You're the best parents in the world! I gotta pee! Where's My Tooth? Trip report!

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  1. racefanof88

    racefanof88 DIS Veteran

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    Hey Lisa, I wanted to join in on the surprise. Love the report so far :thumbsup2. I am not able to keep a secret from Dallas. He is my "trip planning buddy"........:lmao:. You have a very lovely family. Your room at CBR had a great view. I would like to stay there and we may still upgrade the September trip :rolleyes1. Are you going to do a PTR for your August trip?

    I enjoyed your reference to Mobile ;).

    Can't wait for more :surfweb:.

    Come over to my September PTR. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=32079422#post32079422 :guilty:. I know you can offer me some good advice for the free dining. We have never been during free dining and I am going to need lots of advice.
     
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  3. AmandaSparks730

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    Darn, missed you by a day! 15-28 for us :(
     
  4. meanmom121

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    :surfweb: I'm on board too.
    Proud of you for being able to keep the secret. No way could I have kept it quite.
    We actually had to tell my kids about this trip (It's their first trip by the way) because of the economy we made them decide between whether they wanted Christmas presents or a trip to Disney which would be their early Christmas. My kids are no dummies::thumbsup2 Natuarlly the picked Disney. Now I know no Christmas sounds cruel. I'm sure they'll be getting something under the tree just not a huge Christmas like they are used to. This trip is part of their Christmas.
    We're so bad really cause we make them choose a lot - like do you want a big birthday party with all your friends or a nintendo wii. :scared1: I guess we're bad parents like that but we got to budget.
    I'm like you on the shopping too girl. I take my percent off coupon and shop the clearance on top of it and take double savings.
    OMG we sound like horrible tightwads:scared1::rotfl2:
    We're not bad that bad really :lmao:
     
  5. WillowBelle

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    Subbing to your TR popcorn::.

    Your son's reaction actually made me tear up, how sweet is that! I was going to surprise my DD's with our trip this summer. I was curious to see how close I could get before they figured out we weren't going to my mom's (who lives in Jacksvonville, FL) but to WDW. My oldest was reading my email over my shoulder when I was sending in my vacation request so the cat was out of the bag :headache:. Oh well, what do ya do?

    Hate it that you lost so many pictures, it was good that you got almost 1K back though. I would DIE if all of my pictures disappeared!!!!
     
  6. bjgrazi

    bjgrazi <font color=darkblue>I remember those days fondly<

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    I'm looking forward to TR we're going to be at CBR in December and I can't wait! So far so great!
     
  7. mickeystoontown

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    Sorry for the delay in getting our Epcot day posted. Our Epcot day is not going to have a lot of pictures (well for me anyway) because some of the pictures weren't recoverable. (is that a word?)

    August 10, 2008: Our 24th Wedding Anniversary and what better place to spend the day than at Walt Disney World? We usually take two days to cover Epcot but because our vacation was cut down to just 7 days, we had only one to spend at Epcot.

    We aren't big breakfast eaters so we ate snacks in our room, kissed to celebrate our anniversary and were on the bus by 9:00 a.m. Aren't we the most romantic couple. Hey, we ain't got time for no romance, we gotta get to Epcot!

    We wanted to get there at rope drop but, as you'll see from this post and more to follow that we didn't make but one rope drop this trip. It's so nice staying at the CBR because it never takes you long to get to any of the theme parks. We arrived[ in no time at all and still ahead of many of the crowds.

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    The line to Spaceship Earth was really short but we decided to bypass it and headed straight to Soarin'.

    Hey Hunter! Turn around for a picture:
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    I am terrified of heights. When I say terrified, I mean terrified. I get all tingly. I feel like barfing. I feel all lightheaded. The whole shebang. But, I love Soarin'. Granted, when we fly over the mountain tops and our glider bounces up and down, I have to turn my head but I still like it. Once we are over the mountain tops, I am fine and dandy.

    We arrive at The Land and the wait for Soarin' was just 35 minutes. To us, if there is any line with 30 minutes or less, that's not bad enough to get a Fastpass. If I had my pictures, I would post them. I took some while we were waiting in line.

    After riding Soarin', we decided to stay in the pavilion and go on the Living With The Land ride. All of us really enjoy this ride. My grandparents owned a farm and I spent many many Summers on their farm. We also had a garden when I grew up and one of my favorite things to do was help my Daddy in the garden. Even now, John and I have a small garden with just a dozen or so tomato plants, some string beans, sunflowers and hot peppers. Yes, I was a total tomboy. Truth be told, I still am a tomboy.

    There was just a 5 minute wait for the ride. Probably because everybody was over at the Soarin' line. When we got off Soarin', I looked over and the wait time was 210 minutes!

