I think I remember you sharing about this, maybe on FB or a different TR? In any case, such a horrible tragedy, and during what should have been the highest of highs for you and Luke. So sorry you had to go through that pain.
Haha! Sounds like a great dinner to me!LOL, I ate most of my snack box the following night around 6 p.m. before going to bed in preparation of another early wake up for the 10K. Talk about dinner of champions!!!!
Thank you!Such awful news.
I'm so sorry that happened. Both to your Uncle and to your family.
Just a few seconds in the microwave is enough to slightly melt the caramel and make it super gooey - so good!That looks delicious! And... will take note of the microwave tip.
I'm honestly not sure... I've just always liked those pictures....While you guys look great... why do you consider them your faves?
I'm typically not an emotional person at all! But I guess that day was just too much.Oh, no.... You poor thing.
Me too! I wish it was longer!So glad you loved it.
I find half the fun of Tower of Terror are the other people on the elevator with you.That video was fun. See what you mean!
Thank you! It was a very emotional time!That is horrible!!! I am so sorry you had to go through all of that right before the wedding!
I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one!Nope, that happens to me too. And really why it's not my favorite ride. I always debate skipping it for that reason.
I love that it launches you upwards, and it's just so much fun!I TOTALLY agree! Guardians is just so much fun!
Thank you!Aw, so sorry about your uncle's accident. And during your wedding week too! What a bunch of emotions it must have been for your family.
It's always my right ear that hurts the most on RnRc, which is the side with my industrial piercing - which I can't remove.Glad you were able to at least enjoy the rest of your day. I too knock my ears around on RnRC! I have to take off my earrings if I'm wearing any because...ouch!
Oh no! I'm always scared of losing things on that ride!I've also lost my magic band twice on the ride! I think the friction of the handlebars undid the magic band and it flew off. Once they were able to recover it and once they did not. It was a limited edition R2 D2 one too! But luckily I bought a backup lol. Now with the AP clasp it doesn't come off, whew!
And that's an excellent reason!I'm honestly not sure... I've just always liked those pictures....
I'm typically not an emotional person at all! But I guess that day was just too much.
Yes!I find half the fun of Tower of Terror are the other people on the elevator with you.
Once on a California trip, we rode TOT pretty late at night (this was back when it still was TOT and not Guardians), and the cast member loading the elevator asked if it was anyone's first time riding - it wasn't. So we had this entire elevator filled with locals/frequent visitors and it still stands out as one of the most memorable rides I've ever been on. Everyone was laughing, no one was scared and every single person was just having a good time <3
I have purchased one... but never eaten one.Luke knew where to go on this trip to get the famous Carrot Cake Cookie!
That thing's huge! I might try it, but... only if someone else bought it and offered me a taste.I took a picture of this just because I thought it was ridiculous – but I don’t think I’d actually enjoy it…
I just wish they didn’t have stupid raisins – but not to worry, I do some surgery and remove them all before eating haha.
He is too alive!!!We decided to go visit BB-8, which was weird. You go in and stand beside a robot that beeps at you and moves its head… I guess I’m just not a fan of the non-living character meets?
so everyone, meet Frederick the AT-AT
Good!!Yes - this was over three years ago. Yes - I still have this. Yes - we still refer to him as Frederick, and he was on our Star Wars tree earlier this year haha.
You have to!We stopped to watch Jedi Training for a few minutes, I really hope that’s something that still exists when Jocelyn is old enough for it!
Okay! Standing by!I took a picture of Frederick the AT-AT sitting on my lap on the bus haha – I took lots of pictures of all the adventures he had that day haha – just wait for the next part of this trip report!
My Soul sisterI just wish they didn’t have stupid raisins
What demons are they making over there! YUCK! No WAY!but I don’t think I’d actually enjoy it…
I totally agree with this. They should put him in the queue for a picture spot. like the rest of the robots in Galaxy edge!I guess I’m just not a fan of the non-living character meets?
this is so amazing,,. I cannot control my excitement over this guy!Yes - this was over three years ago. Yes - I still have this. Yes - we still refer to him as Frederick, and he was on our Star Wars tree earlier this year haha.
I have a feeling they will keep this around for decades..I really hope that’s something that still exists when Jocelyn is old enough for it! It’s so cute, and some of the kids are so hilarious, and are so into it!
I am SO excited to hear about Fredrick's adventure. and honestly he is BIG! so much bigger then i had thought!I took lots of pictures of all the adventures he had that day haha – just wait for the next part of this trip report!
Love the tree. And your DD is adorable!!
Your daughter is beautiful! should be in movies!
