UPDATE 11/18! - WDW w/an Obsessive Planner,an Ex-Soldier,a Marine, & a Drama Queen

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  1. jordanyosh

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    Have a great time!!!!
     
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  3. Simba22

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    Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

    It's 1:04am on 10/5...I just finished doing "everything" and I do mean EVERYTHING!
    Let me tell you about my day, shall I?

    Ok, I got up this morning at 7:30am to bring Lumar to his friends house, as they had a meeting for all of the stores in the district at 9am, in a town about 45 minutes away. So Lumar's friend, Angel, said he would drive. I drop Lumar off at Angel's house at 8am. On my way home, I stop and pick up an egg & cheese sandwich from Burger King (I'm obsessed with them, I don't know why but I seriously eat breakfast there almost everyday). I get home around 8:20am, sit down and eat my breakfast while flipping through the newspaper. At 8:30am, I start making a cheesecake for Lumar. He was upset that I was making one for my friend at work and I never made one for him in the 4 years we have been together, so I make him one...at 8:30 in the frickin' morning.

    At 10:57, the stupid thing is FINALLY done baking so I stick it in the fridge and run upstairs to start work (my shift starts at 11am). I work until 4, then take my lunch, during which I take a shower. At 4:30 I am officially on vacation! I run out the door to pick up Erika from the train station (did I ever mention she lives in New York City?) After I get her, we drive 15 minutes to meet my friend so I can give her the birthday cheesecake and some scratch-off tickets, which she won $104 on! At 5:15, we head to the nail salon.... here is where things get sticky...as usual.

    Yesterday, Lumar and I were at Target and I saw the lady who does my nails, Vi, there. I told her that I forgot to call and make an appointment but I told her I was coming in today around 5:30pm. Not knowing that she actually put me on her schedule, when Erika and I showed up, there was a couple woman who RAN IN ahead of us and sat down. One of the other girls that works there, Lisa, said to me and Erika "don't you guys have an appointment?" And me, in my infinite wisdom says "no." :headache: < this is what I look like after smacking my own forehead a dozen times. So Vi says to me "yeah you made an appointment...." Then one of the two women who went rushing past us in the parking lot (who was very scary, I might add) says "well she just said she didn't have an appointment!" So now I panic and say the first thing that comes to mind....which is NOT "oh I wasn't talking to her, we both have appointments" instead it was "I have an appointment, she (pointing to Erika) doesn't." Yes, I'll wait while you all smack me upside the head......

    So Vi takes me right away, but now poor Erika has to sit around and wait for both of those other women to go. How STUPID could I be?? Clearly, Vi and Lisa were both trying to help me out and I was just too dumb to realize it. So Vi is just about done with my manicure when Erika FINALLY gets to go. And guess who she gets? SLOW LADY!!!! (for those who didn't read the last TR, this is the lady who does a really good job but takes FOREVER!) 3 people went and had manicures and pedicures, and another woman came in and had a pedicure done, in the time it took for Erika to get a complete manicure and halfway through a pedicure! Tell me why we were still sitting there at 10 after 7!?

    Ok, so we leave the nail place and I need to drop Erika off at her cousin's house which is like 35 minutes away. Meanwhile, Lumar is calling me every 30 seconds to find out where I am because he has to go into work tonight for an inventory at his store. He told me he didn't have to be there until 9pm. Of course at 8:23pm he calls all upset that I'm not home yet, because he "wanted to get there early." I was like YOU TOLD ME 9!! He said "I figured you knew that I would to get there early." AHHH!!!

