Rob, Cass & Kira - "This trip is NOT going to suck!!!" WDW & DCL

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  1. MomsOf2boys

    MomsOf2boys <font color= deeppink ><marquee>Has obsessive fing

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    I love seeing how the characters interact with Kira and am happy to see how your blogging and trippies have brought so many friends in your lives.

    I'm sorry the heat and crowds were so heavy. That couldn't have helped with your energy level. That rash looks unbearable.
     
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  3. geckodani

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    It really is horrid. My DH thought it was a myth until he married me and started getting kicked every night. :rotfl2: I know the coconut water sounds odd, but hey, it worked. :confused3


    Bah hah hah! Those are awesome pics! :rotfl:

    And ouch on the rash. :( I'm glad you were still able to enjoy your trip, but no fun for sure. :(
     
  4. Cajun28

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    Hi, Cass, weird dude here.....:wave2:

    I can't believe I actually made it into a Cass trip report....My life is complete now! :)

    Seriously, it was great having supper with you guys. So nice finally meeting You and Rob in person and Kira is every bit the sweetheart she seems to be in your pictures. Thanks again for taking time out of your busy trip to spend with us.

    Let me know whenever your next trip is planned and we'll make every attempt come down and meet. Hopefully, we can spend a little more time together next time, "eh". ;)

    Hope you're feeling better. :grouphug:

    Looking forward to the rest of your report!
     
  5. Timon

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    Thanks for reading and replying, means a lot to me :goodvibes :thumbsup2

    Thanks hun! Over the years, I've questioned whether or not I have posted too much stuff online but I always come back to the fact that I am so blessed to be able to share my life with others and have connected with so many wonderful people over the years by doing it, so I am so glad I did ::yes:: :goodvibes

    I love those pics too :love:

    Yeah, I had some health issues this trip. Definitely the hardest Disney trip I have ever taken but it was sooo worth it! ::yes::

    LOL, hey weird dude :wave2:

    It was our pleasure! And thanks again for dinner, I totally forgot to mention that you bought that night :goodvibes :hug:

    Good food and good friends, in WDW...doesn't get much better, eh? ;) :lmao:
     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    sounds like a very busy day and you did really well. I know how tiring that can be when feeling well! Kira looks like she is just having a ball. I am so excited for her!
     
  7. cntkg1

    cntkg1 <b><font color=blue>Runs with Scissors!!<br><font

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    Love love love these pics!!!


    Aren't "internet friends" some of the best ever? I know I've found a few that I love dearly! I just wish I could meet up with them more often. :hug:






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  8. cntkg1

    cntkg1 <b><font color=blue>Runs with Scissors!!<br><font

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    And here I thought I was being soooo original! LOL!!! Well, now you have more than you need. :rotfl2:





    Whahahahahaha!!! I feel her pain! :rotfl:
     
  9. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 1 - Every Person Comes Out Tired



    Up early as usual. While I get ready, these two were cuddling :lovestruc

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    I made Kira and Rob breakfast in the room and then while Rob was finishing his fruit salad, Kira and I checked out the quiet pool...

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    Our room is directly behind the gorgeous potted palms.

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    Love the big potted palms...I took several pics of them but I will post my fave ;)

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    Then we were off to EPCOT, my second favourite park!

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    They really need to open another bag check line!

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    I always give Rob the back pack so that I can get through quicker and take pics, watch Kira and then help him get all put back together.

    Then off into the ridiculous line-up awaiting park opening.

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    Easy peasy going through the turnstyles again. Just remember to always use the same finger you used the first time!

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    A quick stop for some obligatory pics...

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    And a peek at our Epcot counterparts...

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    And then we were off to Test Track....

    Sorry, too many pics, will continue in next chapter!
     
  10. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 2 - "Just because you like it, doesn't mean I will like it!"

    First up was Test Track!

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    It was the first time for us to see the new Tron-ish make over and I really didn't think I would like it because like most Disney geeks, I don't like it when they miss with the rides. :rolleyes: Turns out I actually kinda loved it :thumbsup2

    It was pretty much walk on heading into the design area.

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    Kira LOVED designing it herself with just a little help from her daddy.

    Once that was done, there was a bit of a line up the ramp, so Kira had a snack, of course!

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    They tell you after you design your vehicle to tap your band, which Kira did, and then you're supposed to tap it just as you get in the car and it's supposed to do something but I didn't notice anything and our screen was blank the whole time.

