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Trip Report So I guess Disney thinks Canadians do not celebrate Christmas?? A Max Trip Report- COMPLETED

stephmax975

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The couches are comfy!!!
We did the bread services and some sort of veggie app - @stephmax975 - please help!!
Hey all!
Disney Daughter here to the rescue to share what drinks and food we got at the Nomad lounge.
My dad and I both got the Lamu Libation, Jordan got the Leaping Lizard,
Shane got Jenn's Tattoo and Cassie got the Dalang's Delight.
My mom got a speciality coffee. We think she got a Spanish Coffee with Kahlua and Brandy but we cannot confirm this.
My dad and I really enjoyed our drink. Jordan liked his drink but liked the Lamu Libation better.
From what I remember, Cassie liked her drink but kept trying to take my dad's drink (Lamu Libation).

Everyone enjoyed the bread service. We were also allowed to order off of part of the Tiffin's menu so Jordan and I decided that we wanted to order the Roasted Brussel Sprouts (without the bacon). My mom had some of them too. The brussel sprouts were great but we found some that we liked better on a different meal during the trip. (Stay tuned ;) )

I will be putting up a post soon about River's of Light!
 

stephmax975

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Hello again everyone,

@amjt660 called so I am here to answer! (with pictures taken by Cassie).
Below, I have included a few pictures that Cassie took during the show.
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Cassie mentioned in her post that we were a little bit worried that it was too bright outside because we had chosen to go to the 6:15pm showing. As you can see from some of the pictures, it was a little bit bright but all five of us enjoyed the show.
We were a little bit sad that my Dad wasn't able to watch the show with us. When we came in December 2016, I remember walking through the stadium and how sad we were that the show wasn't running yet. So it was disappointing that my Dad wasn't at the show with us. But then we looked at the showtimes and saw that the show was on again later that night...…..
 

amjt660

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Day 4 cont'd
Many thanks to Stephanie and Cassie for contributing

Although I was not there I will add this Photo Pass pic (the four of them did EE while Tricia went shopping in the Mercantile near the TOL.
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At least Jordan is not choking himself (see Splash pic from Day 3)

The four met up with Tricia after the ride and also with … ME!!
After a couple of hours of rest and "meditation" I felt much better.
As I mentioned earlier I bussed to AK and meet Tricia - watched some of the tree awakening (sorry no pictures - just soaked it in).

We discussed the next step - FOP fastpass at 7:45 and everyone was willing to try it once (Steph and Tricia are not simulator lovers)

So off to Pandora at night (input standard pic)
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We spent some time in the store waiting for our time to come up
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Make your own avatar looked interesting and expensive
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And then onto the ride
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Only 140 minutes - almost feels like you are wasting your FP... almost!
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Max
 

amjt660

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FOP cont'd
I know everyone posts these pictures - but hey - it was my first time in the new land at night - and if you don't like it I will just take my ball and go home!!
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The colouring at night is amazing (see what I did there @krause , @AKemily and @Matt and Kelly ?)
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And yes this guys nervous energy approach was annoying - even the first time when I was really listening to learn about the ride.
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Shane and Cassie shopped but did not purchase a banshee
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Max
 
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amjt660

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Day 4 - ROL
So after our FOP ride we decided to go to the second showing of rivers of light (yes I got to finally see it!)
We walked in about 20 min before it started and go amazing seats down low(@Tuvalu made this seemingly innocent recommendation)

We were right beside where the floats come out!

Here are a few pictures

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So what was my opinion?

Loved it!
Very moving and classy
And probably because it wasn’t all Disneyfied

One of my two favourite FW shows is Illuminations - love the artistry and the music

Is ROL that good - no - but it is now the only nighttime show that is well themed to its park AND not filled with all the same characters and music that is in all the other FW and shows.

Don’t get me wrong..

Magic Kingdom should have HEA or Wishes

DHS should have movie themed shows like Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar , Disney,

But Epcot and Animal Kingdom should embrace their base theme and showcase it in their entertaiment

I know I am standing (almost) alone with this view and I do not care if it is unpopular

I should not walk into every shop and see the exact same merchandise

I should not go to every park and ride the same rides

And I should not see the same rehashed night time show at every park

Will I see ROL again - you betcha!!

Well that is it for day 4 - next up Christmas at Epcot!!

Max
 

BuckyMom

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Day 4 - ROL
So after our FOP ride we decided to go to the second showing of rivers of light (yes I got to finally see it!)
We walked in about 20 min before it started and go amazing seats down low(@Tuvalu made this seemingly innocent recommendation)

We were right beside where the floats come out!

Here are a few pictures

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So what was my opinion?

Loved it!
Very moving and classy
And probably because it wasn’t all Disneyfied

One of my two favourite FW shows is Illuminations - love the artistry and the music

Is ROL that good - no - but it is now the only nighttime show that is well themed to its park AND not filled with all the same characters and music that is in all the other FW and shows.

Don’t get me wrong..

Magic Kingdom should have HEA or Wishes

DHS should have movie themed shows like Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar , Disney,

But Epcot and Animal Kingdom should embrace their base theme and showcase it in their entertaiment

I know I am standing (almost) alone with this view and I do not care if it is unpopular

I should not walk into every shop and see the exact same merchandise

I should not go to every park and ride the same rides

And I should not see the same rehashed night time show at every park

Will I see ROL again - you betcha!!

