Stop Making Me Laugh Or I'll Pee My Pants! Go Back! I Lost My Shoe! Trip Report!

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  1. MulanUSAF

    MulanUSAF Mouseketeer

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    Hi, I just discovered this whole trip report section on DIS and loved reading your trip report so far. I must say your interesting title really caught my eye and that's why yours is the first one I've read. But I can't see the pictures you've posted in the beginning of the report because it says something about exceeding photobucket limits, but I can see them in the last couple pages. I just thought that was sort of weird.

    Anyways, I think you have a hilarious sense of humor that really comes out in your writing, and I'm going to read a bit of your trip report every day at lunch to feed my Disney addiction. I'm going on my first trip to WDW in November (I'm 28), so I'm super excited. :tigger: Growing up in California, my family went to Disneyland numerous times but the two times we tried to go to Disney World, something always came up to prevent us from going. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this time we escape the WDW "curse" as we call it. :scared:
     
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  3. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    I'm not Lisa, but I'd like to welcome you to the board, just the same. Lisa is such a wonderful storyteller and we just love her to pieces! So glad you've joined her team.

    November in Disney is wonderful. The weather is absolutely perfect and hopefully the Christmas decorations will be out for you to see. It's really something. Everything will work out perfectly for you this time around, no curses anymore! Just Disney Magic. :wizard:
     
  4. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    Lisa, seriously, I don't know if I could have kept my cool with those people. When the grandmother said something about not being able to fix someone else's mistake, I would have told her that if they would have just let you do your job, then everything would have been okay. Since they were impatient and couldn't wait, then they can only thank themselves for the screw-up.
     
  5. mickeystoontown

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    We were all stuffed to the gills (get it we ate in an aquarium and fish have gills....okay, lame joke:confused3)
    when we left the Coral Reef. We knews that Illuminations would be starting very soon but decided that, since we were coming back to Epcot another day, we would skip tonight's performance. But, we weren't really ready to leave the park either. Since we were right beside the Seas with Nemo and Friends, we decided to hop on it and see what was swimmin'.

    Here are a few pictures:
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    We go in and there is nobody anywhere. When I say nobody, I mean NOBODY! This is my normally well behaved family become not so behaved. We decided that since there was nobody in front of us and nobody behind us that we'd run and weave our way through the maze. We were laughing so hard at each other being silly. John even jumped a bar or two. At one point Hunter acted like he was going to jump but did a belly roll over the bar. Before you start getting on to us, let me just say that we would have never ever done this if there were people around. I actually pride myself knowing that I have never let my kids be "those kids" who swing on the bars or tug on the ropes while waiting in line.

    When we got to just about the end (or beginning:confused3) of the non-existent line, we could see three castmembers standing there looking extremely bored. Lacey gave them all high fives and told them they were awesome castmembers. They all laughed and said she made their day.

    We got in our clam mobiles and were on our way. Here's a pic of my silly children in the clam mobile next to us:
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    I took a few pictures while we were riding along. The last one didn't turn out good at all:
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    We looked around a little while. There seemed to be about 4 or 5 families in the whole building. Here are a few pictures we took:

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    When we got to the display where you could take your picture in Bruce's mouth, there was a lady trying to take her little kids' picture in the mouth. The poor things couldn't get all the way up because they kept sliding down. So, I asked the lady if it would be okay for Lacey and Hunter to help them up. She said she would really appreciate it. Lacey and Hunter picked them up and put them way up at the top so they wouldn't slide. Once the mother had the picture, she thanked all of us and they went on their way.

    These are my crazy offspring in Bruce's mouth:
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    ****I have to stop here because I just realized that I didn't upload the rest of my Epcot pictures on my third photobucket account. Let me do that and I'll finish up this installment.

     
  6. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Someone is going to have to design you your own personal 'Lisabucket'
     
  7. mickeystoontown

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    Thank you on her behalf!

    I have gotten one, just ONE, pin code from Disney in 11 years. And, then, I couldn't use it because we couldn't travel during the required time frame.

    I wish they'd offer the buy four/get three free offer again. It sure would help out.

