Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by Leasha_Loves_Disney, Jun 12, 2012.
Awesome! I hope I can go on with you! Just let me know when you get your schedule
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Wow, costuming!! How cool is that!! I would think you would meet all the 'right people', so that if you want to try out for one of the shows, (HDD!!), it would give you a 'foot in the door'!!
Best of luck and hope we spot you!!
I must admit that I was a little bummbed at first due to the limited guest interaction but then I realized... I will never get sick of the parks/have to deal with crabby guest AND it will be great for networking!!! I hear dhtayou can request to be trained for parades and shows, I just keep thinking to myself WHAT IF I GET TO DO SOMETHING WITH HDD?!? That would honestly just make my entire life. We shall see
You're so not weird for not liking Duffy. I mean he's cute but I just don't get him I have a Disney bear from like 2003 and he kind of looks like Duffy only he's dark brown and he came with a little story, and the Duffy story was not the story he came with.
I love, love, LOVE the Tower of Terror. I could ride it all day and be happy It's one of the most perfectly themed rides and I LOVE the area loop. All that 30s music <sigh> If any guy wants to sweep me off my feet they just need to play "Moonlight Serenade".
I'll have to keep an eye out for you when I'm in Disney in September in case you're out and about in the parks on your day off.
Hey, there! I'm all caught up!! I really loved your last few updates, I just haven't had a chance to comment on them!!!
I haven't tried San Angel Inn, but I need to! Your food looked sooooo yummy!
Yours and Andy's pictures in front of the Mexican Pavillion is so cute! You guys are too cute together!
I love the 3 Caballeros ride, it's fun, and never has a line!! (love your shirts, too, btw!!)
hahahaha @ you kicking Duffy! I don't really have a preference for him either way. But I think it's too funny all of your antics!
I'm sorry you didn't find a yummy snack to eat after dinner, but I'm sure it was becasue you were so full from your amazing dinner!
I really want to try School Bread in November, I've heard great things about it, so I'm excited to experience it! But, yeah, if you don't like custard filled things, I could see how this wouldn't be your cup 'o tea (or bun 'o custard) hahaha that was lame.
Can't wait to see why ya'll went to SS!!!!
I have no doubt what so ever, that you will accomplish your goals!!! You're a natural!!
Do You Want me to Take a Picture of You?
May 28, 2012
The bus arrived shortly after we got in line. We boarded with the very few other people headed to Saratoga Springs. We stayed there last August and that was probably my favorite part about the trip. There was never like ANYONE around. It just seems so peaceful and kind of deserted.
We grabbed a seat and that sleeping gas hit us, well I guess not all of us Andy seems pretty awake.
We were just enjoying a lovely little bus ride. Gotta love those Disney buses!!!
Unfortunately Sam had lost her grip on her school bread and the container fell to the floor squashing that little dollop of cream that she has been trying so hard to save.
We were going strong on very little sleep it was already 5:00pm and no naps were in sight. Besides, we still had about 8 hours to go!!!
Going strong, isnt that right Brittany?
I dont know where this kid got energy from HELLLOOOOOO ANDY!!!
Brittany was not doing so well. As we pulled up into the Congress Park bus stop I turned around to take a picture of sleeping Brittany, just as I went to snap it she started to wake up. We must have been laughing too much
This is the result
Haha, thats one of my favorite pictures from the trip. Zombie Brittany.
We got off at the Congress Park bus stop to do one of my favorite things
A nice leisurely stroll to Downtown Disney. I know, I know
thats what we went all the way there for?! YES. It is. Judge me.
When I got off the bus I noticed how stupid the bus stop looked. Apparently it was being refurbished but the one they had up was literally some PVC piping with a tarp over it. Real classy
So we walked onto the property of RESORT 2 of 6 Saratoga Springs!!! Sorry I dont have better photos for you to enjoy. We made our way to the delightful walking path that runs along the water to DTD.
