Leaving the Disney-Hater at Home: A Dorky Disboutiquing Diser Sista Trip Report 6/4

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  1. Haganfam5

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    You got me wanting more!!! I love your trip report! It is so detailed and your an excellent story teller. Sawyer is just too adrable and cracks me up! :rotfl: and Tessa is just the cutest little doll! They look so happy to be there with you and grandma. .....I told you February trip takers that it is cccooollllddd!!!! We were frezzing last year when we went in Feb!
     
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  3. HeatherSue

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    I had heard that about City hall, but I totally forgot to do it!

    MMMmmm...I am hungry!

    That is SO sweet!! I love the picture of the mom on Expedition Everest and Tower of Terror! I wish my grandma would get out and live life like that! She is in excellent health for 91, but she desperately wants to be sick.

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    You better come back here, missy!

    Thank you!! It means a lot to me when people comment, it gives me incentive to keep going!

    I just checked out the temps from February 2008 and the coldest day was Feb. 14 when it got down to 39 degrees, but the high was 64. The rest of the month had lows as low as 52 and highs in the 70's and 80's! I would have gladly taken that over a low of 30 and high of 51!!! So, if you were cold, just imagine how COOOOLD it was this day! I love that handy dandy weather site!
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    I just wish it could predict the FUTURE! :sad2:
     
  4. Haganfam5

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    You got that right!! :thumbsup2 I don't think I would be able to take your trip temps. We did feel like we were freezing so, I couldn't imagine any colder than that! We had really bad winds and did not bring our winter coats and that was about all I could take. I think we had like one day in the 70's and my DH and kids attempted to go swimming! That didn't last long! Needless to say, no more February trips for us.

    30's and 40's!!!!!.....Oh, my goodness!!!! I think it takes away from the whole trip to Florida thing....being from New York, you look forward to the warmth of the South when you go!

    Again, LOVE your trip report! Keep it commin!
     
  5. Girldreamer02

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    I'm all caught up again...I got so behind. I love the chip and dale outfits you made and the video where they were fighting over clarice. :rotfl: The song was so cute too! A very magical moment you experienced! :thumbsup2 Your pictures are great! I'm sorry it was so stinkin' cold when you were there! I think we just missed all that mess because it started to chill down at the end of our week, but then we went on our disney cruise and it was warm in the Caribbean. I can't wait to hear more! :thumbsup2
     
  6. jenb1023

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    So I am reading too many TR's and not keeping up very well. I don't think I posted after your last update.

    Tessa must be pretty tall for her age to ride EE. Jordan is 5 1/2 and is only 43" tall. I think it is funny that she was fine riding with your mom but not you (though I am sure it was not funny at the time).

    Love all of the special moments you have had this trip - the sword, the special song, the kiss, etc.

    We met Pinocchio at the front of MK near Exposition hall in the afternoon in Jan. 08. Not sure if it was fluke or if he turns up there sometimes but he had pretty much no line. We have also seen Jiminy Cricket there and as you saw he is almost always in AK up at conservation station at some point during the day.

    Looking forward to the next update!
     
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    Wow, no winter coats in that weather would be bad!

    A warm Caribbean cruise sounds great!!!! Will winter never end?

    Yes, Tessa's the 2nd tallest kid in her class! I haven't measured her in a while, but she's right around 48".

    There are even more special moments coming in my next installment!!

    We saw Jiminy Cricket by Exposition hall on our 2008 trip. He practically gave Sawyer a coronary. Sawyer looked up and there was this big green thing standing over him! He let out quite a shreek! :rotfl:

    Hold your pants on, little missy! I'm working on it!
     
  9. aceys_h0ney

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    After reading 50 pages of your last report I am really excited to actually be able to post on this one! Yayy me.

    Anyway let me see I will forget alot because I did not think to take notes. Love the cookie jars. I am envious of your kitchen where you can display them. My kitchen allows for no such thing. Henry looks absolutely devastated at his family leaving him for a week. Hope your dad made out ok taking care of grandma. Your mom is very cute!

