Disneytopia LIVE! Trip Reports

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by AirGoofy, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Ah, since I am a Commando member and DisDad, I guess I need to better reference the code. The DisDad code is that no able bodied DisDad, except for those carrying children, should take a seat on the bus when women, children, elderly, or disabled are standing.

    But, our code also says to finish a trip report before taking another WDW trip, but since some haven't finished trip reports from five years ago, then we refer to those parts as guidelines only.

    That was one of the reasons we started driving at night. The kids would be able to sleep most of the trip and not be able to fight.

    Agreed. Our old commando days of parks every day are gone. I requested no parks on the day of arrival, as I was too tired after driving all night. DW requested no park on Sunday, since they are too crowded on weekends. So, tomorrow we will be headed to the MNSSHP.
     
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  3. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    So, let's get to DTD/ Fulton's.

    I posted a little about the bus delay and the avengers monorail. I also saw one of the CR managers walking to go home stop and the bus stop to direct a patron to a smoking area. As a former smoker, I get the the addiction. But, I knew to follow where I could smoke and who around. Some jerk blowing smoke in the face of people waiting for the bus is just rude. I didn't take a picture, but if I can find the employee at the front desk tomorrow, I'll get a name to compliment him to his boss. Now, onto the pictures.

    At the 14th floor waiting for the elevator:

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    Dinner at one of our favorites.

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    Complimentary appetizer - crab dip with flatbread ( I think they are crackers).

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    Bread. I was a little slow on the camera.

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    Not free. Calamari. It wasn't as good this time. They changed the cut and the breading. Youngest dd ate most of it though - as usual.

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  4. Disney Commando

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    Well I certainly can respect that:thumbsup2, after doing a redeye and losing all that sleep it certainly is hard to catch up when you will be up early and out late all week, this is why we have done the Autotrain since it's on our way the chance of resting before getting there is awesome, I've driven but it does beat you up really good, Get some sleep my friend for tomorrow your instincts will return::yes::
     
  5. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Let's move on to dinner.

    I had their special - Alaskan King Crab Claws and grilled lobster tail. My two favorites.

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    DW had the Alaskan King Crab Claws - her favorite. And, we shared the lobster macaroni and cheese. I am not sure if you have ever tried either of those two, but I enjoyed the crab claws, but the lobster Mac and cheese was out of this world amazing.

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    Oldest dd had snow crab legs and youngest dd had steak. Hey, it's better than the chicken nuggets she normally orders everywhere we go. I had two more Yuengling draft beers.

    Afterwards, we went to World of Disney for major shopping. Both dds got coats for the winter (KY winters - not Canadian winters) and earrings. Oldest dd got a Perry Platypus pillow pet, and since her earrings and coat was more than youngest's, I let youngest dd pick out a snow globe, and she picked Mickey Mouse in the globe, 4 parks around the base, and it plays song from IASW. I got a few more pins.

    Then, while dds and I went to Ghiradelli for some ice cream, the lines were outside the door, DW went to th candy store and got a dark chocolate covered pineapple. The dds and I each had ice cream.

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    We ate ice cream while waiting for the bus. On the way back from DTD, we stopped by future home site, once I win the lottery. It's my phone, but can you all read the picture?

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    Then, to end the day with just a little more magic, we made it back a little late to get to TOTWL, but early enough to grab a seat in front of BLT and watch the fireworks, which also plays the Wishes music. Again, my phone camera doesn't take great pics at night, but not bad for a ground level seat. That is Space Mountain

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    Back up to our room for Electric Water Parade from our room.

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    Another extra magical day, minus kid fighting, and we still have the best yet to go. Tomorrow, we are meeting up with a couple of DisDads at the MNSSHP.
     
  6. Live4Surf

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    It looks like you guys are having a great time!:happytv: Thanks for the report. It makes my wait go by so much faster. I can't wait to get there on Sunday. Hope you guys have great week!:goodvibes
     
  7. twokids0204

    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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    Cute pic... awesome view.
     
  8. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    A few hours late this AM. One of the best parts about being on the 14th floor is the view. I asked how much to live in a 2 BR all year long. They laughed. I really enjoy this view.

    CR, WL, and S&D in the background. To the right is DHS - hat and water tower with Mickey ears.

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    Epcot.

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    EE at AK.

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    Characters in Flight in DTD.

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    View between CR over the water to the GF.

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    And, the best for last, MK waiting for the elevator.

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    Heading to the poly to get a Dole Whip before MNSSHP. Will probably post pics tomorrow morning.
     
