The Day the Mickey Died - In memoriam: Pal Mickey

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  1. MagicShell

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    Thanks for the information. I have never seen that show. I know that one of my nieces really liked it, but neither of my kids have really ever watched it, at least when I was around.
     
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  3. erinch

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    Oh my; I am in. Gettin' ready for a trip in August, and thought, after 2 years of not reading any trip reports, that I would check to see what was out there, and picked this one at random. Well, not quite random, the promised incipient demise of the rodent has possibilities, because we have Ralph S. Smartypants Mouse tiptoeing through our silverware drawer whenever we put the silverware back in, and not when the silverware is in ziplock on top of the counter, who boogiess through the 4 different kinds of traps in the silverware drawer -- leaving a trail of momentos behind.

    So, I figure, the writer of these trip reports, if he knows how to kill a Mickey, might have tips on how to kill cousin Ralph, or at least corral him into a humane trap so we could go let him -- or her, it might be Ralphina -- out over at the neighbors. Although if the non-humane trap is the one that nabs her or him first, that would be okay too.

    So, I start to read, and the part of my day where I am supposed to configure a coworkers computer, and burn something to dvd for somebody else, and figure out how to coach a newbie preacher so he looks like he's not going to puke in the pulpit -- all of those have gone by the wayside.

    And now, having spent the entire day reading a report that began months ago, it STILL ISN'T DONE. I am reading the entire Twilight corpus because I love my 13yo DD, and she loves them, and am in the middle of book 3 where Bella is still wandering around begging someone to kill her, and if I could morph into the pages of the book for 3 minutes, I would cheerfully do it for her, except that would disappoint my DD, but hey, if they retroactively destroy Vulcan, so that Amanda never engineers the rapprochement between Spock and Sarek, wouldn't it be okay to retroactively go in and slip Bella a self?

    Anyway, I digress. Since you are still writing this masterpiece of a corpus, I have to go back to Bella. Sigh.

    On the literary dimension, you forgot to tell us what you had for dinner the first day, after you left AK. And how come you didn't ride Dinosaur? (When it is all read in the present, it is all present, not pages ago, and that is a present question.)

    I didn't think ginormous was going to work, and if you had only used it twice it wouldn't have, but now that you are using it every paragraph it does. "Slipping a finsky" doesn't, but that may be because I don't know what a finsky is, except that it sounds like it might be good to use on Bella.

    You are using "discrete" (meaning separate) instead of "discreet" -- meaning discreet -- but that is also working in a literary tensive kind of way.

    Keep it up, and thanks for making what could have been a productive day so much more.
     
  4. Peter Panic Attack

    Peter Panic Attack sudden, discrete periods of intense anxiety couple

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    Tinkershell and I didn't have dinner after we left AK. We needed to squirrel away an extra sit-down meal for later in the week....because Cinderella's Royal Table had already started to gouge people for 2 meals credits.

    The reason we didn't ride Dinosaur was simple.....we scared our kids to death on it the last time we were at AK....and sometimes in life you don't get second chances.

    Ginormous is Will Ferrell's fault....because the term is forever stuck in my head from the movie Elf....and once stuff gets in there...it's tough to get it out. A finsky is a five dollar bill....and I just like the sound of it.

    To be honest....I didn't even know the word "discrete" (meaning separate) existed...so when it passed the old spellchecker...I thought it was good to go.
     
  5. erinch

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    Ahh, tht explains it. When I looked at your Christmas movie lineup, I was with you till you got to Elf. We have to sub in Gremlins for the third, all for the line where the girl explains how she discovered there is no Santa.


    Then I guess it won't work to bop Bella over the head with.


    My daughter's dedication to Bella is discrete from my total aversion to her, which I must keep discreet from my daughter until she wises up and discovers Hermione.
     
