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  • October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and More!

    So I'm a little late with the TR, but I didn't get home until Tuesday and then had two papers due.

    But here is my Trip Report from my D-land trip last Saturday w/ my Ohana
    Enjoy!!

    The day started dreary and way too early!
    We all put on our Mansion/Nightmare shirts and were ready for a day of Disney Halloween fun.
    We left San Diego around 7am and quickly made our way to the parking garage.


    The joys of new billboard shots


    And a blurry shot of Pluto (cause my brain wasn't working hard enough to take the pic fast)


    Pumpkins!!! (cause you haven't seen enough of those this month)


    Big Pumpkins!!!


    First stop was HMH!! Hurray. I love it much no matter what anyone says
    Jack just hanging around *is groaned at* 7years and I still enjoy it


    Weird angle of the stretching room pic


    And he's Jack the Pumpkin King (I am so beyond psyced to see Nightmare tomorrow in 3D... just thought I'd mention)


    Happy Holidays: This sign always makes me realize just how much dead space there is in HM when it's regular style. i think that's why I like HMH so much. It utlizes space well (except leota's not floating and they should totally project Sally somehow onto the bride... whatever happened to that lab plan from 2 yrs ago?)


    Blurry pic of this years gingerbread house (i love the movement on this one)


    We got stopped in front of Oggie so I took some shots. He's really creepy when you look at him. He moves very realistically... like how you would think a living breathing Oggie would move. *shudder*



    We decided to head over to Woody's Roundup to take in the Halloween festivities but it was sadly closed. So we hung out with some pumpkin dude


    While we were standing there some guy walked by with his kids yelling something about "look at those beautiful girls w/ that pumkin"... it was really odds, his kids looked at him like he was crazy


    I'm amazed this sign is still here. Oh Home on the Range... everyone hated you but me!


    We ventured into Fantasyland and hoped into the hardly existant line for the carousel. I was really excited cause I haven't been on King Arthur's in foever! We sang along to all the music
    Random Toad shots



    The carousel. I had a black and orange horse in honor of our Halloween theme


    Scott chillin' in the rabbit cup


    Then we hung out at the White Rabbit's house


    That rabbit is the best host.


    Julie was mad cause we made her take a pic. Then I said something stupid about her having "Gusto" and she laughed in the pic :P


    We fully intended on riding Alice in Wonderland, but because of the "inclimate weather" it was closed
    Stratigically placed lamp


    I love that Rabbit statue


    Checking the time... though we weren't really late for anything, it was still early


    Scott doing his best rabbit impression


    Julie's bunny love



    Another lamp with pretty swirls


    It was off to Tomorrowland to laugh at the Nemo line, grab fastpasses and hit up Astro Blasters


    In Store Command... apparently someone left Babette behind. Lumiere must have been looking for her


    Official Space Rangers


    3 Dorkerellos (they say we are nerds of a feather)


    On our way out of Tomorrowland bound for DCA I spied some Dream CMs.
    We raced toward them as they handed out Dreamfast passes and were maybe 6 people too late.
    I nearly screamed (actually I ranted into a video camera, but that's another story) The one time I see a Dream CM doing their freaking job and I get nothing. Year of a Million dreams my foot!!
    I took a pic of Triton in my anger (he mocked me!!!!)


    Da Castle


    I like this shot... you can see how overcast it was


    I love the pumpkins around the hub but something about them bugs me... it makes the place look kinda cartoony (and for once I don't mean that in a good way.) I dunno


    Roger Pumpkin is my favorite (I like this pic a lot)


    Apparently the photopass dude got sick of wearing his jacket so he gave it to this cold dog


    Scott with a nother bunny


    Julie and I being camera whores


    Apparently we look this dumb when we're taking pics of ourselves


    Main Street


    We caught the Dapper Dan's singing Grim Grinning Ghosts as we left for DCA


    They did the hitchhiking ghosts thumb thing... it was pretty neat (i'm a sucker for any version of GGG)


    Me w/ the Dan's they all harmonized on the word "Cheese!" it was awesome... especially being right in the middle of it


    All right! That's it for Part 1
    Coming up: A Glorious Return to DCA, Candy Corn, food, villians.... other stuff!!
    I'll get them up tomorrow morning


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    Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

    I'm looking forward to the next part! Glad the weather didn't dampen your mood
    Most often found at a theme park

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      Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

      Great trip report! I can't wait to see more. and yay for San Diego.. it's where all the cool people are

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        Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

        Fun - thanks! :bow:

        we were walking into Bug's Land last Saturday afternoon and i said to myself: "That was that Kuzcochik!!"

