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Old 07-12-2009, 07:34 AM   #751
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I'm glad you got to enjoy some attractions at DHS before the rain began. Great start to your solo adventure.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:54 AM   #752
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Just got these last updates read.... Brown Derby again looked great! I am thinking I will go for this one in Dec... I remember it being very good! That strawberry cheesecake DOES look good!

Glad you got to ride TSM together!

It is nice to have some down time, I am sure that evening in was a good strategy for taking your time and getting ready for your mom... how fun! I can't wait to hear about that!
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:14 AM   #753
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A lot of updates this week!

That's the first time I've seen pictures of the characters from Up - cool!

Glad you both got your cowboy and gangster.

Sad to see Jen go, but I'm loving hearing about your solo time. I think it would be cool to be there alone and do what you want - for a little bit anyway.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:24 AM   #754
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Sounds like a nice relaxing afternoon in DHS! I feel the same way about that park...nearly tied for second place. You are right, there is something about it being smaller that makes you feel like you can take your time a little more.

I found your thoughts on Little Mermaid interesting. I was 16 when that movie came out and for me, it was all about the romance. Now as a parent, I probably feel the parent letting the child go thing more. I honestly never saw it as sad that Ariel was leaving her family (cause she had her man!) Funny that 9 years between us can make such a difference in outlook
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:42 AM   #755
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I'm glad you got to enjoy some attractions at DHS before the rain began. Great start to your solo adventure.
I probably could have stuck it out for a bit longer but I didn't want to have to wait forever for a bus in the rain. I was happy to miss most of it.

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Just got these last updates read.... Brown Derby again looked great! I am thinking I will go for this one in Dec... I remember it being very good! That strawberry cheesecake DOES look good!

Glad you got to ride TSM together!

It is nice to have some down time, I am sure that evening in was a good strategy for taking your time and getting ready for your mom... how fun! I can't wait to hear about that!
Brown Derby is delightful, such a great place to relax too.

I was very happy for my relaxing evening.

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A lot of updates this week!

That's the first time I've seen pictures of the characters from Up - cool!

Glad you both got your cowboy and gangster.

Sad to see Jen go, but I'm loving hearing about your solo time. I think it would be cool to be there alone and do what you want - for a little bit anyway.
The characters from Up are very cute, I wish I had gone back to see them.

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Sounds like a nice relaxing afternoon in DHS! I feel the same way about that park...nearly tied for second place. You are right, there is something about it being smaller that makes you feel like you can take your time a little more.

I found your thoughts on Little Mermaid interesting. I was 16 when that movie came out and for me, it was all about the romance. Now as a parent, I probably feel the parent letting the child go thing more. I honestly never saw it as sad that Ariel was leaving her family (cause she had her man!) Funny that 9 years between us can make such a difference in outlook
That's so funny. I think my little girl self couldn't fathom loving someone enough to leave my family. As I got old I saw more of the romance.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:35 AM   #756
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Did you all know that DHS (when it was MGM) used to have a Hidden Mickey built into the actual park? You can see it here in this park map-center but upside down. It was visible from the sky -Echo Lake is one ear....the other ear was sort of painted on the roofs of buildings. And you could see it on early park maps. Sadly all you can see now on the maps is part of Mickey's mouth and nose.
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All caught up! Some great eats LL! You have introduced to some new snacks I must try in Oct. opcorn The corn dog nuggets and cream cheese pretzel look very yummy. So sorry about the rain and your feet hurting but it looks like you made the best of it.
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Did you all know that DHS (when it was MGM) used to have a Hidden Mickey built into the actual park? You can see it here in this park map-center but upside down. It was visible from the sky -Echo Lake is one ear....the other ear was sort of painted on the roofs of buildings. And you could see it on early park maps. Sadly all you can see now on the maps is part of Mickey's mouth and nose.
That is one very cool piece of Disney trivia and I would love to have one of those maps! You really do learn something new everyday on the DIS!
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What a great solo afternoon/evening. Glad you found your groove!

TSM is so much fun, isn't it? Although I've been through One Man's Dream twice before you got pics of some things I haven't seen. I am so looking forward to exploring it more carefully this trip. And capping it off with dinner at Brown Derby.

Oh, my friends the Muppets. How I them. That's another area I want to really explore this time. And see the WHOLE pre-show. And find the key under the map. See the net full of jello.

SO very sorry your feet gave you such trouble. I hate having to stand on the bus at the end of a long day. I know you are planning lots of blister preventatives for your next trip-- I wonder if it was all the rain that exacerbated the issues? Hopefully we won't have that to contend with in Sept/Oct!
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You did great on your own! I'm glad you finally got to talk to your mom on the phone!
It seems to me that the rain forced you to give your feet some much needed rest!
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:23 PM   #761
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You and Brooklynn would get along just dandy! She has seen Little Mermaid about a thousand times. Considering she's not even three yet, that could be a record. She is the cutest thing singing along with all of the songs.

I always think about poor Triton, too. He loved his little girl so much that he gave her up for what he knew she wanted.

Alone time resting in the room with some good eats sounds good.

Seeing the updated bedspread made me wish Pop was ready to update. Music and Sports seem so clean and bright now in comparison. I guess Movies will be next, though, and then they'll start on Pop. Who knows?

Keep those pictures coming! It's getting me more and more ready to go!
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Great solo time! I'm glad you got into your solo groove and we able to enjoy yourself before the downpour.

I can imagine you eating that cheesecake and it gave me a laugh.
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Nice update. I never noticed the sign that said that the Jolly Holiday dress at One Man's Dream was a replica! I thought it was the real thing. Now I feel a little crushed.

Sounds like a fun day. Too bad it had to end with rain. Looking forward to another fantastic day.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:22 PM   #764
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Ooo I'm sorry about the rain but it seems like you had a nice night and it was probably good for you feet too! I hope you don't have feet problems on your next trip. I love the Little Mermaid Show, it was my absolute favorite movie when I was little too. I used to watch it all the time!! I love the Muppet Show too, I used to watch the Muppet Show on tv when I was younger!!
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I used to watch Muppet Babies a lot growing up, does anyone else remember that show? Then I started getting into the Muppet Movies and then the Muppet Show.

Yes, I did know that. Walt actually enticed Julie Andrews into Mary Poppins by offering Tony a costume designing position on the movie. I think he did most everything if I am not mistaken. I wish Marc could do that too! Wouldn't that be amazing?
I used to watch the Muppet Babies! We LOVED that show. You never did get to see the Mom did you? Just her legs and her nifty tights.

That is a really neat factoid about Mary Poppins and the costume designer. I had no idea! I think he did a GREAT job.

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Did you all know that DHS (when it was MGM) used to have a Hidden Mickey built into the actual park? You can see it here in this park map-center but upside down. It was visible from the sky -Echo Lake is one ear....the other ear was sort of painted on the roofs of buildings. And you could see it on early park maps. Sadly all you can see now on the maps is part of Mickey's mouth and nose.
Another awesome bit of trivia! Wow! I wish they wouldn't have destroyed it. Very clever.


LL, sounds like you had a GREAT evening being solo! All the way from enjoying to DHS to "me time" in the hotel. I hope your feet start to feel much better for when your Mom arrives...
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