Our 3rd Annual Holiday Trip to DL in November - November 22nd - 25th, 2013 Post #3416

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  1. Sherry E

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    Bret -

    I took the post that you said was a double post and merged it with the one just before it.

    Very nice photos! I always love seeing colorful flowers.
     
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  3. PrincessInOz

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    Oooh. That Red Car News Boys show looks like a lot of fun. Nice pics of the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. tksbaskets

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    Hi Bret,
    I just love your photos of the newsboy show with Mickey. They are just great with the cable car!

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  5. mvf-m11c

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    Thank you Sherry


    The Red Car News Boys show is a nice show while you are in BVS. It is very neat that they use the Red Car Trolley as part of the show.

    Thank you PiO.


    Glad you like the photos from Red Car News Boys show TK. It would have been nice if I videotaped the show, but pictures was the next best thing.

    The next post will be up shortly.
     
  6. mvf-m11c

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    Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 16

    I left off at PP after finding out that Instant Concert at PP was over. So I had to come back later during the day to watch Instant Concert. A while ago I watch Red Car News Boys at BVS. Now that Instant Concert won’t be until 3pm, I had some time to kill until it was time to head on back to PP to see Instant Concert. I did get some pictures of the flowers around PP which Deej likes to see all the time. Let’s get back to the TR.

    After finding out that Instant Concert wasn’t until later during the day, I decided to head on back to BVS and ride the Red Car Trolley since I haven’t rode it all day today. I can’t believe I haven’t ridden it for two days now and it would be a good opportunity to ride the Red Car Trolley while I was in DCA. So I head on back to BVS.

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    Flower around the light tower
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    While I was walking down back to BVS, there was some tape on the side of the path, I would assume that this tape was for the parade route where the people can be in that area.
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    Now back at BVS. I was thinking of riding the Red Car Trolley at the front of BVS, but I decided to get on it at the Carthay Circle Theater.
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    The red Car Trolley was right by the information center and I decided to get on it while I am in the area.
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    I just made it in time and now I finally get to ride the Red Car Trolley. This was one of my goals during this trip which I was excited to ride it. I didn’t get to ride it during the preview on June since they were not running them during the preview. This time I get to ride it which was exciting.

    Unfortunately the Red Car Trolley was heading on back to the front of BVS instead of going towards Hollywood Land. But I decided to ride it that day. I was thinking of re-boarding the Red Car Trolley and head on over to Hollywood Land at the Tower of Terror area.

    Here are some pics inside the Red Car Trolley
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    Heading on over to the main entrance of BVS in the Red Car Trolley
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    I got off the Red Car Trolley and was back at the front entrance of BVS. At first, I thought about riding it towards Hollywood Land, but I change my plans and decided to go back to DL and go on some rides that I didn’t do during the trip.

    The Red Car Trolley at the front entrance of BVS
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    I had to get a few more pics of the flowers while I was around the area
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    A look down towards BVS and you can see the dedication plaque
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    After taking some pictures around BVS, I head on out of DCA and now over to DL. But first I had to go through the esplanade and back over to DL. The turnstiles at DL wasn’t as bad a while ago when I was with my DB and V. So I head on over to DL.
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    Some flowers right by the turnstile entrance to DL which is right at the monorail column
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    Now I’m back in DL and now off to the MS station to ride the DLRR. I always have to ride the DLRR which is one of my favorite rides at DL.
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    It was only 1:30pm that day which I had some time until it was time to head on back to DCA
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    MS wasn’t as busy since it wasn’t time for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade which started at 4pm. But there were some people in line for the characters around GMwML and the Disney Showcase store. The Horse-drawn Street Car just pulled into Town Square.
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    Now heading up to the MS station
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    A few pictures of the MS station while I was waiting for the next train.
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    That’s it for this post at the MS station and I will have more from the DLRR and where I will get off next which you will have to find out on the next update.
     
  7. tksbaskets

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    I love all the different modes of transportation at Disney. Thanks for posting the pictures from the inside of the trolley. What a beautiful day and great pictures!

    TK
     
  8. PrincessInOz

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    Great pics of the trolley.

    We have 'trams' in Melbourne and the old style trams are very similar to the trolley. But the driver has his own compartment that is blocked off from the riding public....security reasons. The old style trams are now a tourist attraction and are free of charge. Surprisingly, their livery colours are also red, albeit a darker red!


    Thanks for sharing. :flower3:
     
  9. usnuzuloose

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    I love the red trolley. What are they singing about. The pictures are wonderful.
     
