Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Sooze, May 14, 2008.
Walking onto EE sounds cool!
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I love relaxing by the pool on vacation! Your picture by Nemo was cute! Sorry you didn't get to see it. Uh oh, a Tyson meltdown that doesn't sound good! Thanks for the update Sooze and I'm hoping the kids are feeling better!
Awwww, sorry you missed out on Nemo!! Looks like you guys had a pretty good time, though. EE for 4 times in a row??? AWESOME!!! I can't wait to get back in February. Your pic's at OKW are making me lonesome for "home" again.
Looking forward to the Quickie-Trip pics!!
Great update, I know exactly what guy you are talking about at the Lion King Show, he's amazing. We still haven't seen Nemo, on the list FOR SURE this year, can't wait! Looking forward to more updates.
It TOTALLY was!!
I will enjoy relaxing by the pool when we are on our 5-nighter in the Spring. But trying to find time to chill when we only had two days was tough for me! I just wanted to get going!
Tyson's meltdown is priceless... it totally encompasses what we all feel when we have to leave Disney.. and it's all caught on video and ready for your viewing pleasure! Stay tuned
Yeah.. I was pretty bitter about missing Nemo, but since we got our little getaway a few weeks ago, I was able to make up for it!
I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Nemo. What made it even more special this last trip was that I downloaded the soundtrack to my Ipod. We listen to it ALL the time and Shae has it pratically memorized! So when we got to see it on stage, it was even better!! I think Matt likes Lion King better, tho. He just loves SuperDude!!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm still here and reading along. I love the FotLK Super Dude guy too! I can't wait to see it again. Should be a week from tomorrow!!!!!! Can I just say that I love Fall Break??!!!!
One of my favorite times to hit the pool!
Bummer that you missed Nemo! I hope you got to see it on your next trip. Does it make me a horrible person that I'm looking forward to the meltdown extreme?
I'm SO with you Sooze! I LOVE EE!!!! How'd you guys get so lucky? - I'm jealous!
Uh oh - meltdown? I guess all kids are allowed to have some meltdowns - I know most adults do too!
Can't wait for the next installment! (and you've reminded me that I'm due to update my TR too!)
I SO wish we could take advantage of Fall Break, too.. but it's in the prime of marching band season, so we can't HAVE FUN!!!
I never really thought about going at dinner time until we were forced to. Now I might take more advantage of it!
I DID get to see it! And it was totally worth the wait. I just adore that show.
Hey... who doesn't love a good meltdown? Luckily, it was in the privacy of our own car.. but still a hoot to watch!
Maybe someday we can ride it together!!
Hoping to update this weekend... maybe tonight?!?!
Love the photo of you outside Nemo And EE 4 times in a row how fantastic
It did turn out pretty funny, eh? The real funny part was that I wasn't acting at all! I was truly depressed that I had to miss it!!
EE 4X.... totally rocked!!!!
We got ourselves up early so we could enjoy our last few hours at Epcot. They were having EMH hours, so made sure we could squeeze in as much as we could.
We parked at the Boardwalk and decided to take a boat to the International Gateway. Remember, this was Tyson's birthday trip. Even though it would've been faster to walk, he really wanted to ride the boat... We made it so.
Here are Matt and Ty waiting for the water taxi:
We rode all of our favorites again, including this one:
Matt and I took some time to notice the speakers hidden in the foliage:
Why? You ask? We are in the process of getting our backyard in shape. When we built our house, we acquired a weed, root, poison oak and bush-infested back yard... we called it "the woods" After 3 years, we finally decided to clean it out and put grass in, making our yard huge! Well, huge by suburban Indianapolis standards! Anyway, we are going to build a new deck and landscape the backyard next spring and we have dreams of putting hidden speakers throughout the yard, and piping in Disney theme park music. Oh YEAH!! Wouldn't that be great?!
One final stop before our ADRs at Coral Reef:
Ty had fun trying out the flavors:
Try THIS one.....
Needless to say, he didn't quite enjoy the Beverly. I mean.. who does??!
We slowly made our way to Coral Reef, knowing it was going to be the last thing we'd do on our little vacation. Our reservation was quite early, so we were let in right away. I was VERY pleased to see that Tyson's birthday menu was here.. and PERFECT!! (unlike the anniversary edition.. if you care to read about it, click on the POR 2008 link in my signature).
Here's a shot of my happy boy with his cool menu:
And a close up:
We had not been very good about taking food shots this trip, so Ty decided to take a few. Here is his pizza... with a garnish that he took off of my plate, to make his look 'fancier'
And here he is making his fancy creation:
A shot of me, courtesy of Ty.. thanks so much....
And one of Matt.. eating his steak like a REAL MAN!!
