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Operation Classy Living: GFLO Oct 2012 UPDATED 2/20 & Trip Video! COMPLETE

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by xoSamma, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Isthatyoutiger

    Isthatyoutiger DVC Member SSR Jan 2007

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    I hope the rain stopped. pixiedust:

    Great costumes :thumbsup2

    Keep up with the great report. popcorn::
     
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  3. xoSamma

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    Not Looking So Promising


    Our main mission was to get into line to meet the princesses with their princes. Walking under the railroad station was a mess. People coming, people going, people stopping to put ponchos on. When we finally made it in the rain was coming down sideways.

    We made our way into the theater where they were checking for wristbands. We were in line by 6:20ish where we waited till 7. We were lucky enough to wait out the storm inside and not be outside in the rain.

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    We got in line just in time, soon the line was stretching. During our wait we were having fun with the cute little kids next to us. The little boy was shy but precious.

    It soon hit 7 and the line was moving. I texted Alicia and asked her if she was at the party yet. She responded back no saying they were going to wait till the rained stopped.

    The family in front of us started to pull out all their autograph books.

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    We got into the room and only saw 2 princesses where was Cinderella?! The main reason why we got in line.

    Back story: Brittany went to a Mickeys not so scary Halloween party when she was a wee little one, where she dressed up as Cinderella. She then went to meet Cinderella and got a picture with her and prince charming. Her mothers only request was to get another picture.

    We asked the cast member if she would be coming out tonight. They said that she got held up at the castle and wouldn’t know when she would arrive. This was not looking good.

    We were next in line, hopefully she was on her way!
    Then the doors opened and what do you know Cinderella and her prince came dancing in. Everyone cheered!

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    First we talked to Snow white and her prince
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    The Prince asked Brittany where her prince was, ummm non existing. Snow white asked me where stitch was, I said he was getting ready for the dance party over in Tomorrowland.
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    Next was Rapunzel and Flynn, they are perfect! They told us that they go on adventures. We took a picture and did a big group hug

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    Cinderella and Prince Charming time. Cinderella asked if we had mice that helped make our clothes, if only cindy if only.

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    Once we met all the Princesses/Princes we made our way outside in hopes that the rain stopped. Sadly in was coming down harder then ever. It was pretty much a monsoon. We put on our pochos and headed onward. Everyone was hidden in shops or anything they could stand under to keep warm.

    This was definitely not what I was expecting to happen tonight. We tried to make the best out of it. We played in puddles and sang Poor Unfortunate Souls by the Jonas Brothers while going down mainstreet.

    Where is everyone?!

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    We had no clue where we were headed or what there even was to do. We decided to head to Pirates because we didn’t ride it earlier in the day and it was an inside ride. When we got there we noticed a trick or treating line so we hopped into that. The cast members where nice enough to hand out a bunch of candy.

    After getting our candy we decided to hop in line for Pirates. Surprisingly the line was short, probably because everyone was undercover on Main Street.

    The boats where so backed up that we got stuck under the worst possibly spot, real man hair guy. I was freaking out. As a young child I was always afraid that the leg was going to fall on me and then when Alicia told me that the hair on the guys leg was real hair it grossed me out even more.

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    After we made it off the ride I got a text from Alicia that her and Andy were at Pecos Bills having Dinner. We decided to play in the giftshop for awhile.

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    Here is a picture of Alicia and Andy before they adventured out

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    At Pecos Bills, Alicia and Andy got the tacos.

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    Is there going to be a Boo to You Parade Tonight?!​
     
  4. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    Yay updates! :cool1:

    You all looks so adorable in your costumes!!

    Ugh, that sucks that it rained so much. I usually love doing MK in the rain cause it cuts the crowds...but not when you paid an extra $$$ for the party.

    Mmm, that taco salad looks mighty tasty.

    Sam, I will be there for 7 days with my hubby. Were staying at AKL. I hope to see you all in the parks!

    -Amanda
     
  5. xoSamma

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    Oh why thank you!
    I normally love Disney rain for the exact same reason. I was just sad that the weather determined if there would be shows, parades and fireworks.