On the way we had to stop outside our GORGEOUS 3 bedroom Grand Villa from our trip in August, that was the most beautiful room I have ever stepped foot in. 2 floors of pure magic.
We joke around and say that we can never stay at Disney again after that trip because having all 8 of us in one room will never be possible again. Literally that room slept 12 people and it was PERFECT. I would love to go back one day.
We made our way down the beautiful little hidden path so few people know about. Before long we saw this sign. Arent these just the most beautiful of all the signs in the world? Could colors be more perfect?!
Once we got to DTD we did a little walking, a little shopping. Somewhere along the lines I went into a store and traded my Vinlymation and I ended up with this Hanukah one
We wandered into Goofys candy company because Andy and Brittany were in need of some snacks.
Andy got this baseball cookie. During our schools production of Damn Yankees they had 4 of us girls sell cookies just like this during intermission to raise money for our theatre group, but they were NO WHERE as good as these.
I have talked in my first (an possibly second) TR about the Nemo and Dory cookies that they use to have in Hollywood Studios that Andy and I were all about. Sadly they did away with them. WELL THIS TASTED JUST LIKE IT. Yum. Perfect fluffy cookie with a really interesting crispy smooth frosting. Just so good.
Of course before I knew how good it was I had stupidly said no I dont want anything Andy Im still full from lunch. What on earth was I thinking?! Haha Poor Andy got the cookie for himself to enjoy but I ate at least half of it. I am so lucky to have him, suck a little giver he is.
Brittany knocked another snack off her list when she got a Minnies Bakeshop cookie.
The funniest thing happened, when we was taking this picture we were all standing in a group talking about what to do next and one of the workers, who was an older gentlemen who had seen her taking it came over and asked her Would you like me to take a picture of you eating that delicious cookie?
Now I can see where he was just trying to be nice an capture a special moment but we were a little creeped out. After all if she had wanted a picture dont you think she would have just asked one of the 3 other people around her?
Anway, Brittany said No thank you, I think I am just going to eat it.
We felt so bad after words, it was just kind weird so we left and decided to head over to the bus stop.
We all know that you cant get to a park from DTD (mainly because they dont want people to park for free and ride the buses to a park) so we had to choose a resort to go to.
Resort 3 of 6 Port Orleans Riverside Brittany and Sam LOVE this resort. As I mentioned earlier they had originally planned to stay in a Princess room when they came to visit me in October but they decided to make all the stops and choose the Poly.
So off we were to Port Orleans Riverside, just doing some resort hopping. But before we could get on the bus we had to put our snack away (said the bus driver, if it was my choice I would have continued to nibble on the cookie). We made a quick stop at the now defunct Pleasure Island stop and we were on our way.
I forgot how much I love this resort, specifically the music on the buses. Its just like Princess and the Frog. This was my first on property stay that I can actually remember remember.
Once again not many photos here. Just one of Sam enjoying that school bread at the bus stop
Basically we got off at the second or third stop. Sat for maybe ten minutes and then we were right back on a bus to Hollywood Studios.
When we got back we immediately headed over to TOWER OF TERROR.
First things first gotta get some new fastpasses for later before we run out!!! Obviously this made for one VERY HAPPY ALICIA
A handful of Tower of Terror passes, now this is heaven.
Next up was to use our fastpasses that we hadnt gotten to use earlier in the day because of the rain or so we thought
We sped walked over and got to the line, of course the fastpass time had gone by but because it was closed due to rain we figured they would just let us in line. NOPE. Apparently we had imagined things and they no longer close the ride during lighting storms like the use to? SO, they we were wasted. Apparently you cant always trust a cast member coughbobbycough. So we were down one ride on my beloved Tower so what else could we do but get in the stand by line?!
This time it was a less than happy Alicia
Just kidding I was within steps from my Tower so I was ok, just a little upset that our ride count was set back.
Round 2 of Tower of Terror for the Day!!! How many rides to The Twilight Zone could we make in one day? Well, we had EMH until 1am so we would just have to wait and see!!!
