February Magical Family Adventures!!~ LAST DAY!! (6/5)

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  1. englishrose47

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    Thanks for the Bithday wishes Blue !!!
    Great Update !!I love the Dinosaur ride ,but no one else does !!!!
     
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  3. Charleston Princess

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    Great safari and gorilla pics!!!
     
  4. Trentmom

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    Yay, your back!

    Happy Birthday to your little man :wizard:

    That is nice you have your kitchen all finished. Would love to see some picspopcorn::


    Great update!!

    Love the faces your son made with all dinosaurs.. too cute:laughing:

    I really need to explore more in AK, never knew there were trails:idea:
     
  5. winkers

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    I love the picture of him being "scared" in front of the dinosaur! He must have his Mom's acting gene!
     
  6. carissanboys

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    Happy 5th Birthday to your son! Connor will be celebrating his 5th in two months. :cool1:

    Great gorilla pictures. :thumbsup2

    Glad to hear all is well and you've just been busy. :goodvibes
     
  7. Sooze

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    Hey Blue!

    I didn't realize they have SO many dinosaurs to look at and even climb on. We always avoid the Dinosaur ride because none of us like it! We'll have to venture over that way and check them out next time.

    Great Gorilla pictures too. Exploring the trails is something we rarely do, too... maybe we could try that as well!

    Can't wait to hear what you thought of FotLK... we just ADORE that show!!!

    Good night!


    Oh, ps... I just started rehearsals for Miss Saigon. I ALMOST scored the role of Ellen (the American wife) but ended up with an ensemble role... dang 5'10" of me.. I'm too tall to be a lead most of the time. Oh well!!
     
  8. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    Hi girl! Thank you. He had a blast and got lots of dinosaur toys. :thumbsup2
    Thanks about the pictures. I loved the Gorilla's too!

    You're welcome. Hope you had a great one!

    Thank you. :)

    Thank you.
    Having the kitchen finished is so nice! Now we've noticed that the floor in the living room looks terrible. :rotfl2: They are coming in 3 weeks to put a new floor in the LR also. :thumbsup2

    DS just loves dinosaurs. He was having a ball hamming it up in the pictures.

    Thank you! They grow so fast dont they??

    Thanks about the gorilla's. We love watching them.


    DS loves exploring around the Dinosaur ride. i wouldn't dare take him on the actual ride yet, though. :rotfl:
    The trails are fun when they are not too crowded.
    We loved FOTLK. So much fun!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had the time to do theatre. Seems like so much fun.
     
  9. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    MODIFIED....

    So when we left the Dinosaurs we decided to head over to grab a counter service lunch. Last trip we tried Yak & Yeti in the restaurant and enjoyed it so we decided to go see what they had to offer at counter service since that is a new addition. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had my Shrimp Lo Mein!!! :woohoo: I was so excited that i took pictures of only my food....SORRY! Actually, after I took these pic's I was busy trying to fight off 2 ducks for the rest of our meal. :sad2:
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    Notice the Year of a Million Dreams cups. I think since we were there at the beginning of the year we had to deal with the last of the YOMD stock on everything. We didn't see a lot of the new theming as far as napkins, cups, and all the refillable mugs were still YOMD themed. I looked everywhere for a new one but came up with nothing. :mad: There was celebration theming in the parks such as signs and on busses, etc but nothing else.

    After lunch we walked over to Camp Minnie Mickey to see what time the FOTLK was and also to possibly catch some characters. DS's class sent a banner with us to WDW which we got autographed and photographed and emailed a pic a day back to the class. It was really a lot of fun. Here are a few pic's that we were able to squeeze in before the show started.....
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    And one that photopass took:
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    We then headed in for our very first show of FoTLK. We absolutely LOVED THIS SHOW!!! I think this has been added to our must do list. I had tears in my eyes during the show. I know, I know I'm such a sap! I just loved the energy and wondered how awesome it would be to actually be a performer in the show and make everyone smile. Just fantastic!!! We were seated in the lion section. DS clapped through the whole show and danced to the music. He even put his paws up and roared at all the right moments. I wish I could say that I got some wonderful pictures but I did not. The pictures that I took came out horrible. They say you can take flash photography but those came out even worse. Here are a few that aren't too blurry....
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    After FOTLK we headed over for a quick ride on Expedition Everest!! I think I forgot to mention that at one point....can't remember when....we got fast passes for EE. The wait was not very long. Anyhoo.....we LOVE this roller coaster. We being dh and myself. Ds has still never ridden it. He's not ready for the big stuff yet. I have a blast every time I ride this roller coaster. This time I got 2nd seat which was quite a change. I usually only get the back or in the middle. Maybe if I'd make a request that would change but I usually tend to leave it up to fate.