  10. mvf-m11c

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    Disney is really good with all the different modes of transportation at the Disney parks from the Railroad, Monorail, Boats, vehicles, boats, etc. It was really nice to ride the Red Car Trolley during my trip last month. After leaving the DLR, I should have rode the Red Car Trolley all the way towards Hollywood Land. Now on my next trip, that is a must do for me to ride the Red Car Trolley all the way.

    The day was nice and warm. It must have been in the 80s that time. Thank you TK.


    Thank you PiO.

    I would say that I will like to ride the tram in Melbourne.


    The Red Car Trolley is very nice to ride in. I regret that I didn't ride it all the way towards Hollywood Land. But i will ride it in November. They were singing tales of arriving to the west coast more of a man with suitcase and a dream just like Walt Disney. They have those shows on youtube if you want to check it out.

    Thank you Usnuz.


    The next post will be up tomorrow. Glad that football season has started today and glad that the 49ers won today.
     
  11. mvf-m11c

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    Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 17

    I left off at the MS station getting to ride the DLRR. Every time I come to DL or MK at WDW, I always have to ride the railroad. I am guy who like the trains when I was a little kid and still love the railroads at both parks.

    I head on over to the right hand side of the station where the steam engine is at the station is the closest. While I was waiting for the DLRR to approach the MS station, I got a few pictures while waiting of the train.

    A light fixture at MS station
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    Monorail Orange passing through the esplanade
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    Finally the train arrived and it was the Ward Kimball engine #5 with the excursion car set.
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    I boarded the excursion car set and I got a few pictures of the car while I was sitting.
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    I did get another light fixture while I was in the excursion car which people do forget about.
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    So I rode the DLRR all the way towards NOS station. But I decided not to exit the train and get off at the station. So I just stayed on board and head on over to the next station which is Mickey’s Toon Town Depot.

    A few pictures from the NOS station on the other side of the tracks
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    Another light fixture at NOS
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    When we left NOS station we passed through CC which wasn’t that crowded that day. But there was a long line for Splash Mountain.
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    A look the loading station at “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”
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    I rode the DLRR all the way to MTT depot and I decided to ride the train all the way towards Tomorrowland to ride a specific ride that I always go on. For people that have read my previous TR, I think you know what ride I will be doing next. But I will get to that later on.

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    Now leaving MTT Depot and heading on over to Tomorrowland station. On the way over to TL, I got a few more pics of MTT as you can see through the entrance.
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    Passing by IASW
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    I was at the TL station and decided to get off the DLRR and head on over to my favorite ride which is the monorail for the people that don’t know about me. I like to ride the monorail which is my favorite ride at DL or WDW. I always like to ride the monorail to look at BVS during the construction. Now that it is over, I still go on the monorail to see all the different things at the DLR.

    So I head on over to the TL Monorail station
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    Just passing by Autopia which is close to the entrance of the TL RR station
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    Now I am at the TL Monorail entrance and about to ride the monorail. Over at the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage the wait time was around 40 minutes which is a long wait, but the FNSV is a slow loading ride so it does take a while to get on the submarines.
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    Walking up towards the TL station and you can see the FNSV loading dock as well as a nice view of the Matterhorn. I also saw that Monorail Blue or Mandy they call it with the face at the front cabin. So I had to walk a little faster to get on Monorail Blue.
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    I just got to the TL station as when Monorail Blue pulled up to the station. So I was going to make it on the monorail.
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    That’s it for this post and I will have pictures from the monorail on the next post.
     
  12. PrincessInOz

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    I love that you always take the trouble to grab shots of all the tranportation at the parks. And its nice to see them all grouped like this in the one post. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. mvf-m11c

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    Thank you PiO. There is something about the transportation at the Disney parks which makes them so special.


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  14. mvf-m11c

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    Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 18

    I left off by entering the Tomorrowland Monorail station where Monorail Blue or other people would call it “Mandy” with the Cars theme face on the front cabin. The monorails that were running that day were Monorail Blue and Mono rail Orange. This is the ride that I have to do every time no matter what when I am at DL. I rode the monorail at least one time during my vacations at DL when it was running.

    I boarded Monorail Blue at the end at car 5 which is all the way back. I mostly try to get in the cabin or the back cabin of the monorail, but with no other group members I decided to ride in the regular car. I was in the back with a few people which was nice that it wasn’t that crowded. I would prefer to have it by myself but It was okay to be with other people.