This time around we got stuck in the very back row. We knew we would probably not be seen in the picture so we decided to plaster ourselves to the back wall crime scene style
On the way out we did some Vinly trading
Andy got this Hippie guy
and I got this swimmer girl
After a quick trade we booked it over to Toy Story Mania to use our Fastpasses before those were no good as well!!!
So we made the mistake of not saying we were two parties of two and were sent up the regular line. Not a huge deal. I figure usually they put you so you ride back to back so you cant see each other any ways so what did it matter. We could just compare scores later. OH well. Up the regular line it was.
There were the cutest little boys behind us in line who just couldnt wait to ride
Here we go guys, getting closer. Dont get sleepy now!!!
Shortly thereafter slinky dog was so kind as to come and whisk us away into a game filled with well
We ended up being able to see one another which I really like because we ended up playing in a line and watching each other spin.
They were ready. Let the competition begin!!!
Keeping my eye on the prize
Woh woh woh... Surprise, Surprise Alicia lost. Oh well at least I had fun doing it this time, unlike on stupid Buzz.
When we got off it was a little after 8 so we still had 5 hours left to go in the park. There was still so much we had left to do as well...
Where would we go next?!
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I'm sorry but I am loving on all these people saying that they aren't a huge fan of the Duff. I honestly thought I was the only one. I will stick to tons of different Disney stuffed animals but I can honestly say that Duffy is just not for me
You just 100% get me. The ride and the music, just ugggggggh. the theming is spot on and the music really just gets me.
YES. Please do!!! I would love to meet/see as many Disers as possible when I am there!!! If you see me don't be afraid to chase me down. I would love to meet everyone if I could.
Thank you, I really appreciate that you think we are interesting enough to read about!!!
It's soooooooooo good. If there was one meal that I had to eat everyday for the rest of my life, that would be it. 100%.
Thank you so much I am so glad that we have a spot that we repeatedly take pictures in front of. It makes me so happy to think that when we are 90 we will will have tons of them.
We always save it for after the meal so we can have a nice little boat ride while we are finishing up digesting. Even lunch there just fills you up, it's nice to have that to look forward to when we are full
Sorry Duffy don't take it the wrong way, I just gotta kick you a little. All in good fun.
I would definitely give it a try. The cake part was really good because I LOVE cinnamon and coconut. I could totally eat the outer ring but that kind of defeats the purpose haha.
Thank you so much. You have no idea how much that means to me. I really appreciate it!!!
Delurking here! I am loving this TR and I am definitely planning on going back and reading your other ones!
I can't believe that you guys were still going on such little sleep! The only way I would be able to do that is if I had a coffee IV drip in my arm that I dragged around the park with me... I need my sleep!
I've stayed in a SS 3 bedroom villa before and it was absolutely AMAZING. It felt like our own little house in Disney.
Also, I had no clue that the vinlymation figures could be traded! Disney is sometimes way too overwhelming for me to see everything!
Today is the most boring day of work EVER so I just caught up on your trip report. THANK YOU for entertainment. That review of San Angel basically made me want to cry because I want that food SO BAD right now. It sounds absolutely amazing and delicious and perfect.
Awwww, sorry to hear about Sam's smooshed Schoolbread. She had worked so hard to make sure nothing would happen to the little pastry. I'm so shocked how Andy is so awake watching the rest of you slowly dissipate into sleep, especially Brittany who really looks out of it.
Love all your pictures of Saratoga Springs! It is such a pretty resort. So jealous you were able to stay in a TWO FLOOR GRAND VILLA! Wow! I wish I'd known about that when I stayed in Disney with my family. A shame though they couldn't have made those renovations look nicer (seriously, Disney?)
