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Old 08-12-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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Things I learned at DisneyWorld Aug.2014

Here are some of the things I learned at DisneyWorld last week. Not in any particular order. No kids, just adults( not unless you count my 19 year old squealing everytime she saw a character)

*Moles skins are lifesavers.
*Even well broken in shoes will hurt you feet.
*You can tell the difference from the Cast Members who love being at Disney and the ones who are just doing a job.
*The water isn't as bad has I've been told(could be because my water at home is worse).
* You never need as much stuff as you pack...especially into the park.
* Definitely watch the parades back by Liberty Square/ Frontierland. Though not on the benches at 3pm in August with the sun blaring down on you.
* Frogg Toggs come in very handy when you are waiting for the parade in the blaring sun.
* Akershus is well worth the money spent. 10:45am breakfast was fabulous.
* It's true...when you pick a pearl at Japan Pavilion, pick the hairiest/ugliest one you can find. Worked for me, I picked one with 2 pearls(one of the highlights of my trip)
* The cake cups at Cheshire Cafe are the best cupcakes I have ever had....truly
* Fast passes are great...but sometimes its fun to wait in line so you can see all the great things in the queue. I missed seeing all the fun stuff at Toy Story Mania.
* Tower of Terror is best when you ride with you arms in the air...just let go and have fun
*There are a lot of people out there who are oblivious to what is going on around them...or so wrapped up in their own vacation that they forget others are there.
* There are some really great families that have a blast at Disney.
* The Beverly really does taste horrible....though not as bad as I was expecting,
* For me....next time I will save all my fast passes for the afternoon and get there early enough ride while the lines are short.
*Magic Kingdom rope drop is wonderful!
* Animal Kingdom is just a giant zoo with one really great ride. Even though...I still love it.
* Sometimes, homemade Disney shirts don't hold up to all day wear in the hot sun.
* Tops with spaghetti straps do not hide your bra, neither does very thin see through tops.
* Disney Depression does exist....I need another trip to plan. Right now!!

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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Ha a lot of times I make advance reservations so I know I will be back within a short time!
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Hey, thanks for your review! We're excited for our upcoming trip in a few weeks.
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- Don't be afraid to talk to people! I had to ride a lot of rides alone. I made friends with a Mom and her 7 year old daughter on ToT. I had a great conversation with an off-duty CM waiting for RnRC.

- Don't be afraid to ask CMs for help if you need it.

- Don't be afraid to let loose and have fun. We road Journey into the Little Mermaid completely alone. COMPLETELY ALONE. We took up 4 clams, and made it a karaoke ride. The CMs could hear us and loved it, and we had an amazing time.

- It doesn't matter how awesome you look at rope drop. You will be a hot, sweaty mess by 1pm. Roll with it.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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I have a few more I remembered.

* Don't buy the dollar rain ponchos....they rip...its like putting a dry cleaner bag over you...super thin...go for the 4 doller ones
* I will get stuck on Pirates. It doesn't matter if its 'land or 'world, the ride will stop on me.
*Cross body bag worked better for me that Vera Bradley backpack.
* If you want to be original with you bag...don't carry a Vera Bradley, everyone has a Vera (unless you just bought the Disney version, then by all means show it off!!!)
* Driving two days to get to the D is fun going....but very sad and LONG coming home.
* Disney does not want you to leave. Every time I have been some thing has occurred to delay my departure time.
* Definitely get personal with the characters! I told Woody that my one of my daughter's first words was "Woody". He and Jesse made the meet very special. Same with Mickey when we told him it was her first time meeting him.
* Your shy daughter will let all inhibitions go at Disney. I have never heard her scream like she did on the rides. Plus she will belt out in song walking down any street at Disney and shout whatever character's name she sees walking past.
*I thought I was prepared for all the walking...nope, not at all. Needed to do far more walking prep
* Mine Train was AWESOME!
* Some things you bring back will still smell like Disney a week later
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #6
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Ha a lot of times I make advance reservations so I know I will be back within a short time!

I told my third daughter( a sophomore in HS) that when I take her for her graduation we'll do Universal the first day and Disney the rest of the time.....and a whole bunch of other stuff. Her comment was "you are already planning my trip?" UH, YEAH!!!!
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- Don't be afraid to talk to people! I had to ride a lot of rides alone. I made friends with a Mom and her 7 year old daughter on ToT. I had a great conversation with an off-duty CM waiting for RnRC.

- Don't be afraid to ask CMs for help if you need it.

- Don't be afraid to let loose and have fun. We road Journey into the Little Mermaid completely alone. COMPLETELY ALONE. We took up 4 clams, and made it a karaoke ride. The CMs could hear us and loved it, and we had an amazing time.

- It doesn't matter how awesome you look at rope drop. You will be a hot, sweaty mess by 1pm. Roll with it.
I know...I tried talking with some people. Some people were good others just kind of smiled and nodded and that was it. Mineral make up worked great for me in all the heat!!! I just have to laugh at some of our MemoryMaker photos...we look so beleaguered!!!

I do have to say that I was amazed that some of the CMs acted surprised that we would greet them and ask them how their day was. You could see the appreciation on their faces. Only a few would respond back with a "Im having a magical day". Most just looked stunned and said thank you
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