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So Many Characters..So Little Time! Our April Adventure to the World! Complete:)

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Angies1274, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

    Gotta love those early mornings in Disney! :cloud9: I love the pictures of Pop. For some reason I like seeing the resorts in the morning. haha Maybe because it reminds me of that feeling of having the WHOLE day ahead of you in Disney. Great start to the day!
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  3. MiNniEDrEameR

    MiNniEDrEameR New Member

    All caught up and ready to move forward!!:cool1:
  4. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    Hi Amy!:goodvibes

    We were so happy that we decided to head to MK our first night! Even though I am such a planner, it was nice to relax for a change and just enjoy being there.:cloud9: It really was a perfect start to our vacation!
    Ahhh....I love early mornings at the parks and I agree the resorts always look so pretty as sun is just coming up!:cloud9:

    :welcome: Thanks for joining!:goodvibes Hoping to get a new update posted very soon!!:thumbsup2
  5. Mickey_Mom

    Mickey_Mom New Member

    Such a nice early morning picture overlooking the pool! :goodvibes Your Spaceship Earth pics turned out great... :rotfl:

    :love:LOVE. THIS. PIC.:love:
  6. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    Ahh....I love that picture too!:goodvibes
  7. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    April 13, 2010--Epcot continued....

    When I left off, we had managed it to make it to Epcot for EMH despite a late night the day before. We picked up our fastpasses, received some very cute VoluntEar buttons, rode Spaceship Earth, played in Project Tomorrow, and took some very cute pictures of our favorite Lion King friends.

    So...where did we go next? Like I have to ask, right? You all know that the boys were ready for a little speed....actually more than ready.:laughing: I decided to grab one more quick picture on the way--

    Then decided to shut my camera off so I wouldn't be distracted and want to take more pictures because trust me... it happens.:rolleyes1 Besides, the boys were already running a head of us and we were trying our best to keep up. I did tell you that Test Track is their very favorite attraction at Epcot....right?

    Whew! We finally made it!!

    Since, it was still pretty early and the stand-by time was only about 10 minutes we decided to keep those handy fastpasses for later on and jump in line. A picture on the way in--


    If you read my last TR, you may remember that last trip I didn't get to ride Test Track....but the boys did. Unfortunately, it was one of the first rides of the day and it kept breaking down. We had hoped to avoid that this year and since the line seemed to be moving rather quickly as we made our way around this and around that. We were very hopeful we would get in those cars as quickly as possible.....until all of sudden we stop...oh no...and of course, we hear that they are having trouble and it will be a few minutes before they can get the cars going again.:rolleyes: UGH! This was Nick's reaction.

    Boy..were we glad we didn't use our fastpasses!!

    About 15-20 minutes later, we were finally climbing into our car. It was so funny because while we were in line we were next to these two brothers, who were maybe around 12 and 13. Noah and I were placed so we would be in the front of the car and both brothers wanted that other spot next to us. Yes...there was a little pushing...and a "I'm going to tell Dad." Apparently, one must have gave in because as I was sitting down the younger one (I think) leans over to ask me if I've ever rode before...I nodded and told him yes. But, I'm not sure he heard me because all through the ride, he was like my own personal tour guide. It was so funny.

    "Hold on, we go really fast through here."
    "This is where they test the breaks."
    "It's going to get really cold."
    "We're going to hit that truck!!"

    It was all I could do not to start laughing. He was so cute!

    After we got off the ride, I was so busy telling DH about what happened during the ride that by the time we got to the Test Track photos, we were still laughing and talking....not paying attention,I scanned our photopass card. Come to find out when we got home, I scanned the wrong picture.:sad2:and...of course every time we rode again,I walked by each time thinking...oh I have the first one and our expressions didn't really change.:headache: Oh well.....

    We decided after our very fast and interesting ride (at least to me) to stop and look through some really cool cars before heading over to the Character Spot, which was the next thing on our agenda for the morning. But...as we walked out I spotted the Pixie Hollow fairy garden off in the distance and at that point made a quick decision to abandon our plans...for now. I had really wanted to spend more time this trip exploring the Flower and Garden Festival and I knew if we passed by it now, even though we'd say we'd come back later...we wouldn't. I'm not sure how happy the boys were about seeing Tinkerbell and friends. (although they do seem to like that movie, now that I think about it)

    First up...of course was Tinkerbell--

    I thought all of the topiaries were really well done! They were so cute!

    Then we stepped inside the butterfly garden. It was so cool! The boys were very interested in looking at the chrysalis. I tried taking a picture of the butterflies. Can you see any?

    After we were done exploring on the inside, we went out to find another fairy. (I know...it's terrible I can't seem to remember their names.:rolleyes:)


    So pretty!

    I had the boys step in for a picture....they don't look so thrilled do they? Then again the sun may be in their eyes..we'll go with that!;)



    It was finally time to head over to the Character Spot to catch up with some of our long lost friends...after all we hadn't seen the Fab 5 since last year!!

    Some more pictures on the way over....

