How Much Was It?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!!!UPDATE 5/12/14 PG 30

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  1. MEK

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    Caitlin - I know you had a fab birthday!

    I really enjoyed meeting you guys and those chocolates were fantastic! Thank you! I just enjoyed the last one last night. Total yumminess!

    Looking forward to your next TR because I know you both had a fab time!
     
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  3. PrincessCaitlin

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    Hey everyone!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes! It was a great birthday!

    I will try to get pictures uploaded today and do the first update of my birthday TR! Unfortunately we really didn't get pictures of ourselves this trip but have tons of pictures of everything else!
     
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    Eek it's been almost a month since we updated! My apologies! With the WDW trip, school and work this month has been crazy! But I figured while I waited for everyone to find the new TR I would update here!

    After our fun in Toontown I had the bright idea that we should take the train around the park. It would quickly become a theme this trip that we should not listen to any suggestions I had! If I chose a ride the line was too long, if I wanted to go look at a certain part of the park that side was the busiest and so on. This was the second time this happened today the first being the longer than posted line at Roger Rabbit.

    We got in line behind one family and the mother and daughter looked like June and Honey Boo Boo. The family behind us had two daughters close in age. I swear I have never heard more complaining and crying in a line before! It drove us nuts! Honey Boo Boo looked about 5 or 6 and would roll around on the ground when someone wasn't holding her. The wait seemed ridiculously long as well which did not help our moods any!

    Finally seated on the train we got to see the diorama I was excited about!

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    Instead of being able to look out both sides of the train like at WDW this train only opens to one side.


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    The diorama was much bigger than I expected it to be!

    Our final destination was Frontierland to check out the Long Lost Friends Weekend area!

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    When we arrived they were just starting the meet and greets.

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    They had a lot of characters to choose from!

    The area was set up in the Big Thunder Jamboree which is a counter service/concert area.

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    Our first line of the day was Pinocchio

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    Although we did want to see these three the line was insane!

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    Throughout the meet and greet time they had their stage show going on which was a lot of fun to see and had been on my mom's DL bucket list.

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    It was really cool seeing Hades out and about!

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    Our second line was for Merlin. He is one of my dad's all time favorite Disney characters! Now I don't know if we have told you all this story but when I was 5 and we went to Disney my grandma and I were watching the Sword in the Stone Ceremony they used to have. My parents were out looking for popcorn for my mom. Well lo and behold I was chosen to pull the sword out of the stone! It was very cool and I got a medal for having done it. No pictures though since my parents had the camera. While waiting in line my mom and I were talking about me pulling the sword out of the stone and Merlin's friend must have had some awesome ears because

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    He remembered me!

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    He asked me if he knew me and that I looked very familiar. Then said once a queen always a queen!

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    Then my parents jumped in to cast some spells

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    It was a very fun meet! Our next line was for the hottest guy in the jungle!

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    While waiting we also saw

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    The Robin Hood gang.

    It was a really fun time but we saw some weird things. There were tons of CMs (off duty) in line and they were all Disney bounding. Disney bounding is when you wear regular clothes that would match a characters outfit. Well in DL this fad is huge and there were a lot of weird costumes. Men dressed like Jane from Tarzan and stuff like that. I am glad to say this hasn't caught on as much at WDW because it was a little weird in some cases.


    After our meet and greets we headed back to the hotel to rest up for the parade! I will let my mom tell you all about it!

     
  6. MEK

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    Honey boo boo! :rotfl2: It probably was. :rotfl2:

    Cute character shots. Yeah - Tarzan IS pretty easy on the eyes! ;)
     
  7. PrincessCaitlin

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    It was crazy in that line!

    I really wanted to give him a hug but he wasn't a hugging character :rotfl:
     
  8. MagicShell

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    My cousin would have LOVED seeing the Robin Hood gang, it has always been her favorite!
     
  9. declansdad

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    Hades is my favourite villain, I haven't seen him in awhile.

    Great pictures!
     
  10. pkondz

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    If you keep posting updates, I'll forgive you.

    Good to know!
    So if we should ever meet up at a DISmeet or something, I'll ignore you completely and save myself a ton of aggravation.

    Hah!
    You think that's bad??

    I have two teenage daughters and when we're in line, all you hear is whining and complaining and carrying-on!



    But then they tell me to stop and I usually settle down after a bit.

    That's pretty cool.

    I can see why it's called that.
    That's a lot of... I'll call 'em 'B' list, characters.

    He looks huge!

    That's awesome!

    Love that shot!

    Yah.
    But does he have a sense of humour?
    Does he make you laugh?

    hmmmmm???

    That's.... different.

    Thanks for the chapter Caitlin! :goodvibes
     
  11. PrincessCaitlin

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    It was really cool getting to see characters that you don't usually see!

    I had never seen him in a park before!

    Thank you!


    Thank you for reading!
     
  12. declansdad

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    This was our only sighting.

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    It is from the old Stars and Motor Cars Parade at DHS.
     
  13. DisneytheKid

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    Looking forward to hearing more! We have 56 more days till our trip and updates like this seem to make it all go much quicker! :lmao:
     
  14. PrincessCaitlin

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    I loved that parade!

    I hope you have a great time on your trip!
     
  15. RGirl

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    Wow - what really cool meet-and-greets!

    Merlin was awesome!!!!
     
  16. WDWJonasGirl

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    Those meet and greets are cool!!
     
  17. PrincessCaitlin

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    I really enjoyed the Limited Time Magic!

    He was!


    It was a lot of fun!
     
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    Just getting caught up again and then off to read your new TR. loved the Long Lost characters. Memo and Jiminey Cricket are two of my all time favorites.
    Too bad you didn't get some pics of the Disney bounding people! That sounded really interesting:rotfl:
     
  19. PrincessCaitlin

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    Welcome back!

    It was so weird! I know some people do it on here but how they do it in California is nuts!
     
  20. dawnbu40

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    Hi All! Time for another update! When Caitlin left off we were headed back to Disneyland to catch the parade.


    As we entered we saw Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty posing for pics. Since Caitlin was wearing her Sleeping Beauty leggings (although you cant see them that well in the picture) she had to stop and say "hello".

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    We were just in time for the parade and found a curbside spot (facing the sun) near the entrance to the park. I know beggars can't be choosers so we took what we could find. Before I share the parade pics let me say that I really prefer the early evening parade time at DL to the 3pm time at the MK. The 3pm time, for me, cuts into when I'd like to be on a break at the hotel. Anyway, on with the parade....

    The Disneyland parade is called "Soundsational" and is all themed to music. The floats look like instruments and it is a lot of fun! Don't believe me? Well judge for yourself....

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    My all time favorite Disney movie is "Mary Poppins" so right about this time I found myself getting misty eyed. (I am such a sap :rotfl:)

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    And that my friends was the Soundsational parade. It was awesome and got thumbs up from all 3 of us. I am really looking forward to WDW getting a new parade and I hope it is as amazing as this one!


    After the parade we decided to keep with the Mary Poppins theme and head over to the Jolly Holiday Bakery for a snack.

    This little place is so cute!

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    They had a lot of treats to choose from so it was rather hard to decide but here is what we selected

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    Dale got the Mickey tart, I got the Matterhorn Macaroon and Caitlin (poor thing) could only have a gluten free chocolate chip cookie. We all enjoyed our snacks and then it was time for some attractions! I'll let Caitlin tell you about that next time. Thanks for reading!




     
  21. WDWJonasGirl

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    That sounds like cool!! I like the Soundsational parade too.
     

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