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Old 12-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #166
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Boy, you REALLY packed a lot into the party! Super-cute costume-- love the pic with Wendy! We went to our first MNSSHP on Halloween night this year-- what an incredible event! We will be back for sure-- that parade is the BEST PARADE IN THE WORLD.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #167
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Aww that's so great that you goth BOTH Animator dolls. Good on YOU Steven!

YAY on the AUDITION TRIP!!!!! So glad you're going to it since you ARE Elsa! Super duper good luck on this one. Hmmm... maybe if (i.e. WHEN) you get it, you may be able to arrange some private M&G's for all your DIS pals to avoid the TWO HOUR WAIT TIME!!!!

I love hearing stories about wonderful CM's!! I really need to do the Thank You card idea. I just love that.

Oh WOW, how cool is that picture of you and Wendy???? That is some serious pixie dust happening right there!

BIG ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! <3

I am still so bummed that Jack and Sally weren't out for the Xmas party. That's just... Wrong. It just shows how much better MNSSHP really is.

Just an awesome party to attend clearly. That's it... I'm going back in 2014.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #168
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Boy, you REALLY packed a lot into the party! Super-cute costume-- love the pic with Wendy! We went to our first MNSSHP on Halloween night this year-- what an incredible event! We will be back for sure-- that parade is the BEST PARADE IN THE WORLD.
I know right? Lol it was awesome!! Thank you!! Awe awesome! Mnsshp is SUCH a great event! Glad you enjoyed and will be returning!
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #169
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Aww that's so great that you goth BOTH Animator dolls. Good on YOU Steven! YAY on the AUDITION TRIP!!!!! So glad you're going to it since you ARE Elsa! Super duper good luck on this one. Hmmm... maybe if (i.e. WHEN) you get it, you may be able to arrange some private M&G's for all your DIS pals to avoid the TWO HOUR WAIT TIME!!!! I love hearing stories about wonderful CM's!! I really need to do the Thank You card idea. I just love that. Oh WOW, how cool is that picture of you and Wendy???? That is some serious pixie dust happening right there! BIG ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! <3 I am still so bummed that Jack and Sally weren't out for the Xmas party. That's just... Wrong. It just shows how much better MNSSHP really is. Just an awesome party to attend clearly. That's it... I'm going back in 2014.
Haha yeah i was excited!! Theyre so cute!!

Im excited and really nervous. Like;. This could be THE audition & I really dont want to screw it up. Ahahaha, im SURE the reason theyre casting more ppl is cause theyre moving them to a second location, or a location with multiple doors

I was super happy when she sent me that picture!! So nice!

Kneq youd love big al

It is all the more reason to go back for mnsshp next year! Do sept! We'll be there! Lol
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #170
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A Wasted Magical Hour


Figured I'd post a little life update for ya before we get started! Hope that all of you are doing swimmingly and had a wonderful and magical holiday season! I know it's not quite over yet, but, working in the service industry, makes New Years Eve a not so wonderful thing bahaha! I am both excited and terrified as January approaches, as it means its getting far closer to my Elsa/Anna audition! It's going to be interesting and hopefully successful! I've decided to treat myself a little bit more and stay at AKL too!! Luckily it's not too long of a trip, and I made some good tips before Christmas! Lol!

Anyways, hope you're all doing great and hope to hear from you all! Thank you for reading!!

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Goooood morning scare students! It was another bright and early morning when Mike Wazowski was waking us up, actually, I’m almost certain that he didn’t wake us up that morning. I think I either woke up on my own, or with my phone alarm, as I needed to shower and wash my hair, so I got up did that, and then started putsing around the room a little less quietly to attempt to wake up the others. I also took a little note that I wasn’t feeling too great this morning, I guessed it was because I had been eating so clean, and working out heavily before the trip, to suddenly be back eating ALL the carbs and food not so great for me, I hoped a big coffee would help it go away, bahaha. When no wake up call went off, I realized that they probably didn’t set one, so I set one to go off a minute later, and thus woke them up, lol.

It was a little later of a start, and we had to run for the bus at the resort, but we still made it over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios right after 8:00am! We did stop outside the park briefly to practice our scaring!







And yes….Anne is wearing jean capris today…in the Florida heat of September… I’m pretty sure she would not recommend it. Naturally, our first stop today was over in Pixar Place, and the wait time was ALREADY 25 minutes and the line wove around out of the building a little bit, it was also moving ferociously slow, it was not a great way to start the morning for me, and we ended up spending nearly all of the Extra Magic Hour on Toy Story Mania….eck..





Nemo!



