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    After our trip last month we thought we would not be returning until after Thanksgiving. Fortunately for us our son was a little bent out of shape after we talked about how neat we though the HMH overlay was. This had been our first year to see it. He wanted to see it too and so checking of schedules began and October 18 and 19th came up as days that we could go. There was a caveat since I had never seen the movie Nightmare Before Christmas Hubby55 said I should see the movie before going on the ride again. So after not much luck in being able to purchase it he finally rented it from netflix and so now I would not longer be 'out of the loop' while seeing the overlay. I booked us a room through Priceline at the Holiday Inn you can see the review here:

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ort-81078.html

    We left home at 3:30 in the morning and due to traffic issues which we expected we arrived at the park just after 9:30 with park opening set for 10:00.

    I love the floral pumpkins


    Hubby55 and son


    The doom buggies had to stop for a moment so of course this meant a wave to us



    Jack


    Unloading the doom buggies


    After a few more rides at Disneyland it was time to head over to DCA since they would be closing very early. I wanted to get some pictures of the entrance before it is gone.








    Hubby and I under the bridge



    I was not paying attention when all of the sudden I see this giant person



    He was being followed by some squirrels.





    Candy corn churro anyone?



    I wonder why my palm tree does not have any of these growing.



    I think the Incredibles are having marital problems



    Off to ride Tower of Terror





    We then went and saw the Zoetrope in the DCA Animation Building. We were all extremely impressed and stayed watching it for about 10 minutes.



    I have errands to run, so I will be back later to post more pictures. Paradise Pier, riding the Lilly Belle (again), and talking with my friend Ed last Friday.
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    Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

    Originally posted by pratt55 View Post


    Jack

    Jack says, "No flash photography, please."

    Kidding

    Thanks for sharing
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      Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

      Apparently not a zoology major.

      Can't tell the difference between squirrels and chipmunks.

      Even fake ones.

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        Gosh, we are a picky bunch

        An innocent trip report turns into a "roast."

        All in good humor, pratt55.
        "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

        "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



        "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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          Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

          Originally posted by ROBONICS95 View Post
          Jack says, "No flash photography, please."

          Kidding

          Thanks for sharing
          We abide by that rule except when there is no one ahead or behind us that will be affected. We got stuck for a moment in front of Jack and since it would not be bothering anyone we took a quick pic.

          So back to the pictures. Hanging around DCA near Golden Screams we found some villains









          Some shots of Paradise Pier















          We then decided to head back to Disneyland and take a trip around the park on the train. One of the CMs that was working the night we rode the Lilly Belle last month was there and remembered us. She asked if we wanted to ride the Lilly Belle again as it was going to be coming in shortly and would have space available. Of course we said yes.

          View from one of the windows of the train station







          The most expensive carpet at the park
















          I love the inlay.


          and the stained glass


          We picked up some engineers in New Orleans




          The view of Splash Mountain from the train



          Splash Mountain
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            Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

            Originally posted by pratt55 View Post
            We abide by that rule except when there is no one ahead or behind us that will be affected. We got stuck for a moment in front of Jack and since it would not be bothering anyone we took a quick pic.
            I was just giving you a hard time... but it's good to know that there are individuals out there who make effort of respecting the ride experience. Nice photos and thanks again for sharing.

            No Ed Grier?
            "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

            "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



            "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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              Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

              Excellent photos Pratt!!
              I love all the villain ones
              And what luck getting in the Belle twice now! *is super jealous* :P

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                Glad to see that the "re-glued" the cordial glasses back down on the Lily Belle. Looks like you all had a fun time!
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                  Hmmmmmm, candy corn churros, might be pretty good... Great shots, especially the Lilly Belle, so cool.

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                    Ed Grier was advertised...did I miss that shot?

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                      Nice pictures Pratt. I have not been on the Lilly Belle. I hope to someday.

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                        Very nice Pratt55, looks like you had a great time. We're going next weekend so now I know what to expect. Love the Lille Belle pics, sounds like a great time.
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                          Great TR :clap: I just love the Lilly Belle :love:



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                            Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

                            Originally posted by Pirate Lover 68 View Post
                            Ed Grier was advertised...did I miss that shot?
                            No, that's just how Ed Grier works. Says he'll be there and then he's not.
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                              I really enjoyed riding on the lilly belle.... I'm glad you got to ride it twice!
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                                Wonderful shots!!!! I hope to get on the Lilly Belle in December when we're there. It's our 19th wedding anniversary and I hope that if I am REALLY nice, they will let us ride around in it. Looks so beautiful and takes you back in time.

