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Old 10-27-2009, 07:02 AM   #136
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Kim Possible is a MUST DO!!! Z & Chase LOVED it!!! We have done several "missions" now and the boys - especially Z really get into it! They are great, because of the interaction, and the kids get to learn a bit about the culture of other people. Highly recommend it.. Sammy will totally dig it!!!

So jealous that you and the big lug got your pic at Epcot!

Love the schedule for Epcot.. gotta do Soarin'.. Test Track and MS.. (green line of course).. after that.. it's all good..
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Like Coach does Soarin' He's the fastpass runner to Test Track while we are on Soarin.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:03 PM   #138
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Like Coach does Soarin' He's the fastpass runner to Test Track while we are on Soarin.
I was about to comment on that. As if he would get on it!
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #139
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So, I stayed home today with Cooper. We both have a sinus infection.

I must say, though. I am certainly happy that we changed the date of our vacation. If we would have kept the February dates, I would have had to partake in all the craziness today trying to get my ADRs. That is absolutely crazy! The system crashed before it even opened for the day! I am expecting my early moring on November 23rd to be a lot less stressful than this morning.
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Kim Possible is a MUST DO!!! Z & Chase LOVED it!!! We have done several "missions" now and the boys - especially Z really get into it! They are great, because of the interaction, and the kids get to learn a bit about the culture of other people. Highly recommend it.. Sammy will totally dig it!!!

So jealous that you and the big lug got your pic at Epcot!

Love the schedule for Epcot.. gotta do Soarin'.. Test Track and MS.. (green line of course).. after that.. it's all good..
I know the boys loved it. Sam asked about it last summer, but we never got around to it. The use of the cell phone was initial interest for him.

As far as our photo at Epcot, we figured what better way to commemorate our newlywed status at that time.

You hitting up Soarin this time or still get too sick?
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We like all those rides as well. Our first park day (Sun) will be at AK. I am hoping Cayley will be 40 inches as well.
I'll send some pixie dust your way in hopes of Cayley's growth. We normally do AK on the Sunday of our trip, but we are hoping for SWW. If they occur after we leave, we would probably hit up AK that day too.
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A look back at our last trip - Day 2, heading to DHS

When we go to WDW, I am always the first person to wake up in the morning. I get myself completely ready first and then wake up Bryan and the boys. Since we had the kitchen in our room, we had a few groceries for breakfast in the kitchen, but I love the chocolate chip croissants at Mara. I got up on that Sunday morning and got myself ready like usual. However, I woke up Bryan before I left for Mara and told him to get the boys ready that I was going get 2-3 three croissants. So, I walked myself from Kidani to Jambo, picked up 3 croissants, and walked back to our room at Kidani in about 10-12 minutes. When I returned, the boys and Bryan were all dressed, and they were just starting to eat breakfast. They asked if they could have breakfast on the balcony so they could watch the animals. We of course said yes.





After eating, we headed down to the bus stop. I must say that if you are in the Timon section of Kidani Village the bus stop is so easily accessible. We were out there waiting for the bus by 7:30. Of course, we were the only ones out at the bus stop. We waited for maybe 10 minutes and were on our way.



Don’t they all look thrilled. My boys LOVE to sit on the back of the bus. I don’t understand it. It is the hottest part of the bus. It is right above the engine.

When we stopped at Jambo House, no one got onto the bus there either. Bryan looked at me at that point and told me that this is how you know that you get to the park a bit early – you are the only fools on the bus. I don’t care.

The ride to DHS took us about 10 minutes. Sam got so excited to hear the Star Wars music playing as we walked to the gates. They of course had to take their picture.



We walk up to the turnstiles and see some familiar faces. Our friends, the Boquets, are at the turnstile directly to our left. Thank goodness they were there though. I think I would have gone nuts if Sam didn’t have Zach or Cooper did not have “My Lisa” to talk to while we waited. (Up until recently, Cooper could not say Mrs. Alisa, so he would call her My Lisa. He can say her name correctly now, and it breaks Alisa’s heart since she is no longer his Lisa.)
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Awww....It's bittersweet when they start to lose the baby talk and start becoming "big kids" isn't it?

We're the crazy people standing by ourselves at the bus stop too. Love, love, love rope drop and the opening shows.

