Pixie Dust, or Pixie MOUNTAIN? A Grand (Roy) Disney Sept.'18 TR* update 1/17

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  1. dnllmz

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    Oh no. That sounds horrible and a really inconvenient injury.

    Great trip plans. I don't mind having trips that aren't all planned out. Our July trip was sort of like that. Well others would still think I had it all planned out but to us it was low-key and laid back (says the crazy lady refreshing the MDE app every 30 seconds).

    I'm surprised that Frontierland was really crowded for the parade. I thought most people liked to watch on Main St. Hmm I need to rethink what we're going to do in August. I was thinking we'd go there for the parade because when we did the Christmas party Main St was a bad experience for us. That's almost 8 months from now so I can focus on something else like ADRs that need to be made in February. I'll be stalking dining reports until then. And after then.

    I love all the magic shots people are getting at the parties. As much as I'd love to meet some of the characters at the party, I don't feel like waiting in line for a long time to do it. I'd rather stick to magic shots.

    Boo to Br'er Rabbit not meeting with people or getting a quick pic. The CMs are the same way when the Country Bears roam around. My daughter just wanted a pic with one and the CM was not having it. I get not wanting the bear to get occupied with one person but one pic and he could leave. That's it. Those bears need to make it to the hoedown so I guess they don't have a lot of time for pics.

    Have fun on your next trip!
     
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    Awwwwww #worthit
     
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  4. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    I think I want to try this on our next Adults only trip! Have you been in there before?

    Oh no! I hope it feels better soon.

    I think that is kind of what we liked about the adults only trip. A bit more relaxed and go wiht the flow.

    YEAH!!!!!!
     
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    I so agree, I saw the picture and thought least Johnny Depp looking “Jack” I have seen, oh by the way he is my BF, you must be mistaken, lol!

    I love these guys, always fun to watch while waiting for the parade!

    Hands down my favorite Disney parade! It is one of the reasons I keep going to the parties!
     
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  6. buzzrelly

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    I got really far behind so I'm kind of glad you did too!

    Merry Christmas!

    That looks delicious! I'm always up for a good burger ::yes:: My current WDW favorite is at GP :love:

    :rotfl:

    I can see why! Nice spread!

    She's adorable! There's something about having a baby around that brings life to the holidays. And they get more and more fun as they get older. My 3 year-old niece was a hoot this Christmas :lovestruc

    That's awesome! Congratulations! I didn't realize this was not from the same son though. Is this the one who went to Disney with you to meet his girlfriend?

    Ouch! Hope you're feeling better!

    I love it! The more I go, the less I stress about plans :P

    Awesome! He knocked your ears off!

    :love:

    That's fabulous! Was this recent? Casey looks so little :-)
     
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  7. cajunfan

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    Is that Chris with a HUGE SMILE on his face?

    Congrats on being grandparents again! And the current one is just ADORABLE!
    Sorry about the sprained thumb...weird things like that are sometimes much worse than "normal" ones because you never realize how much you use some muscles until you can't use them!
    Love the party pics! I have plans to go this year and can not wait!!
     
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  8. kastoney

    kastoney Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm

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    It was two years ago
     
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  9. Wood Nymph

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    We don't care too much about rides anymore. when it is just the two of us I will book the "usual suspects" - the rides that we like the most, for the mornings, usually, then leave afternoons and evenings open. But if we are traveling with family we have a carefully planned trip.

    Those are cute Magic Shots. I like your shirts. :)

    We watched the Halloween parade from Frontireland and the lightening wasn't very good. My favorite spot is Town Square because it isn't too crowded and they are easy to see coming around the circle.

    I hope you and Steve have a fun trip. We are going for four days in Feb - the 23rd to 27th.

    I'm curious to read about your hits and misses from November. You'll have to hurry up with that one. ;)
     
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  10. Steppesister

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    EEK! Ouch! So sorry about your thumb; such a bummer!

    I love them during the Party! So funny and corny in a spooky way!

    AAwwww, you did it!

    Oy yeah, nice one! The colors are great in this one!
     
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  11. suse66

    suse66 Mickey Bars should be a daily food group!

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    I really want to do this brunch too! One trip I will finally get there.

    Just give me ALL the scones. And the cream AND the jam!

    She is adorable!

    Both are on our list for July so I'll be eager to hear your thoughts on them.

    I was so sad I missed seeing them at my first MNSSHP! Next time for sure.

    I'm laughing at the the thought of you stealthily stalking Br'er Bear through Fronteirland!

    Love this picture!
     
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  12. wdwnut61

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    Ouch! Is your thumb doing better?

    Great shot

    Definitely the Halloween PP shots are so cool

    That's a shame we loved the previous Capt. Jack
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    He hugged you're ear off lol

    Beautiful shot ::yes::


    I hope you and Steve have a great trip :hug:
     
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  13. ariane37

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    Hi Kari, you sound like my kind of gal. Maybe we should meet up in Disney one day and suck down some drinks with fermented fruit in them :drinking1

    We met them years ago in AK, nobody stuck in any of their orifices! I wish they met regularly, they could meet in Frontierland where Woody and Jessie used to meet. Hey! Maybe I should go work for Disney!

