Led Zeppelin Collides With The Magic Kingdom! The Grand Finale!!! 6.28.2012

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  1. TinksThree

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    The first year I went to F&G I saw the dragon and did not realize it was only for the festival. I was so disappointed the following year when it wasn't there! It is simply amazing! I was slightly apprehensive about the sandwich but decided to give it a try....and it was very good! I always plan to try the snacks there and never make it so I was happy to get to mark it off my list! Of course I will return though!!

    The M&G was fun and I was so happy it worked out! I am sure prison would be much better if you are trapped on the inside of Epcot!! :lmao:


    Thank you and welcome!!!!! :yay:

    Sorry I have been MIA! I definitely did not want updates to be so long in coming. As a matter of fact Madison is on me to finish! Work has been hectic due to a co-worker being out sick and me tackling multiple duties. With my weekend plans I will not be able to update until at least Sunday but hopefully everyone will hold tight! More Epcot pictures and stories to come!!
     
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  3. saintstickets

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    I knew I liked that young lady! :thumbsup2


    Yea!! :banana:
     
  4. TinksThree

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    She even asked me last night if I had updated! I have got to get an update soon!! :bitelip:
     
  5. mickeystoontown

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    No need to apologize for lack of updates to this Diser. I haven't updated my pre-trip report or trip report for a while now. It's hard to find time to Dis when we have so many deadlines at work. Once I get home in the evenings, it's even tougher.
     
  6. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Not sure how I missed the dragon,but I'm glad you didn't! Awesome pictures.

    Lunch in Norway looks really good! I love the rice cream!
     
  7. TinksThree

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    I feel like a slacker on reading TRs and PTRs I am following much less updating my own! Work seems to be so crazy and it just keeps getting crazier!! And when I get home?! Yeah, I am exhausted and tired of being on a computer all day!! :laughing:

    The dragon is very cool!! I loved the rice cream. It was my first time to try it but it was so good!!
     
  8. TinksThree

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    First I need to backtrack because Madison informed me that she had pictures of what she and her friends did in China before we arrived!! So below are a couple of the pictures she took (she had lots of duplicates and I know she is going to ask why I didn’t post them all!! :laughing:):

    The guys dressed in robes and then proceeded to do karate moves!

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    And adventures outside!

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    Now back to where I left off!!

    So with the Dis meet over I met back up with my co-hort. First, though, I grabbed some shots of the front entrance of the Sorcerer Mickey topiaries!

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    We make our way back to World Showcase and make another attempt to catch back up with the kids. We stopped in Mexico since the Mariachi band was still playing.

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    They were very entertaining but best of all was the girl they pulled from the audience. It was her birthday and she had two friends with her. They first sang a Mexican birthday song. She had the best personality and was swaying along to the music.

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    Then a man from the audience (obviously no one she knew) came up and began dancing with her.

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    After the song was finished we all sang “Happy Birthday”. She was giddy and I thought what a magical memory she will always have of this birthday! It was just a happy moment and I had no idea who she was!

    From there we moved on to Germany.

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    There really isn’t much to see here (at least not in this trip!) except the train area. I love this area!

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    As we approach the area I stop next to a little boy around 5 or 6 and his grandfather. The conversation goes like this:

    Little Boy (in an awed/hushed voice) says to me: “That lizard is gigantic down there!”

    Me: “I bet it is Godzilla!”

    Little Boy: “I bet it IS Godzilla!! He is running over everything!”

    Grandfather: “Yes, and see the man down there? There were two men while ago!”

    Little Boy (confused) asks his grandfather: “Where did he go? :idea: Oh no!! Godzilla ATE HIM!!!!!”

    It was a hilarious exchange! And the little boy was adorable!

    Moving along I snap away:

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  9. TinksThree

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    And as we leave Germany, I see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! (The real Snow White was out at a Meet and Greet but no picture of that!)

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    Next up? Italy!

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    My son had only a few requests for me to bring back to him and one was candy from Italy. So I went in search of the candy. (Thankfully it survived the heat!) Oh did I mention it was hot!? We were very warm the whole day! Anyhow, after my purchases are made we head out to watch the Ziti Sisters a bit. I saw them last year and they are a hoot!

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    We enjoyed them for a few minutes and decided to move along.

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    Texting the kids we find out they are in Japan. So that is where we are headed! I ask my co-hort if he wished to stop in America and he said he sees enough of America, let’s move on! I do notice Woody and Buzz and I cannot pass them up so we run over for a picture!

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    At this time the Fife and Drums are coming out. I generally enjoy watching them but we were on a mission so only a minute or two here!

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    Meanwhile...judging from Madison's pictures this appears to be what the kids were up to!!

    They went back to watch the Mariacchi band that serenaded us during lunch:

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    They watched Sergio. I keep thinking I saw this but then I remember it was on You Tube! :laughing:

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    And then we catch up with them in Japan so I will save those lovely pictures she took (along with mine) for our next update!!
     