YAY! DTD! I never even knew there was a way of walking there from any resort. I thought you always had to take a boat. Wow, you learn something new everyday! The Baseball cookie does look GO-OOD! Now, I want to try those Nemo and Dory cookies even if I can't since you say they are gone LOL @ the old man wanting to take a picture of Brittany eating a cookie. Yeah, a bit creepy... but at least he had good intentions!
Wait? Did you say POR plays Princess and the Frog on their buses?!?! OKAY, IT IS DECIDED! Staying in Disney at POR! LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEE PatF, best Disney movie ever, period. (Awesome picture of Sam devouring the schoolbread lol)
That stinks about Tower of Terror! I always thought the ride stayed opened during thunderstorms because of the realism when seeing lightning actually come close to hitting the tower. Talk about one cool ride I say! But hey, at least you still have a whole day to ride it over and over again! to the ride photo and "Unhappy Alicia" face
Oooo... cool vinylmations! I love all these little random ones Disney has. to TSMM! A shame you got stuck in the regular line, but hey now you were facing each other (it really is annoying when you are with friends and everyone is back to back). Sorry you didn't win :/ But hey, maybe once your a CM and go to the parks most everyday you'll become a pro at it, huh? HUH?
Excited to hear about the rest of your day at DHS!
The first time we went to WDW we stayed at SSR in the Congress Park Section. Imagine our surprise, when we looked out the window and saw the DTD fireworks!! : The next day, we saw the path to DTD and ended up going to WGPC and Goofys candy kitchen! I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!
SSR is gorgeous! Last time we went, we were in the section next to the new pool and children's play area! That was the biggest hit for my grandsons. They liked it more than the parks.
Looking forward to your TOT count!
You are a sweetie!! back at cha!! It is wonderful to see how genuinely kind and sweet you are!! My grandson and I will be 'searching' for you!!
I read your August TR and I was so blown away at your villa. It was GORGEOUS. And HUGE!
You must have been so happy to go on the ToT. I REALLY hope to go on with you next month!
At least you did better on TSM than Buzz. Im awful at both rides, but they are fun!
I'm not a fan of Duffy the bear, but I am a fan of Duffy because of all the cute Disney clothes they make for him! It's a little tiny bit bigger than the size of my Build-A-Bear, but it means I can have a Sorcerer Mickey costume, a Buzz Lightyear costume, and a Jedi Training Academy costume for my bear at home! I know; I'm 27, but yes, I still have a bear! My husband got it for me 2 years ago as part of my Christmas present.
I don't think I'll ever like the schoolbread even though I'm curious about it. The filling part would probably weird me out. I hate creme filling in donuts too! I have this thing would pudding/custard stuff. I just don't know what to do with it once it's in my mouth. I brought this up once with a group of friends and got the weirdest responses! Some were like, "You just swallow it" and others were like, "You swish it around in your mouth to enjoy it." I ate one bite of my pudding that day to try (we were at a church retreat, and it was our dessert), and I couldn't handle anymore!
That Minnie's bakeshop cookie looks more my speed!
Oh thank goodness! Glad you enjoy them then!
Ah, good idea then!
Awwww, that stinks! But hey, you're in Disney for six months WITH a CM discount. You definitely need to jump at the chance if it shows up, it is a must-do restaurant. Same goes for Sanaa if I'm the third recommendation. Best Salmon ever!
It was ToT's birthday? Happy Birthday to an Epic Ride! And I'm sort anxious to watch those videos since I'd rather not make the mistake of doing whatever sparks the "annoyingness".
I've sorta just agreed with everyone on loving Duffy to discover... I really can't stand him. He seems so sleazy showing up out of nowhere in Disney World like he has any business being there. I think he should stay in Paris, Hong Kong or wherever he's big. It's not like he's some rare character make a grand entrance again. I say we throw Duffy to the dogs and bring Flynn Rider back!
I know, it would be one interesting job working there. I wonder what they do when no one's watching... O_O
Oh the Cloudberry Horn! I've heard that's good too. I really want to go to the Kringla Olga cafe or whatever it's called.