    After escaping the Yeti once again, we decided to call and see if our room was ready. IT WAS!! We were given room # 1834. We stayed in this building last February. It was a good location but this time the room we got had the BEST VIEW EVER!! This was by far the best view we've gotten in all of our trips to OKW. We were on the 3rd floor again....much to DH's dismay since there are no elevators. Our room/balcony was in a section that sort of stuck out a little farther from the rest of the building giving us an awesome panoramic view of the grounds. Here are some pic's I took.....
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    Looking from left of balcony around to right....
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    After soaking up the view from the balcony and calling a few family members back home to let them know we are still alive, we headed out for our ADR at the new T-REX restaurant!! :yay:

    CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUATION....
     
  10. englishrose47

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    Evenng Blue !!! Sorry about the wait at T Rex !!! Loe the pix!!! Was the food Shrimp lomein !!!!???
     
  11. hlrababy

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    Hey girl!!!!

    Sorry I have been MIA! I love your AK pictures!!
     
  12. GeminiAngel

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    And where have you been Missy!
     
  13. nessz79

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    Aw! I just LOVE gorillas! They are always the first animal I look for in a zoo, etc.
     
  14. carissanboys

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    What an amazing view from your balcony! I could spend lots of time just relaxing out there. :goodvibes
     
  15. GeminiAngel

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    I took so many pictures off that bridge. I know I must have one of your room.:rotfl:
     
  16. englishrose47

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    MorningBlue !!
     
  17. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    Yeah the wait sort of stinks but it's worth it!

    Hey there! I've been MIA too. don't even worry about it.
    Thank you.

    busy busy busy. plus, ds has been sick with a sinus infection. he FINALLY went back to school today.

    Gorilla's are cool. We love watching them. One minute they look so bruit and strong and the next they are like big babies.

    It was the best view yet!

    :rotfl2: Too funny!
    Morning Rosie!



    Well, the web site was not cooperating with me yesterday. I was not finished with my update and have more pics to add from T-Rex and such. Hoping to have them up sometime today.
     
  18. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    Here is my continuation from the last post. It is a work in progress. Sorry everything got so mixed up!!

    T-Rex:

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    Upon our arrival, we noticed 2 very long lines. I marched right up to the podium and told them we had a reservation. She gave me a ticket with our name on it and told us to stand in one of the lines. Someone came around within 5-10 minutes and took the paper from me. There weren't any decent explanations of what exactly was going on. We ended up having to wait in said line until we got to the 2nd podium....20 minutes later!! When we approached the podium, they already knew our name and said "just a minute". We waited another 2-3 minutes and someone finally came to seat us. So lets back track a bit.....we were told to arrive 15 minutes early, which we did. Stood in a line for 20 minutes plus another 3. If you want to go to this restaurant I recommend getting the reservations!! I felt very sorry for the people in the other line. It was longer than the one we were in and they had to wait in that one PLUS the one we were in.....IF there was any openings. :eek:
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    Here are some pic's while waiting in line. This guy greets you when you first walk in.....
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    view to the left of the line....
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    The right of the line was where the giftshop and build a dino was. Also the dino dig site. I forgot to take pics of the gift shop. Sorry!

    We were seated in the meteor room.
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    Every 15 minutes there was a meteor shower where a meteor hits the ice cave. It starts rumbling and changing colors and the dinosaurs all start going crazy. It's wild! This place was truly a lot of fun.
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    I can't remember what we all ate. I got the rotisserie chicken which was good and I believe ds got a burger and dh got a steak. Nobody had any complaints about the food and the drinks were good too. I can't remember the name of my drink but it was really good! DS got this souvenier glass that lights up on the bottom. But we left it out in the hotel and mousekeeping put it in the dishwasher and destroyed it! Oh well, honestly ds didn't even realize it was gone. We didn't tell him. I also got to keep my glass. They actually brought me out a new one in a box when it was time to leave.
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    After our dinner we hung out in the dino dig area while DS played "paleontologist".
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    All in all this place was awesome! Is it worth the wait?? We think so. I have a few video clips from inside the restaurant. I will be back to post them once they are uploaded.
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    All caught up with your last two updates!!! Beautiful water view from your room -- only at Disney would I have been able to tear myself away from the balcony. The shrimp lo mein at the Yak and Yeti counter service looks really good -- I wish I could have some right now!

    T-Rex Cafe looks ultra-cool! DS looks like he had a blast in there.

    What cute pics with the characters and the banner! Did DS's class absolutely love it???
     
  20. englishrose47

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    T Rex looks really cool!! Have to think about it for September !!!
     
  21. Sooze

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    OMG, Blue, those OKW pictures had me drooling... it looks STUNNING!

    And the CLASS BANNER!! I KNEW I heard of a great class 'gift' and couldn't remember where I read it... it was you! I'm going to borrow that idea if that's okay... My class would LOVE to have a banner signed by the characters... it's perfect!

    Thanks for the TRex pictures. We have ressies there with our friends. I think the kids will totally dig the decor!
     

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