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Disney Anniversary Trip- Final Day- Day 8- Chef Mickey’s, Tony’s Town Square, Goodbye to the Magic Kingdom and Airport

Hi guys, I know today is about the last day of the trip but before we get started I wanted to share the pictures from when we went back to the room at the end of Day 7.

Art of Animation sign, nighttime, from the bus

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Our towel swans, when we set out our Mouse-keeping envelope (for more info click here) , we told them it was our last night and asked if they would make us something special, they made us these 🙂

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Safety tips for hotel by Jiminy and Pinocchio232323232%7Ffp73477)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2975234;nu0mrj

Ok now on to Day 8, that morning was our last morning so I had made us reservations at Chef Mickey (a recommendation from my mom), so we got up, took our bags to get checked in from the airport and got on a bus to the Magic Kingdom, from there we took the monorail to the Contemporary Resort.

We had a little time to kill before our reservation so we went to the shops did some pin trading and saw this awesome art pieces.

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Simba and Nala232323232%7Ffp54363)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2975534;nu0mrj

Walt Disney World made from pins, I LOVE the W and the Figment d 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 4(434;nu0mrj

Mural in main area of Contemporary232323232%7Ffp54366)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 4(534;nu0mrj

As with all our other character dining, we checked in and waited to get our picture taken. Here is what Chef  Mickey’s  looks like from the lobby232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2975734;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54384)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2976234;nu0mrj232323232%7Ffp543(3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 5534;nu0mrj

We waited for a few minutes and we escorted up to this Mickey Statue for our photos, here are some of ours with our photopass+232323232%7Ffp734 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;4 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;5234;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9426334;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;5734;nu0mrj

After our photo we were escorted in given some oj and told to help ourselves, here is part of the buffet from where we were sitting.

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Breakfast pizza, biscuits, hashbrowns and quiche232323232%7Ffp54356)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 5934;nu0mrj

Sausage, croissants, and other assorted breakfast foods232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;86;34;nu0mrj

And my new favorite Mickey Waffles, this time with blueberry syrup, YUM!232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2976434;nu0mrj

We also got another Mickey cupcake for our anniversary, since the Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy) walk around and acknowledge all the special events by the candled cupcake 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54432)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 4(634;nu0mrj

Us with our piles of food232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 4(734;nu0mrj

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Pluto’s page

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Some cool Mickey art around the room232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=3642)77;)533)273377;62425 ot1lsi

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Donald’s page (we never did see Daisy)

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Us with Donald Duck232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=3642)77;)535)273377;62625 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543(6)nu=3642)77;)537)273377;62825 ot1lsi

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Goofy’s page (another hand drawn on the spot creation of hubby’s)

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The Chef Mouse, Mickey232323232%7Ffp543 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 53 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp543;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 53;34;nu0mrj

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More cool Mickey art, this place is loaded with it232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2978734;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54382)nu=3642)77;)545)273377;63625 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543(;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 54534;nu0mrj

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Mickey and Minnie’s autograph page

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Breakfast was great, definitely the place to get your kids excited about a day in the parks, it is very loud and upbeat and alot is going on.

Once we were done and got our photopass+ package we headed back upstairs to catch the monorail to the Magic Kingdom the last time this trip.

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Magic Kingdom

Once we made it inside we located the place on main street to meet Rapunzel and headed inside
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We visited with Aurora 232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;5834;nu0mrj

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And finally Rapunzel, she was very sweet and was so excited to her of our anniversary 232323232%7Ffp54399)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9426;34;nu0mrj

Rapunzel’s autograph page

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From there we headed down main street and saw all these beautiful balloons, I wish more of them were translucent though.232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(297 534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=3642)77;)555)273377;64625 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543 6)nu=3642)7 ;)57 )27337 ;66;25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=3642)77;)557)273377;64825 ot1lsi

We went to Cinderella’s Castle to ask about lunch and it was a no good, didn’t hurt to check though.