    Ok so I fly like I'm already on the RnRC down a dark highway, hoping I don't get pulled over, and get home at 8:40pm. I bring him out to the mall for his inventory and get home at 9pm. Now it's time to pack the bunnies. Thankfully they were actually very well behaved this time and I was able to just scoop them right into their carrier, and the woman they are staying with is also a bunny owner so I didn't need to bring half the stuff I own because she already has it at her house. I leave here at 9:15, and go to drop them off. I don't leave until 10:10pm. When I get home it's about 25 after and now I have to finish packing! I break out the packing list and keep going over and over it making sure I have everything I need. :laundy:

    At 11pm, Lumar calls and says that he's going to be really late tonight because their computers froze and they had to start all over again which they were just doing now. :sad2: Erika gets home from her cousin's house at about 11:30 and I go up to the attic to help her get a suitcase down for Mike, who won't be home until morning.

    I finally finished packing at about 12:30am and then I sat down to balance our checkbooks. And that brings us to where we are now. My back is killing me and my eyeballs want to go to sleep but I know that as soon as I fall asleep, Lumar will call me to come and get him. Oh, and we have to get up early again in the morning so we can go visit his mom and say goodbye before we go. Plus, I need my Burger King :rotfl: Mike is leaving Base at 8am so he should be home around 10am, just in time for us to leave for my dad's house!

    Goodnight everyone! I'll talk to you all when I get back next Sunday! :grouphug:
     
  4. DinDin233

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    Hope you're having a great time! I can't wait to hear about CSR! :banana:
     
  5. Simba22

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    Hey everyone! :wave: Just wanted to let you know that we're back :sad1: and, hopefully I can start my TR tomorrow... Erika has some of our pics on her camera so I just have to get her SD card and upload them to my computer!

    And BTW, Lumar and I are already planning two trips to The World for 2008! lol
     
  6. jordanyosh

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    So when are you going to start the PTR for those 2 trips in 08?;)
     
  7. Simba22

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    Friday October 5

    Ok so here it is, my first official trip report post.

    We left for Disney today. The End.

    KIDDING!!

    We woke up at 8:30am on Friday morning and packed out "last minute stuff" like toothbrushes and all that jazz. Mike called shortly after we got up and said he was already on his way and would be home right around 10am.

    Lumar and I went to his mom's house, arriving there just after 9. We stayed until 9:45 then left. I needed to stop and get gas so I stopped at the closest station, and as luck would have it, the first pump I pulled up to wasn't working. But was there an "Out of Order" sign on it? NO! So I had already turned the car off and gotten out and was trying to swipe my card before I realized (after the 4th swipe) that this just wasn't happening. So I get back in the car and drive around to another pump. Thankfully this one was working.

    We got home at 10:05 and Mike was already there...but can someone explain to me why he and Erika were down in his bedroom STILL PACKING?? I was under the impression that she had taken care of all of this last night. We didn't leave home until 10:40 and then had to stop at Burger King for breakfast (except Lumar who is "not hungry"). We got to my dad's at 11:50, all of us went in the house to make pit stops while Dad loaded all of our luggage into his car and then we were off! We arrived at the airport at 12:38, check in and print out our boarding passes to find that our flight that was supposed to be leaving at 3:15 was now not leaving until 3:30. Security only took about 5 minutes. As soon as we get through security, The Lumar states that he is now hungry but he doesn't want to stop and get anything right now while we are standing in front of the food places. :sad2: So we walk all the way down to our gate, which, as usual, is the very last gate all the way at the end of a very long walkway. I sit down and Mike says that he's going to go back to the food court area to get something to eat and asks Lumar if he's coming. Lumar says no. Seriously, I had to actually argue with him to get him to go with Mike to get something to eat. This was at 25 after 1. I told him that we still had 2 hours before our flight was leaving and then it was a 2.5 hour flight to Orlando. I don't know if that is what convinced him or if he just didn't feel like hearing me nag, but he got up and went with Mike to get food. He came back with....are you ready for this?.... cashews. That's it. One tiny little plastic package of cashews. Of course, Mike was no help....he got Fig Newtowns and a pack of chocolate chip cookies. Keep in mind that dinner is not until 9pm.

