Did Someone Say Adventure?! An Oct '13 TR! (Updated 5/27/14)

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  1. missangelalexis

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. missangelalexis

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    Hello! Yet another winter storm has hit, really wishing I was at Disney now! Hope everyone who is dealing with bad weather is staying safe and warm!

    My mom dug out some photo albums and we came across some photos from my first trip to Disney! So I hope you all don't mind if I interrupt this trip report with some throwback photos? :)

    I'll start with this one, though not from WDW it IS Disney related..receiving 101 Dalmations on VHS for some occasion, I think Easter. I was pretty excited huh?

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    Now onto the WDW photos!

    First up are some MK ones. It appears I met Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear! Goes along quite nicely with my pic with Br'er Rabbit at MNSSHP!

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    Showing off all my cool autographs to Dad!

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    Another day at MK, meeting more characters! Chip & Dale, Suzy & Perla (!!) and of course the big cheese.

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    And lastly, riding on Dumbo with Mom :)

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    Onto MGM, since that's what it was called back then! Meeting Mickey & Minnie in some super cute costumes.

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    And a meal at Sci-Fi! This is one thing I do vividly remember about this trip.

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    And last up is Epcot, meeting Pluto in some futuristic getup.

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    And cannot forget this one, the reason why I never saw Illuminations as a child :rotfl: though I do not have the same excuse for why I still have never seen it!!

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    Thanks for letting me share! ​
     
  4. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

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    Very cute throwback pics!! I wish I had been able to go more as a kid, but I do get a kick out of looking at pictures from the one trip I did take as a kid. So fun!
     
  5. DisneyKid4Life

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    I LOVE RETRO PHOTOS!!!!

    Um... What's this "VHS" you speak of? :scratchin

    OMG, look in the background of you Mickey photo. THE SKYWAY!!!!

    What are you talking about... It's still called MGM :)

    I loved that Alexis. Thank YOU for sharing. :goodvibes
     
  6. lvcourtneyy

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    Oh gosh-- finding the dwarves line was impossible! Because the props and stuff aren't set up that early! If there hadn't been another family there, I never woulda figured it out.

    Super cute pictures with the dwarves! Glad your mom loved it!

    I loved the villains show too! And that's awesome that you were able to meet 3 after one show! :cheer2:

    You guys really made good time during the party! That's awesome!

    The picture of you guys during Hallowishes is priceless! :yay:

    I love your outfit for your Epcot day!

    I don't blame you for having no F&W food pictures! I have a hard enough time balancing food :rotfl2:

    Aw I love Duffy in his pumpkin costume! Adorable!

    That's really annoying that they didn't mention Mary was outside but I'm glad you still didn't have to wait long!

    The Food and Wine festival sounds amazing. I hope I get there for it someday soon! And glad your mom and dad loved it and want to go back!

    You guys did so much in Universal! And met so many characters! I've still never seen Despicable Me! I think I should.

    The Cat in the Hat definitely reminded me of Winnie the Pooh too! And the one fish two fish ride was just like Dumbo! :rotfl:

    AW I love that you guys wore matching Mickey and Minnie shirts!!

    Marie is the cutest! I love her so much! I hope they bring Berlioz and Toulouse out too! That would be the best!

    Going to meet Tink early in the day was absolutely an amazing decision. That's what I'm going to have to remember next time cause the lines were ALWAYS crazy!

    I love your buzz ride photo! You both look so focused :rotfl2:

    Aw yay I'm glad your dad got to meet the mayor! :cheer2:

    I've 100% decided Country Bears Jamboree is on our must-do list for next trip. I need to see it for myself!

    I've never seen Mary out in the MK! I guess we're never on Main St at the right time! So cool that she had no line though!

    I've never met Tiana and Naveen either! Definitely on the list for next time. Glad you guys had a great meet though! I'm pretty sure I recognize that Naveen from Katt!

    Aw those confectionary snacks are so cute!

    OMG I ADORE those fireworks shots over beast's castle! So cool!

    How did your parents like their dishes at BOG? I was torn between that and the steak but I eventually landed on the steak because I'm really picky with scallops.

    Glad you loved BOG and got to eat there! We were the last seating of the night too and I actually really loved doing it that way!

    It took me forever to finally see Cars but it's really adorable! I definitely recommend watching it!

    Love the Jack and Sally pictures! They're so cute!

    Yay for meeting all the villains!

    AH how awesome that you found Brer Rabbit and I'm so jealous that you got to meet all 4 from Aladdin! What a perfect pixie dust moment! Sounds like you had 2 amazing MNSSHP experiences! Yay!

    I love all the PP pictures with the MU gate! I'm so bummed we never saw a PP photographer in front of it.

    Ugh aren't you so tired of this winter now! :eek: I know I am!

    Love the old Disney pictures! So cute!

    I'm so glad to finally be caught up with your TR! :cheer2:
     
  7. STLMickeyMom

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    Love the pictures! Your mom looks exactly the same!
     
  8. JessM

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    I LOVE the old Disney photos! So cute. I love looking through our old Disney photos and watching our old Disney home videos. So fun to relieve the magic as a child!
     
  9. scrpbookr

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    I loved your throwback photos! You may have inspired me to dig out some of my own. Thanks so much for sharing!
     
  10. pld5

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    What an awesome trip (and trip report)! Clearly this was a special time together as a family and you all had a great time.