And who did we see lurking behind the castle, Lady Tremaine and Drizella.232323232%7Ffp5438;)nu=3642)77;)55;)273377;64(25 ot1lsi

From there we went to get out cards in Liberty Square to fight for Merlin’s army and we rode the Haunted Mansion one last time

Paying my respects to Mr. Toad
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Then we ran through the Tangled area again 232323232%7Ffp7349;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(297;734;nu0mrj

And someone was nice enough to take our picture, thank you 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54383)nu=3642)77;)56;)273377;65(25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp73488)nu=3642)77;)569)273377;65 25 ot1lsi
We went back around and used our fast pass to ride Space Mountain

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And checked out the Laugh Floor…ASHLEY!!! 232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 55 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=3642)77;)573)273377;66425 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2;;(534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=3642)77;)575)273377;66625 ot1lsi

The show was hilarious this time and Buddy got the number wrong, glad we did it again 🙂

We also visited with a few Disney Photographers to make sure we had some awesome last day pictures232323232%7Ffp543(6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;7 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734;4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427434;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;8534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54435)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;8;34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427934;nu0mrj

We also found Tinkerbell over by the crystal palace
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Once we were done exploring, we decided Tony’s would be the place of our last lunch and I love Lady and the Tramp, so was a pretty neat experience.232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2;;(834;nu0mrj

We checked in and they saw our anniversary pins232323232%7Ffp5438 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23234;nu0mrj

We waited maybe 5 minutes and were called inside

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Our table, they gave is a special tablecloth and a candle for our anniversary, was really sweet 🙂

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View from our table to the patio232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54355)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56634;nu0mrj

Awesome fountain in the restaurant232323232%7Ffp54369)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23;34;nu0mrj

For appetizers, I ordered the zucchini fries232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56734;nu0mrj

Kris got the prosciutto with Melon232323232%7Ffp5439 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24334;nu0mrj

The fries were good, I liked the sauce. The melon could have been riper, but for being cautious to try it, I was surprised.

Entree, I got the Chicken arugula232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24434;nu0mrj

And Kris got the meat pizza232323232%7Ffp73485)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56834;nu0mrj

These are more like flat-breads and were really good, I enjoyed the freshen the arugula brought to the pizza
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Our anniversary candle shot

They also brought us this card for our anniversary and it even had paw prints from lady and the tramp on the back, so sweet 🙂 232323232%7Ffp7349 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24834;nu0mrj

For dessert, of course, I got the tiramisu232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24;34;nu0mrj

And Kris ordered the hazelnut cake232323232%7Ffp54382)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(25434;nu0mrj

Both were delicious, I loved the texture of the cake.

While we were eating a parade went by, we saw Cinderella, Prince Charming, Ariel and Eric232323232%7Ffp54434)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(25934;nu0mrj

As well as Tiana and Naveen232323232%7Ffp543; )nu=3642)77;)57;)273377;66(25 ot1lsi

Us at our special table 232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=3642)77;)583)273377;67425 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 7834;nu0mrj

Lunch was delicious, some people didn’t give it high reviews, but I was pleasantly pleased and happy we gave it a shot. When you are at Disney give it a go.

After lunch, we went to grab some snacks for the trip home and I picked up this cup I had had my eye on the whole trip

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It is so neat because it looks like the original cups when the park opened but it is ceramic and has a silicone lid and nice plastic straw, I love it (drinking out of it as I type this.)

It was then time to wave good bye for now to our beloved Magic Kingdom and head back to the hotel to check the Magical Express to the airport232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;7629934;nu0mrj

We headed back to the hotel on the bus, went to the bag area and got our carry-on bags and waited for the Magical Express at the bus stop

Last shots of hotel

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We loaded on the bus and got to the airport about 3 hours before our flight (Magical Express gives you a time to meet at the bus stop to ensure you make your flight,) so we decided to check out the Disney Store in the airport heading to our gate.

