"ENCHANTED TALES with ROB" - A Birthday/Christmas DISer Celebration! **NEW TR LINK**

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by DisneyKid4Life, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH COURTNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pop Resort and SPAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I have to admit to being pretty shocked to see you posting since I know you're IN DISNEY!!!! But pretty darn delighted too. Also JEALOUS, but SO EXCITED to hear all about it. And I will be checking FB periodically for updates since I'm no longer on the "stranger danger" list" ;)

    AH-MAZING!!!! And SHUT UP!!! They're performing Frozen songs??????? Ima die.

    You know Jennifer, even looking at the photo I keep thinking the wait can't be that bad. Yet it was still over 2 hours (which strangely is now considered short).

    This was my first time actually. So while I have no point of comparison, this was good.

    World Showcase may be the best of all the parks for Christmas. So many little things to see. And the added benefit of Christmas around the world.

    Jennifer, they far exceeded my expectations. I will never miss them again. And having gotten to interact a bit with them, they are truly Disney through and through as evidenced by our selfie friend. Isn't that quote awesome? I just loved it.

    Oh my, so was I. I knew it would be good, but I never expected that. I'm looking forward to seeing them in the non Christmas time to see the normal show. But yeah, seeing them perform the Christmas songs was pretty special. Do not miss it.

    She was Glenn. An absolute sweetheart. You know, I could never imagine spitting in anyone's face, let alone a young girl. And I have no doubt you'd be right there getting kicked out too, especially since you have 2 daughters, one of which is probably very close in age to Emily. Just reprehensible behaviour.

    Wasn't that precious? I never even saw that until I got home. My God I laughed.

    :rotfl2: People are stupid.

    No Glenn, in fact it was reports like your's that prompted me to finally go see them. No lie. And for that I thank you immensely. :worship: They really are that darn amazing. And while it took me way too long to see them, I will never miss them again.
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  3. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    FINALLY indeed Brenda. I can't believe I continuously pass on this. When I say that this is one of my absolute top things in Disney, that is no lie. Unreal.

    Seriously right??!! I felt I deserved a reward, and I sure did get a good one. And despite the fact that her thread grew into the stratosphere, you're still number one to me. :flower3: She really is a very sweet girl. To think of all the times she must be stopped, she still was very kind and patient. And great representative of Disney.

    I'm kinda surprised I didn't. Like, how is that possible????? I guess maybe the platter I had was too filling, not that that is really much of excuse.

    Thanks Alexis. I was simply blown away by them. This was one of those times where the chills and goosebumps were so enhanced. Just unreal and beautiful talent. No matter what, I was meeting them. I had to. And doing so only made me appreciate them more.

    Honestly Katt, I am almost embarrassed that I never saw this before. That was my reaction too. Darn near died. They really do hit an emotional spot. Just unreal. I'll not miss them again, I can assure you that.
  4. Ceryssa

    Ceryssa Mouseketeer

    Apr 3, 2013
    All caught up! Glad your morning perked up--and how cool that you got to meet Jess! I read her CP TR! (Well of course I did, everyone did! lol) I think it's really neat that you carried that around with you all that time, that's so nice!

    Really loving all the pictures of Epcot at Christmas! And seeing the Voices of Liberty has just moved into the "must-do" category for our trip--I'm excited to see them! I'll be honest, I know this is really sad but I wasn't all that enthusiastic about seeing the American Pavilion. I just figured it would be cheesy and, well...ok like I said it's sad, especially since I live here! But I'm going to make a point of spending some time there. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your day!
  5. thornton0511

    thornton0511 DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Ah the Anna and Elsa line in December. You know this brings up a question. When we were all there in December Frozen had just been released and yet so many people knew about the meet and greet so....#1 how was it already such a big hit for the meet and greet when the movie had literally just been released and #2 how can so many people know about the meet and greet in Norway and the lines be so long at this point in time knowing that MOST people do absolutely no research for their Disney trip....but yet EVERYONE knew about the Norway meet and greet location. I don't get it. Anyways moving on.....