Well that is it for day 4 - next up Christmas at Epcot!!

Max
You are not standing alone. I completely agree.
 

LisaBelle

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Day 4 - ROL
So after our FOP ride we decided to go to the second showing of rivers of light (yes I got to finally see it!)
We walked in about 20 min before it started and go amazing seats down low(@Tuvalu made this seemingly innocent recommendation)

We were right beside where the floats come out!

Here are a few pictures

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So what was my opinion?

Loved it!
Very moving and classy
And probably because it wasn’t all Disneyfied

One of my two favourite FW shows is Illuminations - love the artistry and the music

Is ROL that good - no - but it is now the only nighttime show that is well themed to its park AND not filled with all the same characters and music that is in all the other FW and shows.

Don’t get me wrong..

Magic Kingdom should have HEA or Wishes

DHS should have movie themed shows like Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar , Disney,

But Epcot and Animal Kingdom should embrace their base theme and showcase it in their entertaiment

I know I am standing (almost) alone with this view and I do not care if it is unpopular

I should not walk into every shop and see the exact same merchandise

I should not go to every park and ride the same rides

And I should not see the same rehashed night time show at every park

Will I see ROL again - you betcha!!

Well that is it for day 4 - next up Christmas at Epcot!!

Max
Well said. I agree.
 

ajrwdwgirl

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I agree with your opinion on the night shows too. I really like watching Rivers of Light and like most parts of Illuminations. I just hate the globe part because it is so hard to see the images, but the music is fantastic. I'm glad you got to see ROL.
 

amjt660

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Day 5 - Dec 25 Merry Christmas Epcot style

So after two days of bussing and / or driving it was nice to just walk to a park!!

Nice touch on the hotel channel on the TV
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Stitch was ready to get more involved in this trip
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And Jordan was getting his photo bomb skills ready
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Stitch waiting to go in the IG
Waiting inside the gate - IG role drop
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Went to test track - broken down
Went to Soarin - 60 min wait
So we did LWTL
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Max
 

amjt660

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Original Poster
More from the farm ride
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Both the boys liked it ( but it did not take the sting out of TT still being down)

Next we went to see Figment
Line up was only 5 min
As long as you do not think about what it was in a former life - it is easy to sing along and like this ride
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During a pit stop I saw this - I guess bag check is not as strict as we thought!!
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Max
 

amjt660

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Day 5 cont’d
Next up was the Disney/Pixar shorts - we saw three good ones
Of course it started with Get a horse
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and Piper
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And Feast
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Rocking the cool 3D glasses
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We took the boys through the buildings (used to be Communicore) and we all studied the history of Epcot Center display
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I loved that they keep updating it

Max
 

amjt660

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Day 5 cont’d- the search for chip and dale!!
So we decided to invest the money($7 I believe) and try to find chip and dale in all 11 countries (the Christmas tree spree)

I do not get the title- we were looking for wreaths!!

Started in Canada
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Found the wreath
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Took some pics
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And watched the movie

Then on to the United Kingdom
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This one was tough but we finally found it
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A spot of tea would be nice
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More stitch!
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And then on to France
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And found the wreath!
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Next up - the photo pass challenge continues ( and gets really competitive!!!)

Max
 

amjt660

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Original Poster
You are not standing alone. I completely agree.
Well said. I agree.
I agree with your opinion on the night shows too. I really like watching Rivers of Light and like most parts of Illuminations. I just hate the globe part because it is so hard to see the images, but the music is fantastic. I'm glad you got to see ROL.
Thanks for the support - I know some love having Disney songs and Characters in every show but for me I love something different and something that fits the theme of the park

LWTL, aka "The Farm Ride," looked very festive. I love everyone's pics of this ride these past couple of months!
I do, too. LWTL has always been one of my top favorites. I've never been to WDW during the holiday season, so it's really fun to see all the festive embellishments throughout, from people's pictures. :inlove:
I not a huge fan but it is always something I want to do at least once a trip.
The Christmas pluses are fun to look out for

Max
 

amjt660

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Photo Pass Challenge!!

You might remember this one from our MK day
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This started a firestorm - it took a bit to start brewing but it came to boil at Epcot!!

So quickly to tell you what was happening
The group was moving from pavilion to pavilion looking for the wreaths.
When someone found it we would let the others know
I was lagging behind as I was taking pictures of each country with Stitch

So as I finally made it to France I found these three trying to sneak a picture (I guess revenge is a dish best served cold!!)
I jumped in
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It looks like we found Chip and Dale and Stitch!!!

Cassie and Shane were busy finding the Chip and Dale in the wreath

Then we moved on to Morocco
And they did it again!!!! (this time 4 of them- no Shane -No Max)
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But why is Jordan looking off to his right you ask??
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Because I came running up and jumped in
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And when Shane found them - he was not a happy camper
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And then this one to make sure there we not hard feelings
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Eventually we (almost) did one all together (not the best of Jordan or Shane unfortunately)
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and this the end of the Photo Pass challenge...

Just kidding - this was just the start - stay tuned for more hijinks!


Max
 
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