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Old 07-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #61
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Woohoo!! Thanks for another great update.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #62
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i'm waiting for piglet to be somewhere i've been before so i have a shot at guessing where he is. i've seen the yellow mears buses out in full force at end of day at MK when the monorail has been down. it was amazing; there were two buses at every stop. the lines were long, but moving constantly. it was NICE.

a no park day? does not compute. if there's a park open somewhere, i'm in it. makes me nervous for my june 2013 trip. thinking i'm gonna have to scale that back a bit.
You haven't been to those places yet? We had a great day even without setting foot in a park! I actually find them to be more relaxing than park days. They are great, but in a different way than being in the park.

Ugh on the monorail being down. I don't think it was down this night. These buses were servicing typical bus resorts. I have seen them do dual-loading before with the standard Disney Transport buses, but I don't recall ever seeing Mears or motor-coach type buses at the regular bus stops. I've only seen the fancy bus fleets at the Magic Express bus stops at the resorts. At those stops, I have seen DME buses, the cruise line transfer buses, and the yellow Mears buses. It was weird to see these "off-brand" motor-coaches! It was nice that they put the strollers in the luggage bins. The parents were probably glad they didn't have to hold them the whole ride also.

You're going in June 2013? What might you have to scale back?

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #63
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We got back to Pop Century at about 11:30, but I got a little distracted in the lobby on the way back to the room. Similar to the Memory Lane along the lake that has memorable moments from each year in timeline form, the lobby has a memory lane that showcases items from each decade in shadow boxes.
It’s funny how the 90s don’t seem that far in the past, but the technology looks so old! It was fun to look at all the stuff in the shadow boxes. I had some of the stuff growing up, and it brought back some fun memories. (Or, in the case of the graphing calculator, some frustrating math class memories!) Unfortunately, since they are behind glass, they don’t photograph well.

I love these, with all the old Disney stuff:




I wonder what this Monorail Game was like.


I have family in Seattle and have visited many times, so this is cool.


Old technology (and Chariots of Fire, which was just part of the Opening Ceremonies in London – ha!):


An Atari! Oh I wish we still had ours!


8 Tracks! Yeah, my family had some of those when I was growing up too.


A Cabbage Patch doll, My Little Ponies, and other miscellaneous toys and games from the 80s:


I believe these are 90s toys. We had a Game Boy, but not the one in the box. We had one that was green. And I found Waldo. Did you?



I also realized how old my coffee grinder is. I didn’t expect to see one of my kitchen appliances in a 1980s box.


These caught my eye because I used to live in NYC and I had been back visiting a friend in March and we had gone to the transit museum.

These are from Pop:






And these are from the MTA Transit Museum in Brooklyn:
A set of old signs (decorating the field trip cafeteria walls):


Old advertisements from inside the vintage trains on display:




The museum is built in what was a functioning train station. The have many actual trains from different time periods. I believe this is the one that they were using at the time of the World’s Fair:


We finally went back to the room to get ready for the next morning. In each room, you don’t get a shadow box, but you do get a poster for the decade your room is in.


We ended up getting to sleep at about 1:00am....and I had plans to eat breakfast, take a walk around the other half of the resort to take photos, check in to our next hotel, and make rope drop at the Magic Kingdom. Would we make it?
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Sounds like a great trip so far! Can't wait to hear the rest.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #65
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What resort did we check into the next morning?

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #66
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Sounds like a great trip so far! Can't wait to hear the rest.
Thank you.

I hope to get another update in later today, but I have to run some errands first and Walmart is on the list.
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Enjoying your trip report so far! Thanks for sharing. Not so good at the Where's Piglet since we havent been to the World in 6 years but loving seeing all the different places Piglet visited. Loved seeing the decade boxes - definately had some of those things (both the 80's and 90's - remember having that wheel of fortune hand held, as well as ponies and cp dolls gallore).
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #68
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Enjoying your trip report so far! Thanks for sharing. Not so good at the Where's Piglet since we havent been to the World in 6 years but loving seeing all the different places Piglet visited. Loved seeing the decade boxes - definately had some of those things (both the 80's and 90's - remember having that wheel of fortune hand held, as well as ponies and cp dolls gallore).


