The Sea Witch Stole My Voice! Our Two Week Land and Sea Adventure! COMPLETE 4/12

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  1. lisalonglash

    lisalonglash <font color=green>I have a <font color=teal>thing

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    Your mom is so funny! :banana: So, what did cause the rash? I need to know what to avoid, ya know! :lmao: Love all your flower/topiary pictures - so pretty! I so look forward to your updates - so many wonderful pictures and great descriptions of everything! :goodvibes
     
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  3. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Can't reveal that yet, got to wait until the point in the TR where the lightbulb in my head turned on and I said "Aha!". ;)
     
  4. momrek06

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    Lessa, I am all caught up! :surfweb:

    The MEET looked FABULOUS!!! :cool1: I love the t-shirts! Was everyone's DIS name on the backs? I was trying to see and it looked that way!!! :goodvibes

    AGAIN with all the fabulous pictures of the topiaries!!! :love:

    Your Mom was so funny!!! Such fab memories of your trip!!! :dance3:

    I love your new crocs!!! ::yes:: AND this rash.....? :headache:
     
  5. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Yep, all the Dis names of the people attending were on the back, at least all the names of the people who signed up before Alan had to submit the design for the shirt. So almost everybody was on it.
     
  6. addictedtothemouse

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    Oh I found you, now I have to get caught up!:thumbsup2
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Monday morning arrived sooner than I would have liked, I did not sleep very well that night, in fact I didn't sleep well the whole trip. I think I am just not comfortable sleeping outside of my own bed.

    Looking out the window it looked overcast but I could see some sun so I slathered on the sunscreen and we headed on out. Mom had done her morning run to the food court to fill up the mug. She always did this while I was showering and getting ready as it always takes me so long.

    On the way to the park I wasn't paying very close attention so I missed where I was supposed to turn so I had to pull a U-turn. Only added a minute onto our travel time so no biggie.

    We arrived at the Magic Kingdom parking lot nice and early and got a parking spot nice and close.

    Last year we had taken the monorail over to the park so we decided to try out the ferry this time.

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    I think I will stick with the monorail from now on, the wait for the ferry to load seemed like it took forever! Nice views as you are crossing the lagoon though.

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    We got to watch the opening ceremony which was fun and cheerful. "Good Morning, Good Morning!" and then on into the park. As we were heading down Main St Mom kept wanting to stop and go in the shops! Doesn't she know the number one rule of rope drop? Never stop to shop! I think she got irritated with me pushing her to keep moving. :rolleyes:

    Since Space Mountain was closed for refurb we had to alter our usual routine. Instead we headed to Fantasyland. I figured we could get those rides out of the way before the lines got too long and that would leave us in a good position to make the Toontown rope drop.

    Fairy Godmother was outside of the castle near the Cinderella fountain for photos. I powered on by though, I wasn't going to let a character distract from getting on the rides as quickly as possible.

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    First up was Peter Pan, we walked right on. Then we headed on over to Snow White, another walk-on.

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    Then off to Winnie the Pooh. There was maybe a 5 minute wait for this ride. Already my feet were killing me! I was wearing my Crocs so the pain was from the damage I did to my feet the day before. I'm not a wussy when it comes to standing on my feet. In fact part of my job, at least occasionally is walking around our campus for 7 hours so my feet can take it, on a normal day. Today I felt like crying from the pain.

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    It was right around 9:30 when we got off of Pooh so we had finished most of Fantasyland, at least the part that we would be going on, in 30 minutes. We briefly contemplated riding Dumbo since we had never been on it, the line was not long but was very slow moving so we passed and just headed over to the Toontown rope drop.

    There was only one other family there when we arrived. I was surprised, I thought for sure there would be a bunch of people waiting. In fact there was hardly anybody there when the rope dropped, maybe a dozen families. I was shocked! Of course every single one of us was headed to the Fairies. We were lucky that they let us in a few minutes early as it was starting to sprinkle.

    The CM's walk you to the Fairies much as they do with Soarin. I am sure if they didn't people would be running and pushing. It was a fairly small crowd but you could tell some of the people were anxious to get in there.