    I found the hidden Mickey in the bubbles on the waiting line wall. Sorry it's not centered but, like I said, nobody in line so we were rushing through the line:
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    Here are a few pictures I took while on the ride:
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    After riding Living With The Land, we decided I'd run over to Mission Space and get a Fastpass while John and Hunter went to the bathroom and waited on me to get back. Hunter and John are the sloooowest walkers in the world. I often look back and see them lagging behind. So, I am the designated Fastpass getter whenever we go to Disney World.

    Next up, the Living Seas With Nemo And Friends.
     
  8. mickeystoontown

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    For ten years straight, we got turned around in Mobile. When I say turned around, I mean we were lost for at least half an hour. We were okay going through Mobile on our way to Florida but coming back towards Louisiana, we always took the wrong exit.

    Hunter is definitely my planning buddy too. That's why it was such a feat when we pulled off the surprise. One of the things he said on the trip was something like "I can't believe you planned all this without me."

    I'm actually thinking about starting a pre-trip report. But, I am such a good planner that most everything is already taken care of. I am picking up a few things here and there so a pre-trip report would probably be super boring.

    Rats!

    If you are bad parents, then we are too. We do the same thing. This year, Hunter couldn't decide if he wanted a really big birthday party or a new guitar. He got the guitar and just a few friends over for this birthday.

    We know we are oging to Disney World every Summer so our kids save their birthday or special occasion money until it's time for vacation. We also have a large garage sale just before we go too.

    Hey! What's wrong with being tightwads?

    Ughhh! I hate that your oldest found out about the report. I found myself wishing I could ask Hunter his opinion several times when I was planning the trip. But, in the end the secret keeping was definitely worth it.

    The CBR is absolutely gorgeous. I am so going to miss it this year. When we started planning our 2009 trip, we had family who thought they would be coming along and they needed a value resort. After we booked Pop, they found out they couldn't go with us. But, we decided to stay at Pop anyway.

    I'll have lots more pictures of the CBR posted in my report so stayed tuned.
     
  9. WillowBelle

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    That has been my one silver lining. Of course, once the oldest DD found out, I had to tell my youngest or face her wrath because she was the ONLY one not in on the secret :rotfl:. Since DH isn't coming on this visit (he is not such the Disney lover) the girls have been helping me decide which restaurants they want to eat at using the DDP.

    Your EP pictures inside of the Land were very pretty. I really like that ride and seeing the innovative ways they have come up with to grow things. What I wouldn't do for a TOMATO TREE in my backyard! YUM!!!
     
  10. mickeystoontown

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    Of course you had to tell everybody about the trip once the cat was out of the bag. It's funny 'cause when I talk about Disney World with my husband, he acts all nonchalant about it. But, when somebody new comes along to talk about Disney World, he is telling them all about it....how the dining plan works, how he loves to ride everything over and over again, how he never has to drive because Disney will cart him around, etc. etc. etc.

    I agree about the tomato tree in the backyard. I was watering our little garden last night and counting the few tomatoes we have on the plants. Grand total 11! Man are we really going to be eating tomatoes this year.;)

    I expect to have more of my Epcot day posted later today. We get stuck on Test Track!
     
  11. Angies1274

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    I'm really enjoying reading your trip report and loving all your pictures!! My guys are super slow walkers as well, so I am always the one running ahead to get the fastpasses too.;) Can't wait for more.......
     
  12. ArielMom73

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    This is a terrific trip report! :thumbsup2 Reading this is getting me more and more excited. (Less than two months now!) I started to tear up when I read about Hunter finding out about the surprise. I am so happy you and your DH could keep that secret...I would never have been able to hold that one in! =) That is impressive!!! :goodvibes Looking forward to reading more of the trip. Thanks for posting this.
     
  13. mickeystoontown

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    I would much rather go and get them than wait on them to. Man, they can creep along sometimes.

    Welcome aboard! John and I were so proud of ourselves on keeping the secret. Our chests were practically puffing out with proudness.
     
  14. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    Hi! Love the update. Epcot is not one of my most favorite parks, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself when we went with March, even LWTL, which was never a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, we didn't get to ride Soarin'. The line was forever long and no FP left to speak of by the time we got there. Oh, well. Maybe next year! I love the rehabbed SE, though. Totally awesome!

    I also wanted to mention that we are traveling in the same circles because I have spotted you on two other threads that I subscribe to: Hello? I'm in the COP and A Northern Girl's TR. Cool, huh?
     
  15. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    Uh, oh... Just spotted you again in "Prolly the least planned Dis Trip Ever!" thread, also! Boy, we really DO travel in the same circles, don't we??? Are you on the Jon & Kate thread also?
     
