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  1. Sherry E

    Sherry E Currently tag-less... Moderator

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    I had no idea that there were fish in that water by the Castle!!! In fact, I am almost positive I have looked down, hoping to see something other than the occasional duck (it is habit for me - whenever I see any body of water - a pond, stream, creek, whatever - I always look to see if there is any life swimming around in it) and I have never seen any fish!! Have they been there all along? That water is so murky that I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people have missed it. People toss their coins in and pieces of junk and the poor fish probably try to eat it.:scared1:

    At The Grove, which is right up the street from me, my favorite thing about it was when they first opened, they had koi fish in a little creek/pond thingy that led to a little waterfall. And you could sit right at the edge of the creek and get a close up look at the fish. And over by where they have a jumping fountain, they used to have little turtles in there, milling about. But people (especially young kids) can't control themselves and they tried to grab the fish or toss coins in with the turtles and so, of course, The Grove took out the fish and the turtles completely.:headache: Same thing happened over here at LACMA and the Tar Pits (also right down the street from me). There was a little stream and waterfall in the grassy park area between LACMA and the Tar Pits, and it was filled with crawdads. One day I noticed one of them perring from behind a rock, and then over the next few weeks, they were everywhere. Baby crawdads, big granddaddy ones - all sizes. I loved going to stand there and just watch this little bit of nature in the middle of metropolitan L.A. And then these @#$%&*^ kids would come along and start grabbing at the crawdads and kill them. I watched one little particularly obnoxious boy in front of me who was determined to catch this one crawdad and he finally killed it. I swear I wanted to push him into the stream so badly so he would get all muddy and goopy!!:lmao: I kept telling him that the museum had put those crawdads there just for us to enjoy - the crawdads are not a natural part of that property, so if people kill them all they will not come back, etc. This brat didn't care. He was on a mission to massacre them.

    And so, of course, the surviving crawdads were removed and so was the stream/waterfall.
     
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  3. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    At the 60 day mark she can. So, nope, not too early! I believe you have 45 minutes before your PS to change/cancel. So I have Disney Dining in my cell phone, if we're at the park and decide we're not hungry or our PS is too early (we did this this trip) we call them and reschedule.

    Princess for the 3 year old! If she's a big princess fan. The boys won't mind. It's pretty girls! We really liked the Plaza. It's just the furry pretty famous characters. I guess it would also depend how she is with costumed characters? Some 3 year olds get scared. :scared1:

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    I didn't know there were fish either. Jesus spotted them. There were a TON. I just took a picture of that big one. There were a lot of babies. The ducks were swimming in that water too, but the fish didn't seem bothered. I've seen pictures online from another Disney fan site and apparently there's a lobster in some DL body of water. I'm not sure where, I was trying to find it this past trip, but there is a lobster living in DL!
     
  4. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    We went over to IASW next. I love love this ride. Before the refurb and I love it just the same after. I love the facade, I love the topiaries. Love all around! Anyways. We waited in line. The wait sign said 10 minutes, that was about accurate.

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    We were waiting in the queue and getting close to load into our boat when people on a boat that was entering the show building start talking really loud. They weren't really yelling, I guess shouting. Well as the boat was going into the show building, this guy just gets out of the boat and starting walking back to the loading dock. :scared1:

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    Well right after he gets out, a lady does too! Out of the same boat! The CMs didn't notice until those 2 people had to walk by the CMs to the exit. The CMs who saw them were so confused and they seemed upset. I would be too. They could have gotten hurt getting out of the boat or something! Well anyways, they asked if they could wait by the wheelchair entrance area. We then loaded our boat, so I guess they stayed there.

    We got the red and blue boat.

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    The clock show started.

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    Oso!

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    It's Jesus. :rotfl:

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    I love the new little Alice. I'm kind of sad none of them sing except Ariel, though.

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    Cindy.

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    This one is blurrrry.

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    I just love this hippo.

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    Donald (say it with a Spanish accent!).

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    I really liked her singing!!!

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    Jesus' favorite part.

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    I really love this sun too.

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    Back to real sunlight!!

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    We exited our boat and went for some exploring in Fantasyland. Fantasyland is my favorite land if I haven't mentioned that before.

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    We walked through Fantasyland and went to the little cart that's over by Casey Jr. and Village Haus. They sell hot chocolate, coffee, frozen lemonade and frozen apple. Well I reallllly have been wanting to try frozen apple. So we got some!

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    It was so good. It tasted more like frozen apple sauce than frozen apple juice. Yummy. So we took our frozen yummy apple sauce and went through Frontierland.

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  5. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    That's what I was thinking and I just got off the phone with her Grandma and she also thinks that the Princesses is a better idea. So it looks like my son will be eating with the ladies in June. He won't mind.:laughing: I love planning so much I am now helping other people. Maybe I am a bit obcessive.:goodvibes
     
  6. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Woo Hoo Day 2!!!

