Daddy Daughter Disney Dash - January 2018 -- UPDATED January 14th

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  1. missangelalexis

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    What a cute pic of you two on BTMRR!

    The end of a Disney trip is always so sad. And I'm sure even sadder watching one as magical as this one come to an end!
     
  2. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    :laughing: Great shot!

    Ah. Okay, makes sense.

    oooh... Barnstormer.


    :rolleyes1

    Awwww.... :goodvibes

    Just a tad!

    Good grief, man! Get her back on a ride! Stat!

    Whoa! Almost surreal!

    :laughing: ooooh!!! I is scairt!

    Actually, the earlier one, too. I like her hand position.

    no wait it minimal enough for this ride. I will have to ride it in May, but... that's what earbuds and AC/DC is for.

    Huh. Just don't let her trail her hand in the water and get pinched (or worse!) by the rail.

    Nice pano shot.

    Nice shots. She looks pretty pleased. :)

    That's okay. I prefer the real thing to the animatronic.

    :sad2:

    Hmmm.... I'm not sure if I've done that... Maybe?

    Woot!

    :goodvibes

    Awwww... :hug:

    There it is! Well done.

    Possibly not. :)

    Of course not. Not us men! Nope!

    Typo. Disney's Unmagical depress. Or DUD for short.

    Gonna go with no.
     
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  4. mustinjourney

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    It was the most bittersweet peoplemover ride I've ever done.
     
  5. Lesley Wake

    Lesley Wake May the force be with you!

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    That is honestly hilarious!
     
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    Thanks!

    It's funny that, almost a year later, I was looking at that picture and trying to figure out why the hell I would have gone to the lobby and caught the regular resort monorail, and for the life of me...could not understand how I could have been so stupid....

    ...but then later during the posting, I quickly realized that our bags had to be picked up later from bell services and then I realized that I wasn't stupid...but was in fact a complete GENIUS!!!

    SHE. LOVES. THIS. RIDE.

    While I am an expert at working the FP+ system...I can only do so much. Had I not been holding the 7DMT FP for later in the day, I could have possibly worked some BTMRR magic -- but that would have required dropping the 7DMT FP -- and we all know you just don't do that.

    The pictures don't even do it justice. It was pretty spectacular. I mean -- I was on a somewhat tight schedule and I stopped to just admire it.

    I think she was trying to do Elsa's frozen power -- not sure why she thought that was 'spooky'.

    My dad actually LOVES this ride. He will ride it multiple times each trip.

    Make lemonade out of lemons.

    Oh come on! You know you loved both of those puns! "tail" and "stomach". It was genius!!!

    Well -- the train just got decommissioned for a few months to make way for the Tron coaster. Not sure if it will be operational when you're there in May.

    1 for 1 so far! Will you be 2 for 2???

    I actually learned of this picture pose from your TR! It's now a staple in all of my trips!

    I've always heard it called the tragical express on the return home.

    Duly noted!
     
  7. pkondz

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    Genius... sure. Let's go with that.

    So it would seem!

    No. You don't. What was the wait time like for BTMRR. Prohibitive?

    Good point!

    It worked! :laughing:

    AC/DC fan, huh?

    Good use of the term.

    Yeah... okay. Love a good pun. :)

    I did know the train was down. Didn't remember it was for the Tron Coaster. Actually... wasn't even sure where the Tron coaster was going. Still don't know exactly where. Google search coming up.

    :laughing: Well, I'll be darned. Thought everyone knew that one.

    Magical Depress was from Nebo. I added the Disney and Unmagical and made the acronym. It's not widely accepted.

    Tapstile is, though. But I got that from another reader.
     
  8. mustinjourney

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    Not sure what the wait time was -- I didn't even look. I've been spoiled with FPs -- there aren't too many rides that I will do without a FP. Since it was around noon, I'd be willing to bet the wait was over 45 minutes.

    I'm pretty sure he is not an AC/DC fan. Not sure why, but IASW is one of his favorites. He must have some nostalgic connection to it from our only family trip there when I was 8.

    It's going to be placed really close to space mountain. It will be on the other side of the tracks though.

    [​IMG]

    http://blogmickey.com/2018/06/photo...r-coaster-construction-site-at-magic-kingdom/

    I've been spelling it tapstyle. Makes it have more style if you ask me.
     
  9. Cloe Colton

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    You definitely had me tearing up! And I definitely count at least going to all four parks a win! And those are just great fun photos and memories for her to look back on when she gets older and ask why she wouldn't get out of her stroller! lol I love family memories like that!
     
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  10. pkondz

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    I'm spoiled too. I'll wait for up to 30... but not much more than that. And it has to be a headliner.

    ::yes::

    Pretty cool artist rendering. The walk-through is impressive. Can't see the videos though.

    I can't argue with that. :)
     
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    :welcome:

    Maybe in a few years I'll let her read the TR. It's certainly a good way to relive the experience at a later time.

    At some point I'd like to put together picture albums for each of our trips -- just haven't gotten around to it.
     
  12. jrmint427

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    That is funny! I always wonder if we’re meeting someone more than once.

    Great idea!

    Or for some of us northerners, “you guys”. I’m not from TX originally!

    I love this picture! She looks just like you!

    I love both but the most recent one is pretty awesome.
     
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    Kat has gotten so spoiled with FP that she even asked if we had a fastpass for the DME line to check-in...and the baggage claim...and the line to pick up food. And now pretty much everything in life that has a line...even if it's not at Disney.

