Just got back

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Registered: 06-21-2005
Just got back
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 11:44am

We got back Sat from our week trip,, it was great! all the tips I got here were very helpful!


It was SUPER HOT there though, ugh,, and the lines were BAD,, but we had the celebrate fast passes from the volunteer thing and that helped a bunch!


I would do a few things differently next trip but overall am pleased with how it went. I underestimated traveling the bus lines and then I just overbooked our time period, LOL.


Then I WISH I had known they changed the Cinderella dinner to include all princess',, that way I wouldn't have wasted time in line for Ariel earlier that day.


We got rained on a few times but had our walmart camping ponchos which really helped us get around yet still had us waiting for rides to open back up due to lightening.


I HATED how packed they do the buses at night and that most cases it was standing room, ugh,, so hard after a long hot day.


I was a bit disapointed with seaworld,, their fast pass is extra plus just not thrilled, I wished we had done another disney day instead of that.


not having hoppers worked out fine for us, but I did plan ahead very well to make sure ADRs etc were in parks on days I scheduled for that park along with EMH. However I did some dinners at resorts,, fine but like I mentioned above the traveling around part was hard and really cuts your time, future trips I will try to do ADRs in parks for the most part or do a breakfast before hitting a park kinda thing.


We least liked Animal kingdom and I think my 5 yr old DDs fav rides were Soarin,Tower of Terror & Dumbo (strange kid, LOL), DH LOVED Rock n Roller Coaster + Mission Space


Sadly we missed Everest + Big Thunder MTn (ride was down a LONG time one day)


The renovations had some walls and facades up around fantasyland but seeing as how it had been over 10 years since I had been there some of this didn't faze me much. We found Ariel over in adventureland on the porch right outside the dole whip place since her Grotto is gone now.


Even though pooh sized I fit fine in everything I rode ;)


While at Hollywood studios DD lost her minnie backpack,, I have no idea at what point that happened but realized it on the way to Fantasmic,, she was melting down so we backtracked and they mentioned going to Lost + Found,, voila it was there,, I was so happy as was she!


The new parade is great too.


One thing I did ahead of time was go to the Dollar Store and buy the glow bracelets,,I think I got 12 in a tube and put it in my backpack,, this was great for 3 nights of use for DD,, I just got out a few and presto she had her glow stuff and it cost me $1 over the 3 nights. I even hooked 2 together and she had a necklace.


We are already talking about a trip next spring.


Thanks for all the info I found here!









  
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In reply to: huffjoann
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:51pm
Glad that you had a mostly good trip!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: huffjoann
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 1:11pm

Glad you had some great moments in your trip.

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Then I WISH I had known they changed the Cinderella dinner to include all princess',, that way I wouldn't have wasted time in line for Ariel earlier that day.

Unfortunately, even if you had known, it's possible that Ariel might not have been there, as they are subject to change, so it was wise to see her earlier when you could just in case.

Which dinner was that? The castle?







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Registered: 06-21-2005
In reply to: huffjoann
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 1:34pm

yes Cinderella Royal Table at the Castle. Our server told us the Fairy Godmother no longer comes to that dinner and it is all princess'


We also did the Park Fare dinner with Cinderella + the step sisters,, never saw Fairy Godmother the whole trip, LOL.


DH teaches school so we pretty much have to take our vacation in the summer since Spring break is a bad time at my job (not that crowds would be better than either, just not as hot)






  
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In reply to: huffjoann
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 2:14pm
Glad the trip went fairly well.
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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 5:16pm

So glad you had a good time!

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Registered: 09-15-2005
In reply to: huffjoann
Wed, 06-23-2010 - 10:43pm
It sounds like a good trip overall! I'm so glad your DD found her backpack in Lost & Found!

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