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The TR with no photos!

I have no clue about posting photos here and am currently not sure I want to have photo bucket, Flickr etc, so I am going to make it wordy but brief until I change my Libran mind!

Travel Day/MK - Wednesday

Stayed at Premier Inn Gatwick. Great Hotel, good location BUT thin walls. 3.30am next doors alarm went off. Didn't wake them, but woke us. Eventually After 15mins they turned alarm off! Took an age to get back to sleep. Breakfast was great but as I was still recovering from Gastro issues unfortunately it made me ill Sad

Plane journeys are boring, but did watch Muppets 2 and slept for most of journey. It was the best flight though, very smooth and fairly empty so 3 seats for us and quiet. Immigration was a nightmare again. Please bring back real people to man the desks. I used the automated system and it refused to let me in, a big black cross through my photo so had to go to a booth, rectified but the booths are now staffed by customs people who are very grumpy!! And yes I was let in. The problem is I travel under my maiden name and we did family originally at the auto booth!

Magical Express, nearly home. Bus was there and Saratoga Springs was the second drop. Didn't take long to get there. Sat at the front so we could see the arch, starting to relax now. yay Check in, the chap looked like he was sucking a lemon! Not welcoming at all. Problem finding our AP magic bands, eventually he found them for some odd reason in Graham's name waiting oh well. We got the cart round to our room. Grandstand 3rd floor right near the bus stop Smile lovely.

We dumped our bags quick freshen up and to MK to truly feel home and the 7 dwarfs mine train. It was busy my gosh it was busy! But the smell and sight is enough to heal anything. Walking down main street we were home, back to our happy place. First stop Jungle Cruise because we wanted to do it in the twilight. We then continued walking slowly round through Frontier Land, stopping for a quick It's a Small World (the dolls don't seem to sing now until the final room?) and contined through to the Mine Train which someone had said had been down recently. Standby was 140 mins when we got there! And that was 8 at night!! We got on via FP and sat in the back. OK those seats designed for dwarfs! It is a fairly narrow gap to fit your legs under for the lap bar. BUT oh my goodness it is the most smooth wonderful ride and the theming is fantastic. Loved it and would ride it again if it was a shorter standby time! By now we were flagging and I wanted food, so we continued to amble to Cosmic Rays, I didn't want anything heavy and we both ended up with the pulled pork which is fab, the meat is so succulent and yes the fixings bar is awesome. They are doing a frozen cherry slush with lemon/lime foam which is odd but OK. We decided to call it a night and skip our final FP and Wishes but we were both sotired, back to the Hotel a cup of tea and bed. Thursday was EPCOT.

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Sounds good Sally-Ann. You don't have to use photobucket or flikr, you can just up loud from you computer. I'll help if you need it.

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Thank you, will sort it when I get home, oh and I am now playing spot the Vera's! Thanks to Scrappy Wink

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Thank you, will sort it when I get home, oh and I am now playing spot the Vera's! Thanks to Scrappy Wink

Ha ha ha ! Okay, I'll send you a PM.

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Great start, Sally-Ann!! We always say that Disney needs to run ALL aspects of our trip. I want them to get an airline that flies straight from Baltimore to Orlando and start their own car rental and now apparently they need to provide their own customs agents! laugh

We're really excited to test out 7DMT, but I'm really surprised and a little disappointed that Disney went miniature on the seats on this ride. This seems to be a very common complaint among folks who have gotten to ride already.

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Thanks for this Sally! I tend to do narrative reports too - I am just a word girl. Words paint pictures too! biggrin

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disneydoc wrote:
Thanks for this Sally! I tend to do narrative reports too - I am just a word girl. Words paint pictures too! biggrin

Absolutely. I don't take pictures and can't be bothered dragging my camera with me.

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Thank you, will sort it when I get home, oh and I am now playing spot the Vera's! Thanks to Scrappy Wink

I will admit, I do have an addiction to Mickey purses. biggrin
Usually when I buy one on a trip, I save it for the next one so I have a brand new Mickey purse to start the trip.

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Yes dear!

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MrHub wrote:
Yes dear!

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Hey , last trip I was the one telling her to get the purse and she was the one hesitating. I think the cashier convinced her when she said " Honey, he's telling you to get it, GET IT before he changes his mind fool!"

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Sorry for not updating! Parks from start to finish, falling asleep on the bus back to the resort and literally bed, get up, shower park! Scrappy there are Vera's everywhere! Even G is playing now laugh

Star Wars yesterday was totally amazing, WOW Mark (my hero) Hamill was cool and very funny. The fireworks were fantastic and the colours and designs took my breath away. Will update properly once I am home and can think again! Oh but if you like Olaf there is a singing, animated Olaf that is soooo cute oh and for all you pin collectors there are 7D mystery boxes to get. We managed to buy 2 boxes and got 4 different dwarfs!

The heat/humidity is a bit much for me but staying hydrated

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Sally- Ann thanks for the update~ Glad you are having a BLAST! mickey
I can't wait to hear more about Mark Hamill ~

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Sorry for not updating! Parks from start to finish, falling asleep on the bus back to the resort and literally bed, get up, shower park! Scrappy there are Vera's everywhere! Even G is playing now laugh

Star Wars yesterday was totally amazing, WOW Mark (my hero) Hamill was cool and very funny. The fireworks were fantastic and the colours and designs took my breath away. Will update properly once I am home and can think again! Oh but if you like Olaf there is a singing, animated Olaf that is soooo cute oh and for all you pin collectors there are 7D mystery boxes to get. We managed to buy 2 boxes and got 4 different dwarfs!

The heat/humidity is a bit much for me but staying hydrated

Somehow I missed your new entries! Ack I'm so far behind!! You met Mark Hamill??! That is so awesome!! My DH was bummed that we picked a non-Hamill weekend, but when we booked, no one thought he would ever make an appearance at SWW! I'm so happy for you! yay

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Do not worry about not updating. It is hard to fit in updating while you are having so much fun. But, we will be waiting for your report once you get home and settled.

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Back, tired, slightly sad, happy to be going back in a few weeks and had a trip of first! Will sort out what I mean when I am awake. Horrible flight home Virgin surpassed themselves in the lack of service department! But yipee it's sunny and hot here!

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Sorry about your flight. Rest up and get ready for your next trip. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip.

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Welcome back Home!

Rest up ....

We will be here waiting... waiting

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Welcome home!!! We eagerly await your wonderful trip report but sleep is more important!!!