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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Now, had we know how long that pin line was, we probably never would have gotten in it. However, we did, and once you commit that much time, and energy to getting a souvenir, you don't want to give up. Here are some of the photos that we took as we wound our way around the Rivers of America, and the paths of Disneyland in that line. I only wish that we had taken some pictures with the many other guests that we talked to as we waited to buy our pins.










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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    So many times we wanted to get out of that line. I remember that we complained a lot about how badly it was all planned. I remember wanting the pin, and hoping we would get to the front of the line soon. I won't tell you how long we waited, but we were amongst friends. We figured, we'd have a "one of kind" souvenir when we were done. After all, "how many times does Disneyland turn 50?"

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Well we started to get hungry, of course. None of us, had eaten breakfast. Our lunch at Blue Bayou wasn't for hours. Surely we'd be done by then. We saw people with cupcakes. Birthday, or were they anniversary cupcakes? Anyway, we sent the kids to find out, and sure enough, they came back with enough for all of us. They were very generous with the passing out of the cupcakes. I understand all the restaurants had an ample supply, and all you had to do was ask.









    After having our fill of cupcakes, we were getting closer to the beginning of the line. At least, we thought we were. At one point in time, someone passing by asked us what we were in line for, and another guest replied "We are in line to use the washroom". We needed a little levity, were all getting crabby, at that point.

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane Barbarann. I'm looking forward to the rest.
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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    What a great thread Barbaraann!! I too was there at 2am bring and early, with the rest of the world. I would do it all over again... my eyes tearing with joy as we got into the park... What a fabulous day it was..

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    I'm not sure exactly when we passed this sign, but we wern't giving up now. I can proudly report that we all got our pins, and Jennifer even bought at few other items.





    The kids were great, and Brittany even had a smile on her face, when her mom snapped this picture, just before she purchased her pin.



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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Now it was time for our lunch, and let me just say that we cut it quite close. We missed the ceremonies in front of the Castle. I missed the MiceChat Meet at the Hub. I missed the carousel ride. We didn't ride any rides yet. We were tired, and hungry, and we just wanted to sit down. I didn't even ask for a table, by the water, I just wanted food, and a seat.




    It took us a while to get David to smile, but he came around. I remember how good the Mint Juleps tasted. I remember that my jambalaya was spicy, but I still ate quite a bit. Jennifer had the Monte Cristo, without cheese, and it was yummy. She shared with me. The kids ate pretty good, then again, Jennifer's kids have good appetites. Now that we were fed, and watered, we could finally ride some rides.



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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    We were fairly close to Jungle Cruise, and there was no wait, if I am remembering correctly, so we decided to make that our first ride of the day.







    Jennifer took a lot of pictures of the mosaics, and the plaques that were at the attractions around the park. We tried to take as many pictures as we could of the 50 Mickeys, as well. I had a lot of fun snapping pictures on that vacation.

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    On the way to Fantasyland, we stopped at Snow White's Grotto. We spent quite a lot of time there. It was good to be moving about, and the weather was very nice.



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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Love it.. keep it coming

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    Now don't get dizzy, but we are about to take a ride on the Tea Cups. I love the Tea Cups. Jennifer, and ALyssa and I were in one, and Brittany, and David were in the other. After our ride, we took some pictures in the stationary Gold One.







    Now that isn't the greatest picture of me, spinning in a Tea Cup, but it sure was a lot of fun.



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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    I remember that at one point in time we passed by the Matterhorn. We were watching the time, because we wanted to return to the castle area, to see the broadcast that they were going to project on the screens that they had set up. Walt Disney's dedication from 1955 was going to be featured. I believe they were at some point in time, also going to show the ceremonies from that morning which we had missed.




    I took a photo of the screen. Getting to see the broadcast was very nice. There were a lot of people congregated near the screen, but it was visible from far away, and it was broadcast over the loud speakers. I was glad that we got to see it.


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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    That was so much fun! Thank you I wish I was there!

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

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    Re: Remember It All Started With A Mouse - A Tale of July 17, 2005

    We made our way down Main Street. The kids spent some time in the Penny Arcade, and I took a lot of pictures of the Dapper Dans. I love listening to them sing.





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