    Now heading on over to the Downtown Disney Monorail station and back to the Tomorrowland station. Here are some pics from the Monorail Blue.
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    Now entering DCA where it was semi busy that day around Hollywood Land
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    Now passing through Buena Vista Street on Monorail Blue. The last time I seen BVS from the monorail is when it was during the preview which there were walls that prevented the guests from passing through BVS and the stores. Talk about a big difference from a few months ago when it was closed off now it looks very nice with the people walking through the streets.
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    Passing through Condor Flats
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    Approaching the DTD station
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    Monorail Blue approached the DTD station and there were quite a number of people that were at the station to head on over to DL. I decided to stay on board Monorail Blue so I can get back to DL. I thought about getting off at DTD and take some pictures around the area, but then I head to walk through security check point with my bag and I didn’t want to do that so I just stayed on board. I was going to stay on the monorail anyway so I can get some pics of DL.

    Monorail Blue left the DTD station and heading on back to DL. More pictures from Monorail Blue heading on back to Tomorrowland.
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    Now approaching Tomorrowland and Monorail Orange was still at the TL Monorail station
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    A look at Matterhorn Mountain from the monorail. You can see a mountain climber on top of the Matterhorn which is so nice to see.
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    Now approaching the TL Monorail station
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    I exited the monorail since we have to exit from TL. You can always ride the monorail round trip from the TL station and back. But when you are coming from DTD, you have to exit from the TL station no matter what.
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    Another look at the FNSV and the Matterhorn
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    The seagulls still on the buoy at the FNSV lagoon
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    I got a few more pics of the Matterhorn while I was in the area.
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    After looking at the Matterhorn, I looked on my phone and see that it was around 2:05pm and I thought it was almost time to head on back to DCA and see Instant Concert at PP. So I am now heading on out of DL and over to DCA.

    That’s it for this post and I will have more that day and what will be next.
     
  15. Sherry E

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    The Monorail reminds me of a whale!:rotfl2: The angle of the Monorail that you captured makes it look to me like a whale's head is coming down the track.



    I really like this picture ^^ a lot. It's composed very nicely, with the Matterhorn, Nemo Subs, some trees to add a bit of greenery, the water, etc. It's great!
     
  16. mvf-m11c

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    I was going to say the same thing that the front and back side of the monorails looked like a whales head coming down the track.

    Glad that you like that picture of the Matterhorn and the FNSV.


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    Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 19

    We left off at the Tomorrowland Monorail station while I went a round trip around the DLR. I always have to ride the monorail when I am at DL since it is my favorite ride and I still haven’t gotten tired of riding it all the time. I could have got back on again and go around the resort, but now I am heading on back to DCA to see Instant Concert at PP. Now let’s get back to the trip report.

    I just finished riding the monorail and getting some pictures of the Matterhorn on the Tomorrowland side. It was a nice day and the weather was starting to pick up in the mid 80s. It was still early to head on over to DCA and see the 3pm Instant Concert show at PP, so I had some time at DL to do some things before I head on over to DCA.

    I didn’t know what I wanted to do while I was in DL, but I did know that it was getting warm and I was sweating like a pig that afternoon with the heat and carrying my bag with my camera equipment. It is not easy to carry a bag full of lens and other stuff that I always bring to the parks. I have been at the DLR since 6:30am and I was getting tired and my legs started to hurt since I don’t stay this long at the park. Mostly I am in the room resting up for the nighttime shows and I know that this is the only time to see Instant Concert at DCA since I used most of my time in the morning with my DB and V to get as many rides as possible that morning.

    I left Tomorrowland and now heading on over to MS Hub where it wasn’t quite busy that afternoon. Mostly it is busy this time of the day with most of the guests at DL, but with DCA and Cars Lands it did take part of the guests from DL over to DCA which is a good thing for DCA.

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    Over in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, I can see Mary Poppins and Bert with the Pearly Band.
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    While I was in the area at the Hub, I decided it was time to get a nice cold dessert and what better place to get one is at the Tiki Juice Bar at Adventureland. I have got a Dole Whip Soft Serve in the afternoon in the past in the afternoon, but mostly I always have to get one at night to complete my day. But since it was warm and I started to sweat a lot, I decided to get soft serve. I was hoping that the queue for the Tiki Juice Bar won’t be that long that day. But I knew that in afternoon the Tiki Juice Bar queue can be as long as 20 minutes or even longer both sides. Both sides is that one is from the outside of Adventureland and the other side is in the waiting area at the Enchanted Tiki Room.

    I head on over to Adventureland and see if the queue for the Tiki Juice Bar is that long that day or not.
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    When I got to the Tiki Juice Bar, the wait time was a little long. I looked at the wait time on Mousewait app and see that it was only a 10 minute wait, but when I looked at it closely it was about a 15 minute wait time. So I just waited in the queue since I still have some time to head on over to DCA for the Instant Concert show.