    She also got spoiled on flights b/c I was able to bump us up to first class 3 trips in a row using miles at the last minute...including this trip. The next flight we took was on Southwest to California. As you may know, Southwest does not do business class. So we get seated towards the back where we could find a few empty rows and sat 2-2 (aisle middle/aisle middle) in consecutive rows. Plane sat at the gate for a while due to weather, and Kat asked when we were going to get our, and I wish I were joking about her word choice, pre-flight "beverages" prior to taking off. What 5 year old says beverages instead of water???

    After I explained to her that we wouldn't get anything until we were up in the air, she then asked why her seat didn't lay flat (last flight had the lay down seats). When that was explained, she then asked me, in a somewhat loud "whisper" -- "why is there someone NOT in our family sitting next to me?"
     
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    she is definitely a mini-me. If you look at my kid pictures, we could be twinsies.

    Funny story -- when she was born, all the nurses turned to me and said, "no doubt! This baby is yours!"

    I replied, "I guess I won't have to call Maury then!"

    Although, that did mean I missed out on showing some sweet dance moves on TV.

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  15. amiskell28

    amiskell28 Can't wait to get back!

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    :rotfl:

    So, my husband officially thinks I am NUTS. I legit guffawed when I read this. And I don't guffaw. I may LOL here and there, but guffaw? Nope. But I did.

    So then I had to read him the whole post and show him pictures of your princess and then show him the post where you got all emo about your time with her there and now he's probably sitting over there feeling like HE should do a trip like this.... :)

    Thanks for the laugh.
     
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  16. jrmint427

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    That is funny!! My first daughter looks just like my husband as a baby/toddler too. Apparently there are evolutionary reasons for that... but too bad you missed out on dancing on national TV!
     
  17. mustinjourney

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    Thanks! Glad to provide some laughs.

    And if he likes Disney -- he should DEFINITELY do it. As I told someone else early on in the TR -- even if he doesn't do a separate trip, at least do a half day or full day with just the two of them. It's a completely different experience.
     
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    Not going to lie -- I'm a little torn to post the last bit from the report. Once it's posted, then this thread will fade off into the disboard abyss.

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    DAY 5 -- CHAPTER 11 -- DO WE HAVE TO LEAVE?​

    Oh man -- even though this TR has already been completed long ago -- it is definitely hard to finally post the last chapter. It's been so much fun telling the story and interacting with all of you over the last few months! But -- as they say, the show must go on!

    So we last left off with the most perfect ride on the Peoplemover. And we were incredibly pressed for time in order to make it back to the Poly to catch our 4:00 pm DME.

    At this point, it was about 3:25 pm and I asked Kathryn if she wanted to hit up 7DMT as the last ride (yes -- we had a FP).



    She completely surprised me though when she declined and said she wanted to go on the Carousel of Progress.

    [​IMG]

    HUH? That can’t be right. She MUST be mistaken as to what the COP is.

    I double checked with her to make sure she understood the decision, but she was emphatic that she wanted to do the ride with the dog, so I went ahead and cancelled the FPs.

    Like I said – she likes the classics.

    Only problem was that I was doing some math in my head at this point. As you may recall, we have to be at the Poly lobby by 4 pm, and it would be roughly 3:30 pm when we actually got into COP and the show is every bit of 20 minutes long. So we were going to need to leave COP and make it to the Poly in about 10 minutes. Even if I was by myself that would be a stretch – but pushing a stroller? I mean, I'm pretty sure Usain Bolt might have issues with this.

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    At this point, I figured if we missed the bus, we could always Uber to the airport. Not wild about that prospect – but squeezing in one last ride is always fun!

    “To the COP!” I exclaimed.

    Well, we get done with the show and she was super happy about her choice – so who am I to second guess her decisions.

    I then told her that she needed to get in the stroller and we were going to have to RUN out of the park.

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    I’m shocked to tell you, but we were able to get from COP to Poly lobby just shy of 4:00 pm. We got to the express monorail right as it was coming into station and then I proceeded to run from the TTC to the lobby. Kat had a great time of yelling “RUN!!!!” anytime I slowed down to make sure I wasn’t having a heart attack. I guess all that training I’ve done for the All ride Disney challenge has paid off.

    Another bit of fortune was that the bus didn’t arrive right at 4 pm, so I did have 5 minutes or so to catch my breath, get our bags from bell services, and cool down a bit before boarding the Tragic Express.

    Trip home was uneventful (which is a good thing). We had a couple of hours in the United Club (which is when I actually started drafting this TR!) and we got really lucky with an empty seat in our row

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    so Kat was able to lay down and sleep.


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    Got home pretty late and more or less crashed at that point.

    But man or man.

    WHAT. A. TRIP!!!

    While the weather didn’t cooperate with us the whole time – the trip was still absolutely amazing. So many wonderful memories were created, and I can only hope she will be able to remember them as well. I know I will never forget them!


    Thank you again to everyone for letting me share this adventure with you all. Hopefully I've been able to convince at least one other Dad to make a Disney Dash of their own!

    Looking forward to doing this with my youngest in a couple years. :love:

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  20. jrmint427

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    Aww, I know that’s sad! But hopefully we’ll see more from you before too long. I’ve enjoyed your trip report!

    The downside of giving the little ones a choice... But glad she was happy with it!

    They keep us on our toes!

    It sounds like an amazing trip, I’m sure the memories will stick with her - and I like to think the trip reports will be a special keepsake to help the little ones remember for years too.
     
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