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Trip Report Pop & Hop, Snack & Shop, Graduation Celebration - Sept 2016

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by Figment Forever, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. RedNoseMickey

    RedNoseMickey Well-Known Member

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    What is that plate of corn and beans? that Ross got from PBS? Is it from the salad bar or part of the meal he ordered?
    The photo of Hope and Rapunzel is super cute!
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes - That would be his, "What are you taking a picture of now??!!" look.
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It was a corn salsa from the fixings bar and it was very yummy!
     
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    Thanks! I will check it out next time I am there. It looks very good.
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 11 – Septenber 22

    So today was supposed to be an early morning at AK, but just like last year, we didn’t feel like going back. So instead, we slept a little late and had breakfast in the room.

    Hope took a Tsum Tsum inventory.

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    By 10:00AM, we were ready to head on out.

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    What was our destination?

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    Oh Elena, would we ever see your Royal Welcome? Not today!

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    Even with what feels like a half of a park opened, it still is so much fun for us!
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Our ADR’s were done for this trip – which made it a little relaxing knowing we didn’t have to be at a restaurant at a certain time. Our visit to HS usually begins with Disney Jr. – but we had a FP for Star Tours so we walked that way. I was really happy that Hope didn’t even seem to be bothered by it. She apparently wanted to journey to a galaxy far, far away.

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    After we returned, we headed over to Disney Jr. Live On Stage and then walked across to VOTLM before using our next FP for TSMM.


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    I really wanted to check out the construction and get some photos of what was going on, but it seemed like I barely had the chance to pause where the action was.


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    It did make me sad to see Monsters Inc characters gone. I wish they would have relocated them.

    During a bathroom break, Hope shopped around and really wanted this telescope from Jake. So we made a quick purchase.

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    In past years, we have always split up a lot – however this year, since Hope decided to ride most of the rides, we were able to stay together for most of the time. But this was one time when we did separate for a short time. Julia & I went to ToT and R&RC while Ross took Hope back to Disney Jr. and to visit the Disney Jr. characters.

    When Julia and I were done, we started heading over to meet up with Ross & Hope when I got a text saying they were back in Disney Jr. so we made a stop for something very much needed. Did I mention it was quite HOT this September?

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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hate ToT - LOVE the theming - HATE the freefall.

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    R&RC - I LOVE!

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    I was able to get a FP for Frozen so I texted Ross that we would meet them there. That’s one thing that really improved this year – my ability to use the APP. I don’t know if I improved or they improved the APP – but it was much more user friendly this year!


    Since we still had a little time, I pulled Julia into Starring Rolls and purchased something really bad…

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    I couldn’t help it. Something just came over me and I HAD to have this cupcake! Lol I think Julia managed to find a cinnamon roll.

    Then we went over to One Man’s Dream and walked around a bit.

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    It started to rain so we hung around and watched the film. Towards the end I got a text from Ross and we met up at the end and walked over to Frozen.
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Hope & her friends...

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    Hope seemed ready to crash – she just seemed really tired. So I thought she would stay in her stroller for the Frozen show, but when we got to the seats, she wanted to sit in a seat.

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    It’s usually not a big deal and they always sit us together, but for some reason, they didn’t. So Ross had to sit behind us – no big deal… well almost.

    He sat next to a mother and older son who was special needs. The son apparently had something wrong with his eyes and his mom had to put drops in it. It would have been no issue but Ross gets freaked out with anything having to do with the eyes. I’m serious – if Ross watched someone putting in contact lenses, he would faint or throw up.

    So by the time the lady was putting the drops in her son’s eye, Ross was trying to block the whole thing out while at the same time trying not to act disrespectful.

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    Thankfully, after a few deep breaths he managed to hold it together and the show began.


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    As we exited, we heard that Olaf was next door so we got in line to get some warm hugs. It was odd that there was no PP Photographer here.

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    We were able to get another FP for Star Tours, so we rode again. Then we all decided to get something to eat. I think we ended up at the Backlot Express? But we got the ugliest looking burger – or should I say bun?

