The Princesses & The Dog: Our Tail-Wagging Magical Adventure! A November 2017 TR *WITH VLOGS

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  1. jediprincess23

    jediprincess23 Mouseketeer

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    That sounds so fun!! All of those resorts are so nice, I hope you have an amazing time!
    I'm lol-ing about you believing I have a sweet tooth! It's so bad, I would eat sugar 24/7 if I could, haha!

    Also, most rides allow you to take your service dog on as long as it doesn't go upside down or go to fast. If there is a ride that is too crazy for him, they have crates or even a closed off area where a CM will watch the dog while the owner goes on a ride. Or you can do rider swap as well!
    Thank you, I agree! :)
     
  2. MeghanEmily

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    Awesome, thanks for the info! That's really cool!
     
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    Feeling The Castle Magic

    We finally got everyone linked up on Rachel's DAS and then it was the moment we had all been waiting for: Marilyn's first time viewing the castle!! I would like to say, it was a big struggle keeping her from seeing it as we walked from Tony's to City Hall but Rachel and I were adamant that she needed a proper first viewing, not one obscured by a Christmas tree so we shielded her eyes :rotfl:.

    But yes, after leaving City Hall/ Guest Services, we shielded her eyes once more until she was standing in the middle of Main Street between The Emporium and The Confectionary. There's nothing quite like seeing someone see the castle for the first time, it was honestly SO magical :wizard:. Marilyn was so happy and overwhelmed- you can see her full reaction on my vlog if you haven't already!

    We headed down Main Street to let Merl get a closer look at the castle!
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    Our very first order of business was to all get pixie dusted! We walked through the castle and into Castle Couture. As you can imagine, the CM was very excited to see Flynn and even gave him a bit of dust as well!

    Here we are post-pixie dust feeling extra magical!
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    We really didn't have very many solid plans for our night in MK. Since we only had 1/2 a day in each park, we didn't want to set unrealistic expectations on what we would get done so we decided to play it by ear and see the wait times the day of. Surprisingly for the beginning of November, the wait times for almost everything were pretty high. We ultimately decided to start in Tomorrowland and work our way through to the other side of the park.

    Tomorrowland was INSANE. Even the People Mover had a ridiculously long line :scared1:. We decided to go ahead and get a DAS for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and while we waited for our window to open up, we would go to Monster's Laugh Floor.

    I was sooo excited to show Marilyn this attraction because I think it is always SO funny! We only had to wait about 5 minutes before we were allowed into the theater and sat down. It was another memorably funny show although, now all of the cute moments are escaping my memory. I just really love that each show is unique because the performers go off what a random audience member says to them. They never cease to make me laugh though!

    After we finished we walked over to BLSRS (is that even an abbreviation? lol). I want to like this ride, I really do but I am SO BAD AT IT. Like seriously, I don't think I got like 2,000 points on that thing :laughing:. But it was still fun! I got on with Momma Hart, Rachel, Marilyn, and Flynn were supposed to get in a car together but there was a miscommunication and Rachel walked up to an empty car far ahead of the one the CM had pointed to. Oh well, at least there was more room for Flynn that way :rotfl:.

    I think this is a pretty accurate depiction of what I think about this ride, lol!
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    After we hopped off Buzz, we checked at the wait times for Space Mountain and People Moved and decided that we would come back and try to get on those rides during EMH.

    After checking the MDE app, we thought that the next best thing to do was Enchanted Tales With Belle. I was sooo excited because this was something I have been dying to do forever but had never been able to do!

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    The wait was about 30 minutes, but the time actually flew by so quick because we were talking to the mother and daughter in front of us. Of course Flynn was a great conversation starter, but as the conversation continued we realized that we were from the same town as the daughter. In fact, she was the wife of our local newsman. It IS a small world after all :laughing:.

    We eventually got separated by shows but it was so nice to talk to them and find someone from your same town! I really loved the inside of Belle's cottage- all of the detail was so cute!
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    Sadly, none of us were selected to have parts in the show but we still enjoyed it nonetheless. The CUTEST kids were in out show so even though we didn't know them, it was still fun to watch!
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    After the show, we all got to go up and get a picture with Belle! Flynn was looking a little bashful, maybe he thought Belle was pretty ;)
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    Continued In The Next Post

    ALSO, I uploaded a video last week all about what I pack in my Disney Park's bag if you are interested, here is the link!
     
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  5. MeghanEmily

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    This was so cute! First castle viewings are special :)

    Definitely the four cutest Disney fans at the MK!

    I agree! Such a fun show and it's always a little different every time!

