HO-HO-HOLY GRINCHMAS...10 JOLLY HOLIDAY NIGHTS AT RPR..NOV/DEC 2018

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  1. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Yes, I’m a wimp with headaches too....and thanks.....yep, the nap certainly helped.

    That scene you’re talking about is one of my favourite scenes from the Philosophers Stone....actually probably from all the movies........it is so beautiful as you see the castle as the boats approach. That would be fabulous.......I never thought about doing something like that with the water.........
     
  2. schumigirl

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    Lol.......Capt America is certainly cool........but there’s something about Spider-Man.........have to say I’m not a big fan of those kinds of movies, but as a character he is amazing!!

    Any interaction we’ve had and others too over the years have always been fabulous.........you’ll enjoy meeting him I’m sure.......
     
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  4. lebeau

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    I'm a pop culture nerd and superheroes are a big thing for me. I grew up on the Superfriends, so the DC characters were always my favorites. I didn't get into Marvel until much, much later. I like my superheroes extra heroic which is why Cap was always my favorite Marvel character. He's the most like Superman in temperament. You could put Captain America in a DC comic and he'd fit right in. But they'd kick Iron Man out of the Justice League in a second.

    Spider-Man was probably my first Marvel character. He used to appear in a 70's kids show called The Electric Company (starring a young Morgan Freeman as the Easy Reader).



    And we watched reruns of the 60's cartoon with the catchy theme song and terrible animation. Then he had a short-lived 70's TV show. But I didn't love Spider-Man the way I did the Superfriends. His TV appearances didn't do him justice, I think.

    There are two things people seem to respond to with Spider-Man. First, he's funny. People love funny. Probably more importantly, he's an Everyman. I love Superman and Cap, but you can't really relate to them. They are ideals. They can inspire you. But we're rarely going to live up to them. Spidey, on the other hand, he's got problems like we do. He's almost always in over his head.

    I have argued before that Batman is the most versatile character in all of fiction. You can put Batman in any genre and it will work. I have seen Batman in space, Batman in the Old West, Batman as a vampire, Batman fighting dinosaurs... it all works. Spider-Man isn't quite as flexible, but I think he's the most versatile Marvel character out there. He holds up well in a lot of different settings.
     
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    How cool to see Spider-Man in the line, fun picture! Glad the guys had fun “pressing on” without you, lol!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the leisurely strolls and picture taking before the headache got worse!
     
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    Wow......you really are a big superhero fan!!! Love it........

    Yes, Spider-Man feels more accessible and a “warm” superhero......and yes he has the humour........although the characters in the park particularly Dr Doom and Capt America both have a wicked sense of humour when you meet them........

    I know what you mean......now I want to go back and meet them all again.......lol.......

    Batman I only ever watched as a kid......the Adam West tv show. Tom likes the movies that followed, but maybe I’m too much of a girl but they just never appealed to me........

    And so funny.......I do like Iron-Man......but.......being honest that might be more the fact I love Robert Downey Junior.......::yes::

    I love your enthusiasm though for the characters.........:thumbsup2
     
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    Lol......I’m a trooper Caroline.........well, I’ve been called worse!!!

    Yes, we loved seeing Spider-Man in the line......one of those surprising but fantastic meets.......he really is so cool.....

    Oh I would have been gutted if they hadn’t gone on without me, I wanted Kyle especially to get in as many rides as he could........I knew I just needed some cool and a nap.......works wonders........:thumbsup2
     
  8. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    So, once my guys were back I slowly came to life as they regaled me with tales of their short time on their own......but they had some fun which I was happy about......they had felt it incredibly warm too so hadn't stayed too long in the park.....just enough to do the rides enough to feel as if the afternoon hadn't been wasted. Really we had planned to stay in the parks till around 5ish tonight...….but of course.....these things happen. They were both glad I was feeling much better after a snooze.

    We all hit the showers, me first as usual......and they watched some tv show where folks send in pictures of them being hurt while taking part in stupid activities of some kind...….I get bored of these after one or two, but they can watch ot for ages and laugh like drains at every one......I wonder how many would win a Darwin award with some of their antics.…...but they`re happy to pass the time watching it...…..I checked my emails and saw I had one from our friend so I replied and also replied to another from someone in the UK...….