    That is crazy about the flight. I have never heard such a thing. Glad you were able to sit with the kids though. We stayed at Pop last July and while I loved the resort it will be awhile before I stay again. We had a corner room by the elevator and I heard everything. We also had really nice neighbors that let their kids stay up until 3am running up and down the hall. I did not sleep the whole trip, my family slept like bears and thought I was crazy.

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time at MK and AK. One day it is my dream to go in the off season with no lines. Until then I live vicariously through the DISers. Great job on the kids outfits!

    Ok sorry that is all I remember, mostly I am excited to be able to comment on this report. I love your writing and will not admit how much time I have spent reading your old report and this one.

    I remembered one more thing Teresa HI!!! I am reading your TR also but wanted to shout out to you. Loving it! Your family is awesome and I love the outfits you made for the kids.
     
  10. HeatherSue

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    I don't know if I'd describe our day at AK as awesome. More like "trying to smile through our chattering teeth". ;) I really love going in the off-season, though. We used to always go during Christmastime as a kid. I just remember waiting in seemingly endless lines!

    I am so flattered that you read my last TR and you're actually excited about it! :cloud9:

    I do have an awesome family, don't I? "Teresa no H" will appreciate your comments, too! :rotfl:

    Next installment, coming right up!
     
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    Heather..... this is REALLY OT........ but I heard a nasty rumor about you today!
     
  12. HeatherSue

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    WHAT??????
     
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    Someone told me that you don't like dolls!!! How can that be???? AND... would this severe fear/hatred of dolls have anything to do with being stuck in IASW one too many times???
     
  14. HeatherSue

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    February 6, 2008

    After watching the weather forecast and seeing that temperatures were supposed to be in the 30's and 40's all morning, we decided to wait until a little later to head to Hollywood Studios.

    Thanks to my friend, Piper, we had an extra 30 minutes at the arcade! So, we went over there after breakfast to pass the time and let it warm up a bit outside. The kids had a blast!! You couldn't play any games that had tickets with the 30 minute arcade card. But, that was fine with me! That means no waiting in line to cash in tickets for worthless items! Always a bonus in my book!

    My kids LOVE air hockey, even though they both stink at it. More often than not, they score on theirselves than the other way around. :rotfl:

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    Yep, more air hockey pictures. They played this for most of the 30 minutes we had!

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    It was pretty funny to see Sawyer trying to play this driving game. He insisted that he didn't want any help pushing the pedal down. So, he was trying to push the pedal and then he'd hurry up and sit up so he could see where he was driving, and then move down to push the pedal again.

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    Did you see mom's mug of hot chocolate? ;)

    Tessa had a better vantage point for the driving games.

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    They had no idea how to play this dancing thing, but they sure had fun trying!!

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    I think they were riding a roller coaster or something here, and taking it very seriously.

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    Our 30 minute pass was over before we knew it. But, they still played around for a while. I don't know what this game was, but it sure looked cool!

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    How does Sawyer twist his limbs into those positions??

    Thank you so much for the arcade card, Piper!!

    After the arcade, we walked around in the lobby or a bit. Mom wanted a picture of herself with the display from "her" decade.

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    She never had a poodle skirt, but she always wanted one. She did have saddle shoes, though. She said her mom bought them after they were out of style and they lasted FOREVER!

    We headed back to the room to grab a small lunch and pick up the stroller and everything we needed for the rest of the day. Here's the outside of our building.

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    And the walkway to our room.

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    The kids were pretty excited to finally be heading to one of the parks. I had them stand outside the door so we would always remember which room we were in (and which one to avoid in the future, due to the NOISE).

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    As you may have noticed, the kids are dressed up as Jessie and Woody. Castlecreations made Tessa's Jessie outfit and I made Sawyer's Woody vest. Mom and I were wearing matching shirts with our names on them, surrounded by Disney characters. But, we never got a picture together.

    I had always wanted to eat at the Sci-Fi Drive in, so I made ADRs the night before for 3:50. Weird time, but that's what you get at the last minute! So, besides heading straight to Toy Story Mania for a fastpass, that was our only real plan for the day.