    For the next two hours, Mike slept, Lumar listened to music, dozing off occassionally. I did a couple word search puzzles, and Erika spent her time on her laptop on PerezHilton.com. It's a tabloid type website that keeps up on all the gossip with the trashiest of the trash in Hollywood (ie Paris, Nicole, and Britney, etc). I found out this day that Erika is absolutely obsessed with celebrity gossip. :eek: (this is me, losing brain cells while she blabbers on about people I couldn't care less about) Oh an while we were sitting there waiting, Erika's manicure started chipping. After all that we went through yesterday for it, it chipped off before we even got on the plane. :headache:

    So remember how our flight was supposed to leave at 3:30? Well, we didn't start boarding until 3:30. As we were settling into our seats, the theme music from that HBO series "Six Feet Under" was playing on the cabin radio or whatever it is... And this kid sitting next to us and back one row kept saying things about "just in case I die today," and talking about planes that crashed into each other and on and on. I wanted to punch him. He was 15 years old. His dad kept telling him to shut up, but this kid just wasn't getting it. So I turned on my Ipod and listened to "Stars & Motor Cars." Of course I had to turn it off for take-off but the kid has stopped speaking at this point and the two women in front of us were talking about their ADR's which I thought was pretty funny.

    We landed at 6:30pm and although it wasn't raining at the time, it clearly had been raining only minutes before we arrived. It was still very humid though. We headed straight for the DME counter...YAY no line!! Mike and I checked in and went and got in the CSR line, which supposedly (according to the sign) was shared with AKL. Not too bad, considering they are so close to each other. We loaded onto the bus and sat there for 40 minutes. I don't know why, but we did. At 7:35pm we finally left the airport and the driver says we are stopping at POP first! WHAT?!?! That's like no where near CSR! We have Blizzard Beach and MGM in between us! So I cry internally, thinking we are never going to make it to our dinner ressie on time and on a Friday night, Planet Hollywood is going to be packed. We finally arrived at CSR at 8:45 and Mike and I checked in. Our CM was also named Mike and he was really nice and QUICK! That's what I'm talking about! After waiting 45 mnutes to check in at ASMo in December, 5 minutes to check in at CSR was HEAVEN! And he surprised Mike and Erika with their gift baskets right there at the counter! My camera was not accessible, but Mike had his in his pocket so I took a picture but Erika has the SD card with her right now so I can't show you the pic until later. Sorry :rolleyes1 Erika cried. Mike had one of those poo-eating grins on his face which means he was happy.

    We were in Casitas 5, on the second floor, rooms 5241 & 5242. They were adjoining rooms which was cool. Here is Erika with her Princess Ears (I don't know what Mike is doing there...just ignore him)

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    At 8:55 I called PH and the lady I spoke to was really nice and said that as long as we had a ressie, they can get us in for dinner whenever we get there. THANK YOU JESUS!! We were soo hungry! So we run to the bus stop and I took this picture of Lumar waiting patiently for the DTD bus to arrive:
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    When we got to Planet Hollywood, there were two girls and a guy standing at the booth. One girl was on the phone, the 2nd girl just stood there and did not acknowledge us, but the guy said "can I help you?" He wasn't in a uniform or anything so I had figured that he was a boyfriend or something waiting for one of the two girls to get off of work, but when I said "we have reservations" he goes "Oh OK, she'll be with you in one moment, she's on the phone with the manager." So maybe he was an employee and his shift just ended...who knows. But regardless, the two girls who were actually on the clock could have been a little more "interactive," we'll say. When Girl # 1 got off the phone, she took our info and said we could be seated right away so she gave us a little ticket and told us to go inside and up to the 2nd floor and someone would meet us there. We go up and get seated and our waitress comes over. I can't remember her name for the life of me but she was great! She was so nice even though she did spill water on Mike! He deserved it though! No, seriously, she did spill water on him but it was just a little bit, on his arm, and it was an accident so we didn't hold it against her. Plus she didn't make us split the check to use the two $15 vouchers we had, she just took $30 off the total bill. I got the Turkey Club with a Bananarama, both were DEE-LISH! Mike got the Shrimp Alfredo and a Bananarama. He said that everything was good but he was still hungry after finishing his meal so he thought that the portion could have been bigger (you also have to understand that Mike is on a high calorie diet, as he is trying to "build muscle" so he eats constantly, all day long. I probably would have eaten half of his plate and been full) Erika got the Salmon and loved it, and Lumar got the Pulled Pork Sandwich which he said was very good, as well. So overall it was a good meal, with great service, and we all had a fun time!

