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Old 10-22-2018, 11:00 PM   #106
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Oh wow, result about the three unlimited Fastpasses+ but honestly, it was the least Disney could do!
I could not beleive he had done it, but I was happy to benefit. They also managed to get us 3 extra limited anytime FP+ from their DVC tour. In the end, we didn't even use them all!






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Nice photos from your day and looks like a lot of fun you had! Glad Disney made well with the FP+s, considering what you went through.
It was one of my best MK days ever. I am bad at taking pictures, so I'm so glad I have a few really happy ones.

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Right???? Amazing!!!!
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Thanks for looking that up, it's fun to know what we got comped, for sure! We absolutely did enjoy it, thought certainly not 1k worth for this budget girl. That said, if I had KNOWN we would be staying in such luxury, I might have done a few things differently. I certainly would have planned to spend more time IN the room. But like most Disney guests, we used the place for breakfast and sleep, for the most part.
That is why my wife and I usually stay at a time share resort a few miles off the entrance on World Dr just off 192/I-40. A lot less expensive, no parking fees and with a WDW AP no parking fees at the parks.
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That is why my wife and I usually stay at a time share resort a few miles off the entrance on World Dr just off 192/I-40. A lot less expensive, no parking fees and with a WDW AP no parking fees at the parks.
I just invited a new Disney/Tiki fan friend to join me in WDW world in Jan, since I have room with 2 beds all to myself. He was excited until I told him I'm staying at the Rodeway Inn Maingate!

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It was a great day. Looking at our bright and smiling faces in these pictures is a real joy!

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Great start to your day! You and your sister look so much alike!!
We both have the same gummy smile, that's for sure!!!! I have to say, I'm glad DS didn't inherit that, but we clearly are having a wonderful time.
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And a Cherry on Top: Not-So-Budget WDW Trip

MK day pt 2


After the barnstormer, our Peter Pan's flight FP was mature, so we went for that.



Disneyland VS MK: I think the show scenes are better in DL overall, and I enjoy the stars added to the London scene in DL. That said, they completely messed up the London scene in DL with these WAY too bright moving car lights on the streets below. It totally messes with my suspension of disbelief. For me, for this reason alone, I prefer the MK version of this attraction now. It's also got a much more reasonable queue area, where at DL's queue is just a little rectangle with a stressful sort of cluster-wrap around outside of it because the ride is much more popular than originally planned for. MK for the win!



Next we head to iasw. We enjoyed this attraction, but I have to say I like DL's holiday version best of all. The final scene is nicer in MK, IMO, but you just can't beat the DL version for the outdoor queue. It's absolutely iconic. I found this iasw-inspired cross-stitch pattern on the internet the other day, isn't it just perfect?



After iasw, DS wanted to ride Dumbo. Correction, DS wanted to play in the play area in the Dumbo queue. Knowing that gross motor free play is important to keeping a kid sane and not annoying, I suggested we split up for a while. We had a FP for Buzz coming due, but DS was willing to skip that in favor of some run-around time.



After about 25 minutes (at which time DS came and said some adult started giving him stink eye for making monster noises) we hopped on the attraction.



(insert dumbo photo here)




We were then able to catch Buzz again at the tail end of our FP window before heading to our lunch ADR.
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I am so with you about the holiday overlap at It's A Small World in Disneyland. That is just wonderful!
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Looks like the two of you are enjoying the attractions in the MK. Nice comparisons between the various attractions at WDW/DL.
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I feel exactly the same way about the DL vs WDW Peter Pan and iasw. The outside queue for PP at DL was nuts, but the outside queue for iasw there was incredible.
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I love the iasw cross stitch!! I simply must get to DL for the holiday overlays sometime!


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Seems like a great day at MK. Love all your pictures!!
Thanks! This is the most documented day at the park, I definitely had a case of 1st day excitement. And I forgot to mention, we WALKED to the park!!!!

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I love the iasw cross stitch!! I simply must get to DL for the holiday overlays sometime!
It's really hard not to find some way to go back to DL this year. I have been to DL in 4 of the past 5 Decembers, and it really feels like a part of the holidays to me now.

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Love the overlays at DL and wish they would bring them to WDW...Dave just adores Nightmare Before Christmas and loves HM at DL for that overlay.
I love all 3 major overlays. The Jingle Cruise isn't all that amazing, but I LOVE the holiday decorations in the queue.

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I feel exactly the same way about the DL vs WDW Peter Pan and iasw. The outside queue for PP at DL was nuts, but the outside queue for iasw there was incredible.
So beautiful, isn't it?

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We were enjoying being there, for sure. Thanks for the compliment!

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I am so with you about the holiday overlap at It's A Small World in Disneyland. That is just wonderful!
So good! So hard not to go back this year!!!
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