Where are we, Jersey? Bye, Phoenicians! An August 2017 TR * NEW DINING/TR LINKS*

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  1. ArielSRL

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    I’ve stayed here’s a few times and totally agree.

    I’ve heard that HS got a lot of Christmas love this year!

    My boys would love it!

    Oh my...lol.

    Very nice!
     
  2. ArielSRL

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    Hey, we got photos like that! But we had to ask and our photographer was kind of a snot.

    See, we weren’t offered this. Of course, maybe I should’ve done my research...but like I said, this PP photographer wasn’t very excited to be taking our photo.

    Nice!
     
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  4. ArielSRL

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    :rotfl2:

    Totally agree with you.

    I like the dusk safari but totally dark wouldn’t be all that.

    Wahoo!
     
  5. ArielSRL

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    Agreed!

    So glad RD and midday breaks worked out for you guys!

    Perfect plan!

    Haha...I have never thought about it but now I’ll never forget it and will probably try to look every time as well!

    My DH would love this. His new coffee cup is a Walt standing, looking at swamp land but a light vision of Cinderella’s Castle is there as well. Hard to describe but, regardless, it just shows how nostalgic my DH has become about Disney.
     
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  6. ariane37

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    I'll never outgrow PP either, especially since it brings back memories of my grandmother :love:

    lol so you have a purpose next time you ride IASW :laughing:

    You have to hit it first thing in the morning, that's the key :)


    Aaaahhhh! We're like what, 90 minutes away from each other but we'll meet for the first time in Disney :rotfl2:I'm supposed to call Cathy tomorrow night to figure out our plan so I will let you know!

    My house still looks like Christmas threw up :faint:

    From what I could tell, the doll farthest on the left has a normal face, phew! That's the only one I can tell!

    Right back atcha'!
     
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  7. Raeven

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    :rotfl: well we may never get to see it in that case. Maybe at a party one day if I can convince Josh to wait in the line. We almost waited at the Xmas party because it wasn't that long.
     
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  8. ariane37

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    No worries, I remember how it is with a little one not to mention that I'm way behind on everyone's reports :rolleyes1

    Oh you should definitely do it! I suggested it to a client going in July so they're doing it and I just can't wait for them to experience it pirate:

    I was wondering where you've been lol

    I love the look of the refurbed rooms!

    I saw both movies with the same friends and we agreed while the second one was funny it doesn't top the first one.

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    OMG that sounds beautiful! Where did you get it? I can't believe how much Chad is into Disney now, it's fantastic :goodvibes
     
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  9. ArielSRL

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    Shop Parks App. I took some photos:
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    Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

    We are actually doing EMM in April. I know my kids are a little old but they still love that mine train. Hoping to get a bunch of rides on it ahead of the crowds.

    It's a classic, and my mom's favorite ride :love:

    And Tinkerbell flying over your heads…so cute!

    :love::worship:
     
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  11. kastoney

    kastoney Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm

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    Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!!! You are much better than me as I had to get away from here for the last week, but finally all settled back in!

    Glad to hear that Ricky loved it as much as you all. The first time we rode it I actually didn't pay as much attention to the ride because I was so fixated on checking out Casey and Jason's faces. They were amazed!

    Go Chris! They should take that ride down for his magic band! :P Did he hear them paging him to pick it up when you were on the safari?

    Seriously????? Why does Disney feel the need to placate the clueless!

    Yikes!!! 90 minutes for a dark safari. That is some serious mama love there. I'd like to say I understand, but my chid thankfully has less patience than ! :-)

    That is some serious baking prowess. Casey and I made sugar cookies from premade pilsbury dough that we fancied up by putting a thumbprint and icing in it. I clearly have absolutely no baking skills

    I can see you galloping through Fantasyland now :-)

    Very cool indeed. We finally got to see the queue for the first time during the Christmas Party. Loved it!

    This is great. I've never seen them. Of course I also loathe Disney coffee, so maybe that is why :confused3
     
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  12. ArielSRL

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    Envious! They are not offering it for our one park date in June and I really wanted it to help with FPs.
     
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  13. buzzrelly

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    Bummer! You're sure it isn't being offered at that time? We booked this after our 180 day window. I think it opened up for us in late October. Never give up hope!
     
  14. ArielSRL

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    It’s definitely not offered yet and I doubt it gets added. It wasn’t offered the first week of June this year either. It was in 2016 though, so I had hoped...but looks like the 2017 pattern is what they are following. They don’t offer it as much in June or the summer really. Not sure if it’s because they reserve the right to change opening to 8am or what, and it normally doesn’t affect us but with just the one Park day, I was hoping we would have the opportunity in 2018.
     
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    Wishing you and Steve a happy and healthy New Year
     
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    Love that! I rarely go on the shop parks app but I think I need to spend more time there.

    Thank you! It was good. I really did miss my sister and nephews but we had a great time with all the many, MANY relatives who were here :goodvibes Hope you guys had a great one, too!

    I've considered doing EMM but Steve is against it since 7DMT is the only "thrill" ride (kind of) that's included. But I'd be happy riding that and PP a few times and all the reviews of breakfast are good. I also think the after hours sounds good so I might try talking him into that one of these days!

    :thanks: I meant to send you the picture of my "Christmosas" Steve made me that nobody else liked so I had to drink the pitcher by myself. Bummer :laughing: I saw your pics on FB, looks like you all had a nice Christmas!

    Huh, that's exactly how Chris felt lol

    No idea :sad2: Seems they do that more and more now...................

    Well I can't cook so baking is all I got! I actually enjoy it I just rarely find time for it. I don't do anything too crazy though because it's only been a few years that I don't burn everything I bake!