    Mom and I were lucky and were second in line! The family in front of us had a cute little girl in a Tink costume! I wish I was a kid again so I could dress up! :laughing:

    They only let 3-4 families in to be "shrunk" at a time. The fairies spend quite a bit of time with each family so it is not surprising when you here reports of the line being very slow moving.

    First up was the Yellow Fairy (sorry I don't know their names)

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    Then Tink!

    She loved my Tink necklace. She talked to me for a bit, don't really remember about what.

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    I know I look HUGE next to her, especially in that shirt. She is so tiny, pixie-like you could say. ;)

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    I think this one is called Rosetta?

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    Happy to have gotten my Tink photo we made our way into the gift shop. I glanced up to see what the wait was for Tink and it was already at an hour! This was only 15-20 minutes after rope drop! I can only imagine it getting longer throughout the day.


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  8. englishrose47

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    Awesome pix Lessa !! Is ToonTown Rope Drop always 10am??
     
  9. PopArtGal

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    Yay! Tink!

    I can't wait to go see her!
     
  10. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Yep, sometimes they drop the rope early though.

    Make sure to get there for rope drop!
     
  11. cmp1111

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    Nice fairie pix! It's just one of those things I'm probably not ever going to see. ;)

    You know, I've not ever done Snow White, either. :confused:

    But you were good - following the "Parents with small children" plan from the UG. :goodvibes (Except that we have to do Dumbo first.)

    Your shoes are so cute! I'm sorry that your feet still hurt, though. :hug:
     
  12. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    When the boys get older you should just send them off on their own for a bit or have them do some father/son bonding while you go visit the fairies and the princesses. ;)

    Yep, I didn't want to start off in Frontierland as we would then have had to hike all the way back across the park to see Tink so I figured getting Fantasyland out of the way first was the best plan of attack.

    I did like the Crocs so I was glad that I bought them, they fit my feet very well and came in very handy with the rain, think Fay like weather. :headache:
     
  13. cmp1111

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    Good idea!

    Yikes!

    Yeah, my typically wonderful Teva flips failed me terribly during Fay, so I know what you mean.
     
  14. hollyluvsdisney

    hollyluvsdisney I was a Disney bride! Married at the Boardwalk on

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    I fell a bit behind on your TR but I'm all caught up now. Great updates! :thumbsup2 Your Dis meet looked like so much fun. Gosh, I can't believe how many of you there were. And all that lime green... :laughing: So cool that you guys were able to get a photopass photographer to capture the moment. And that's so awesome that Aurora posed for a picture with everyone!

    I LOVE all of your photos of the Flower & Garden topiaries. I can't even imagine the work that goes into creating them!
     
  15. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    If you had asked me a few years ago how I would feel about meeting up with a bunch of people I met on the internet I would have said "No way! That's crazy!" Now look at me, 4 Dis meets under my belt. ;)
     
  16. lazydoxy66

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    Yay! You got to see Tink and the gang. The pictures are so colorful. I really like the borders too.
     
  17. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    I LOVE the Fairies borders too, so pretty and colourful!
     
  18. englishrose47

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    Morning Lessa !! I may have to sneak off to Toon Town myself if the girls don't want to join me !! I used the same strategy for MK !! I was the first in line for Snow White and a walk on forPooh on Tuesday 19th!! Of course that was the day it rained NON STOP!!Did you find a lot of people saying how short he lines were !!:worship:I felt it added to the vacation not having huge lines .. so what if I was wet!!!:lmao:
     
  19. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    We actually didn't do a whole lot of line standing but I did notice that the parks did not seem all that crowded but I noticed that at Epcot on the day of the meet and it was nice out that day. :confused3 I think it was just the time of year.
     
  20. kaysmommie

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    Great update. Love the pics of you with the Fairies. We saw the same ones on Wednesday :goodvibes.
     
  21. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    It was a lot of fun visiting the fairies don't you think? I am so glad that they finally added a Tink meet and greet.
     

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