VWL Groupies...yes, we love the Lodge!!

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  1. twokats

    twokats DIS Veteran

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    Oh, yes, please, please!!!! I can do as many meets as anyone wants! Especially since we will be at the Lodge this time.
     
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  3. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    Nicole - so sorry to hear of the loss of your coworker. :hug: I'm hoping you have a great trip to help take your mind off of the sadness and change for a bit.

    So I may have shared this story before but it's one of my favorite WDW stories so please excuse if I have.....

    We were at WDW when my nephews were young. My youngest DNephew was just the height to be able to ride SM. His dad had not ridden it since the 70's with me, disliked the ride and was happy to let me go with the boys. At every stick they stopped DNephew to measure him which was fairly confusing as a youngster but eventually we made it to the loading area. By this point he had a look like a deer caught in headlights but his brother and I were going so he was too. I decided to let him choose what order we sat in the 3 person car so I knew he was as comfortable as he could be and he placed me in the first seat, selected the second for him and placed his brother in the 3rd seat (who was a big guy being a whole 2 years older! ;)). So the ride starts and it's absolutely silent behind me. No laughing, no crying, no screaming and I'm thinking this may not be good. The car climbs to the top and starts down - still nothing! So I decide I'll let out a little scream and see what happens. Within 2 seconds I hear the most BLOOD CURDLING SCREAM EVER from immediately behind me!!!!!!! Which continued thru the ride!!!! We get to the end and I'm not certain what I'll discover and turn to find my DNephew is all grins and telling everyone how his Aunt started screaming before he did! :lmao:
     
  4. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    Thanks for sharing this story. How funny!!:rotfl2:
     
  5. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    What a cutie you are!:)

    Does anyone else get confused with Kat4 and 2Kats????:confused3

    2Kats, I loved that story about your nephew. And I don't think you posted it before. Too funny.:rotfl2::scared1:

    Oh my gosh. I just did it. Made the mistake I was trying to avoid!

    Must make more coffee....must drink more coffee......:surfweb:

    Kat4, loved the story about your nephew!
     
  6. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    :rotfl2: We do have a lot of "kats" running around here!
     
  7. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Yes, and we love each and every one of you.:goodvibes
     
  8. bagsmom

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    Muushka -- "must drink more coffee!" That is my mantra all day long! Got to have it.

    Kat -- love the Space Mountain story! I rode it when I was 15 and I was terrified. I said Hail Marys through the entire thing.

    I've read that coaster newbies should do Big Thunder Mountain first. It will shake you up, but it isn't really scary. If you like it, try Space Mountain. It is scary, but somewhat smoother. If you're OK there, then try Everest at AK. It is mega thrilling (aka scary) but is VERY smooth. Would you experts agree with all that?

    My 12 year old thinks he wants to do the big Summit Plummet water slide at Blizzard Beach. 5 stories almost straight down. I've read that it is actually a little painful! If he did that one, I think I would have totally white hair!
     
  9. twokats

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    Us Kats have to stick together!!! :thumbsup2
     
  10. twokats

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    DD Kati's favorite ride @ MK is Space Mountain. Has been since her first ride at age 11. She also love Expedition Everest. Her favorite spot is the front car. We have got to ride there twice. The view from the mangled tracks spot is to die for. It looks out over the world and is worth it. Her other fav is ToT. She has been known to repeat it up to 4 times in a row going from the exit back to the ride line so much that the Cast Members at the front of the line get to know her!!
     
  11. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    My favorite ride is SM...but not at WDW. We almost hate it there compared to the one at DL. The track at WDW is just not as smooth, and more like our Mattahorn, which really is just uncomfortable.

    Signed,
    Yet another Kat. :)
     
  12. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Lets hear it for the Kats!:goodvibes
     
  13. KAT4DISNEY

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    I too just love what they did for the DL SM! I can ride it over and over while we now might miss a FP time at WDW and not be upset. And the Matterhorn - I swear they accomplished their goal on the last redo if it was to make it even rougher. :eek:

    WooHoo! :dance3:

    I've had some experience at this before. I once worked in an office with 6 other people and three of us were named Kathy! Our boss made us choose new "names". ::yes:: And I grew up in a very small town in MN. There were 8 girls and 3-4 boys in our class. Guess what 25% of the girls were name? - Yep - Kathy! Considering we were all born in this same town I'm not certain what my mother was thinking since I was the younger of the two of us by 2 months. I guess she liked the name! :goodvibes
     
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  15. bagsmom

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    Sharon and Kat -- so you don't like SM because it's too rough?

    Is it rougher than Big Thunder? I'm doing my little survey here so I can inform my family before we get on these things. Like I said, here at home, my son thinks he is going to be very brave, but that may change when we get there.

    Different subject, same idea though -- last time we went, boys were 6 and 8. We did the 3D Bug's Life show and it RUINED them for anything else. They were terrified. Even the big one cried. They just kept saying "Mom, I want to leave. Mom, I want to go now." Sad! :worried:

    After that, the younger one would do NOTHING. Not the jungle cruise, not Kali, not anything that wasn't totally visible to him. Bummer.

    Today I am waiting to hear from one of my dearest friends who has been battling cancer. She gets the results of a big PET scan this morning. It seems that this will determine whether or not there is hope for survival. If you can, shoot up a prayer for her! She also has a couple of little boys and she needs to stick around and raise them!

    OK -- gotta wake up my crew and start the day!
     
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    Praying your friend gets a report based on Gods grace and mercy

    Im not big on SM at WDW. I will ride it because others want too, but its a bit rough for me.

    My fave in all of WDW is Splash Mt.

    Woke up to 2" of snow this AM. It started last night around 6, and we drove home in it after doing payroll and paperwork at my dads office at his home. Drive wasnt bad, but this AM, lots of slick roads. Problem is the temps, plus its clear so warmth is gone. We have had a weird weather week here, been raining everyday since Mon, then snow with thunder and lightning last night:eek:
     
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  18. bagsmom

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    Our news media folks were all excited that snow was headed our way! They did say it was an unpredictable situation... but everyone got excited anyway. But everything just fizzled out when it got near us. Lots of bummed out kids! You stay warm!!!!! Put baggies with rubber bands over your shoes! :)
     
  19. KAT4DISNEY

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    Sending a prayer for your friend! :hug:

    Both DH and I do think SM is rough or maybe we just don't bounce and shake as well as we used to. :rolleyes1 While Big Thunder can give some good jolts or jerks with going up the hills or at the end it's relatively smooth on the track. SM just shakes you up more. Sometimes I think sitting in the front is a little smoother but then I ride again and think there's no difference - that it's all rough.
     
  20. Nicoal13

    Nicoal13 not so patiently waiting for next vacation

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    I agree, SM is rough. I do plan on taking DS on Big Thunder first and see how he does.

    I don't plan on trying Everest with him, I think he would be terrified.
     
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    Bugs life gets a lot of kids, it is a very intense show. I kinda think the warnings should be a bit more prominent when you walk into the waiting area under the tree.

    Saying huge prayers for your friend, I'm on the recovery side of that fight but it is a horrible road to travel. whatever the outcome, come here regularly. I found that coming here really helped.
     
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