    Guy in background with the Ipad....good grief. I am ashamed to admit that my DFIL is one of those guys and did just that on our trip in December.:headache: On a side note I will admit that his pics and video were really good quality, but the whole idea is still stupid lol.

    I don't know how a photo could be better without a monorail passing through it! Love it:cloud9:
    And you found a Canada ornament yay!! That is awesome!!!
    Good ole Norway and the Stave Church. I have yet to explore in there, but do to my recent findings of being almost half Scandinavian myself I think I owe it to my family to visit this on our next trip lol.
    Voices of Liberty!!! This was a first for us too in December (Monday I think was our day) Yes they were AMAZING!!! Love the selfie from the guy with the top hat lol favorites!!
    GAH any quote from Walt is a great thing! And always a good way to end a post too;)
  6. luv2tvl

    luv2tvl <font color=red>Drinks Dr. Pepper in a fountain<br

    Aug 2, 2002
    Ahhhh... the Voices of Liberty. They are one of the best kept (semi) secrets at Disneyworld. I cry like a baby every.single.time I see them and we make a point to stop and see them multiple times during each trip. Funny thing is I'm a 40 year old woman and I ALWAYS ALWAYS have to sit right in the front on the circle. With all the kids. As close as possible. lol

    They are amazing at Christmas and during the year they are equally moving, as well. I've sat at work before on a day I'm missing Disney and watched many YouTube videos of the VOL.

    So glad you finally got to experience them. They are truly a gift. :)
  7. geckodani

    geckodani DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2011
    I was out of town and just now caught up, so I'm going to comment on a bunch at once!

    But first, I must say...

    ♪ Oh, CANADIA!!!! ♫ :rotfl:

    I love that story. The part about Canadia, not the spitting. The spitting makes me want to hunt someone down and smack them. I really worry about the human race sometimes. I firmly believe that people like you balance out all the despicable people in the world though! Three cheers for the good ones!

    I wish I had been there for the mass "No! Sit down!" That's too funny! I'm glad it happened though.

    You. Crack. Me. Up. Ariel 2 indeed, LOL!!! :rotfl: You're right though, much less creepy that way. Although if we are in Ariel 2, and she's in her fin... ahem, I digress.

    I love, love, LOVE that you carted around that EO button! That is awesome of you Rob!

    Voices of Liberty are now on the top of my list of things to do at Epcot. And I heart you more than ever before. I'm a singer, and to have someone react that way ... is amazing. Truly amazing. :hug:

    And that singer selfie is awesome.
  8. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Nov 6, 2010
    All right, you keep writing Canadia, and I'm afraid I'm going to slip up and call it that the next time I have to say that country. :lmao::rotfl2:

    Relaxing in the WS is such a treat. Normally, the park is so big and there's so much to see and do, you don't always get time to just explore the little nuiances of the showcase. And it was even better that the holiday festivities were up and running.

    Wow, the Voices of Liberty sound amazing. I have a former CM friend who adores them as well, but I guess I never put much stock into how great they really are. It must have been an wonderful experience. I'll have to add it to my To Do List for the next big trip.

    And that photo is awesome! :rotfl:
  9. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    YAY!!! It sure did. Much better than I ever expected. But I kept positive and low and behold, I met a Frump. Thank you. Honestly, I just kept it in my camera bag so I was always ready just in case.

    Epcot is beautiful at Christmas. Just so many little things to see. Voices of Liberty should be on a Must Do list. My God they are amazing. I do not think you'll be disappointed. You know, I get maybe not being that excited for your own pavilion. You want to see the other countries more, which makes perfect sense I think. But Voices of Liberty is so worth the time.