    Ooh those sound cute though :D

    Steve can't stand the coffee there either but continues to attempt drinking it every single morning

    Thank you, same to you and your family :hug:
     
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  17. ariane37

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    Oops Renee I think I missed responding to one of your posts!

    As gorgeous as MK looks all decorated I think HS is my favorite during Christmas :santa:

    In the past we've had to ask if we want Magic Shots, especially back in 2013 which was the first year we bought PP. We had to ask for every one we got. But surprisingly on our last couple trips the photographers just took quite a few for us!
     
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  18. heathsf

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    Yay! Glad to hear it went well.

    I like the picture!

    The last pic was good, but this one's way better :goodvibes

    :rotfl:

    Awesome view!

    :lmao:

    Love both of your shirts

    This whole area was blocked off for construction in August. It looks so different now, but very nice!

    Wow, nice!

    :faint:

    Nice pic!

    :woohoo:

    :eek: :headache: This makes me mad. Wow.

    ::yes::
     
  19. ariane37

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    pixiedust:HAPPY NEW YEAR pixiedust:
    hope NY Eve treated you all well and nobody did this :crazy2:. Ours was boring by some standards but we were ok with it; Ricky wanted some friends over so we stayed in after taking Chris and a couple friends to see Pitch Perfect 3 :laughing: Yup, that's what they wanted to see! Anyway my poor injured baby wins out and Steve and I gave up our plans with friends to stay home so Ricky could hang with his friends. We ate Chinese and binged the first season of "Santa Clarita Diet" on Netflix (cannot WAIT for the 2nd season now!) and Ricky had lots of fun.
    I also spoke with Cathy over break and made a plan for our few Disney days next month as well as worked on our family March trip plans, finally have our park days figured out and now have to work on ADR's. I'd love to post them here but I have to get through this August trip first!!! So here we go with the next chapter!

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    After our BOG breakfast was over we met up with Kathy @KathyM2 and her daughter Alexis and actually had time to chat and get to know each other!

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    We talked for a little bit until it was time for our Buzz FP and I think Kathy and Alexis went on the PeopleMover. But then when we got off we all happened to meet up right outside CoP, so we rode together :goodvibes It was so nice spending time with them, Alexis is adorable and so sweet! We eventually parted ways and did a little bit of shopping before our next FP. I wanted to get a Christmas ornament and hadn't had time to go in the Christmas store in DS the day before so we went in the small Christmas store in Liberty Square where Santa Mickey(s) was waiting:

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    When we came out the Muppet show was starting and I finally got to see more than 2 minutes of it:

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    I think it's pretty cute; Steve doesn't. He thinks it's out of place but I think anything extra they can put in Liberty Square that's themed to the area is welcome! I love Liberty Square, there are actually lots of little details one can easily miss if one doesn't know to look for them. Some I've read about but when we took the KTTK tour a couple years ago, what I learned more of aside from ride details were Liberty Square details! Much more to the area than meets the eye. The kids didn't have much interest in the Muppet show either but at least I've now seen pretty much the whole thing as before this it was a minute here and a minute there.

    We had one more FP to use so we went on the wildest ride in the west before doing something Chris had been asking to do for awhile now and headed in to the Tiki-Tiki-Tiki-Tiki-Tiki-room. Of course we've all done this before but neither of the boys remembered and Steve and I don't normally do it. However it was most welcome in August and while Chris was the one who REALLY wanted in, the rest of us didn't mind the A/C break.
    A couple pics while waiting to go in:
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    Open!
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    I don't love this attraction; it's ok. It's fun to do once in awhile, don't hate! It was a little more interesting this time because earlier in the year Steve and I did the Marceline to the MK tour and learned what Walt used to cover the birds rib cages with to simulate breathing after trying many different things (cashmere, who knew??). However both boys enjoyed it more than I thought they would and that alone makes it worth going into!

    After the Tiki Room we were ready for our daily break so took the boat back to WL. No more swimming; today we stuck to packing up a little since tomorrow was our last day and just chilling before going back out for the night as well as showering again which ya gotta do more often when it's melt-your-skin hot outside. Oh! And I bought this during our afternoon rest:

    Edited to add I realized I posted this without a picture, sorry guys :rotfl2: I have to run out now but I promise I'll add the picture to my next post!


    Yeah-ha, another D&B! I'd been eyeing the new at the time Tiana bag. She's not my favorite but I like her and I think her bag is really cute, but Steve had seen this one in the WL gift shop and wanted me to see it. However we kept going by without me stopping in to look so I finally did today and fell in love, as big as it is. Now I am a big purse girl but usually go for the and not the shopper size which this is, but it's all they had so what the heck, I took it home and I'm glad I did :snooty: It seems to be an uncommon pattern and I get so many compliments on it as I did on my Runway Princess bag and I think that's the best thing about using a Disney Dooney! I didn't use the bag until Oct. but was quite content with it safely packed in my carry on luggage the next day.

    Whew! When it was finally time to go back to a park for the evening where were we going? To be guests again, of course!

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    Not the first time we were hitting up BOG twice in one day, back in 2014 we had lunch and dinner on the same day. As much as we were looking forward to what had become one of our favorite TS meals in all of Disney, we were a bit let down. I'll save that for my dining report but I'll share my picture with the Master of the Castle:

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    A little darker than I'd hoped and nobody else would get in the picture with me :headache: That was fine because the Beast gave me a nice twirl as I walked up to him which I totally deserve living in a house full of smelly man-boys! There was still park time to be had after dinner which I'll continue in the next post hopefully later tonight after my Girl's Night Out :drinking1
     

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  20. Lesley Wake

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    OMG-I had never thought about that! If I ever get a chance to go backstage at Small World at Disneyland I will totally be checking that out!
     
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    We have yet to do the tiki room. Maybe one day....
     
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