    Me Andy and my friend Leandra are going to be there that monday night till friday afternoonish. It would be awesome to run into you! I'm just not sure when or what parks we are doing, it all depends on Alicia's work schedule
     
  6. xoSamma

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    Don't Rain On My Parade


    When we left off we were just hanging out in the Pirates giftshop. It was getting closer to parade time, no one was sure if Boo to You was even going to happen. We walked to frontierland and saw people roped off and waiting for the parade. We decided to find a spot and see whats going on.

    It was now drizzling out and there were no places under shelter to stand. We ended up finding a spot in front of Pecos, the only thing was that it was infront of a family. We deicded to just sit in the rain since we had our ponchos on.

    That’s when I thought I pulled my poncho down all the way and realized I didn’t as I sat in a huge puddle. Only I would do something like that :rotfl:

    The family behind us was so thankful that we sat there, that way no one would stand in front of their kids who were sitting in strollers.

    While waiting for the parade Brittany and Chelsea called there mothers I texted Alicia to figure out where she was.

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    While waiting for about a good 20 minutes we came up with the conclusion that the parade was not going to happen. So we walked through frontierland where we found Alicia and Andy. We stopped to talk about how sad this party was turning out to be….:sad:

    Then the best costume/ one of the only costumes we’ve seen walked passed us. Look a parade decided to go on after all!

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    Our plan was to head to the haunted mansion and then figure out what to do next once we got that done. I think the saddest part of the whole night was that I didn’t take a lot of photos because I didn’t want to have to keep putting it away because of the rain.

    Alicia had her camera so we took some pictures on the way to the mansion.

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    We decided to ditch the ponchos, this was the only night I was allowed to wear a costume in the parks I was not going to let some rain ruin that by me wearing a poncho all night.

    The haunted mansion looked spookier than it normally does. They had white spirits? Flying in the windows that are normally never there.

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    Another thing to add to the list to make me sad tonight was Madame Carlotta was not going to be out because of the weather. Of course, I was looking forward to seeing her. It was probably one of the most things I was looking forward to this whole party. You’re letting me down disney…

    While waiting in line there was a little boy and his parents talking about how they didn’t want him going trick or treating in the rain because it will ruin his costume. That’s when they decided that they would just go to the closest store to get a bag of candy for him.

    Me, Brittany and Chelsea gave the candy we got from Pirates to the little boy. He was beyond happy and his parents were so thankful.

    The Haunted Mansion maids and butlers were looking wonderful in their party outfits. While waiting to load I saw one butler on the loading dock scare people in the doom buggies by getting face to face to them.

    The 3 of us crammed into one buggy and I knew being older he was going to try to scare, I was correct. Yet I still believe I let out a tiny yelp.

    While exiting the ride I was glad to see Madame Carlotta thanking everyone for coming.

    Next was some trick or treating, that’s all there was really to do besides going on rides. We made our way to peter pan’s flight where a candy line was, and another precious costume Pinocchio and Geppetto.

    We hit all the candy lines from fantasyland to tomorrowland :thumbsup2

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    Next we got in line for Space Mountain

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    It was getting close to Hallowishes time, again we weren’t sure if that was going to take place or not. We walked to the hub because we didn’t have anything else to do. There were a lot of people up and down Main Street maybe this was a good sign.

    Chelsea had to go to the bathroom, she ended up leaving our group and disappeared. Andy walked off to get popcorn. It was just Alicia Brittany and me hanging out in the hub. The lady next to me asked me where I got my costume, I told her I made it. She thought it was super cute and then told me that her son was suppose to be stitch but with the rain they decided not to dress up. My long lost stitch!!!

    Andy came back with his popcorn

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    Chelsea on the other hand was still missing. :confused3
    While we waited we took some photos to remember the night….

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    Chelsea made it back in time and Hallowishes was a go! :hyper:

    FINALLY SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENED!


    I finally finished the trip video which you can find here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgNyV_HmLA

    Enjoy :thumbsup2

     
  7. xoSamma

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    Night Turning Around!​


    When we left off we found out that Hallowishes was going to be showing that night. All I have ever heard was how amazing these fireworks were, and how it was probably the best fireworks Disney has. I would have to agree!!!