So when were you there last year...I've apparently forgotten? We were there for opening weekend of SWW (Memorial Day weekend). I'm hoping it is happening again one of the weekends we're there. Joe really enjoyed it.
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Awww....It's bittersweet when they start to lose the baby talk and start becoming "big kids" isn't it?

We're the crazy people standing by ourselves at the bus stop too. Love, love, love rope drop and the opening shows.

So when were you there last year...I've apparently forgotten? We were there for opening weekend of SWW (Memorial Day weekend). I'm hoping it is happening again one of the weekends we're there. Joe really enjoyed it.
It is bittersweet. I think Alisa was hoping he could say her name, but was choosing not. I know she'll correct me if I am wrong.

Bryan used to not be a rope drop believer, but he has found that it actually fits our travel style best.

We were there for the second weekend. Our actual dates were May 30-June 5. We were at DHS for SWW on May 31st. We are hoping they follow the same schedule as last year. If so, we'll be there for the first weekend.
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It is a good thing you changed your trip dates and didn't have to try and make ADR's today!! Did you see all the posts from people asking why they the lines are busy? Uggg I feel so sorry for them! I hate that they changed back to the 180 days. I know for most people it's a good thing, but for me, none of my trips are planned 6 months or more in advance!

I like how you're making this PTR a TR as well. Makes for entertaining reading.

Hope you guys feel better soon!
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Cute pics, my girls also like the back of the bus. We are hoping my SWW as well. Very cute about "My Lisa". Our realtor's name is Melissa and Cayley calls her "A lissa"
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I know the boys loved it. Sam asked about it last summer, but we never got around to it. The use of the cell phone was initial interest for him.

As far as our photo at Epcot, we figured what better way to commemorate our newlywed status at that time.

You hitting up Soarin this time or still get too sick?
My soarin' days are over.. unless I use my patented "superman" technique again
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Nice pic of the hubby in the back of the bus.. he is so excited, eh???? Byran has slowly, but surely been brought over to the dark side.. he is a Disney freak now.. whether he wants to admit it or not... It was good to see you guys there that early for SWW as well.. that was a great day, can't wait to see more of it!!!
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It does break my heart that I'm not called "My Lisa" anymore I only have nieces and only from DHs side; So this was so special to me. But I love the little bugger anyway. Sammy,too. The Trahan boys, oh and Megan and Bryan, are very special to our family. We consider them family! What better family--we all love Disney!
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It is a good thing you changed your trip dates and didn't have to try and make ADR's today!! Did you see all the posts from people asking why they the lines are busy? Uggg I feel so sorry for them! I hate that they changed back to the 180 days. I know for most people it's a good thing, but for me, none of my trips are planned 6 months or more in advance!

I like how you're making this PTR a TR as well. Makes for entertaining reading.

Hope you guys feel better soon!
I know! I am so glad I didn't have to deal with all that mess. I am one of those that like the 180 day ADRs. I am glad you are enjoying the combo here.

I already feel much better thatn I did yesterday.


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Cute pics, my girls also like the back of the bus. We are hoping my SWW as well. Very cute about "My Lisa". Our realtor's name is Melissa and Cayley calls her "A lissa"
What is the deal with the back of the bus? I don't get it. It is sooooo hot since you sit above the engine. It just boggles my mind sometimes.

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My soarin' days are over.. unless I use my patented "superman" technique again
I wish I could have a video or some sort of picture of this technique. I'd love to see it in action.

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Nice pic of the hubby in the back of the bus.. he is so excited, eh???? Byran has slowly, but surely been brought over to the dark side.. he is a Disney freak now.. whether he wants to admit it or not... It was good to see you guys there that early for SWW as well.. that was a great day, can't wait to see more of it!!!
You see the trick is is that he wanted to be up early because we were going somewhere HE wanted to go. He had been looking forward to that one day. He wanted to get as much time with meeting characters and, most of all, checking out the collectibles as he could before the parade. I do believe he is a full Disney freak now. He has such a good time while we are there. He loves to see how the boys are in the parks.

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It does break my heart that I'm not called "My Lisa" anymore I only have nieces and only from DHs side; So this was so special to me. But I love the little bugger anyway. Sammy,too. The Trahan boys, oh and Megan and Bryan, are very special to our family. We consider them family! What better family--we all love Disney!
I know it killed you when he finally said Mrs. Alisa. It was something special just for you. What a nice thing for you to say. You know that yall are like family with us as well. However, I sometimes worry about how close Bryan and Randy can be.
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