Thumping Our Way Through Disneyland.

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  1. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    You make that sound like a bad thing.

    I got an idea. You should go to Disneyworld!

    Now is that a nice way to treat your faithful readers?

    Was it from dust? Don't want you to get dust in your eyes? Is that it?

    Wrong park, too.

    It's pretty clear that you really liked the ride from your description of it. (Which was great BTW)

    Nope. It wasn't built yet last time I was there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwS66EBUcY

    Yeah... but it's worth it, isn't it?

    Maybe it's Schrodinger's escalator.

    :woohoo:

    You cut it??? :sad:

    I told you already. Wrong park!

    As long as you don't get Dopey.

    Nothing that a set of wrenches and an acetylene torch can’t fix.

    Future planning.

    That has to be the most convoluted and creative story I’ve ever heard to cover up incontinence. Next time, just don’t take the picture.

    And maybe cut down on the beer consumption? Nah.

    Cool. Did somebody get eaten?

    Wait… Didn’t you say that you were hungry?

    But did you do the hokey pokey?

    I’ll say! I’m sure that by now Uni has a much more efficient way of disposing of its problems. Like a large trapdoor that opens into a trash compactor.

    Why waste bullets?

    So did you finally get to see it? Or am I getting ahead of myself again.

    Water. Right. Uh, huh.

    I’ve seen it in bits and pieces, never the whole thing from start to finish… actually, definitely not the ending, since I have no idea how it ends. Oddly enough, I can’t bring myself to care.

    I was curious, so I googled it. 1995. Interesting to note that it’s in California, Japan and Singapore, but not Florida.

    Sounds like a lot of fun… provided you don’t mind getting wet. I’m thinking that Mike welcomed the opportunity to even out his wet areas.

    They all live happily ever after? Do the evil people reanimate as friendly zombies?

    Cool.

    I haven’t been able to find Coke with lime for ages! Maybe they don’t sell it up here anymore.

    Was it still there?

    Just wonderin’

    Ugh, can you imagine losing your wallet while on vacation? :sad2:

    WRONG P…. oh PRAC, nevermind.

    Never ever tick off an angry mother… just… don’t.

    I wonder if they found the wallet.

    Not quite sure here… So… Did you like this ride? You haven’t really made that clear.

    :lmao: Had anyone else done that earlier? Or was it a Bunny invention?

    To Grandmother’s house we go…

    Sorry, pretty cool about seeing WB though.

    But is it better or worse than Back to the Future?

    Me too. That’s hilarious. :lmao:

    I’ve often wondered about these types of displays. Do they not feed the birds for a day or so before the performance? Or do they fit them with color matched, feathered diapers?

    These are questions that need to be answered people!

    Yeah, stuff like that is cute for a bit… but then it gets old pretty quick.

    Unless it’s your kid, then it never gets old… downside is then people hate you.

    Been there. Done that. See Turtle Talk with Crush.

    It looks like she’s behind a roped off area. Any chance that she was actually a performer?

    That’s cool. I would’ve definitely loved to have seen them.

    Buy some?

    Heh. Sounds like a movie title from the golden age. The Case of the New Pins.

    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Paul Reubens

    They all died and turned into friendly zombies and lived happily ever after.

    I couldn’t disagree more. I don’t see a woman without makeup and too much sun. I see a couple of kids who just had an absolute blast that day. It’s a great pic!

    Just be glad he’s a guy. We only know 4 colors.

    Mrs. T, “Oh, look honey! The sign’s turned fuscia!”
    Mr. T, “Huh?”
    “Oh, look! Now it’s teal!”
    “Huh?”
    “Magenta!”
    “Huh?”
    “Indigo!”
    “Huh?”
    “Turquoise!”
    “Huh?”
    “Maroon!”
    “Huh?”
    “Red!”
    <click!>

    Where they lived happily ever after.

    Saw that one coming. All you needed to do was have Bunny Boy pull over, set up your tripod, attach the camera, set a longish shutter speed and voila. Oh, and stop any other cars in the area so they’re vibration wouldn’t blur the pic.

    Simple, no?

    ::yes::

    I’ll be waiting. Thanks for the great chapter(s) Heather. Especially all the ride descriptions and pics. :goodvibes:
     
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  3. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    Not necessarily a bad thing. I just know i've been neglecting you all and wanted to make up for it this time around.



    That my dear friend is the best idea EVER!



    I could have put [​IMG] afterwards. But I love you all and didn't think that would go over very well to all my faithful readers.