    The soundtrack is perfectly perfect. It was on constant replay when I returned home. The ending is perfect when the fireworks go off around the whole hub, it reminded a lot of the Summer Nightastic firework show.

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    After Hallowishes we headed over to frontierland in hopes that the second Boo to You parade would happen. We were told that it would be! Thank goodness!!! :worship:

    The good thing about this party was that the crowds went down to almost no one. There was so many empty spots for the parade it was crazy. We ended up getting a spot right across from country bears by the churro stand, which only meant one thing…..get a churro!

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    I decided to sit and since my butt was already wet from the first round of Boo to You parade it's not like it would matter if I sat in another puddle. But this time I sat on my poncho…learned from my mistake!

    Again the soundtrack to Boo to You is perfect! I got it before hand therefore I was singing a long which turned out in my favor later on.

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    Alish?!

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    One of the funniest part had to be when this boy showed up

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    Brittanys response “Who is that boy?.......ohhhh Christopher Robin!”
    Nope just a boy who is hanging out with pooh and friends

    Peter Pan, Wendy and the lost boys = Perfect!
    I think that being friends with Wendy would not be a bad life at all, just hanging out peter and the lost boys all day. Who could complain about that?

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    soon it came to the part of the parade everyone loves, the haunted mansion!!!

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    The country bears!!! Ahhh my favorite.
    But really me, Alicia and Brittany are obsessed. But not really. I haven’t set foot in that place in the longest time. That was a show my mother would always drag us to when we were wee little ones. So it holds a place in my heart. :rotfl:

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    The villians!!! They defiantly, hands down, have the best song for the parade.

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    Knowing the Boo to You song can give you a better chance at getting the goofy candy company mickey mouse suckers. The cast members in the parade hand them out and I was lucky enough to snag me 3. Me and one of the CM were enjoying singing to each other. But it was actually more of him starring into my soul…. Real awkward. :rotfl:
    He must have appreciated it since he gave me a sucker. I was nice enough to share them with Brittany and Chelsea.

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    Hallowishes and Boo to You are perfectly perfect in ever way.
    If anyone is thinking about a trip to Disney in September and October I would highly suggest Mnnshp.​
     
  8. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    I sooo want to go to WDW in October. The Boo to You Parade looks like so much fun!! How did the treats from the CM taste?? -Amanda
     
  9. tinkgurl

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    Just found this TR and got all caught up!

    How neat you stayed at the Grand Floridian! I haven't stayed there in such a long time. I have seen the "Teddy Bear Lady" every trip since I found out about her. That's such a sad story.

    I love all your costumes! Very cute!
     
  10. xoSamma

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    It's perfect in October! I loved it
    The treats where the best things I ever had :rotfl:

    Thanks for joining along! :wave2:
    Her story is really sad, I love how Disney welcomes her with open arms.
    Thank you so much!

     
  11. xoSamma

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    Dream Crusher


    Since we were in frontierland we decided to head towards to 2 mountains. We didn’t go on Splash because we were wet enough from all the rain. But we did go through and get our candy!

    We made our way over the Big Thunder where once again there was no wait. Perfect!!!

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    Once our wildest ride in the wilderness came to an end we decided to try to find some dinner since we haven’t had anything since Le Cellier. We made our way to Frontierland once again to find that Pecos Bills was closed….NO! I need dinner :guilty:

    Once finding this out Brittany was not a happy camper.
    1) That’s her favorite quick service and she was looking forward to her pulled pork sandwich since our last trip in May
    2)She’s not a happy camper when she is hunger

    Being the mopey children we were with having no dinner that night we went to Woodys dance party. I have a little obsession with Toy Story so I was really happy that we made it to the dance party. :dance3:

    No longer than 5 minutes being there did Alicia and Andy get called out. The DJ started playing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it was defiantly a precious sight to see.

