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  • Mtsplash
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    That is interesting. I suppose a lot of people just take phone camera pics like I did.

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  • SummerInFL
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    Great TR! It looks like you had a great time.

    This photo is interesting though, it looks like they are having a hard time selling those photos.

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  • danyoung
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    Originally posted by Mtsplash View Post
    You speak a well pointed argument that is well thought out!
    That's all I live for!

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by danyoung View Post
    I'll give you this one, that it's a bit tough getting out of the MK at night. I really enjoy the ferry ride in in the morning - in fact I think it's a terrific way to anticipate your MK visit. I have a trick at night that works pretty well for me - walk to the Contemporary and get on a monorail there to the TTC. Sure beats standing shoulder to shoulder in line for a monorail at the MK.

    And I don't have any problem waiting a few minutes at the car counter. It's about the same time I'd wait for a bus to fill up and finally get going. Plus the bus usually stops at multiple stops, so it can take forever to get to my hotel. And if I'm staying onsite or if I have an AP, parking is free.

    I know, there are valid arguments on both sides of this. It all comes down to what works for you. I always get a car, and some folks never do. And somehow, we all still manage to have a great time!
    You speak a well pointed argument that is well thought out! One thing I certainly do agree with you on is that the anticipation filled morning ferry ride is quite magical. It's something I did actually miss with the bus arrangement.

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  • danyoung
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    Originally posted by Mtsplash View Post
    Now though, I see that it can actually save you time. This is best illustrated at the MK.
    I'll give you this one, that it's a bit tough getting out of the MK at night. I really enjoy the ferry ride in in the morning - in fact I think it's a terrific way to anticipate your MK visit. I have a trick at night that works pretty well for me - walk to the Contemporary and get on a monorail there to the TTC. Sure beats standing shoulder to shoulder in line for a monorail at the MK.

    And I don't have any problem waiting a few minutes at the car counter. It's about the same time I'd wait for a bus to fill up and finally get going. Plus the bus usually stops at multiple stops, so it can take forever to get to my hotel. And if I'm staying onsite or if I have an AP, parking is free.

    I know, there are valid arguments on both sides of this. It all comes down to what works for you. I always get a car, and some folks never do. And somehow, we all still manage to have a great time!

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by danyoung View Post
    While I enjoyed your pics, I don't agree with the above. The advantage of being able to go from hotel to hotel, of not waiting for busses, of having your own transportation from the airport, far outweighs any cost of a car, IMO. But this is an argument that is most often split right down the middle. If you don't mind depending on Disney's transporation, go for it. If on the other hand you're like me in that you want to go NOW, not wait 15 or 20 minutes or more for bus, then get a car.
    I certainly understand the want to go "NOW". We used to always rent a car, and in that time, I would have completely agreed with you. Now though, I see that it can actually save you time. This is best illustrated at the MK. If you drive a car, you still have to wait for and ride the tram. Once you get up to the front, you have to wait again for the Monorail/Ferry. And, at the end of the day, it's chaos... you have to do it all that again, but with the thousands of other people there. The bus, passes all of that by taking you right to the MK gate and back. Since the buses each go to only one resort, there won't be a horrendous line for any given bus. The buses certainly do get crowded at the end of the night, but it's the only ride you'll have to take, as apposed to a crowded ride on the Monorail, then the tram, until you finally get to your car and can finally drive home.

    There's also the issue of wait times. We may have been lucky, but the LONGEST we had to wait was 15-20 minutes. The rest of the time, it was 5 minutes TOPS.

    Dealing with the rental car itself is another thing too. At the airport, you have to wait in line at the counter (this usually takes 20-30 minutes for us), fill our paper work, walk out to the lot and find your car. And, depending on how the rental was set up, you have to go the gas station...ewww... The Disney's Magical Express is free, we didn't have to wait long, and we watched a fun video on the way.

    ....Oh yea..Parking costs money too.

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  • danyoung
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    Originally posted by Mtsplash View Post
    You might have already made plans for this, but I recommend not renting a car. It's a lot cheaper and easier.
    While I enjoyed your pics, I don't agree with the above. The advantage of being able to go from hotel to hotel, of not waiting for busses, of having your own transportation from the airport, far outweighs any cost of a car, IMO. But this is an argument that is most often split right down the middle. If you don't mind depending on Disney's transporation, go for it. If on the other hand you're like me in that you want to go NOW, not wait 15 or 20 minutes or more for bus, then get a car.

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by seenoevil View Post
    Great pics! I'm 28 days from my next trip to WDW! I would have like to see the "before" pic of that banana split!
    Yea, I suppose I should have taken a picture before we devoured it, but we were too excited to eat it! lol..

    Have fun on your trip! You might have already made plans for this, but I recommend not renting a car. It's a lot cheaper and easier.

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  • seenoevil
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    Great pics! I'm 28 days from my next trip to WDW! I would have like to see the "before" pic of that banana split!

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by DLRP_bopazot View Post
    Delta 757 in MCO !

    American Air Carriers are changing their Aircrafts by adding new Blended Winglets . Then the 757 with winglets can fly from New York JFK to Europe . This save on Fuel .