        (you were going the other way)
        a friend of Walt.

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          Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

          Hooray! great report. I await the rest.

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            Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

            Cute!! I love the Dapper Dan costumes! I didn't know they changed them.

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              Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

              Now that's a fun time! It's great you guys have such a good time.

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                Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                Thanks for all the feedback guys. it always makes me happy.
                Disneyroyalty: yeah, I spent most of the week at my friends house in San D... I love it a lot
                Disney Jones: That is too funny! You should have yelled at me or something. Or you saw me and were like "holy cow she's doing something weird" ^_~

                All right, I lied, I had some extra time tonight
                So on to Part 2.

                As I mention... it was off to DCA!
                This was a big deal cause on my last 2 trips to DL I haven't gotten to go over to the other park and I love DCA (I said it, so sue me!)
                First thing we noticed was Candy Corn!!!
                Having the theme song from the Gummi Bears still stuck in our heads from the car ride to DL, we made our own song to the tune
                Candy Corn
                Candy here and there and everywhere
                Sugar content that's beyond compare
                It is the Candy Corn
                (I told you we're lame )


                First thing first it was off to find food!
                My lovely Shrimp Louie Salad... I love this thing so much
                I actually crave it when I'm not at DL


                The burritos (also those Halloween cups are adorable)


                Okkay, so lunch just got weirder and weirder and without launching into a crazy explination and confusing everyone I'll post this pic. You just have to imagine that there are a whole bunch of cartoon characters surrounding us and driving us crazy.... I told you we're weird!!!


                So we headed over to Golden Screams cause I wanted to check it out since I missed it last year and this'll probably be the last year of it.
                Outside we ran into Hook.
                He bowed to me and took my hand and then spun me into his grasp


                It was pretty awesome


                Then he started threatening me w/ his hook (i love this pic)


                Golden Screams was a pretty cute show actually. i was stoked they showed clips of Yzma and Kronk


                Hades was the winner which was awesome cause i *heart* hades!!
                (do other villains ever win? Cause like what would happen if Ursula won... or Clayton... does it change? I'm just naive and curious)


                Hades was huge! And awesome and I was so happy to get a pic w/ him even if he's creepy!


                Outside there were a ton of villains
                Hook was still out and we caught Cruella quickly. She told us she was having a marvelous day because it was so dreary. As we took the pic I told her she'd definitely look more fabulous than myself. She was fun


                The evil queen stormed past and didn't play with us much. She lost some points (no wonder Snow's the fairest)


                It was off to HPB to try and hit up Tower. We made a pit stop at the Animation Building cause i love it so.
                Inside we checked out the new Stop Motion Toy Story display.
                I honestly haven't seen anyone talk about it on the boards (except a long time ago when it was first mentioned)
                Anyway, it was pretty awesome


                This guy was adorable!


                The machine wasn't going to start again for 5 minutes so we headed to the animation academy
                Julie was excited


                We drew Donald! I can't draw Disney ducks (like I've tried) so it was kinda fun to try. Here was mine


                When we got back out the Toy Story machine was going
                It was really facinating. Like I couldn't stop staring at it.
                Here's a blurry pic of it in action


                Outside we ran into Lewis!! I was uber excited because when we had been there for my b-day trip the MTR characters had just left. Lewis had a crush on me and acted all bashful. It was cute



                On our way over to Tower we noticed an interesting phenomenon where the fake sky looked real. It was a strange double take.


