AKV CL PTR/TR - taking practically first timers -TR starts on P. 17 (completed)

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by Pinkocto, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Pinkocto

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    It was sweltering, no doubt about it. I can't imagine how hot it is in August. I went in June once and it was even hotter. Those are the times I can enjoy the pools.
     
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  3. Pinkocto

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    I'm going to say I don't think so only because I know they used the original Dumbos for one of the new ones. I think Aladdin's carpet ride has two rows. Oh yeah, you guys will definitely fit in one elephant. In one of the pictures there's two grown men together in front of me. Plenty of room for you tiny people :) the new Dumbo queue is so cute!

    The Pooh queue was done around the 2010 holidays if I'm remembering correctly. I think it had just been done before my January 2011 trip. Really cute, helps the time go by easier. There's pictures in the honey walls to find if you have time. :)

    adding: I went back to see the photo of the guys together and I couldn't find it. Finally realized I didn't post it because it wasn't a good one. I had taken a picture that my elephant was orange. They look a little cramped but they're in there.

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    Thank you so much for posting this picture! I didn't want DH and I to have to ride twice so we could get our pictures on Dumbo with Calvin. Glad we can have a little family pic.
     
  5. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Hi there Pam!

    Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm sitting here waiting for my mac n cheese to bake, and thought I would start reading your TR. I'm not very far, yet:upsidedow Will have to finish tonight. Some of your comments about your trip that you posted on my TR have me curious :laughing: Can't wait to find out what happens!!

    Have a great day!
    Heather
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Hi Pam! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  7. Pinkocto

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    Hi everybody! Happy Thanksgiving :)
     
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    Uh oh, I can't remember what I said. Hopefully not bad things. It was a different kind of trip there's no doubt about that.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving, hope you made it outside today, it was beautiful!
     
  10. hstrickland

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    Ok...so now I'm done reading:thumbsup2

    First, let me say WOW to no crowds!! That's unheard of at WDW....unbelievable. Your pics of the MK with very few people make me soooo jealous. I remember as a kid having days like that in the parks. Unfortunately my kids won't be able to say that :laughing: I started laughing when you said you didn't want to ride IASW...my DH feels the same. He gives me such a hard time about that ride. Loved seeing the new Fantasyland shots!!! It looks awesome!!!

    Well...I can totally understand why you would get frustrated with your family. It's very hard to travel with others when you have your own way of doing things....especially to a place like WDW. While I love my sister and her family very much, we have different vacation styles. They would hate going to the World with us. The cruise was a much better 'family' vacation for everyone;)

    Looking forward to more!
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    I love this shot Pam! It's really pretty! Actually, all the pictures you took of this area are really nice. I took a bunch in October, but I don't think they are this nice.

    I can't believe you got to ride Dumbo twice without getting off! Score! :thumbsup2 As much as I love the new ride, its just so darn short. What a tease.

    I finally rode the Goofini ride too. Cute, but again - too short.

    Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    Sad thing is that I only let the dog out in the back which is in the shade so I thought it was frigid until the afternoon. Too funny. I had a really laid back day and went to the movies later on. There were too many conflicting scheules so my family is going to do dinner on Sunday.

    Saw Wreck-It Ralph which was really cute and as usual had a great life lesson spun in.

    Also saw Life of Pi which was an amazing story and very well done.
     
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    It was just fabulous. The only other time I've seen such low crowds was in late January. I'd probably choose September over January again because there were some days I wore my winter coat and definitely did not use the pools at all on that trip. Oh me oh my, I do not need to go on IASW again for a long long time. :laughing:

    That's exactly what I'm thinking. The next time, if there is a next time and I'm sure there will be, needs to be a cruise. That way we can still have family time at meals but do our own thing the rest of the time.
     
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    Thank you :goodvibes You guys really flatter me. Can't wait to see your pictures, I'm sure they're fantastic as always!

    It was so unexpected and neat. There must have been hardly anyone in line because the CM just said so nice and pleasantly that if anybody wanted to have a second ride they just had to stay in their elephant.

    Totally agree, too short. I loved all the Goofini stuff in the queue.

    Thanks :) It was just the relaxing day I needed. We're doing our dinner on Sunday so I'm still looking forward to all the delicious food.
     
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    Sounds like you had a nice relaxing day!
     
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    We did that too, but the ones who had never cruised before, still hung around us most of the time b/c they had no idea what to do and did not want to miss anything.
     
  17. Pinkocto

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    Oh no :faint:
     
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    It was just what I needed. I only wish there were more days like that.
     
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    me too, today was down right chilly....

    I am not ready to turn the heat on yet..
     
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    Winter has arrived I think. When I got home it was 56 degrees inside, the heat had to go on.
     
  21. franandaj

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    This is funny, I would choose January over September ANY DAY!! We can't stand the humidty that you folks put up with over there and find it absolutely stifiling (sp?). Since it never really gets cold where we live and I'm not a big pool person, I'm OK with having to put on a jacket occasionally.

    Silly thing is that my trips this next year are Jan-Feb and Sept-Oct! :lmao:
     

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