    I read something today about Disney extending annual passes to 15 months instead of 12. I didn't read all of the details. If I am remembering it correctly, I read it on mousesavers.

    I am sure that my boss' mother will appreciate your prayers.

    I skipped the first survey but completed every one after that. I figure it can't hurt.

    It's a good thing that our office is next door to his parents' section of the building. It will be really easy for him to pop over several times a day.

    All of your prayers are greatly appreciated!
     
  8. mickeystoontown

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    She's been really dizzy and her blood pressure has been high for quite some time now. They ran test after test until they did decide it was an aneurysm (yeah, I spelled it right). Even after they found out, it took 3 1/2 weeks before they were ever able to see the surgeon.

    My boss is not used to his secretary giving a hoot about anything. The ones before me just came in and collected a check. I can't do that. I get emotionally invested with the people I work with. And, I have also known my boss for almost 25 years.

    I am sure that she and the family appreciate all the prayers!

    Thank you so very very much!

    I think the fact that neither he nor his dad are able to go is what bothers them the most. His younger brother is actually out of town working but his mother told him not to come home.

    All prayers are appreciated!

    Oh and thanks for the spelling lesson!
     
  9. mickeystoontown

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    First off, thanks for the prayers. They really need them right now.

    By the time I zoomed in on the hidden Mickey, the picture got kind of blurred.

    There's plenty to eat at Coral Reef besides seafood. You know what my biggest concern was when we booked at ADR at the Coral Reef for the first time? Did the place smell fishy? Not cooked fish smell but the old watery fish smell. The crazy things I worry about.:laughing: By the way, it didn't smell fishy at all.

    John and Hunter aren't big Chinese food eaters. John's more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy so we probably won't be giving the China or Japan restaurants a try any time soon.

    The blackened catfish was very good and that's coming from a Louisiana girl.

    Heck yeah, you can skip the Norway show. Just make sure that you walk quickly all the way through the theater. But, you have to do it in a hurry or you'll get caught and have to watch the movie.

    In the real world, we probably wouldn't ALL order a dessert but in Disney World, we do. So, the dining plan is a great deal for us. I love that feeling I get when I just the receipt and leave a tip.

    You definitely need to use the "escape route" when getting off the boat in Norway.
     
  10. mickeystoontown

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    Any and all prayers anyone wants to say for my boss' mom will be greatly appreciated!

    All of us tried to bite the Mickey candy and we didn't even make a mark on it. Oh, and before I tried, I did check to see if I had my super glue handy.;)

    The food was just as good as it looks in the pictures. So very good!

    Thanks for the prayers.

    I had that same problem with the Disboards earlier too.

    The acrobats are so much fun to watch. Definitely worth taking the time to stop and watch them.

    You really should add Coral Reef to your ADR list. Not only is the food good but the atmosphere is cool too.

    Lacey absolutely loves her Daddy. When she was born, John had just gotten laid off from work because the shop he worked in shut down for several months. He was able to stay home with her until she turned 4 months old. They truly have a bond.

    Please keep my boss' mom and their family in your prayers.
     
  11. mickeystoontown

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    The Coral Reef is a great place to eat. Not only is the food good but the atmosphere is really cool.

    Bless your heart on losing family members because of aneurysms. The boss tries to act like he's not that worried but I can tell that he is.

    We ate at the Coral Reef in 2007 and skipped it in 2008. We knew that we wanted to go back in 2008 so that was the very first ADR I made.

    Prayers are needed and welcomed!
    These grits are so smooth and delicious and because they have pepper jack cheese in them, they are a little bit spicy. Just like a Louisiana resident likes 'em.

    Everything we ordered was extremely good.
     
  12. MadilynnsMomma

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    I love how people make mistakes on their own, then want to find someone else to blame. Good for you to be able to keep your cool! That family wouldn't have been so lucky if it was me... I'd try my best, but grammy's last comment would have sent me over I think. KUDOS to you :thumbsup2
     
  13. shordiebecka

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    That sucks so bad about the other attorney messing up! You must have felt so frusterated.

