bill's for lunch. it was crowded, but we didn't have to wait too long. i got a burger without cheese and loaded up on pickles at the fixins bar. :goodvibes we found a seat pretty easily. my burger was okay....nothing special. the bun was really hard. i had heard good things about this place, but i don't think i'll be back. i like casey's hot dogs better!

    stay tuned for the rest of our MK-on-4-hours-of-sleep experience! :flower3:

    next installment: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=21178247&postcount=55
     
  14. princessjv

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    I am glad you arrived safe and got through those rains okay! Erin is a hoot. Did you worry when she started to tell you that she wasn't going on rides?

    You got some great pictures! You must have been on a mission.

    I am ready for more!

    When I was there a few years ago in the fall I am pretty sure it wasn't decorated. That is great! I am excited to see it all!
     
  15. tinkgurl

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    Great update!

    1) Love the Alice shirt on ya! :cutie:

    2) Love the Main Street pictures! They do make it look beautiful for fall!

    3) I can't believe you've never noticed the wishing well on Snow White!
     
  16. nyyankeegirl

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    Sounds like you are having a fun day! Do you have a pic of your "Alice Crocs"? Never heard of them. Are they the Mary Jane's???
     
  17. KimAshton

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    subscribing cannot wait to read more. :)
     
  18. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    at first i did worry, but then when she was asking me about the safari she said, "what are you riding in?" and i said, "it's like a big truck with like 30 people in it, not like a little jeep or anything." and then she said, "i'm not riding it." i knew at that point she was kidding. i mean, why would that make her not want to ride it, ya know? so then it became a joke the rest of the trip. I'M NOT RIDING IT!!!!!

    1) thanks! i was gonna wear the peter pan one, but it's made of that stretchy material that starts stretching out when you get sweaty, so i didn't want to wear that at our all-day MK day!

    2) it was gorgeous!!!

    3) i'm sure i saw it when i was a kid and just don't remember it. before last may, i hadn't been since i was 15 and i'm 31 now. i guess i just didn't notice it last may! :laughing:

    they're kinda like mary jane crocs, but they're slimmer and they don't have holes. i don't think you can see them in any pictures until our MGM day. but i did take a pic for my pre-TR. here's the link to that post: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=20590535&postcount=147

    here's the link for them at the crocs website: http://shop.crocs.com/pc-421-4-alic...=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products
     
  19. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    thanks for joining in!!! :)
     
  20. Hedy

    Hedy <font color=blue>I'm <s>22</s> 27 and I still kind

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    That is great food porn pic of the Tonga Toast.
     
  21. SwansLoveDisney

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    Your day started out perfectly...no one on the bus and a direct route to Poly, then getting in early for your ADRs!

    How was the comfort factor with the Alice crocs? I just bought me a pair today! (Actually, my mom is in town for a visit and she surprised me with them!)

    You girls are so funny telling Erin the drop was coming up when it wasn't. :rotfl: I love it!
     

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