    That's really weird about the people getting out of the boat on IASW....and for the CM's not to notice :scared1:

    Love the pics!!!!!
     
  7. blabbermouth

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    Heehee, I like the photo of 'Jesus'!

    I'm so excited for IASW... Jason didn't go on it in Disneyworld b/c his friend said it was LAME. But I've convinced him to do it this time. It's like one of the only things I sorta maybe remember (or I know I did) from my first trip to DL when I was three!
     
  8. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    HAHAAHA. That is SOO FUNNY! I didn't even pay attention to that :) You're so funny Courtney !
     
  9. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    :laughing: Yay for Princesses! I'm sure he won't mind!!

    I'm the same way, I like helping other people when they go too. It's cause we know so much, we're just sharing the love! ;)

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    I'm going to finish day 2 probably tomorrow.

    It was weird, I was shocked a CM didn't come on the intercom super fast to say something. I guess they don't have cameras over there. :confused3

    :lmao: "Jesus".

    I think the one at DL is slightly different? Well obviously now with the characters, but I think before that it was a little different? I know they don't have a great big awesome facade like we do!

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    Everytime I see that little Mexican boy I say it's him. But everytime he sees the little Asian looking girls he says it's me! Even the Chinese ones. Uh, hell-o!? :lmao:
     
  10. blabbermouth

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    Lol, I was wondering who 'Courtney' was in IASW!
     
  11. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    HAHA. That is hilarious Courtney ! Whenever I'm pointing out countries to Eric, he's like where's yours? And I always have to tell us that us Filipinos only get one girl. Probably because we're way too much to deal with in large quantities! HAHA :)
     
  12. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    :rotfl: I need to find myself!! I'm a mix of the little Asian girls, Mexican girls and the cowboy girls! Haha!! :lmao:

    I know! And the poor girl is like hidden!!! I don't even know if she's still there that they refurbed it!! Find her this weekend and take a picture of her!!!
     
  13. pixleyyy

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    I'm enjoying your trip report and all the wonderful pictures! Can't wait to read more. :)
     
  14. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    Will DO ! ;)
     
  15. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    YES! :woohoo:

    So I wanted to apologize to everyone reading this TR. I have seriously been lacking in doing this. I usually type up my TR in Word or something before posting and then I copy and paste it here. The Dis has messed up my super long posts before and I would be grumpy if it happened while typing my TR. I have a little bit done on my laptop at home and I'll post it when I get the chance when I get home.

    I love you guys! :hug:
     
  16. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    Update!!!! :goodvibes OMG YES!

    We stopped by the Golden Horseshoe to see who was playing. They changed it now and Billy Hill and the Laughing Stock Co. alternate days. The sign outside the GH doesn't tell you that, but the Times Guide did. Since we didn't have a Times Guide we just went in to see. The show was starting in 5 minutes. We really enjoyed Billy Hill last time. Well, this time it was the Laughing Stock Co. Cool since we've only seen their shows outside the GH.

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    She was so attractive.

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    I want a bow like that.

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    They pulled some unsuspecting lady on stage. Poor thing was so embarrased. Well the whole show was that they were casting for a play and Sally Mae was jealous of the girl they called on stage. It was very funny! After that we walked to NOS.

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    There was nobody in line! We walked straight to the streching room.

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    I tried to get another picture of her. This one you can't see her face as well.

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    I love the graveyard part, mostly for the music.

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    After that we walked back to Main Street and to DCA!

    Columbia.This is something we haven't been on yet.

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    I'm going to miss the big giant letters.

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    Oh wow, I love love the Orange Monorail.

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    I love this place.

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    Jesus needed to make a potty stop.

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    We then went to the Redwood Creek Challenge thing. This place is so much fun. It's nice to burn off energy there (even as an adult!).

    This massive thing looks real.

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    This rope thing is scary if you're not wearing the right shoes!

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    The tree is blocking the poor bear's face!

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    I found this cute little guy sitting on top of a pole!

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    We spent quite awhile there. It was fun and exhausting! After that we walked to the Paradise Pier area.

    Mickey's brand new face.

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    We then went a checked out the construction in the lagoon. I think the picctures everyone has posted make it look 100 times worse than it really is. The way the refurb walls are and everything you pretty much can walk right by it and not think twice.

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    I liked how this explained everything.

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    It's crazy that once they fill this back up with water you won't be able to see all this stuff!

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    Mickey's big head again.

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  17. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    I got my braces adjusted today and wowza does my head hurt. Anyways, more TR!!!

    After taking that quick break we went on the Maliboomer. Usually and almost always the line for this ride is always 5 minutes or less. I enjoy this ride a lot. It's cheesey and the theming is lame, but it's still thrilling. And it's even more fun seeing people who have never been on it act all scared and nervous in line.

