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Old 01-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #631
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Let's finish up ToonTown. Here's Minnie's House.







Shy and Addy got in the car.







A couple more pics on our way out.









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We headed towards Tomorrowland to make a lunch stop.





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Old 01-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #632
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We found a table at the Tomorrowland Terrace and we ordered our lunch. Michayla was a very happy girl!!!!!











Shy and Anthony got a cheeseburger and Addy got the chicken nuggets.







Mike had a cheeseburger, Ty the bacon cheeseburger and I had the chicken sandwich.







While we were finishing up, we saw Alice and the Mad Hatter walk by.



Addy and Anthony wanted to ride Autopia and Tyler was headed to Pixie Hollow to try and meet up with a CM he's friends with on Tumblr......so Michayla and I joined him while Mike took Shy and the other two to Autopia.

No pics from Autopia......but here are some pics from Ty and I at Pixie Hollow.















The GAC works by sending the person with the card and if needed an assistant (family member, etc) to the front of the line (off to the side) and the rest of the group will go get in the regular line and when they reach the front, you go in to see Tink and her friends together. So make sure you look at the wait time since you won't be getting thru quickly with your GAC. I think this is an extremely fair way to do this!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #633
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Ty finally made it to the front of the line and we joined him. The CM let us head in......they've changed how they're doing it. The first person we meet is Tinkerbell!!! Usually she's the 2nd one you see before exiting.



Now you can't tell from this picture, but Michayla had a beautiful interaction with Tinkerbell and luckily the Photopass photographer captured it and I can't wait to get my CD so I can share it with you.







Next up was Iridessa!! (new one for me) Michayla engaged with her as well but nothing like she did with Tink!!

















We met back up with the rest of the family outside of Pixie Hollow. Shy was pretty happy about riding in the "cars" of Autopia.



We decided to head to Star Tours. This is the only picture since we miss all of the queing area (which is awesome) by using the GAC and basically headed right to the loading area. We were put in the front row (not my favorite place to be) I'm either front or back row.....never have been in the middle rows........lol

Shy sporting her 3-D glasses!!



I really like this ride since they re-did it, but I always go to the planet Hoth......every single time I've been on it since it re-opened.....we always go to Hoth first......lol strange!


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I really like this ride since they re-did it, but I always go to the planet Hoth......every single time I've been on it since it re-opened.....we always go to Hoth first......lol strange!

That's and odd coincidence ... when we did it at WDW (about 5 times over 2 days), I think we only repeated one scene once. I'm not sure if we made it to Hoth.

I guess I'll have to do more comparison (for research purposes ) in March when we ride DL's Star Tours. Maybe one of us will be the rebel spy!

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That's and odd coincidence ... when we did it at WDW (about 5 times over 2 days), I think we only repeated one scene once. I'm not sure if we made it to Hoth.

I guess I'll have to do more comparison (for research purposes ) in March when we ride DL's Star Tours. Maybe one of us will be the rebel spy!

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Oh, I forgot to mention that........ADDY was the rebel spy!!!
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The GAC works by sending the person with the card and if needed an assistant (family member, etc) to the front of the line (off to the side) and the rest of the group will go get in the regular line and when they reach the front, you go in to see Tink and her friends together. So make sure you look at the wait time since you won't be getting thru quickly with your GAC. I think this is an extremely fair way to do this!!
Can't wait to see that pic with Tink!! Question about the GAC, is there a place to sit off to the side where you wait?

BTW, thanks for all the GAC tips! They've been very helpful.
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Can't wait to see that pic with Tink!! Question about the GAC, is there a place to sit off to the side where you wait?

BTW, thanks for all the GAC tips! They've been very helpful.
No, you go down a short path and then stand to wait for the rest of your family. (no benches).

I'm glad you're able to use the tips!!! Best tip I can give is: Check with the CM working the entrance to the attraction, character meet-n-greet, etc to find out where you're supposed to go.
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No, you go down a short path and then stand to wait for the rest of your family. (no benches).

I'm glad you're able to use the tips!!! Best tip I can give is: Check with the CM working the entrance to the attraction, character meet-n-greet, etc to find out where you're supposed to go.
Thanks, it may be best to leave my dad sitting somewhere else if the line is long. Hopefully, it's not! We missed the fairies in WDW, so that's one of our musts.
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After enjoying our ride on Star Tours, we crossed the pathway and got in line for Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters. Now the way they do the GAC here was awkward (at least for me it was). You go in a separate entrance and then "cut" into the already existing line. We got a lot of dirty looks as we stood there and finally a family let us in. I really think they need a CM there. I can see where this could be a problem if you get guests that are hot, tired, etc and having someone "cutting" in front of them without anyone there to let us in.























We decided to head to Fantasyland via Pixie Hollow's fountain.





Fantasyland........





We got into line for Alice in Wonderland but after about a 10 minute wait....it broke down........so we headed to the Mad Tea Party.




