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Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by creativeamanda, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    I'll have dinner there for the first time in February. I can't wait to try it!

    Exactly! If I'm going to have to ride the bus everywhere, then I might as well stay at POR and save the $$.

    Yeah, that family ride at BB is awesome!

    You should really try it!

    You know, that phone finally gave out a couple of months ago. We left the contract going and got Sweetie an iPhone 4 for Christmas. No trips off of Dumbo for that one!
     
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    Joining in late but I am enjoying your TR !!!
     
  4. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    :welcome: So Glad to have you!
     
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    Ooohhh...if Typhoon Lagoon plays Jimmy then that may make me go there. Love Jimmy Buffet!
     
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    After taking some pictures on a coffee run, Sweetie and I left the room to get to EMH at Animal Kingdom. Before we left, though, I had to snap pictures of the lake and scenery I ran through that morning:

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    What a pretty sight!

    We then went over to the bus stop and headed to our first area for the day. . .

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    Weren't we just here?

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    Ah, AK AM EMH, where have you been for the last year?!?

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    Hmmmmm. . .a bit crowded. Turn to the right through Dinoland!

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    So we can get to that!​

    We rode Everest 6 times (yes, 6) by 9 am. And before breakfast, we had grabbed all of these:

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    Those in the middle? They were return ones because EE went down while we were in line the day before.​

    We had to stop for breakfast. We discovered this place for breakfast the previous summer. . .

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    And no, no breakfast pizza

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    Yum, the breakfast of champions, aka, the Bounty Platter at every CS location on site.​

    So fast passes in hand, we were heading off for the safari!
     
  7. amandaw

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    I always love early morning pictures....so pretty!!

    I can't believe how many times y'all rode EE. That's awesome! :thumbsup2
     
  8. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    Before I can even get into the pictures from the safari, I have to say that it is the one ride I do almost every trip that I really don't like. The reason I don't like it is sometimes this is the one ride that can wreck every plan. And I mean every plan. I've been stuck with giraffes crossing the road for 45 minutes on this ride. You just can't ever tell what the animals are going to do.

    Anyway, we used fast passes for the ride this day.

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    Sunbathing here, nothing to see. . .

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    Outta the way, I have this

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    Is it wrong I'm doing the doggy paddle?

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    Make sure you get my good side

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    No pictures please

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    Okay, if you insist

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    Well, hello there, beautiful

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    Wow. Yep, the giraffes blocked the trucks. This one is filled with food and it lures the animals off of the road.

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    You'll know I'm here if I hit you.

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    Hey, guys, the people are here!

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    No real caption. This one id just beautiful!

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    No, you can't even look at me.

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    Hakuna Matata! Hey, where is Timon?

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    I'm sorry, this bird looks like a dinosaur to me.

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    And I'm scared of it.

    Only a 15 minute delay this time, we headed on out to spend more time at Animal Kingdom.
     
  9. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    Thanks, Amanda!
     
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    Love the safari pics!

    Funny you say that you always ride the safari but you don't really like it. It's the one ride I always ride in AK that I actually like. :lmao:
     
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    It's not that I don't like it, it's just it's hard to plan for and the control freak in me can't stand that. :rotfl2:
     
  12. Disney9.9.10

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    Lovely pictures as always!

    I don't think that I could handle riding EE 6 times!! Especially 6 times by 9am!
     
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    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    We try to see how many we get in on those EMH mornings!
     
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    We left the safari to head back over to Expedition Everest. We had a fast pass left over and kne we wanted to use it before we left.

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    *sigh* My favorite.

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    I love this ride!

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    As we were leaving, we had to wait for this. . .

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    Out of our way. . .we're celebrities!​

    Yes, the duck family had a CM escort!

    We left Animal Kingdom to drive back to the resort and then head over to. . .

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    Sweetie shopping for pins

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    My favorite store

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    For a long time, this was my Facebook pic

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    Pretty flowers outside of Portobello. I want these at my house.


    We headed to. . .

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    To go to here:

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    This was our first visit to Disney Quest. How did we feel about it? Stay tuned. . .
     
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    Interested to see what y'all thought of Disney Quest. We haven't been there since 2004 and we thought it was just alright.
     
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    It seems that not much has changed. . .
     
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    When we last left, Sweetie and I were heading into DisneyQuest. We've been asked what we thought of it. The short answer to that question is that we really were not awed by it. There is one good thing there: CyberSpace Mountain. But it certainly does not make up for the price tag.

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    We did make a pretty cool coaster

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    This was just okay.​

    We stayed there all of an hour and a half. As we were leaving, we were surveyed. I noticed that on new packages a free pass to DisneyQuest is included. Perhaps they hope to get people interested. I would not pay to go back.

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    The price for the balloon is reasonable--like $20. Still too scared of heights to try it

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    Jenny!

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    We headed for the bus stop. We had expected to spend longer at DisneyQuest, but felt it would be best to just go to the Yacht and Beach Clubs.

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    For some reason, I feel like I'm home.

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    Is it just me or is this like a magnet for little kids?

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    Ah, I can almost smell this lobby.

