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Trip Report A Not So Splashy, Very Dashy, Somewhat Sleepy and A Little Frisky, Uplyfting Sept 2018 TR

Figment Forever

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We decided to go back to Future World to see figment, but Hope saw Daisy and we had to stop. There was absolutely no line, which was very cool!

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On our way to Figment, we stopped in Club Cool to cool off! A CM noticed Julia’s hat and then her pin, so she did get a birthday Icee – which made her very happy!

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Figment Forever

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Finally, we made it to Figment , but didn’t play too long because the girls wanted to see the Pixar Film Festival again!

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When we walked out, there was a storm coming. It seems always to storm when we are in Imagination.

We booked it out and returned to the Land to ride Soarin.

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Julia wanted Creme Brûlée so we stopped in SS to pick one up. I think she let me have a bite of it. lol

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While we were there, Hope got some mac & cheese. The rest of us wanted to eat around the world for dinner, and usually Hope isn’t too much into the food from F&W Festival, so we figured it would be good to let her eat and then she could relax in her stroller and maybe take a nap while the rest of us walked around and stuffed ourselves.

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Figment Forever

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As we entered World Showcase, there was a group of people who were really being disorderly. It was so odd to see it at Disney – but luckily a group of security guards were right there to break things up.

We started our way around and stopped for various delectable’s. I didn’t take as many pics as I would have liked. I think we were so hungry that I kept forgetting.

The food was all delicious. My favorite was the lamb chop – same as last year.

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Ross's favorite was the filet in Canada. I liked the cheese soup.

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We stopped at America, the scene of our meltdown earlier, and used the bathrooms. Ross got a lobster roll, actually, I think he had three of them.

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Figment Forever

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We shopped around a bit in Mouse Gear.

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Julia and I got new t-shirts and we picked up a few things for friends and family back home. Hope got herself a new magic band. She wanted the one with Minnie Mouse on it. As we were on line, a person was stopped upon exiting the store – they were trying to shoplift things in a pizza box! It was quite interesting. Our CM who was ringing us up didn’t even flinch

She activated Hope’s magic band, but I was nervous that it wouldn’t work. It didn’t matter because we had her other ones – but I don’t know why I had a bad feeling her new one wouldn’t work.

We had one last FP for Test Track that I had made earlier in the day, and the girls wanted to go, so we did.

Hope snoozed a bit until she had to design her car – then she popped back into action.


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As we headed out of the park, it started to rain. We stopped to put our ponchos on and used the bathroom.


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By the time we got to the bus stop, the rain had stopped. We returned home and for some reason, Hope decided she wanted grapes! So we stopped at the food court to pick some up for her. She munched on her way back to the room and then I saved the rest for breakfast. It was a long, fun day and it felt good to fall into bed.
 

Songbird76

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Finally, we made it to Figment , but didn’t play too long because the girls wanted to see the Pixar Film Festival again!

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When we walked out, there was a storm coming. It seems always to storm when we are in Imagination.

We booked it out and returned to the Land to ride Soarin.

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Julia wanted Creme Brûlée so we stopped in SS to pick one up. I think she let me have a bite of it. lol

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While we were there, Hope got some mac & cheese. The rest of us wanted to eat around the world for dinner, and usually Hope isn’t too much into the food from F&W Festival, so we figured it would be good to let her eat and then she could relax in her stroller and maybe take a nap while the rest of us walked around and stuffed ourselves.

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Will Hope just sit in her stroller while you walk around? My DS will go into meltdown mode if he is "bored". We generally feed him first at a fast food place because he won't eat most things in a table service restaurant, but then when it's our turn to eat, he doesn't want to wait. He keeps asking "Are you almost done? When will you be done? Can we leave? I'm bored! When can we do <insert next activity here>?" And he certainly would not sit patiently while we went from booth to booth at a food festival. That's pretty amazing if Hope will do that!!
 

Jasmyn

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It's only TEN days away from the ADR window opening for my September trip. Are you ready to book some good eats?!

Hopefully we can meet up for a bite! :geek:
YES - we have to! I think our window opens next week!

What dates are you both there?!
I convinced my husband we need to go back again. (3 times in 3 years) I'm very lucky since we are coming from Australia! We will be there from 11th - 21st September!!
 

Figment Forever

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Such a wonderful day in Epcot, snacking around WS is the best. 😋
Yes - it's so yummy!!