    You know Jenn, I kept thinking the same thing. But to be fair, when I saw the announcement well before the trip, I wanted to meet them mostly because they were new. Really just that simple. So that part I kinda got. Plus, you can see how the lines got worse and worse as more people saw the movie. I think your second point is more interesting. If they had been in MK from the start I could see people knowing it a bit more. But Norway? Yeah, I would not have expected so many people to have planned ahead for that. I mean, some people still think there are rides called Gliding and Magic Thunder!!!

    Haha, I think that was the poor character attendant. They're probably used to it by now, but I would have loved to have seen the look of these CM's faces when handed an iPad for the first time. My beef isn't so much the quality, and to be honest, if people want to lug them around, have at it. But of course that leads to being used on rides and at parades and at fireworks. That's when it becomes no longer funny.

    Seriously, right??? Complete and total reflex.
    I totally did. I had to represent Canadia!!
    Yes you do. There's not much to it really, so it certainly doesn't take up a lot of time.
    Oh God Jenn, I was completely in awe. I legit will not skip that again. Just mindblowing talent. And that selfie just made them even more awesome.
    So so so true. And that one really caught my eye. Walt knows what's up.

    They really are a pretty well kept secret. Either that or people just have no interest which is SUCH a shame. I was pretty much exactly the same Emily. And I absolutely understand the need to be right up front. They are just that good.

    While I still haven't seen them in "normal mode", it would be hard to top Christmas mode. But I'm certain my jaw will be on the floor again and tears will flow. They really did instantly become one of my top Disney things.

    Me too. And you could not be more right.

    Let 'er rip Dani.

    I love that!!! Little did Emily know that she would be starting something that would become a thing. CANADIA!!!! THAT will be her legacy and NOT the spitting incident. Awww you are way too sweet to say that.

    It was pretty amusing especially since it happens so rarely. But this time it almost seemed like everybody had totally coordinated. It was awesome!

    Yeah, you can poke holes in pretty much any theory, lol. But I'll stick with Ariel 2.

    Honestly Dani, it really wasn't a big deal. It was fun, but not a big deal. I really just put it in my camera bag and just never took it out. But thank you just the same. I sure did enjoy the journey.

    Oh believe me, I love singing as well which may be a lot of the reason I was so moved by them. And boy was I moved by them. They are just pure awesome, as are their picture taking abilities, lol.

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love it. I'm going to officially get the name of my country changed. And it will all be thanks to a girl from Austalia who got spit on. It's a perfect story!

    I love the Showcase so much. And it really is because you can just relax. Nothing to rush to (normally), just explore at your own pace. It's perfect and so unique.

    OMG Alicia, they are beyond amazing. I was always one who just never felt interested. But then I really did read a lot of praise fairly recently so I figured why not. And MY GOD what was I thinking not seeing them before? Definitely put them on the list. They are fabulous. I promise, they will raise the goosebumps and bring the happy tears.

    And yup, they are Disney folk through and through. The total capper of the awesomeness they are.
  10. Tracy161

    Tracy161 DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2006
    Sometimes breaking our own rules pays off, huh? ["going left"] :lmao: And how absolutely sweet of you to give the Captain EO button to Jess to give to Lia who in turn, if I'm not mistaken, gave it to Lee-Ann? :goodvibes

    Gorgeous pictures of World Showcase! And :thumbsup2 to the obligatory monorail shots!

    :rotfl:to "Canadia"!!!!!

    OMG, soooo happy you saw VoL, incredible and indescribable. I find a "comfortable" spot on the floor and camp out for a set each trip. They are truly amazing!!!

    Cannot believe your trip is winding down... When are you getting back so I can look forward to another TR?! ;)
  11. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

    Aug 10, 2008
    Oh my goodness, that Anna & Elsa wait is ridonkulous! It's pretty cool to see all the inspirations for the movie costumes though.

    Yes, the Voices of Liberty! They are so incredibly talented & amazing!! So glad you finally got a chance to enjoy them.
  12. thornton0511

    thornton0511 DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Yes he does my friend.....yes he does:goodvibes
  13. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    Oh My Goodness Tracy, it sure does. Wow, you got the whole chain bang on. Yes, that is correct; the end point was indeed Lee-Ann. Impressive!