    You know, come to think of it. I believe the next day I was having issues with my eye, I wonder if all the dust Devastator kicked up while he was trying to suck us all in damaged my eye...:3dglasses



    I was waiting for that. Although, now for the holiday's that movie is on regularly and it's one of my all time favorites, so i incorporate when I can.



    Thanks, I hope I didn't go overboard with the descriptions.



    Well, the next time you go, which I hope is very soon, you will have to ride it. Although, hopefully by the time you go, Transformers will also be in Orlando, so you can compare.



    :worship: You just stole my '80's loving heart on that one! You rock!



    Yeah, I gotta admit, it is...



    Hmm...So the escalator is really there, and not there...Interesting. [​IMG]



    I'm glad someone likes it. :lmao:



    Yeah...I cut it. And not just a smidge either...I really chopped it off, And will actually be going back in today for a trim and color. T-Man wasn't too thrilled with the cut either. He's used to it now, but I don't think he like its.



    I'll never get it right...Never, ever, ever!!!! [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    The wrenches I may be able to get away with through security...the Acetylene torch may be a little tougher.



    I'm nothing if not creative...

    I did tell him when I took the picture that people were going to think otherwise after I told them the story...So he knew ahead of time.



    Everyone lucked out this time around. I'm a picky eater.



    It got pretty close.



    Good point, I didn't think about that. No wonder they took us out the back way...If we fell through a trap door, no one would be the wiser, and no one but the TM's would know we were there.



    Nope. Never saw it. When we finished eating we went back to see if it was open again and it was still closed down. We figured that was the universe's way of saying, we didn't need to see it.



    It is...Hey, even used beer is some percentage of water isn't it?



    Never cared to see it myself, it just didn't look interesting to me.



    Interesting that it would be in Japan and Singapore...Being that it was such a box office flop, you wonder what the ratings for the show were like oversees...if it was even showed out there.



    We didn't get as wet as we did at SeaWorld (That story will be my next chapter challenge). But it was rather fun.



    With the whole Zombie Apocolypse thing, I never thought about that...Between the Schrodinger escalator and the zombie's...this is quite the place. I'm amazed we got out of there alive.


    I don't even know if they still make it here. Although I've noticed these new coke machines popping up in more and more restaurants, that is the only place I have noticed them. :idea: If I find some, I'll see what I can do about mailing you a 6 pack.


    Surprisingly enough, it was. Or was it?!


    I know. i felt bad for whoever it was that lost it. The TM's were saying that they go through the entire ride at night once everything is shut down, to pick up those hats and what nots that people lost over the course of the day. So hopefully they ended up finding it that evening.



    :headache: D'oh (And FYI...That one IS the right park! :rotfl: )



    I can only imagine the beating that guy took later.



    Meh...it was alright.



    :lmao: Bunny invention...I like that. I don't remember anyone else doing it on the other 3 times we had gone.



    We thought it was pretty cool too. I just figured it was one of the sets from the backlot tour or something. It didn't seem that far off in the distance, but once we zoomed in enough, we realized what it was. pretty exciting stuff.



    It's been ages since i've been on Back to the Future, so I can't compare and contrast exactly. Simpsons is more of a roller coaster simulator. You are literally taking through on a roller coaster ride with the Simpsons, but it sort of jerks you around, and while it is in 3D, it's just a little too much for me. Maybe that's just me. I do remember enjoying Back to the Future back in the day. So I would have to say it was worse...but thats just from a dull memory.



    I've wondered the same thing. I tend to duck when a bird is flying over me in these types of shows. You just never know. And we have seen where a bird will land on the trainers and then do it's business. The trainers I'm sure are used to it so it's no skin off their back, but I don't think an audience member would appreciate going around the rest of the day like that.

    Although i do recall one of the shows we saw, probably the last time we were at WDW, one of the birds landed on an audience member as part of the show and ended up leaving them a nice gift.



    Yeah, you could tell who the kid was with, they were constantly laughing and clapping the whole time. The rest of us were just shaking our heads.



    That roped off area was the entrance and exit for the handicapped. It wouldn't surprise me if she was a performer, She was having fun while she was dancing. I know we got a video of it at some point. We'll have to look and see. I did notice that she didn't have the usual TM uniform on. So I'm wondering if she was just a volunteer or something. Who knows.



    They were pretty awesome to watch. I don't think i've ever seen a full show from them, Even when at WDW. So it was nice to sit back and enjoy it. And let me tell you, they could sing! I was very impressed.



