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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. Figment Forever

    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I'm glad we were able to help and I'm happy that Ross recognized what was going on. Sadly, I may have just kept on walking.
     
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    Day 12 Continued...

    We said our goodbyes to Figment and went off to find Nemo. We skipped Crush this time.

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    We walked through sad Innovations. We wanted to have another Chase picture done, but the line was too long for our liking.

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    Guess where Julia had to go one last time?

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    I made a FP for Mission Space while we were walking around and we also had a replacement FP for TT – I forget how we got that, I think it may have been from one of the times Frozen broke down earlier in the week. So we walked that way.

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    Julia Hope & Ross played some of the games at the end of Mission Space.

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    I thought about getting this purse. Yeah – I was really close to buying it, but didn’t.


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    While we were on line for TT – it broke down. We were never sure if it was because of weather or something else, but we decided to wait for a bit. A lot of people got off the line so we kept going further to the front and sure enough, after about 10 minutes it was up again!

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    We rode Spaceship Earth and hoped that the ending would have our pictures in the video but no – it still wasn’t working.

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    Then it was finally time for What Ross was looking forward to all week – F&W. We headed towards WS but made a hydration stop at Cool Club.

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    Time to eat!

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    My favorite was this lamb chop from Australia. YUM – just YUM. We all had a variety of tastes and knowing how many credits we had – we weren’t worried about going a little crazy.


    Julia loved South Korea & Japan.

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    Hope wasn’t too into the sampling but was enjoying walking around.


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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    As we approached America, we decided to check out the Chase Lounge. We had no idea how it worked so we were surprised to see we had to wait in a line to get in. I guess they can only allow so many people inside at once. We probably waited about 10 minutes and then it was our turn. We walked around inside and found where we could get our drinks. It was okay – but not something I would really want to do. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a nice place to take a break but it was really crowded and very noisy in there! So not a relaxing atmosphere at all.


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    We left but didn’t walk too far – Ross wanted a lobster roll and some sort of beef on toast. Julia got shrimp.

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    Since we were near Morocco, we took time out to see Jasmine. She is a character that you need to be on line early – or you miss out! (I did not like her new outfit!)

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    Food looks great!

    Anybody get the "Beverely" Treatment at Club Cool?

    Love the pic of Hope walking in her R2 ears and Little Mermaid glasses!

    Not a fan of the Jasmine outfit either, but from what I understand the previous one attracted too much attention from the men.
     
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    I love your trip reports - already looking forward to this year's report. When are you going back?
     
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    Figment Forever Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    No Beverly for us! We all tried it a couple of years back - not for us. Hope loved those ears - they are still in her room and she will not give them back to me! lol

    Have an awesome trip - I think you are only a couple of days away!!
     
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    Thanks for reading! I am trying to wrap this TR up - I mean, it's only been about 10 months... :rolleyes: Then I will try for a whirlwind Pre-Trip. We are heading back in September again. Sadly, it may be our last September trip.
     
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    Your TRs are such a fun read so the updates are worth waiting for! Please keep 'Em coming!
     
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    Thanks so much for understanding! I love reading your TRs too and I'm excited to see a new one - I just can't keep up with all of them! lol
     
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    The gloom of our last day seemed to heavy on me today. I wish I wouldn’t let it bother me so much. I kept thinking about things that needed to be done back home or upcoming events that I needed to prepare for. Even Julia kept saying, “I can’t believe it’s over.”


    We continued on…
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    Hope got a kick out of the phone booths.
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    Then we reached Canada – Ross was saving the best for last! I think he ate 2 or 3 of these. Lol

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    Somehow after Canada, we walked back to Japan so Julia could get an ice.

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    I also got ice cream for Hope – I think from France.

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    I also ate something from Ireland – but I can’t remember what it was.



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    With our stomachs stuffed, we walked back over to FW. We stopped at Norway to ask for a return time for FEA since Hope asked to ride it one more time. There was a three hour wait – I think it had been going down sporadically all day again so while we got the return time, I tried to tell Hope not to be too disappointed if we didn’t get to go on again.