  10. sherylcin

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    Thanks for the lovely Epcot lunchtime interlude!:goodvibes I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures, especially Snow White and company and Buzz and Woody too. You're hitting the countries at just the right time to see all the extras (street performers). I love when that happens. Some trips it just doesn't work and we're either just a little too early or a little too late.:confused3 BTW, no Karmel Shoppe?????? Really?????? (I love that place!!):)
     
  11. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Wow! you guys were really zipping around the world! I'm tired just thinking about it. Can't wait to hear where you all headed next.
     
  12. TinksThree

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    No Karmel Shoppe....nope...I know! I must have been really hot that day and it was affecting my judgment!! :rotfl2: That place is so good and it will be on the list for the July trip!! Even as I did this update I thought to myself "What was I thinking!?" :confused3

    I love reading TRs during lunch....it makes things so much lovelier! Glad the pictures added to yours today! Two years ago we missed almost every performer even though I had their times and I was so very disappointed. Last year I timed them pretty good and this trip as well. There are still a few I have missed but I hope to rectify that in July! I have a feeling lots of time is going to be spent in WS in July! ;)
     
  13. TinksThree

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    We were zipping along and pretty fast too! I did feel as though I was able to stop and enjoy the moment but we never lingered too long. I think you have elluded to the next few updates!! :rolleyes1
     
  14. HiHoOffWeGo

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    It sounds like you traveling partner is the type like my father. When we would get there he would look at his watch and say "We will all meet back her in one hour", Like, I am already board and that should be enough time to see all there is to see? LOL

    What a pace you have set!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. IheartDDuck

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    One of the best ways to spend a day. Just wandering around WS taking in the sights. My favorite. :goodvibes
     
  16. TinksThree

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    Oh that would drive me crazy!! :lmao: Since I went with a laid back attitude and was able to see a little in each country it wasn't too bad. It wasn't like when I am with my DH and can tell him to go sit somewhere and when I am done we will move on. Also, though I wanted to see as much as possible and one day at Epcot just doesn't cut it for me!! July will be different! :)

    I love to wander WS and take it all in! As a matter of fact, so does Keith!! :hyper: I am so happy to know this and I just know this will get me to F&W one day!! He has instructed me that July is to include lots of Epcot!
     
  17. TinksThree

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    Finally Japan! The kids were having fun in Japan. What kind of fun? Well, let’s see what story Madison’s pictures tell!

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    We actually find them in the food section after all of the fun above was over.

    But I snapped these as we walked into the Japanese area.

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    Lightening McQueen

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    To'Mater!!

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    And then we enter the shopping mecca:

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    I also had a request from my DS to purchase the “strawberry sprite like drink” in Japan. I found what I thought he was referring to and this caused several other kids to buy some too. We head back out into the bright, hot sun. By this time I was dragging! I had basically been on my feet since 9am with only a 20 minute break to eat. Actually my calves were hurting. Plus with the heat! Whew! I am used to touring, taking a break mid-afternoon at the resort and heading back to a park for the night. But we still had a lot to see and do!

    A walk through the gardens which I find so lovely!

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    Slowly we make our way out of Japan...

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    We head to Morocco which was a favorite of the kids.

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    They had fun looking through everything here. They also left us while we were looking and headed on to France. We finish looking around Morocco and head over to France. We didn’t stop long here but I did manage to get some pictures of the area.

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    I love the France pavilion!

    And I always love this little scene...

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    Next up...we are almost done with World Showcase but there is still plenty of things to do (In case you didn't notice it is only almost 4 o'clock)!!
     
  19. shan23877

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    Glad that I'm not the only one who would have been tired! :lmao: You guys are troopers!

    We spent about 3 minutes in Morrocco, and that was spent deciding whether to stay in Jasmine's M&G line or not. :rotfl: I'd like to spend a bit more time there on one of these trips.

    I've never noticed that little setup in France before, thanks for sharing!

    Looks like the kids are having tons of fun, that must have been fun to be a part of. :goodvibes
     
  20. saintstickets

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    Tsk...tsk...tsk...no better picture of the fleur-de-lis in the short formal hedge garden at the France pavilion? :lmao: With my screen name, I'm kinda partial to it! :thumbsup2
     
  21. TinksThree

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    It had been a pretty long day (but really fun!!) up to that point! Morocco is great! It has really neat shops and lots of cool things to look at plus the architecture of the pavilion is great to explore!

    The kids were having a blast! I was so happy I was getting to share in the experience!!


    :guilty: so sorry!!! I will try to do better next time! ;) I actually have a good picture of the fleur de lis from a previous trip! This time I was actually trying to get a picture before rushing to the next stop! :headache: I love the fleur de lis and have them all over my house!! :goodvibes
     

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