Trip Report *COMPLETED* Don't Forget To Make A Wish!!

dryerlintfan

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So.... I was really looking forward to seeing N's reaction to Star Wars land. Like, reaaaaaalllly looking forward to it. In my head, he'd have a similar reaction as A has at Magic Kingdom. But when we went through the tunnel and into the land he winced at the crowds. So did I.

A panicked because she didn't want to go on any of the Star Wars rides and once we entered the land she figured out that she'd have to. I tried to distract her by asking her to be the tour guide and show N all around. It didn't work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We looked around for a bit but when I said let's head to Falcon, A started crying. C volunteered to sit out with her because she gets motion sick and was already feeling affect from Star Tours earlier (had i known that i wouldn't have sent her on that one). So S, N and myself headed off to collect whatever that stuff is you need in that ride.

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I was pretty sad that only three of us were going on the ride. If all five of us ride, i could guarantee S and N could be pilots. To my extreme glee, however, i was handled pilot card and so was N. I quickly switched with S for his gunner card.

N: sooooo, what an i supposed to do?!
Me: just drive better than a four year old πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Right smack in the middle of the ride, I got a call from C. I panicked thinking something bad happened to A. I couldn't answer the phone in the ride though and ruin it for everyone else, so i declined call and texted her "are you okay?!?" She just wanted to tell me they were going into Muppets 3D and just had terrible timing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

N: 41%.... Is that better than a four year old?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Me: probably not πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ how did you like it?

N: meh,... It was okay....

It was clear in this moment I wasn't going to be seeing any magical expressions from N about the Star Wars land πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We sat in the sunshine waiting for the girls to finish their show. Honestly just sitting there quietly watching people going by was one of my favorite moments at Disney this trip. The sun felt so good.

Our boarding group had been called, so when they arrived we started discussing child swap so A could skip one too.

A: you can't trade me for another kid, mom!!

Me: sometimes i wish i could πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but this is just so you don't have to ride this one

A: I want to go on it

Me: are you sure, bear?? You've been crying about it all morning....

A: remember the At-At in the movie we watched of the ride?

Me: yes....

A: I want to see the At-At

Okay.... Let's see how this goes... Off we went, back to Batuu
 
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dryerlintfan

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You could have had them added to your DAS and then you would have been able to use their magic band.
OMG that never even crossed my mind :hilarious: :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: I had totally forgotten about Child Swap as well because it just wasn't ever something I could do before, going on my own or with only one other person who wanted to ride all together. I swear sometimes my memory could use a lot of help!
 

Songbird76

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This tiny house was filled today with laughter, lightsaber battles, friends, family, and most of all.... Fun!! A said the only thing that wasn't fun was when everyone had to leave πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Party, we did. Fun, we had. Turn five, she will πŸ’šπŸ’š Eleven days till five, and counting...
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Our dog Lulu trying to figure out why her chair was covered in dress up stuff πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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A did not forget to make a wish, but her wish was.... Weird πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ She said "I wished for everything i already have because I'm so happy already" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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We're doing a special birthday dinner for her tomorrow with N, so hopefully she'll make an actual wish then πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
She should have wished for you to get some cuter clothes so she could borrow them as an adult!
 

Spash007

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It's kinda weird that they don't just include both. Especially since ice cream is included on all the adult desserts. It was the only thing I really ate on my peanut butter cake thing, which was meh.

I can only hope that they start to grow more grateful. I would say that's easily the most embarrassing thing about this age. When we had that giant chocolate cake for her birthday dinner, she asked for five swirls of whipped cream and five cherries and the server did that and THEN also added four candles. Instead of being excited she got what she wanted, she was disappointed it wasn't five candles. I feel like I apologize more for this type of thing than anything else. I'm sorry, she's four has turned into I'm sorry, she's five. She meant to say thank you.
I'm going to eat my words (probably this afternoon) but I'm really hoping that 5.5 is where it gets better. Over the last week or so (right around when C was home with the flu oddly enough), it seems like something clicked and she has been so much better about stuff like being grateful. IIt got worse before it got better for sure (like getting not just ungrateful, but actually mad when we would get her something she said she wanted, but changed her mind without telling us :rolleyes:), but all of a sudden those times disappeared for the most part. So there is hope!
 

dryerlintfan

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I'm going to eat my words (probably this afternoon) but I'm really hoping that 5.5 is where it gets better. Over the last week or so (right around when C was home with the flu oddly enough), it seems like something clicked and she has been so much better about stuff like being grateful. IIt got worse before it got better for sure (like getting not just ungrateful, but actually mad when we would get her something she said she wanted, but changed her mind without telling us :rolleyes:), but all of a sudden those times disappeared for the most part. So there is hope!
I hope it sticks!!!
 

