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

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Lifelong_Dreamer, May 31, 2009.

  1. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    Yep, in April. I think you posted on my TR. My dh had a convention in Orlando and asked me: "Wouldja Ya Like to Go to Florida" it was the name of my TR title.
    He took a picture with me in front of Simba and he cut Simba's head off.

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  3. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    Great updates Lessa!! Your pictures from Epcot are wonderful. I am sorry you were having foot problems. It looks like you got a lot done at MK that morning. The Tink pictures are fantastic, we can't wait to meet the fairies!
     
  4. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    :lmao: Too funny! Poor Simba!



    Yeah, my stupid feet were a major pain! Pun intended. ;)
     
  5. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Before leaving the gift shop I decided to buy myself a set of Minnie Ears. I had been wanting a pair for the past few years so I figured I should just let myself have them. :rotfl:

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    It was raining outside now, we didn't pull on the ponchos though as we were only to be going a short way over to Mickey's house.

    The line to meet Mickey was longer than I have ever seen it, probably due to the rain I imagine. As we entered the line I was given the red card that they scan to determine the wait time. I felt so special! :laughing:

    Needless to say my feet were in agony standing in that line. I probably looked like I was doing a little dance as I kept lifting up one foot and then the other to relieve the pressure.

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    To our delight Minnie was posing for pictures with Mickey that day. :thumbsup2

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    The rain had stopped after visiting Mickey so we celebrated a bit over not having to put on the ponchos.

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    Mom suggested that we ride Goofy's Barnstormer. We had never been on it and there was not much of a line so why not right?

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    Mom was terrified

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    Almost as soon as we got on the ride, before it even pulled out it started to pour. Needless to say that we got SOAKED on that ride, wetter than we would have ever got on Splash Mountain. I could see the CM laughing at the exit when I got off and squeezed the water out of my clothes.

    It was still pouring down nice and heavy, I saw that the train was loading passengers at the Toontown Station so I suggested to Mom that we make a run for it and ride it over to Frontierland.

    Once on the train we strained our clothes of water again and dug the ponchos out from the bag, we could tell we were going to need them.

    Well our plan to ride the train to Frontierland was foiled when they kicked us all off at Main St as they could not operate due to lightening in the area. :headache:

    Mom and I trudged our way up Main St and over to Frontierland. We decided to stop for lunch, as had everybody else it seemed, Pecos Bill was packed! Mom and I scouted out a table at the very back of the restaurant. Mom went to get our food while I saved the table. I saw another group of two looking for a place to sit so I invited them to share our table and they happily accepted.

    I had a plain cheeseburger for lunch, I think Mom did as well. Nothing spectacular but it hit the spot. After avoiding the rain for long enough we made our way back outside. It was barely raining now and the rides were operating again. We kept out ponchos on though, just in case. We headed over to Splash and the wait was non-existent so we joined the stand-by line. We pretty much walked non-stop up to the loading area.

    This was Mom's first big adventure of the trip, she had never been on Splash before and she is usually a big ride chicken so this was a big deal.

    We got seated in the last row, probably best for a newbie.

    Doesn't she look happy to be heading to her doom?

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    Well Mom survived the ride and actually liked it, she said the drop was not nearly as bad as she had thought.

    After we got off I grabbed a set of fastpasses so we could return later and we joined the queue for Big Thunder Mountain. Unfortunately the ride broke down and we did not get to ride. The good side of that though was that they gave us all a fastpass for any ride in the MK good until the end of the week.

    Well we just went straight back over to Splash Mountain and turned in our "free" fastpass and rode again. :laughing:

    Once again we got seated in the back row.

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    After our second round on Splash Mountain we decided to go over to Fantasyland and watch Mickey's Philharmagic. We chatted with a family while waiting to get in and they thought it was a ride. :lmao:

    I just love Philharmagic, probably my favourite attraction in the Magic Kingdom despite the fact that the Aladdin segment gives me vertigo.