                Tower was fairly busy so we grabbed fastpasses and headed to Monsters
                We tried to pose in the car out front, but the seats were still wet from the rain... so I'm not sure what's going on in this pic


                Then we went camera happy in line
                Scott eyeing Julie suspiciously


                Crazy fun times


                I always wave at the cabs that pass. People either stare at you like you're crazy, make their kids wave or wave back just as enthusiastically


                I honestly can't rememeber what we were talking about


                Julie waiting for a cab


                It took so long she had to check my watch


                Heading back to Tower we ran into Wilber. The character greeter told him Lewis had a crush on me and he stopped for a second and then looked me over... I laughed hysterically cause it was so weird (and it's on tape somewhere )


                Da Tower!!!


                After Tower we grabbed another fastpass and headed back to the pier.


                A shot of Golden Screams sans people


                Scott w/ his honorary Golden Screams trophy


                We jumped on Maliboomer


                and then decided to check out California Screamin'
                but not before stopping to take pics w/ the TS Midway Mania signs...
                I got the brilliant idea to try an replicate them all.
                So there's Jessie


                Rex


                Woody


                Hamm


                And Mr. Potato Head


                Sadly once we got to Screamin the line was uber long so we decided to head back to Tower.
                We made a quick pit stop in Bugs Land
                Julie and Slim


                I really can't stand that area, but the themeing is really amazing


                As we passed Candy Corn Acres (or whatever the heck it's called) Hemlich made an appearance and I just barely caught him


                I'm sad this pic is so dark. We had the same bellhop both times we rode Tower and he was awesome. He remembered us the second time and was creepy and just a lot of fun


                Me getting caught w/ the camera... opps


                After Tower we decided to head back over to DL
                The I outside. This reminds me of that terrible YOAMD ad we run in the Disney Store... just not as annoying (if you've seen it you might know what I mean)


                Tasty Candy Corn!! (they would seriously make a fortune if they had an ODV devoted to it in DCA)


                Julie loved the candy corn... apparently I wanted nothing to do w/ it


                And I was trying to make a heart above her head w/ my hands..... it didn't really work :P


                END Part 2!

                Coming Up: Parades, Pumpkins, Small World.... Probably some other stuff

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                  Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                  loved the photos thanks! wish there were more halloween wdw updates like this.

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                    Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                    Good pictures I love the part where julie kisses the white rabbit lol . Thanks for the report.

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                      Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                      Fantastic report!! It reminds me how much I miss Disneyland! Thanks a lot!!

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                        Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                        What a fun trip report!!! I am really loving it! I can't wait for more!

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                          Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                          i LOVE the shrimp louie salad too!!! it's the bestest!



                          awesome TR!

                          kingdom hearts <3er

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                            Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                            You guys are the cutest! Thanks for the great pics. Looks like everyone got the memo that a rainy day is the best day to go to DL.


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                              Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                              Great pictures. Thanks for the fun little report.

                              When I saw Golden Screams two weeks ago the Villan that won was Shan-Yu from Mulan. He was also huge, sorry I didn't get any pics of him.
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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                                Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                                We just got back a half hour ago and looking at your pictures make me want to turn around and go right back to try that Shrimp salad.
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                                  Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                                  Totally cute TR!


                                  :yea: I <3 SPACEMOUNTAIN!!!!!!!!!:yea:


                                  http://www.myspace.com/CayaHutch

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                                    Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                                    Hurray!!! Another Kuzcochik trip report.

                                    These are two of my favorite photos so far.
                                    Originally posted by Kuzcochik View Post
                                    I took a pic of Triton in my anger (he mocked me!!!!)


                                    Da Castle
                                    And it's okay to love DCA. *grin* There are many of us here on MiceChat that enjoy DCA, warts and all. Thanks for sharing your trip report with us! Like I've said before, you and your friends look like you have so much fun when you're at the parks. LOL! It's great to see.

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                                      Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                                      Great photos! Thanks for the report!!!!!!
                                      Foolish Mortal
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                                        Re: October 13th: A Kuzcochik Trip Report. Feat: Halloween, Characters, Parades and M

                                        Thanks again for all the comments guys
                                        &
                                        SHRIMP LOUIE FOR THE WIN!! (apparently )

                                        Anyway... just a few more pics
                                        I would have posted yesterday but I got distracted by work and Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (so awesome!)
                                        I just popped in Hallowishes from WDW and I'm gonna try to finish this TR (actually there will be one more part after this one )

                                        So on to Part 3:

                                        We made out way back over to D-land and found our self smack dab at the end of the Parade of Dreams.
                                        So down the street a ways we decided to stop fighting and just watch the show stop


                                        By the way, Julie has the coolest camera ever (which i commendeered during the parade) and I'm so investing in a better one this year


                                        We decided we want to be these girls!


