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  1. creativeamanda

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

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    Man, now that's another playlist I need to make in iTunes. . .Perfact beach tunes, there.

    Haha. That's what it is for me!

    The CM said this was unusual..

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    It was. That was too cute. She had her own handlers and everything! I loved it!

    I'm probably going to use the DQ voucher just to do cyberspace mountain. It really is more realistic than Sum of all thrills.

    That is frustrating indeed. There seemed to be a lot of line cutting there, which really made me mad. We were there all of an hour and a half and did three things.

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    Eventually you will!

    I'm excited about that meal. I always feel like that is one of the better buffets in the evening because of the lack of characters. It makes it more relaxed. I am kind of over the whole character meal for dinner thing.

    We did have a good time. I think the phone booth was one of the more fun things we did!
     
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  3. Disney9.9.10

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    Somehow I missed your last couple of updates and just saw them now when the thread got bumped! I'm all caught up now though!

    Looks like you ladies had a busy day! I love how you and your husband surprised your daughter with the phone call! It looks like you really got her.

    I love Sweeties bag!

    Great pictures all around the resorts too, such lovely scenery :goodvibes

    We really love Cape May, but we've only ever gone for Breakfast. I could go for some of that breakfast right now :rotfl:
     
  4. creativeamanda

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

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    After getting the sleep we so desperately needed, we got up early the next morning for rope drop. . .

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    How many people can they squeeze in?

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    No halting for the rope drop.

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    Everyone seems to be going the same way, though

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    I love the theming over here, I really do.

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    So, 8:45 with a wait time of 20 minutes. Remember that.
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    Line is moving quickly

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    Monkeys and Scrabble? Looks like my son’s floor except there should be killer Legos thrown in there.

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    He was working!

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    Yeah, the cars spin too much for that

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    Was I the only kid who loved Lincoln logs more than Tinker toys?

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    So, 16 minutes in line and ride all told, and now it’s up to 60 minutes? This, ladies, and gents, is why I go ahead and do standby and let everyone else waste their time getting fast passes.

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    By 9:00, it’s already at that window? Pure craziness.

    And this is where I’m going to interject with a little opinion. Although I don’t completely like the idea of the nextgen and Fastpass+, I think it could possibly alleviate the bottleneck that is Toy Story Mania. While I’m not a fan of having to plan so much out, I’m also of the opinion that since Disney is almost definitely going to do it, we might as well get used to it and make the best of it. Complaining on the message boards honestly won’t help, and complaining before we know all the details really doesn’t help either.

    Okay, off soapbox.

    We headed away from the area, where we saw these. Brave had either just opened or was about to.

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    Okay, it was about to.

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    Apparently Tigger and Eeyore need lots of handlers. I understand. I can’t imagine the parents who would jump them!
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    Will I get Sweetie to ride it?

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    We look happy!

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    Fast passes first!
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    Great times, too!

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    What do you think Sweetie will think?


     
  5. creativeamanda

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

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    No worries! We did have a busy day and we were so tired! I would love to try Cape May for breakfast, but never seem to be able to fit it in!
     
  6. amandaw

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    Good start to the day @ DHS! :thumbsup2

    I prefer to ride TSMM standby 1st & then grab FPs if it works with our morning. Just seems logical.

    I'm a little apprehensive about all this FP+. But, I'm trying to wait for more info to come out before I get upset. :rotfl2: I figure by the time our December trip rolls around, I should be plenty prepared for it.

    I am going to say that I bet Sweetie rode ToT with you and enjoyed it!
     
  7. natebenma

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    This picture reminded me of one a friend of mine had this picture on Facebook this week

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  8. AGPrincess

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    Subbing! Love all the pictures, and love hearing about all the meals - sounds like you ate at all the tastiest places! :goodvibes
     
  9. creativeamanda

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

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    That seems like a good plan (re FP). We have to get those RnR FPs, so we ride each. There should be plenty of anecdotal comments about FP+ by December. I hope that it is better, though.

    I saw this! It's so cute!

    So glad to have you! We did have some awesome meals.
     
  10. creativeamanda

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

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    When we last left you, we were heading to the Tower of Terror. This was the wait time:

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    and Sweetie and I did not agree about this ride. I wanted her to try it. She didn't want to try it.

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    I got her in line, and she wanted to chicken out, but she did it.

    Her verdict: the ride would have been better and less scary without the storyline. She loved the ride, but the story scared the fool out of her.

    After getting her to ride, we headed to

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    Sweetie had this:

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    Peanut butter Darth Vader cupcake

    I had my favorite:

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    Red velvet cupcake.

    After all, I had to bribe her, didn't I?

    By that time, we headed here:

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    Love this door

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    Best few seconds!

    Sweetie really has not been a fan of this ride, but this time she was fine with it. We were in the middle of the ride, which made it better for her.

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    It was getting crowded:

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    After this, we headed to:

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    I love the effects over here!

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    No one does theming like Disney!

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    Streets of America!

    Coming up, touring more.
     
  11. amandaw

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    That's great that Sweetie tried ToT! And at least she liked the ride itself and just disliked the storyline.