Haha, good reasoning! Well, there's always a good reason to take a free pin.
I hate trying to get to DTD..........even when you drive, the traffic is always so blegh that it's still a pain.
Saratoga really is SO beautiful, I don't know why more people don't stay there? (Probably because it's not close to the parks).
Boo on a lost ToT ride, but yay for TSM! That's a much better score than I ended up with.
My first parade shift ever I spent a lot of time with a CM from Costuming who picked up PAC all the time, it'll be a great little 2 hours (or more if it's night parade) of guest interaction whenever you're craving it (or the extra cash!)
Can't wait for the next update!! You must be getting ready for your CP, so exciting!
So longggggg. Mehhhhhhhh. That is definitely a bus for prime napping time!!!
I loved Saratoga Springs but your right, it's just so far away. I alway hear about how the All Stars are "so far away from everything" but really I feel like after staying at SSS the All Star bus rides felt like 30 second rides.
Thanks for the heads up, that sounds like a great way to spend a night and earn a little extra money not to mention see real Disney magic happening
I am so close to moving!!! The nerves and excitement are starting to creep in. 5 days!!!
Hello hello hello!!! I am finally back from a sort of extended vacation. Things around here are getting pretty crazy with my BIG MOVE so close (5 days away!!!) I have been insanely busy packing, shifting, cleaning and visiting within the past few days/weeks BUT I am back and ready to go. I plan on writing up a bunch of segments in advance so once I get in to full swing of things in Disney it won't take me forever to update. For now here is a little something to tide you over and hopefully enjoy until I am able to get everything rolling again. Hope you have fun reading along and as always Thanks for reading
May 28, 2012
After we exited my favorite ride We decided to head over and check out the Animation building, we all really wanted to get into a drawing class before it was too late
When we made our way into the building we said ahead of time that we didnt want to stop to watch the movie, sorry Mushu I have seen you one to many times I just want to draw!!! Of course having that plan meant that just as we walked by there would be a cast member waiting outside the door begging people to come in and watch the preshow
Just our luck. We felt so bad that he was standing there trying to chorale people in so we were like ummmmmm, I guess we can watch it.
Andy hadnt remembered seeing it and neither did Brittany so I guess it wasnt too bad. We got to see a sneak peak of Brave which was cool, last time I saw it they were advertising (in my opinion) the far superior Tangled. The kids around us were all really cute and said the funniest things. We were out the door relatively quickly and made our was to the corner where they have the drawing class.
Of course since we saw the movie we had JUST MISSED the class. We decided we were in no rush so we might as well wait around. We formed a new line and my stomach started to growl. We really didnt want to leave in case the next class would be the last for the day but a cast member must have overheard us and walked over to let us know they would be having classes all through the EMH which wouldnt be as full. AWESOME.
No one else was really that hungry so we headed to my love for another ride through the Twilight Zone!!! 3rd ride of the day would we made it to 10 or even 15?! We jumped in the Standby line, you know what that means? Sam gets to o her Disney Duty
We kept hoping for the first row, optimum ghost spotting seats and all
but we got stuck in the second row. I protested it but Brittany apparently loved it
Haha everyones faces!!!
I decided that it was time to stop for some dinner. Of course all of the places I wanted to eat had closed by this point. Why does everything close at like 6pm when the park is open until 1am?! Missing out on my money Disney.
We headed to the one place I knew would be open, right outside of ToT(<3) where my friend Miranda is currently working (she wasnt working that night but we headed over there anyways)
Andy and I decided to split a pizza. I am not a fan of pepperoni, like at all its just to greasy for me and I usually wont eat any meat other than chicken, he was kind enough to settle for cheese. What a guy.
Unfortunately I was SO HUNGRY that I dove right in. No food pictures other than this one
The thing I liked about this place was that they had ranch dressing sitting out to use, probably for chicken fingers but I decided it would work for pizza. Usually Im a blue cheese person but I love dipping my crust so I could make due with ranch for the time being.