6 years! It looks like your next trip is coming up soon! The best thing about waiting a long time between trips is that everything seems fresh and new again, yet still somewhat familiar. Growing up, we only went to WDW every 4 or 5 years. It's only been recently that I've gone more often. Most of those recent trips in my signature were quick weekend trips. This trip was the first time I'd gone for a week since 2006.

The theme of Pop Century and all the memory stuff was my favorite thing about the resort!

Well, I made it to Walmart and back yesterday, but failed to get the next update posted. I'm working on it now...
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I got up about 6am. I just HAD to have a Pop waffle while I was staying at Pop Century. I got my Pop waffle and took it back to the room to eat with the coffee I made from my own coffee pot.



Then, I started to load the car and I walked around the last few decades of the resort. We were parked in the 90s parking lot, so after I took a load to the car I walked back “the long way” through the 90s, 80s, and 70s. Here’s the last section of the Pop Century Photo Tour:



I think they're saying "Throw me something, Mister!"




I even saw a cute little bunny.





When I was walking over by this giant old cell phone, a lady approached me and asked me if I was just arriving. I was a little confused, but it turns out she was leaving to go back home and had part of a flat of water bottles left that she could not take home on the plane and was looking for someone to give them to. I wasn’t carrying any cash on me, but she insisted she just wanted to give them away so they wouldn’t go to waste. I ended up getting about 10 sealed water bottles, so if you’re reading, thank you! I put them in my car and continued my walk back to the room.



I love how this old computer is running Windows with the old gray boxes and the website is abcnews.com and it has the opening of Animal Kingdom as the main story. The desktop icons are the icons for the four parks and they’ve right clicked to open the little menu and have it showing the two water parks.



And these disks are awesome. They remind me of how I labeled disks. To this day, I am terrible about organizing my files and labeling them something actually useful. “Games” is exactly how I would have labeled my old disks….if I even labeled them at all. Trying to find the game I wanted usually involved trying a few different disks.









I like the ideas Disney comes up with. What a fun idea to build a Twister game into the resort.



I love this phone…especially since it’s a rotary dial!



Some of these photos were probably taken before breakfast. We somehow managed to leave Pop at about 7:30 to go check into the next resort.
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Here's a wider view.




And does anybody want to take a wild guess of what our first in-park attraction was?
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Ok, I know you took a lot of pictures but I love how you notice all of the little things! I guess I'm always chasing after someone so I don't see all of this stuff! When we go in November, I'll have to make a point to check all of this out!

I'll answer the where's piglet question but only because I knew where you were staying PORS!!! I'm a genius.

You're getting me excited for our trip. Yay POP!!!
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I love the shadow boxes at POP. Sad thing (or good thing ?? ) is that I remember so many decades.
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Hope that Isaac doesn't decide to come visit ... AND that you get back to us!
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Ok, I know you took a lot of pictures but I love how you notice all of the little things! I guess I'm always chasing after someone so I don't see all of this stuff! When we go in November, I'll have to make a point to check all of this out!

I'll answer the where's piglet question but only because I knew where you were staying PORS!!! I'm a genius.

You're getting me excited for our trip. Yay POP!!!
Aww, thanks! I do notice the little things. Sometimes to the point of not noticing the big things.

Yes, we DID stay at Riverside!

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No, our first ride at MK was not Peter Pan.

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I just saw this. I don't know why I didn't get the notification the other day. Anyways, Isaac is coming. I had intended to update this weekend. I started back to work and have been crazy busy for a couple weeks, so I was all excited to get back to this yesterday. Then they declared a state of emergency and a hurricane watch so my attention was diverted to things like buying water and doing laundry. Hopefully I can get an update in before we lose power. If not, I'll post when I can!
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