Swissmiss

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I'm going to eat my words (probably this afternoon) but I'm really hoping that 5.5 is where it gets better. Over the last week or so (right around when C was home with the flu oddly enough), it seems like something clicked and she has been so much better about stuff like being grateful. IIt got worse before it got better for sure (like getting not just ungrateful, but actually mad when we would get her something she said she wanted, but changed her mind without telling us :rolleyes:), but all of a sudden those times disappeared for the most part. So there is hope!
Not to depress you, but the French have an expression β€œl’Òge de raison” when a child turns 7. Unscientific of course, but did notice that my own child did seem to be more reasonable more often ... until she became a teenager 🀣
 

Spash007

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Not to depress you, but the French have an expression β€œl’Òge de raison” when a child turns 7. Unscientific of course, but did notice that my own child did seem to be more reasonable more often ... until she became a teenager 🀣
haha I'm thinking it will just morph into something else any day now. A friend of mine just had a baby and when he asked for advice, I told him that you just have to learn to roll with it. Once you get used to something, something else will happen that will throw you for a loop. Seems like once they get "independent" that just means their attitude!
 

Swissmiss

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haha I'm thinking it will just morph into something else any day now. A friend of mine just had a baby and when he asked for advice, I told him that you just have to learn to roll with it. Once you get used to something, something else will happen that will throw you for a loop. Seems like once they get "independent" that just means their attitude!
A good yardstick is to find out how your child is when the parents aren’t around - do they remember to use please and thank you with others even though they don’t think the parent deserves such β€œniceties”. Years ago, before I had a family, there was only one apartment in my building with children. French speaking cultures are very big on ”politeness” (good morning ma’am, have a nice day ma’am). Anyway, at the time the only kid in the building when I moved in was about 11 or so. Always super polite when he would see me in the entry hallway, or in the neighborhood. So I made a point of mentioning it to his mom when I saw her one day. She was so relieved; she said it was really nice to know he remembered and used his manners with others, because at home was a different story. So I’m sure both A and C have better manners when the parents aren’t around πŸ˜‰
 

Songbird76

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So.... I was really looking forward to seeing N's reaction to Star Wars land. Like, reaaaaaalllly looking forward to it. In my head, he'd have a similar reaction as A has at Magic Kingdom. But when we went through the tunnel and into the land he winced at the crowds. So did I.

A panicked because she didn't want to go on any of the Star Wars rides and once we entered the land she figured out that she'd have to. I tried to distract her by asking her to be the tour guide and show N all around. It didn't work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We looked around for a bit but when I said let's head to Falcon, A started crying. C volunteered to sit out with her because she gets motion sick and was already feeling affect from Star Tours earlier (had i known that i wouldn't have sent her on that one). So S, N and myself headed off to collect whatever that stuff is you need in that ride.

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I was pretty sad that only three of us were going on the ride. If all five of us ride, i could guarantee S and N could be pilots. To my extreme glee, however, i was handled pilot card and so was N. I quickly switched with S for his gunner card.

N: sooooo, what an i supposed to do?!
Me: just drive better than a four year old πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Right smack in the middle of the ride, I got a call from C. I panicked thinking something bad happened to A. I couldn't answer the phone in the ride though and ruin it for everyone else, so i declined call and texted her "are you okay?!?" She just wanted to tell me they were going into Muppets 3D and just had terrible timing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

N: 41%.... Is that better than a four year old?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Me: probably not πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ how did you like it?

N: meh,... It was okay....

It was clear in this moment I wasn't going to be seeing any magical expressions from N about the Star Wars land πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We sat in the sunshine waiting for the girls to finish their show. Honestly just sitting there quietly watching people going by was one of my favorite moments at Disney this trip. The sun felt so good.

Our boarding group had been called, so when they arrived we started discussing child swap so A could skip one too.

A: you can't trade me for another kid, mom!!

Me: sometimes i wish i could πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but this is just so you don't have to ride this one

A: I want to go on it

Me: are you sure, bear?? You've been crying about it all morning....

A: remember the At-At in the movie we watched of the ride?

Me: yes....

A: I want to see the At-At

Okay.... Let's see how this goes... Off we went, back to Batuu
Tough crowd! He's not thrilled with the Star Wars stuff, A is hung up on an Elsa dress...How many of them got hit with a frying pan?
 

dryerlintfan

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Tough crowd! He's not thrilled with the Star Wars stuff, A is hung up on an Elsa dress...How many of them got hit with a frying pan?
It's funny because for as ungrateful as her comments are, she had such an amazing time. And the crowds really impacted the Star Wars thing. It was like... christmas level magic kingdom crowds back in Batuu.

It sucks that they make everyone who will visit that day show up at the same time because those crowds may have been less if it was just the rope drop crowd.