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                                  pratt55

                                  I liked this pic. Nice TR!
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                                    nice report - too bad we missed you by a week!

                                    we saw the Ambassador announcement last year, it was cool.

                                    Did you find any Pumpkin Fudge??
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                                      thanks for the report!

                                      Hope you spent a couple nights in Anaheim, this time,
                                      instead of doing that same day turn around!
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                                        Re: Pratt55 2nd time with the Lilly Belle and Ed Grier

                                        Sorry about the interruption in the update but my hairdresser was here and as you can see from my hair in the photos he was needed stat! So on with the show.

                                        Friday arrived and we were up at the gates at 8:00 for park opening. We immediately headed over to the Blue Ribbon Bakery as I had heard rumors of yummy pumpkin muffins. Fortunately for me the rumors were true they are delish.



                                        There was no bread out yet but I would have wanted to try it.



                                        Picture looking back on Main Street as we headed to the Matterhorn



                                        Son, Mother and Father enjoying a Friday morning adventure.













                                        Hubby55's self portrait


                                        After riding Peter Pan and Mr. Toad's we decided to hit Toon Town since it has been a long time since we have been back there. On the way I realized it was just before 9:00 a.m. and I wanted to get the Small World Clock in pictures.











                                        It's 9:00


                                        Just then here came my favorite salon car.



                                        After riding Roger Rabbit we took a few Toon Town pictures.









                                        We decided to take the train from Toon Town over to New Orleans and while waiting for the train we found Mini-Mouse. This little boy was so cute and sweet.



                                        Looking out the end of the train





                                        We rode Splash Mountain but we did not buy our picture, mainly because none of our faces were showing.



                                        I went into Pooh Corner and got my other son his fudge that was promised to him and of course a piece of Pumpkin fudge for myself. Sorry no pictures but I will guarantee that it is yummy.

                                        Picture of my son as we took the back way to go watch the Ambassador announcement.


                                        I posted pics of the Ambassador program at this link:

                                        http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...dor-81076.html

                                        After watching the program we decided to head over to DCA to see the zoetrope one more time before we left. On our way out of the park I saw Ed Grier and so being the quite, shy person that I am I walked up to him and said 'Hi Mr. Grier, we met back in April when I was here before and I just thought I would come say Hi again!" He was very nice and friendly with us and asked for our names so that next time he saw me he would remember me and so we all introduced ourselves to him and told him we were AP's from Phoenix. He asked how often we came to the park and did we drive. While my husband had a conversation with the woman he was with. My hubby told her he was young enough to remember riding on the Flying Saucers and that she probably was not born then. She told him 'that a newer version of the saucers was coming'. When we got home we read Al's article and had confirmation. While hubby talked to her I was asking Ed if he had seen the zoetrope yet. He laughed and said that they had just been talking about that and that he was heading over to see it shortly. We talked about how neat we thought it was and that it had what I consider the 'Disney spirit'. We talked for about five minutes and then said thanks for his time.



                                        We headed over to DCA and about ten minutes later while I was sitting outside by the animation building putting on sunblock, I heard a name say "Hi Mrs. Pratt, good to see you again". It was Ed. I told him that just in case he was following us that after watching the zoetrope we would be heading to the Corn Dog Castle and my hubby asked him to please leave that in DCA as it is one of his favorite food places.

                                        He headed into the building and within a few minutes we were there watching the zoetrope with him across the window from us. It appeared that he thought it was very cool but I overhead one of the CM after he left said that Ed was not very happy that there was not a plaque or sign of some sort to explain what a zoetrope is and how they work.

                                        While on our way to the Corn Dog Castle we spotted the 2007 Ambassadors and their 'manager'. They headed into La Trattoria and right there some Dream Ears were being given out so we came buy and won dream ears and had the chance to thank the 2007 ambassadors for their service to Disney and the community.



                                        It was now time to eat something that we have been craving for months but since we eating 'healthy' now we have foregone. Corndog for me and Spicy Link Corndog for the guys.





                                        Hubby was going to be healthy



                                        Then he was given a choice.



                                        Decision made



                                        Our final ride since it was so hot was Grizzly Rapids.





                                        I am the one in plastic waving.



                                        I saw some pretty flowers before we left.





                                        But it was time to make the drive home to Phoenix, I wish I could have just gotten on a broom to get home.

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