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    The famous short cut hallway

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    That leads to this gate, very close to the International Gateway

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    I believe these were left over from the International FLower and Garden Festival at the International Gateway in Epcot

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    My favorite thing about the Epcot area resorts

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    Ah, France

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    And our reason for heading there. . .Creme Brulee from Boulangerie Patisserie

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    My husband's favorite camel

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    Yeah, I'm not so sure I'd buy that. That's $82, not $42

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    I love this tilework

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    My favorite sight
    continued. . .
     
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    Here is a little known fact. . .you can call the pay phones in Epcot's World Showcase. Prior to leaving, dh and I decided to surprise our daughter. So as we were heading over there, I texted dh and told him to call #2.

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    Sweetie non the wiser

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    Me verifying which number to call

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    "Mom, the phone is ringing."

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    What do you mean, answer it?

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    Daddy!!!

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    Now me talking to him. . ."Did we get her good?"​

    We headed back over to the resorts area. . .

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    I'll be there soon!

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    One of my favorite beaches in the world

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    We just went here and sat for a while. It was so nice!

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    And the view was wonderful

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    Out of our reverie, we headed on to dinner. . .

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    Some people like it. Some hate it. It's one of our favorites on Disney property and I am eating here for both breakfast and dinner in February.

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    She was happy to be here.

    After dinner sights. We were heading to Hollywood Studios, where we just did not stay at all. We were too tired. But here's our walk to the bus stop. . .

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    It's at this point that I decide that one day, I want to run around this lake. Strange desire, I know, but I will do it!

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    We actually went in the ticket styles.

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    And into the park itself.

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    We got in line for this, and then just decided we were too tired to keep going. So we went back to the bus stop to sleep and get a good day in the next day. Time? Like 8pm.​
     
  19. natebenma

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    I copied this from a thread on the DIS 3 or 4 years ago- the playlist from Typhoon Lagoon.

    Not sure if it is still current or not.

    Jamaica Ska- Annette Funicello
    Gypsy Surfer- The Avantis
    Don't Worry Baby -The Beach Boys
    Sloop John B -The Beach Boys
    Surfin' USA -The Beach Boys
    Surfin' Safari -The Beach Boys
    Hawaii -The Beach Boys
    Bullwinkle Part II -The Centurions
    Pipeline -Chantays
    Shake 'n' Stomp -**** Dale and His Del Tones
    Surf Beat -**** Dale and His Del Tones
    Riders In the Sky -**** Dale and His Del Tones
    Hava Nagila - **** Dale and His Del Tones
    Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
    Mr Rebel -Eddie & The Showmen
    Underwater -The Frogmen
    The Lonely Surfer -Jack Nitzsche
    Little Old Lady From Pasadena- Jan & Dean
    Ride the Wild Surf- Jan & Dean
    Surf City - Jan and Dean
    When Salome Plays the Drums- Jimmy Buffett
    He Went To Paris -Jimmy Buffett
    Fins -Jimmy Buffett
    Middle Of The Night -Jimmy Buffett
    Margaritaville -Jimmy Buffett
    Volcano -Jimmy Buffett
    Surf Rider -The Lively Ones
    Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-kets
    Out of Limits - The Marketts (Ed.-Not the same band... I checked)
    In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
    Bread and Butter - Newbeats
    (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay -Otis Redding
    Penetration -Pyramids
    Boss -The Rumblers
    New York's A Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
    Surfin' Bird -The Trashmen
    Walk Don't Run -The Ventures
    Wipeout -The Ventures
     
  20. natebenma

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    I was behind an update or two...

    What a great start at AK

    EEEMH (Everest Early Extra Magic Hour)

    I love your pictures from the safari- really nice shots of the hippos. I'm not sure that I have seen them out of the water before. Or maybe I am never looking on the land as we go by.

    That is one great shot of a lion tale!

    But of course the cutest animal picture of all from that day is the mama with her baby ducks!

    I didn't know about the DQ ticket now being included with the packages. Blech! We went once or twice, not my cup of tea! The Pirates Simulation is cool. The River Rafting was too hard for my family. We didn't try cyber space mountain- any comparisons to Sum of All Thrills in EPCOT? Better? Worse? Different?

    The biggest issue we had at DQ were rude people. There is no real time limit to the games you are playing, so you can be waiting in line to try something and the guy using the game doesn't leave. Once we waited about 10 mintues for a game, when the guy (always a guy) finally left, another family tried to swoop in and play. Um. NO!

    I loved your visit to the Yacht & Beach Club, of course, complete with secret passageway.

    You had a really fun journey into the World Showcase. I have never successfully executed the phone call to the booths! I now have the numbers programmed into my phone, but on one trip, either I kept forgetting to bring the number or I had the numbers but not my phone. Then, on our June class trip, the night we were in the world showcase was pouring rain!

    My family enjoys the Cape May Cafe too. Glad to hear you will be eating there a couple of times soon.
     
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    Yep, sounds like DisneyQuest is pretty much the same as it was back in 2004. :sad2: But, it sounds like y'all made the best of the rest of the day and had a nice, leisurely time.

    Love that your DH called the phone booth and surprised your DD!

    This is great! Thank you for posting.
     

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