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Thanks, it may be best to leave my dad sitting somewhere else if the line is long. Hopefully, it's not! We missed the fairies in WDW, so that's one of our musts.
You're welcome! There is a metal fence if he just needs a little something to lean on, otherwise it may be possible for him to sit just outside Pixie Hollow and then when you're getting ready to go in......someone can go grab him??? It's worth asking. Also, if his GAC (it's for your dad?) says he can't stand for long periods of time, they may allow your whole group to go thru the special entrance and take you right back in. It really does depend on what the GAC specifies.
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You're welcome! There is a metal fence if he just needs a little something to lean on, otherwise it may be possible for him to sit just outside Pixie Hollow and then when you're getting ready to go in......someone can go grab him??? It's worth asking. Also, if his GAC (it's for your dad?) says he can't stand for long periods of time, they may allow your whole group to go thru the special entrance and take you right back in. It really does depend on what the GAC specifies.
My dad has Parkinson's. His biggest issue is balance problems, and he does tire out easily. I'm not sure what his GAC will say. We didn't get one in WDW, and he'd usually just sit out some stuff to rest while the baby slept in the stroller. But, he's progressed a good bit since then and now the baby is an active 2 year old. I'm sure we'll figure it out. I just want to make it as easy on him as he can. Plus, he doesn't like asking for help or admitting that he needs it, so I like when I'm on top of things and can make a suggestion. He likes to see the kids experience everything though, so I don't want him to have to miss too much. My mom wanted to skip this trip, but dad told my sister that he had to go because this will probably be the last big trip he'll be able to take with the kids. Trying really hard not to focus on that, and focus on the fact that we get to take this trip with him!
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With the GAC you wait at one of the entrances and hope the CM sees you and realizes you are there to ride and not just standing there watching......lol

Mike decided to stay out and take pics, so Tyler took Shyann and Anthony with him and I took Addy & Michayla with me. I guess I forgot to mention what happened with Derek. After laundry we had taken the Monorail into Disneyland. Basically, Derek got the boys all signed in and then he rode the Monorail back to DTD so he could go back to the hotel. He was overly tired and needed to get some rest. So the entire time we'd been in DL today, Derek was sleeping. Ok, back to the teacups!!!

































The twins love the spinning!!!




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My dad has Parkinson's. His biggest issue is balance problems, and he does tire out easily. I'm not sure what his GAC will say. We didn't get one in WDW, and he'd usually just sit out some stuff to rest while the baby slept in the stroller. But, he's progressed a good bit since then and now the baby is an active 2 year old. I'm sure we'll figure it out. I just want to make it as easy on him as he can. Plus, he doesn't like asking for help or admitting that he needs it, so I like when I'm on top of things and can make a suggestion. He likes to see the kids experience everything though, so I don't want him to have to miss too much. My mom wanted to skip this trip, but dad told my sister that he had to go because this will probably be the last big trip he'll be able to take with the kids. Trying really hard not to focus on that, and focus on the fact that we get to take this trip with him!
He probably won't consider using a wheelchair while there?? I think when you get the GAC, make sure you REALLY clearly state that he has balance issues and can only stand for very short amts of time.....but he wants to experience things with his family and grandkids. I would think for things like Pixie Hollow, that they would have you get in the wheelchair line and then go in with very little wait. (of course you also will need to know how long the w/c line is.....obviously they're not going to let you cut in front of the other GAC holders)

The reason I asked about the wheelchair.....my MIL went with us in 2010. She has hip &/or knee issues (I can't remember what it was).....anyways......we had suggested it and she blew a gasket. About the 3rd day.......she was miserable and guess what we got her??? A wheelchair!!!! Then she wouldn't get out of it!!! lol
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He probably won't consider using a wheelchair while there?? I think when you get the GAC, make sure you REALLY clearly state that he has balance issues and can only stand for very short amts of time.....but he wants to experience things with his family and grandkids. I would think for things like Pixie Hollow, that they would have you get in the wheelchair line and then go in with very little wait. (of course you also will need to know how long the w/c line is.....obviously they're not going to let you cut in front of the other GAC holders)

The reason I asked about the wheelchair.....my MIL went with us in 2010. She has hip &/or knee issues (I can't remember what it was).....anyways......we had suggested it and she blew a gasket. About the 3rd day.......she was miserable and guess what we got her??? A wheelchair!!!! Then she wouldn't get out of it!!! lol
I suggested it. He wasn't amused! We'll see how it goes! We may wind up the same way!
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After spinning, we headed next to Dumbo!! Time to ride in a flying elephant. Again you wait at the exit and the CM will come over to see your GAC and then when it's your turn, he CM hands you the lucky feather to hold. (this is how they count riders to elephants).

We all rode this one, with Mike in front of the rest of our large group. Addy & Anthony, Tyler & Shyann then me with Michayla.















Before you take flight, the CM comes around and gathers the "feather" and makes sure everyone is buckled up. Here we go!!



























When we safely landed, we headed over to King Arthur's Carrousel. They have a chain closing the wheelchair entrance & so you wait for a CM to notice you. They have you open the chain and come in to a waiting area.





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