    When we got back to the room it was close to midnight. I went into my bag to get out the schedule for tomorrow and lo and behold, I left it home! So I called my sister and had her email it to me. I logged onto the internet with my crappy little cell phone and later realized that both Mike & Erika brought their laptops and the cell phone was totally unnecessary. We went to bed around 12:30am.

    Next up: Disney Studios - Day 1 (with a lot more pics! I promise!)
     
  8. jordanyosh

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    Get start!!!!!!!
     
  9. ILMICKEY

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    Yaaaaaaay, you're back!!

    I was really concerned when you said Lumar wouldn't eat. I figured, yep, as soon as he gets on the plane, he will suddenly be hungry, like last time!

    I'm so glad they liked their baskets. She looks cute with her princess ears.

    Thanks for the postcard. But I got in trouble. My son said "why do you keep giving people on the internet our address"??:confused3 I PREACH this stuff when they are online, so I guess I deserved it.

    But really, it said it was from Mickey right??

    I am so ready to hear all about your trip. And 2 for next year, WOOHOO!! Lucky you. I'm trying to figure out how to plan a girls only trip sometime next year. I dunno, guess we will play that one by ear!! When are you going??
     
  10. DinDin233

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    Yay Simba you're back!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

    Great start to the trip report...sorry it took you so long to get down there. :mad: But at least check-in at CSR was a breeze!!

    So how was CSR???? Can't wait to hear more!!
     
  11. Hedy

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    Great start. I love Planet Hollywood.
     
  12. Simba22

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    You know, it's funny because Lumar said the same thing to me when I requested the FGM cards a few weeks back. Don't these men understand that this is the DIS?? We're all crazy but we all have the same goal: to be in WDW!

    Right now we are looking at March and again in October but I told him last night that I really want to move out of my parents house and into our own place before the end of next summer so we may be scaling this back to March only, since we already have a confirmed trip with my parents to Aruba in July. We just don't have that kind of money for three vacations!


    DinDin: CSR was GORGEOUS and we have both decided to try and stay there as often as possible for all future trips. The Pepper Market was a bit confusing at first but I'll get into it later in the report.

    Hedy: I love Planet Hollywood too! I don't understand why so many people hate it but oh well! More for me and you!
     
  13. Marion

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    Welcome home! That's so cool... we were actually in the same building as you guys :) This was our home from Oct 3-11...

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  14. Simba22

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    Howdy neighbor! Wasn't is beautiful there? I loved it! Lumar and I were discussing our next trip, possibly in March and we priced it out... To stay at CSR is like $700 more than to stay at a value but I think I've been spoiled... I dread going back to values now! They are so noisy and chaotic compared to CSR!
     
  15. Simba22

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    No more bagels, Erika's first ToT & RnRc ride, and Mike gets a freebie

    We woke up on Saturday morning to one of the worst things you can see on a Disney vacation....RAIN! The wake up call came at 7:30 but clearly I was NOT getting up that early so I went back to sleep and got up at 8:05. Since The Lumar tends to take a while getting ready, I made him get up and take a shower and when he got out at 8:20 I called over to Mike & Erika's room to get them up.