    So, did we finally get to see Mickey? or did I get distracted again?:rotfl:

    Stay tuned...
  8. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown New Member

    Too funny about the boy giving you a guided tour of Test Track. I wonder how many times he had ridden it before?

    I know I've said it before (and I'll probably say it again and again) but I love the pictures of the Flower & Garden Festival. It's just so very beautiful. I don't know the names of the fairies either so don't feel bad. I spotted several butterflies in your picture.

    I've never seen the dolphin topiaries. Wonder if those were new?
  9. dismagiclover

    dismagiclover Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael

    Your morning is going great! Well except for the short breakdown on Test Track, but you still made it. I love all the topiary pictures. Everything just looks so pretty for the Flower & Garden Festival. And yes, I can see some butterflies:goodvibes
  10. Cory's Gal

    Cory's Gal <font color=#01DF01>I also haven't met a donut I d

    Yeah!! I have gotten all caught up!!! I wish we would have ridden BTMRR at night this past trip!! It sounds wonderful, and how cool to see Tinkerbell fly!! The night we saw Wishes it was too windy! :( You got some awesome pics of the topiaries too Angie!! They look great!! They were all so beautiful, I could have stared at them all day!! Epcot was so pretty this Spring!!! Looking forward to pics with the Fab 5!!!:thumbsup2
  11. Tnkrbelle565

    Tnkrbelle565 New Member

    Beautiful pics of the fairy gardens

    So funny about the Test Track tour guide!
  12. Mickey_Mom

    Mickey_Mom New Member

    How funny you had a personal guide for Test Track! :rotfl: What a treat! :laughing:

    I love all the F&G pictures, they are spectacular. :goodvibes My favorite from this update is Tinkerbell :tinker: with the dolphins a close second... they are very cool. :cool2:
  13. DisMomAmy

    DisMomAmy New Member

    I think your butterfly picture came out great! Those little suckers are hard to get a good photos of! I loved seeing the little fairy topiaries.

    Your Test Track ride sounds hillarious! We had a little TT issue of our own... :rolleyes1
  14. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    I know...it was so funny! :rotfl: Hmm....I wondered the same thing because he definitely knew a lot about the ride!

    YAY! for finding some butterflies!:thumbsup2 I think the dolphin topiaries were there because of the new movie Oceans that just came out.

    Exactly! It would have been much more disappointing for the boys if we hadn't been able to ride TT at all. As you could tell...they were very excited to ride!;) Glad you found some butterflies!!:goodvibes

    Hi Beth!!

    It was such a nice surprise to see Tinkerbell and definitely a highlight of the trip. Last year, it was too rainy so we didn't get to see her. Sorry that it was too windy on your Wishes night.:sad2:

    I'm with you, I could have looked at the topiaries all day....they were so cute!;)

    Thanks!:goodvibes I think the fairy gardens were my favorite part of the F&G festival!:thumbsup2

    Oh...and my tour guide...I think we laughed about that on and off the whole day!:laughing: It was so funny! He definitely knew his stuff!
  15. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    It was such a treat!!! I felt very special!!:rotfl:

    I loved the Tinkerbell topiary! It was definitely one of my favorites as well!;)
    I agree! I was so afraid once I started to take the picture that the butterflies would all fly away. I was very happy to see that a few stuck around.;)

    Oh no...a TT issue?
  16. FloraFauna

    FloraFauna DIS Veteran<br><font color=magenta>I was really go

    I am enjoying your trip report. I really love all your pictures. I am glad you posted one of the dolphin topiaries. I just saw the movie "Oceans" last weekend, and that looks just like a scene from the movie. How cool is that??:thumbsup2
  17. GaRain

    GaRain New Member

    I am in for the ride!
    So easy to get distracted at Disney!
  18. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    Welcome!! Glad you joined in!:goodvibes I loved the dolphin topiaries! That's so cool that they were based on the scene from the movie Oceans. We haven't had a chance to see it yet? Did you like it?

    Welcome! I'm so happy you joined in!!:goodvibes

    Hmm....that's so true!! It's very easy to get distracted at Disney...it happened to me more than once.;)
  19. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

    I can help you with the fairies...the pink one is Rosetta, the purple one is Vidia (she's actually kind of mean in the movies...), Fawn is the orange one, and Iridessa is the yellow one but I don't think you had a picture of her. I thought those topiaries were adorable too. :goodvibes

    Aww, that is so cute about the boy on TT. :thumbsup2
  20. hopebathrick

    hopebathrick New Member

    Love your trip report!!! I'm originally from upstate NY and have flown out of Syracuse numerous times.... It reminds me of home!
  21. Angies1274

    Angies1274 New Member

    Hey thanks for the names of the fairies!!:thumbsup2 I've watched the movies and loved them but for some reason can never remember all their names.:confused3

    Thanks and Welcome!!:goodvibes Glad you're here!!!:thumbsup2 We really like flying out of Syracuse. Last year it was a little crazy in the morning but this year flying out in the afternoon was great! Plus it's only a 2 1/2 hour flight to Orlando, you can't beat that!:)

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