    The weather was fairly nice at this point, in the 50's. So, we were happy to be outside in the sunshine.

    When we got to the park, we noticed something odd. There were matching people ALL over the place. Mostly girls, wearing matching outfits and carrying matching bags. What WAS this? Please insert scary Jaws music here....

    THE CHEERLEADERS HAD ARRIVED!!!

    From this day on, we feared our hopes of walking onto any ride without a line were dashed to the ground. A group of 50 or so cheerleaders were always in front of us. :sad2: It was SO crowded!

    I had never seen this new Pixar sign. So, I snapped a picture.

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    I wasn't sure why it turned out so blurry. But, I found evidence of tampering when I went to put the pictures on the computer.

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    A close-up of the carpet in our room. I wonder who took that one?

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    Yes, Sawyer's self-portrait gave him away. It's really no wonder my camera takes screwy pictures now!

    When we got to Toy Story Mania, we saw that the wait was an hour long and there were NO fast passes left for the rest of the day. STINKIN' CHEERLEADERS!!!! Don't they know that Sawyer had his heart set on riding this ride?

    We were not about to wait an hour in line with 2 kids, so we headed away in defeat. We checked on Tower of Terror to see how long the wait was. Too long! So, we got fastpasses for later. The fastpass return was for quite a while later, so we weren't sure what to do until then. Here's a picture of Tessa looking dorky because it's the only picture I have for this point in the trip report.

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    We thought we'd check and see what time the Beauty and the Beast show started. I walked up to the guy outside of the auditorium and asked. He told us it would start in 20 minutes. Then, he looked at Tessa and said "How would you like to be the princess of the show?" Tessa had no idea what he was talking about, but I knew!! I was practically hopping up and down. Tessa didn't say anything and acted all shy. He then said "You don't have to do it if you don't want to." So, of course I spoke for her and said "She wants to do it!'

    We were given a card that said that Tessa was the princess of the show that we were to present to the woman at the top of the auditorium steps. She then led us to the VIP seating area, which was in the 3rd row. She told Tessa that at the end of the show, she would come and get her and take her up to the stage so Belle and the Beast could give her a rose!

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    By this point, Tessa was catching some of my excitement and couldn't wait for the show to start!

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    We were pretty early, so we had lots of time to chat with the people around us. There was a nice family behind us who had never heard of the disboards (my shirt said "Do you Dis?" on the back of it). They said they thought they'd been to every Disney website imaginable. I told them if they hadn't been to the disboards, they hadn't been anywhere! :thumbsup2

    The mother was really sweet and seemed almost as excited as me that Tessa was chosen as the princess of the show. She also said my kids looked really cute in their Toy Story outfits! :cloud9:

    After the show started, we sat in awe at the great view from our VIP seats!

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    Here comes too many bad pictures!

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    Wait, I even took a video to show how close we were!

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    Gaston was NOT real handsome.

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    Here's the part where Tessa yelled "No, don't kill the beast!" the first time she saw this show in 2006.

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    The Beast was pretty cute, though! Does anyone know if the beast has a name?

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    The show was wonderful! I just love this one!! But, the whole time I was waiting in anticipation for the end, where Tessa would have her moment!!! It finally came and I GOT IT ON VIDEO!!!

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    Tessa was thrilled (yes, that is her thrilled face, believe it or not) and she has cherished that rose ever since.

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    We all left smiling big, goofy, smiles!

    We headed to the Great Movie Ride since it wasn't time for our fastpasses or dinner yet. We walked right onto the ride- much to the dismay of a group of people that had accidentally gone the wrong way once inside and were being held back by a CM until we passed through. :cutie:

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    Both of the kids really enjoyed it and they didn't even get scared during the Alien part! This was the first time (at least that I remember) I'd ridden this ride where it's a gangster that takes over the car instead of a cowboy. I thought that was interesting!

    We went over to check on Toy Story Mania again since it STILL wasn't time for our fastpass return. The line was still obnoxiously long. But, I spotted a line across the "street", so we went to check it out. It was the line to meet Buzz and Woody! It looked like the actual meet was inside a building. I had never seen it set up this way, so I was curious to see what it was all about.