    I also just got around to watching your videos tonight :) I have the same Brita bottle and I love it for the parks! And I always have zip locks and and snacks/bars, too.
     
  6. jediprincess23

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    Aww, you're so sweet! Also, thank you for watching the video- I'm glad someone else agrees how important ziplocks and snacks are:rotfl:
     
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    If You Go To MK & Don't Get a Dole Whip, Did You Really Go To MK?

    When we stepped out of Enchanted Tales, it felt like we had walked through a time warp. When we walked in the building, it was bright out and when we came back, it was very dark. It's crazy how quickly time seems to fly by in the parks when you have so little time in them!

    Our next task was to ride BTMRR (and Splash Mountain if I had anything to do with it) but on our way back to Adventureland, we saw that they were taking pictures at the Tangled bathrooms with the illuminated lanterns and Rachel and I b-lined for it because we had been dying to do this! I think the pictures turned out SUPER cute!
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    Then we continued over to BTMM, we thought about doing Haunted Mansion but the line was out of the gates and was winding back into the Streets of America. So Rachel booked a DAS for it so we could come back and do that later.

    Then we FINALLY made it to BTMRR! Rachel knew that there was a pet-relief area near the ride so we looked and looked for it but didn't see one. So we asked a CM and they pointed us back in the direction that we were originally in. Turns out, there is a pet relief area in the smoking area but it really is just a little patch of mulch but he made do.

    Since Flynn obviously couldn't come on this ride, Rachel's mom stayed with Flynn and we got a rider swap pass so she could switch. Then we got in the stand-by line which was surprisingly very short! This ride is so frumpy and classic Disney I just love it SO MUCH ugh. I was so excited to see what Marilyn thought! It was also more exciting than I remember it to be- I swear the ride is WAY better at night time. But we were just laughing and screaming and having the best time.

    After we finished the ride, we hopped off and switched with Rachel's Mom. Rachel decided to stay with Flynn this time (and seek out some popcorn) while we rode again with Rachel's Mom. Again, the ride was so FUN!

    We met back up with Rachel and Flynn, now with an adorable popcorn bucket. We used the nearby Splash Mountain bathrooms (which are always nice and empty btw) and discovered that the ride was shut down for the night. Although this didn't upset Rachel or Marilyn, I was so sad! One of these days I'll ride it again, I haven't had a chance to ride it since May 2014 (so sad, I know).

    We continued back over through Adventureland and thought about getting on Pirate of the Caribbean. We even got in line but realized that if we waited nearly an hour we wouldn't have enough time to get back to Main Street and find a good spot for fireworks. SO we hopped back out of line and went over to Aloha Isle because if you come to the Magic Kingdom and don't get a Dole Whip, did you really got to Magic Kingdom?
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    Marilyn also tried her very first Dole Whip and LOVED it! Also, I don't know if this happens with anyone else but I can never finish a Dole Whip. It always feels like a sin to throw away a half eaten Dole Whip but I always get SO FULL and can't finish it:crazy2:

    It was a little over an hour before fireworks and we decided it was time to find a spot for fireworks. We probably should have gotten there a little before because the hub was absolutely PACKED. Rachel ended up tracking down a CM asking her if there was a handicapped area where she could sit with Flynn so he didn't get stepped on. She told us that they didn't have a special area for that but she did find us an open space (which was very nice of her) and we all set up camp. It was up against an area gated off under a tree which was basically across from the entrance to Tomorrowland.

    Even though we had just eaten Dole Whips, we were in the mood for some real food. So while Momma Hart and Rachel saved us a spot Marilyn and I set out over to Casey's Corner for some food.
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  8. MeghanEmily

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    No kidding!! On our last trip my mom kept commenting about how every time she looked at her watch she was shocked at how much time had gone by.

    Yes!! I really want to do this and keep missing it. Your pictures came out great!!

    BTMRR is absolutely better at night! 100%!

    I think it's weird that they don't have a place designated for this show! I know I've seen places roped off for other shows and parades. And we were actually kicked out of our spot for a Halloween Party show because they decided to turn it into a disability location. But nice of her to help you find an empty spot!
     
  9. PlutosRHM55

    PlutosRHM55 Pluto's Prince (Haters back off!)

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    Joining in! Y'all seem like such a fun group and Flynn is so so cute (and quality choice in naming him, though I think Eugene might've been better ;)). I love your Cindy and Aurora bounds. So glad I'm also not the only one who freaks out over Prince Phillip in FoF :love: I can't wait to read more about this trip! :mickeyjum
     

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