    We all then jammed out to one direction with Woody and Bullseye. Definitely a good way to end the night! :woohoo:

    Once the song was done there was a mother who was trying to get pictures of Alicia and Andy from a far. Her little girl then came up to Alicia and asked for her autograph, Alicia told her that she wasn’t allowed to because she wasn’t the real Mary Poppins. Lets just say the little girl was not happy with it, and moped around for the rest of the party.

    We decided it was time to leave the party but before we did, we got some more candy! I mean why not?

    We ended up running into the little girl and her family again when walking through liberty square back to Main Street. She was still sad, and we yelled at Alicia for ruin that little girls dream. She probably is going to hate Mary Poppins when she grows up when she remembers her not signing her autograph book.

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    MNSSHP came to an end, we headed down main street and went into the shops. Alicia bought the MNSSHP tshirt, the rest of us were looking at purchasing the Halloween 2012 tshirt inside. I personally liked it better than the party shirt.

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    We said goodbye to the Magic Kingdom and made our way to the monorail. We ended up getting split up. Alicia, Andy and Chelsea got on one car while me and Brittany went into another one.

    Everyone pretty much got out at the ticket and transportation center which left me and Brittany with our own monorail! PARTY!!

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    After only being in disney for 2 days I was wiped out!

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    Brittany on the other hand was crazy, maybe it was the lack of food

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    What to do when you have your own monorail? PLANK

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    Our gracious monorail dropped us off at the GFLO, time for some sleep! Gotta get up bright and early tomorrow. On our way back to the room we stopped to take a photo that has to be one of my favorites from the whole trip
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    When we made it back to the room it became the waiting game for the shower. Alicia was over tired and you could tell.

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    Brittany decided to have cereal for dinner, Chelsea had candy she got that night and just waited for breakfast in the morning.

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    My candy is still sitting in my room, I had some but not a lot. I’m not even sure if it is good anymore…


    Overall the night was good. I was expecting it to be bad with how it started off. The only thing I missed that I really wanted to see was Madame Carlotta and The Villains Mix and Mingle. It’s just another reason to plan another MNSSHP trip. Luckily enough I was able to convince my mother into going next year after our cruise. Brittany will also be joining us so it is sure to be a good time!
     
  12. tinkgurl

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    Pecos Bill's was closed?! Bummer! :(

    I do like that picture of "Cinderella" losing her shoe. I love those stairs!
     
  13. xoSamma

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    I know, crazy Disney why do you close your restaurants when a party is still going on and you have hungry guests?!
     
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    Time Traveling Like It's Our Job


    Rise and Shine, No sleeping in Disney!
    We woke up at 6:45, gotta get to those morning extra magic hours.
    I had to start my day off right, breakfast this morning was a delicious school bread.

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    By 7:30 Brittany, Chelsea and I were at the bus stop waiting for an Animal Kingdom bus. Once we made it to our destination we headed to what seemed like the longest bag check I have ever waited in. By the looks of the crowds I was nervous to see how busy it would be that morning.

    Once we made it through bag check and through the gate our main thing to do was head over to Brittany’s favorite ride….Dinosaur

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    There was no one! Like seriously no one there, it was so dead. We walked through the non existent line, to our very own preshow viewing room.

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    I don’t know if it was just because we were tired but we thought it was the coolest thing ever. Once our private viewing ended we were off to catch us a dinosaur. More people started showing up, no ride vehicle to ourselves this time around.

    Chelsea looks real glad to be in Disney

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    WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT!!
    Just kidding we arrived back to the loading dock safely and decided to go on it one more time. Once again there was no line, it was deserted. Unfortunately we were 3 other family’s in the preshow room. Oh well I shouldn’t be complaining.

    We decided to hold back before rushing to get on the ride. The cast member asked how many and we were placed in the front row. We noticed that no one was behind us so we asked if we could all sit in a different row. OUR OWN TIME MACHINE VEHICLE! AHHH

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    we had enough Dinosaur experience for one day. We headed over to Primeval Whirl, this ride hurts me from all the jerking around but it does make me laugh uncontrollably. While going up the first hill me and Brittany discussed how much Disney loves time traveling.
    So much time traveling in one morning!