                                        There's the culprit over there!! (it totally looks like she's telling on someone to Fowlfellow)


                                        Long distance Ariel Shots (I love the energy of the preformers on the ground)


                                        These came out so awesome w/ the darkened sky


                                        Close Up Ariel


                                        Flotsam & Jetsum.. I wish they did more with them. Like jumping at the crowd, not sure if they'd get in trouble for that


                                        Ursula


                                        My fave float. So much energy and color (I love the one card all the way to the right! She was crazy)


                                        But like impossible to take pics of cause there are too many cups and flowers in the way!


                                        But like I said, Julie's camera is awesome!



                                        I hardly ever see the LK float from this side. Nala was waving which was cute. But Timon was MIA


                                        I really like this shot except that Aurora's eyes are shut!


                                        The real Disney royalty


                                        Donald is a cutie!


                                        At the end of the float the chipmunks were doing clapping games and Chip kept getting mad at Dale. It was adorable!!


                                        Running through the crowd it was time to use those Space fast passes.
                                        So this pic needs some explaining. I'm holding my side because I braced myself the wrong direction and flew to the far side of the car!! Meanwhile, I'm glaring at something that's not there but may eventually be photoshopped in.


                                        After Space it was off to something even scarier!!
                                        SMALL WORLD!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!


                                        Best part of the ride was figuring out how to re-mix the countries of the world from Animaniacs w/ the Small World theme. look for the mash-up coming some day :P
                                        Mermaids!


                                        Flutterby


                                        We decided to give Big Thunder Ranch another shot and found that it was indeed open.
                                        So (you guessed it) more pumpkin shots
                                        Somebody put something in this one's eye... t'was sad (also, his arms looked like beef jerky!)



                                        While we sat around I had a nice long conversation w/ a CM about my jacket (the princess sketch one from the Disney Store) it was really random and cute


                                        Posin w/ more pumpkin dudes (showing off Julie's new Stitch plushie in her jacket)


                                        Those pumpkins were some crafty poker players... luckily Julie and i had a system


                                        Play me out Johnny


                                        Shere Khan pumpkin (side note: some kid at work the other day was convinced Shere Khan was really Scar and then we decided they were distant cousins)


                                        Sally (no not me!) I love her hair


                                        Bowler Hat Guy (I was sad I didn't see him in DCA) probably one of my fave pumpkins!!


                                        Hatter and Tweedle: I love that they just used a park hatter hat (by this point they were all starting to look a little old and icky )


                                        Sti-tich!


                                        Oggie


                                        Sally again


                                        So we decided that since we didn't really get to sit and watch the parade we'd catch the evening one
                                        I was excited!


                                        Being dorks in front of a bit pumpkin (after getting stepped on by like 12 people


                                        The lamps were lit and it was time for the parade


                                        Some good fairies


                                        Some puppets


                                        I love this shot. One of the few we got where the Hatter wasn't running around like a loonatic (which is in character but makes for difficult pics)
                                        I love the confrontation!


                                        Ribbons (cause no Disney parade is complete w/ out them)


                                        The Hatter wouldn't give the Tweedle back his ribbon


                                        Seriously, he wouldn't stop moving. As he passed I shook my fist and yelled "DARN YOU HATTER"


                                        This viewing Dopey was the only Dwarf present, like all the rest dissapeared between parade one and two
                                        Apparently Snow was mad she lost her dwarfs and they'd already axed her prince so she decided to hang out w/ Donald


                                        And we'll end it on a Chipmunk



                                        All right, like I said, one part left. (dude, I'm 140 pics into this thing!!! and that's the scaled down version)

                                        COMING UP: Disneyland & DCA (at night), Muppet Vision & Fireworks
                                        Last edited by Kuzcochik; 10-20-2007, 01:41 PM.

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