#JAMbalaya #Pandamonium WDW Marathon Weekend 2019 Report! (Updated: 2/13/19)

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  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks! I plan on doing Wine and Dine as well! You can do it!

    Yeah I can see them making you get rid of it before you get on the bus. I stayed around for a bit to finish it.
     
  2. BigEeyore

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    Love the medal photos! Funny how nobody was on Mine Train with you! That Pats fan sounds like a jerk - I was definitely rooting for the Rams (oh well!). Watched the video of Tom Brady at WDW yesterday - bleh! :crazy2:
     
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  4. rteetz

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    Thanks!

    I was definitely rooting for the Rams too.
     
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    I was sort of. I was rooting for the Rams players but most of me really wanted their only Superbowl win to be with us in StL
     
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    Jules76126 Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    Congrats on another Dopey finish. Your medal photos are great. New England sports fans are obnoxious. I actually read that they are rated the worst sports fans in the nation.
     
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    Thanks!

    Success will do that to you. I saw videos of fans brawling at their parade.
     
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  8. rteetz

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    I Missed a Baby Giraffe!

    On Monday morning Animal Kingdom had some extra magic hours so I decided to take advantage of that before heading to Epcot. It is the best park after all ;)

    [​IMG]IMG_2810 by Ryan Teetz, on Flickr

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    I decided to head to the Safari because it was basically a walk on and I wasn't early enough for Pandora.

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    Baby Augustus!

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    We then got stopped here for a while and there was some commotion. I was in the front seat and there was some calls on the radio that I couldn't hear completely. Some animals up ahead were running around.

    This giraffe was hiding in the trees.

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    Turns out this giraffe was giving birth. If you look closely you can see two little fit sticking out the back. After we got off they shut down the safari for a bit as things continued. The new male giraffe is doing quite well.

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    Stella was scratching herself against the rock.

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    After the safari I wanted to go over to Everest but Single rider wasn't open and it was listed at a 25 minute wait so I skipped. I did go pick up my Sulley popcorn bucket in Dinoland though. I then headed towards the exit. Thats when news started to swirl that the giraffe was giving birth. I had no idea it was happening while on the safari and didn't realize I caught it until going through my pictures later.

    I took a bus from Animal Kingdom to Epcot for #Pandamonium.

    Up Next: The time has come for #Pandamonium!
     
  9. Neon Cactus

    Neon Cactus Old Run Disney Addict

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    Those are great pictures on the safari. How cool that you caught that picture of the giraffe not even knowing at the time she was giving birth.
     
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    Thanks! I know it’s really cool to know I was there for that.
     
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    Awesome safari pictures and even neater that you unknowingly caught a picture of the giraffe giving birth . Very cool!
     
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    Oh my gosh!! How COOL that you got that picture!!!
     
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    Thanks it was very cool!

    I know! I thought I missed it until I looked at my photos.
     
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    Great animal photos, especially the giraffe! That's so cool that you were there at the perfect time to see that.
     
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    Okay, yeah totally hyped that picture up in my head to look way more gruesome. Super cool that you were technically there for it. I love Giraffes!
     
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    Very cool about the giraffe!
     
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    Thanks! It was cool to be there!

    I told you it wasn’t bad...

    It was!
     
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    WOW that is crazy amazing! The fact that you didn't even know when you took the picture is makes it even more incredible! I'm sure the baby will be out running around the safari soon!

    Looks like Mr Dopey took a beating! That is the downside of ALL the medals - one or two inevitably get some damage from all the clinking and clanking going on!
     
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    I believe the baby is being introduced to other giraffes right now to get used to them and I’m sure soon after that he will be out and about!

    Yeah he did. Not as bad as my marathon 2017 medal has. I always try my best to keep them from getting beat up but it happens.
     
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    I was gonna go to AK for EMH on Monday morning ... but it's Animal Kingdom, so I slept in instead :)

    Cool that you (unknowingly) got a picture of the giraffe giving birth! That's something most people don't get to see.
     
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    #Thumbsdown

    That’s why every safari is different ;)
     
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