    The CM who was controlling our tower was new or something. She kept messing up somehow and our vehicle (what's it called?) would go up a little like it would be ready to launch and it would come down. Then she had to unlock all our harnesses and redo it. Anyways, it was a fun ride like always!

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    We then walked along and stood in line for Mulholland Madness. It was getting close to 6pm (when the park closes) and we wanted to hit a couple rides before park closing. We normally bypass this, but it's really fun and quite terrifying. It seriously feels like you're going to fly off the track. I felt bad for the people sitting in front of us because I kept screaming.

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    Then we walked alllll the way across the park to go ride TOT before close.

    The F&W Festival was going on. This is the set up they have in Sunshine Plaza.

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    I love the Animation Building.

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    Scary scary!!

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    The wait time said 13 minutes. Which is translation for anything less than 15. It was walk on, we walked right into our scary lobby tv room loading area.

    I have NO IDEA why the guy next to me was looking at me like that. He didn't make any noise at all the whole ride and his girlfriend/wife next to him was holding on the the gate thing that's on the end. She was terrified.

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    After we got off the park was closed and we were hungry so we went back to DL to eat some din din.

    Chhooo choooo!

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    We decided on Rancho del Zocalo for dinner. I got the cheese enchilada platter, Jesus got the tostada salad thing and we got a chocolate cake to share. I wanted it because of the Mickey head on top!

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    I wanted the AP dining pin you get when you spend $30 or more. But we spent $29!!!!!! Crazy, so we couldn't get it.

    After that we just walked around. We did a lot of walking around this trip.

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    The Mark Twain was docked. I love DL when the sun is setting.

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    We went to the train station in NOS and hopped on the train. Here I had a conversation with a darling little boy who's birthday was the next day and he was turning 6. He advised me that there were dinosaurs on the train and if I was scared. He was adorable.

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    Scary dinos!!

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    We got off at Main Street station. The Celebrate Street Party was going on, so we stopped and snuck our way under a rope and watched it. I thought it was cute. It really made you want to dance along.

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    This cow has a huge head.

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    Jesus wanted me to get a picture of Stitch.

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    I love the little balloons on top of the floats. Soo cute!

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    The parade ending CMs.

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    So after that we went back to the hotel. I don't remember what we did when we got there. Watch TV and sleep? We didn't get anything to eat. Hmmm. End of day 2!!!
     
  18. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Great pics so far Courtney. You're a lot braver than me riding the Maliboomer, ToT & Mulholland...... I rode Mulholland in 2005 & it was the scariest ride I'd ever been on!!!! :scared1: So I know I couldn't do the other 2!!!
    Your food at Rancho actually looked pretty good......we ate there in 2007 & it was the worst food we had at the parks. We love good mexican food, so it was disappointing when we had such terrible food.
    Can't wait to see more!!!

    PS: Hope the headache gets better quick.....oh I remember those braces tightening sessions.....OUCHIE!!! Sometimes it felt like the orthodontist was putting his foot on my face & yanking backward with all his might!!! :headache: I'd eat soup for the next 3 days.......
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Oh my gosh, I missed your post. I'm so sorry. :hug:

    Thank you so much. I'm so happy people enjoying reading this!!

    Hi Laurie!!! :yay:

    Muholland is scary. Even Jesus gets a little scream-y on that ride. You should do TOT!! It's so fun! I love it just for the theming and everything! If you do go on the Ladies trip you should ride it!! I'll hold your hand!!!

    That sucks the food was bad when you went. I've heard some people have had bad experiences there before.

    I know, it hurts bad. I got them on in January and this is the first tightening that has actually made my head hurt. :headache:
     
  20. Tasscrapper

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    Oohhh I hope your mouth feels better today. :flower3:

    So how was that chocolate cake? It looks to die for.
     
  21. Sherry E

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    Courtney - I hope your head/face/mouth pain goes away in time to enjoy the weekend. That cake slice looks delectable. I kind of have my heart set on getting a slice of that Mile High cake that they sell at the Golden Horseshoe/Stage Door. Then again, now that I have seem that Kitchen Sink masterpiece they sell at the PCH Grill, I kind of want that (not that I could eat all that ice cream myself, or even that two of us could eat it; so it would have to be when I have several people with me). I also want one one of the cakes they are selling for the celebrations, like the one you bought in the chest. I am so confused!

    You know, at first glance, I thought the creepy guy on ToT was looking at you, but if you really look closely at his eyes, I think he is looking past you at Jesus, and chuckling to himself. Did Jesus make a noise when his arms flew up? Because I think the guy is amused by whatever reaction Jesus had on the ride.

    Did you guys ride TSMM this time?
     

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