    We stopped for a rest and so the kids could finish their cool treats. Then we rode Figment again – just can’t help it.

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    I also picked up a new hat for myself in the gift shop since Hope would not give me back my R2D2 ears!

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    Julia was considering riding Energy one more time but I’m so glad she decided against it. Instead, we decided to go on Soarin one last time. Julia still had a sweet tooth so she got one of these beauties!

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    Our return time for FEA had come so I checked the APP to see if it was running and it was. We headed that way and got on line.

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    But as we approached the front, Hope did something unexpected – she hesitated. She didn’t want to ride. I had about 20 seconds to figure out what was going on. I thought maybe she was afraid that it would break down again… or she cold be remembering the Vikings… She acted this way around pirates – and Splash Mountain… but not with Donald or Small World… It’s the drop in the water… it’s the splash… That’s what was causing her hesitation.

    Ross was ready to get off the line – we were about a dozen people from boarding and he was NOT going to be the family who delayed people from riding.

    I had an idea. I asked Hope, “What if you ride with your rain jacket?” You will not get wet.” I held my breath. Her response, “ Ride with rain jacket – yes.”

    I grabbed my backpack and pulled out her rainjacket. Then I got her out of her stroller and put it on just as we handed off her stroller and stepped into the boat.

    Success!

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    That splashing water… I’m going to have to spend the year splashing water on her to desensitize this issue Lol

    Julia decided she didn’t want to be the only one without a hat of some sort – so she managed to find a pair in the gift shop that she liked.

    We saw this guy...


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    We walked into Mexico and rode “Donald’s Boat”, by Hope’s request.

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    The Mexico pavilion is so pretty! Ross and I ate here on our honeymoon – but the menu was so different back then. Actually, the whole dining concept was so different back then! Lol

    It was getting late and once again, no one wanted to watch Illuminations so we took a last run on TT and MS and then headed out.

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    Bye EPCOT!



    Since we still had a ton of credits left, we decided on ice-cream at Disney Springs. I was happy to see a direct bus going there!

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    We took the boat back home for the last time – I had some serious packing to do.

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    Up next: Fighting, rushing, and a not so royal welcome back in New York…
     
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    Day 13 – September 24th - Going Home

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    Waking up at Disney and realizing that the next day I would be waking up in New York is always a melancholy feeling. But I have to be upbeat and positive for everyone else, if only Julia knew I was just as sad as she was.

    However, there is one thing worse than the realization of having to leave WDW – and that is the rush we experience the last day. I HATE IT!!!!!

    I packed up everything as fast as I could while everyone got ready. We were going to have breakfast in the room but then decided to eat in the food court. Our flight was not until 9PM so ME was picking us up at 5PM .

    I called Bell Services to pick up our stuff and then we all walked to the food court. I got the girls settled and then joined Ross an Airline Check In to get our stuff situated.

    We left our carry on with Bell Services and then joined the girls and ate breakfast.

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    We then headed to MK for one last time this visit.


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    We never really stop to look at all the beautiful details. I think if I lived here, I would spend a day just walking around and taking it all in – without any rides.

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    Ross went off to do something – we were fighting yet again. So the girls and I stopped for a picture.

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    We rode Small World…

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    The sun was spinning today!!!

    And... the interactive ending was working! Just in time to say…

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    We had a FP for 7DMT so we headed there.

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    Then – I had a mission to complete. Hope was going to see Elena’s Royal Welcome!!

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    Success! She loved it – but she really wanted to meet her too. I told her maybe next time. We asked a CM if she was going to have a meet & greet and his response was -most likely, but she had to get more comfortable with her new kingdom. Lol
     
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    After Elena, Julia & I rode Space Mountain while Ross & Hope rode Buzz.

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    Once again, a mix up about FP would send Ross and me fighting again. I left him and Julia to do something – I think Splash while Hope and I rode the teacups.


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    YAY!!!!! You finally made it!!!!
     
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