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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #1876
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Hi Lisa
I'm still here...doing more lurking that commenting...busy time at work!! But I am keeping up with your updates!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #1877
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I'm still here...doing more lurking that commenting...busy time at work!! But I am keeping up with your updates!!
I understand completely. I've not had time to comment on several reports that I am reading. Life has been busy for everybody lately!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #1878
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848 more pictures have been uploaded to Photobucket some of which will come off after I look at them more closely. I've come up with a name for the next installment and am about to get to work on it. The boss slipped out early to take care of some personal business so I think I'll take my 15 minute smoke break (I don't smoke but I'll take that break anyway.) and write a short installment.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #1879
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Who gives a flip if a tree branch falls on me? I wanna see the tree!

Who gives a flip if a tree branch falls on me? I wanna see the tree!

Our next destination was Its Tough To Be A Bug! We love the show and were looking forward to Jesse seeing it. I was also excited to show him all of the various carvings on the Tree of Life. I snapped this picture of John, Hunter and I (and my extra chins):



Imagine our surprise when, just around the river bend, oops, I did it again, another Disney song. Imagine our surprise when, just around the bend, we came upon this:





What the flim flam was all this covered/netted walkway all about? Then, I remembered a story that I had read about a limb falling from the tree: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Dis...z/-/index.html

For a while, Its Tough to be a Bug was completely shut down. It had reopened prior to our arrival but, apparently, they left the covered walkway up. Who gives a flip if a tree branch falls on me? I wanna see the tree! With the wire netting all around, our view of the carvings was obstructed and we couldnt see a lot of the tree. Every now and then, there were openings where the larger carvings were. Like the one above and this one:



See how obstructed the view was:



I understood why they were concerned and why the walkway was what it was. But, just because it is what it is, didnt make me any happier.

The line did seem to move a bit faster and I figured that was because nobody was stopping to gaze up at the splendor of the tree and marvel at the craftsmanship of the carvings. Soon, we were underground and donning our bug eyes:





Once inside the theater, I decided to give some non-flash photography a try and they turned out just like I expected....they look all wobbly. Maybe I should have put my 3D glasses on my camera! Thats something Ill have to try next trip. In the meantime, here are the non-3d pictures.















We all giggled as the announcer told us to all stay in our seats until all the bugs had left the theater. We knew that it would catch Jesse off guard as well as make the others in the theater scream. Jesse let out a little ooh when the bugs crawled under his behind and we, of course, laughed a maniacal laugh.

Once outside, I was glad to see that we could at least look at the tree from that side and I took a few pictures while everybody pointed out the various animals that they could see.










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Old 12-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #1880
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That's too bad that the tree was covered up!!! It definitely does not have the same effect all covered with mesh!

Ahhh ITTBAB creeps me out...but that is funny that you surprised Jesse with the bugs at the end!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #1881
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That's too bad that the tree was covered up!!! It definitely does not have the same effect all covered with mesh!

Ahhh ITTBAB creeps me out...but that is funny that you surprised Jesse with the bugs at the end!
I was so disappointed when I saw the mesh coverings. It totally ruined the effect of looking up at the tree.

We were all looking over at Jesse to see his reaction to the crawling bugs.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #1882
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Fun day. I missed so much at AK this year. We always short change the park. I need more time and just devote it to really doing everything.
Of course I never expected for Claire lit like EE and we ended up riding that several times too so that took up some time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #1883
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I was pretty bummed when I tried to get pictures of the tree in October and all the netting and stuff was up. Such a bummer. Glad I walked the path a few years ago, but still I was hoping for more pics with my new camera. Oh well.

Did you all get a good laugh at Jesse when he experienced "ants in his pants" for the first time?

Your pictures in the theatre turned out pretty good considering it was 3D.
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Beginning of the lion king show

If your talking about the African Chant at the beginning of circle of life the lyrics are

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmn ingonyama

as a side note on my first DCL cruise a comedian on board had these alternate lyrics for the start of the lion king : "pink pyjama's penguin's on the bottom!"
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If your talking about the African Chant at the beginning of circle of life the lyrics are

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmn ingonyama

as a side note on my first DCL cruise a comedian on board had these alternate lyrics for the start of the lion king : "pink pyjama's penguin's on the bottom!"
Really? It sounds nothing like that to me. Now the comedians lyrics sound much more like it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #1886
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That is so sad that the the walkway by the Tree of Life is still netted up.

My family just discovered the secret path around the ToL, so we are disappointed to hear about the changes.

Your bug-eyed pictures are great!

Seeing a newbie's reaction to It's Tough to Be a Bug never grows old!!! We "surprised" our kids with the show back in 2008. Of course, now they refuse to go back again!
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You guys are good! Not warning him ahead of time and letting him get surprised! Too bad about the netting obstructing the view though.
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I had to comment on the money tree...a few years ago we were staying at AKV and I saw those plants. I thought it said 'monkey tree' so I bought it because I thought it was a great souvenir from our stay. I was a little embarrassed when I realized I bought a money tree. Surprisingly it is still alive! My thumb is nowhere near green.
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Ya’ll wanna ride Expedition Everest? Not Yeti!

Ya’ll wanna ride Expedition Everest? Not Yeti!

Actually, we did want to ride Expedition Everest with the exception of John who says that it jars his back too much so he planned to wait on us near the bathrooms. As we headed towards Expedition Everest, we made a stop to get a Coke and while Jesse and John stood in line, I snapped pictures.







Awww, they were still so happy to spend time with each other:



I am blessed that my children have hardly ever fought. They would get frustrated with one another every once in a while but I can honestly say that I have never ever had to break up a fight between the two.
Drinks bought, we continued on and came across these monkeys:



John stopped at his resting place while we made our way to the entrance. This picture is blurry but it shows the standby wait time as 40 minutes.



A little long but we were ready to wait. We wove around the line until we got here:



That’s when a castmember came around and started ringing the bells that were hanging above us and made an announcement that the ride was temporarily shut down. They had no idea when it would be back up and running but to keep checking back. We turned around and walked out and back to John who said “I thought ya’ll wanted to ride Expedition Everest?” and we replied “We do but not Yeti!” Oh we crack ourselves up!

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Not Yeti! Now I get it! Funny! Such a bummer having the ride shut down while you were in line. I hope you were able to go back and ride it.

So you sit around and watch animals poop on the trek? Do tell!
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