Our last Cinderella castle of the trip232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 57834;nu0mrj

Walt Disney World 232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(28;34;nu0mrj

2013 coasters232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(29434;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 57934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 57;34;nu0mrj

Stitch as General Grievious232323232%7Ffp734 8)nu=3642)774)8(3)27337749;425 ot1lsi

After our window shopping we went through security and made our way to our gate

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Southwest Easter232323232%7Ffp54364)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(2 734;nu0mrj

We grabbed a Monster from one of the shops and ate some of our Disney treats while I checked out the cute activities in the kids menu I picked up from Tony’s Town Square.

Found Rapunzel and Flynn232323232%7Ffp7347 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(2 34;nu0mrj

Our plane got there a bit late and we had to wait for some people, but we saw a pretty sunset from the plane as we waited.232323232%7Ffp73486)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 58334;nu0mrj
Then we were off, headed back to Texas. We watched Rio on the way home and got back around 11 or so. One of my bags went to St Louis instead on home, but they found it and we came to get it next morning. They gave us a $50 voucher for the inconvenience, which will be great for our next trip (After Paris) 🙂

So there you have it guys, our 8 magical days at Disney for our Anniversary.

I hope you enjoyed reliving the trip with me. Tomorrow we will start the posts of what has been going on since we have been home, starting with Spamalot and the top tier of our wedding cake.

See you real soon 🙂

 

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Disney Anniversary Trip – Day 7- Epcot, Pick A Pearl in Japan, Passport signing, Easter Egg Hunts and The Coral Reef Restaurant

Good morning everyone, today will finish off day 7 of our Disney anniversary trip and it is a great finish to the day for sure.  We will start off in Japan and check out the pick a pearl, then make our way across the World Showcase getting our passport stamped and hunting Easter eggs for the Vinylmation Egg east hunt , then end the day with a romantic dinner under the sea at the Coral Reef Restaurant.

Now off to Japan

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We walked into Japan not knowing how big this pavilion is, it was very impressive how much stuff is going on here.

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About Kidcot, Kidcot is Epcot’s area in each country where kids can learn more about the country and color a Duffy (Disney’s new teddy bear mascot)  dressed like the country and get their passports stamped and written in, be on the lookout for these. They are free and fun souvenirs for the kids or adults, we made our passport as seen in previous posts here.

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Anime- Leader of the Rabbit Force232323232%7Ffp543;7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84834;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48634;nu0mrj

Naruto-  Nine tail  fox shirt232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54379)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48834;nu0mrj

We love Naruto, so to see this in the popular stuff from Japan was really neat.

We headed deeper into the store after I admired some sake cups and tea kettles and found the Pick a Pearl Area.

I had read about this place and it being a unique Disney gift, so I wanted to try it.

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You buy your pearl first ($17.99) and they give you a number card, when our number was up, it was our turn to pick our pearl. Hubby and I picked an ugly kinda hairy one, since that was what I was told to do to better the chance of getting two pearls (not sure if it is true or not.)

Then the cast member, who was super friendly and very bubbly, taught us how to count down from three in Japanese, 1 (ichi). 2 (ni). 3 (san) and then see opened our shell.

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Shell, opener and pearl measurer232323232%7Ffp54374)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48934;nu0mrj

Our pearl, was a black pearl232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85234;nu0mrj

Our pretty pearl232323232%7Ffp73478)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85334;nu0mrj

After that she explained how rare black pearls are and did this awesome celebratory beating of the drum232323232%7Ffp54367)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686234;nu0mrj

Us with our pearl232323232%7Ffp543;;)nu=3642)5 )999)27335 8 25 ot1lsiI absolutely LOVED this experience, may have to be a new tradition for us.

On a side note, you can get them set for more into a setting there, but I found this awesome place on etsy and got a Cinderella coach pearl cage for $6 and my pearl looks gorgeous in it.

After the pick a pearl, the put it in a baggie for us and we went to check out the rest of Japan.

