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Trip Report Feelin' hot, Hot, HOT!

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by gdisneyfans, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Sunday, August 20th

    Brian and I were up about 7:15 (which is early for me!) – I’m sure it was the excitement of being there! We got up and got ready to head over to Magic Kingdom. We knew it would take a bit to get there due to the long wait at the bus stop and of course the longer trip on the bus to get there. Emily was up quite quickly too. We got to the park about 9:00, so we just missed the opening ceremony, but that’s okay - this is all I wanted to see anyway:inlove:

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    We came across the Mayor on our walk down Main Street! In all my trips I've never seen him out:jawdrop:

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    Some photos while walking down Main Street!

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    So pretty!

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    Off to Haunted Mansion!
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    We walked right on:)
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    Emily was trying to mimic the characters to her left - Brian was - excited I guess:joyfull:

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    I tried taking some inside, but of course they didn't turn out. No surprise for me!

    We needed a quick potty break so we went to some of the greatest bathrooms on WDW property!

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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Just a couple more Tangled photos!

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    While we were walking to HM, we spotted Sleepy Hallow and I had remembered reading on WDWMagic that they had delicious waffle sandwiches, so we headed there next. Emily wanted fruit for breakfast so she stopped at the Liberty Square Market and picked up some grapes and Diet Coke:confused: Look at all of those waffle makers (there's even more in front of the guy making the waffles)!

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    Brian had the egg, ham and cheese waffle

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    I had the fruit with Nutella waffle.

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    Both were so delicious! The fruit and Nutella was especially good – I would definitely get that again! As a matter of fact, I wanted one so bad this past weekend, I made one at home! It's no Sleepy Hallow waffle, but Lego my Eggo was just as good (not a banana fan - I wish I were though!)!

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    Yep - we're here!

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    Emily's very hearty breakfast...

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    After breakfast, we strolled over to Adventureland to ride Pirates.

    Nope, not this trip!

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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Such a pretty tree.

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    Before Pirates, we did something we hadn't done in a long time, by Emily's request:

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    While I enjoy this attraction, it really isn't so much fun in 90+ degree heat and humidity, but we did it anyway! At least I got points on my fitbit for going up stairs:)

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    Lovely view:inlove:

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    Then we walked to Pirates!
     
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    Never saw the Mayor except during the old Welcome show.

    Never knew about the waffles! They look great.

    I love Emily's hidden Mickey. :D
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It was a walk-on - yay!

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    We didn't know where the camera would be :hilarious:
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    Emily found a lovely tiara she thought she had to have (she didn't though!)

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    From there we did the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room!

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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I never noticed this view before! The details I tell ya!

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    I love that they went back to the original - I hated the Under New Management version! We saw it once and then didn't go back until they changed it back:)

    Finally our FP was up for Big Thunder! We wanted to time it so it ended and our next one at Splash began, so we started our walk toward Frontierland and saw this guy out having some fun.

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    Looking at his face with the big grin and looking like he's laughing, I have to wonder with the heat of the day if the poor CM inside that costume was probably feeling more like :mad::depressed::grumpy: I had a tank top and shorts on and I was sweating terribly, I can't even imagine how they do it!
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Did we have a "wild" time on Thunder? I think so:joyfull::joyfull: They don't call it the wildest ride in the wilderness for nothin!

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    I wonder when they'll start doing ride photos for Thunder? I would think it would be more of a fun photo than Pirates.

    Time for Splash and we were ready for a cool down....but did we even get wet??
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The FP line was a little backed up, but not too bad - I think it was about a 15 minute wait, but most of it was in the air conditioned part, so we didn't mind!

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    Nope, we hardly got wet:grumpy: Oh well! But the lady in the photo with her head down, Brian said she was freaking out (like hyperventilating) the entire ride - he felt so bad for her! We saw her afterwards, and she seemed to be doing better, but my goodness!

    After Splash we made our way over to Fantasyland as we wanted to go into Mickey’s Philharmagic. We stopped in Memento Mori to shop. We had never been in here - it's small, but such a cute shop!