  16. mommytothreeboys

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    I have to say that Living with the Land is one of my most favorite rides! I am not at all a gardener, but that ride is so interesting to me. Believe it or not, my boys really like it too. :thumbsup2
     
  17. Momof2Disneyboys

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    :lmao: You sound just like me!! I never buy anything that is not on sale. Everyone knows I am "thrifty" the rest of the year so I can afford a week in Disney once a year!! :rotfl:
     
  18. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Great Epcot update! :thumbsup2
     
  19. mickeystoontown

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    I thought I'd try to get a bit more of our Epcot day posted while I am on my lunch hour.:thumbsup2

    Let's see, oh yeah, I ran over to the other side of Future World and grabbed Fastpasses for Mission Space while the boys used the facilities. When I came back, they were all refreshed and ready to go visit Nemo and friends.

    But, first, we decided we needed a snack. A nice refreshing ice cream bar.
    We try to take the out of the way paths so we can avoid some of the crowds. Here are a few pics we took while walking over to the ice cream cart.

    ***DISCLAIMER*** Hunter told me I have to throw this disclaimer in. When I packed his stuff, I forgot to take out the old sunglasses and put in the new ones. So, the ones in some of the pictures are his old ones which are too small for his face. He had some really cool ones at home but I forgot to pack them.

    Back to our regularly scheduled trip report. Some pictures we took while walking to the ice cream cart.
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    The snuggly wuggly (yeah right) anniversary couple:
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    We finished up our ice cream and we were feeling refreshed and ready to go see Nemo and friends:

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    Look at this disgusting looking creature:
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    and one of him scurrying away:
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    It's Nemo and Dory!
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    Hey! Nemo has two heads!
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    Most people don't know that there are Kidcot Stops in Future World too:
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    If there's a computer anywhere, Hunter is going to find it. Kids can take a quiz and their score shows up on the screen. You have the option to email yourself a Certificate showing your score. When we got home, it was waiting on us.
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    We also saw these jellyfish. Some were so itty bitty tiny that you could barely see them.
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    We walked around and saw all of the sea creatures and headed over to see Turtle Talk with Crush. Hunter "Dude" got to ask Crush a question and for the life of me I can't remember what it was. But I do remember he had everybody in the audience and Crush laughing. What can I say?

    After our visit with Nemo, we went over to see how Figment was. We hadn't seen him in a whole year. He was doing just fine. See:
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    The line for Honey I Shrunk The Audience was horrible and we still had some time before we could use our Mission Space Fastpasses. So, we strolled over to get a taste of our favorite Coca Cola products. We were thoroughly disappointed that there was no watermelon flavor this time. There was a spot for it on the machine but all said they were out of order.
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    It was getting close to our Fastpass time so on we went to Mission Space. We really like the intense side so that's the one we chose. I can't remember what our positions were but Hunter's was pilot. We had a lone rider come along for the ride with us and he gladly gave up the position to Hunter.

    After our Mission to Mars, we were getting hungry for lunch but decided to go on Test Track since the wait was only 30 minutes. I couldn't believe it. We must have hit it at just the right time 'cause usually the wait is super long by lunch time.

    I took a few pictures while waiting in line. Since we had a while to chat, I told my boys that I had to make a bathroom stop as soon as we got off the ride and before we took a lunch break.
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    By the time we got in our car, I really really had to tinkle. I knew the ride wouldn't take very long and there wasn't anything I could do about it right then anyway. Here's a pic of Hunter and John in the car:
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    Our car bounced up to the building opening and stopped. "Don't worry guys, the ride will start again in just a minute," somebody announced. "I sure hope so", I said. "I gotta pee!" (Yep Hunter, I stole your line. :laughing:)

    The ride starts and we bounce along for a little bit and then, guess what, it shuts down.....right when we get smack in the middle of the frozen part. Not what I needed...Blasts of cold air and dripping water. We sit there and sit there and sit there.

    There were three teenagers in the car with us just laughing and carrying on....totally oblivious to my dire situation. I now feel like one of those little kids that you see squirming and wiggling 'cause they "gotta go real bad!" John and Hunter start laughing at me and I'm frantically thinking what the heck am I going to do? If I pee myself, I guess I am going to have to take the bottle of water and pour it in my lap to "save face". At least that way, I can say I spilled water on myself.

    Finally, we get going once again. And, somewhere along the way, I snap these pictures:
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    When the ride stops, I tell John and Hunter that they'll just have to find me later or call me on the phone or something because I'm making a run for the nearest bathroom. See ya!












     
  20. mickeystoontown

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    Guess we're part of the "cool crowd"!

    My kids love it too. Have you ever taken the Behind the Seeds Tour? It's a really cheap tour. I think it was less than $15.00 each. They take you up close to everything and we got to sample the Mickey shaped cucumbers too.
     
  21. mickeystoontown

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    Absolutely! There are very few things that I buy "regular" price. It's the joke of the entire family. I am also getting the freebie samples online and they laugh at that too. But, then they ask me where I found the bargains.;)
     

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