Paper cranes

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Koi232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686434;nu0mrj

Japan from the bridge232323232%7Ffp734 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8734;nu0mrj

Quiet place to sit232323232%7Ffp73488)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8934;nu0mrj

Large Japanese building232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686534;nu0mrj

Us232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=3642)7 ;)573)27337 ;66425 ot1lsi beautiful flowers
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Bonsai trees232323232%7Ffp734;2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686734;nu0mrj

My favorite of the bonsai tree, looks upside down232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8 34;nu0mrj

Dale Easter Egg – Japan

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From Japan we headed to The American Adventure and found the Mickey Easter egg there

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Woody Topiary in America232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8;34;nu0mrj

Lotso- too bad he wasn’t made of strawberry plants 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54385)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78534;nu0mrj

Our passport stamped in America

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The store in American Adventure had the Easter egg hunt maps, we sat and put the ones we found on the map from when we walking to Future World that morning (but I will try to show you where they are as we travel the rest of the showcase.) We bought the map $4.95 and kept it for our scrapbook, you could also turn them in for a prize (a vinylmation key chain, but the line was so long we didn’t get ours.)

Our Map

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Since we already went through Paris that day, here is Daisy, we found her in France


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Donald was in Morocco232323232%7Ffp543;8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84234;nu0mrj

We stopped in to get our passport signed, I love the script but I am not sure what it says now 🙂

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Goofy was in Italy

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No one was at the Kidcot in Italy, so we borrowed their stamp and I researched how to write, happy anniversary, a magical life together 🙂

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We found Dale hanging around in Germany

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Miniature German village232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85934;nu0mrj

Castle232323232%7Ffp73478)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;4 734;nu0mrj

I think Dale might have been hiding from the Lizard Invasion232323232%7Ffp54436)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;49834;nu0mrj

In case you have never visited Germany, they seem to have a reptile problem, lol232323232%7Ffp54388)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85;34;nu0mrj

I think Godzilla wandered out of Japan and through the World showcase and left her babies here for training in village conquering.232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;4 34;nu0mrj

That’s right guys, start small232323232%7Ffp543(2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;49;34;nu0mrj

I found the lizard invasion hilarious, the Germans have never seen Floridian lizards like that, they should watch their children 🙂

We got our German passport filled out

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Then found Minnie in China

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Along with another lizard

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at least this one doesn’t seem to be invading232323232%7Ffp54363)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78834;nu0mrj

Chinese Pagoda232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;9634;nu0mrjMulan

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Inside the shop, we got our passport done for China

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Left an offering232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78934;nu0mrj

And giggled at this poor stuffed pooch dressed as a panda (our dog is so lucky we didn’t bring this home!)232323232%7Ffp54436)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25; 434;nu0mrj

Outside of China232323232%7Ffp734 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25; 834;nu0mrj

Panda Topiaries

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Then back to Norway

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We showed him yesterday, but Figment was in Norway

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Buildings in Norway232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79234;nu0mrj

While waiting in line to ride the Maelstrom, I went in search of the famous school bread from at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe!232323232%7Ffp543;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;434;nu0mrj

All the reviews of this pastry were dead on, it is delicious, it is a light pastry coated in icing and toasted coconut and filled with vanilla custard, it was so good, was almost sad to rush ourselves to finish it to ride the Maelstrom. You should definitely give it a go.

Mural in the Maelstrom

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The Maelstrom is another one of those rides that is kinda confusing, it is dark and there are trolls and you almost go backwards but don’t. Was a ride, I figured Kris should experience once, but I was floored they have fast pass for it, never seemed too popular. In fact Kris was almost inside the ride by the time I got our schoolbread, so he got out and got back in. Then we were offered a fast pass and shoved our schoolbread (no, I don’t think it went up my nose this time and if it did there is no proof, lol!)  in our face to run inside.

Hubby with Troll after ride232323232%7Ffp543 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;634;nu0mrj

Me & the troll

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Awesome troll dolls in kidcot area232323232%7Ffp5434 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;734;nu0mrj

Norway Passport

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On our way out of Norway we realized our luck had finally run out and it was raining, we waited a while and it let up to a drizzle, so unarmed without our ponchos, we headed into the rain.

