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Old 11-16-2008, 02:34 PM   #316
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A couple of you have asked whether you can use the World of Disney photopass at Walt Disney World. Indeed you can - and you can also use it at Disneyland. In fact, that's how I got the CD with images from all three stops for just $59.99, as they charged me the Disneyland price!
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Where have I been? But at least I got to read about your entire NYC experience all at once! I really enjoyed getting to spend time with you and Mark (and Sue and Angie). It was also fun to read about the places you visited. A lot of those places I haven't been to since I was a kid on school field trips! I really need to do NY like a tourist. Sorry you had the rude driver as a send-off. I'm glad you didn't tip him! Now off to read about your WDW trip!
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Finally getting caught up with your TR. Your TOTR pictures are gorgeous, as usual and I'm glad you had a nice clear day to take them. When I went up it was July so it was warm and sunny, but hazy. I couldn't see all the way to the George Washington Bridge or to the Statue of Liberty. You were very fortunate. Someday I want to go back up at nighttime to see the NYC skyline all lit up at night. I'm sure it's beautiful from up there, especially at sunset. Did you play in the Target interactive room on the way out? Every time you take a step the walls, ceiling and floor light up and it plays a note. Talking makes it play, too as it's motion and sound activated. The elevator at TOTR is too as the ceiling is glass and each floor is lit w/ LED lights so it looks like shooting stars as you fly by! The mini movie they show is pretty neat, too.

Glad you didn't tip the rude driver. He didn't deserve it. I hope you wrote a letter of complaint about him, or at least contacted the company about getting your deposit back.

One question about JetBlue. Is that the new terminal at JFK? I know they were in the process of opening a new terminal around this time, but those pictures look pretty similar to the old one to me. I've never had a bad experience w/ JetBlue, even when I was almost an hour late into JFK (due to weather; never fly in February in upstate NY!) and sure I'd missed my connection, especially when I had to take the shuttle to my gate (never had to do that before). But I finally made it to my gate and they were just boarding! JetBlue rocks and I'm glad you had a good experience with them. Did you enjoy your tv and xm radio? I love that they entertain you on their flights!

Okay, headed over to your WDW TR now.
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Finally getting caught up with your TR. Your TOTR pictures are gorgeous, as usual and I'm glad you had a nice clear day to take them. When I went up it was July so it was warm and sunny, but hazy. I couldn't see all the way to the George Washington Bridge or to the Statue of Liberty. You were very fortunate. Someday I want to go back up at nighttime to see the NYC skyline all lit up at night. I'm sure it's beautiful from up there, especially at sunset. Did you play in the Target interactive room on the way out? Every time you take a step the walls, ceiling and floor light up and it plays a note. Talking makes it play, too as it's motion and sound activated. The elevator at TOTR is too as the ceiling is glass and each floor is lit w/ LED lights so it looks like shooting stars as you fly by! The mini movie they show is pretty neat, too.

Glad you didn't tip the rude driver. He didn't deserve it. I hope you wrote a letter of complaint about him, or at least contacted the company about getting your deposit back.

One question about JetBlue. Is that the new terminal at JFK? I know they were in the process of opening a new terminal around this time, but those pictures look pretty similar to the old one to me. I've never had a bad experience w/ JetBlue, even when I was almost an hour late into JFK (due to weather; never fly in February in upstate NY!) and sure I'd missed my connection, especially when I had to take the shuttle to my gate (never had to do that before). But I finally made it to my gate and they were just boarding! JetBlue rocks and I'm glad you had a good experience with them. Did you enjoy your tv and xm radio? I love that they entertain you on their flights!

Okay, headed over to your WDW TR now.
We did see the Target interactive room. It looked like a lot of fun, although we didn't have time to go in there and play.

As for the terminal, it was the old one. I think the new one was due to open a few days after we were flying.
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I really enjoyed reading about your time in NYC--especially since I lived and worked in NYC briefly and DH still works there. I was also interested to see that you went to NYC on your honeymoon--we honeymooned in London!!!
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