    We waited quite a while outside. The people behind us in line had no concept of personal space and the guy kept coughing right on me!!! EWWWW!!! The mom even stepped on Sawyer at one point!! She apologized and seemed to feel really bad about it. She better have! We were in an unmoving line! See my reflection in the glass? That guy "next" to me was supposed to be behind me!

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    Finally, they let us into the building. They had told us we had to park our stroller before we got in line. But, there was a woman at the door with a stroller. She was holding up the line and calling the rest of her family to take the stroller- which she then exchanged for FIVE kids! What? We waited in line for 20 minutes, but she just strolls up to the door with 5 kids?! I took the kids and stepped around her, into the building. I don't think she was happy about that, but COME ON!

    I regretted this decision when her five kids met up with the obnoxious kid with the no personal space family behind us and they all started running all over the place and almost knocking us down. I would have rather had them in front of us where I could see them coming!

    Anyway, there were some cute photo opportunities once we got inside.

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    Captured by the evil Sid!

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    The kids were having a blast posing in all the cutouts and such. They really love Toy Story. Several times during the day people said something to the effect of "They really must like Toy Story a lot, huh?" Who doesn't?

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    It took a while, but we finally got to the front of the line. Sawyer seemed to be in awe the whole time. He couldn't believe he was actually seeing Buzz AND Woody!

    Buzz and Woody kept pointing to their outfits and acting excited! The handler said they don't get very many kids dressed like Woody and she couldn't recall ever seeing another Jessie! We asked if there was anyplace that we could meet Jessie and she said she wasn't there today.

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    Woody wanted to know where Tessa got her rose, so she told him about being the princess of the show.

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    Sawyer was just so surprised to see Woody, but he really wanted to give him a hug!

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    It was such a cool character interaction! I loved every minute of it! It was worth the 1/2 hour or so wait.

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    We checked the Toy Story Mania line on our way out and it was still over an hour wait! It wasn't looking good for us!

    Our fastpasses for Tower of Terror were finally good, so mom and Tessa decided to ride while I did the parent swap for Sawyer. Tessa was really looking forward to riding it this time. In 2008 she kind of liked it, but the kid screaming "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!" next to her kind of sullied the experience.

    Sawyer and I sat on a bench and people-watched for a while. I have never really looked at this side of TOT. It's really pretty!

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    Sawyer was having a nice time just watching people, too.

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    As we were sitting there, a little boy, about the same age as Sawyer, came up to me and said "Hi Momma!" and sat right down next to me. When I looked up, I saw his mother rushing over, trying to chase him down. When she got over to us she said "Well, I guess he's found a new family! He does that a lot!" The little guy was so cute! He sat with us for a while before moving on to his next family.

    It took longer than I expected for Mom and Tessa to come out of the ride. By the time they came out, it was time to head over to the Sci-Fine Dine-in theater for lupper (lunch/supper). It was just as well because Tessa declared "I HATE that ride and I NEVER want to go on it AGAIN!!!" Mom said she was terrified the whole time. Poor baby!

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    I planned to ride it after we ate. Since, as every good Diser knows, fastpasses don't expire until the end of the day.

    The Sci-Fi Diner is a very unsuspecting looking building. It just looks like it would be some sort of warehouse when you walk in. But, when you round the corner into the dining room, you are transported into the dark of a drive-in movie theater! It is really awesome!!

    A weird guy on roller skates showed us to our car and whisked my stroller away to parts unknown. The seating is really cool in this place because each family has their own car. It's set up like a real car, but you have a table in front of you. Mom and Sawyer were in the back seat.

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    Tessa and I were in the front.

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    Sawyer absolutely loved the old cartoons and parts of movies they were playing.

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    This was his kind of place! Here is a video of him dancing to the music. He's so stinkin' cute!

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    I ordered a hamburger because there was nothing much else on the menu. I also indulged in a shake because Henry always scoffs if I order something like that at a restaurant. We usually just get ice water!