    No. I contemplated it. I thought they would be great gifts for the office, but we were saving our money for HRC.



    "Here's looking at you, kid...I know you are, but what am I?"


    Right...Zombies...I forgot about those.



    You are too sweet! You're still trying to earn back that man card aren't you?


    :lmao::lmao::lmao:



    :goodvibes

    I couldn't get the boy to slow down, let alone pull over and do all that stuff...:rotfl2:



    Yay...At least we know we will have a couple of readers when we get back. I'm afraid of the amoking that could happen, but I trust you all...:eek: did I just say that out loud?

    Thanks for the breakdown Ponzi!
     
  4. Thumper_Man

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    Well everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting; between work and getting packed to go meet up with Nebo and Smidgy, I just didn't have time to post a chapter. I promise to tell you all about Carsland when we get back. Take it I still remember all the details by then. :laughing: I'll post on Nebo's thread from time to time. Talk to y'all when we get back.
     
  5. orangecats2

    orangecats2 All I want is Disney, Crocs and Vera Bradley

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    Have a GREAT time!!!

    When you come back you'll have to tell us what Nebo is really like. :hyper:
     
  6. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    Have a great trip you guys! See you when you get back.
     
  7. Thumper_Man

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    Lady H, D'SIS and I accomplished a first today, we drank around the world showcase at EPCOT today. We're feeling pretty good at the moment. At least until the morning comes around.
     
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  9. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    And you remembered it! :worship:
     
  10. smidgy

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    let's all set our alarms for 5 AM, and call the thumpers, and sing "it's a small world" .. very loudly!!!! :rotfl2:
     
  11. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    With the way my D'SIL was wanting to party when we came back to the room, we may have all still been up at that time. Luckily we, and the alcohol, talked some sense into her.
     
  12. MAGICFOR2

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    And you typed this so well, even when feeling "pretty good.":lmao:
     
  13. smidgy

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    really? she seemed so quiet. I would have liked to have gotten to know this "hidden" melissa!!!!

    (nebo will tell you, once alcohol gets my tongue moving, there's no shutting me up)
     
  14. smidgy

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    um... ponzie, you just shush now;)....
     
  15. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    Who, me? I never said a word... :rolleyes1:
     
  16. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    Yeah, it takes a few drinks for her to loosen up. But get those few drinks in her and she's a riot.
     
  17. nebo

    nebo <font color=red>sharkbait<br><font color=teal>Uh o

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    Ok, I'm getting there Heather, just read your first War and Peace installment.

    Transformers sounds reallly great, can't wait for it in Orlando, but I dind't understand Terminator 2-D. Isn't it
    Terminator 3-D in Orlando? Did they surgically remove a sense in California? Touch? Taste? Really, is it the same type of movie as in Orlando? And you took lots of great pictures that were included in your chapter, from Optimus to your Gluteus Maximus. :lmao: (that smiley shoud be lmgmo.)

    I just read you went drinking around the world; even we have never done something that stu,,,,,silly. You should have saved doing that for monday, I recall tuesday was a go nowhere day, I can't remember where you said you'd be throwing up on Monday.

    I'm having a hard tijme getting back into the flow, serious post trippum depression has set in and it's going to take a bit to get back yup to speed, all 14 mph.
    ok, back to it.
     
  18. nebo

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    I don't think Nebo really likes anything!

    Whoops, I forget when I'm commenting on breakdowns who's sayin' what. Great story telling Lady H, nice comments Ponzi.

    Of course they remembered it, Disney is very good about gibving out receipts after every purchase, after a few hours, they are all over your body, in alll your pockets, fanny packs, backpacks, rago pants, shoes, cig packs,,, Disney receipts are everywhere, down to the penny ,,, you cant' HELP but remember it!
     
  19. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    :cool1: Sweet!
     
  20. Mom&RN

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    With all the time I spend hanging around Nebo's TR I can't believe I just noticed that you two had a TR going also! So sorry I'm so late to the party. I just found your TR today so need to get caught up, I figure I have some time while you're at WDW. Hope you have a great time!
     
  21. bankr63

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    With all this talk of USH, I just wanted to mention that our tickets for USO arrived this morning :cheer2: 2+1 PTP passes. They'll be under the tree for the kids on Christmas morning.

    Pretty sure that I am the most excited person in the house still, but hopefully the tickets will start to spur some more excitement. Move, ticker move! :moped:
     

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