Oh the places We Go, The People We see

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by jenseib, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I enjoyed this parade so much.

    Thats funny! Disney spends big bucks on things we don't want or really care for ...like the whole my Disney Experience, which is stil lfull of glitches ....yet they can't build a new float!

    I love that picture too. We almost never watch the fireworks and if we do it's usually not in front of the castle. I think because it is so crowded that I avoid it if I can.

    I need to bring your TR up and catch Claire up. I know she is very far behind. I can't even remember where we left off with her reading it. :confused3

    Thanks. I have seen so many better pictures, so mine really were a disappointment to me. But yes, if they had more lighting in the area, I could at least have a better chance!

    I just really do NOT like that float. They use it for everything!
     
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  3. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I know that you are not very pleased about your parade photos, but I love them. This makes me excited about the parade even though it did not do a great deal for me last year. I actually like that last float, but then I don't have seen it very often.

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  4. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    Jen, your "poor" photos put my "good" photos to shame. I think they turned out great.

    I loved that parade and the 7 guys and Chip and Dale having a snowball fight.
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I guess it just annoys me that they haven't replaced it after all these years.

    Thanks Kathy. It's really hard to get a good picture, but I sure would love another chance to try.
     
  6. Wicket's Mom

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    I've never seen that parade, now I have through your pictures.

    This is a heck of a trip, getting to see the Halloween party, a cruise & the Christmas party all on the same trip!
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It was a dream trip. I loved being able to do both in one trip and both were first for me as well.
     
  8. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I noticed these girls were all wearing wigs …and that got me thinking. Do they have a wig to match their natural hair color, or do they get any old color to wear?

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    And again …How cute are these Gingerbread guys?

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    They are flat on the back side from laying on the pan.

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    Clarabelle is so much fun.

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    I am not sure why he has Nemo in his pocket?

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    The toys are coming!!

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  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I think Woody is telling us it’s past our bedtime.

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    And the best part of the whole parade ….the Toy Soldiers. These guys are amazing.

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    I would go back to the party just to see them alone.

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    Have you ever seen this on Youtube. I just love this video of the toy soldier auditioning to be in the parade. If you get a chance, watch it. It’s so neat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIxJyBnolu4

    On with the parade.

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    The reindeers were pretty cool too.

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    Santa!!!!!!

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    Hey Santa! I want a trip to Disney for Christmas!!!

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    That was such an awesome parade. I really hope to get back there for the Holidays to see this again someday. I had hoped that maybe we could squeeze in a small trip this year, but I don’t think it’s going to work out for that to happen.
     
  10. francis6306

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    I've been there twice during the holidays and not seen that parade… :rolleyes2 My kids just don't last at night well… It's beautiful!

    I should ask my friend that worked on Main St about the wigs… she might actually know! haha!
     
  11. mickeystoontown

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    Jen, I think that your parade pictures turned out great! There are quite a fe that I think would be worthy of framing.
     
  12. KatMark

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    More great parade pictures. I can't wait to see that in 64 days. :goodvibes
     
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    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    I tried to upload my mvmcp pics to PB last night but no luck, kept stalling.

    I did love the parade, but I still think Boo to You is my all time fave!!
     
  14. SigalTchelet

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    GREAT pics and LOVED the video. Just wish I could add a few days on our cruise, to visit the parks and go t the party!
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You must get to see it eventually. I just loved it!!!

    Let me know if you find out.

    Thanks. I just have seen some really great ones and would love to get some like those.


    thanks. I wish I was going then too.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You gotta switch to flickr. It's so much better...not perfect, but better.

    I am always thinking like that too!!!!
     
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    That video is ADORABLE! I just love the toy soldiers. They are the best part of the parade!
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Isn't that so darn cute????
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    After the parade we decided to get some hot chocolate and cookies. I think we got snickerdoodles. We sat down over near Aloha Isle and just relaxed for a while.

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    Either Amanda (my sister) called me or I noticed a missed call from her and called her back at that point. I had totally forgotten, but remember, she sent an email to Geoff while on the cruise saying I had a flat tire. UGH. So she asked me what to do about it. She was going to have AAA change it. There is a care center right around the corner from her house and I think she was going to drive it over there. She had been busy and hadn’t had time to do anything about it and that was ok, as I wasn’t due home for a few more days.

    After nibbling on our cookies ….we were really still really full from our 2 dinners, so we didn’t eat much …..we got up and started moving again. We saw this little band playing music.

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    I am not sure if we rode anything or not, but we did go and find Uncle Scrooge.

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    This was another character I kind of made Claire meet for me. She wasn’t too thrilled, but I made a big deal about him being rare and she was more agreeable then.

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    We wandered around a bit more, and again, I don’t remember if we rode anything or not. If we did, I didn’t take any pictures. I know we sat down and just stared at the castle a few times. We just found this to be our happy place and we never wanted to leave. We probably also called Skip at some point in time.

    We did get another photopass picture.

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    Honestly, I have never seen the park more beautiful than this night. The decorations and lights are just fabulous.
    Sadly it was getting close to midnight and time to head back to AoA.

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    LOOK!!!!! It’s snowing!!!!

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    This just made it feel even more magical.

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    If I could have, I would’ve tried to get tickets for another party night. It just felt so magical, but sadly our trip was coming closer to an end and the next party would be held after we have left.

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  20. KatMark

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    Isn't it wonderful when that snow starts coming down at MK? A magical place becomes all the more magical.

    Beautiful pictures Jen.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I am always trying to get a balloon shot, but never happy with them.

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    Sigh!!!!!!!! Time to leave.

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    We headed out to the bus stop where I am sure we had to wait for a bus, but I don’t remember it being too bad.

    We were pretty darn tired and got ready for bed. We had one more full day left and yet time seemed to be going so fast. We had so much more we wanted to do.

    I had met up with Jennifer from my Facebook group this morning while waiting in line for the bus to AK. It was so funny that she recognized Claire and her dress. It was nice to meet her.
    Oh the People We See!
    We went to our very first Christmas party this evening and I really hope I can get to many more in the future.
    Oh the Places We Go!
     

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