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    The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    OK, so in getting ready for this year's trip, started looking at the pics from 2010...decided to do a little trip report...Look for part 2 (2011's) coming soon... and 2013.... AS IT IS HAPPENING!!!

    First thing we did upon arriving was to grab a bite to eat at Downtown Disney, then jumped on the monorail and rode it into tomorrowland... got off, and walked over to the border of fantasyland, and into Pixie Hollow to meet Tinkerbelle and Vidia. It was misting, so pretty much a walk-on.

    The wife and #1 on the iconic Dumbo

    #1 and I wandering through fanstasyland...the weather kept the crowds away which was awesome.

    Dressed up as Alice for Trick or Treating in Disneyland...

    And of course a Chesire Cat sidekick was required...

    The combination of the weather, and being a ticketed-only admittance event made for some pretty sparce crowds...

    Oh how heavy a 4-year old feels after they've spent 45 minutes on your shoulders....



    Her first time on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad... she cannot WAIT... Probably hit it 20 times that trip...




    Hanging out in New Orleans Square... one of our favorite areas of the park..


    And of course... Pooh's HUNNY pile...

    Poor #2 had no hair


    And some of #1 and I on continuous loop on Splash Mountain



    We were getting pretty soaked...



    Some Pirate Booty on the revamped Pirate=themed Tom Sawyer's Island

    Climbing in the bone cage from Dead Man's Chest...


    The official Disney Breakfast of Champions... Beignets...

    Waiting to meet the princesses at the stage which is now used for Mickey and the Magic Map...

    Floating along into Small World..

    Some Tea Cup fun (with Mad Hatter and White Rabbit meet)

    Rollin' on Chip and Dale's Gadget Go Coaster

    Just Hanging out in Minnie's House.

    Meeting Mickey

    And Loving little sis.


    This Pumpkin will play a part in future trips...


    Pre-Car's Land with Lightening McQueeen...


    And hanging out with Goofy... boy did she love his sky school the next trip..


    Her and I having an in depth conversation as we plummet to our death on tower of terror. She really didn't think it was scary..


    #2 hanging out in the lovely room..

    And.... bundled up for World Of Color..


    Some World of Color rocking...

    Waiting for everybody to funnel out of the park so we can have a liesurely stroll back to the hotel vs being in a crowd...


    The following morning's character breakfast at Ariel's grotto...


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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    Wonderful photographs.

    It's never too late for a trip report, and your children are adorable.. Your daughter is way braver than I am.
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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    Thanks! I've never seen in Mickey & Minnie's houses so that was nice.

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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    excellent TR! i saw the 'part 2' first, so i was like, waiiiit a minute, that #2 kid is younger here.... oh it must be the previous year (total blonde moment).

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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    Looks like you got a room overlooking Downtown Disney. I'll bet that was fantastic. Do you get any ambient noise from the crowds?

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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    We were right above the west entrance to the Disney Store. View was pretty meh, but I enjoyed watching the tree trimmers scale the trees super early in the mornings, and watches some girl working a cart selling trinkets hanging out on her phone all evening. Occasional trams going by taking people to/from their vehicles, but I don't recall much along the way of noise. We were up early, and back late other than coming back to the room to put on the TOT costumes. Let me just say, it was the absolute FURTHEST you could be from getting into DTD.... because I never knew about the secret exit until last week.

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    Re: The better late than never Trip report...Part 1 of 2

    Great TR! Awesome pics!
    For the love of Disney....

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