  6. My sister's princess

    My sister's princess <font color=green>These boards have grimmer police

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    I am open about my love for Hannah Montana which my boyfriend teased me about, I then came home from work one day to find my DBF watching the one I had DVRed the night before, with out me :lmao::lmao: They could be friends lol
     
  7. DisneyMomLiz

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    :worship: PPA!! What a fantastic TR!! :lmao: Looking forward to the next update popcorn::
     
  8. Peter Panic Attack

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    Chpt 34 - Well, it's lunch time....so you know what that means

    After the Backlot Tour....we headed on over to Toy Story Pizza Planet to grab a little lunch. On the way....I decided to split off and head over to the ABC Commissary to grab a cheeseburger to go....because I had sampled Pizza Planet’s pizzas once before....and had come away unfulfilled. Apparently, Tinkershell shared my sentiment...because she asked me to pick her up a cheeseburger as well. I'd never been to ABC Commissary before.....and generally I hate new things.....but I've got to admit that cheeseburger hit the spot. Pal Mickey didn't order anything...he just said he'd have a bite of mine. Hmmm...I don't remember giving him a bite....must have gotten one from Tinkershell.

    After lunch, we snuck across the street to catch the Muppet Vision 3-D show. I think that maybe Tinkershell and DS Buddy were muppets in a previous life....because they can’t get enough of those furry buggers. In fact, as soon as the show was finished, they wanted to go again. I’m sorry, you must be speaking into my trick ear.....because I could have sworn you just said you wanted to go again. Did you happen to notice any fastpass machines out front? No?....maybe thats because Muppets 3-D isn’t exactly one of the big boy attractions. But yes....absolutely...by all means...let's be the one family in the history of WDW that watches Muppets 3-D two times in a row. Apparently, they didn't pick up on my sarcasm.....even though I was laying it on pretty thick...because we went to Muppets 3-D two times in a row. Thankfully, DD Woobie and I have been blessed with a more sophisticated sense of humor....and we were able to entertain ourselves during the second show by making rude noises with our armpits.

    Muppets 3-D was like Shangri-La to DS Buddy
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    After Muppets 3-D part deux.....we headed on over to Lights, Motors, Action. The problem with this attraction is it's located way in the back of the park....so by the time we got there...took our seats...watched the show...and then left... it felt like we had used up a pretty big chunk of the day. Plus, most of the stunts they performed....our kids get to see on a daily basis when mom drives them to school. I'm just kidding, Tinkershell's an excellent driver...definitely an excellent driver. We let her drive slow on the driveway. But not on Monday....definitely not on Monday.

    Whatever......Tinkershell has started herself on fire loads of times
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    Next, we used a dream fastpass to ride Star Tours. "Make way people....we've got dream fastpasses winners here. As always, we ask that you please refrain from flash photography and remember....the videotaping of dream fastpass winners is strictly forbidden." Apparently, nobody told robotic Pee Wee Herman that there were dream fastpass winners on board....because he nearly killed the lot of us with his idiotic driving. Pal Mickey was so scared that his little batteries were chattering.

    After a quick snack, we decided to try Sounds Dangerous starring Drew Carey. Even though I had never seen it before....this was the attraction that had replaced Monster Sound Show....and for that reason alone I hated it with every fiber of my being. I have no idea what possessed WDW to eliminate MSS. It featured this cool short film starring Chevy Chase and Martin Short about a door-to-door salesman visiting a spooky old house. First, you watched the film through one time so you could hear all the special effects....and then you watched it a second time with no sound while people selected from the audience tried to re-create the special effects sounds....and then you watched it a third time with the new special effects and everybody laughed at the people from the audience because they had done such a rotten job and were all a bunch of pathetic losers...no offense. I’m telling you....it was a hoot.