    Your parents, especially your mother, are positively beaming in each picture.
    I love how they enjoyed meeting the characters as much as you.
     
  11. kayemgi

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    Love the throwback photos! I love looking through our old photos from Disney vacations when we're planning for an upcoming trip. I have a great one of meeting Tigger in Epcot and he's dressed in a Moroccan outfit and fez!
     
  12. missangelalexis

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    Thank you! I agree, I wish I was able to go more as a kid, but I think not going so much has made me appreciate it even more now that I'm older!

    Thank you!

    I'm not quite sure but apparently they were all the rage back in the day :lmao:

    YES THE SKYWAY! My mom pointed that out as well, I had no recollection of it!

    You're right, it will always be MGM :)

    Yay glad to have you back here!

    You definitely need to get to F&W one day, so yummy!

    You've never seen Despicable Me?! AHH you HAVE to!

    Meeting Tink first thing was one of the many tips I'm glad I picked up from this board, such a time saver!

    Please add Country Bears to your to-do list, you have to see it at least once.

    My parents really enjoyed their dish at BOG! Neither of them had any complaints so I think they were happy with their choice.

    Thanks so much for catching up and for all your comments :goodvibes
     
  13. missangelalexis

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    Thank you! And she does!

    Thank you :goodvibes It's definitely fun to relive those memories!

    Thank you! I hope you do dig them out!

    Thanks so much for reading, glad you're here! :)

    This was definitely a special trip. My parents really did have a great time, it was so nice to see them bring out their inner child!

    Thank you! That sounds awesome, would love to see that photo! :goodvibes
     
  14. Pluto0809

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    Hi! :wave2: I'm all caught up after being away last week. Luckily I wasn't too far behind.

    I love that Mike W. Magic Shot! I don't think I've ever seen it before.

    Sounds like getting in line first thing for Buzz and Woody is the way to go. I know the line can get long later in the day.

    Yeah for TOT! I love that ride, glad your parents liked it!

    I loved seeing the retro pictures, did I miss what year that was? For the life of me, I can't figure out where the photos with Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox were taken. :confused3
     
  15. missangelalexis

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    Glad you caught up!

    I had no idea that it was going to be a magic shot until I got home and saw it. I was pleasantly surprised!

    I completely forgot to even mention what year those pics were from! It was 1993. I took a closer look and it looks like they were near Pecos Bills as there's a faint sign for it in the background!
     
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    Day 7 - Hollywood Studios Continued

    We then headed over to the Animation Building. There was literally NOONE in line to meet Minnie in her new spot. There really is no signage there so unless you know about it, I don't know how you would know she's even there. I love the movie posters before you head in!

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    We met her right away and she was so fun! I love how detailed her dressing room is!

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    I love this picture the PP got of Mom!

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    And for comparison, a pic of me and Minnie from 1997 :)

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    We then got in line to meet Sorcerer Mickey!

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    We didn't get a chance to meet Ralph & Vanelope, but got to see them from afar.

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    After that, we were able to get in to the next drawing class which was at 11:30. We drew Woody. I was a little dissapointed since I've drawn him already but it was still fun! I don't think Mom & Dad loved it as much as I'd hoped though haha My drawing came out pretty awful this time around though!

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    We then headed over to check out the M&G for Mike and Sully. The wait didn't seem too bad so we decided to wait. I would say it took about 15-20 minutes. I love these two, and I thought all the themeing was great, but this was definitely one of the more awkward meets. Neither of them really have the capability to do much, so you kind of need to just take the pics and go. Nonetheless, it still makes for a great photo op!

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    Can you see me underneath there? haha

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    It was time to use our TSMM FPs so we did just that! I believe I rode with Dad the first time around and Mom the second. I won both times :)

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    We were getting hungry so we decided it was time for lunch. We went with Fairfax Fare; I got the chicken and I believe Mom & Dad split the chicken and ribs combo. We all agreed that we enjoyed it! I also went and grabbed some FPs for Tower of Terror.

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  17. DisneyKid4Life

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    God I'm so bummed I missed Minnie. All I hear about are no lines and her area is fantastic.

    AHHHHH I have to do the drawing class!!!!

    Haha, this is I think the second Monsters meet I've read very recently who said the same thing. They have a hard time "interacting".

    But you are seriously killing it with character meets this trip. :goodvibes
     
  18. STLMickeyMom

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    The Minnie area is SO cute! We didn't see her and left to go do Disney jr and forgot to ever go back-going to have to figure out where she is and for sure find her next time!! And I love the comparison photo from back in the day! ;)

    All the PP pics are cute! Looks like great character meets and fun toy story rides!
     
  19. Credit Man

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    Enjoyed the throw-back to '97. Minnie has not changed one bit.:)
     
  20. Pluto0809

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    I need to check out that new meet and greet area for Minnie in May. It looks really cute.

    I have to agree with you that the Monsters meet and greet is just weird and awkward. We had such a strange meet in October that I don't think I will wait in line for them again. I've also seen other TRs where people had strange greets with them.

    That's awesome that you got two rides on TSM in a row. I'm hoping to get multiple rides myself during morning EMH in May.
     
  21. kayemgi

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    Wow Minnie looks exactly the same after 16 years! Haha amazing. You guys did so many meet & greets! Something to aspire to for next time.
     

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