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Old 03-11-2013, 02:07 PM   #151
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I really like the queue for buzz and woody, so much stuff to play around in! And it helps pass the time, I wish there was more stuff like that in character lines, haha!

Ugh, that really sucks about everyone just not being on the same page. I lucked out with Mom really just following whatever I wanted to do, and other trips have been so laid back that it doesn't really matter, we've had the whole "i wanna do a sit down meal" "uhm...we can't" conversations so many times though..
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #152
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Congratulations on your new job!

I had to smile when I read about your rough patch because I can so relate. For months Bryan will tell me he doesn't care what we do, but then we're there and he's all "why aren't we eating there? Why didn't we do that?" Makes me want to scream. Luckily this trip he's getting much more involved.

That's great luck finding Buzz and Woody with only a 15 minute wait! Last trip we didn't even meet them together because the line was alway 45 minutes or longer!
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Yup that sounds pretty much exactly how it goes here too It's pretty frustrating because I really do want his input but he waits until it's too late to give it to me!

The line was SO long all the time! The only reason we caught them was cause I knew that's when their next set started and because it was during the parade or we would've missed them too!


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I really like the queue for buzz and woody, so much stuff to play around in! And it helps pass the time, I wish there was more stuff like that in character lines, haha!

Ugh, that really sucks about everyone just not being on the same page. I lucked out with Mom really just following whatever I wanted to do, and other trips have been so laid back that it doesn't really matter, we've had the whole "i wanna do a sit down meal" "uhm...we can't" conversations so many times though..
The queue is awesome! They should have those in more lines.

Yeah I feel like in the months before the trip I spoke to myself The meal thing was the worst but now that we're all on the same ADR wavelength and the cost of Disney dining, future trips should be much better!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #153
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Yay for the new job!!! Great news! Congratulations!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #154
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #155
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Great trip report!!! I love all of the pictures.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #156
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Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #157
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #158
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Congratulations on your new job!! So happy for you!

Sounds like you had an amazing time at Phantom and the Tom Hanks siting is an extra bonus.

I love the cue for the Buzz and Woody meet and greet. It's so creative. Using your great character stalking tips, I hope we can catch them next trip. The Great Movie Ride cue never disappoints either. There are always so many interesting props, costumes, etc. from the movies in there. But really, is it too much to change out those creepy, dusty trees in the loading area? I'm surprised because we all know Disney's eye for exquisite detail. But pleeeease, change out those trees!!! Rant over.

Thanks for the great TR and pics that feel like being there until I get a ticker again.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:02 AM   #159
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LOVE the updates!!! We were there around the same time as you. Jan. 5-13. We stayed at AOA because now we have 3 kids over 3. We loved it but also love POP. It was a magical trip and I cried when it was over. How about the awesome weather that week!! I couldn't believe how hot it was. My brother and his family went the first week in March and froze!!! I'm starting nursing school in September so CONGRATS on the job!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #160
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The Confused Update

So this update has been delayed because:
a) Officially working Monday- Friday 8:30- 4:30 has proven more taxing than I thought! I'm officially an adult
b) I'm not entirely sure what we did next!
I've managed to patch together a rough outline however so here goes!
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When we last left off, we were recovering from a melt down and Presley was meeting Buzz and Woody.

We got off the GMR at 5 and I have ONE picture.


DSCN0545 by RN Courtney, on Flickr

This was taken at 5:25. So it's my best guess that this is when we decided to walk over to the Streets of America to see if the Osborne lights were on yet because I know we were sitting on a curb waiting when we saw Mulch, Sweat and Shears start performing and decided to stick around and listen for a bit.

Next, it seemed like we decided the lights weren't coming on and decided to go see the Little Mermaid show. I had no idea DBF liked this show but all day he kept asking to do it and all day the line kept being horrendous. When we got there, it was still INSANELY long even though I was hoping it would empty out while people were at the first Fantasmic but no such luck. I think it was about 6 and there was supposed to be a 6:15 show but the time said 6:40 or something around there. The guy said we may or may not make it into the 6:15 show that's why it was posted 6:45. Grr.

We decided to wait anyway and hope for the best. They kept letting people in and fastpass people kept coming and we were like oh there's no hope. BUT then we made it! We were one of the last groups! Success!

For some reason Flickr re-ordered my pictures so they're all jumbled!


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After this, we made a quick dash over to see the Osborne lights! I had been waiting all day for them!