    Once ready we go up to the Club Lounge for an hour or so and we aren't long in when our friend appears to say a big hello......he had been on some time off for vacation when we arrived so this was the first we had seen him this trip......always a delight and a joy!!! And of course it had been a while since Kyle had seen him too so that was nice. We could have chatted for ages, and of course we would see him at some point over our trip......we always do and love to see and chat to him. But, he heads off after a while and we have a glass of wine.....well, I do as Tom is driving tonight...….it seems to be his turn again.....oops...…

    Now he knows I`m feeling fine as I have a cocktail in mind for tonight...….




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    We sit in the lounge for quite a time and chat to everyone including the lovely manager Kayla who we could chat to all night too...….she`s funny and very clever and does a fabulous job of looking after guests and staff alike.....she`s perfect for the place...….

    Kyle proclaims he`s hungry around 6.30ish so we say our goodnights and we head downstairs to drop off the ipads in the room before we go out......we run into the turndown service people as she is putting in fresh towels as we had used the fresh ones earlier......love this service, she asks if we need any extra waters and we thank her and do take a couple.....although we can get water from the Club Lounge, these little bottles are ideal just for a quick gulp…….we thank her and set off downstairs.

    The car is parked near the top of the lot, so only takes us a few minutes to get to it and then we are heading down I Drive all the way down to the convention centre……..we pass the new Starflyer and it is flying high and fast......I`m so glad Kyle decided it wasn't for him either.

    We had done the Eye three times now, so it wasn't a priority either this visit.....maybe one day we`ll go back on it if we`re in the area and want to pass some time...….

    The Red Lobster we like is right down by the Convention centre…...and it is very quiet tonight. Usually it`s very busy, and it`s around 7.30 now, so you`d think it was prime time for dinner...….I always worry if a place starts getting less busy than usual....sometimes it means the place has started to go downhill, but certainly doesn't seem to be the case here......guess it was just a quiet night.

    We get seated quite near the door and we glance around and there`s more people in than we thought.....and quite a few at the bar. Tom and I think we may sit at the bar one night it`s just the two of us sometime.....we always enjoy eating at bars as opposed to tables...….you usually get some good banter with bar staff that way...…

    But tonight it`s a table...….

    We get the menu`s and our waiter is someone we have seen before but never looked after us....he was very nice and liked to chat which we like too...….he checked we had been before and when I asked for my cocktail he guessed we had been before......lol...….

    Kyle ordered a strawberry smoothy, Tom a plain old lemonade which he was starting to really enjoy.....in the UK our lemonade is like sprite.....it`s white and fizzy. Very few places sell the still stuff. So, it was nice for a change...…..I ordered a..….don't laugh......Alotta Colada...…..

    Now, when I hear that name I always think of the Austin Powers character...….can`t find a gif that`s suitable for posting......lol......but first name Alotta certainly puts that name in my head!!!!

    It`s a lovely drink though....it`s served in an extra large glass which includes frozen piña colada served with a Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum on the side.....although I`m not keen on spiced rum, it goes well...….


    We also get served the famous and totally delicious cheddar bay biscuits...…..we try not to eat too many of course while we peruse the plentiful menu...….and even Kyle loves these too...…..they really are gorgeous.




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    My drink arrives last...….but boy is it worth waiting for...…….it is huge and gets a few admiring glances from the lady at the table behind us......unfortunately we hear the guy say to his wife, you`ll get a beer and like it......oh dear!!!!




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    I do add the spiced rum to the almost full glass and mix it through.....but you can`t really notice it as the coconut taste is prevalent in this drink.....but as one of my friends always says of cocktails with rum...…



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    She loves Capt Morgans Spiced...….and she also loves Capt Jack too...…..so just for her...…….



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    Tom and Kyle were happy with their choices with Kyle having demolished his first drink and ordered another as he brought mine...…..I love to see him enjoying his drinks.....non alcoholic they may be.

    We get our salads.....this is Tom`s with the ranch dressing.....I always get honey mustard with mine.....neither of us really touched ours tonight.....we were just ready for the seafood...….




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    I didn't see the glare on Kyle`s glasses when I took this picture...…..but I`m not the photographer of the two of us...…...lol...….





