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  • Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

    We left Clearwater just before 11am and after a brief stop at my parent's trailer in Lakeland to make sure everything was ok, we got to Orlando around 1:00. First stop was the outlet mall near Downtown Disney. Found the deal of the day at Wilson's Leather outlet store... got a cropped tan suede jacket that's regularly $130 for $20!

    After a bit more shopping (only other thing I got was some socks at the Adidas outlet), it was time to check into our hotel.... Port Orleans Riverside! We got a room in the Alligator Bayou section:





    I want this tiling in my bathroom!


    Mickeys on the beadspreads;




    The outside of our lodge building:


    Wonderpup was tired from the drive and shopping, so while he stayed int he room, I checked out a little more of the resort:





    Then I took the bus to Downtown Disney:





    At World of Disney, the got rid of that horrible pirate AA in the boy's section. Look who they replaced him with:



    Seeing him again made me so happy! I missed that little guy.


    Then looking at ladies tops I noticed this:



    That's as bad as WDW merch showing up at Disneyland!

    Look at all the Tiggers!


    SO then I took the water taxi to the West Side, where I dropped a load of cashola at the Virgin Megastore (I love their $10 sales!). After that, I decided to have dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express. Tried the BBQ Chicken Salad, which was very good (and quite big):



    After eating I wandered through the rest of the West Side...







    ...and Pleasure Island:




    I didn't see this posted before, but there's a new dock for the water taxi's at Pleasure Island (sorry I forgot to take a pic). I took a boat from there back to the Marketplace Side. It rained for a bit so I took refuge in World of Disney until it stopped, then did a bit more wandering before taking the bus back to the hotel. Got a soda at the food court then went back to my room, where I discovered a Japanese station on the TV! I have no idea what I watched but it was very entertaining. It started as a cooking show, then some did some big production number singing "All That Jazz" in Japanese, then they played games (they had their choice of Twister, The Game of Life and some whiffleball pitching machine... they chose that), then another music number (this time some guy sang), then what looked to be an interview of some sort.... and the whole show was just these 4 people (2 guys, 2 girls). They also had channels in German and Chinese.


    Stay tuned for part 2, when Wonderpup & I hit the Magic Kingdom!
    Last edited by aimster; 05-20-2007, 04:20 PM.

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    Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

    Great pictures! Can't wait to hear more!!!!
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    • #3
      Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

      Nice report, look forward to part two. My next stay in September will be Riverside.

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        Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

        More!
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          Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

          Nice report aimster! Was wonderful to meet you in person. WonderPup was really cute!

          I hope next time you can get that "Space Mountain" experiment that you wanted.

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            Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

            Great trip report! I can't wait to see the pegleg parrot again on my trip!

            More please...:bow:
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            • #7
              Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

              Nice Pictures!! We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside when we go too!!!

              Can't wait to see more!
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                Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                PART 2: MAGIC KINGDOM


                Checked out of the hotel the next morning, parked at Epcot and took the monorail to the TTC. Hopped on the ferryboat and we were on our way to the Magic Kingdom!

                Ran into Foul Fellow Cat (from Pinocchio). Wonderpup barked at him but kitty didn't like that so he took Wonderpup and stuffed him up his shirt! Then kitty was nosy and started going through my bag and found my rhinestoned Mickey ears. Of course he had to put them on:



                Then we went and found Pluto (Wonderpup's fave):


                Then of course Wonderpup had to pose with the statues around the hub:










                By then I was hungry... time for Breakfast! I got a HUGE cinnamon roll from the bakery:


                I had an audience while I ate. I ended up sharing part of my breakfast with him. I hate it when they stare. I cave every time! LOL!


                After a quick spin on Peoplemover, we met up with some Mice Chatters:


                Piglet recreated her stroller photo and of course I had to get into the act as well (I'm sure that photo will be posted in another thread).



                We parted ways as Wonderpup & I had an experiment to conduct:



                I loaded DL's old Space Mountain soundtrack (the Dick Dale one) onto my iPod and wanted to listen to it while riding Orlando's version to see how it matches up (yes I'm a dork). The standby line was 40 minutes, so I grabbed a FastPass and had an hour to kill. In the meantime.....

                Peoplemover broke down!


                Saw an old friend:


                You don't see many photos of the back of the castle:


                Nope, even Wonderpup couldn't do it:






                Went back to Tomorrowland and ran into trouble:


                By then, I had 5 minutes to go for my Space Mountain FastPass so I started heading over.... and found out it broke down! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! They didn't know how long it would be and I had other plans for the rest of the day, so I decided to head out.

                Saw this pretty cardinal in Tomorrowland (I took this while talking on the phone... now that's talent! ):



                Stay tuned for part 3.... EPCOT!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                  I actually have done the Space Mountain experiment, as has BPF, and it's really, really cool. I tried it with both, but found the Dick Dale one to be pretty close. It's a lot of fun.

                  And yes, I guess that would make me a dork too.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                    great pics so far

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                    • #11
                      Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                      Nice photos Aimster! Looks like you had a blast.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                        I dont think anyone has posted a picture of the back of the castle before. thanks for the pictures so far. and I love the wonderpup. you had a great day to go too. btw i just hit my 2000 post.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                          Great photos, glad to see the Wonderpup back out and about at MK again .

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                          • #14
                            Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                            Where is Wonderpup off to next? AK? Disney MGM Studios?
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                              Re: Aimster & Wonderpup at WDW 5/18-5/19 (lots of photos!)

                              Originally posted by aimster View Post
                              where I dropped a load of cashola at the Virgin Megastore (I love their $10 sales!).
                              Me too!
                              Highlight of my trip to New York - Virgin Megastore $10 sale!
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