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Discussion in 'Australia' started by australiankaren, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    so we are finally at the ride everyone is talking about.....the theming is amazing, the queue is interesting and I was quite amazing at the amount of people who were willing to wait 105 minutes for the ride.......

    so here are a few shots of the exterior of radiator springs....

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    yes I'm not slow...

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    the start of the line......thank god for fast pass..and remember they have singles line as well

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    and yes the line goes on and on and on....

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    and just when you think it will never end..............

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    we're there...oh exciting times.......
     
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  3. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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  4. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    So most mornings i let DH sleep in a bit while I would toddle off to the park with EMH......so here are some shots of things I thought were interesting....

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    of course you HAVE to take this pic...

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    Now who of you think the Matterhorn is a great ride..... I went on it to test the "DH" factor before getting him to ride it.....OMG people, I have never ever felt like I had wasted 4 mins of my life like I did on this waste of time....so slow, so boring, so much potential squandered, so blaahhhhhhhh....so now its now to be known as "The Matterhorn of disappointment".......

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    Now we didn't even bother lining up for nemo, as they look really small, and after the wheel of doom/death experience I tended to listen to the DH re fear factor issue ie claustrophobic stuff...

    I shouldn't keep comparing DL to WDW, but I will.....I actually like tomorrowland in WDW more than in DL...I miss the people mover, the carousel of progress, the awesome space mountain, more room to move, sonny ray and his awesome kiddy burgers....

    just my 2 cents......pirate:
     
  5. DizOz

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    Thank god i am not the only one who hates the Wheel of Doom. Went on it once years ago. We were seated on it with 2 young girls. Once its started sliding and swinging our carriage was full of young girls screaming.

    Sad thing was I was the one screaming with the 2 girls pointing and laughing at me. I am thankful my own 2 DD have never wanted to go on it. My persona as "brave dad" remains intact :rolleyes1:rolleyes1:rolleyes1.

    Thanks for the tip on the winery Karen will have to keep that in mind when we go at the end of the year. Can I ask what time was your reservation? How did that go with the show.
     
  6. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    hey...we asked for 7pm for the 9 pm show...we got 7.10pm..which was plenty of time, just dont let them put you in the little dinky dining room, make them seat you outside......

    and yes...the wheel of death sucks!:upsidedow
     
  7. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    Yes, I know some of you love love love DL castle, others say "where is it..I cant see it...Did they move it for the fantasyland extension??".....yes many of us who love the WDW castle are a tad shocked and startled by the tinsy winsyness of the DL castle.....the DH spent most of the 8 days there commenting "tiny isn't it" ..I came to find it.....quaint....as I do tea cup schnauzers, borg nanoprobes and my bank balance...all quite small but perfectly formed and functional....

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    such a pretty little castle.......
     
  8. LizfromOz

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    Thanks for the great pics and fantastic TR, it's just like being there again. We're planning another trip to the US late next year and I'm contemplating going to WDW instead of our usual DL, but the thing is I really, really, really Love DL and don't want to be disappointed with WDW. It's great to read your comparisons.

    Keep it coming:thumbsup2

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  9. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    so the great thing about having oodles of time, no-one to pull you in other directions is that you can just meander along and stumble across these little gems....

    Mary Poppins.....what a great little show....and i normally cant stand musicals but Mary Poppins is one of my fav disney movies (go figure)....so i was delighted to see this...

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    enjoy...I did..and being so early in the day, the crowd was non-existant and i got some great shots...
     
  10. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    so splash was down for refurb...as was IASW and BTMR.....so I took the opportunity to jump the rope and take my time in the queue that normally we race past to get to the ride.....the themeing once again is outstanding.....

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    wierd seeing it so dry....and quiet

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    squirrel.........

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  11. Travel Mum

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    Gosh how I would love the chance to be able to wander around the parks by myself like you did, having the time to appreciate all the special details and under no pressure to be grabbing fast passes or racing between rides.......:rolleyes:
     
  12. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    It's awesome to do even if just for an hour... Plonk the kids by the pool and then go explore... So many little details you'd normally miss....
     
  13. Marlea98

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    Yep. Me too :)
     
  14. Minniemum

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    Karen you seem to have seen so much more than just the rides. How does 9 days stack up at DL? Too much, too little?
     
  15. areweindisneyyet

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    Tears are running down my cheeks. Oh the laughter.

    Always choose not to swing or volunteer to get a fast pass
     
  16. 5ofus

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    I love your TRs Karen - they always make me laugh. Although the Wheel of Doom is no laughing matter. Seriously, the ONLY ride EVER that I have been scared on. Never again.

    So, RSRs... we're going to have one small fry who can't ride and we'll have to do the childswap thing, but will probably do it with Fastpasses (over an hour in line with a 6 and 4 year old? No thanks!). Is the FP distribution going to stay in Bug's Land? And you recommend the main entrance over the GC entrance don't you?

    Do you reckon the WOC dining package is worth it with littlies? None of us have seen WOC.

    Your report is getting me even more excited about our trip! :cool1:
     
  17. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    mate:
    re: woc dining, it up to you weather its worth the $$$$...not a cheap option, but so worth it especially on crowded nights which are most weekends.....food service is very slow, so maybe factor that in with your time....

    radiator springs have singles lines which may be another option....and yep RS fast pass line is at bugs life entrance opposite winery.....

    we loved DL and the 8 days weren't long enough to see it all.....
     
  18. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    so stumbled across this little gem.....such a tinsy ride but perfectly formed...

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    and the best thing was that the shop had this.....
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    filled with caramel, marshmallows and chocolate.....

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  19. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    so we always try to get to T-rex in DTD orlando, so thought we'd give the sister store a try.....it was cold, it was late and all we wanted was booze and grease....so here tis' the booze and grease

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  20. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    Leaving DH tucked up nice and warm in his bed, I venture out and about to explore Hollywood land for the first time........EMH .....no one for coo-ee.....so nice they opened the park just for me..

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    With there being no crowds, i could take my time and just linger over the finer details.....
     
  21. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    yup yup...

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    and they say this is sunny LA......:rotfl2:
     

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