I love it! But how did you get that home?!?!I decided on Frederick… so everyone, meet Frederick the AT-AT <3. Yes - this was over three years ago. Yes - I still have this. Yes - we still refer to him as Frederick, and he was on our Star Wars tree earlier this year haha.
Me too!I really enjoy the walking trails at Animal Kingdom. It’s a great, leisurely way to see more animals up close.
#ThanksPhotopassI’m including this one because it makes me laugh – I think the photopass photographer might need a bit more training since we were clearly standing still here hahaha
We're also bigs fans of the Nomad Lounge! One of our favourite respites from the business of the park.
My favourite show! (You probably already know that.) Glad you got to see it! We also love Festival of the Lion King (I think that's still Nathan's favourite,) but Nemo just does it for me. I actually just listened to the whole soundtrack again this morning on the treadmill.
The show was really cute! Festival of the Lion King is still my favourite show at Animal Kingdom, but I can’t believe it took us until our third trip to actually go see Nemo – we’ll definitely go see this again (although that didn’t happen on trip #4 or trip #5….)
I only quoted this because I was impressed with Luke's coffee drinking. I can't drink a coffee any time after basically lunch time or I'll be up half the night.we got into line and waited over 20 minutes before ordering a coffee for Luke, and a hot chocolate for me.
Seeing as I only just finished our anniversary trip from 3 years ago, I'm definitely not judging!Anyone remember this trip report? The trip itself happened over 3 years ago, and I haven't even updated anything in over a year - but I'm still going to try and finish it, even if it's just for myself! Hopefully some of you are still interested...
Amen!But, we’re at Disney, so sleeping in just meant we were up by 8am instead of 6:30am haha.
Wait, what!?!? I didn't notice that. That's hilarious!We walked around the Expo itself, checking out a few booths. One spot was handing out boxes of instant potatoes, and this was the funniest thing in the world to me – see picture below hahahaha.
Excellent choice.After entering Epcot through the International Gateway, we stopped in Canada to watch the band. They were playing some Great Big Sea
I'm so glad I tuned back in to this report just in time to read the update about our Dismeet! That was a great meet, and I'm so glad we hit it off and have been able to keep in touch here and there since then.Our destination – our third Fastpass selection of the day! It’s rare for us to make a Fastpass this late in the day, but we had scheduled it to coincide with meeting another couple – my first true DisMeet! We were meeting up with Meghan and Nathan at the Character Spot (Mickey, Minnie and Goofy).
It was amazing how much we, two complete strangers, had in common! And that we lived so close for years, went to the same school a few years apart, and had to travel all the way to Florida to finally meet! I sometimes struggle with Dismeets because I find it a little challenging to meet new people for the first time, but you and Luke were such a treat and made it easy!Meghan and I had met on the Disboards, an online Disney forum – but we both came from the same small province, had both attended the same University (just a few years apart) and we both had our weddings through DFTW with the Escape package (which is something not even offered anymore). Conversation was easy, and before we knew it we were at the front of the line.
ahaha this is such an awkward picture! Another #ThanksPhotopass moment for sure!This next picture cracks me up – sorry Meghan for sharing it! We both look so awkward and unsure of what to do haha –
Ooh yes, somehow I actually remember this! You had a Minnie hat with you, so I remember you doing a little quick change while you waited to meet her so the two of you would match. I also think it's hilarious how in this photo the couples have switched up, so now you and I are a couple, and Nathan and Luke are an item!Before meeting Minnie, I apparently changed my hat?
Club Cool. Always missed, never forgotten. (Though I saw the comments after this that it was apparently coming back this summer!)before stopping at Club Cool to sample some Coca-Cola products from around the world (RIP Club Cool!)
So unfortunate! Right before your race!I ended up missing the last two steps on the stairs (facepalm). I didn’t fall down, but I definitely hurt something – impeccable timing the night before a runDisney event.
Fall off, I did!Nice! I've almost met her, and now she seems to have fallen off the DIS.
I didn't realize Club Cool was supposed to come back!? Did it ever happen? Is it still supposed to? I was so sad to hear it was closing.Not so fast! It's coming back this summer!
SUCH a big difference! And you had really cute character photos!I handed over my phone to get a photo with that, but I also downloaded the photos taken by Photopass – what a difference! The cast members using your phone don’t zoom or anything – it’s not difficult to tell which photo is which –
Yes, that was SUCH a cold morning. A good portion of that trip was super cold, but that morning...getting up early to run...soooo [literally] freezing. I seem to remember it was about -1C when I checked on my phone a while before we started running.They also looked much better when we tried them at home, we weren’t expecting it to be so cold!