    We left for MGM right around 9am and got to ride on one of the newer Disney buses. There seemed to be more room in the aisle and the seats were new and cushioned - really nice! It wasn't raining anymore but it was foggy and getting very humid. When we got to MGM I took this picture on the way in:
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    Ok so there is that little cart right outside the main entrance and of course we had to stop to play! Here is Erika doing her best Nicole Richie impression:
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    And here are Mike & Lumar being ridiculous... yes Mike has on the Minnie Ears:
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    Ok so we go over to RnRc to get FP's and they have a return time of 11:35-12:35. We are greatful for this because it gives us enough time to eat breakfast. So we head back to Starring Rolls, which is jam packed (as usual) and (as usual) they are out of bagels. Well, of course, we were all looking forward to getting bagels. So now Mike is frustrated, Erika keeps looking at me like I'm an idiot for coming here for breakfast, and Lumar is thisclose to having a meltdown because he "doesn't like anything else." I asked one of the girls behind the counter if they were making anymore and she said no. So I do what I do best and make lemonade with my lemons. I grab a tray and head to the back of the hut/shanty that they should totally refurb and make bigger, and I grab a cinnamon bun, an apple danish, and an orange juice. Mike follows suit and grabs a croissant, a chocolate chip cookie, and a cinnamon bun. Erika happened to see the food that was in the refrigerated case and decides she is going to get a croissant and the salmon platter. Lumar is still complaining that there aren't any bagels, but Mike and Erika convinced him to get a croissant and get it toasted. So I go up and pay for my stuff, then go outside to get us a table. Mike comes out a few minutes later with his tray, follow shortly after by Lumar. Erika is still inside trying to get to the toaster so she can toast the three croissants. She finally comes out...without butter or jelly. So I tell her to sit and I went in to get some packets. Finally, we were all sitting down prepared to enjoy our meal!

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    About halfway through, Mike gets this very thoughtful expression on his face and says "yeah, I think I got this cookie for free..." He lifts up the plate with his cinnamon bun on it and there, underneath, is the cookie. Lumar tells him that's impossible, the CM's are trained to look for that kind of stuff. But he pulls out his receipt and sure enough, he got the cookie for free! Here he is exhibiting the offending cinnamon bun:
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    So after we ate, we headed over to ToT. The sign said 30 minute wait so the guys went and got in line and Erika and I stood in line at the ice cream cart to get bottles of water. The line ended up being more like 15 minutes, which is always a welcome surprise. But I was able to take this great picture of ToT…it’s become my favorite picture from this trip (so far).

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    This is the ride picture from Erika’s first ever ToT ride. It’s blurry because I had to take a picture of the picture but you get the idea:
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    I swear, I hate going on that thing in the daytime! The sun always blinds me when the doors open!

    After our ride, we still had some time before we could back to RnRc so we hung around in the gift shop. Lumar found some pins he wanted to trade for and Erika found a My-Size Jack Skellington:
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    No, that Jack is not abnormally tall, Erika is just a bit on the short side. Mike and Lumar picked on her during the whole trip, lining her up to the measuring bar at each ride to make sure she was tall enough.

    We returned to RnRc and found that the addition of the single rider line changed the whole layout of the queue. And when we got off the ride, the first thing Erika said to me was “I wasn’t expecting it to go that fast!” Then I took this ridiculous picture of her and The Lumar:
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    Then we went outside and took this ridiculous picture:
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    If that is not the most feeble attempt at an air guitar, on my part, I don’t know what is. I thought I did better than that, but I guess not. We didn’t buy our ride picture because Mike put his arms up and blocked Lumar’s face so we decided to wait and get the next one.
     
  16. Hedy

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    How much was the Jack Skelleton?
     
  17. Simba22

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    lol i have no idea i didn't look! I'll see if Mike or Erika noticed and let you know!
     