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    I don’t eat the buns – but Ross did and said it tasted fine. He got the BB cupcake along with a Darth. I didn’t think BB looked so attractive either. I think he wiped all the frosting off.

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    Miss Hope was tired. A long vacation – but she still managed to eat a little.

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    Julia had chicken and waffles for the first time.
     
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    We had wanted to see B&TB again but the rain had canceled one of the shows. So we went back and rode TSMM once more. I never thought I would see a 10 minute wait for TSMM!

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    Ross & I were in a serious competition by now. We couldn’t even ride together and Julia was getting quite annoyed with us. My gun wasn’t working during the game and the CM heard me say that to Ross on our way out so she gave us a return FP. That was so sweet!

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    But first Ross and Julia went on the ToT & R&RC.

    Hope fell asleep in her stroller so we just waited by the exit of R&RC.
     
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    When they got done with their rides, we had to make some decisions about the rest of the night. I thought about watching the Star Wars Fireworks, Hope wanted Fantasmic! And Ross thought about leaving the park before any of the nighttime happenings began in order to beat the crowd. Julia voted for Fantasmic so that was the plan.

    We also wanted to use our last FP for TSMM so we went there first.

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    After, Julia wanted to ride ToT one more time. She and I hurried over while Ross and Hope did something. (I can’t remember what.) We would meet at the entrance to Fantasmic!

    When Julia and I got to ToT – the wait was long. I was able to get a FP for R&RC so I talked her into that, but when we got off there was no time left for ToT. Of course she was not happy. Sorry kiddo. We walked over to meet Ross & Hope at Fantasmic!
    Would ice cream cheer her up?

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    No. She was grumpy for a while.

    Hope, who was now rested, had some frozen lemonade.

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    Then we said our goodbyes to HS.
     
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    We hoped a bus to POP and from there to Disney Springs. We were determined to have a couple of hours there rain free!

    Julia was still cranky, so I hoped a Goofy banana slush would help get her in a better mood!

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    We went to Once Upon A Toy where Hope got a couple of – you guessed it – Tsum Tsum’s.

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    I actually bought myself a pair of ears! I couldn’t help it – I bought R2D2 ears! I was so excited! Then off to the pin store so Julia could make a purchase.


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    And then the Lego store…

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    Finally, more ice-cream!

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    Lastly, our boat ride home.

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    Up next: Unwelcomed Mail
     
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    I get tired just reading your TR. You sure pack a lot of fun in a day!
     
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    yippee!! I made your report! :) and b.t.w., you ARE famous!!

    this fall I am directing a local production of THE HUNCHBACKOF NOTRE DAME and I'll be in rehearsals in September, so we are heading down on November 13th (the day after the show closes). It was a good reason to not have to brave the September heat this year. I wonder if somebody will be able to find me a mickey shaped birthday ice cream bar in Milwaukee?!

    We've got tickets to Mickey's Very Merry and lots of delicious Dining Reservations... so missing my bday won't be a big deal. Here's hoping it's not still in the humid 90's when we arrive!
     
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    The photos of Hope and her "friends" are so cute!

    Love the Darth Vadar cupcakes . . . my favorite!! :hungry:

    I also love TOT--one of my absolutely favorite attractions. At least you like RNR coaster! ;)
     
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    I know - we are crazy. But as long as everyone has fun, we do it.
     
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    I was hoping we would have a photo opportunity this year! :( But that's cool with your production - Good Luck!! Have an awesome time in November - and enjoy MVM party! I'll keep my eye out for a TR. When is you birthday? If we are there, we will have to have a Mickey bar for you!
     
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    Yes - I tried the BB8 cupcake, but Darth won hands down in my opinion. I wish I could like ToT, but I just can't take the freefall. Hope says she wants to try ToT - we'll see how that goes! lol
     
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    I would LOVE for you to have a Mickey bar for me on September 17th if you're there!!

    Have a blast!!
     
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