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    Kyle wasn't having seafood.....he loves the maple chicken they do there...….it has a maple cherry glaze which he really enjoys.....and he doesn't like anything cherry flavoured usually...….but this is lovely...…




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    Tom goes for the 1lb of snow crab...….it`s not a huge portion and he usually gets an extra lb served up, but decides for tonight this`ll be enough...…and I go for the Yucatan grilled tilapia and jumbo shrimp served with chili-lime butter with pineapple and jalapenos......usually with rice but I ask for it with just fries....not too fond of rice...….




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    I sometimes say folks laugh at us for going to Red Lobster...….




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    The food was delicious.......really lovely and very well cooked......my fish was tender and fleshy and very mild in taste which went well with the shrimp and the spice from the jalapeno and pineapple.....Tom`s snow crab was beautiful......he did share some but I only took a little bit as there isn't much really.....and Kyle demolished his!!! Even the broccoli which he loves...….

    We sat a little while just chatting.....but Kyle knew he wanted the chocolate dessert they have there....it`s called a chocolate wave and although it`s not huge....it`s very filling and rich too. I usually ate the ice cream but tonight we decided to share the New York cheesecake with blueberry compote......




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    Kyle savoured his as always and declared it lovely. Tom and I thought the cheesecake was just alright.....not the best dessert we ever ate, but nice enough. And just enough as our meals were fairly filling.

    We paid the check and headed out to the car, it was such a beautiful night I think it was 78F which was about perfect.....

    One place Kyle hadn't seen yet was Aventura rooftop bar. Although he wouldn't be staying in the hotel, we knew he`d love the view from the top......so that was our plan now.

    Back home, we parked the car and walked over to Sapphire Falls and then the short walk over to Aventura.

    I`m not keen on this hotel, although I prefer it to Cabana Bay looks wise...….but it feels very sterile in the lobby......but tonight the additions of Christmas trees made it slightly more appealing...




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    We had a wander around the food area just to let him see what was on offer.....I could tell he wasn't overly impressed either......although the pizza`s did catch his eye!!!! Boy loves his pizza`s...…

    He wasn't impressed and then we went straight for the elevator up to the roof......he did like the technology and so far that was the only thing he liked...…..

    But, the view is amazing.

    You can see over to Disney and see their fireworks go off if you`re there at the right time and they are of course beautiful...…..you can see Epcot and during the day you can make out Space Mountain and see the Contemporary quite clear.

    It may not be the clearest of pictures taken through the glass of course, but you get the idea of the type of view you can see from here...…Sapphire especially looks beautiful at night.




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    This is a vast expanse of nothing really...…..it looks bare and I know they can have events and such up there, but on nights like this it just looks stark.



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    We don't feel like a drink up here tonight, and it can get very breezy.....but we just don't get the nice warm welcome feeling here that we get elsewhere...….drinks aren't the most tempting to be honest. But, for the view, it is worth a visit.




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    I don't think we spent more than twenty minutes up there tonight. There`s no spark at all......when you walk into StrongWater you get a warm feeling, and it is very welcoming.....same with Jake`s....always a nice welcome...….

    So this isn't somewhere we`d choose to spend an evening in.

    Kyle announced he had seen it......we could go then......lol...….he did love the views but that was it....he could see what we were talking about now.

    So, we headed back out and walked again through Sapphire chatting all the way and back home. None of us felt like another drink tonight.....I think we were a little tired to be honest.

    Straight up to our room, we got Kyle`s bed from the door and he set it up....we put his pillows in the closet during the day so we really did get the benefit of the King Suite during the day.....we did watch some tv and chatted some more......eventually we took the hint that Kyle was ready for bed and we went through to our room and got ready for bed...……

    I left the drapes open tonight, or planned to.....Tom said he couldn't sleep with the light shining in......ok.....so, I closed them although did leave them open just a smidge...…..not that Tom would have noticed as he was asleep before I could get back into bed...…...

    Tomorrow was another park day...……..
     

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  9. J'aime Paris

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    I bet Tom and Kyle were watching Ridiculousness!
    I must admit to watching it a bit....sometimes it's plain stupid, but sometimes I find it hilarious:D
     
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    Oh I have no idea, but the gales of laughter went on for a while.....and they can`t remember what it was called......full of folks hurting themselves while doing all sorts of antics!!

