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Thundering and Splashing In the Magic Kingdom

November 28, 2014

Now it’s time to ride! We have a Fastpass so make our way over to the other side of the park. On the way out of lunch, I spot this balloon, and boy was I tempted to get one of my own. We didn’t have time to stop to talk with Belle, but I love the sign. The windmill moves the gears which makes the candlestick ‘arms’ dance. Rapunzel’s tower is still beautiful. I managed to come around in time to catch the Liberty Belle and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad lined up. Speaking of BTMRR – that’s our Fastpass…

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Lunch at Be Our Guest

November 24, 2014

I had heard many mixed reviews on Be Our Guest, and decided that if I got the mysterious invite email directly from Disney then I would reserve a lunch there. I did get the email, and so here we are. After checking in and confirming we had reservations (the CM was visibly relieved, she said it was so hard to tell people trying to just walk up that it basically wasn’t possible on most days to get in without an ADR) we walk along the bridge to the entrance. Such a sad gargoyle. Once inside – you walk down a…

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Our Morning in the Magic Kingdom

November 23, 2014

Tuesday morning arrives – and runs off while we’re sleeping. Hey, I never pretended to be a morning person, and that 6am start wasn’t going to be a trend. Eventually we get going and head to the car. I snap a shot in the elevator. Let me take a quick moment to say THANK YOU to my ever patient husband for always toting the camera gear. It’s hard to see the size here, roughly an average diaper bag, and at least as insanely packed. He knows how much my photography profession (and obsession) means to me. The parking garage of…

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Disney World 2014: A Halloween Road Trip

November 13, 2014

It seems like we’re creating a habit of last minute trip plans to Disney World. While 2011 was booked about 6 months in advance this time it was just three. This year marked our 5th wedding anniversary, and 15 years being together. Such a milestone deserved an awesome celebration and so after some budget wrangling, deliberation, discussion, and angsty hand-wringing we got a hold of a TA and put down the deposit. Our first option had been for Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get it booked in time and the last room sold. Mind you –…

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WDW 2011 Day 13 – Epcot and Magic Kingdom (last day)

September 12, 2011

1/21/2011 Our last day in the parks. Today was the least structured. By now coordinating 4 adults with different thoughts on how to tackle / see each park and rides was getting to everyone just a tad. We were all still on speaking terms however – so it wasn’t a complete meltdown. We headed to the Magic Kingdom parking lot and took the tram to Epcot first. I love these billboards around Disney. Our last time passing this sign.

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WDW 2011 Day 6 – Part One

March 4, 2011

Saturday 1/15/11 Day 6 – the last full day at Coronado Springs Resort. The night before we decided to make a last minute (yes after midnight) run to the pool. Since I wanted to actually get IN I chose to leave the big camera locked up so there are no pictures. But it is a lovely pool, with a great (and HOT) hot-tub to use. Here’s a shot of the main pool at night. Note the slide is closed for safety after hours – and normally that tiki statue in the left side has a water spout into the pool.…

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WDW 2011 Day 5 – Part One

February 16, 2011

Friday 1/14/11 After making sure to get to bed early the night before, we dragged ourselves out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6:30 to make our morning breakfast reservations in: Today is Crystal Palace! Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and Pooh – AND early morning access to the park. The sun is not yet up, and even the plants are still tarped against nightly frost:

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WDW 2011 Day 4 – Part One

February 9, 2011

Thursday 1/13/11 We got up nice and early and headed out to the Magic Kingdom! Made it there by 8 am, got out and FROZE again. I sat sniffling in the parking lot (seriously…) while Chris and Dad assembled Mom’s scooter. After sitting in a wheelchair (trying to huddle for warmth) I finally decided it was taking them WAY too long, and I was getting bitchy as it got colder (what the HELL Florida? 30 degrees again? and super windy too!?). I head back to the car, hop in, only to find that the batteries on Mom’s scooter had drained…

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