    It's crazy they don't let the rare characters meet, I didn't end up seeing her but I heard Cruella was the same :( Just wandering around, being fun and interacting a bit with guests but no actual meet.
    You're there now :cheer2: I hope you're having a wonderful time, and I bet you're leaving about when we get down there next weekend lol!

    :thanks: It's definitely better but I messed it up bad :guilty:

    ::yes:: Look out CM, Ima comin' for da bear!

    It is! "Will the real Jack Sparrow please stand up, please stand up, please stand up" (you may be too young to get that reference :laughing:)

    Yup, some may say the best kind of trip lol. Neither kid wants to miss school again - well, Ricky is fine not going to school but hates having to make up the work, whereas Chris actually hates missing school. So it's just us! Actually the 3 Disney trips I have planned this year are all kid-free!

    LOVE them both :thumbsup2 I've been considering the Wave for Tuesday, we've only done that once and I've been wanting to go back

    I will not believe you're skipping Disney ALL year till I see it!

    I guess it's the budget cuts :sad2: cutting realistic looking actors. I've seen pictures of some questionable looking princesses lately too I hate to say.

    I'm dying to start it, debating whether I should do it this week before we go away! And yes of course I have our picture :goodvibes and will feature it in both my dining AND TR lol
     
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  14. ariane37

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    Extremely inconvenient :headache: I keep doing things without thinking first that it will hurt, and then it hurts more!

    lol, I now it drives some people crazy not to have each day planned down to a T, with a schedule of the order they'll ride rides. I can't do it Steve wouldn't like it, my boys wouldn't, and I know we'd be switching it up anyway so what's the point??? Definitely do more of a schedule as far as FP's and dining when the boys come though just because they don't want to sit around as much, walk around Epcot, etc.

    Well, it was a crowded party :rolleyes: I'm sure Main St. was worse! I still suggest watching from Frontierland because it's one of the least crowded areas, and hopefully your party won't be on the overly crowded side!

    I know, that's annoying too! I did manage to get a picture with Big Al once when the CM walked away briefly lol, but mostly I watch other people try running after them as they're running away from guests!

    :love:

    No, I wanted to go once but Steve didn't; now he does! I've recently read a couple more great reviews of it and so did he so I think we're really going to try hitting it up.

    Definitely what we like. Even though our kids are older it's still much easier to rearrange plans when they aren't along; less people to agree basically lol.

    Um, I must fight you in May pirate:

    It's really the MAIN reason I keep wanting to do the party! I love the song, I know it gets on some peoples' nerves but I could listen to "Boo to You" all day :goodvibes

    Ha ha and Happy New Year!
    And an early Happy Valentine's Day if we both get behind again :rotfl2:

    Chris and Steve love the burgers at GP!

    This IS the one who went to Disney to meet his GF, but luckily not that girlfriend. However not sure how much better this one is...........
    I shouldn't say that. She seems like a sweetheart, hopefully she is, long story but none of us have known her long.................but we're having another grandbaby!!! I want a grandson; we may be finding out tomorrow!

    Same here :)

    Yes because it's Christmas and he got what he wanted; he always smiles when he gets what he wants lmao!!

    That's the truth, I've found so many simple yet necessary things I do each day that I can't do, like turn the key in my car with my right hand now. KILLS me! It's better but I've re-hurt it a few times, too #annoyingashell

    I'm excited for you, even a more crowded MNSSHP is awesome!
     
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  15. ariane37

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    That's mainly what I do with FP's, book our favorites and don't worry about rope dropping most of the time, don't care if we "miss" some of the big ones. Much different when we take the boys because they don't want to wander Epcot like we do and they want to get on as many rides as we can, so I have to try to optimize that!

    :thanks:

    I saw that in the WL thread, have a great time!

    I SO want to get that started! I don't think I've ever waited this long to start a report after my trip..............

    No good! BTW how are you feeling?

    They're facial expressions while singing were great, too!

    Again such a compliment coming from you :hug:

    Thank you, we think so :goodvibes and she prefers me over Steve so I like that lol

    I promise to review them either here or in my TR asap after we return!

    :laughing: I think I looked like a moron, just staring at him and everyone who got close :bitelip:

    Mmm, a bit. Overall yes, but I still can't do certain things and I hurt it BAD again while cleaning a stupid bathroom the other day :sad2: I have a feeling I should see a doctor, but that takes time lol

    Thank you!!
     
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  16. buzzrelly

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    That's amazing! Congratulations, and I hope you get your boy! :-)
     
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  17. mamamelody2

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    Just found your TR and went through the whole thing last night and today.
    What an amazing trip! That suite is ridonkulous!! Wow!
    I am also enjoying living vicariously through you a bit as I would like to get my drink on more in WDW but I am just too cheap for that! LOL.
     
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  18. ariane37

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    Hi all ! This might be short on words because my thumb is not much better :rolleyes: I believe a doctors visit is in order once I return from DISNEY!!!

