April/May 2019: Seven Kinds of Crazy - in progress!

Jaina

Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.
Joined
Jul 22, 2005
Thanks for the congrats on the new house! We are very excited, and have been enjoying it! (Though paying for it, is, of course it's own kind of excitement, haha. There is so much that goes into getting a house set up even when it doesn't need work!)

Back to the trip report! I'm feeling excited about Disney again as my daughter and I are talking about a quick one-day trip in November hopefully...

After the bathroom break, we headed into Adventureland! First up was a ride on the Jungle Cruise, which is always fun for all ages. Unless the line is particularly long. And for some reason, it was at 10 AM on a Tuesday... Okay, it was only 20 minutes, but it felt much longer for some reason, probably since we had to go upstairs and because our 2-year-old was throwing a bit of a fit. I think she loved the ride though.






After the Jungle Cruise we had a FP for Indiana Jones for the three oldest and Dad. They got a rider switch, and I took the littlest two through Tarzan's Treehouse, which they enjoyed. I hadn't been up there in quite a while, and took opportunity of the view and the cloudy skies to get some fun shots.









They were still in Indy when we were done, so we decided it was a good opportunity to check out the Tropical Hideaway! It was very quiet there that early in the morning. (about 11 AM) I hadn't done enough research on what was good there (and hadn't even actually planned to go there) but I thought it was a good time to try a Dole Whip, and also decided on the pineapple lumpia. I didn't realize they don't have the vanilla swirled ones there (like I tried in Hawaii, yum!) but we settled with a traditional Whip. The older kids and dad showed up halfway through and everyone was impressed with both desserts! My poor DH (a chiropractor, and pretty anti-sugar) probably felt like every time he left me alone this trip, I used it to buy treats. He'd probably be right. But anything you split 4-6 ways isn't really that much sugar per treat. I loved being able to try so many different things with that method!




Two older kids and I ran over to use our rider switch on IJ, but of course the ride had just gone down. :P I didn't get to ride it this trip, but that wasn't a big deal. It's not one of my very favorites, though I usually enjoy it. Instead, we all grabbed an almost-instant FP for The Haunted Mansion. We had to convince a few of the kids that we all needed to go together, even if they kept their eyes/ears closed the whole time. Actually, the lessened sleep was catching up to miss DD2, and she was kind of having a meltdown, so I ended up putting her in the toddler Tula with a pacifier, and putting a jacket/hand over her out-facing ear. I'm pretty sure she took a catnap during most of the line (short) and ride. I was nervous that they were going to make me turn her around in the Doom Buggy, but no one said anything, so I just took one for myself and she stayed asleep? the whole ride. She was either asleep or terrified, because she didn't move, and that's really unusual for her! She woke up as we were getting off, and we headed over to ride the train before our FP for IASW came up. We took that opportunity eat "lunch" (mostly lunchables, chips, and gogurts). (It was about 12:30)



None of the kids remembered riding it, since it was under refurbishment on our last family trip, so we rode it all the way around, and stayed on again through the newest section until Toontown, where we departed to use our IASW passes. We saw our friends from the day before again getting on the ride while we were in line. :) The little ones really loved IASW, and the older kids don't complain yet, at least not for the first ride. :) They are usually okay for an opportunity to be off their feet and be entertained. That hippopotamus is my favorite. :)



So, I have zero idea what we did between 1 pm and 2 pm. Not zero. I have these two pictures as clues:



I don't think we did any rides. I know soon after that picture my husband took DS5 and DD2 back to the room for a rest/nap until the parade that evening. I literally have no idea what we did with that hour in between pictures though!
 

disneymouse16

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 2, 2011
Okay, so I was following your thread and I just didn't get the alerts! 🤷‍♀️ I love reading your trip report and seeing how you handle it with so many kids! We have four kids and I'm excited/nervous for our next family trip, hopefully, in December! It looks like everyone is such good sports and that you all had such a wonderful time!

Congratulations on the house! I'm glad it all seems to be working out!
 

Jaina

Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.
Joined
Jul 22, 2005
Okay, so I was following your thread and I just didn't get the alerts! 🤷‍♀️ I love reading your trip report and seeing how you handle it with so many kids! We have four kids and I'm excited/nervous for our next family trip, hopefully, in December! It looks like everyone is such good sports and that you all had such a wonderful time!

Congratulations on the house! I'm glad it all seems to be working out!
No problem! Sometimes I've stopped getting alerts too on threads I wanted to follow. :P Especially if I'm busy for a while and see an alert but don't have a chance to click on it. Thanks for jumping back in!
 
  • mouschievous

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2019
    First of all, congrats on the house!! It's beautiful, and looks like a great space for your family.

    Secondly, our nephew (Age 6) did the SAME THING as your DD2 - hands over his ears all through HM, and we thought he hated it but as soon as we got off it was "can we go again?!" and he declared it his favorite ride of the trip. Kids are funny.

    Thirdly, I LOVE all of your craftiness and would love your help with ideas if we end up being able to do the trip we're hoping to do for Sept2020.

    Also, hi, nice to meet you!
     

    caylene44

    Aspiring Disney Travel Planner
    Joined
    Aug 19, 2015
    And for some reason, it was at 10 AM on a Tuesday... Okay, it was only 20 minutes, but it felt much longer for some reason, probably since we had to go upstairs and because our 2-year-old was throwing a bit of a fit. I think she loved the ride though.
    I swear Jungle Cruise always feels like the longest line! It's a really deceptive queue area too!

    Back to the trip report! I'm feeling excited about Disney again as my daughter and I are talking about a quick one-day trip in November hopefully...
    Yay, fingers crossed you can make it work!
     

    momtohms

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 16, 2012
    Loved your last update and all the pics! Those yellow shirts are great, especially with the red polka dot bows on your Minnie ears :) I need to remember to stop at the top of Tarzan’s Treehouse more to take in the view too!
     

    Jaina

    Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.
    Joined
    Jul 22, 2005
    First of all, congrats on the house!! It's beautiful, and looks like a great space for your family.

    Secondly, our nephew (Age 6) did the SAME THING as your DD2 - hands over his ears all through HM, and we thought he hated it but as soon as we got off it was "can we go again?!" and he declared it his favorite ride of the trip. Kids are funny.

    Thirdly, I LOVE all of your craftiness and would love your help with ideas if we end up being able to do the trip we're hoping to do for Sept2020.

    Also, hi, nice to meet you!
    Hi! I'm so glad you've jumped in! I'm fairly certain I'll be around next year, and I'd be happy to help with anything I've done on shirts. :) Thanks, we are so excited about the house!

    I swear Jungle Cruise always feels like the longest line! It's a really deceptive queue area too!
    Yay, fingers crossed you can make it work!
    I'm pretty sure we will. I already have the money set aside for my ticket, at least, and the girls are close to having what they need. I've just started getting excited about it! The family trip was awesome, but also exhausting, and took sooo much planning. I'm eager to take some smaller-group trips in the next year or two if I can swing it!

    Loved your last update and all the pics! Those yellow shirts are great, especially with the red polka dot bows on your Minnie ears :) I need to remember to stop at the top of Tarzan’s Treehouse more to take in the view too!
    Thanks! I love how they turned out in the pictures, and just wish we had gotten a couple full-family ones with everyone looking normal, haha. At least I got several the first day and a couple the last day - that's better than last time! I really did have to remind them that "this is one of my top 5 guys - quite a few family pictures!"
     
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