So sorry you were in such rough shape after your injury. You were a real trooper to stick with it.you can see the pain on my face in a few of these pictures
Vacation Genie was such a highlight for mewe did get to meet Jiminy Cricket, vacation Genie
Yes, we should have all had a mini-Epic-meet! This was back in the days before the Epicness began and we all knew each other better. (I feel like I know everyone better, even though I had to miss out on the Epic trip!) I feel like if this happened again in future, we'd definitely have a group Dismeet planned.I forgot that you and Luke had done this 5K the same year I did with Arianna!! We planned poorly, there should definitely have been a DIS meet that trip!
Haha it makes me excited, too!As we entered the queue line, a cast member stopped me – and handed me the red card! I was the chosen one! It’s kind of stupid how excited I get about this thing haha –
That's awesome! We just went with paper bags which were pretty cheap, and I like the idea of Disney parks bags even better! Nice that they gifted them to you.We had tossed around a few ideas for actual bags to put everything into, but we had already gone over our budget for welcome bags so we ended up just asking for extra Disney parks bags at a gift shop earlier in the week, and once we explained what they were for there was no issue giving us a stack of them. Score!
Wow! You guys did great! Our bags definitely didn't have as much great stuff in them! We also didn't do shirts for everyone, just offered them the chance to order if they wanted their own. Your stuff looked great!I laid everything out on the spare bed, separated by person/couple – turns out we had a lot more than I thought we did for these bags!
I can only imagine how your heart must have dropped when you got this message. I'm so sorry this happened. I know you and your uncle were very close. Some of the best and worst memories for you on this trip.There was a single text message from my Mom, that was timestamped from the middle of the night – “Call me when you wake up.” I immediately knew it wasn’t good news, so with my heart sinking I called her.
These were great photos! Sometimes you and the photopass photographer and the day and everything all just aligns for great shots.hese are actually some of my favourite photos of Luke and I from this trip (you know, excluding our wedding photos haha) –
I'm sure everyone's emotions were running high. I can only imagine, but I'm sure I would have felt the same way and probably said the same thing. Such a horrible time and such hard decisions to make, but at the end of the day she was your mom and one of the most important people to be there for you on your wedding day.At one point she mentioned maybe cancelling altogether so she could stay with my uncle, and I believe I responded with something along the lines of “that’s fine. If you stay home I’ll never forgive you for missing my wedding.” (emotions were high, I felt bad after I said it – but I just wanted my Mommy at my wedding).
You're braver than I am! I MIIIIIIIGGHHTT have tried it if I weren't worried about it bothering my head/motion sickness with my brain condition, but that's still a BIG might.I was adamant that I would not get on Tower of Terror, the idea of it terrified me. I could see how disappointed Luke was, so I sucked it up and told him I’d try it once – turns out I loved it and we never miss it now haha.
Yum! Yes, I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like it's in a different place every time you try to find it! I can't eat it but Nathan can, so we've bought one a few times now.The location for this seems to change on each trip, but Luke knew where to go on this trip to get the famous Carrot Cake Cookie!
I took a picture of this just because I thought it was ridiculous – but I don’t think I’d actually enjoy it…
I just wish they didn’t have stupid raisins – but not to worry, I do some surgery and remove them all before eating haha.
Haha this is so cute! I remember seeing some of Frederick's adventures.After brainstorming with the cast member for a few seconds, I decided on Frederick… so everyone, meet Frederick the AT-AT <3. Yes - this was over three years ago. Yes - I still have this. Yes - we still refer to him as Frederick, and he was on our Star Wars tree earlier this year haha.
She would make an awesome Jedi when she gets a little older!We stopped to watch Jedi Training for a few minutes, I really hope that’s something that still exists when Jocelyn is old enough for it!
So cute!You can see Frederick the AT-AT on the tree behind my daughter
You'll definitely have to try one of those one day!I have purchased one... but never eaten one.
I bought one but was so full that just the thought of eating it was making me ill. (We had the DDP that time.)
I kept it for the next day, but was still too full to eat it. By the next day... I thought "It's been sitting, unrefrigerated, for 2 days now... cream cheese icing..."
It got tossed.
He is too alive!!!
Well... sorta... In spirit...
Hahahaha! I didn't even think of thatFrederick senior.
Thanks for standing by... for four monthsOkay! Standing by!
Raisins should not exist. Yuck.My Soul sister
Yes!I totally agree with this. They should put him in the queue for a picture spot. like the rest of the robots in Galaxy edge!
I was so excited about him!this is so amazing,,. I cannot control my excitement over this guy!
That thing was fun to get home hahaI am SO excited to hear about Fredrick's adventure. and honestly he is BIG! so much bigger then i had thought!
Thank you! <3.I love the idea of keeping a tree up all year. I wish I had a big enough house to do that. Your daughter is adorable.
Thank you!Love the tree. And your DD is adorable!!