    Tessa and I were really enjoying the atmosphere, when they brought my food. Then, she had to use the bathroom. Why does she always have to go as soon as the food comes?? The problem is that there is no bathroom IN the restaurant, really. You have to go out a side door and go to a restroom that is shared with the ABC Comissary. So, you step right out of the drive-in theater, and are smacked with the real world again. I really didn't like that! The bathroom was really crowded and full of CHEERLEADERS!

    When we were done eating, the waitress brought out the kid's dessert. I've got to mention that this was after she had a VERY long, 10 minute or so, conversation with the table next to us- AFTER she told the kids she'd be right back with the desserts.

    She redeemed herself by offering to take our picture.

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    Here's Sawyer's ice cream. It has cute little Mickey shaped sprinkles in it. Unfortunately, it would make a return appearance very shortly.

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    Thankfully for you, I have no pictures of the next part of our journey.

    Yes, shortly after the desserts were brought out, Sawyer threw up. It was a MESS! I turned to get the diaper bag so I could get the wipes to clean him up. However, the diaper bag was in the stroller, that was whisked away to parts unknown. So, I had to try and get someone to bring some napkins to the table for us and to get my stroller.

    It took me a while to get someone to actually pay attention to me. But, finally I was able to tell a guy that my son just threw up and I needed something to clean him up with. He got a panicked look in his eyes and started apologizing. He said "Don't worry, we'll clean it up, don't worry." Then, he sent a manager over to our table who also apologized and gave me a voucher good for a free kid's t-shirt at any gift shop in the park. I told them that they didn't need to apologize and thanked them for the voucher. Then, I asked again where our stroller was so I could take Sawyer to the bathroom and start cleaning him up. They finally brought it back from parts unknown and I headed to the "other wordly" bathroom.

    As we walked into the bathroom, I was stopped by no less than 3 people and told how cute the kid's outfits were. Umm...thanks....I guess they're even cute when covered in puke! To be fair, Sawyer had pretty much missed his shirt. But, his pants were covered in stuff. I wiped him up as best as I could. I hadn't brought any extra pants with us!!

    Just so you understand how stupid this was on my part, Sawyer throws up a LOT! He especially throws up when we are eating at restaurants and such. Something in restaurant food does not agree with his little tummy. Either that or he eats too fast when we eat out. We haven't figured it out yet. But, it's really unwise to take him out somewhere without an extra set of clothes.

    He acted like he was feeling fine, so we went to a gift shop to look for a new outfit for him with our handy-dandy voucher. However, there were no pants anywhere that were his size. They either had baby pants or big boy pants, no toddler sizes.

    While we were looking, I got a call on my cell phone from someone at Sci-Fi asking if I left my camera at the restaurant. I had my camera, but mom checked and hers was missing. So, she had to go back to the restaurant and get it. I still haven't figured out how they had my cell phone number. Maybe I gave it to them when I made reservations??

    While we were waiting for mom, Sawyer spotted a Buzz Lightyear bank and he fell in LOVE. It was the first thing he had wanted, besides candy. So, I bought it for him. Of course, I forgot to use my gift card to pay for it. :headache:

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    While I'm at it, here's a picture of Tessa's bank that she got at MK.

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    When mom returned with her camera, we decided to go back to the hotel to clean Sawyer up and then we'd come back to the park.

    While waiting in line for the bus, I spotted a lime green Mickey head! It was being worn by a girl of about 11 or 12 years old. She had a twin sister with her who was also wearing a lime green mickey head (I think she was, at least). I asked her if she was a Diser and she said "No, but my mom is!! She is going to be so excited that we met another Diser! She's been looking for lime green Mickey heads all week and she is really disappointed that she hasn't see any." I looked at the person next to them because I thought that must be her mom. But, she looked decidedly unfriendly, so I figured it wasn't her. Then, the girl said that her mom was back at Pop Century and the two of them had taken the bus over to DHS by themselves! I hope they were older than they looked!! They were really sweet girls and we chatted with them for a while. I don't remember their mom's name. But, :wave: random Diser!