    After being thrown around like a rag doll it was time to go visit the disco yeti. The wait time was about 5 minutes at most. I love morning EMH!
    I did a bad thing and rang the bells. It was on my list to do, therefore I had to.
    This time around Brittany decided to go solo.

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    Lets go find us a Yeti!

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    Everest is a perfect ride, I could go on it all day and never get bored. That being said once we got off the first time we jumped back into the line. To my surprise guests were ringing the bells like it was no tomorrow. I can proudly say I started that! But I'm sort of sad that I did, those bells are annoying just like the marble doors at the RNR.

    While the line wasn’t very long, there was one thing me and Brittany had to do. Be that statue!

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    This time around me and Brittany rode together and got the front. We were freaking out like little children, it was a great morning.

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    Where to next? Nobody Knows!​
     
  15. MissPrice

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    AKL is the only park I have ever done EMH at. They are so much fun!! I never realized how much Dinsey likes to time travel. lol Oh, I love that picture of Brittany as Cinderella.-Amanda
     
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    Thank goodness for EMH the longer I can be in the parks the better!
     
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    Monkey Bill + Disney Food = Love

    We were not sure what to do next, Chelsea suggested the safari, I haven’t done this ride in forever! I was a little bummed because they took out the whole poacher story line and are now making a new home for some zebras.

    We hit the wall of people and the EMH crowds grew into about a 30 min wait. The line was never ended and I was glad to see the end of it. We got in our truck and on we made our way on our 2 weeks trek.

    After a long 2 week safari and seeing some pretty cool animals we rushed over to the other side of the park. For what? My favorite show ever…Finding Nemo The Musical! There was a family walking in front of us who were trying to make it to the next show also. We followed close behind them, mostly because they were clearing a path.

    We finally made it and got pretty good seats, I mean there really isn’t any bad seats in the theater, as long as I didn’t have to stand I was good.

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    After Nemo we took a walk over to Camp Minnie and Mickey to see Brittany’s favorite show, The Festival of the Lion King. While crossing over the bridge I pointed out the Dragon waterfall.

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    I believe that Disney shouldn’t do avatarland and instead just bring back beastly kingdom. I think that having that whole section would make the park better in the way of having more things for their guests to do. Plus they already have all the dragon décor located around the park.

    Anyways onto FoTLK, we got there pretty early which ended up making us be the first ones in line. I wasn’t complaining. The only thing is that we waited a good amount of time doing nothing. With all our extra time we planned out what we were going to do after the show.

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    Finally it was time, everyone was ready to make a run for it to get a good seat. Brittany said she just didn’t want to be in the Giraffe section, to bad going in I couldn’t remember where they sat.

    The show started and guess what section we were sitting in, the giraffes of course! I wasn’t complaining we got seats right behind the handicap seating. All was good.

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    During the show Brittany made a friend with one of the monkeys, we decided to call him monkey bill. The back story of there love…. During one of the big musical numbers Brittany decided it would be a good idea to yawn, this action caught the eye of monkey bill making him stare at her until she become very uncomfortable. Since then it was love at first sight.

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    After the show ended we decided to have some delicious Disney food. I knew exactly where I was going….Pizzafari or what my family likes to call it Pete’s Safari. Brittany headed over to Flame tree to get a pulled pork sandwich she couldn’t get last night. Chelsea decided to come to pizzafari with me.

    One thing I learned from this experience is to make sure to go over the dinning plan with a newbie. The line was long and I told Chelsea that she gets an entre, beverage and dessert. For some reason she couldn’t process it, she asked me if she could just get breadsticks and count it as a meal. No, this is not school they do not allow that.

    After explaining it one more time, she decided to go with the same thing I did. Pepperoni Pizza, Caesar salad, coke and chocolate mousse. When we got our food is was time to try and find Brittany. Once we found her we were lucky enough to find an open table.

