This is the last trip the 4 of us ever take to WDW. Nov 2-12 *FinalUpdate 3/19* Pg.59

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by that's nice, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Back when we first starting bringing Juliana to Disney, she had a knack of waking up at the break of dawn. Well, Christopher is following in her footsteps. He was awake a little before 6am. I was trying to keep him quiet, which was hard, but I let him play some games on the ipad and that seemed to keep him somewhat amused. I needed milk and for our breakfast which we were going to eating in the room and to fill up Melody's mug so I took Christopher with me for a Walk to El Centro. The quiet pool was very quiet...

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    The lake looked pretty neat with all the fog on it...

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    I'm not sure.. maybe the walk was tiring him out?

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    It was so weird. We were only in Rix for no more than 10 minutes. When we came out the fog was already burning off.

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    We ate breakfast in the room and were dressed and walking out the door at *GULP* 8:15! A quick ride to the studios and we were standing in line waiting for the park to open! I'm not sure if standing in line waiting for the CMs to let people through is actually considered rope drop, but there we were waiting. We were about 10 people from the turnstile and I was happy we were there early. DHS was opening at 9 and by 8:35 they were letting people in!!!! I grabbed everyone's pass one in the park and I walked briskly (no running here) to TSM to grab our fastpasses. The times move quick! I got our FPs at 8:48 and we had a return time of 9:55.

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    Melody, my mom, and the kids were still walking towards me..

    Looking past TSM towards the backlot tour..

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    Looking back toward VOTLM....

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    Everyone arrived and with a short wait, we hopped in the regular line to ride TSM!

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  3. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    The line said 5 minutes but it was closer to 10. Not a big deal... I think this is the first time we ever walked through the standby line.

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    Christopher was making a weird face here... LOL

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    Juliana was ready!

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    I rode with Melody and Christopher and Juliana rode with gram. We did ok.. It was hard holding Christopher and shooting.

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    We had a fun time and figured since the line wasn't too long we would head across the street to see Woody and Buzz. We were having fun while waiting in line...

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    Getting both Juliana and Christopher to look at us at the same time made for some challenges....

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    When it was our turn, Juliana ran right over and gave Woody and Buzz some super big hugs...

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    Christopher on the other hand, wasn't too sure about them.

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    After a few moments, Christopher did warm up to them.

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    We tried to get Juliana & Christopher to take a picture together but he was a little scared. So Juliana took one by herself.

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    I don't think he was too sure of Buzz....

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    After our pictures, we started gathering our stuff and Buzz walked over to my mom and started putting the moves on her. I guess he didn't want her to feel left out.

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    My mom was laughing and talking about this all day.


    Up next... what to do with all these fast passes???
     
  4. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I wish Claire would get up that early!!!! She is such a sleeper. But she would stay up all night of you let her.

    That funny face Christopher is making ...yeah, he's pooping! :lmao: :rotfl:

    We went through the standby line for the first time this trip too.

    That romantic Buzz sweet talking your Mom!!!!
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    I'll be back in a min to respond but are my pictures really big?

    They seem like they are sized different than normal... :confused3:confused3
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    I know... it could of made for a loooong week. :rolleyes:

    Yes, kids can eat different food. Luckily, our kids eat it but I know there is a separate menu if needed.

    We are eating there Saturday night so I'll let you know if there is any difference. :goodvibes





    Oh yea!!!!!! :banana::banana:

    Isn't that always the way? pirate:

    Hahaaaaa. Someday. Disney isn't going anywhere. :goodvibes




    Yup. That was Saturday 3rd.
    I love his little ears too. I wish he would wear them more. :goodvibes

    I usually don't add the extra sauce on the meat.... I can't add that extra step in- I'm too busy shoveling in the food. :rotfl:




    That is the difference. Juliana & Christopher are shot at night. You'll see.... :rolleyes1:rolleyes1

    You could be right.... but I don't recall that. If he was I'm sure I'd remember that smell on the ride since he was sitting with us. :lmao:

    :love::love:
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    OMG! I am laughing as i read your quote of mine and it said Granary arrived! LOL That was supposed to say Grama, but my kindle likes to do strange auto corrects. :lmao:

    They are kind of big, but not huge.
     
  8. KatMark

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    :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: time to ride TSM!
     
  9. KatMark

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    Will this update be done BEFORE you leave?
     
  10. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    luvin the update. Christopher looks like he's thinking if that dude comes any closer I'm going to scream in that pic with Buzz. :lmao:
    Love how Buzz tried to "sweet talk" your mum and luv Christopher's little face he's making in the pic with Melody and Ana
     
  11. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    That soft opening to DHS is much better than the TSM stampede.

    Can't wait to try it out in a couple of days. No chance I am running to get FP. :rotfl2:

    I will be lucky to walk to get them.... :rotfl:
     
  12. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Good thing you don't have a job that keeps you up late at night or anything.

    That is pretty cool.

    That counts as rope drop in my book.

    I don't think I've ever seen 5 minutes as the posted wait there! :eek:

    He who smelled it dealt it! :rotfl2:

    Wait till the third one arrives... :faint:

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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Of course he is... that's why he is strapped into the stroller. :rotfl2:

    YAY!!! We made it!!!

    Nope. We've only used FPs.

    Nah, I think he was trying to smile... :goodvibes

    Guess again. :rotfl2:

    Don't know... possibly. I'm uploading pictures now.. Maybe tomorrow? :confused3



    He ended up loving Buzz... he said Buzz for the rest of the week. :goodvibes



    It is... I forgot they got rid of the opening 'show' But walking over to TSM was pretty nice. :)

    I read last night they rent wheel chairs at OKW.... that is good to know. I might need one! :lmao::lmao:
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    No. not at all. He had me up with him at 5am this morning. :eek:

    2 of you said it was Rope Drop... then 'It is settled!'

    It is 5 minutes when there is only 100 people in the park! :rotfl2:

    :lmao::lmao:

    I'll call you in a few months for some advice.. :listen:
     
  15. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    No problem, but if you really need advice at 2 a.m., call Barry. :rolleyes1
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Good idea! At least it will only be 1am there. :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
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    Looks like Melody got a kick out of that. :rotfl2:

    I was thinking the same thing! :lmao: (I've seen that face before.) :laughing:
     
  18. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    so happy Christopher had a better experience with Mickey! such sweet photos! looks like he's going to be a Donald fan though :rotfl2:

    when we ate at Ohana's on Megans bday trip they really rushed the food too, if we ever go back want to go with more people, think it would be more fun!
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Not a flattering picture of her.. :rotfl:

    We all were laughing... Buzz is da man!

    I see a face similar to that 1-2 times a day. :crazy2:



    He does love his Donald doll. He plays with that all the time and barely plays with his Mickey doll. :goodvibes

    It is a fun restaurant when there is a lot of people with you.. ::yes::
     
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    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    I have to say, I kind of like the new opening better than the old stampede style rope drop. It really makes it a lot easier to actually get a Fastpass and then get in the standby line.

    And yes, that is definitely rope drop.


    By the way...

    Team Barry sucks! :thumbsup2
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    It was easy and I guess I can thank Christopher for waking up so early. :lmao:

    :woohoo::woohoo:


    Good call! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     

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