TR - A Gregarious Ghostly Gallivant - Final Thoughts Finally Posted!

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  1. Yakety76

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    We love Goofy's Kitchen. How cool that Pocahontas was there!!
    Everyone looks like they had a great time.
     
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  3. mnmrmustard

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    I'll have to check on the make and model, but I know it is much shinier than the other student's flutes ;-] Hope the sound worked for ya this time.

    Yes, Pocahontas was an unexpected extra :goodvibes
     
  4. mnmrmustard

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    Day 4 dawned early for the kids and I. We had gotten to sleep at a decent hour and I had slept pretty well, as had the kids. Unfortunately Roxy was on a down turn and it was going to be her day to hibernate :-[

    So the kids and I ate breakfast in the room as quietly as we could and then headed out the door with Kris taking pics. He caught a shot of my scruffy mug
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    Then our Beanie Girl
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    He took a pic of a Tomorrowland portrait hanging in the elevator lobby on our floor
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    Bean did some more of her patented dance moves while we waited for an elevator
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    We strolled through DTD and security and got a decent place in line for the 8am opening. Our plan today was to hit all of the "classics". Bean wanted to try the sword again, so Kris took pics of her while Kyra and I got in line for Peter Pan.
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    While we were waiting we had two cool little encounters. First was running into Noreen (Husker Mickey) and her Hubby. I had made a custom LGMH for her and I happened to be wearing my LGMH custom T from out trip to WDW the previous year :-] It was the only DISer I ran into the whole trip but I was glad to have met her - yay! I unfortunately didn't have the camera or I would have grabbed a pic of us together.

    Kris and Bean joined us and we continued winding through the line. Bean was being cute
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    And I was hanging in there with cold meds on board and a water to sip on
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    We came around a bend and there was a young couple in the next isle and the young lady complimented me on one of my pins, a Donald Duck on a snow sled. She said she has several in that series, but not that one. She was really bashful and I asked her if she wanted it.

    She started beaming and said "really? all i have is this one to trade" and showed me a Mickey and the Beanstalk pin. I said "sure" and we made the trade. We wound back through another loop and came past them again and she was so happy and thanked me again - yay for those little Disney moments!

    We jumped on the ride after that, I think I rode with Pumpkin Girl. Only one shot came out from the ride, one of Wendy and the boys
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    We rolled straight on to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride after that (sorry to all you east coaster's who don't get a chance at this classic). It was a fun one - Bean and I rode it together.
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    From there it was on to Pinocchio! Kris went to work capturing as much of the ride as he could.

    Working for Stromboli
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    I think he wasn't completely truthful
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    Hi Jiminy!!!!
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    The boys are having a good time
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    Lots to do and see on Pleasure Island
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    Anyone hungry?
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    Foulfellow and Gideon taking part in the fun
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    Oh No!!!!
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    Poor misguided youth
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    Look out, its MONSTRO!!!!
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    Gipetto looking for Pinocchio
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    Jiminy makes another appearance
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    When you wish upon a star
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    Home again (Blue Fairy was unfortunately drowned out by the flash)
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    There she is!
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    The day continues soon - whoohoo!
     
  5. mnmrmustard

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    We got off and cruised right into Snow White's Scary Adventure.

    Recipe for the Poison Apple outside
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    ...and inside
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    scaaarrryyyyy
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    7 Dwarves cottage
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    Pie smells good
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    Cookoo!!!
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    Is anyone home?
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    Here comes bad news
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    Just hitch that to my car, okay?
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    More sparkly stuff
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    even more
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    Bad buzzards
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    Casting her evil spell
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    Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble
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    The evil results
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    May I come in?
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    Dopey isn't certain about this plan
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    ...but Doc is
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    We finished the adventure and bean insisted we take a picture of the raven at the exit platform. It had to be hurried because the CM needed us out of the way for the next set of riders to be able to get off.
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    From there we went around the corner to Alice in Wonderland. We were happy to be able to ride this one specifically because it was closed when we were last here in 2005. It was the longest wait we had in Fantasyland, about 15 minutes. The rest of the rides were 5 to 10 minutes at most - whoohoo!

    The door welcomes us
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    Its Tweedle Dee!
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    Dee and Dumb
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    Yes, you got it - he's late ;-]
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    Little butterfly
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    Singing rose
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    More of Alice's Adventures to come!
     
  6. mnmrmustard

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    We continue on our ride through Alice's eyes.