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    Brittanys food from Flame Tree

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    After stuffing our faces, we let our stomach digest and did some browsing in the stores. We did everything we wanted to get done at Animal Kingdom so we made our way to the front of the park and to our bus stop. Back to the Gflo we go

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    With Alicia and Andy

    While we were at Animal Kingdom they enjoyed a nice lunch at Kona. They took a lovely ride on the monorail to the Poly

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    They were seated and got their drinks which I would assume to be sprite and pomegranate lemonade

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    For there entrees Alicia got the Big Island Tacos (I think)

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    Andy got the Sustainable Fish (once again I think)

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    After finishing a delicious entrée it was time for some dessert!

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    Which looks like he enjoyed very much

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    They finished up at Kona and made there way back to the Gflo where we all met back up at the room. ​
     
  18. xoSamma

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    Aloha Cousin


    While on the bus back to the Gflo some people did not understand the saying “No sleeping in Disney!!!”

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    Wake up girls or you’re going to be ridding on a Disney bus all night! We got to the gflo and saw Lynne again hanging out in the lobby. When we walked back to our room we also saw a wedding party taking photos. Seriously how perfect would a disney wedding be?!

    When we got to our building we noticed that the mousekeeping was in our room. We awkwardly hung out but the elevators until she was done. While waiting Alish and Andy arrived and we all were one big pack of creepers. When mousekeeping was done we quickly got changed into our suits and grabbed our refillable mugs.

    Down to the pool we go. The new Alice and wonderland kid area just opened up a couple days before we arrived. It is one of the cutest things ever, if only I was a child again!
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    next came the should we go swimming? Maybe I will just go in and not get my hair wet because we have to get ready to dinner soon. That of course did not happen, I can’t go swimming and not go under water it just does not happen. Chelsea was once again missing in action, she was just sitting at the table playing on her phone. Lame!

    Soon Chelsea decided to join us but about 10 minutes later the lifeguards were telling us to get out because a storm was on the way. Just our luck. It was ok though because it was time to get back to the room to get ready for dinner. We filled up our mugs and headed on our way.

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    We got back to the room, got ready and we were off to dinner. One of my favorite places ever to eat!
    We jumped onto the monorail and got off to see this beautiful sign

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    We walked through the lobby of the resort we were supposed to stay at this trip. We saw a huge line forming for those guests who wanted to eat at Ohana. Thank goodness we had reservations! We checked in and got a buzzer. At first I was shocked to see so many people waiting for a table, but then I remember we had reservations for 5:05 and the restaurant opens at 5. As we waited the ohana staff opened the restaurant with the song Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

    ALOHA COUSIN! (A saying that is used all to much between my father and me, he just gets my disney love)

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    We waited maybe 5 minutes which was just enough time for a guest to come up to me and asked me where I got my toy story toms, once I told her I made them myself she was a little sad because she wanted to purchase them. Maybe 2 minutes later a hostess came over to me and told me how much she loved my shoes. Thank you cousin!

    Soon we were called, bring on the food I have been preparing myself for this day!
    We were given the delicious pineapple coconut bread

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    Soon the storm was rolling in. Outside on one side of the restaurant it was dark and rainy and on the other said the sun was still shinning.

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    Next came out the salad. Chelsea didn’t eat any because she doesn’t like salad. Ok more for me!

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    Next onto the side, these are probably my favorite thing of the whole meal. I don’t really need the meat they give you just give me all the sides. Those noodles are just soo good I loaded my plate which was probably not the best idea because there is so much to try.

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    Sadly I forgot to take any pictures of the meat we got, I was just to excited in chowing down. After being stuffed they brought out the best dessert ever. It was a miracle somehow there was enough room in my belly to scarf it down. I remember the first time I went to Ohana I was not looking forward to bread pudding as a dessert, luckily I tried some and now I am in love and make it at home all the time thanks to allears.

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    Me and Brittany pretty much spilt this because Chelsea didn’t want any, of course we made her try just a little.
    After we finished everything we possibly could we swiped our card and were on our way. We decided to look in the gift shops because we had some time to kill.

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    We then asked the CM working in the gift shop if they had any large bags, she didn’t have any so we went out into the hallway gift shop area where a CM only could give us one, she told us she wasn’t allowed to give them away?

    Goodbye Poly!!!