Also: I'm about to have my own meltdown :hilarious: :hilarious:
 

dryerlintfan

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I was getting kinda hungry, but we had decided to ride Rise and then get lunch. We scanned in and started walking through the Rise of the Resistance queue at just past 11. The pace pretty swift, until it wasn't. When we got where the line snaked through a cave like "room" the pace slowed to a crawl. We got to the last bend and the line stopped entirely. The ride had broken down.

Luckily, we were next to a wall that had a stone bench so we were able to sit. A passed the time by watching music videos on my phone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ not only was I stuck in a cavea bunch of loud strangers and a migraine, I also had to listen to this song seventeen billion timesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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There was a collective groan as cast members emerged with trays of water and snacks, and people began sitting and settling in for the long haul. This was extra sucky for me because i cannot stand bananas. I can't stand the smell of bananas, it makes me sick. They passed out chips and cookies and... Bananas 😭😭 But here's thing, after all these people ate their smelly bananas, they had nowhere to put the smelly peels!! Nobody came back through with a trash bag to collect them. Between the smell and the drums in my head, I was starting to feel very, very sick. A offered to snuggle me to make me feel better, which was sweet ❀❀
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After about a half hour, the line started moving and we got kinda excited!! But it was a false alarm πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ people were leaving the queue and others were sitting closer together, so the line compacted a little bit even though the ride was not fixed. At around noon, the ride came back up and the line started moving. Slowly, but surely!!

Every time the line stopped, I closed my eyes and stood as still as I could. N kept having to tap me when it was time to walk again. I could feel my body shutting down. At 12:30 we finally reached the first preshow
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A was still adamant she wanted to ride so we didn't have to use the chicken exit. Shortly after 12:45 we boarded our ride vehicle
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And at 1 pm we were off the ride.

There are parts of this ride that really wow you, and even hard to impress N enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth two hours of our lives πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Right now I'll say that i much prefer FoP to Rise, but that might change if we ever ride it again and maybe don't have such a disappointing lead up that kicked my migraine into monster level. It was a cool ride, but it just didn't seem worth all the trouble to go on it.

A, however, LOVED this ride!! She said her best friend R-5 helped us escape and honestly hasn't stopped talking about her best friend R-5 since :hilarious: :hilarious:

S really needed to use the restroom and I really needed food before i started blacking out, so we said goodbye to Batuu and headed back to the bathrooms by the Muppets (the Royal Flush it something clever like that). C started looking up restaurants the app and asking if we wanted to go places she found reservation times for, but I couldn't. My body was shutting down. I was losing the ability to human. I saw PizzaRizzo and made an executive decision πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 
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Spash007

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I was getting kinda hungry, but we had decided to ride Rise and then get lunch. We scanned in and started walking through the Rise of the Resistance queue at just past 11. The pace pretty swift, until it wasn't. When we got where the line snaked through a cave like "room" the pace slowed to a crawl. We got to the last bend and the line stopped entirely. The ride had broken down.

Luckily, we were next to a wall that had a stone bench so we were able to sit. A passed the time by watching music videos on my phone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ not only was I stuck in a cavea bunch of loud strangers and a migraine, I also had to listen to this song seventeen billion timesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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There was a collective groan as cast members emerged with trays of water and snacks, and people began sitting and settling in for the long haul. This was extra sucky for me because i cannot stand bananas. I can't stand the smell of bananas, it makes me sick. They passed out chips and cookies and... Bananas 😭😭 But here's thing, after all these people ate their smelly bananas, they had nowhere to put the smelly peels!! Nobody came back through with a trash bag to collect them. Between the smell and the drums in my head, I was starting to feel very, very sick. A offered to snuggle me to make me feel better, which was sweet ❀❀
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After about a half hour, the line started moving and we got kinda excited!! But it was a false alarm πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ people were leaving the queue and others were sitting closer together, so the line compacted a little bit even though the ride was not fixed. At around noon, the ride came back up and the line started moving. Slowly, but surely!!

Every time the line stopped, I closed my eyes and stood as still as I could. N kept having to tap me when it was time to walk again. I could feel my body shutting down. At 12:30 we finally reached the first preshow
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A was still adamant she wanted to ride so we didn't have to use the chicken exit. Shortly after 12:45 we boarded our ride vehicle
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And at 1 pm we were off the ride.

There are parts of this ride that really wow you, and even hard to impress N enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth two hours of our lives πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Right now I'll say that i much prefer FoP to Rise, but that might change if we ever ride it again and maybe don't have such a disappointing lead up that kicked my migraine into monster level. It was a cool ride, but it just didn't seem worth all the trouble to go on it.