Sam and Brittany decided that they had snacked enough so they didnt get anything to eat. While I stuffed myself Brittany made a few calls home
After devouring some delicious Disney pizza we headed back over to try to get into a drawing class, determined we were.
This time through we made it into the actually waiting area. Woohooo!!! The walls here make me really happy, if I was any kind of an artist I would want to paint these in my future childrens room
In the picture above you can see that they have a little video of characters being drawn, Im not sure if its there just to show you how they are drawn or what but we decided to turn it into a competition. Who wants to just wait in line when you can play a game?! The object was to shout out the character as soon as you could figure out who it was. I must admit I was pretty good.
There was one where Andy was feeling really down because we were so quick to guess shout out FLOUNDER!!! Yesssssss right away as the picture progressed we realized that it wasnt Flounder, we still do a little bit of teasing with Andy about that because it was just so funny.
Eventually some of the people waiting joined in with us and it was a really good time, not to mention it passed the time really well. Each session is about 20-30 minutes I believe and we had been there just as the let the last few people in.
We made it through one full cycle of the video and the game was a little less fun because we already knew who was who. So while we waited Andy decided to help me do my hair.
Look at the concentration on his face
I love when he attempts to make a ponytail because he really just has no idea how to make a hair tie work. What is it with boys? You just wrap it, whats so hard to undestand? Haha
The final product
we did just a little more waiting as the line began to form behind us
How are those little hours of sleep doing for you Brittany?!
What is taking so long?!
When I get bored I like to bother Andy
poke. I love you
Brittany was going downnnnnn
Shorty there after we were left into the drawing room. YAY!!!
We were kind of towards the back but this time we got to sit at an actual table rather than using one of those lap boards so thats a plus!!!
Last time we drew Pluto and this time around we drew Eyore. They let us take a vote and there were TONS of good options but the way it worked was if a few people in the room had drawn a certain character already we werent going to do it again.
Brittanys shot at it
Sam is always the best at everything.
I dont really undertand the light lines, light hand concept
just give me an eraser!!!
After our class we each had a few things that we wanted to accomplish, Sam and Brittany wanted to go get a ride in on Star Tours after all it was Star Wars Weekend!!! (kind of). Ill give you one guess as to where I was headed
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I would give anything to stay there again!!! It was insanely beautiful and beyond anything that I could even have imagined. Pure magic.
I am always so happy to even just be standing in the line listening to the music (provided it isn't a million degrees with 100% humidity haha) I am really hoping that I can sneak away for a while to go on it with you, it is definitely something you need to experience!!!
That's always the bright side to getting a not so great score on TSM it's always "well I could never have gotten that score in a million years on Buzz haha
I have a stuffed dog from Andy that he got me one year for christmas from Build a Bear. I never even thought about buying him Duffy clothes. What a perfect idea!!! Reaping the benefits without actually purchasing a Duffy. And don't even worry, I'm 22 years old and probably have more stuffed animals then the average 4 year old haha
SAME!!! I can't eat anything with a consistency like that, it just seems unnatural to me. I won't even eat a PB&J because jelly is just one of those things. That's too funny all the responses you got from your friends. I never thought about it, I guess mainly because i don't eat things like that chewing it just sounds funny but not chewing it seems weird as well.. what is the proper way?!
I LOVE THE COMMENTS. Keep em' Coming
This discount is going to reek havoc on my bank account, I can just tell. SO MAnY PLACE TO TRY!!! I can't wait.
It was indeed 18 I can't even believe it's that old. Crazy!!! I will definitely post the videos for everyone who has yet to hear my "beloved" marble doors in action.
I am really surprised at the amount of people who aren't a fan of Duffy here I was all along thinking I was the only one in the world with a distaste for him. Glad to hear that's not the case, for a second I almost felt a little bit anti Disney. FLYNN RIDER YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I'm all about that plan!!!
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