Once we got past Mr Potato Head the line started to move a heck of a lot faster for us, thank goodness! We split up so Anne and I rode together, and Mom was on the other side of the car, I explained how to play to Anne and we were on our way…and then discovered that Anne’s gun wasn’t working!! AHHH! I was legit so upset, this really wasn’t a good way to start. I did however, still play, and Anne attempted, even with the broken gun, clearly, she didn’t score too well lol.



My score wasn’t too bad though! As we reached the loading dock, I grabbed the attention of the cast member and told her the gun was broken, so at least she wouldn’t load anyone else into that seat. Well, this cast member wasn’t the nicest, and snidely said that she could take TWO people back on the ride again, for them to go that way (off to the right) otherwise we needed to get OUT of the way.

I understand that you might not be able to throw a huge party back on the ride, but there were THREE of us, you’re really awkwardly splitting up the group, and then when we were quickly discussing and trying to decide whether Mom or I would ride again (lets be serious, I was DYING to go again) the same cast member was getting super snippy with us and was yelling that we needed to get out of the way. Like, we weren’t standing in the middle, we were right up against the wall out of the way, calm the eff down, we’re working on it, we’d been there for under two minutes, calm yourself. Eventually I had decided I’d let them ride again, and I’d meet them at the exit after grabbing some fast passes, so I grabbed their tickets and hurried on my way while they road again.

I’m pretty sure Anne enjoyed it more this time around, and I was glad that I had gotten away from that cranky cast member; it just wasn’t nice to deal with first thing in the morning after pretty much wasting our entire time in the queue for TSMM. Ugh. I made it back to Pixar Place with some fast passes for Tower of Terror, and then we peeked around. I asked if they wanted to meet Buzz and Woody since it was already 9am….and they said sure!



We enjoyed watching other families play around with the picture ops in the queue, and before we knew it, it was time for us to play with some life size toys!









I don’t have a whole lot of notes from this, but hey, I’m sure they were fun, and danced around a bit for us. Nothing fantastic, but still good. I really wish that one day I would remember to ask Buzz about his Spanish mode, or find out if they actually do say “Andy” on the bottom of their foot…but I forgot again this time lol.



Thanks to the morning being a little more rushed than we had planned, we were all getting a little hungry, and I thought eating might help my mood increase a bit, so we made a little pit stop for breakfast!!
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #171
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We're all rooting for you with this audition - I think you'd be perfect!!!

Ugh, I hate when you come across a rude CM, it's so rare, thankfully, but nonetheless upsetting. Hope things improve with a food stop!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #172
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Bahahahaha. "That's Wendy..."

Don't you crack up when you have people around you that don't have proper knowledge of Disney and Disney characters. It just makes me chuckle.

Okay, random statement, after I read your Lord Farquard comment. All over Instagram, people post things as Disney that isn't! It drives me bonkers. Like, just because it's a cartoon, it doesn't mean it's Disney. Turbo, Despicable Me, etc.....frosts my Disney lovin' cookies!

How cute, flying around with Mickey and Minnie! I love your character interactions.

I love those Emperor's New Groove costumes! I would love to be Yzma.

Hehehe, more CM Paul selfie's. Too funny.

Ugh, cranky CM's? Nope, don't want me around for that. I would have ruined their day that instant asking to talk to a Supervisor immediately.

I will be crossing my fingers for you and your audition!
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #173
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I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR UPCOMING "TRIP". AND hey, why not do it up right and stay at AKL.

Haha, coffee cures all. At least in the morning.

Aww man what a cruddy TSM. Long slow line and a broken gun. That poor thing needs some TLC but I shudder to think of the pour soul having to make that call to take it down for a period of time. RIOTS!!!

AHHH and a snotty CM too. Yuck!
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #174
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Good luck with your audition, I sure hope this is the one! I'm super jealous that you are staying at AKL, that's one of my dream resorts.

What a cute great with Mickey & Minnie! When we were there it was just Mickey and since he had just started talking that week, we never saw lines less than 75 minutes.

So awesome that Wendy came up and talked to you during the parade! I need to remember that spot because of the lighting for better pictures.

What a bummer that Anne's gun was not working on TSM and the CM was so rude to you. I had gun problems in October but I didn't think to tell the CM when I got off. I should have mainly for the next person to ride although I wouldn't have said no to an extra ride!
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #175
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We're all rooting for you with this audition - I think you'd be perfect!!!

Ugh, I hate when you come across a rude CM, it's so rare, thankfully, but nonetheless upsetting. Hope things improve with a food stop!
Thank you so much!! It really does mean alot, now here's hoping this is the one!

Haha, yeah, it wasn't great that early in the morning, but hey, we got over it!


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Bahahahaha. "That's Wendy..."

