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Trip Report THE ONE WITH A FEW MAGICIANS IN AUGUST

Darstarr

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Sunday 8/25 cont.

More time to kill before my last FP. Not enough to do to kill the time in HW I fear. But Lightening McQueens Racing Academy was about to start. I like LM!
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Kachow!

Then it was time for Tower of Terror! I had a FP but stand by was only 30 minutes. I had been watching the wait times leading up to the trip and they had been high due to the refurbishment. Refurbishment done!
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This was so good. The best ride I ever had on ToT. 👍👍 for the refurb!

Then I grabbed a snack for the boys. At Christmas my nephew ate so much popcorn so I purchased the refillable bucket and had it full for them.
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The two waters are mine. A girl has to hydrate!

I love this view. I really feel like I am in Cali.
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I took the friendship back to the Boardwalk. Sort of. First of all there were three skippers. Captains? The one driving was in training. The quiet one was the trainer. Then there was the one with the microphone. Oh boy. I dont think he realized what department he works for. Joke joke joke. Was he hoping to be discovered and moved to the jungle cruise? It was exhausting.
Soooo, when traveling from HW to Boardwalk the friendship stops at Swan/Dolphin then Yacht and Beach then the Boardwalk. It was suggested by the master of ceremonies that we get off at Swan/Dolphin and walk the 5 minutes to the Boardwalk as it is faster. I wasn't concerned about time but, get me off this vessel!!! Please.

I was glowing again after my walk so I went to sit poolside for a bit.
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I dont love how the deck of the pool is designed. Why is there a hedge going through it? How about some trees instead? There was not a lot of shade and the sun was pretty strong. They need more umbrellas. Just my two cents.

My SIL and son, Dre were texting me. They landed but SIL got everyone lost looking for the ME. I told Dre where it was and that he was in charge before he left. But, this is the kid who was just filling out the emergency card for school; he spelled his Dad’s name wrong, put our phone number down incorrectly and, get this, spelled his middle name wrong. 😯
I am concerned!
So it was the blind leading the blind looking for the Magical Express.

Finally they arrived!
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I didnt notice this in the lobby my first time through.
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We got to the room and Dre was STARVING. I had prepared for that.
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Cup o noodles. His fave!
 

Darstarr

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Original Poster
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There was a video floating around a Facebook a few months ago that tested if teens knew how to use a rotary phone. It was hysterical!
Shhhhhh
I am not on facebook


You have outstanding jazz hands in front of SE. I'm not a fan of that new carpet in the BoardWalk halls. I miss the carpet in the rooms. That is a GREAT non-garden view!!

Happy Birthday! :oops:
I love my garden view. I asked the bellman what was up? He explained how BWV were designed to be DVC villas and therefore were designed with views in mind. Unlike some other resorts which convert their rooms to DVC (cough cough beach club) after the fact.

I've seen one with 2 boys who just can't figure it out.... while it boggles my mind, I have to remember someone taught us how to use a phone... we weren't born with one in our hand!
I guess....
 

Swissmiss

Premium Member
I’m also so relieved when you talk about things your boys do ... in a world where most parents think their child is the next Einstein/Bill Gates/Steve Jobs ... you reassure me that « normal » kids exist.

And I think you should make Dre a « Vinnie Barbarino’s little brother » t-shirt 😉
 

Darstarr

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I’m also so relieved when you talk about things your boys do ... in a world where most parents think their child is the next Einstein/Bill Gates/Steve Jobs ... you reassure me that « normal » kids exist.

And I think you should make Dre a « Vinnie Barbarino’s little brother » t-shirt 😉
My kids are so real it hurts sometimes.
X and Dre are 5 years apart. When Dre was in second grade I went to San Fran with my friend. My friend had just married Dre’s art teacher so I got all the goings on. Overheard in the teacher’s lounge, “Dre looks just like X. But he doesn't act like X. “
 

Rista1313

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My kids are so real it hurts sometimes.
X and Dre are 5 years apart. When Dre was in second grade I went to San Fran with my friend. My friend had just married Dre’s art teacher so I got all the goings on. Overheard in the teacher’s lounge, “Dre looks just like X. But he doesn't act like X. “
Is that a good or a bad thing?
 

dryerlintfan

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Lightning

(Sorry, pet peeve of mine 😉)
I'll try to remember to add an E for you during my trip report... :joyfull::joyfull:

Hmm . . . Couldn't help but notice that Annette was not in that picture -- I know that she was one of the most popular Mouseketeers.
She's my favorite, but I've been told that she wasn't the original cast. She came later on in the series.
 

Matt and Kelly

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Sunday 8/25 cont.

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I had a garden view. I asked for a high floor near an elevator. We were on the top floor. Not really, ok, not at all close to the elevator. And about that view....hold that thought.
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The TV was on which weirded me out at first but was strangely comforting.
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Lid down😉

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(@Matt and Kelly notice anything missing- again)

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Trunk up!
Still no lotion?!
 
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