    I know what you mean......I think you have to be in the mood to watch those things...…..I can watch it for 5 minutes and find it really funny.....and then get bored with folks stupidity...…..::yes::
     
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    well, we love Red Lobster too. We just love food...period lol. We like to go to all sorts of fancy shmancey places, as well as those hole in the wall - dive - hole in the wall places that will end up serving you a mind blowing meal. We don't discriminate about our choice of restaurants :thumbsup2
     
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    Those views from Aventura..

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    The food at that red lobster location looked amazing. Will have to try that location, the one nearest DTD area is dreadful, maingate not much better. It’s hit or miss back home too for some reason.

    Now that I’ve seen your pictures, stellar view aside, don’t feel so bad about neglecting to amble over to Adventura in either Oct or Dec. For some reason it seems so far flung to me. :confused3. I’m sure it has it’s fan base. Nice they are increasing the number of ‘onsite’ resorts to offer something to everyone.
     
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    Yay!! Another Red Lobster fan.........

    We’re exactly the same as you......we love all sorts of places......exactly like you described.......long as the food is good I don’t mind if it’s $4 or $400 for a meal........variety is the slice of life!!! And yes, big food fans here too......and one of the reasons we’ll never be skinny!! Well, even slim.......lol.........

    Glad you’re still reading along........:)
     
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    Lol.......thank you!!! I’ll tell Tom........it wasn’t great having to take through the glass.......but they’re alright....:)
     
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    It really is good down at that one Janet......we will always bypass the one opposite the Four Points hotel, adjacent to where the new Universal hotels are going to be.......it used to be good around 5 or 6 years ago, but dropped dramatically, it used to be mobbed........I wonder if they’ll give it a kick up the jacksy since the area is being developed somewhat......

    Yes, the views are the best thing about Aventura. We did try the food in September upstairs and downstairs in the main lobby......didn’t thrill us at all. The shrimp upstairs in Bar 17 was lovely, but waiting almost an hour wasn’t so good........I am tempted to try up there again, but when there are so many other options like StrongWater......they’re hard to pass by. But Aventura feels like a hospital lobby area and Kyle likened it to an Apple store.....lol.......cold and generic.

    But, yes, it has a nice price point for folks. I’m sure it’ll have its fans.......it just isn’t for us. :)
     
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    MONDAY DECEMBER 3RD


    So, we all enjoyed another night of undisturbed sleep. We of course, never hear a thing from the corridors, but Kyle being in the sitting area I did worry he`d hear lots of traffic. We don't usually stay so close to the elevators, but he was never disturbed the whole time during our stay...….I was glad about that as Id have felt guilty if he had been constantly disturbed. I was pleasantly surprised how well he slept on the rollaway.....and size wise it is a good size for an adult, so for a child it would be prefect.

    We didn't hang around this morning as we wanted to enjoy the parks as much as we could this morning. Kyle wanted to do Sal`s at PBH for lunch......he wanted to visit all 5 hotels this trip minus Cabana Bay of course as he dislikes it as much as we do, so one of his favourite places to eat is Sal`s as he loves the pizza there....so, we have a bit of a plan for today.

    But, breakfast first......once we were showered we headed up to the lounge and it was fairly busy this morning. There was one big family who were all there together and who strangely were always dressed in Mickey Mouse gear......spoke about Disney and spent a lot of time in Disney.....I think they stayed only 5 days, but we did see them in the park at one point. Not quite sure why they stayed at RP as they seemed to find a lot of fault with it from hearing their sometimes loud conversations. So, I said good morning to one of the ladies and she said hmmm and walked on...….lol......rudeness always surprises me but rarely bothers me if someone is rude......I usually dismiss it fairly quickly......but at times wonder the reason why.

    We chat as always to the lovely staff but this morning we eat quickly and head down to get our sunscreen on and then wander down to the boat dock. We meet our housekeeper as we exit the room, nice timing as she`s just coming to clean our room.

    We step outside and the lovely heat meets us again......I was so glad we were going to experience mostly warm weather this trip....it had been lovely so far, but we had seen there may be some much cooler weather heading our way on Wednesday. So, we wanted to make the most of it while we can.