    We got back to the room and gave Sawyer a bath and changed his clothes. We talked about it and decided that we really didn't want to go back to DHS since it was SOOO crowded. We thought that maybe MK would be better since it was a green day, according to TourGuide Mike.

    Tessa saw other kids posing inside of the "0" at Pop Century, so we stopped to take a picture, too.

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    When we arrived at MK, we decided that the cheerleaders were making every park crowded, not just DHS. It was at this moment that I decided not to come back again on this week in February!

    Tessa still really wanted to meet Tinker Bell, so the first thing we did was head over to Toon Town. We walked in to see the dreaded "60 minutes" sign. We thought the line looked shorter than the last time it had said 60 minutes. This was going to be our last day at MK, so we decided to bite the bullet and get in line. It was the longest 60 minutes of our trip! UGH! That line did NOT move for 30 minutes- at ALL!

    Sawyer was bored out of his skull, as were mom and I.

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    Tessa had found a little girl to play with, so she was pretty happy. There was a tv screen playing something from The Tinker Bell movie, but we couldn't really see it from our location. So, there was really nothing more to do but stand and wait....and wait....

    Finally- the line MOVED! We took 4 steps forward...and we stopped. UGH! This was looking like it was going to be a REALLY long wait.

    The line moved at fairly regular intervals after that, but always by painfully few steps. I was whining about it more than the kids were, thankfully. So were the other adults in line. Quite a few people gave up and left the area. Unfortunately, they were all BEHIND us in line.

    We finally made it to the front of the line and with a big to-do the woman let in a small group of us. We thought we were going to be going right in to see Tinker Bell. However, it was a devious trick!! We were just led into a different waiting area!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!

    We waited in this area another TWENTY minutes! At least there was a cool forest theme in this waiting area.

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    Sawyer and Tessa were having fun trying to "catch" Tinker Bell (a little light that sped around the waiting area). They were playing with this little girl dressed as Aurora. We found out that she was also from Michigan.

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    FINALLY, after 1 hour and 20 minutes, we made it to the REAL front of the line. A perky CM came out with a wand filled with pixie dust and sprinkled both of the kids with it. She told them they had to flap their wings and fly like a fairy and follow her.

    Tessa rather sheepishly flapped her wings and followed this perky CM. We were lead straight to...

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    ,,,this fairy that we had never seen before. Tessa tried walking straight past her to Tinker Bell. But, there was another family with Tinker Bell. This fairy was very nice, and very pretty, anyway. We have since learned that her name is Silvermist. No, we hadn't seen the movie before we came here.

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    Silvermist talked really fast and she also talked a lot! Tessa had no idea what she was talking about most of the time since she hadn't seen the movie. Poor Silvermist probably thought we were real duds.

    The photopass CM spotted Sawyer's Chip and Dale shirt and asked where I got it. I told her that I had made it and she told me I should make them for adults. She said she'd buy one! :cloud9:

    Then, came the main event- TINKER BELL!!

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    She also talked really fast and said things that we didn't understand. She decided that Tessa was a Tinker like her because she had all sorts of "found things". :confused3: Yeah, we get it now, but we sure didn't then!

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    Here's some video of our experience.

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    I don't remember what this look was all about, but I thought it was funny.

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    Tessa told Tinker Bell that when she was a little girl, she wanted to see her fly off of the castle. But, then she didn't fly because it was too windy. That girl can hold a grudge! :rotfl: Teresa had bought Tessa a Tinkerbell necklace when she was 2 years old. It was her first "real" jewelry and she really cherished it. So, when we went to Florida in 2006, all Tessa could talk about was seeing Tinkerbell fly off of the castle. She was crushed when it was too windy for her to fly. However, in 2008, she got to see her fly off the castle. Unfortunately, we were too close to the zip line where she comes down and Tessa was insistant that it wasn't really Tinkerbell, but "just a bunch of lights". I am sure it wasn't Tinkerbell, more like "Tinker Bill". But, it was a real person.

