Chapter 5 - Toy Story Mania here we come!!

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Chapter 5 - Toy Story Mania here we come!!
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 3:56pm

Saturday - emh morning at DHS. I had read different reports that DHS had been opening about 15 minutes early, even on emh days. So since it was due to open at 8:00 am this morning I wanted to be there no later than 7:30.

Well, we did really well. We actually got there at 7:15 am. Well, it was alread crowded when we got there. We heard people around us counting down to 7:45 am. . .well, 7:45 came and went. . .when did they open the gates? 8:05 am. HA! So much for being early.

Of course we went straight to TSMM. We really walked straight on, no slowing down even. Fun. We came out, and of course they wanted to ride it again - so back in line. This time there was a line, so it took longer - I think maybe 15 - 20 minutes.

When we came off this time I got FP for later.

What next? We had breakfast ADRs in a bit. . . .oooooh. Face painting of course. We can not go to DHS without getting faces painted.

Mickie asked if she could make her a cheetah (still in love with them after the safari the other morning).

Maddie asked for my cell phone - and showed the woman a picture of her cat, Bella. And asked if she could do something like that. Granted, it was more like a white tiger - but Bella has a spot on her nose, and the artist got that spot on.

Something we did notice was there were cheerleading groups EVERYWHERE. I mean large amounts of them.

Anyhow, we made our way over to H&V for breakfast. Good as usual.

We left H&V and went over to Star Tours. Last year we tried this for the first time and it was a hit with Makayla and I. Maddie not so much. Thankfully this year Maddie loved it too. She asked me to take a picture of the "gold robot" to show John later to see if he knew who he was. :) John now wants to rent Star Wars and watch it with them - he thinks with a princess in it & having ridden Star Tours they would enjoy it.

After Star Tours we went to see Phineas and Ferb. They are as fun as last year. Mickie wore a shirt with them on it, and they gave her thumbs up.

We then went over to see Mater. Now, Maddie is wearing him on her shirt. She was funny as she kept stepping in front of Mater to make sure he saw her shirt. He would rev his engine when she did show him her shirt, so that made her happy.

We then went back over to TSMM and used our FP to ride it again.

After TSMM Maddie wanted to do Star Tours again, but it had a 30 minute wait. So. . .we made our way out of the park.

Now, we didn't have any dinner plans at this point, or any plans for the rest of the day. And it was still too cool/windy for the pool - especially since Mickie was still coughing/sneezing. So. . .we hit the arcade. They loved it.

While they were playing I got on my Iphone and booked an early dinner at Fultons in DTD. I had always wanted to try this place, and we needed to hit that side of DTD to visit the Harley Store and get John a tshirt.

A nice pic from our balcony this afternoon.

We took a bus to DTD and got off at the 2nd stop. Found John a shirt at DTD. I had hoped for something with Mickey Mouse on it - but didn't find anything like that. We got him one with a pirate on it, so it's not like others he has.

One of the shops had neat dresses in the window, made from princess dolls.

they had Belle and Cinderella also.

We stopped at the Lego store too. The girls kept telling me Legos were for boys, but they did get excited to see the new ones aimed for girls. And they each bought a set.

We then had dinner at Fulton's. It was very good. They also have paper on the tables for kids to draw on - so that was a hit too.

After dinner we went back to our resort, and the girls started playing with their Legos.

That's it. That is our evening. Baths, tv & Legos.

Tomorrow is the start of daylight savings so our day was going to start late tomorrow. . . .

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:43pm

Too bad about the 8:05 opening at HS but yay for riding TSMWM 3 times !!!! I had to LOL at the gold robot, sounds like something Gabi would say and my nephew would have a stroke over! Your pictures from your balcony have me drooling, I just showed Saulo... I really want to stay there!


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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 12:31am

I am LOL at your twins, too bad they are not creative ;).  Potato Heads, Legos, face painting (both cats lol), drawing ... :).

I <3 TSMM, 3 times in one day, you have me beat!

I've seen those doll-dress displays at DTD, they kind of creep me out lol.  They remind me of that last scene in the Alistair Sims version of A Christmas Carol ... but lots of little girls LOVE those displays :).

In peace,

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Thu, 04-04-2013 - 6:19pm

Our house has been completely taken over by Legos for the past two years, watch out, lol! I think Lily has some of those same sets actually, plus about 20 others. I can't walk across a room without stepping on at least a few Lego pieces.

I had also heard that DHS often opens early, that's a bummer that it didn't but I guess it's unpredictable. Glad you still got to do TSMM!

I can't wait for Owen to meet Mater and Lightning McQueen, I didn't realize they made noise! Hopefully he'll think that's cool, not scary ;) Cute pics, as always!!

Cool Jaime (Me) **** Laughing Brian (DH) **** Smile Lily (DD-11) **** Tongue OutOwen (DS-4)

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Tue, 04-09-2013 - 11:01am
LOL at the gold robot! What a nice girls trip you had!