    Cute rocking horse
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    Purty
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    There's that huka-smoking catepillar
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    Meow
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    Cheshire cat having some fun
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    Hear those horns
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    Stop! .......Hammertime!
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    Bush maze mural
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    Painting the roses
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    Marching in circles
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    Oh my!
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    OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    We came out and Kris caught a quick shot of the Matterhorn
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    Which way now?
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    Cheshire's smiling face says goodbye to us
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    By now it was just about time for Adventureland to open and we wanted to take a ride with Indiana Jones, so we rolled out of Fantasyland with Kris snapping pics as we did the Disneyland Fastwalk
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    The line was already stretching back for IJ, so I stopped in and grabbed FPs for a bit later in the day. We kept walking and saw that there was no wait for PoTC, so we jumped on it - yeehaww!

    After that we headed towards Jack's Haunted Mansion and on the way saw Ooogie Boogie hard at work
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    The line wasn't bad, the side route going past the pet cemetary wasn't even open yet. Kris took a shot of the carriage as we waited.
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    Notice Pumpkin Girl with her camera in that pic? I've been trying to get her to download her pics so I could add them to the fun, but she's being a little procrastinator. I think I'll be taking matters into my own hands this weekend and do it for her ;D

    Tic toc
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    Kris gave the camera to Kyra and she caught a great pic of me coughing - lol
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    I gave her a "look" for that one
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    She got a shot of Kris and I in the foyer of the mansion
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    Coming up next time, our trip through the mansion and then a big Splash!
     
  7. lovebuzzandwoody

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    :happytv::happytv: Two great big TV laughs for you!

    Great update! Cool that you had such short wait times. Sorry that Roxy was feeling worse though. Hopefully she was better the next day.
     
  8. kaoden39

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    Great update. I really enjoyed it like always. And Jack Mansion I am jealous. One of my favorites.
     
  9. prettyprincessbelle

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    Cold medicine saves the day again! Woo!!

    That was really super nice of you to trade that lady for that pin. Disney magic it is!!!

    Can't wait for more!
     
  10. Yakety76

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    Great update. Love all the pictures in Fantasyland. :cool1:
     
  11. Trentmom

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    Great update as usual

    Sorry to hear Roxy was feeling bad again. Hope she better the next day :goodvibes

    That is so awesome that you have a Pinocchio and an Alice in Wonderland ride

    Then I see you have Indiana Jones. I so have go to get us there in the next year or 2 :woohoo:

    That was very nice of you to trade that pin with the lady :wizard:
     
  12. mnmrmustard

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    Hehe, thankyew thankyew! Yes, I was happy to have been able to go through Fantasyland before the place got too busy. :) Yeah, it was a real bummer that Roxy was feeling so bad, but I was glad she was able to rest. And yes, it did help her :goodvibes

    Thank you Michele, I'm just glad I finally got myself together enough to get an updated posted :lmao:

    Yup, yay for Dayquil! And that was my first pin trade with a non-CM - we're still total n00bs at it. Great to be able to make someone happy by doing something so simple.

    Thank you very much! :) :goodvibes

    She's a trooper and had really held things together while I was down for the count. And a day of resting can do a lot ...just wish it hadn't been on ToT night.

    It was certainly fun finally doing Alice and Pinocchio brings back some great memories from my own childhood :-] IJ is fun, but with its knock you around ride style (just like Dinosaur at AK) I'm happy with just one time through ;)

    Yup, happy pin trading moment :woohoo:
     
  13. mnmrmustard

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    Hey All!

    When we left off the kids and I were in the lobby of the Haunted Mansion. Kyra had the camera, Kris and Bean were goofing around, and I was trying not to cough ...hehehe.

    Pumpkin Girl took a shot of the Skellington garland inside
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    We went into the "Stretching Room" and got a visit from Jack (great capture by Pumpkin Girl!!!)
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    Oogie Boogie said hello
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    The camera was still set on manual settings with no flash, so most of the pics that Pumpkin Girl tried for turned out reeaaaaalllyyyy blurry. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

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    I love this one of Jack :-D
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    We walked out of there and went straight into the line for Splash Mountain. Standby was only a few minutes wait and soon we were arranging ourselves and making sure the camera was protected.
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    PumpkinGirl was in front with Bean behind her, then me with the camera and Kris behind me. We set out on our journey and I caught a bit of the Columbia through the trees
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    I just missed catching a shot of some other adventurers going down the big drop
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    I spotted a bird house and some old mill gears
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    Vegis galore!
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    Who's house is that?
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    Here comes Slippin Falls - whoohoo!
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    Then we were inside and were greeted by a happy snowman-style jack-o-lantern and some feathered friends
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    That bird looks distracted
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    And that sure is a dangerous place for a frog to be!
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    More SplashTastic fun ahead!
     