    A light fixture right by the Tiki Juice Bar
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    While I was waiting in the queue and about to order my dole whip, there was a big group in front of me and they almost took 5 minutes to order their dole whip. I didn’t want to get all that angry or upset with that many people in front of me, but every time they changed their minds of what they want to get. But the bad part about it is when they finally got all their orders they stayed in the area to eat right by the counter. I didn’t like how they waited in that area to have their dole whips. I couldn’t even order my Dole whip since they were blocking the counter. The CM asked them to move since they are blocking the counter and they finally moved. I was not too happy about that group that took that long to order their Dole Whip and waited blocking the counter where to order. But I didn’t want to be bothered by a little thing that day so I just forgot about it.

    As always when I am at the Tiki Juice Bar, I got a Dole Whip Soft Serve which is amazing.
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    I took my Dole Whip Soft Serve on my left hand and ate it on the way out of DL. A few times while I was exiting DL, I put the spoon in the soft serve and used my DSLR while exiting. The park was didn’t seem that busy that day while I was in MS.
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    It was about 2:25pm that day so I had time to head on over to DCA
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    While I was exiting the park, I had to get the flowers at the flower bed where the Christmas tree or giant pumpkin is located at Main Street Town Square.
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    I was in MS TS on the way out,I realized that I haven’t seen “The Voices of Liberty” show at Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. This show is actually from EPCOT American Adventure Pavilion at WDW. I was thinking of seeing it that day, but I had plans to head on back to DCA to see Instant Concert. I was not happy of not seeing that show, but I will have some chance to see it at WDW next month if they are still running it at EPCOT.
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    I went underneath the MS station and about to head on out of DL and back to DCA. I went back and forth from DCA to DL and back and forward.
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    I exited DL and head on back to DCA. The esplanade wasn’t that busy.
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    When I got in DCA, I started to head on over to PP and see Instant Concert. I still had plenty of time until it was 3pm, but I just head on over there to make sure that I got a good view of the show. Buena Vista Street was semi busy where it wasn’t walkable.
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    Another look at the Carthay Circle Theater
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    When I got to PP viewing area, the show wasn’t until 3pm. But I got there around 15 minute before the show started so I just waited around PP until it was time for the show. I sat on a park bench right underneath an umbrella while I was waiting until it was 3pm. I got out my iPad and see how everything was on the boards that afternoon.

    When it was close to show time at 3pm, Goofy made his way towards the left side and was in a suit all ready to conduct for Instant Concert. This was one of the two shows at DCA that I wanted to see from the trip reports that I have read and other websites. This show is like a daytime version of WoC without the color water, mist screen video and pyro technics. Here are some pics that I took during the show. I didn’t video tape it since I wanted to take pictures of the show.
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    Instant Concert was over. Just as expected when I first heard about the show is that they just used the water fountains on the WoC platform which is nothing that special. It was a nice side show to stop by and see on a nice day at DCA. It doesn’t draw too many people in PP to see, but it was entertaining to watch Instant Concert.

    After seeing the show, it was time to head on back to the room and rest up for the night. It was a long day today and I needed a rest after doing so much in one day.

    That’s it for this post and I will have more from leaving DCA that afternoon. Who knows, I might go stop at the shops on the way out or even ride the Red Car Trolley while exiting the park.
     
  18. tksbaskets

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    The light fixture picture at the Tiki bar is great and I simply LOVE that you captured Goofy in mid jump. It would have been a fun show if you were just walking by but it sounds like it was not worth hoofing it over from DL for.

    Was the Dole Whip tasty? I like those too.

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  19. Sherry E

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    Well, since you and I were both thinking the same thing - that the Monorail looks like a whale's head coming down the track, allow me to insert a very bad, very silly, very obvious, joke here...






    ...Wait for it....







    Maybe, instead of calling it the Monorail, we should call it...the Monowhale!!

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    I'm just cracking myself up over here - don't mind me!:rotfl::rotfl:
     
  20. tksbaskets

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    Good one Sherry! The people in the other office wonder why I'm laughing BTW....
     
  21. mvf-m11c

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    When I watched Instant Concert at PP, it was okay. It was not worth waiting around PP for since there are other times during the day to see the show. It's not the same when you watch WoC at night where there are color while it is just plain like the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.

    The Dole Whip was good like always. I needed one that day after a long day at the parks and while it was warm that day.


    You and I think alike Sherry when you said Monowhale. When I look at the Mark VII Monorails they look like a Monowhale while going down the track.


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