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    Now, I really didn't think Kira would have any problems with this ride. I truly thought she would enjoy it :rolleyes2

    She asked me before we got on what the ride was like and I said "It's just like being on Deerfoot", which is the main expressway that runs through Calgary that we take almost every day.

    Just after we got on...love this shot :lmao: It makes me laugh every time I look at both of their faces!

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    Well, she did really well until the outside part.

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    She was NOT happy with me!!!

    Once we got off and got past the photo area, she yelled "THAT WAS NOT LIKE DEERFOOT!!!" :rotfl2:

    I told her that I was sorry that she didn't like it but that I was proud of her for trying it. Yeah, that didn't work :rolleyes:. The more she talked about it, the more upset she got. She was in full-on meltdown mode and I really didn't want her to be so upset that she wouldn't enjoy the rest of the day so I told her that I was truly sorry and that I would like to make it up to her. So, I led her into MouseGear and told her she could pick out a little treat.

    Well, that worked like a charm ;)

    She got a few gummies and a Rapunzel pin.

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    Next up was our FP+ for Soarin'.

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    So as we were walking over to The Land, she asked me a million questions about Soarin`:rotfl2:

    She wasn't falling for the Deerfoot trick and she wanted DETAILS!!! :p

    I PROMISED her that she would like this one. I told her that it was one of her mommy and daddy's favourite rides at Disney, to which she replied..

    "Just because you like it, doesn't mean I will like it!"

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    Disney really needs to do something about the access to Soarin'. The escalator was broken (again!) and so everyone had to take the very narrow staircase and because people were using it to go up and down, there was a huge line just to use the darn stairs!!!

    Then, we fought the craziness that is the Soarin' entrance in order to find the FP return line, only to find another big line!

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    We stood in this line, unmoving, for a good 6-7 minutes! Which, of course, when you are just trying to get into the FP return line, feels like an eternity! The problem with the MB stuff is that if just ONE person has a problem, they hold up the entire line and in that small crowded area, well, it wasn't fun or pretty!

    Finally got through and down to the doors, where Kira was still asking questions about how high you go :lmao:

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    Although she was extremely trepidatious when we boarded, afterwards, as we were leaving the ride room, she exclaimed, at the top of her lungs...

    "I LOVED THAT RIDE!!!!!!!!!! LET'S DO IT AGAIN!" :goodvibes
     
  11. monica23535

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    Hi,

    I've been lurking for a little while and thought I'd finally come out and say "hi" :)

    I read your other TR a while ago and remembered how adorable Kira was.

    Shame she didn't like Test Track, but at least you redeemed yourself with the treats lol

    I have a seven year old too who also loves Soarin.
     
  12. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 3 - Aker...SHOOSH! I am trying to eat my food!

    We had a ressie for the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus, in Norway so we high-tailed it over there after Soarin' [​IMG]

    Where there was yet another line to check-in. :crazy2: We arrived at 10:40 am, 5 minutes before our reservation but we didn't get to the front until about 10:50! Meanwhile, Kira found a rock she could climb (as did all the other kids waiting lol) and patiently waited there.

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    We checked in only to wait in another line...more waiting...

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    As we got closer to the restaurant, she climbed down and started checking out her autograph book to pass the time.

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    While we waited, a man behind us saw Rob's shirt (he always wears a Canada shirt when we go to Epcot) and asked us if we were Canadian. He wanted to know if we had any Canadian money on us that he could buy because his son was working on a project for school and the topic was Canada. Well, he lucked out because Rob had every denomination of every coin and bill (up to a $20) except for a ten dollar bill! The father was stoked and thanked him repeatedly :goodvibes

    Then they called our name!! It was OUR TURN




    ...to stand in another line!!!

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    We were about 10 families back from meeting up with Belle.

    Keep this in mind when you make your reservations that have a character at the front...make your ressie for about 20-30 minutes before you actually want to eat! I really gotta remember that for next time! :worried:

    A quick signature and pic with Belle.


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    Then it was time to FEAST! :cool1:

    We've only done this meal once before, back in 2009 and it was soooo good! We all loved it back then and so we decided it was a must-do on every trip. The last few visits, I've had terrible luck with Disney food. When we first started going to Disney together in 1999, all the food was amazing. I can't remember a bad meal during our first few visits. In 2007, the food quality started slipping, with only a few really good meals and most just okay meals.