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    while making our way to the bus stop Brittany thought it would be a good idea for me to plank the benches, my stomach on the other hand was not a fan, to much ohana food.

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    We waited for a bus, as I entertained my friends with my beautiful singing and dancing :rotfl:
     
  19. xoSamma

    xoSamma Mouseketeer

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    In Your Imagination


    Our bus to our destination has arrived, off to Hollywood studios we go. We were the only people on the bus which wasnn’t a big surprise because the park closed in an hour, we were going just to see Fantasmic.

    We arrived late so it wasn’t that huge line that I normally end up waiting in, we rushed in hoping to get a seat, we were being shown all the way down to the left. We didn’t have bad seats at all. Since it rained not to long ago the bleachers were wet, the reason why we got the bag. We ripped up the bag that the Poly CM gave to us and laid it down on the wet bleacher.

    While we were waiting for the show to start there was a little preshow to keep the guests entertained. I definitely enjoyed it a lot, first they started off with a sing off where the arena was cut in have and we had to sing the song after hearing a snippet. Our side got yo ho a pirates life for me and summer loving from grease.

    On with the show! Fantasmic is perfect. Alicia’s friend Ryan who went to florida with her to do the dcp worked costuming at fantasmic, that must be a pretty fun job.

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    Hey Ryan where is Lilo?
    Once fantasmic ended it was time to try and fight the crowds. I ended up being left behind which didn’t really faze me because I would have just met back with them at the bus stop but my nice friends stopped in the middle of traffic to find me. Once our party was together we waited in line at the Saratoga Springs bus stop. Brittany was pretty excited that she matched the color of Hollywood studios

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    While we were at Hollywood Studios, Alicia and Andy were at dinner.

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    I really love fort wilderness. I stayed here when I was a wee little one so I have no memory of what it is like.

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    While waiting to be seated they played a quick game of checkers

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    They were soon seated and they couldn’t wait for the potato bar

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    We took a nice bus ride to Saratoga, got off at congress park and made our way to visit my beloved grand villa. Seriously if only I could stay there again, disney and there pixie dust. That’s never going to happen again.

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    Our main reason wasn’t to go a look at a building I once stayed in but to take the walk to downtown Disney. It was a better plan to take a bus to Saratoga from HS than take a bus back to the Gflo to get a bus to DTD. The walk from Saratoga isn’t a bad walk at all.

    We decided to head over to the world of Disney, our first order of business was to try and find the Halloween shirts. No where to be found! We asked a CM and they said they were all out.

    The children tonight where just crazy, parents need to keep an eye on them. One child took every single gift card they could reach and spread them all over the ground. I was going to get a picture of it but the parent caught there child in action. Not soon after I found this precious thing trying on all the bracelets.

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    Alicia than texted me saying that they just arrived and where walking around world of disney. So we all met in the middle by all the Halloween stuff. At this time I was pretty mute, my throat was killing me…. No getting sick in disney!!!!

    We decided to head back to the room after taking a quick detour to the Christmas store. But before we did that picture time!

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    Brittany always gets an ornament for her Christmas tree every time she comes to Disney. After a long time decided she ended up getting 2 for her mom. I want to say one was mickey as a haunted mansion CM and I forget the second one.

    I really like the mouse ear hat ornaments but then again I love the ear hats and have a small collection

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    I was so crabby from being sick that I ended up just sitting in the middle of the store while I waited for Brittany to purchase them and then have them mailed to her house.

    Once she finished we all headed to the bus stop and made our way back to the Gflo. My sister was on top of things and had medicine back in the room. But then again she was the one sick when we arrived so I blame her for my sore throat. I took the medicine, took a shower and passed out! Hopefully tomorrow will be better then tonight.​
     
  20. RachelNinja

    RachelNinja Sometimes I'd rather live in VMK than in real life

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    I just read update after update today as I try to recover from being sick in Disney during Christmas! Thanks for providing so much entertainment! I am amazed that you all had so much energy to keep on going.
     
  21. Belle83

    Belle83 DIS Veteran

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    I'm all caught up :) I'm sorry you got sick at Disney, that's the worst!
     

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