  9. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Dressed for MNSSHP. We are dressed in matching red soccer team jerseys. I knew the coach and used some connections. We even have the tall socks - just no shin guards or cleats.

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  10. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Had to stop off for a Dole Whip at the Poly.

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    belias21 DIS Dad's Club Member #717

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  12. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    CR & BLT from the boat at Poly. I enjoy the boat rides.

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  13. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    40 minutes before the MNSSHP, but my dds want to be first in line.

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    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Got the Avengers monorail while standing in line at MNSSHP entrance. :thumbsup2

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    Looks like a 4:00 FL thunderstorm is on its way in... :worried:
     
  16. twokids0204

    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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    So far we are all the same side of the gate!

    :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2:
     
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    Loving the pictures and the updates! Your girls are beautiful.
     
  18. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    A great MNSSHP. I didn't post any pics after those and just had enough battery power to make it thru. WDW will have to add cell phone recharge power stations or battery exchange program next. Closed the party down at midnight and all are still sleeping at 9:00 AM.

    We looked in auto train- too far to drive to get there. Flying for two isn't bad, but flag for four is way out of budget. We tried stopping before, but didn't like that either. For the moment, it is th best plan I've figured out.

    We will miss you by two days. We'll try to leave it in order.

    Not too bad last night. I bright my Lands End waterproof rain jacket, so that was the reason it didn't rain.

    Thank you. On to the trip report.
     
  19. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We were the first to enter the party, snagged the wristbands, and onto the show. They didn't even have candy bags at this point.

    Right away, we go in for princess and Mickey pictures. The lines are short and we may not have a chance once th party starts. On the other side of main street, they may have Agent P and Phineas & Ferb. We'll try for them Thursday.

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    Cinderella.
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    Rapunzel.
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    Mickey
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    Overcast and dreary. I had my nice rain jacket (so, knew it wouldn't rain) and DW and dds had disposable ponchos.

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    It was a little more crowded that usual, which I wonder if it wasn't due to the actually holiday itself. We had to Jungle Cruise in Adventureland right away, as that one closes for the party. I didn't realize the tarantula moved. I always find new stuff at WDW - so much fun.

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    DW was happy as she got some beer to go. :lmao:

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    They are the same old jokes - point out favorite plants, 2 heads for your 1, 8th wonder of world, crash course, etc - but still one of my favorites.
     
  20. AirGoofy

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    Onto the Tiki room. I hadn't seen it since Gilbert got the axe, so I wanted to check it out.

    I must say that I was quite disappointed. I liked the one with Gilbert and Zazu much better. Maybe this was the original version, but I didn't care for it. I will probably skip it from now on, unless we just need some AC or rain shelter.

    Speaking of that, when we exited, we went back for Magic Carpet rides. All the outdoor exhibits were closed due to weather with know time info. But, no rain. That was a first for me.

    Went and did POTC. One of our fans. We also have all four movies and can't wait for five. A new change. Davy Jones is gone from the front entrance and replaced by Blackbeard.

    Youngest dd was hungry so we went to eat. My first bad part of the trip, which wasn't terrible, just annoying. According to the MNSSHP brochure, Sleepy Hollow was open and serving "sandwiches". Well, the plural stands for one sandwich only - the nutella. The chicken n waffle sandwich only gets served to five. I knew that, but since their brochure was plural, I thought more than one choice would be available. Oh well, so one to Casey's for some hot dogs.

    The ducks like bread, but not peppers.

    Off to check out the new Fantasy land upgrades. But first, the sword in stone. Still haven't got it yet.

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    Another set of rudeness. Little kids butted in after my oldest tried and before youngest. Of course, I yell very loudly, "thank you for having manners and waiting your turn". The mother aplogizes, but it is still just one of those - hey, shut down WDW because my family paid for a ticket - attitude that is just so annoying.
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    I am really exited to see everything once all the construction is removed. It will be awhile, but it is just another reason to return and check it out.
     
  21. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    No more negativity. This is all about Disneytopia. Let's keep going because it just gets better.

    We start every year MNSSHP on the Haunted Mansion.

    We rode IASW. I really like the ride. And, it didn't back up this year, so even better.

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    Then, onto the carousel. After all these years, my youngest (8) still pleads to ride it. I am happy to oblige her.

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    The rain was sporadic, but it would stop for the rest of the evening. Yeah! :thumbsup2. Except, I had to carry the smashed ponchos inside my jacket pockets. Oh well.
     

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