Now.. at this point, Tyson realizes that the fun is almost over. Matt and I were still anticipating the diver surprise, but Tyson was slowly losing it. Tears would well up in his eyes often, but he never really cried... yet...
Here is the dessert they brought out for him:
And here's a shot of Crush that Ty got... not too bad for an 8-year-old!
FINALLY, the divers came. Tyson really enjoyed it, but couldn't really express it, because he was too overwhelmed with his thoughts of departure. Next time, when planning a surprise, I will NOT be doing it on the day we leave!! Bad timing... really bad timing..
Seeing the divers:
His Birthday Sign:
Birthday boy attempting to enjoy his dessert, when all he wanted to do was cry in it:
We hustled out of the Coral Reef. Tyson reassured us that he loved his surprise, but was just so sad that the trip was over. The skies were NOT looking very friendly, and we had a LONG walk back to the BW to get the car. Unfortunately, we weren't able to stroll along and soak up every last second. No. We were speed walking like nobody's business.. just praying the rain would hold off.
Matt has started calling threatening-looking clouds "AUNTIE EM". So when we see one in the distance we say "Uh oh.. we got some Auntie Em comin' this way". Kinda funny.. but Auntie Em held off. We were able to make it through here
and all the way back to the car without a drop. Then....
WHOOOOOOSH... the rain came a pourin'.... MONSOON pourin'.... It was the heaviest down pour I have ever seen. And to top it off... Tyson started pourin' too.
Now.. for those of you with a weak stomach, or an overly-sensitive heart... you might not want to click on the video clip below. It is heart-wrenching, I tell ya. But in a way... kind of funny...
I don't know... it just kind of brings to life what we all feel in our hearts when we are forced to leave the place we love most. Check it it out if you dare.
BTW... Tyson gave me permission to put this on the board. He thought you all would enjoy seeing his emotions.
I'm a horrible mom, aren't I?
Basically, we drove in the pouring rain and pouring tears all the way to CBR, where Matt was staying that night. He was catching a flight the next morning to join back up with Carolina Crown. It continued to pour all the way out of WDW and four several hours on the highway.. both from the sky and Tyson's eyes. It was the longest ride to Atlanta ever. According to Matt, it never really stopped raining that night either. He was hoping to do some solo time at MK.. but never really got to enjoy it. Spent the whole time hanging out in gift shops to avoid the monsoons!!
Well folks.. that concludes our Surprise Trip Trip Report. Thanks so much for hanging out with me! I'm going to post a link to a separate thread so I can do a quick picture walk of our latest Quickie Getaway.. so come back soon!!
Over and outta here!!!
You're a GREAT mom! You took your son for an amazing, surprise, WDW vacation replete with pirate cruises, divers and other fun stuff. And he had a great time! The video is heart-wrenching. I'm right there with you, Ty! It stinks to leave the happy place.
Great report! Poor Ty! I know how he feels! Leaving Disney is always hard. I am looking forward to seeing your quickie trip pictures. The speakers in the yard sounds really cool! I saw a book I want to get from the library all about Disney gardens and landscaping. Not that I could ever be that professional! I think it might be fun to look at and maybe even give me an idea or two.
Great report. Thanks for sharing. Poor Ty Can't wait to read about your quickie getaway.
Love all the pics, especially the ones at Coral Reef. Oh, and the video of Ty so upset - poor guy! I wanted to cry with him. (OK, I did giggle a bit!) You're both great parents for treating Tyson to such a wonderful surprise birthday trip.
Bravo on the TR! Love your storytelling & photos.
Awww! Poor Tyson! What I really want to say though is........I am right there with you buddy, I cry like that when it's time to leave too and I am 30 years older Great surprise for Tyson Sooze! The menu looked awesome and that was sweet they gave him a special dessert! Glad you didn't get rained on trying to leave Epcot! Once again you gave a wonderful report, thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to see your pictures from your mini- trip!
Awww, thanks. I guess we did do quite a bit for our little guy.
Our friends have that book! It is very cool.. even if we can't afford or have the knowledge to do most of the stuff in there... There are lots of ideas and it makes a great coffee table book! Highly recommend it!
We have fall break on Thursday and Friday.. hoping to get that one busted out in two days!!
It's funny, but as sad as I know he was... I still laugh ... alot... whenever I watch it. Shhhhh.....
Thanks so much for joining my little journey!!
Tyson LOVED to hear about your same reaction, even though you're 30!!
Thanks so much for all of your great comments! Hope to see you around on more TRs!!
I'm with Ty - I loce taking the never-ending boat rides!
YAY!!! I remember the last try.
Oh no - poor guy!
I'm so glad you guys had a great trip - thanks for letting us share the story with you!
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