Stopped in a little pavilion when it got heavier and then trudged our way to the United Kingdom in the drizzle

Us in the Phone booth ( I so want to photo shop it into a Tardis.)

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Me looking like lunch for Tick Tock232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79834;nu0mrj

We also saw Peter pan232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(295(434;nu0mrj

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Pluto egg in the UK

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We wandered around in the UK, found out our crest

floyd coat of arms

Then went and got our passport signed and stamped

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From there we headed to Canada, since the rain was letting up a bit

Canada outside Le Cellier

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We got our passport signed

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And found Perry the Platypus (the last egg) in Canada232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;86434;nu0mrj

Dinner time was approaching so we headed out of the World Showcase after getting our final egg and passport stamp and headed toward Future World.

Awesome Mickey and Minnie topiaries for sale232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79 34;nu0mrj

Then we went to check out the Oz Garden (more on that here.)

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Us on hot air balloon off to OZ 232323232%7Ffp54352)nu=3642)77;)4;;)273377;5 (25 ot1lsi

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Poppy after the rain232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7 234;nu0mrj

Oz Garden

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They have circus games in part of the area and everyone wins232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(295(;34;nu0mrj

They gave us these seed packets for prizes, even though I never made a ring on the bottle

Front of seed packet

ozseeds

Back of seed packetseeds

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From Oz Garden we made it to our dinner reservations at The Coral Reef Restaurant

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Door to Coral Reef232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;86634;nu0mrj

We checked in and sat for about 10 minutes, we asked to be near the aquarium and they sat us one table in 232323232%7Ffp54389)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 4334;nu0mrj

View from our table232323232%7Ffp543(;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 3934;nu0mrj

Lamp reflecting on glass, reminds me of the Little Mermaid232323232%7Ffp5435;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 4;34;nu0mrj Scuba diver
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Reef232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7 34;nu0mrj

Turtle232323232%7Ffp543;7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7 ;34;nu0mrj

For our appetizer we ordered, the fish tostadas and the crab cake (back)232323232%7Ffp54396)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7;334;nu0mrj

The crab cakes were good and the mango salsa was nice but the tostadas were kinda bland and hard to eat (one bite and they fell apart.)

For our entrees I ordered the Lobster Orecchiette, I had been waiting for since I booked the reservation and saw the menu and it was so worth the wait. 232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2973534;nu0mrj

It had huge chunks or lobster, nicely cooked pasta and creamy sauce, we loved it!

Kris got the Mahi Mahi232323232%7Ffp54376)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7;434;nu0mrj

This was also very good but I am not a fan of cilantro

For Dessert I ordered the Champagne Sabayan tart232323232%7Ffp5436;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7;534;nu0mrj

Kris got the Jack Daniels, Bailey’s chocolate mousse232323232%7Ffp54398)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7;634;nu0mrj

It had a fun crisp on top and chocolate caviar, both were good but contained alcohol so we only had a bit of them.

Dinner was great and the atmosphere was wonderful, we even chatted with our table neighbors who had just got married that Saturday. I am never disappointed with the Coral Reef and was happy to share it with my prince.

After dinner it seemed like the rain was coming back so we decided to get some pictures because the rain started with our photopass+ and then head back to the hotel for the night.

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Day 7 was really one of my favorite of the trip, I had everything, characters, rides, food, flowers and different cultures. It was a perfect day, even with the rain.

Tomorrow is day 8, last day of the trip, off to Magic Kingdom for one last hurrah! See you here tomorrow to finish off the trip report. 🙂

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Disney Anniversary Trip Report- Day 6- Downtown Disney, Characters in Flight, 1900 Park Fare & Grand Floridian Easter Egg Display

Good morning everyone, today we will finish up day 6. From the Animal Kingdom we hopped on the bus to our hotel then got on one there to go to Downtown Disney. We got off at the Marketplace and went to visit Kristy at the DVC beside customer service in the Marketplace. We also did some pins trading and checked out a few stores while waiting to talk with Kristy.