    Instead, we now have Sounds Dangerous....which is an attraction created to celebrate the wonder of stereo sound. Yup, you heard me......stereo sound. "What manner of witchcraft is this, Mr. Carey? Although, I can hear angry bees buzzing around my head....my eyes do not detect them." Why stop with stereo sound? Why don't we build more attractions featuring cutting-edge technology from the early 1900's....like radar.....or the ball point pen? Anyway, the one saving grace for Sounds Dangerous was it had a pretty fun little activity center at the exit. One of the activities you can do is to record your voice over a clip from a Disney film.....and we discovered that DD Woobie can do a spot-on Roger Rabbit.

    When we emerged back out onto the street, we were just in time to catch the parade. As usual, Tinkershell and DD Woobie set off in search of the illusive vacant curb spot while DS Buddy and I settled into an open area a little further back. I’m not a huge fan of tight spaces.....so participating in an spontaneous game of twister with a bunch of strangers in an attempt to get 6 feet closer to a parade is not my idea of time well spent. So, for those of you keeping score at home, you can add claustrophobia to my growing list of mental conditions. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the only one I don’t have is megalomania...or delusions of grandeur if you prefer......but that doesn't stop me from knowing with perfect certainty.....that I was placed on this earth to do great things....things that will benefit all of mankind.

    We still had our fastpasses for RnR from first thing in the morning.....so we headed off down Sunset Blvd to cash them in. The kids weren’t really in the mood for shooting through a corkscrew at 60 mph....while being peppered by rock songs they didn’t know....sung by a rock band they'd never heard of....so they elected to sit this one out. Normally....I would have tried to shame them into riding by circling around them, flapping my arms and making loud clucking noises....but in the case....Pal Mickey didn’t want to go either....and since he had been born with a natural immunity to my chicken taunt....there was really no point.

    Since it was going to be just Tinkershell and I on RnR ....that meant we had two extra fastpasses which we could bestow upon some lucky couple. But who should we bestow? That was indeed the question. So we scanned the crowd for possible recipients. We spotted a young newlywed couple off to our left....but they seemed a little too lovey-dovey for my taste...so I gave them the thumbs down. We spotted a second couple that Tinkershell thought had potential...but they struck me as too stylish. I wanted to give the fastpasses to people who weren't afraid to strap on a large fanny pack every now and then....so we moved on. The next couple seemed nice...but I was pretty sure that the guy was the one I'd seen all day long sticking his finger in his nose on all the ride photos...and I just couldn't condone that type of behavior. Finally, I let just let Tinkershell pick....because I couldn’t commit.....and the lucky recipients were presented with their “out-of-the-blue” fastpasses. Hmmmm....out-of-the-blue fastpasses...I kind of like the sound of that. Quick! Get Disney on the phone.....

    Somebody shrunk my family
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    As soon as we exited RnR.....the kids came rushing up and told us that we wouldn't believe what happened to them while we were off cruising around in a stretch limo with Aerosmith. Apparently, they had been sitting on a low wall in front of a bunch of bushes just inside the entrance to RnR....just minding their own business.... when suddenly they were overrun by a sea of little green lizards. From the sounds of it, they were lucky to escape with their lives. Hmmmmm, the whole thing sounded a little embellished to me.....and if there's one thing I hate (besides Sounds Dangerous)..it's when people exaggerate things just for the sake of increasing their entertainment value....so I decided to probe a little further. Upon cross-examination, I was able to get them to admit that there were actually only a couple of lizards.....but they insisted that the lizards had crawled right up next to them.....and that they looked poisonous. Just as I was about make a motion with Judge Tinkershell to be able to treat the kids as hostile witnesses....she informed me that we were late for our ADR. Nuts! I hate being late....so we took off like crazy people in the direction of 50's Prime Time...although I had this feeling we were forgetting something important......very important.

    Next up: Chpt 35 - What have we done!
     
