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Trip Report A trip that never was - And always will be

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by wdisney9000, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. blgauger

    blgauger Well-Known Member

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    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: You didn't look mean, no worries! I'm just weird about initiating conversations lol. I'll definitely take you up on the drink offer, even if it is just "water." :p
     
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  2. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 2 continued.....


    My brother and I stayed in the room to have a few cold ones while the family ate lunch at Mara. When they returned, my mom was still a little edgy from the luggage fiasco. She said to my brother and I (in a snarky tone) that he and I did not have time to eat because the kids wanted to get to AK. Not sure why she said that because we mentioned nothing about wanting to eat. She made a few other snippy remarks which the kids picked up on and got very quiet since they could tell nana was upset. She was mostly being fussy with me because she was furious about the luggage fiasco, (rightfully so) and had really wanted to give them a piece of her mind, but my father and I insisted she let it go. With the excitement being somewhat diminished, I took action to get this trip back into a more magical vibe!!!

    The song that the Shaman sings at the end of Navi River Journey is somewhat hypnotic and sticks with you. I had been chanting it throughout the day and even though the little ones had not ridden it yet, they already knew the tune as they heard it most of the morning from me. So I grabbed the kids hands and we started a circle of singing and dancing to the Shamans song....



    Ill be darned if the vibe of the family gets too negative, so this little song and dance definitely helped elevate us back to a better state of mind. You can even see mom getting into it in the background. That vid is from my sisters FB page as she was the one who filmed it, which I did not she was doing at the time, but it gives you a good insight as to how silly my family is:D

    Sorry, for short post, computer issues
     
  3. lostpro9het

    lostpro9het Well-Known Member

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    o_O:confused::jawdrop:

    Just how many "few" did you have?
     
  4. RedNoseMickey

    RedNoseMickey Well-Known Member

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    I love the dance circle! Any chance you are at WDW in January? I'd happily meet you for a drink especially if you are buying.;)
     
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  5. Tuvalu

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    I am quite fluent in "Mom snark." :D I completely understand where she is coming from.

    And I much prefer your family's version of the Shaman song to the real thing......:p
     
  6. amjt660

    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    I am taking the same position as @wdisney9000
    If you see me (and I do not see you or Dylan) you better say something!!!!

    Max
     
  7. blgauger

    blgauger Well-Known Member

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    I'll get better at this since WDW Magic meet ups are going to get somewhat common for me. :p I'll be as obnoxious as Anna when she meets new people before you know it. :rolleyes:
     
  8. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 2 contd....


    With the family back in high spirits we headed off to AK. My niece told us on the bus ride that she was ready to ride Everest for her first time. The boys had not ridden either so her bold decision put them in a pickle as they were on the fence about it. They had little time to make up their minds because Everest was going to be our first stop!

    Only about 20 minute wait so as we made out through the line the boys decided they would do it. Now came the task of the kids figuring out who they would ride with. As they all went back and forth, my niece finally decided that she wanted to ride with me! I was very surprised and I thought she would definitely choose my dad. She then carefully explained to me "the requirements" I had to abide by since I was the chosen one. I was not allowed to put my arms up. I must hold onto to her at ALL times. I must tell when the big drop is coming, and I absolutely must tell her where they take your picture. Soon, we were boarding our train!

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    All three of the kids had their eyes closed but at least she, (my niece) was prepared for the picture. My nephew in the front was not having it, but it was his first time so its understandable.

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    Mom and Dad were in full party mode for the disco show!

    Next we headed to Dinosaur and were entertained by the kids gushing over their excitement of finally riding Everest. This was a big step for them and thrill rides would prove to be somewhat addicting over the rest of the trip.

    We all love Disnosaur and even though access was denied by Dr Marsh, we had Dr Seeker on our side to over ride the system so it was a great time travelling journey coming back with one additional passenger...Extra Large. Lucky for us we had another ride vehicle equipped with a phone so my nephew decided to call some friends from the Paleozoic Era.

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    After Dino we rode Primeval Whirl but Iwas not about try and get a picture on that bad boy whipping around.

    Next we made our way to Pandora. And my computer is acting fnny again. Ill sum up Pandora quickly. Kids absolutely LOVED it! My phone waas dying so i didnt get photos. Next up, day three!
     
  9. TrolleyFollower91

    TrolleyFollower91 Well-Known Member

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    While reading the original description from @wdisney9000 I thought to myself, "Wow, @Tuvalu would be the same way!":eek:
     
  10. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 3

    I had a great nights sleep again on the pull out sofa. For some reason that particular sofa was way more Comfortable than others on past trips. I was up around 7 am. Grabbed a shower and packed my backpack for the day. Mom and Dad were still sound asleep so I snuck out and ventured to HS to have some solo time.

    First I stopped Mara and grabbed a latte. It was pretty good. Price was about $4 if recall correctly
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    Made my way to the bus stop and shortly after I was at HS.

    It was cloudy with a nice breeze. I decided to grab an iced machiatto from Starbucks. I only order it when Im at Disney. I always want to get one when back home but I resist the urge so it makes them even more enjoyable when I finally get one at WDW.

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    Im sure others have seen this and Ive most likely ranted about it before but it is annoying when you stand in line at a Disney quick service spot for 5-10 minutes and the people in front of you walk up to the register and THEN decide to look at the menu. Then comes the "uh, uh,uh, Im not not sure what I want" or they ask each other what looks better. smh

    Anyway, I strolled into the camera shop and asked about micro sd cards as I needed one for my camera ( i brought a go pro style camera with me). He tells me they have a 32 gb card for $65!!!! I politely declined. Even the CM admitted that the price was outrageous. I later found one on Amazon for about $17.