    We ate at Coral Reef on our last trip..honestly..not so impressed. I mean it wasn't awful, it just wasn't great. I guess it really depends on the cooks & waiters you happen to get that day!
     
  14. mickeystoontown

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    You need to try Maelstrom at least once. We enjoy it a lot.

    It's now 3:15 at the office and I just looked at our Coral Reef pictures again. I could go for any of that food for dinner tonight!

    Look at the very first picture I posted. It's the one with the Viking ship. Look toward the right side of the picture. See the Viking with the Mickey ears on?

    We love Maelstrom too!

    Hunter is so picky about what he eats. I knew he could order the pizza from the kids' menu but I was unsure whether or not he could order from the adult dessert menu. Like I said, I was ready to put up a fuss if they didn't let him. I mean, I paid the adult price and I saved them money when he ordered the pizza.

    Do your boys eat a lot? Sometimes, it seems like I can never get Hunter full. Then, at other times, I can't seem to get him to eat at all.

    For years, I read about the hidden Mickey but could never find it. It took many many trips before I finally found it.

    I know you already have your ADRs planned for your upcoming trip but keep Coral Reef in mind for upcoming trips.

    I know you are getting more and more excited every day.
     
  15. MK2010

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    That's really awful that the other attorney screwed everything up so badly. I feel bad for the family. However, I am impressed that the boss didn't have to come bail you out for assault after dealing with them. I hope the baby's mama has more in the upstairs department. Otherwise, that poor kid.
     
  16. torsie24

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    I havent got to the end yet, but am loving you report so far!! You seem like such a close, lovely family. :) It's a pleasure to read.

    I'm sad I can;t see your resort photos or ones after that though. :( Darn photobucket.
     
  17. mickeystoontown

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    I guess because I've been in this business for so long, I know that people get emotional when talking about their kids. Therefore, I am able to hold my tongue for quite a while. But, this grandmother hit a nerve this morning.

    I do have to tell ya'll something that happened after lunch today. The guy came back in by himself. He made his grandmother stay in the car. He said he went to the other attorney's office and waited to see him. The other attorney has no idea what he did that was wrong. That's what you get when you don't hire a family law attorney.

    Anyway, the guy was just about to cry and was practically begging me to help him. I talked to my boss and played the go-between. The guy is coming in....all by himself.....tomorrow and we are going to see what it will take to unscrew this up. It remains a mystery if we can actually do anything at all.
     
  18. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    I found the Hidden Mickey! Thanks, Lisa. Oh, and hopefully you can help the guy out. Good for him for leaving grandma out in the car. LOL! He grew some, it seems. :laughing:
     
  19. aaaateamsgrandma

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    I am glad your boss can at least talk to him one on one. Also glad he realized that mama and granny needed to be left out and this was something he needed to take care of.

    Your boss is kind because he is around it all day with you.
     
  20. mickeystoontown

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    It was really really hard to keep my cool. What's ironic is the fact that the grandmother is the one who paid the other attorney to do the work.

    It did suck that the attorney fouled everything up and it was very frustrating to deal with the people AND the stupid attorney.

    I hate that you didn't have a good meal at the Coral Reef. We've eaten there twice and loved it.

    Later on in my trip report, you'll see that we eat at Chef Mickey's and it was the absolute worst meal I have ever had at Disney.
     
  21. mickeystoontown

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    Welcome aboard! You can see that we have all become good friends. Consider yourself one of them!

    I am sorry that some of my pictures aren't showing up for you. Apparently, a whole lotta folks have been looking at them so that's why you are getting the "bandwidth exceeded" message. They should be back up pretty soon.

    Our family is always joking and kidding around. In my line of work, you have to have a sense of humor or you'd go mad!:laughing:

    I often say that trip reports and pictures are what keep me sane until my next Disney trip.

    I bet you are getting excited about your first trip to Disney! I'll keep my finger, toes, legs and even my eyes crossed that nothing comes up to prevent your trip.

    So, fill us in on some of your trip details. I know we'd love to hear them.
     

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