Will Hope just sit in her stroller while you walk around? My DS will go into meltdown mode if he is "bored". We generally feed him first at a fast food place because he won't eat most things in a table service restaurant, but then when it's our turn to eat, he doesn't want to wait. He keeps asking "Are you almost done? When will you be done? Can we leave? I'm bored! When can we do <insert next activity here>?" And he certainly would not sit patiently while we went from booth to booth at a food festival. That's pretty amazing if Hope will do that!!
Yes - she is good with her stroller especially when she's tired. I gave her her i-pod and she napped a bit and I think she had ice cream in France. I'm hoping for the day we will not need it anymore. As far as dinner in restaurants... We were blessed with a therapist early on in our journey that taught us so much. One thing that she stressed was mealtime and the importance of eating as a family. It was just as important for me because we always try to sit for at least dinner together everyday. So early on, she taught us how to teach Hope. She warned us never to order food for her first because by the time our food came, she would be done and restless. So the rule was that, "We all eat together." We practiced ALOT! lol There were countless meltdowns at our dinner table. But that was good - because it was her training ground. I'd rather her have her meltdowns at home than public. And boy - did she have some doozies! In the beginning she was allowed to have her i-pod or crayons and coloring before her meal came and then after she ate. It was a long process and every time she mastered something, we made it a little more challenging. When we started, just having her at the table during our meal was a HUGE accomplishment. Today, she sits without needing anything - except if we are out and a restaurant gives her an activity sheet and then she eats with all of us. We are teaching her to order her meals when we go out. After she is done, she can go back to her activity, or if we if I know we will be a while, I let her play my phone. But I really try to limit screens at the table when we are out. At home there are NO screens allowed at the table. Of course, this past year in Disney, I threw that all out the window and she had her i-pod all the time at meals. I paid the price for a few weeks after until things got back to normal. It is a LONG & TOUGH process, but so worth it!


Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip, I can't believe how much the girls have grown!
Thank you! Yes - they are getting so big - I can't stand it!


The others just can’t compare! He is so so so talented! 😊


I truly expected the Crocs story to entail more drama (aka Ross shenanigans), but I was happy with the outcome all the same! 😊 Looking forward to reading the rest of your report!
HAHA Sorry to disappoint, but I am so relived it was that painless! However, I'm sure Ross will try to ramp up the Ross' Shenanigans for you on our next journey!

What dates are you both there?!
I convinced my husband we need to go back again. (3 times in 3 years) I'm very lucky since we are coming from Australia! We will be there from 11th - 21st September!!

Yes we will be there then!
 

Figment Forever

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Day 14: Wednesday September 19th

As the days went on, it became harder for Ross and the girls to wake up early. I am the early person in our family – on vacation and home. But today, they had to move because we had a breakfast ADR with my favorite bear.

I started the day doing some laundry. I didn’t want to travel home with all dirty clothes, so I washed it up and started to pack what I knew we would not use again.

We made it out to the busses around 9:00. The line for MK went all the way back to the HS line! It was absolutely insane. We waited probably a half hour to get on a bus and then were on our way. We were on a double bus and it was PACKED.

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On the drive, I overheard the conversation of two women who were standing in front of me. The one woman was bragging to her friend how she was sick but still “powering through”. She was coughing constantly and said how her throat was sore and she figured she was running a fever. She went on to say how her family visited Great Wolf Lodge a few months earlier and again, she was sick and boasted how even though she had a fever, managed to do all the water slides with her kids. She said that when she returned home, it turned out she had strep.

I have to say, I’m a little precautious these days. I carry thieves’ oil and make sure we wash our hands good and I even carry hand sanitizer. On the trip out, I had the girls and I wear masks on the plane since I hear that a plane ride can fester germs. But truth be told, I think we needed the masks on the Disney busses more than the plane! The day before, Julia was sitting next to a woman who was coughing non-stop right in Julia’s direction without even covering her mouth. And now, this woman a few feet away, I don’t know, I felt like bathing in antibacterial lotion.

Once we arrived at MK, we went straight for Crystal Palace.

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We walked out and into the street party, so Hope wanted to stop and dance a little.

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Then we headed over to our first FP.


I promised myself we would go to Tom Sawyer Island this time since last year Irma shut it down. But did we? Nope. :(

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At Splash, we were excited to see that they were handing out these Ziploc bags! (It's the little things that make us happy!)

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My mermaid still wanted to wear her rain coat.
 

Figment Forever

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She made it though soon we were on the widest ride in the wilderness.

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It was time for FoF parade so we found a spot in front of the Hall Of Presidents and watched.


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Ariel seemed to give Hope a big wave for her costume, so that was awesome.

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I have to say, I don’t get tired of this parade. It is really fun to watch, although I did miss the dragon!
 

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About this time, the battle had begun between Ross and me. It wasn’t over anything major – like I said, I think being with each other non-stop for a week, petty things make good fights.

So when we reached Buzz, he was on his own.

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It was hot, so we all took a break and got some ice-cream. We found a spot in Cosmic Rays and watched a little Sonny.

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