We found this fascinator, thought it was so cute.

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Before we left for the trip, I had written about buying tickets on Groupon for the Characters in Flight (for more info about Characters in flight, read my first post  here) and we wanted to get to ride it but at that moment it was docked. However after chatting with Kristy we noticed that they put the balloon back in the air, so we hurried over to ride it before our 7:30 reservation at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.

On the way there, we saw this neat street performer

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Characters in Flight

At the booth you can also get these posters and a certificate of flight (for an additional price.)

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Regular prices, adult $18 each, child $12, so with out group on we saved $16, nice! 232323232%7Ffp54378)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (9;334;nu0mrj

Wow, we are going up there?! 🙂 looking up

Up there!232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (9;634;nu0mrj

Here is Buzz on the hand painted balloon232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (9;834;nu0mrj

Under side of balloon232323232%7Ffp54435)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927534;nu0mrj

Going up!232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926634;nu0mrj

View of Cirque de Soleil232323232%7Ffp54396)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4 734;nu0mrj

Pleasure Island232323232%7Ffp543(3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926934;nu0mrj

We can see all the way to Epcot232323232%7Ffp54375)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4 34;nu0mrj

Us at 300 ft up232323232%7Ffp54385)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4;334;nu0mrj

Saratoga Springs and some other resorts232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926;34;nu0mrj

Downtown Disney and Beyond232323232%7Ffp5439 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4;734;nu0mrj

View of Florida232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927334;nu0mrj

Our Shadow looming over Disney232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;3(634;nu0mrj

View directly underneath us232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;43234;nu0mrj

Epcot ball232323232%7Ffp543 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (5;834;nu0mrj

Dolphin Hotel232323232%7Ffp7349;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (5;934;nu0mrj More Hotels
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Balloon 232323232%7Ffp543;;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232;;34;nu0mrj

Hubby in the air232323232%7Ffp734 7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(6(634;nu0mrj

Candy Cauldron232323232%7Ffp543 3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(234;nu0mrj

We were up about 300 ft (instead of the full 400) and there were only 9 of us on board (which is a 1/3 of the balloons capacity) due to the winds, but it was a really cool view and something neat to share with the whole family, I recommend checking it out when you have some free time downtown.

When we were down we realized we were closer to the Westside bus stop than the Market place so we got to the bus stop and picked the first bus heading towards the Grand Floridian, it was the Contemporary bus, so we took it, then got the monorail at the Contemporary to the Grand Floridian.

View from Monorail at Contemporary

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1900 Park Fare

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1900 Park Fare is a character dining experience, this one includes Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizela and Lady Tremaine. You go check in and like Ohana (as well as the other character dining experiences) they take your picture and you can purchase them if you don’t have the photopass + after dinner.

Here are our shots

my prince 1900After our photo session we were sat and congratulated on our anniversary and told we had about 20 minutes before the characters came out, so we went to scope out the buffet

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We were also given these lovely place mats to keep for our anniversary, I thought they were super cute!232323232%7Ffp54392)nu=3647); ;)5;;)2738; ;6 (25 ot1lsi

This buffet had everything from sushi to paella to strawberry soup and gummy bears (yes, we got some with dessert!)

I tried the sushi, the chicken marsala, the paella and some pasta salad232323232%7Ffp54372)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(334;nu0mrj

Kris got some of the roast, mashed potatoes and some stewed chicken232323232%7Ffp73479)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(434;nu0mrj

Hidden Mickey?232323232%7Ffp543(5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(634;nu0mrj

Then Cinderella and Prince Charming came out and had their first dance232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=3642)4(3)297)27334(338825 ot1lsi

Drizella232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=3642)4(3)299)27334(338 25 ot1lsi

For our anniversary they also brought us the Mickey celebration cupcakes232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73634;nu0mrj

How cute is this chocolate Mickey?