    Honestly, it's hard to screw up Showcase shots. Many consider Animal Kingdom to be the most photogenic, and while I do get that, I still believe the Showcase far surpasses it for photo ops. Plus... it has a Monorail!!!

    Pretty soon this will be the official name. Marks my words.

    Oh Lord. This instantly jumped to the top of the heap. It's so hard to put into words how they made me feel. But I will never miss seeing them again, that's for sure.

    It is. This one is gonna be tough to top I think. But I do have a mini TR to come of Niagara. And as for Disney... Stay Tuned.

    You know the most crazy thing about it is THAT was really really short considering what it became. Haha, I think more people went into the Stave Church than ever before. There were some photos I wanted to take, but just couldn't get near.

    Oh me too!!!! I kick myself for skipping it all these years. But I really have DISboards to thank for enlightening me. These singers are just off the charts.

    Haha, I promise I would never make fun. Although if he ever said it in front of me, I would be forced to make him stand in a corner and take a time out.

    Yeah, I can't argue. It does look ridiculous.

    It so is. Most of the time I don't even think I know I'm doing it. I get home and wonder, "Hey... Who took all these Monorail pics?"

    Oh I sincerely do plan to make this the official name. At least in the Disney vernacular.

    But it is still really cool.

    I love Walt.
  14. FancyNancy

    FancyNancy DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2012
    I know I'm joining towards the end of this trip report but I really have enjoyed it and am all caught up! Subbing in for the rest :)
  15. Nermel9

    Nermel9 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    I am finally caught up, wow, that was not easy! :rotfl2:

    So I think the last time I actually commented on your TR was during your Sea World adventures, and the day after was an Epcot day! Which are always my favorite days!

    You started off your day just like I do...racing to Soarin to grab a FP and having Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast! Nothing better! :thumbsup2 (I'm gonna miss those paper FP's this year!)

    OMG that poor, lonely CM at the Circle of Life! I feel so bad for him! :sad1: I want to work at Disney SOOOO badly, but then I think, what if I get stuck at one of those boring locations? What would I do?

    Wow, awesome Dismeet in Italy! And they sang Happy Birthday in Italian? That is so cool!

    Loved the DIS Tower of Terror picture!

    Ohhh, my Osborne Lights! I'm going to miss them this year! :sad1:

    I always try to watch Celebrate the Magic and Wishes and not take pictures, and it never happens! :rotfl2: Let it Go during Celebrate the Magic is probably one of the best things ever...I hope they leave it in there forever! I really don't care if it's summer and it makes no sense for it to be there!

    OMG 10 minute line for Peter Pan? What is happening??

    Haha, pretty much dying over your "print out" of your FP+ reservations! :rotfl2: Sooo official!

    I love that you got Riley that Santa Duffy, so sweet!

    I'm so jealous that you went to 2 MVMCP's!! I love that party so much, I should really do 2 the next time I'm there for the holiday season!

    I can't believe that someone spit in that poor CM's face! :mad: She looks so sweet! I really hate how people treat the CM's, people are so entitled and selfish, it makes me sick. If I saw that happen, I'd be right there with you getting escorted out of Disney! (Although honestly, I feel like that never happens. Like I read about the obnoxious tour groups and how they just shove their way through lines and cut people, and people complain about it, and the CM's just kind of shrug and do nothing, it seems like they are really not allowed to do much...I'm sure it's different if you punch someone in the face, but still...spitting in the face of a CM is almost worse to me, and it doesn't seem like that person got kicked out...:mad::mad::mad:)

    Sorry, went on a little rant there. I just pretty much hate people who act like this in Disney World. I hate it in the real world too, but even more in Disney. You're supposed to be happy and carefree in Disney, not a jerk. :confused3

    Anyway, wow, that Ariel you met was gorgeous!