    The boat dock is busy, really busy but the boat appears and we do manage to get on it despite thinking we may just walk if we didn't get on this one. It really doesn't take long to walk to the parks from RP....both of them......IOA is around 6-7 minutes and a few moments longer to Studios. It makes me wonder when folks say its a long walk to the parks from RP.....it really isn't. But, the boat is a nice little option usually when it`s too hot when we come out of the Studios on a really hot day!!! And the boats take more people than they look like they`ll hold...…

    It`s always lovely to hear the enthusiasm of folks heading to the parks some days.....especially when you hear they`re first timers......I can imagine the excitement they`ll feel when they see the parks for the first time and especially in the Potter areas as that's what you hear folks talk about the most. Although I do hear a woman correct what seems to be a new family to the parks......I believe the family thought The Castle was in Studios......so the other woman told them which theme was in which park. I think they didn't have a map yet, but again I wondered how much research they done on the internet first...….but at least they knew about the EP perk with staying at one of the hotels that offer it. So many don't know.

    We have no issues going in the parks today with Tom`s AP and we go straight forward and as usual head for Minions...…..but I look over and see there`s no one waiting for Shrek. It had been a while since Kyle had done this as we missed it last December so I knew he wanted to do it. And it is open, but usually there`s a long line....so I suggest we do that first. They`re happy to do that first. We walk in to the pre show and there`s around 5 other people there.....the show has already started but we know it off by heart so we didn't miss anything really. But, we had never seen it so empty!!!

    The TM closed the door after we went in......so there were eight of us altogether.

    When the doors to the auditorium opened we all merged in......all eight of us...…..and the TM informed us we could sit anywhere and didn't need to go all the way along to the end as we usually do...….




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    Although the TM member did mention in his speech no photography as Tom took his snaps...…..that was Tom being told.....lol.....we are generally rule followers so he didn't take any more and sat down. But, very odd seeing it so empty for a change.

    It was fun...….although in the bits where the chairs all move, because there was no one around us we really felt them move!!!! With no weight to settle them a bit, it was a bumpy ride.....but fun. The screen does need updating though, but we did enjoy it.

    We went back out to the sunshine and it was bright...…….and it did look a lovely day....we so enjoyed this....warm, sunny and the whole day ahead of us.




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    It did look deserted when you looked up side streets......of course the TF wasn't out yet, I think he appeared after 10am, so it was too early for him yet and Shrek hadn't appeared yet either. That is a fabulous meet and greet.....Shrek and Donkey are so funny together. Well worth a little wait in a line to see them.





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    We came out and went over to Minions......this was the shortest regular line we had seen so far since the ride opened......it was 25 minutes. As always we walked straight on with EP.....didn't even stop in line at all as they were letting the EP folks on as we joined the line......there were around 10 people in front of us and all delighted to have no wait at all.





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    This is a fun ride...I say it often, I wouldn't stand any length of time for it but with EP it will always be worth the wait......it is cute and still funny after all this time...…





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    I love the gift shop after this ride.....it is full of adorable Minion items and they are all so tempting.....but I`m good today and don't purchase anything. Which isn't easy...…


    Next up is RRR...…..we head up and stow our things in a locker which takes seconds...….and head through the metal detector......and yep, for the first time this trip we have someone trying to argue that he shouldn't have to put his phone or wallet in the locker......yes, because you`re so special. He is very politely told to put stuff in locker or he won`t be riding. I never actually saw him ride, but wasn't looking for him after we passed him still arguing so not sure if he decided against it or not...….I feel for the TM some times.

    The EP line is empty......more or less and I can`t remember what the regular line was but it wasn't huge.....so we get on the front two rows again and Tom has no one beside him on this ride......I can hear him over the dulcet tones of Gloria Gaynor soothing my surprising nerves on this one...…..I never get nervous riding this anymore, only the first few times.....but today it hit me...….it was fine of course but I gripped on a lot more.....

    But so much fun!!!! This ride is up there as one of the coolest rides.....although it doesn't go upside down, the first hill lift is quite thrilling and the drop although steep, is very smooth...….

    Once is enough for me. I know my limits...…..but they go back on again and I manage to catch them as they went up on their second ride after I got off...…...I can always see their hands flailing around...….and I`m pleased to see again they have the front row......it really is the best row to have on that ride. Although it is a little disconcerting not to have another seat in front of you...in my mind that may save your life if you could, by some miracle cling on in the worst case scenario...…..but this row.....you`re on your own....and definitely adds to the thrill of the ride.




