A Churro Filled Christmas Vacation

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  1. Kiotzu

    Kiotzu Mouseketeer

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    Back from being AWOL.

    Okay, so yes. This is a long time coming. I had written out about 90% of this current post and then my laptop died and when I got it going again the post was gone so I am going to try this again. This is going to be a long update as I start school again January 3rd and I have moved on from my community college and am at a university that grades on a curve so I will be putting everything I have into ruining the curve. My time in the frozen tundra of Alberta has concluded (hopefully for good) and now all I dream about is warmer places. Hopefully, 2019 includes trips to WDW, Mexico or Hawaii and Thailand.

    So we have been thoroughly drenched and although we were in California the November wind was keeping a nice chill on our bones, especially whenever we found a small patch of shade. We made our way towards Hollywood Land and I am about 90% sure we just missed a massive crime.

    Why you ask.

    Well, you probably didn't ask but we saw a superhero walking through making sure everybody was safe.

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    Knowing the streets were safe we decided we would see how the Monstropolis Transit Authority conducted business. We waited and waited for all of 15 minutes and I could see our buggy in the distance.

    Sully was apparently not interested in meeting us and shut down the whole shabang. We did get a buddy pass to use later but never ended up using it.

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    Now parched from this waiting we grabbed Ally an adult libation and a bottle of water for me and I snapped this picture of her which I love because she just looks genuinely happy here.

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    We continued to browse the area and came upon a sight that I had not had the pleasure of experiencing yet.

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    We did not ride it as Ally doesn't do drops like that and I didn't want her to have to wait the 165 minutes that the line was for nothing. We continued forward and decided it was time to head over to DLR as we had a reso in Downtown Disney and had completed everything we intended to in DCA.

    Every time I walk past Grizzly Peak I need to snap a picture.


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    Fun fact: In Canada, we banned the hunting of Grizzly's in 2018 so now these amazing creatures can roam free.

    Once we made it through the throngs of tourists and cast members we decided to kill time by heading over to Toon Town. Now despite everybody else loathing this land I still love it and Ally enjoys it somewhat too. We passed another mountain and that means another picture.


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    We passed Goofy's Gas Station and I really would like to know what kind of vehicle he is driving because I am sure it would be much more affordable to fill up my Civic with some premium H20 from the garden hose.

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    When you are in Disneyland you need to remember it all started with a mouse. One so successful lhe has his own chicken coop.

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    Now that is impressive.

    After waiting and watching several Mickey Mouse shorts we finally met the main man himself.


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    Okay, well then Mr. Steal Your Girl. I am going to have to have a chat with Mrs. Mouse.

    We made our way towards the Esplanade and there was a parade happening so we watched for a bit and saw Santa Claus himself, excuse me sir don't you need to be up north prepping for the big day. Not that it is my place to say anything.

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    As the sunset, we made it to Downtown Disney but realized we were very early for our reservation.

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    Now I know it is not everybodies first choice of restaurant and I know the food is meh at best but we both love the atmosphere. With time to kill and a mug to get we sauntered over to Trader Sam's which was dead. We were in and out in all of 141 seconds.

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    Okay so we still had time to kill so we sat outside ESPN and I caught up on sports. It was finally that time and I took no pictures of our food or experiences but I know Ally had a pina colada and chicken nuggets. I had a burger and water I believe and they both satiated our hunger but that was about it. We then stopped in the shops and purchased some trinkets and clothes before making our way back to DLR.

    Okay, so I am going to leave our last mad dash on the rides for the next update because I am sure you are all sick of my writing.

    And by all of you I mean the two people reading this.




     
  2. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Oh, man. I've had that happen once or twice. Not fun.

    Good luck with that!

    :lmao:

    Oh! I didn't realize that was it.

    About the same percentage as TR update you wrote before it went missing... coincidence? I think not.

    Usually a good indication of foul play thwarted.

    Rude.

    Because you're not an adult.

    Check.

    :goodvibes

    Ugh. Yeah... that might be a tad on the longish side.

    Is this a legal requirement?

    And eat people.

    I had no idea what you were talking about until I looked at the photo. :laughing:

    Always gauge a man's wealth by the number of chicks at his side.

    I think it's too late. She looks pretty happy.

    Even he needs a break once in a while.

    Correct. After going... countless times (because the littles want to)... I'm over the whole ambiance thing.

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  4. Kiotzu

    Kiotzu Mouseketeer

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    It was a bummer but you know what I am really trying to look at things half full lately so it was a good thing, I'm sure.

    Thank you! I am going to need it.

    Yes, hopefully I never have to go back.

    and hopefully the same GPA average I achieve.

    Sigh, I wish, maybe these bills would go away.

    It's more of a one-sided, non-verbal agreement between myself and my camera.

    A bear's gotta eat.

    I know, she's always asking when we can go back to Disneyland, I'm pretty sure it is just to see him.
     
  5. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    So.. yay, then?

    That bad?

    You really are going for that "half full", aren't you?

    Dream on.

    So.... you talk to your camera a lot, do you?

    ::yes::

    Sorry, dude.
     
  6. AJA55

    AJA55 My very special Custom Title has gone away..sad.

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    Do I make number three?
     
  7. Kiotzu

    Kiotzu Mouseketeer

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    You do, my apologies for the disappearance. School.
     
  8. Kiotzu

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    I am alive! I WILL complete this trip report.

    Okay, so wow. I am almost 6 months removed from my last update. That being said I really want to follow through and finish this. School, wow going from a community college to a four-year university has been a change. Way more difficult but I am getting into the groove.