    Usually, if we found a great place to eat, we would go back only to find it was mediocre at best. With Akershus being one of our faves from last time, I was so worried that it wouldn't live up to our last visit.

    Let me say now that this was my absolute favourite meal of the ENTIRE two weeks!!! ::yes::

    Oh my GOD, it was delicious!!!!!!!!!

    There is a cold buffet, which I didn't even bother to look at this time (wanted to save room for the good stuff!) and then they deliver to your table a plate filled with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and potatoes.

    Here is Rob's plate from the cold buffet...

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    And here is the good stuff....*cue angels singing*

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    And here is my first plate...

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    I can't say enough about it! It was even better than the last time!!! :worship:

    I was so distracted by the deliciousness that I didn't realize that the lid of the pepper shaker was REALLY loose...

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    Ooops!!! :eek:

    Both Rob and our server asked me if I wanted a new plate. I said nope and just brushed off the pepper and ate away :lmao: Don't touch my food people!! :rotfl2:

    I did ask her for a second platter though so that I could have pepper-free seconds :goodvibes

    Sigh....the eggs...

    The bacon....

    The potatoes, OMG, the potatoes!!! :love:

    Sigh!

    People, if you have a little girl in your party, go make a reservation NOW!!! Heck, even if you don't, go eat there! For breakfast though! Lunch and dinner have some weird food :rolleyes1

    What an amazing meal!!!!!

    Oh...wait...I think I am forgetting something...

    Bacon, sausage....eggs, potatoes...check, check, check, check!!!

    OHHH!!

    I know!

    They also had some princesses there I think :rolleyes2
     
  13. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 4 - Oh yeah, the princesses!

    Kira was on :cloud9: because this meal was chock full of princesses! Which is a good and bad thing. The bad part was that she hardly ate, like all other character meals :worried:

    She was just too darn excited to eat!

    It's okay, I ate enough for her...and maybe for another couple little kids :rolleyes1

    They even had a little princess march through the restaurant, which she also loved!

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    Then came the princesses, one after the other!

    Dammit, they kept interrupting my food eating!!! :rolleyes2

    First up was Snow White...

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    Then Ariel, who loved Kira's book so much, she looked at every single page ::yes::

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    Then Aurora...

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    And finally Cindy!

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    Kira was on a princess high, Rob was on a food high and I was about to go into a food coma :faint:

    I have not eaten that much in years!!! Seriously, I ate a lot of food. :eek:

    As I was about to blow up, I thought of a joke from a Louis C.K. show that I watched on Netflix...

    "I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal is not over when I’m full. The meal is over when I hate myself! That’s when I stop."

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    It was a pricey meal, as is every Disney character buffet but this one, unlike the others, was:

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  14. Jillpie

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    Now THIS is the Cass we all know and love, the trip report has officially begun, mega foodie pics and we LOVE IT!!!! I swear, something about your food, it makes me feel like we're sitting right there with a fork :thumbsup2, oh yum!!! Nice job. And how much do I love that cuddling picture at the beginning, melt my heart why don't ya.:cloud9:
     
  15. jenseib

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    I have heard that escalator is supposed to be closed for several months for some reason. I heard they are letting people out a back door to keep crowds down now.
    We enjoyed our meals at akershus too. We have only done dinner so far, but I do want to try breakfast and yours looked so yummy.

    I am laughing about the Test Track ride. We have had a few incidents like that where I thought things would be fine and they were less than perfect. :rotfl:
     
  16. Timon

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    She had a blast! Thanks Jen, for the kind words :goodvibes :hug:

    Yes, they are the very bestest!!! :grouphug::lovestruc:love:

    Ohhh I like yours much better! Had you given them to us earlier, I wouldn't have gotten the other ones! ::yes::

    Hi and welcome :wave2:

    Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to post :goodvibes

    Yeah, treats are always a good bribe :rolleyes1 I wish we had more time to go on Soarin' again, seems like it's very popular for that age :thumbsup2

    LOL, you just want a food trippie, don'tcha :rolleyes2;) :rotfl2:

    Well, there's more where that came from but it was mostly eaten by Rob :lmao: I actually didn't find a lot of food that I liked :worried:

    And I love that pic too :cloud9:

    I think I saw a pic on Josh's site showing that the escalator was fixed but I would have to double check that ;) They need to build another set of stairs right at the front though :rolleyes2

    Oh definitely try the breakfast then Jen :goodvibes

    I seriously didn't think she would freak out about TT :eek: She normally doesn't mind fast, it's anything high up or that gives her butterflies that she hates :rolleyes2

    She was soooo mad :rolleyes1
     
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    aka...Chuck's plate. :rotfl2:
     
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    FO (sorry...couldn't resist) :rotfl2:
     
  19. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 5 - What is that on your cheek???