S really needed to use the restroom and I really needed food before i started blacking out, so we said goodbye to Batuu and headed back to the bathrooms by the Muppets (the Royal Flush it something clever like that). C started looking up restaurants the app and asking if we wanted to go places she found reservation times for, but I couldn't. My body was shutting down. I was losing the ability to human. I saw PizzaRizzo and made an executive decision πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Not sure if this lends to your banana sickness - but have you noticed that they make kids breath smell like a green-leafed illegal substance? We thought it was just a weird chemical interaction with our daughter's mouth, but now it happens with our son too. It's so weird, and potent that it's just gross!
 

dryerlintfan

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Not sure if this lends to your banana sickness - but have you noticed that they make kids breath smell like a green-leafed illegal substance? We thought it was just a weird chemical interaction with our daughter's mouth, but now it happens with our son too. It's so weird, and potent that it's just gross!
I won't get close enough to them to smell :hilarious: :hilarious: Like I literally cannot with bananas. Everyone at work goes to the breakroom to eat them so I don't have to smell them. A only gets them at school. I just cannot be around them.
 

Piglet_the_brave

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I didn’t know that about the finger scanning at the entrance and glitches. We didn’t scan, I was just assuming they wanted to get everyone through quickly, and we glitched.

Cool that you all got put in the earlier boarding group though. Not so good about your long wait while feeling ill.

At least birthday girl enjoyed it, so worth the wait.
 

dryerlintfan

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I didn’t know that about the finger scanning at the entrance and glitches. We didn’t scan, I was just assuming they wanted to get everyone through quickly, and we glitched.

Cool that you all got put in the earlier boarding group though. Not so good about your long wait while feeling ill.

At least birthday girl enjoyed it, so worth the wait.
I'm sure it's not scientific πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but it's just a pattern that comes up with the glitches.

I'm so glad she enjoyed it. I was worried she'd chicken out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 

dryerlintfan

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We walked into PizzaRizzo and there was a cacophony of activity. We were standing in line to order and my condition was getting worse. I told N i would mobile order for the three of us, so I could sit near the door where there were less noises people. C and S stayed in line and ordered traditionally and got their food seven minutes before we did, even though our order was in first πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We ordered an adult meal and two kids meals, but were given three adult meals. Thankfully they just piled on some chocolate milk and smoothies and sent me on my way πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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I'm not going to lie, I have no idea how this tasted πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ C kept asking me questions like if I'd seen this show or that show and I was desperately trying to be polite, but I needed food not conversation πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ While we were in the Rise queue Slinky had gone down again and turned into an anything fastpass and C was looking at options on her phone. I'm sorry, but there's no way I'm trading a Slinky fastpass for an Indiana Jones one, even though I'd love catch that show sometime. The food helped exponentially. I felt human again. The pain felt manageable again.

We had a reservation for Oga's but A refused to set foot in Star Wars land again. She was done. She was done being followed by Stormtroopers and seeing Kylo Ren walking around and all of it. So I sent C and S and N to the cantina and headed towards the front of the park so A could go shopping. Not a very long time later, they met us at the shop with some blue milk slushie from the blue milk cart. The cantina was another meh from N πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (he said it was too crowded)

We walked down to Hollywood Scoops for some ice cream. I REALLY wanted an ice cream sandwich, and sold everyone else on one too. I think about those Disney ice cream sandwiches all the time with those huge warm cookies. Unfortunately, they didn't have cookies so that wasn't an option. I clearly should have got A her own ice cream, because like a total raccoon she pilfered everyone's desserts πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Here she is stealing N's brownie
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Here she is stealing C's brownie πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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And this was all i was left with by the time she gave me back my ice cream πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Ice cream solves everything, and everyone was in high spirits after our sundae break. I checked the app and saw Slinky had a wait time which meant it was back up!! A was ecstatic!! This is one of her favorite rides and she was an absolute bubble of excitement as we headed off to Toy Story Land.
 
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dryerlintfan

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How were you able to function with a migraine? Any time I've had one, I had an aura that affected my vision and then I'm throwing up as well. I can't even leave the house when I have one.
I had a stroke a little over a year ago, and for about 8-9 months afterwards I had intense migraines every day. I got used to them because I couldn't take a breather from life. I generally get visual symptoms (snow, floaters, halos, and everything looks like an HDR photo which hurts my brain), really painfully throbby head and it hurts to open my eyes and I feel like I need to throw up every time I move, but again.... I just had to start powering through them. I'm a single mom to a rambunctious young kid so I didn't really have the option to stay home in peace and quiet :hilarious: :hilarious:

Thankfully they're down to only occurring when I have a trigger, instead of every day. The biggest trigger for me is lack of sleep, but I also can't be in bright sunlight and I have to wear blue light cancelling headphones, and I can't be in really noisy places for very long without the drumming starting. A's birthday party in my tiny house got me pretty good :hilarious::hilarious:
 
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