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    When it was time for hugs, Tessa just couldn't wait! She looks like she's going to pull poor Tink right over! She was a tiny little thing!

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    But, she was thrilled when it was her turn to get a real hug from Tinker Bell. She had been waiting her whole life for this!

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    First Ariel and then Tinker Bell! Does it get any better than this?? :cloud9:

    Next, we were whisked over to the next random fairy.

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    We also had no idea who she was. But, she was very pretty and very sweet. Sawyer took an instant liking to her. Maybe it has something to do with what she was whispering to him here.

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    Once we looked at the autograph book, we figured out that her name is Rosetta.

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    Then, Sawyer got another kiss on the cheek! He was racking them up on this vacation. He was happy to reciprocate with a big hug.

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    Tessa was also happy to give the random fairy a hug.

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    All in all, it was a great experience! It was almost worth the wait....almost.

    Since it was getting kind of late, we thought we'd go ahead and stay for Wishes. We didn't think we were going to get to see them on this trip, so we were happy that we were at the right place at the right time. We had just enough time to take a spin on Sawyer's favorite ride first! We thought he deserved it for how good he was in line for the fairies.

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    This time, I picked him up at the picture spot so we could actually see him in the redneck photo!

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    Obviously, this is why I had such a pitiful score. You know, I'm always thinking of my kids and all. :rolleyes:

    In 2006 we had stayed for Wishes, but didn't get to watch them because Tessa was terrified of the fireworks. So, we had to hide out in the bathroom until they were over. Then, we had to go and stand in line at the buses for what seemed like hours (and probably was close to it) with a tired, cranky, 2 year old.

    This time, we decided to watch them by the flag pole so we would be close to the exit and one of the first ones to get to the bus stop.

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    This was a great move, in theory. But, this vantage point just wasn't as magical as the spot we had staked out in 2008. We were too far away, with too many people in front of us. It just wasn't the same. I didn't shed a tear.

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    Honestly, the whole time I was just worrying about how long we were going to have to wait in line for that bus. When the show ended, we booked it out to the bus stop. Of course, Pop Century's bus stop is the very furthest away that you can possibly get at MK. Thank you very much, Disney! Never did it feel longer than at the end of this very long day!

    We were pleasantly surprised when we got to the bus stop that there weren't very many people in front of us! We managed to get on the 2nd bus that pulled up and got a seat. We had already decided that we weren't standing and if there were no seats, we'd wait for the next bus. Sawyer was asleep at this point, so I wasn't going to stand up and hold him.

    I sat next to some random guy. But, one of us noticed the other's lime green mickey head. I had found another Diser!! He was also a Tourguide Mike-er! So, we became instant friends and we chatted the whole ride back to POP. I don't remember his username, but it involved numbers and such, I believe. We talked in the TGM lingo, such as referring to uninformed people as "them". It was refreshing! His poor wife was sitting with random strangers in the back of the bus, with his 2 sleeping kids. I never got to meet her. So, :wave: random guy on the bus and his wife and 2 kids!!

    We were SOOOO very tired by the time we got back to the hotel. We had planned on getting to Epcot the next day by rope drop. But, we decided to just sleep as long as we needed to. I slept really well, even with Tessa's feet in my face and the sound of people pulling luggage up the stairs.

    Up Next: True Love At Mickey D's
     
  18. MouseTriper

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    Oh Heather...what an AWESOME update. Tessa is just so cute!!! That is so neat that she was picked to be the Princess. First Sawyer gets a beloved sword and now Tessa is given a gorgeous rose!!! How cool is that!!!!
     
  19. karebear1

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    Ummmmmmmmm......... after all that trauma I hate to be the one to tell you, BUT....

    there is a bathroom inside the Sci Fi.... it down the hall on the right hand side of the building as you come in. Is that the one you went in??
     
  20. minnie2

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    Love the update! How cool Tessa got the rose!!!

    How was the food at the Sci -Fi?
     
  21. snubie

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    Sounds like you had another decent Disney day. Tessa and Sawyer looked adorable in their Woody and Jessie outfits.
     

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