    Haha, OMG GLIDING???? That's a first...:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    I'll try to stay caught up from now on!
  16. teekathepony

    teekathepony DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    Canadia! In the house with a fiddle. That's some east coast right there! Lol
    I love the Frozen inspirations, that's really interesting to see!
    Wow, I've never listened to voices of liberty but now I'm thinking I'll have to make some time to do so. Especially if I get there and they're singing christmas songs! Sounds lovely.
    I think it's great that you stayed to meet some of them too. Nice pictures with them!

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
  17. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    Hello Jessica, and WELCOME!!!! Just between you and me (and anybody who reads this I guess) I kinda get a little extra excited to have someone join in near the end. I'm so glad to have you here. There's still a bit more to go PLUS a little Mini TR to come as well.

    Haha Jen, I bet it wasn't easy. I hope it wasn't a chore to slog through, lol.

    I'll take your word for it. :thumbsup2

    Honestly, if that isn't the best one-two punch in Disney, I don't know what is. A perfect combo. I'm gonna miss the paper too. :( I guess that means we'll have to double up on shortcake.

    So very sad and lonely. You know, I think most CM's are trained on multiple attractions, so maybe at least he gets to do something different sometimes? That's the only thing that would get me through. Actually, come to think of it, I might be so freaking excited to have a CM name tag (that is a big dream for me) that I might actually survive anyway.

    This was pretty EPIC. And to have it all topped off with a free treat brought by lovely singing Italians... hard to top that.

    Oh me too. Another goal/dream fulfilled. Ride photo with DISers.

    I guess the small consolation is that they will be there at least. I haven't completely ruled out seeing them just yet.

    I think it might be virtually impossible. But by God I did it. A trip of firsts!!! I agree about the Let it Go segment. Hey, they're doing a whole Frozen thing at MGM this summer, so why not leave it. It's perfection.

    And actually ZERO!!!! If I had kept my head in the game.

    Jen, I swear, I couldn't even make that up. I honestly loved it. I really never had any issues with CM's overriding the reader anyway, so this was actually better from a story point of view.

    They were just destined to be together. :) It was the perfect gift I think.

    And it wasn't even originally planned that way. But if you're already there, what's an extra ticket in the grand scheme of things really?

    OMG I know. I was SO angry hearing that. Like who does that? And you're right, it does seem to take a whole lot to get kicked out. But I just know my reacton would have been pretty, lets say fiery. She was such a sweet girl too. But on the bright side, she was truly a star by moving past it and still being a wonderful CM.

    No no no, rant away. I'm right there with you, believe me. I just don't understand that behaviour in general, but in Disney, I really don't get it. My whole stance has always been, Disney is magical, but it's up to the individual to take that magic and embrace it. If you don't find it magical, that's on you.

    Don't I know it. Just a really natural beauty.

    I love people who are stupid just for my entertainment. This one was classic. Not just for saying it, but for (I think) actually being in front of the GIANT SOARIN' SIGN when he said it.

    Oh no worries at all Jen. I enjoy these comments since I get to relive a bit of the older stories. I'm just delighted you're still with me!

    I need your help to get this to be a thing. When you're in Germany and people ask where you're from, you NEED to say "Canadia".
    It totally was. But wow, that little church was so much busier than normal. Just wait until Maelstrom gets rethemed to Frozen.
    Oh Wendy. YOU NEED TO SEE THEM!!!!! They will change your life. Well maybe not, but they will give you chills. They are so amazing.
    I had to. I had to tel them how much they blew me away. And of course, I am always on the prowl for CM photos.
  18. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013

    Day 9 – December 11, 2013 Part 3

    Before I continue I just wanted to share a little something I received the other day.
    This trip was all about the wonderful moments shared with DISers, but it’s not just DISmeets that make DISers awesome.

    A very special and heartfelt :thanks: to Courtney (courtneybelle), who is currently in WDW celebrating her sister’s Sweet 16,
    And yet still took a moment to send the following photo to me along with the caption,

    “Look who I found!! He sends his regards!!”


    Plus one more for good measure.


