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  • Trip Report Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando- DING DING DING DING DING DING!!

    Hi everyone.

    A little bit about this trip. I've been to WDW before back in 2003, but then it was strictly for WDW. This time, it was for Universal Orlando too.

    On June 4, we boarded a Delta Airplane at 10:30 for a trip to Orlando for 9 days at Disney and Universal with mickey Mouse Pal.

    Now, onto the show!

    DAY 1- ANIMAL KINGDOM

    At 9:00 A.M, we left the Caribe Cove resort for the first park on our experience: Animal kingdom

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    I'm sorry about the size, but my photobucket seems to not want to post the size anymore correctly. Can somebody help?

    I'll get this TR up as soon as possible.\

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    Anyway, continuing.

    When we got there we met up Caesarboxfan at the gates right after the park opened.


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    we met up with caesarboxfan

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    as the sign says

    We all agreed that the best strategy was to get a Fastpass for Expedition Everest out in the Asia area so we headed out to that area. On the way, we took a look at the park itself and decided to look at scenery.


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    One of the ponds


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    A few photos from around the Tree of Life


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    Expedition Everest


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    me, MMP, and caesarboxfan in front of Expedition Everest from a bridge that is.


    Anyway, we got our FP for Everest between 3:00 and 4:00 since waits was 30 minutes. Since it was early in the morning, we felt it would be appropriate to head on over to Dinosaur and ride it, so we headed on over to Dinoland USA for the ride.


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    A great view from Asia


    We headed on over there. And while over there, Chester's Dinorama Boardwalk had Primevil Whirl closed down. Oh man.


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    Be right back....
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      Hi, Sorry.

      Anyway, we headed on over to Dinosaur.


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      Pluto waved to us from his meet and greet.


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      Inside Dinosaur


      Although the ride uses the exact same ride system as does Indiana Jones, the ride is much like Indiana Jones- only bumpier. And it takes a picture of you.


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      MMP covered his eyes


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      NOOOOOOOO!!!! Primevil Whirl is closed!!!


      After Dinosaur, we headed on over to Africa to get a Fastpass for Kali River Rapids.


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        Hi everyone. Sorry this is taking so long.

        Back on the subject, we were on our way over to Africa to get FP's for Kail River Rapids.


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        A great dane was in the area.


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        The line was already 60 minutes by the time we got there.


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        A bird was outside


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        Festival of the Lion King was next


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        Green water....jump in it

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        MMP, Caesar, and me


        Below are some of the photos I took at the Festival of the Lion King. If you want my honest opinion, the show was meh. Sure the acrobats were nice, and the music was amazing, and the puppets were ok, but I wish they would have done something better.



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        Now, snort like a warthog

        More to come....


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          Continuing

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          "Pumbaa, don't cut the cheese in front of the kids"


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          This was our animal


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          He was so ANNOYING!!!! Timon is Ok but he was annoying!!!


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          Catch me, catch me...not.


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          More in a moment


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            keep the update coming please!
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              Hi everyone, and I'm continuing my Trip Report even though this is taking forever.


              After Festival of the Lion King, we felt it was time for lunch, so we headed out for lunch.


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              Turkey Cranberry Sandwhich


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              Me diving into it- scweet.


              In my review, this sandwhich was awesome! And I love the food there. Next time, I'll try the chicken.


              Anyway, we felt the need to go to Kali River Rapids to get Fastpasses.


              The wait for the ride was 60 minutes so we didn't hesitate.


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              I don't wanna work- I want to bang on the drums all day


              Anyway, our Fastpasses for Kilomonjaro Safaris were up, so we headed on over to get a tour with the animals.


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              More to come....


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                Continuing....


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                And now time for Expedition Everest


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                Expedition Everest is one of the best coasters I have been on at Disney World.


                After this, we had time before we were to see "Finding Nemo: The Musical" so Me and MMP killed some time.


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                Gangsters with Pluto and G-Man (Goofy)

                Time for the Finding Nemo musical


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                In my final thoughts about this musical, Finding Nemo was one of the cheesiest shows I have ever seen by Disney. The Aladdin musical at DCA is MUCH better than this.

                Before the park closed, we went on Kali River Rapids. You get wet, but TOO short.

                Overall, while Animal Kingdom is fun, it needs more rides period.


                DAY 2- MAGIC KINGDOM COMING UP
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                  Great photos!
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                    Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida were really great...even if was hot in Florida.
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                      DAY 2- MAGIC KINGDOM

                      We woke up earlier today since Magic Kingdom was going to be having a lot to do than Animal Kingdom. We arrived there at about 9:00 A.M to get to the parks.


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                      Grand Floridan

                      We took the monorail since the ferry was already crazy.


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                      Since MMP had never been to Magic Kingdom or Florida in general, I had to tell him that the Main Street is much bigger than at Disneyland. And it is.


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                      Charlie's Coke Corner on Main Street is almost like our Coke Corner. Also, the only similarity to Main Street like ours: the musical loops.


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                      Moe, Larry, and Curly out on Main Street


                      We felt that the best idea was to head on out to Tomarrowland and get a Fastpass for Space Mountain since the attraction was obviously going to be busy.


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                      Chip and Dale were taking a break from thier show at the stage so I shot these.


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                      The first stop on our journey: Stitch's Great Escape.


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                        great tripe report alex. glad to see you guys having fun.

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                          Stitch's Great Escape


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                          If you want my opinion, it does offer some surprises, but the show itself was alright. Not good, not terrible, it just wasn't. I do like Stitch though.


                          Next, was Monster's Inc Laugh Floor.


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                          Monster's Inc Laugh Floor was actually pretty good. I especially liked it when they shared some of the jokes that people text messaged. HINT: There was a Lady Gaga joke in there.


                          When we got out, our Fastpasses for Space were ready


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                          Space Mountain here in Florida was horrible. It is basically Matterhorn indoors. Do yourself a favor and stick to the California one.


                          It was getting kind of late, so we headed on over to Adventureland to go get a Fastpass for Splash Mountain.


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                          Hey, where is the noon meet?


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                          Thier Adventureland is so much bigger and better than ours


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                          Splash Mountain was 90 minutes.


                          So we got a FP

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                          Us in front of the Brer bear and Brer Fox


                          After we got our Fastpasses, we met caesarboxfan up at the Pecos Bill resteraunt.
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                            At the Pecos Bill Cafe, they had burgers, salad, chicken, and more. I chose Taco Salad


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                            What makes it even cooler is the fact that you can put toppings on it.

                            Afterwards, we went on over to The Country Bear Jamboree.


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                            Inside


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                            I bought this awesome chocolate marshmellow stick from the Candy store next door.

                            Be back in a while.


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                              In my thoughts regarding this show, I'll have to admit that this was pretty good. If we came back, I would do it again.

                              Afterwards, we headed on over to the Haunted Mansion


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                              When waiting in line, we took the scenic root, and as a result, we had fun with the interactive queue.


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                              Holy crud!! This thing sounds


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                              Getting jiggy with it


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                              Play it again Sam

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                              Hello? Anybody home?

                              Haunted Mansion here in Florida has a more interactive queue and I got to admit that with it's ending regarding the animated hitchhiking ghosts, this wins hand down as being better than California's.

                              After haunted Mansion, we still had a Fastpass for Splash Mountain so we headed on over there for the ride.


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