  9. Wish_I_Was_At_WDW

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    Oh no! I have a bad feeling about this. Could it be the end of Pal Mickey? I suddenly feel so sad. I think he'll need a memorial ceremony. I wonder if the Staples Center is available.:upsidedow
     
  10. tlenzendorf

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    :thumbsup2 Another great update. I can't wait to hear more. I can only imagine what it may be that you all have done. Hopefully it doesn't involve birds ;)
     
  11. MagicShell

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    Are we finally going to hear what happened to poor Pal Mickey? My kids love the Muppets. We bought them some of the old seasons on DVD. So, we might be the second family ever to watch the Muppet 3-D movie two times in a row.
     
  12. RunningGirl

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    I can personally vouch for the vicious lizards outside of RnR. My DS and I were attacked in the very same place. I believe they may be experimental intelligent animatronics that have escaped and are trying to take over the park. I have a bad feeling that their behavior has escalated and perhaps they have now resorted to kidnapping...
     
  13. MineMail

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    AAAAA!!!!!! I think the lizards may have abducted Pal Mickey. The horrors! Check the elevators on TOT; maybe they "took him for a ride."
     
  14. jjk

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    oh no, this sounds bad, I am fearing for Pal Mickey :scared1:
     
  15. shannn

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    I have read the entire 24 pages in the last 30 minutes! I'm in for more, and I guess I'll just have to wait for updates like everyone else has.
     
  16. MrsSpratt

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    I can't remember her log in name, but...

    Didn't this trip take place in 2006? If so, I'VE READ THE TRIP REPORT OF THE WIFE OF THE MAN WHO WAS PICKING HIS NOSE IN ALL OF THE RIDE PHOTOS. Tall, Blonde guy? Anywho, if that is them, they are as funny as you, and definitaly deserved the Fast Passes (IMNSHO), being DIS members and all...just sayin'.
     
  17. MrsSpratt

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  18. Peter Panic Attack

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    Thank you....and you were just in time for an update.

    Remember....the important thing is not to panic...even though that's my surname.

    Thanks. Nope...it doesn't involve birds. I'll give you a hint though. It starts with "P"....and it ends in "al Mickey"

    Eventually....the whole sordid tale will be told. By the way, please go on Muppets 3-D twice in a row. I don't want to be the only one.

    Well....at least my kids aren't great big liars. Interesting theory on the lizard kidnappers by the way....gonna have to give that some thought.

    So does RunningGirl. I wonder if you guys are on to something?

    Let's try to remain calm....loosing our cool won't help Pal Mickey.

    30 minutes....who are you Evelyn Wood? Yup....that's the down-side of being speedy....now you've got to wait.

    You know...you may be right. The guy with the finger in his nose on all the ride photos does sound familiar....but whose TR was that?...cough cough (hucifer)..cough cough (hucifer)...pardon me, I've got a bit of a tickle in my throat. In fact if I'm not mistaken....she may have posted on this very TR....and is very funny by the way....maybe a little too funny. I'm not saying...I'm just saying.
     
  19. skywaywaver

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    Those lizards may have been running because they heard my husband was coming back. The man is a lizard hunter. He walks around the entire vacation staring at the ground looking for them.
    I was in yesterday but wanted to get to the latest posting before I commented. So I could be all up-to-date and not be the person wearing parachute pants and neon colors (um...no offense) and big Bon Jovi hair...last week.
    Keep it coming, work be damned!
     
  20. MrsSpratt

    MrsSpratt I've got a Bazooka full of Pixie Dust, and I'm not

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    You know...you may be right. The guy with the finger in his nose on all the ride photos does sound familiar....but whose TR was that?...cough cough (hucifer)..cough cough (hucifer)...pardon me, I've got a bit of a tickle in my throat. In fact if I'm not mistaken....she may have posted on this very TR....and is very funny by the way....maybe a little too funny. I'm not saying...I'm just saying.[/QUOTE]


    And that would be how I found it originally....DOH!:eek:
     
  21. MrsSpratt

    MrsSpratt I've got a Bazooka full of Pixie Dust, and I'm not

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    AND I worked my b*tt off finding that post, thank you!
     

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