    After rolling ourselves out of Akershus, we headed to China in search of Mulan. Yet another long line but this one was mostly in the shade, yay!

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    Mulan actually took a very long time with Kira. They were discussing Mushu and other stuff that I don't recall at the moment. I feel so bad when she takes long but I don't want to interrupt them talking LOL!

    As we were walking, Kira spotted a face painting booth. Getting her face painted is one of her favourite things! She has waited in lines as long as an hour to get it done! So, of course we were going to spend the money on it! I think it was $12 or something close to that.

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    She chose her design from the board and hopped up in the chair!

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    Just then Rob asked the other CM if she could do a Canadian Flag on his cheek. She said she couldn't do a flag due to regulations but she could do a maple leaf. She said she wasn't sure how it would turn out because she didn't have a picture so I told her to just copy Rob's shirt :rolleyes:

    So, both of them were getting their faces painted LOL!

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    I loved how Kira`s came out, how it matched her shirt and how happy she was :love:

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    Meanwhile...

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    I love this shot...Rob is getting his first look at Kira's painted face and Kira looks so happy!

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    I had to laugh a little at Rob's "maple leaf"...it was a slightly...ummm...distorted :p

    Carrying on further...

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    On a quest to find Jasmine...

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    Thankfully the meet and greet was in a building!

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    The last time we met these guys, I totally thought Kira would be fawning over Jasmine because she was so pretty and sparkly but she was ALL about Aladdin! She hugged him THREE times!!! :lmao:

    This time, though, it was all about Jasmine!

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    We continue our quest to visit every single Epcot character in the next chapter :rolleyes1
     
  20. Timon

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    Day 3 - Part 6 - As the World Showcase turns...

    Up next was Provincial Belle but the line was all in the sun so I had to sit this one out!

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    The line was about 20 minutes...holy time sucker this character stuff is :eek:

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    Belle was really sweet and Kira lapped up every ounce of it LOL!

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    Aurora was next...

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    While she was waiting in Aurora's line, she started to act up a little. It was probably the heat and humidity getting to her. So before the next meet and greet, her and I spent some quiet time on a bench behind the UK Pavilion.

    Then came Alice...

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    Then came my meltdown...literally! It was so hot and we hadn't really had a break from the heat in quite a while, I told Rob that I needed a water break and to just sit and rest. While I waited in the shade, he ran over to the Fish place and grabbed me a water. To my absolute delight, he came back with a bottle of water and a cup filled with ice! :love:

    I'm an ice kind of girl. :rolleyes: I don't drink anything hot and in my drinks, I prefer 80% ice and 20% drink. When I go out for dinner, the tip I leave highly depends on how much ice my server gives me (I always ask for extra ice)...seriously!

    So, you can imagine how impressed I was with my hubby that he brought a whole cup of ice for me! He could have brought back a diamond ring and I would have been happier about the ice! :rolleyes1

    So, while I chilled myself from the inside out in a nice shady spot, he got in line for Mary Poppins. Kira stuck with me for a bit and then joined her daddy in line.

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    Once I had cooled down a little, I joined them so that I could take some photos...

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    Mary Poppins was quite hilarious actually! We had never met her before and this was a treat! She was rather snippy with a dad that was slightly lazy and it was rather entertaining!

    Onward to Canada! We joked to Kira that it was time to go home. She immediately got a little grouchy saying that we had just gotten there and that I said we were going to be on vacation for 14 sleeps and it was NOT 14 sleeps yet! HAHAHA!

    It's so easy to ruffle her feathers :rolleyes:

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    We decided it was a good time to take a break and watch the Oh Canada movie. I took the opportunity to re-grease her :p

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    And then we both watched the movie from the floor ;)

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  21. Jillpie

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    Oh Cass, these pictures are beautiful today!! And so crystal clear.:thumbsup2 so fun. And I am the exact same way with ice, you are not alone in your ice quest sister:). Loving this!
     

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