    Speaking of, our trip was supposed to begin this Sunday with a 6:30 AM flight down. But as luck would have it our first big snowstorm of the year is also supposed to be coming around that time.

    What to do what-to-do........:scratchin

    Change that flight to Saturday morning at 10:30 AM! Yup, we made the decision to move our flight a couple days ago because seats were going fast on all Saturday flights from our two closest airports and luckily this was fine with my mom. Steve's one request was that we go on the cheap for that night :( so we are staying at All Star Movies Saturday which will be new to both of us but, BUT, I was able to get my TA rate at Beach lub for our original three nights so now we are there instead of French Quarter!! Whoo!!! Not that I minded French Quarter but I definitely prefer Beach lub! We'e stayed at Boardwalk four times Yacht once and Beach one but we were in the Villas, so I'm looking forward to being in the main building. Maybe I will request @kastoney's scaffolding view from her August trip........



    Moving on, with an extra day now I couldn't help thinking about Saturday plans. What to do, what-to-do............:scratchin How about.....

    Book DAH at HS for Saturday!
    Guess what I'm going to ride over and over and over!!


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    Hmm, it's going to be cold but hopefully the skies aren't as dark! First picture I grabbed though. Seriously I'm SO excited about this, I'm giddy! Like when you have Kohl's cash AND a 30% off coupon both good at the SAME TIME giddy! What I decided is this:

    Saturday, 1/19:
    arrive approx 1:15; go to AS Movies to drop bags, go to DS. Made Morimoto reservation at 5:00 through Open Table in case we don't make it and then take bus to Yacht Club and boat to HS. DAH starts at 8:30 but you can get in at 7.
    Sunday 1/20:

    Don't wake up too early, check out and head right to Epcot for some festival stuff. Keeping Citricos dinner and want to watch HEA from there, however I believe the high for the day right now is 65 and the low is 40 so not sure if we'll want to sit outside!
    Monday 1/21:
    Going to change our HS FP's to something else if I get around to it. Holding out for finally getting to Jellyrolls!
    Tuesday 1/22:
    Keeping our MK FP's and that's all I got, other than going back to Epcot if we want to do more festival stuff.

    Still want to eat at Tutto Gusto and I'm kind of feeling Yak and Yeti, too! That's it for now. Fingers crossed the storm doesn't shift now to Sunday! So far it' looking good and I'm really excited about this trip :goodvibes I even picked up just a couple new things when I went to the Disney outlet before New Years:

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    I have a similar white fleece with Minnie on it but it only has a half zip; however I couldn't resist this with Maleficient!

    It's going to be on the chilly side while we're down there; Sunday's high is predicted to be 60 with a low in the 40's so another long sleeve Disney shirt was perfect:

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    How about some more Sept trip now?

    Still Hangin' With Dead Folk
    MNSSHP Con't
    We were about to watch my favorite parade in all of Disney:

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    Now that it's going on 3 months past Halloween you've all seen numerous pics from the party, so I'll just show you a few of my fave pics from the parade. Which are basically just the few that came out decent:

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    Now, after parade fulfillment and enough time stalking some Br'er's it was time to finally leave Frontierland. We were headed to the not-to-miss attraction when you're at a Halloween party, Haunted Mansion! I needed to see Madame Carlotta, our last party in 2014 was, I believe, the year she started coming out, and we'd missed her both times we went to see her. This time we were in luck:

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    If you haven't stopped to listen to her and you're ever at a party - DO IT. She's hysterical with her guest interactions, both with children and adults!
    On our way out I did another PP pic:

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    Seriously the best PP ops this party, I hope they bring lots of them back or add more cool ones this year! Speaking of, hello super early release date on party dates/tickets!
    After this we went over to Peter Pan which had a 20 minute wait. You would think less for a party but remember, it was crowded. I like riding this at least once a trip and hadn't yet, and I really don't mind the queue since it's so cute now! Next we searched for Cruella which was a bust so backtracked in to Liberty Square for another PP pic. Unfortunately I'm at my photo limit so I'll share that next time, when we return from Disney!


     
  19. ariane37

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    :welcome: I'm glad you're following along and hope you're enjoying!

    OMG it was seriously crazy! In Nov. when we pulled up to Saratoga Springs Chris asked, "can we be upgraded here like you guys were at the Grand Floridian?" No chance buddy no chance :laughing: But really we are so grateful we got to experience that once! ONCE lol

    I hear you, it definitely gets expensive drinking there We drink more when we don't have the kids - but still drink when we do ;)
     
  20. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Have a great trip. We are still not to be getting alot of snow. But I am kind of hoping they are wrong. I am hopgin for a snow day or something!

    Have you guys been to Morimotos yet? Get the ribs!
     
  21. missjackiemcg

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    Awwww, I love this and the quote at the bottom!!!

    I have never been to WDW at Halloween, and probably won't until I retire from teaching!! ......of course, I always thought I'd never get to be there for my birthday until I retired from teaching, and I have a countdown right now that says otherwise, so I guess you never know!!! :)

    Have a wonderful trip!!!!!!!
     

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