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    I can fully see and understand why the first climb puts people off.....it is quite awe inspiring.....especially if you`re a bit of a ride chicken anyway. It did take me a while to go on it the first year it opened, I stood for ages...and I mean ages just watching as my two guys went on repeatedly and loving every single time they went round. Every so often they stopped by to ask if I was ready to go on yet...eventually though, I did and after a terrifyingly scream filled first ride......I was straight back on.....loved it.....even the climb which is one of the best parts.


    I did give myself a good pat on the back for finally doing it...…..for me it was quite an achievement as when I first saw the artist impression sketches for it.....I said no way was I ever going on that!!!!




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    They finally came off and we wandered around the park.....slowly and enjoying every second.


    We gave Jimmy Fallon a pass again....we did ask Kyle if he wanted to go on it, as we would have if he did, but he just laughed and said no thanks...….Mummy for him!!!! It really is an odd ride.....but I do believe part of it is we don't like Jimmy Fallon himself. But the ride isn't in any way exciting or inspiring to us at all. Although the panda is funny...….




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    We did enjoy some of the park before the ride....again the central area was pretty today and empty so we could wander around it a little...….





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    We do love a good tree picture and this one was so lovely...….and huge...…so, it was fair to say we took a lot of them...….





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    We did notice there were a lot more photographers around the parks this last year or so...more than we ever saw before.....and with this Christmas trip I think they added to their numbers. We don't use the photographers around the parks, maybe on ones like minions when we want a picture with the characters but we tend to take our own pictures. But friends who do take advantage of the photo pass option have said it has improved a lot this last year or so.





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    And we did see they had fenced a little bit off to the public here this morning.....I guessed that was for Marilyn and her backing group...…




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    We went on The Mummy.…..again, a one and done for me today...……so I came out and grabbed the camera and stuff out of the weirdly empty locker area......this was a weird sight as usually it`s brimming full......even the TM commented it had been quiet......the park was quiet so far today.





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    Now, I saw the reason for the sectioned off area beside the tree...….it was Marilyn and Co......they do look lovely in the shimmery white outfits.

    I also see three stilt walkers outside the Mummy......I`ve never seen three.....usually two, but surprisingly none of them were the slightly older guy who we have seen for so many years in the park......we had our picture with him every year since 2007. Maybe he was on a day off......I guess the poor guy was entitled to that...….but he is the coolest out of all them I think...….and again, strangely when I look back the pictures he hasn't changed a bit!!!




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    Again, as I wait for them, I have a wander around one of my favourite areas......it`s too early for the Blues Brothers but if you`re around the area try and see them if you haven't already done so.....it`s a fun little show and the lady who sings with them is fabulous too.....she has an amazing voice...….


    I see a couple bang on the window of the pretzel place in the picture below......the young girl tells them she`s not open yet.....and he goes on a slight rampage as to where the heck can he get something to eat in this "awful place"...…..I decide to look extremely busy and engrossed in my photography at this moment......I am not offering him any advice at all...…..lol...….I do wonder how someone can be so angry so early in the day......of course "hangry" is a thing!!!! I fully believe in it having experienced it a few times....lol....but, no need to shout at someone who`s trying to tell you where to go for food...…..




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    I adore all the windows and facades around Universal Studios...….so much detail and especially with the Christmas decorations they look lovely...….




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    With the glare of the windows you can`t see the huge pair of spectacles staring eerily back out at you in this window….it`s a little weird but quite cool.




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    I turn back around this street to head back to Mummy and see the group of singers are appearing to set up.....they are a group of youngsters who sing a few songs and dance a little while chatting and engaging with the crowds.....and always seem to be competing with each other...….




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    They are fun and can actually sing quite well...….a few years back you didn't really see things like this on the streets of the Studios, so this for us was a welcome addition over the last years...….it certainly livened the Studios up a lot...….and it needed it I`m sure...…

    I stand and watch for what I believe is around 15 minutes or so and everyone that`s watching really enjoys it...….

    I turn around and see my two come out of the shop....they`re done with the Mummy for today.....they went on 3 times after I got off.


    More coming up...….
     
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    Vicki Rickerd Mouseketeer

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    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

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    Super pictures of the Christmas displays!
     
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    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    I like that picture too.......

    We are really enjoying this camera I have to say!
     
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    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    They really are lovely.......and although they are everywhere, they’re not “too much” if you know what I mean.....and the tree in the park is beautiful.

    But, I think my favourite is the trees in the hotels.......especially RP and Sapphire.........very impressive!

    Glad you like them.........:)
     
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