    Just the fact that she thought of me to do that means so much and I was so incredibly touched by it.

    This is why I love this community so very much and is another shining example that DISers are the absolute BEST!!!!


    After seeing the Voices of Liberty for the very first time,
    I made note of the next performance time and then just walked along the Showcase,

    Stopping briefly (or said another way, for a REALLY REALLY REALLY long while) to watch another performance.





    As you can imagine, I was just so darned enthralled with the violin guy.

    Not wanting to be late for another visit with the Voices, I almost immediately headed back to the USA,
    But I did make one quick pit stop first to try something I’d heard a lot about…

    The American Dream.


    This purchase, however, brought with it two massive mistakes.

    The first is I picked the wrong straw, and anyone who has had one of these knows that it is quite thick.


    Well... Everything except that straw... It didn't suck at all.

    As a result, I probably sadly resembled the following as I attempted to consume this delish beverage.


    Second, immediately after buying it, I realized that you can’t bring drinks inside the building.


    And there was no way to drink this thing quickly, especially with my non sucking straw.

    So I made note of the NEXT show, which was also the final show of the day, and headed on back down the Showcase.

    By the time I got to Canada, my drink was gone, so I stopped into the store to say hello, and also do what I always do…

    Check to see if there are any home-towners working.

    I checked the first name tag I came across and nope, Ontario as usual.
    The girl noticed my reaction though and inquired, so I explained that I never see any Nova Scotians.

    She immediately got a smile on her face and took me by the hand into the next room where she introduced me to Erica from…

    … Halifax, Nova Scotia!


    I was extremely overjoyed, probably more than any person should be, but this was an exciting moment;
    Not only was she from my home province, but my home town as well!

    But I didn’t have long to celebrate as I had to get back to the USA for the Voices Part 2.
    So I left the upper part of North America, and headed back to the middle part of North America.

    And this time there was no stopping and no mistakes.


    And AGAIN, I got teared up.

    I would have thought that having seen this just a short time prior would have immunized me a bit, but nope.
    This was still one of the most amazing and moving things I have every witnessed and experienced.

    After what was the last show of the day, I headed back to Future World for the first time since the morning,


    And I finally got a ride in on Test Track.


    The little girl beside me (who you can barely see in the photo) was absolutely fearless (chatty too).
    It was so cute and I was so very impressed.

    Despite the vast ranges of emotion the night before, and the high level of uncertainty it created for today,
    I actually ended up having quite a lovely morning, afternoon, and early evening in Epcot.

    I felt this was as good a time as any to leave for the day.


    It’s probably not a great surprise to anyone
    That I figured there was only one reasonable way for me to spend my last night in Disney…

    … And that, of course, was with my beloved Wishes.

    Magic Kingdom and Wishes was really the only sensible way to end this amazing trip.

    I mean, honestly, what could possibly convince me otherwise??

    There is absolutely nothing... NOTHING... that I love more than Wishes.

    So really, there is absolutely nothing... NOTHING… that could possibly change my mind when it comes to seeing Wishes...

    ... ESPECIALLY on my very last night…

    ... Right?

  19. happy tink

    happy tink happy tink

    Jan 25, 2011
    Hi Rob! Loved the monorail pic, I need to take me one of those! ::yes::

    Voices of Liberty, never heard of it, well I don't think I have. Will make it a priority during my Dec trip. The singer who photo bombed his own selfie! Love it! :rotfl:

    And most recently Ariel fish face; she's still beautiful. lol

    :offtopic: I've been busy reading Brenda, emmysmommy's TR. Very enjoyable! How can I find FRUMP's TR, I guess I will try putting FRUMP in the search box? I just can't get enough Disney! :rolleyes1
  20. cheekypoppins

    cheekypoppins DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2012
    teehee I'll never tell
  21. Teresa Pitman

    Teresa Pitman Disney Grandma

    Aug 29, 2005
    I love those cliff-hangers. You just have to tease us a bit, don't you??


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