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First came Prince Charming and Kris asked him for tips on how to keep his princess (me) happy for ever. The Prince told him to always smile and that will help with our happily ever after 🙂

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Kris and Prince Charming232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73834;nu0mrj

Me and Charming232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73934;nu0mrj

Lady Tremaine232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=3642)4(3)29;)27334(338(25 ot1lsi

Kris and Lady Tremaine232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73 34;nu0mrj

Me and Lady Tremaine, I was trying to look snarky too but I think I just look scared, lol! 232323232%7Ffp54353)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73;34;nu0mrj

Dessert complete with Strawberry soup and yes, gummy bears 🙂 232323232%7Ffp543(6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2333334;nu0mrj

There is cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate mousse and a lemon custard here

Anastasia and I 232323232%7Ffp73496)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2333534;nu0mrj

Kris and Anastasia232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;975934;nu0mrj

Anastasia was trip, Kris was telling her about our anniversary and she told us to show Drizella my engagement ring, because she would be so jealous (since it is green, which is her favorite.)

My rings (gratuitous wedding picture)

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After that Cinderella came by and she was really full on Cinderella, she was very sweet and was so happy that I had found my prince like she had (reminded me of Giselle  in Enchanted.)

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My handsome prince with Cinderella232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;975 34;nu0mrj

Cinderella’s autograph

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Then Drizella came over, she was our favorite, she asked if we had had Cinderella clean for us. Kris told her no, that we were taking it easy on her. She responded, “Why, that is why we invited her, to clean. That is why she is wearing gloves!” Lol

After that we showed her my rings and she was just overwhelmed with them and very jealous, she was too fun.

Us with Drizela
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The step families’ autograph page

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We had alot of fun and after we ate and met with all the characters, we decided to head out and hit the Magic Kingdom for some shopping and our Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom cards, but as we were leaving we found this

The Grand Floridian’s second annual Easter Egg Display

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Huge Hand painted Chocolate Easter Bunny232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2334334;nu0mrj

Pink egg with filigree and flowers232323232%7Ffp543 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2334434;nu0mrj

There was a beautiful Tangled egg, it was our favorite232323232%7Ffp73477)nu=3642)4(3)2 9)27334(339 25 ot1lsi

Maximus and Rapunzel232323232%7Ffp5438;)nu=3642)4(3)2 5)27334(339625 ot1lsi

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The Magic flower topped the egg232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=3642)4(3)2 7)27334(339825 ot1lsi

Rapunzel and Flynn232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=3642)5 )955)27335 4625 ot1lsi
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A lion King egg, Hakuna Matata theme with Zazu perched on top232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3928334;nu0mrj

Wall-e egg with little bug on top

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Wall-e and Eve inside232323232%7Ffp54379)nu=3642)7 ;)559)27337 ;64 25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=3642)5 )939)27335 2 25 ot1lsi

Aladdin egg
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Robin egg, Lion King and Fairy tree

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Dumbo’s Circus

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Gold leaf egg & flower egg

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Flower egg with Dragon Fly

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Gold leaf egg232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=3642)4(3)2;5)27334(33 625 ot1lsi

Tea Party egg

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232323232%7Ffp734 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;43534;nu0mrjAlice tea pot egg with Dormouse

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Filmstrip egg

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Snow White Egg

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Seven Dwarves232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=3642)4(3)2;7)27334(33 825 ot1lsi

Sleeping Beauty egg- Aurora232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=3642)5 )94;)27335 3(25 ot1lsi

Prince Phillip and Fairies232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=3642)7 ;)557)27337 ;64825 ot1lsi

Brave Egg- Merida232323232%7Ffp73499)nu=3642)5 )949)27335 3 25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp5434 )nu=3642)5 )947)27335 3825 ot1lsi

Her brothers as bears232323232%7Ffp543;9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927;34;nu0mrj

Mickey egg232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=3642)5 )943)27335 3425 ot1lsi

Happy Easter

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I was blown away by the artistry of these eggs and the entire area smelled of chocolate, was a really exciting holiday themed display. If you go to Disney during a holiday be sure to check the Grand Floridian, they always seem to do something Disney special (like the huge gingerbread house during Christmas.)