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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I ended up buying a Haunted Mansion tank top, which I just love!! (not my photos, just ones taken off the Disney Store website)

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    We made our way over to Philharmagic.

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    Since it was so hot, the theater was actually quite packed and when we got in line, we were actually outside – which has never happened before! I think everyone was just looking for a cool spot to go! But we made our way into a pretty full theater without much of a wait.

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    Of course, you get those guests who, even though they are told to go all the way to the end of the row, stop right in the middle! That happened in our row and since the show was packed, there were a lot of people wanting to get into the row. At one point the family got up and moved a little bit further down, but not all the way down – how rude (in my best Stephanie Tanner voice!) Great show as always – but it seemed a little blurry in some spots? Emily mentioned the same thing to me, so it wasn’t just me. Not sure if anyone has noticed this lately? Maybe we both just need our vision checked which could actually be a possibility!
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    By now we have used up two of the three of our FP that we made prior to our trip. We still had the “3” that we were given because of my Magic Band not working, so we figured we’d give an attraction we've never done before a try and see once we scanned our Magic Band if we had none left or if we each had 2 left. After we scanned, we each had two left! Great!! Where do we go?

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    Enchanted Tales was really, really sweet! The kids that helped Belle were so cute! I’m glad we had done the attraction as we had never done it before and it really was quite fun.

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    It was finally our lunch reservation at Be Our Guest! We had pre-ordered our food that morning hoping that it would help us not to have to stand in line to order and it did! The line to order food, was out the door and went to the right in the castle and we went to the left where there was no line – turned in our yellow rose pager and off to find a seat in a matter of a few minutes!

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    Emily wanted to try to eat in the West Wing, but all of the tables were full and it is a pretty small room, so we ended up in the Ballroom again, which is just fine as it is pretty in there too. We did get a picture of the rose in the West Wing, so Emily was happy with that.

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    Not the greatest picture, but it'll do!

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    It only took about 10 minutes and our food was delivered to the table. How they find your table without having a server out to take your order is beyond me! But we got what we ordered that morning! Emily and I split the turkey sandwich

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    Brian had the roast beef sandwich

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    We split the French onion soup (not the greatest picture, the lighting is hard in here!). Oh my goodness, this soup is so good! :hungry:

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    For dessert we shared a Master’s Cupcake

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    Everything was absolutely delicious!! The roast beef sandwich could have been a tad warmer, but everything else was a perfect temperature. The cupcake was:hungry::hungry: whoa yum.

    A few more BOG photos on our way out:

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    We enjoyed our lunch here. We had lunch there the last time we were in WDW and we weren't all that impressed, but wanted to give it another shot. So glad we did!
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    okay good, I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    OMG they are so so good! The one I made at home was pretty tasty and will definitely work as a treat until our next trip, whenever that may be!

    So hard to spot, huh!
     
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    Full House shout out!!!

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    I'm so glad you all climbed up the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse. Granted, no a/c (and believe me, I hate the heat), but I always enjoy going up to the top. I love the older attractions like that one. Also, when I was a kid, we had to read the book in school, and it was one of my favorite books. Enjoyed the movie as well. :)
     
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    A few years ago I tried to go through it for the first time. I'm so afraid of heights & totally panicked halfway up & had to embarrass myself by walking back down into oncoming traffic. I wish I could get over my fear of heights bc I would love to see it. I really appreciate the older attractions too.
     
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    What is this sharing a Master's cupcake of which you speak? :eek:

    And Nutella and fruit taste even better on a Belgian waffle. (The more you know. ;))
     
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    Following along! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip! It's always a sweet treat when an extra fast pass is loaded! Especially since you each got three for the family! :p I put a reminder for a Sleepy Hollow Fruit Waffle in my phone! I love the coffee at Sleepy Hollow!
     
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    I need to get one of those waffles when I go back!
    Super cute Haunted Mansion tank!
     
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    Aaahhh! We were at the MK that day too!! It was crazy hot wasn't it?!

    I've never tried to fruit and nutella waffle...but now I want to lol!!!

    Love the HM tank you bought!
     
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