DSCN0558 by RN Courtney, on Flickr


DSCN0559 by RN Courtney, on Flickr

However, it was now 6:45, the lights were packed and we realized we should eat something before we lined up for the 2nd Fantasmic showing. We headed to ABC Commissary for the 2nd time that day. I know the first didn't make it into an update but I know it happened. I know ABC gets a lot of hate on the Disboards but we enjoy it. The food is typical fast food but it tastes good and it's never crowded. We ate and headed over to line up for Fantasmic!


DSCN0564 by RN Courtney, on Flickr


DSCN0567 by RN Courtney, on Flickr

While in line, I took some pictures of a nighttime TOT!

For some reason, my Fantasmic pictures aren't uploaded onto Flickr so we'll have to pick that up next time!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #161
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Congratulations on your new job!! So happy for you!

Sounds like you had an amazing time at Phantom and the Tom Hanks siting is an extra bonus.

I love the cue for the Buzz and Woody meet and greet. It's so creative. Using your great character stalking tips, I hope we can catch them next trip. The Great Movie Ride cue never disappoints either. There are always so many interesting props, costumes, etc. from the movies in there. But really, is it too much to change out those creepy, dusty trees in the loading area? I'm surprised because we all know Disney's eye for exquisite detail. But pleeeease, change out those trees!!! Rant over.

Thanks for the great TR and pics that feel like being there until I get a ticker again.
Aw thank you so much!!

Phantom was awesome! I've seen it before but I've also read the book in French in high school and I've been obsessed since but DBF hadn't and he's obsessed too now!

That queue is awesome but you definitely have to catch them at the beginning of a set because all day the line was unbearably long!

Hmm I don't know that I've ever noticed the trees but next time I'm going to have to pay attention!! We all have our things that bother us so please, rant away!

Aw you're too sweet! No problem, glad you're enjoying! I hope you get to go back soon! DBF and I are both officially employed now so I'm hoping the September trip I already have planned (and booked ....) can become official!


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LOVE the updates!!! We were there around the same time as you. Jan. 5-13. We stayed at AOA because now we have 3 kids over 3. We loved it but also love POP. It was a magical trip and I cried when it was over. How about the awesome weather that week!! I couldn't believe how hot it was. My brother and his family went the first week in March and froze!!! I'm starting nursing school in September so CONGRATS on the job!!!!!
Aw I love hearing about others who were there the same time as us! I'm so jealous you stayed at AoA! It looks so awesome. I cried too when it was over! I hate the end of trips.

The weather was so so HOT! It was crazy but enjoyable at the same time!

Thank you so much! Ah good luck with nursing school! I'm not going to lie, it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I give a lot of credit to the people who do it with kids! There were some days that I was lucky I got myself showered and fed Keep in touch after you start. If you ever have any questions or need help, let me know!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #162
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Yay! Glad you guys got over to the lights, they're so freaking beautiful, I seriously cannot describe them, and pictures never do them justice, it's just something you have to see in person!

Excited for Fantasmic!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #163
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Yay! Glad you guys got over to the lights, they're so freaking beautiful, I seriously cannot describe them, and pictures never do them justice, it's just something you have to see in person!

Excited for Fantasmic!
I know the lights are seriously my favorite place on earth! It is definitely impossible to explain to anyone unless they see it! There are more light pictures to follow!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #164
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Fantasmic!


Sorry for the delay guys! Since I got my new job, I basically had to give my old job a day's notice that I was leaving so I'm still working there on the weekends while they train my replacement so I'm in the middle of working 14 days straight without a day off

When we left off, we were in line for Fantasmic!


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Old 03-27-2013, 04:34 PM   #165
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More Fantasmic and HS!




Still 25 by RN Courtney, on Flickr


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Still 27 by RN Courtney, on Flickr

After the show and the terrible exit that always makes me think about how I would die if there was a fire, we were at the end of the window for a fastpass for ToT we pulled some time earlier.


Photo0410FourBySix by RN Courtney, on Flickr

I'd like to point out that we rode ToT numerous times in the daylight and DBF chose the one ride when it was dark to attempt to videotape it.

After this, we had a mission. I had ensured earlier that the Osborne lights would be on (and the photopass photographers would be there) after the park closed so that we'd be able to see them for longer and with fewer crowds. So, we headed across the park.

Of course we stopped for photopass pictures on our way. I thought the photographers would be gone by the time we left the park after seeing the lights later since the park would be closed but apparently I was wrong.


Photo0412FourBySix by RN Courtney, on Flickr

Then we were at the lights! This quickly became my favorite place on earth.


DSCN0582 by RN Courtney, on Flickr


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Photo0428FourBySix by RN Courtney, on Flickr


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