    I casually walked around enjoying my coffee and came across some storm troopers who took a moment form interrogating people to take a selfie with me.

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    People were lining up to get a photo but there was a CM telling people that it was NOT a photo spot and the Troopers were on "patrol" and not staying in any particular area. The people continued to line up tough, lol. I just walked up to them and asked for a selfie and they obliged, but told me "make it quick" in a playful manor.

    Next I somehow found myself next to Tune In Lounge and figured that it was time for a beer (at 10 am, lol).

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    A few minutes later I hear a familiar voice ask, "whatcha drinking?" It was my brother. I had messaged my sister an hour prior to let them know I was heading to HS but that was all. I asked how he found me. He said my sister and the kids wanted to ride TGMR and he figured he would check Tune In Lounge first to see if I was there. Good guess, brother! We had another beer each and met up with my sister and the kids.

    We ran into another SW friend

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    I had a beer in my hand as we approached and he gave a stern look and tilted his head towards the beer. Message received Mr Fett! I appreciate body language since it is a tool we use with dog training.

    Next we watched the March of the First Order. I thought it was pretty cool. My parents had joined us by now and we all made our way to Launch Bay. I must admit I was pretty skeptical about Launch Bay and figured it was just M&G's with Star Wars things on display, but we wound up having an AWESOME time in there! Which will be up next!
     
  11. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member

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    Fun trip report! Awesome and hilarious pictures of you and your family!
     
  12. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 3 continues......

    Made our way over to Launch Bay and browsed around the main room with all the cool Star Wars paraphernalia. But the real fun was awaiting in the next area! So in case anybody is not aware, they have Jawas roaming around and you can trade with them. They get to choose whether they accept the trade or they can deny it. It is very fun to interact with them and I must say, they are picky about what the want!

    Here is my nephew attempting to make a trade. He tries a quarter and gets denied, lol. Then he offers his magic band and the Jawa seems pretty interested, but my nephew backs out, haha. In hind sight, we figured they cant accept money of any form as it probly opens up some form of liability or gives some crazy guest a reason to sue them for taking their money.



    We had some fun attempting trades with various items like a band aid and other random things we had in our bag. Then, the Cantina Song started playing and the Jawa invited everybody to dance. Of course all the other families were too shy...but not us!!!! How many people can say they got 'turnt up' with a Jawa?


    Afterwards we walked around interacting with the characters.

    Next we met Kylo Ren. After the picture, he kicked us off the bridge when we said we were friends with Rey.
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    From here, we headed out of Launch Bay. We all agreed that with the construction and closures in the park, they have done a great job with all the interactive characters and elements to make up for it. I thought we would probly spend 10 minutes in Launch Bay and be done with it, but we were there for over an hour at least and had a lot of fun. Dont miss out on Launch Bay if your visiting soon! We LOVED it.


    to be continued....
     
  13. MegRuss626

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    So I had to laugh at the memory card part. When we went in 2015, our camera memory card decided to be filled up right before dinner at 1900 Park Fare. So my husband goes into the GF gift shop and comes out with a new memory card like it was nothing and knowing Disney I asked how much it was..... :banghead: I'll blame my grumpiness I had with him for paying that much on being hangry.....
     
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  14. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Continued...

    After Launch Bay we headed over to TSMM.

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    Then we trekked over to Tower of Terror. Once again, my niece stepped up to the plate and decided to ride ToT which put the boys on the spot. The younger of the two boys decided to ride and my sister sat out with him. The kids were very nervous but excited also. I was chosen by my niece again and she was sure to reiterate the rules once more that I must hold on tight and tell her when they take your picture.

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    After the first few drops, I feel my niece tugging at my arm and I told her, "dont worry, I wont let go". She tells me, "no, let go, Im ok, I wanna put my hands up!" They had already taken the picture prior to that but I was very proud of her.

    We attempted to take a picture as "dead bellhops" but it came out looking like we were more confused/sleepy.
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    After we headed out, the wait for RnR was not too bad so we decided to take a spin. This time all 3 kids wanted to ride which was another first for them (roller coaster). Everest had put the bug in them for roller coasters which was great because someone always had to sit out before when we rode any of the coasters. On the way in my nephew noticed the hidden mickeys on Steven Tyler in the sign.
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    Next we grabbed a quick snack at the outdoor food court

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    Nothing fancy, just some quick food we all snacked on before heading to Star Tours.......

    hit the upload limit, to be continued...
     
  15. fractal

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    Great videos!

    I hope the kids enjoyed Tot and RRRC!
     
  16. Tuvalu

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    What is it with you and that crazy phone that you lug around with you, on your WDW trips?! :p I've lost count at this point, as to how many times you've "been on the phone" during rides, (from your previous TRs and now this one). :D
     
  18. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    They loved it a little too much. It is a double edged sword. I love that they will ride the big rides, but Now the slow easy rides are"boring". All they wanna do is ride thrill rides. smh

    Looks more like constipated bellhops

    It is the presort room phone. After the first time i did it, the kids now insist we bring it each day at the park.
     
  19. teruterubouzu

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    Your family looks like so much fun!
     
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  20. blgauger

    blgauger Well-Known Member

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    I'm dying for a number of reasons...

    1. Dancing with the Jawa
    2. The dead bellhops
    3. The resort phone :hilarious: I recall you doing this on past trips (I think it was you??) and it never stops being funny.
     

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