    We are close to the end of this trip report so buckle in folks. We will get somewhere. Where you ask? Well I know already but you will find out.

    Okay, so we had just made it back through the turnstiles and back into DL. We had some unassigned FP's and there was an opening in a ride. One that I enjoy but Ally(DGF) not so much but she obliged me. We rushed over. Well I rushed over. I hurdled children waiting for the fireworks and slinked past security who seemed to yelling at some tall maniac for causing a stampede. I swear it was just a one-man stampede followed by a single sashaying lady. (I STOLE YOUR WORD @pkondz)

    So I passed Little Red Wagon and snatched a whiff of the fresh corn dogs cooking and took a hard right at Tomorrowland. I look behind me and Ally is squishing through the crowds. Far too slow but I wait as we are almost there.

    We hand our bags to the gentleman who seemed to be an employee of this travel company and made our way through the TSA. Oh wait I'm getting these confused. We make our way to the queue and arrive.

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    So we have arrived for a trip. Where are we going. We left this up to our trusty pilot. We ended up going to some planet called Batuu. I hear they are opening a new outpost here. Maybe we will go again.

    So now we followed the masses and passed the castle.

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    I think the castle looks gorgeous at Christmas time. I wish I had brought a tri-pod. The crowds were getting too much to leap and bound through so we followed the march of people towards our next destination. One of my favourite rides and we had already rode it this evening. I didn't get any picture for some reason but our pal Indy needed some help so we lent a hand.

    My poor planning led us across the parks once again. All the way back to one of our favourites. Space Mountain! I love the fast pass queue and I have heard they updated after our trip so I would love to see it now!

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    Okay so we were now gasping for air from all of this sprinting and our feet aching from all of the dashing and sashaying so we decided that we would use our last fast pass and then make our way out of the parks.

    We arrived at an intersection. Main St., USA hub. It was madness with so many people and so many ropes. We walked straight through and walked through the giant sign saying "Tanner, here, now" okay okay it actually wasn't that personal. We tried to make our way through Frontierland but kept getting detoured before arriving at another favourite.

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    So at this point we both had aching feet so we stumbled through the crowds and could hear fireworks in the distance. We then saw them, finally we were on Main St again. We wandered through the crowds often stopping to lean on guests trying to enjoy the show. We crawled through some shops and I picked up a keychain. By the time we reached the esplanade I'm pretty sure we were only standing due to the pixie dust that was fading fast. We made it to the pick up station and ordered a Lyft.

    We had to wait 35 minutes because of all the people leaving but finally we made it. Our driver was fantastic asking enthusiastic questions about our day. We made it back to our hotel and I caught a second wind and sprawled our wares on the bed for a picture.

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    Not a bad haul. We then decided to soak in the pool and called it a wrap on our final day at the Happiest Place on Earth. Sorry no pictures of me in the pool.

    Coming up. It's a surprise. What did you expect me to give the whole story away. I need to give you a reason to read this trip report.

     
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  9. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Does that make it your third cousin?

    They put them there for the Olympics too now.

    Wow! I wonder who that was? Some idiot, obviously.

    You're welcome.

    Dang... still need to try one.

    You need to use "tiny" when using the word "castle" in DL.

    Hmmm... I'm trying to remember if I rode it. I really can't remember. Maybe?

    aching from the former mode of locomotion, not the latter. The latter is soothing and cures cancer, too.

    So... "Tanner, getcher butt over here"?

    The red rock ride? (RRR)

    That's what they're for. Walt did a study and decided how many feet people could walk before needing to lean on someone.

    Impressed that you could do that.

    Dang. Hopes and dreams dashed.

    cliffhangers. Always good to keep 'em rivetted.

    But you can tell me.
     
  10. Kiotzu

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    I'm not sure that is how it works but circle gets the square because this is my TR.

    I knew I was training for something, I just wasn't sure what!

    Well...actually I heard some people were referring to him as good looking as George Clooney and as graceful Tanya Harding...but that is just the rumours.

    I would mail you one but I think it may be rotten by the time it arrives...just wouldn't be the same.

    ooooo...yea....it's the REAL castle, not the tiny castle, or the itsy bitsy teenie weenie castle...the real castle.

    It's much better our west!

    You are most definitely right, sashaying is the method of traveled used by kings.

    That sounds right, it was a while ago so I could be mistaken.

    LOL I am going to start a petition for this to be official.

    I knew they crowded these parks for a reason!

    Me too, I'm a second, third and fourth wind kind of person.

    Can't always get everything you want, sorry.

    I can tell you this. . . NOTHING :rotfl::rotfl:
     
  11. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Yuss

    Training like Mr. Miyagi.

    "Tonya Harding"... :lmao:

    Gotta be fresh off the cart, dude.

    Real itsy bitsy teenie weenie castle. Got it.

    You're moving up on my best friend list.

    I want royalties.

    poop

    Dang!
     
  12. Kiotzu

    Kiotzu Mouseketeer

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    I don't think I would be an adequate apprentice. . . I don't even wax my own car.

    My 14 year old niece is a high level figure skater and would be appalled I got that wrong.

    Want me to send you the cart.

     
  13. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Does anyone?? :confused3

    I wasn't laughing at the spelling, I was laughing at the use of the reference. :)

    YES!!!

    Oh? Didn't know there was one. Huh.

    Careful what you wish for.

    Uh, oh. Wha' happened?
     

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