    We headed back to Splash to use our fastpasses, our third ride on Splash Mountain in under two hours! Once again we got the last row on the log. :lmao:

    I was really disappointed when we got off as our ride photo didn't show up. They must have caught on to my rednecking of the photo. ;)

    Good news though! Thunder Mountain was back up and operating so we were able to ride it that day after all.


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  6. Hedy

    Hedy <font color=blue>I'm <s>22</s> 27 and I still kind

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    I like your Minnie ears (I'm jealous, they don't fit my large head).
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    :laughing: See I usually have that problem. Remember last years report and how my big head kept ripping the poncho? :lmao:
     
  8. tmkinney

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    All caught up! :thumbsup2 Love the Tink necklace and your Minnie ears. How cool all the Dis'ers could meet up like that! :goodvibes Love the photopass pictures, I hadn't seen the one before holding the balloons - very cool! Too funny about your mom in the dark theater! :rotfl:
     
  9. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Thanks! I wear my Tink necklace almost everyday, one of my favourite pieces of jewelry.

    I wear my Minnie ears around the house all the time too. I wonder what my co-workers would think if I showed up to work wearing them? They would probably think I had finally gone completely loonie. :rotfl:
     
  10. KatGarcia

    KatGarcia Just Keep Swimming.

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    Love the Minnie Ears!!! I may need to get me some of those. And how cute the pic of you with Minnie too! Go Mom for getting onto Splash!!!!
     
  11. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :laughing: Let's see if she gets on any more of the thrill rides... ;)
     
  12. teruterubouzu

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    Your mom looks very excited to meet her doom on Splash!

    The minnie ears are adorable! Think I can convince my brother he should wear some?
     
  13. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Maybe! Erich voluntarily wore mine. He just picked them up and put them on. :rotfl:
     
  14. princessjv

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    I love that you offered another party of two to share your table. What a great DIS'r you are! I bet you never in a million year would have thought that you would get drenched on Barnstormer? I hope there wasn't too many little ones on the ride with you, that would scare the pants off of most little ones.
     
  15. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    The place was packed and there were no open tables so I felt it was only right. No point hogging up a whole table to just ourselves when people needed to find a seat and we had plenty of room. Someone did this for us later in the trip so it must have been karma paying us back for the good dead. :thumbsup2

    :laughing: It was kind of fun riding in the pouring rain, exhilarating. Not so fun when we got off though and had to walk around in our soaking wet clothes. On a nice sunny and hot day I don't mind getting wet on a ride like Splash but I hate getting drenched on an overcast rainy day as you just know it will take forever to dry out.

    I didn't see/hear any scared kids so they handled it well it seems. :thumbsup2
     
  16. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    they either thought you were dancing in line or had to go to the bathroom
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  17. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :laughing: That too
     
  18. momrek06

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    Awww..Lessa, you are too cute!! I love your outfit in this last post!! The blue top and white shorts along with your new crocs!!! :goodvibes AND to top it off, some NEW ears!!! ::MinnieMo I am so glad Mom went on SPLASH! It is very intimidating BUT as she found out the drop is over in seconds. SPLASH is my FAV ride that FREAKS me out but yet I LOVE it so!!!!!!! :yay: Great pics with all the Fairies!! Tink is adorable!!! :tinker:
     
  19. hollyluvsdisney

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

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    Your pictures with Mickey and Minnie are too cute! I :love: the Minnie ears!

    Barnstormer looks like fun. I've never ridden it, but I want to! Crazy that you guys got so wet. I'll have to remember to ride it when there is no rain in the forecast!
     
  20. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Mom was all about being adventurous and trying out "scary" rides this trip. Well to a point... ;)

    Barnstormer is one of those rides that often gets overlooked. Most adults dismiss it as the kiddie coaster so don't bother with it. If the line is not long you should try it but I would not wait for more than 10 minutes max to get on it.
     
  21. englishrose47

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    Evening Lessa!! Your Mom is much braver than me !! I went on Barnstormer once with Kyle figuring it's a kid ride !! I about died !! Thank goodness Kyle was ther so I contained my terror ! Sooo I know Splash would be out for me !! Now I did go on TT again this year and Judy was very impressed!!!
     

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