Don't you crack up when you have people around you that don't have proper knowledge of Disney and Disney characters. It just makes me chuckle.

Okay, random statement, after I read your Lord Farquard comment. All over Instagram, people post things as Disney that isn't! It drives me bonkers. Like, just because it's a cartoon, it doesn't mean it's Disney. Turbo, Despicable Me, etc.....frosts my Disney lovin' cookies!

How cute, flying around with Mickey and Minnie! I love your character interactions.

I love those Emperor's New Groove costumes! I would love to be Yzma.

Hehehe, more CM Paul selfie's. Too funny.

Ugh, cranky CM's? Nope, don't want me around for that. I would have ruined their day that instant asking to talk to a Supervisor immediately.

I will be crossing my fingers for you and your audition!
Oh my gosh yes, I especially like it when the parents are all "i know this stuff" and the kids all "dad stop, that's not right" kind of thing, hilarity!

OH YES I HATE IT! Tumblr is particularly bad, like, that's not disney, don't tag it disney, don't tag stuff "face character" when it's you in a bad Ariel costume, it's all the same! Lol.

It really was a great night of adventuring and meet and greets, mnsshp is just so amazing that I'm so glad I got the oppertunity to go solo!

Baha, I get flustered pretty easy, and didn't want her to yell anymore, so I guess I'm more of a "back away" than you are…some of the time…lol
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:46 AM   #176
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I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR UPCOMING "TRIP". AND hey, why not do it up right and stay at AKL.

Haha, coffee cures all. At least in the morning.

Aww man what a cruddy TSM. Long slow line and a broken gun. That poor thing needs some TLC but I shudder to think of the pour soul having to make that call to take it down for a period of time. RIOTS!!!

AHHH and a snotty CM too. Yuck!
Ahahaha, thank you, glad that you're excited for me, now hopefully I rock it!

Yeah, it's not the greatest way to start a day, like, that was an entire emh we were there for, crappy start!



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Good luck with your audition, I sure hope this is the one! I'm super jealous that you are staying at AKL, that's one of my dream resorts.

What a cute great with Mickey & Minnie! When we were there it was just Mickey and since he had just started talking that week, we never saw lines less than 75 minutes.

So awesome that Wendy came up and talked to you during the parade! I need to remember that spot because of the lighting for better pictures.

What a bummer that Anne's gun was not working on TSM and the CM was so rude to you. I had gun problems in October but I didn't think to tell the CM when I got off. I should have mainly for the next person to ride although I wouldn't have said no to an extra ride!
Hahaha, I figured I had a bit of extra cash thanks to the flight being taken care of it, and it's just after christmas, and I'll actually spend time in the resort, so why not! akl is the cheapest of the deluxe's!

Awee! We got into him when he talked in Dec, and I nearly cried it was seriously amazing bahaha!

Yes!! Town square is the best for boo to you! Make that happen!!

I was thinking of the fact that we had a gun problem when I was reading your tr! And honestly, when we rode in Dec my gun wasn't working too well either, the like, elasticity wasn't pulling the string back in far enough and I couldn't shoot as well Makes the competiveness in me sad!



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Old 12-31-2013, 01:57 PM   #177
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Hi. I've read a couple of your TRs but you don't know me. I'm more of a lurker than a commenter! But your love of Disney is infectious!

I just wanted to wish you good luck at your audition next week. Break a leg!

May your dream come true sooner rather than later!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:48 AM   #178
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Goodness, I'm finally caught up! Your TR give so much great details and insight from an entertainment perspective.... I know it is a lot of time and effort but I enjoy reading along. Even if I have to play catch up most times. That said, I completely get the needing a change of strategy for the shorter trips. But look at it this way, if you are Elsa/Anna you won't need separate TRs any longer!!

Ok back to this TR. Your Wendy dress was adorable and you did a great job with your hair, including the bow. The glittery pixie dust was the perfect touch. Darn it! That interaction with Rapunzel could have been so much better - at least the second time around it was an improvement. (And that Youtube video of that little Emma and Rapunzel was precious.)

Glad that you enjoyed the company of "Giselle" during the second parade. That photo with you and Wendy was awesome!

I wish you all the best with your upcoming audition. You are perfect for the characters - they just haven't seen you yet to realize that. I'm a huge fan of AKL so I know you'll enjoy your stay there.

Wishing you all the best and Happy New Year!!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #179
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I hope your upcoming trip goes well! I can totally see you being friends with Elsa!

I would be so upset if I got on TSM and the gun didn't work : ( so sad. And then to have a snippy CM on top of that is the worst! Hopefully the day only got better from there!
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Hi Katt! Jumping on board late to this report, but going back to catch up now!
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