We did our pin trading and some shopping at the Grand Floridian before we left (I bought a present for someone special, a Trixie pin for hubby, and a figment pin for me.)

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Figment 30th anniversary pin buttonfigmentWe got back on the monorail and went to the Magic Kingdom.  We got in during the parade and ran to the firehouse, got our cards, then to customer relations for pin trading, and off to the Emporium to get some souvenirs for our friends.

This precious Mickey even has a rattle inside, for our friends new little one

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And this awesome tank which says, “one shoe can change your life” and has a shoe for each princess, for Steph 🙂 092_zps4ce20ce4

Did I mention I love the emporium, has something for everyone.

It was getting cold and late and the water pageant didn’t seem like it would be around our side anytime soon, so we got on the bus and watched the fireworks as we headed back to our hotel. Was a perfect ending to our night.

Day 7 will be a full day of Epcot starting with a character breakfast at Akerhus.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Edible Souvenirs, Just in time for our trip!!

Hi guys, two days till the trip and I discovered two new cupcakes just in time for our Anniversary Adventure!

First one St Patty Mickey Cupcake

March 8 – March 17: It is a chocolate cupcake, iced with green-tinted peppermint butter cream and topped with a white chocolate hat (also St. Paddy’s green). Mickey ears are the perfect finish, two round Vanilla wafers dipped in dark chocolate.

Easter Ears Cupcake

March 18 – March 31: It is the pineapple-coconut cupcake for Easter, yellow cake with white butter cream, coconut shavings and colorful confetti, with a pair of adorable, white chocolate bunny ears and pink polka-dot bow-tie perched on top.

They will be available at The holiday cupcakes are $4.99 at ABC Commissary, Pizza Planet, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Starring Rolls, Rosie’s and Fairfax Fare. They are a “snack” on our Disney Dining Plan.

Just what I needed two more cupcakes to add to our crawl, lol!!

 

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Weekend of Disney- Oz the Great and Powerful, University Ids and the Force of Easter

Hi guys, 5 days to Disney and with that being said, we managed a very Disney Weekend without even thinking.

Oz Great and Powerful Review

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Went to see Oz, The Great and Powerful in 3d with some close friends and I would say, it was beautiful to look at but a little hard to watch. I love Disney and I love all the Frank L Baum books, but the story was a little slow.

The colors were gorgeous, the characters were pretty solid but hubby and I found ourselves struggling to stay awake in the middle. I know they have already greenlighted the sequel so I have hopes that the second installment will make up for some of the lag but all and all I am glad we saw it. I simply adored China Doll and Evanora’s green dress was breath taking, plus the 3d was well done. Also, it makes me look forward to Epcot’s Oz Garden that much more. I would give it a high C probably, go see it hopped up on caffeine for matinee prices.

University Id Cards

On my highly anticipated Disney Movie list is Monster University, oh I am excited! Hubby and I love Monsters inc, it even originated our pet names, so when we saw a photo op in the Theater lobby I jumped at the chance to be part of the University!

With new anniversary camera (thanks, Kitty!) in pocket, I clicked away!

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Hubby’s Id

Too cute, I love any excuse for a photo op and this is just so fun 🙂

After the show, I found the force is somewhat strong with Target.

They were not as full of fun stuff as for Valentine’s, in fact I hardly saw Mickey this holiday but I did find these.

Darth Vader Bunny

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Darth dons a pair of bunny ears and bears jelly beans

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Darth Vader candy pouch, Vader bunny, Candy Yoda egg, Plush Yoda head basket and Darth and R2 candy clips

Of course, everyone forgets St Patty’s but I don’t and since I was married then, I think there should be some of this in stores too

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To purchase shirt click here

Seems like I can’t help but to find Disney every where I go, guess I am just too excited!

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