    Those cupcakes look delicious!!
     
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    Loving your TR....can you believe I've never had a Disney cupcake? Well you've convinced me to try a few this time!
     
  13. Disney9.9.10

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    I'm a big ride wimp and have never been on ToT or RnR. I have some family members who keep trying to convince me, but so far, they have not been successful lol I agree with you about Disney's theming though - there is nothing like it!
     
  14. creativeamanda

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

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    The storyline, if you are younger, can really scare the heebies out of you! And those cupcakes are a must for me every trip. I'll be getting one in two weeks!

    Oh, you have to try them at Starring Rolls and at the Contempo Cafe!

    There is absolutely nothing like Disney theming! It is absolutely awesome every time!
     
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    After leaving Star Tours, we headed for a little "walk in the park", so to speak. . .

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    My favorite fountain in the park. . .I love it, and I don't really know why. I think it's because I grew up loving the Muppets

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    Another one here.

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    Sweetie in the same spot. YOu can tell how humid it was that day, because her hair is frizzing up.

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    San Francisco?

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    I truly needed to sit down by this time!

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    Sweetie as a Storm Trooper? During an actual Star Wars weekend day, this will have a Photopass photographer here.

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    Watch out for the water spouting Coke bottle!

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    I think these guys are so cool!​

    I had decided to go over to the Pixar area to see what the wait time was for Toy Story Mania. . . .

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    Anyone care to get in that line. Note the time--it was 11:14!

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    We headed for a slower pace. . .

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    They've moved Mickey to the front from over at the Brown Derby. While I miss him being over there, I think he deserves the spot at the front of the park. I believe, though, this is also the location for the Christmas tree? So what happens at Christmas is beyond me. . .

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    We headed over for lunch. If I remember correctly, I was probably driving. Then, we did some window shopping.

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    Have a spare $2500 for a crystal castle?

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    Or $6800?

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    This one is a bit better. . .

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    But this price tag

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    We went somewhere where we could afford the fare. . .

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    I want that sculpture!


    After all of that shopping, we headed back to the room so we could rest. And what does Sweetie do? Well, what she is always doing:

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    Reading.

    Coming up. . .finishing our day with a bang!
     
  16. natebenma

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    :woohoo: for Sweetie being a good sport on ToT and RnR!!!

    My youngest son is not a fan of Tower of Terror either, and it is totally because of the storyline. The creepy electric people get him every time.

    Your cupcakes look awesome! I saw the Darth Vader ones when I went to Starring Rolls. I was tempted, but I'm not wild about cupcakes. I went with a fruit tart there.

    Look forward to seeing more!
     
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    Looks like a nice, leisurely time y'all were having!

    I really want that little castle....so cute! :goodvibes
     
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    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    Thanks! I was proud of her too. Those electric people are really creepy, and I had her close her eyes for that. Otherwise, she probably would have cried. I saw the fruit tarts at Starring Rolls. I probably would have gone with one in absence of a cupcake, lol!

    Thanks, and I want all of those castles, but unfortunately my pocketbook won't oblige!
     
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    After a nice nap, we headed over to Epcot for the night. We had dinner at Chefs de France and then watched Illuminations. We also stuck around for evening EMH. This is one of many times I really wished we had been at an Epcot area resort, as the walk from the front of Epcot all the way to Chefs de France seemed unusually long that day. Anyhow, without further ado, our pictures:

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    That great big golf ball propped up in the sky.

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    Dinnertime!

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    We could see everything going on from here.

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    BANG!

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    I bought some before we left and have been wearing almost daily recently

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    I hadn't planned on how early they close, so I hit the margarita stand

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    Pomegranate Margarita. Delicioso!

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    But doing this right after that margarita? Not a great idea.

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    Goodbye, Epcot!​
     
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    That morning we got up, packed the truck, and said goodbye to Coronado Springs. It was our last day at Disney. Of course, we had to go to Magic Kingdom. I drove over to the parking lot. I hate parking ad dealing with transportation over at the Ticket and Transportation Center. On a bad day, you could be in line for forever as you are leaving, but this was really our only choice that day.

    We took the boat over.

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    I love this sight coming across

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    How on earth will I remember without Disney reminding me how?

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    Seeming more crowded by now

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    "How do you do?"--No, we did not ride. No need to walk around wet all day long.

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    "This here's the wildest ride in the Wilderness!"

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    Breakfast time. . .we had snagged one of the last Breakfast reservations.

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    Piglet came to see me. . .

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    And climbed into the booth with Sweetie

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    Tigger got a little close for comfort.

    We left there and went over for the best character interaction ever. . .Tiana. When we started talking, she said, "Oh, y'all are from the South. I bet you know all about how to make collard greens!" Either she was a great actress or she really did seem interested. Either way, this was the best and I hope she is there next week for Nicole and I to meet!

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    After that, we left for the second park of the day. And I'll give you a hint. . .it's one of our favorites and we actually hit three parks that day!
     
  21. tammilynne

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    Just read through your trip report! Love the pictures! Seems like a great relaxing trip!
     

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