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Old 07-04-2018, 04:53 PM   #151
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My Claire and I were in NY last week to see Phantom. Honestly, it seems like you and your family did so much better than Claire and I. I literally have no sense of direction in NYC and we were walking in circles. I tried to drag her to Madam Tussaud's but she did not want to go. We did end of going to a hotel lobby bar which was wonderful. This was before our horrible dinner at Sardi's (never go there), then onto see Phantom. Of course, I had to ask someone how to get to Penn Station afterward.

Your cruise sounds fantastic. Have a great time!
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I went to Ripley’s in Niagara Falls years ago and it was just so so. But my young kids (at the time) enjoyed it.

So exciting that you’re taking a cruise and will get to see Toy Story Land! Were you able to snag any fastpasses for Slinky Dog Dash or the other new ride?


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My Claire and I were in NY last week to see Phantom. Honestly, it seems like you and your family did so much better than Claire and I. I literally have no sense of direction in NYC and we were walking in circles. I tried to drag her to Madam Tussaud's but she did not want to go. We did end of going to a hotel lobby bar which was wonderful. This was before our horrible dinner at Sardi's (never go there), then onto see Phantom. Of course, I had to ask someone how to get to Penn Station afterward.

Your cruise sounds fantastic. Have a great time!

I usually have a good sense of direction...but not always. I can get around some areas ok there, but Geoff is the master in our family since he has gone so many times.


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I went to Ripley’s in Niagara Falls years ago and it was just so so. But my young kids (at the time) enjoyed it.

So exciting that you’re taking a cruise and will get to see Toy Story Land! Were you able to snag any fastpasses for Slinky Dog Dash or the other new ride?


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We walked by that Ripleys before and it looks fun from the outside...but the last time I was at Niagra Falls I was pregnant for Claire.....so it's been a while. LOL.


No unfortunately we didn't get anything for the new rides.


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Thanks for sharing your trip with us! There’s nothing better than NYC during the holidays. We took the train in for the parade this year. Boy, was it cold. So thankful that Target was handing out free hats and mittens!

Congrats on the upcoming trip!

You were at this last Thanksgiving parade too? Where did you guys stand at? It was pretty darn chilly this time around.
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Yes! November 2017. My SiL stayed at the Hilton (on 6th Avenue, I think). We met them down there, but they didn’t save spots for us on the street so we bounced between under the awning of the Hilton (which had heaters overhead and was very comfortable) to the side street right next to the hotel (have no idea the name of)!
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