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    Erika said she thinks it was about $30 but she can't remember for sure
     
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    "No Beauty & the Beast, No Dinner, and the Mess at the Pepper Market"

    There was a showing of Beauty & the Beast at 1:45 and we all wanted to go see it because we never got it on any of our other trips. We left the RnRC gift shop at about 12pm and walked through Villains in Vogue and a bunch of other stores and somehow ended up in front of the hat.
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    It was about 12:30 when we got there and I suggested we ride the GMR. Well, they changed the queue for this too and the line was much longer than we anticipated but by the time we got inside where the movie screen is, it was like the point of no return so we just waited. I know everyone keeps saying this but it seems to generate action when I mention things in my Trip Reports so I’ll say it again: This ride seriously needs to be updated! The CM’s aren’t even into it anymore! The CM that played the gangster that took over our car SO seemed like she had better things to be doing. It’s just not fun anymore, for any of the parties involved. And what makes it even worse is that waiting in this line caused us to miss Beauty & the Beast, because we didn’t get out of there until 1:30. So we went over to Star Tours and saw the end of the Jedi Training Academy. SOOO CUTE!! Even if you don’t have kids, you should watch this show. It’s not as good as the Pirate Tutorial (obviously since Captain Jack isn’t in it!) but watching the kids get so pumped up to fight Darth Vader is adorable.

    Star Tours was great as always. It was Erika’s first ride and she really enjoyed it to! For those that read my December TR, you’ll be happy to know that I did not get hit on by any CMs this time! Here we have a rare picture of “Casual Friday aboard the Death Star” (even though it was Saturday and we were not on the Death Star):
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    So after Star Tours we went and had lunch at Pizza Planet and then went to see Muppets 3-D. We were planning to go see Indiana Jones but we missed it because we took longer at lunch then we anticipated. So we went over to Streets of America for the 4:30 LMA show (it was 10 after 4 when we got there) but of course, The Power Rangers were coming out for a meet & greet at 4:15 and we all know that The Lumar can’t live without the Power Rangers in his life. So we skipped LMA to stand in line and meet the Red Ranger:
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    Again, a little less enthusiasm on my part than I thought but it’s not as bad as the air guitar. My problem is that I am easily embarrassed so when I think I’m doing something that makes me look stupid, I feel like EVERYONE is staring at me. But in reality, I end up looking dumb because I’m not as into it as everyone else. Maybe I should start drinking something with a bit more “kick” on my Disney Trips to relax me….

    Ok so after meeting the Red Ranger (and yes, I know which specific season of Power Rangers he is from…) we went over to the Pink Ranger (and yes I know what season she was from too) but she had to go when we were next in line so we didn’t get to meet her. It was about 4:45 and since our dinner ressie wasn’t until 6:40, I asked if anyone wanted to do the backlot tour. Mike was being grumpy and said no so we went to Voyage of the Little Mermaid instead. Lumar and I never got to do this before either so we were excited to be doing something new. It was good but Erika (who’s favorite Princess is Ariel) was highly upset by the fact that “Ariel” messed up the words to “Part of Your World.” She got one word wrong and it was to the point where Erika was going to cry because she was so upset. Maybe I wasn’t that far off when I titled her “The Drama Queen??” Oh and some guy decided halfway through the show, that he didn’t want to be there anymore so he got up and walked across our row, firmly stepping on my toes as he passed me. HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS DID THAT HURT! I seriously thought he broke my toes. Of course I was wearing my Crocs Capris today, and not the Disney ones so my toes were fully exposed.

    After VotLM we went through the Animation Studio and drew Donald Duck. This is my drawing:
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    Lumar’s:
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    Mike’s:
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    And Erika’s:
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    After Mike’s rendition of Stitch from our trip last May, I was really surprised at how well he did on Donald!