  14. kaoden39

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    I have never been on Splash Mountain. I so plan on changing that status next time we are there.
     
  15. mnmrmustard

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    On we went into the world of Brer Rabbit and his friends. Next up was a fishin' bird
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    Some drinkin' birds
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    And a jammin' bird
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    Braer Bear was having some difficulties
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    Not sure what Brer Fox was up to here
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    Here comes Rabbit and Turtle
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    Aren't they cute?
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    Brer Rabbit heading down the railroad track
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    Brer Bear really wanted that honey!
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    A crooning bird
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    Fox having fun
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    Patriotic Birds
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    A whole passle of singers
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    Oh NOOOO!
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    They're sad for him
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    Here comes the river boat!
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    Brer Fox might end up being someone's dinner there
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    Bye river boat!
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    And ole Brer Rabbit came out okay
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    Before we took the plunge I made sure to tell Bean to lean one way while I leaned the other. Unfortunately I forgot to tell Kris to lean left too so he was swallowed by my hat :-[
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    We made it out pretty well with minimal soakage and the camera stayed nice and dry. When we came out I saw that it was time to use those FPs for Indiana Jones!!!!
     
  16. Trentmom

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    Enjoying your update

    Your splash mountain looks slightly different than ours in spots



    I love all the cool shots Bean got with the camera settings on wrong...very eerie..love it :thumbsup2
     
  17. mnmrmustard

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    We high-tailed it from the Splash Mountain exit back to the FP entrance for Indiana Jones. Pumpkin Girl took the lead
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    They took turns jockeying for position as we wound our way into the tomb
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    There were some intricate carvings to be found
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    These adventurers didn't fare so well
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    Listen to the signs or *ffzzzzzzppppppttttt* "aaaahhhhhh!!!!"
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    Lots of gear left over from the last expedition
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    Why the blindfold?
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    We got on the ride and had a great time being bounced through the adventure. No pictures attempted in that dark jostling mess ;-]

    It was a bit before opening time for CA so we headed out of Disneyland and rolled over to California Adventure. I wanted to hit TSM before it got too busy, so we made a beeline for Paradise Pier.

    Unfortunately a lot of others had that same idea so we ended up getting there in time for a 45 minute wait. I sent Kris over to Cali Screamin' with our tickets so he could get FPs for it. When he came back he was out of breath but happy
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    Soon we were in front of Mister Potato Head, who was very entertaining
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    He did the ear gag
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    We wound around for a while and Bean decided she was tired ;-]
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    But the line moved just fast enough so she couldn't properly rest, but at least Pumpkin Girl was keeping a better attitude
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    Kris was bored and tried to pick on Pumpkin Girl ....his mistake
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    Bean's attitude improved
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    And soon enough we were in sight of the ride vehicles
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    We read some of the marquees
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    The ride was a real blast, worth the wait ...but not twice in one day. I took a quick shot of the antique living room on the way out.
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    We still had some time to kill before our FPs kicked in, so we grabbed some churros and waters and got in line for Mickey's Fun Wheel. We of course got on a moving one. Bean was talkative as Pumpkin Girl was taking it all in
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    Kris was having a good time
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    That'll be it for the moment, I'll get rolling with some more a bit later in the weekend. I hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving!
     
  18. kaoden39

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    I love that Ferris Wheel. It has such great views. I enjoy seeing everything from up there.
     
  19. mnmrmustard

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    Really? Ya gotta give it a go - lots of fun and great on a hot day :goodvibes

    Thanks Sharky ...and I'll have to take your word for your Splash being different, it was closed when we were at WDW. Yes, those shots came out pretty cool and fitting with the Halloween theme :thumbsup2

    It was my first time on it and I agree, great view and a good relaxing ride :)
     
  20. Trentmom

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    That is so cool you have an actual Indiana Jones ride and not just a show.

    Did you say it is as jerky as Dinosaur?


    Great pics as usual :thumbsup2
     
  21. mnmrmustard

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    I like that there is some variation - the ride and the show are both great. And yes, the ride car and experience is just like Dinosaur, just a different setting ;)

    Thanks on the pics :goodvibes
     

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