    New Delta 757 with Winglets !
    http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio.../7/1600789.jpg
    That's pretty cool! The 757 is such a beautiful aircraft.

    My guess is though, that Delta will replace their intercontinentally traveling 757s with the 787s Northwest ordered. I wouldn't want to be stuck in a narrow body all the way to Europe!
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 11-08-2009, 02:32 PM. Reason: hotlinked picture removed

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  • DLRP_bopazot
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    Delta 757 in MCO !

    American Air Carriers are changing their Aircrafts by adding new Blended Winglets . Then the 757 with winglets can fly from New York JFK to Europe . This save on Fuel .

    New Delta 757 with Winglets !
    http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio.../7/1600789.jpg
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 11-08-2009, 02:32 PM. Reason: hotlinked picture removed

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  • Juliestrip7
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    Great pictures! Very much enjoyed these! I bet you guys would be a hoot to go to WDW with!

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by Disney1978 View Post
    It looks like you had a great time with your parents (which is not always easy to do). Great pictures and thanks for making me really hungry now. I am craving apple strudel and tea now. I guess that is a good thing.
    LOL, my parents are pretty cool. They're not exactly..."conventional"...

    Sorry I made ya hungry.. Just be glad I didn't take any pictures of the 2 French pastries I had! ...Or the Wetzel's Pretzel.... or the German chocolate... or the angus chuck burger.

    Originally posted by SplashMoun10 View Post
    Great trip report and photo update. I am really craving another WDW trip now. Looks like you guys had plenty of fun. And, those shirts are pretty cool.
    Thanks about the shirts man!
    I love finding cool shirts like that. We got those outside the HM at Madam Liota's Cart. I have a whole droor dedicated to Disney clothing.

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  • SplashMoun10
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    Great trip report and photo update. I am really craving another WDW trip now. Looks like you guys had plenty of fun. And, those shirts are pretty cool.

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  • Disney1978
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    It looks like you had a great time with your parents (which is not always easy to do). Great pictures and thanks for making me really hungry now. I am craving apple strudel and tea now. I guess that is a good thing.

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  • Mtsplash
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    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Nice pictures and a very fun trip! Ok. Now you have to start coming back to the place where it all started!

    Oh and don't drink so much coffee. It stunts your growth!
    Thank you, and we will! I promise, but it might be a year from now....


    Also, I am 6' 3''. So, either I'm living proof that it doesn't stunt your growth, or it's really good thing it DID stunt my growth!

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  • DisneyIPresume
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    Nice pictures and a very fun trip! Ok. Now you have to start coming back to the place where it all started!

    Oh and don't drink so much coffee. It stunts your growth!

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  • Mtsplash
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    Thank you!

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  • danyoung
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    Nice pics - thanks for posting.

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  • Mtsplash
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    PART II

    It was a four day park, but I only brought my camera in for two of the days. The reason for this is that it is large, I worry about bringing it on attractions (i e RRC, EE, SM, Splash..) , and it gets tangled in the strap for my pin book.

    But anyway, I will start this section as we started each day of out magical trip... With a hearty Sausage and Eggs breakfast.


    We ordered the grocerys ahead of time from the resort, and they were in our room when we got there! It was really easy. The only two bad things are that they didn't have the apples we asked for (for which they substituted grapefuit), and it was rather expensive. 5 bucks for a box a pop tarts!

    I love coffee....


    So does my mom.


    Fast Forward to more eating! (It was a day at Epcot..... Which really is a great place for food)

    We had lunch at Teppan Edo. That's the place where they grill your food right in front of you.




    Can you find the hidden mickey?


    I got Green tea

    I love tea almost as much as coffee.

    I ate the entire meal with chop sticks, and this was the only food I dropped.


    Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce in Germany!


    The Food and Wine festival was happening, which I've decided is amazing. This was the first time I had ever participated in it, and I was astounded. The Lobster and Scallop Pie from Ireland was great, but the cheese plate with apple chutney from Ireland was divine! (Mouth waters...)


    Gotta get all that vanilla sauce..




    I ate a lot that day. Not pictured is me eating chocolate in germany, a Napolean in France, some other pastry in France that I can not pronounce, Lobster Pie, and Cheese. Below you see me eating Kringla from Norway







    I do sincerely apologize for the extremely high ISO on the next two photographs. It was after a failed attempt to take a picture in a dark place. After forgetting to turn the ISO back down, I took these pics.




    Moroccan Mint Tea.


    I'm not sure what kind of food that is...


    We got our own EMV for Dinosaur.


    We bittersweetly took the magical express back to the airport.


    Can anyone guess what kind of plane this is?








    Answer: Boeing 757-200

    There's Ozewvski in that bag.




    I got more Tea!


    We were flying along... nice and sunny up above the clouds.... then we started our final descent into Atlanta (where we had a layover). We landed in this foul weather.


    This picture was taken from the MD-88 we took from Atlanta to Minneapolis St-Paul. It is also a picture of the 757 we were just on from Orlando.


    >something I forgot to mention was that I saw a cockroach in Epcot! We don't have these in MN, so this was very exciting to me...

    Well... that's it I guess... I hope you found some enjoyment in this... and see you next time on!.....the...something....show....

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