    Ok so after drawing we headed over to Mama Melrose’s for dinner at 6:40pm. We got all the way there and I turned to everyone and said “is anyone actually hungry right now?” The consensus was “no” since we just ate pizza like 3 hours ago so we skipped dinner. I was really upset because I was looking forward to eating at a new place, but it saved us a TS credit which we would be able to use later in the week for the last minute Crystal Palace ressie I made before we left. So since it was about to be 7pm and Fantasmic was at 8pm, I suggested that we run, not walk, back to the theater and get in line. Well, of course, we all wanted ice cream so we stand in line at Hollywood Scoops. The woman in front me is ordering 3 things and has to be picky about all of them. So it took us almost 15 minutes from the time we got in line until we finally paid for everything. By then, they had already started letting people into the theater and by the time we got to the top of the walkway, the WHOLE center of the theater was packed. So we ended up sitting to the right, in front of one of those giant poles, I might add. And not only was my ice cream melting faster than I could eat it, but there was this little girl sitting behind me who was very cute except for the fact that she kept grabbing my shirt and leaning on my back and then screeching at the top of her lungs every time she threw her bottle of juice at me and it landed on the ground under the bench in front of me. So then when the show started, I realized that we were right in the middle of two water screens and because of the angle we were at, it was nearly impossible to watch them. But it was still great to be able to watch it again and I cried, of course. So did Erika... and Lumar and Mike try to pretend that they didn’t cry but they’re liars.

    After Fantasmic, we headed back to CSR and we were going to go swimming but now Mike and Lumar decide that they’re hungry (seriously, can we get a little smiley icon of one smiley punching another smiley over and over again in the head?? Cuz that's the one I'd use here!). So we went down to El Centro to the Pepper Market. I brought my FGM list so on the way out I could stop at the gift shop and pick up postcards. I had read up on how the system at the Pepper Market works (on the DIS of course) so I was pretty sure I knew what I was doing. When you walk in, there is a CM standing there, waiting to give you “order cards.” You can ask to be seated, or tell them that you want your food to go, and they will give you a “To Go” card instead. I told the CM that we wanted to take our food to go. But clearly he was either deaf, or didn’t speak English because he gave us utensils and sat us at a table…which actually turned out better than I thought because Mike, Lumar, and Erika all ended up getting actual meals. I got a ham & cheese sandwich. This is where I got really upset though. We all got up to go get food and when we came back, all of our utensils were gone and the menus were gone. Apparently the server thought we left so she cleaned off the table, throwing away my list of people who I was supposed to be sending Fairy-Godmailer Cards too! I went to the guy at the front and told him that our table got cleaned off while we were getting food, and he took me over to the server for our area. She claimed that she didn’t clean off the table. So, basically, they told me “sorry, nothing we can do about your list.” And of course, I only had one copy of it so that night I borrowed Mike’s laptop and came online to the DIS to see if I could find the people who were expecting postcards from me. There were only two (besides you, Nikki!) and neither of them responded all week so unfortunately, they are not getting postcards. I was so upset! I hooked up to the internet everyday (at $9.95 per 24 hours) to see if they responded to me but they never did. If either of those two people read this: I’m so sorry!

    We headed back up to the room and by the time we got there it was 10 after 12 so we couldn’t go swimming because the pool closed at midnight but it was OK because we were all tired and ready for bed. Breakfast at Ohana in the morning!
     
  20. ILMICKEY

    ILMICKEY DIS Veteran

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    Hey, it's fun to get hit one once in a while, keeps us feeling pretty!!



    I'm the same way. I are really going to try to let loose a bit more on this trip. I figure, those people will never see me again!

    You didn't kick him in the butt after he did it? Oh man, I don't think I could have let him get away. (I'm just a pretend toughguy!)



    Got it and Loved it! Thanks so much for taking time from your trip to do it! It sure made my day.:hug:

    I sure hope your week got better. You were so excited about going!


     
  21. DinDin233

    DinDin233 Mouseketeer

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    Loving your report so far!!! :thumbsup2

    Your pictures are awesome!!! I LOVE the Power Rangers pictures....

    Reading your trip report and seeing the pictures is making me want to be there RIGHT NOW!!!! :love:

    I'm a little leery of Pepper Market....I can't believe they threw out all your stuff while you guys were looking for food! :scared1: Hope the experience there gets better!

    I can't wait for more and I am so happy that you guys had an awesome time! :cool1:
     

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