Please Stop Trying to Hold My Hand...We're Going to Conorado Springs! - A May 2018 TR *COMPLETE 11/8

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  1. MeghanEmily

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    :rotfl: This is too real!

    Omg yummmm

    I'm with you there! I love Illuminations. :lovestruc I'm excited for whatever comes next at Epcot, but I'll miss this show very much when it's gone.

    Oh my gosh!! That's so frustrating. Glad they got it sorted out eventually.

    Aww man, last days are hard. :sad1:
     
  2. the2ndstar2theright

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    It was honestly so funny. We usually try to ask for the middle middle, even if it means we wait five more minutes than we would have otherwise!

    Honestly same. It's been freezing here too, surprisingly, but that hasn't stopped me from craving one of those slushes!

    I'm making sure we see it one last time in December, for sure! I am pretty excited to see what the new show is like, though.

    I was disappointed, especially because we felt like it tainted our experience with AoA a little bit. We were just glad that it all got sorted out and they hadn't actually LOST the luggage completely.

    I was bummed about the shirt, but it's probably better because I spent too much money as it was. :rotfl:

    We were pretty frustrated, but it thankfully was not as bad as it could have been!

    It was so funny, and honestly, true. :rotfl2:

    I think this is the best ice cream on property (excluding Mickey shaped ice cream, of course!)

    That's how I feel. I had forgotten how much I loved it until we saw it, but I'm very excited for a new nighttime show!

    We were very thankful that they got it figured out fairly quickly after we called. Still frustrating, but it could have been worse.

    VERY hard! It's almost making me sad all over again just to think about it!
     
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  4. the2ndstar2theright

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    "The Bangs!"
    Day 5


    Our alarm went off at 6:00 this morning, but we had a hard time getting up after our luggage debacle the night before. :faint: We finally got ourselves ready and packed our stuff up one last time. We left our bags with bell services and made it out to the bus stop right around 7:55. Less than five minutes later, we were on a bus to MK!

    It was around 8:15 or so when we made it into the park, which we were pretty happy with considering how difficult it had been for us to get up. We took some pictures on Main Street first, of course.

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    Then, we stopped in Starbucks so Kelsey could get some coffee. They made it with whole milk instead of almond milk the first time, so we had to wait for them to make it again. But soon enough, we were back out on Main Street. We decided that we would go wait on the bridge near the entrance to Adventureland since we had seen the welcome show earlier in the week. As we were walking across the Hub, we heard a CM tell someone that everything in Adventureland and Frontierland was already open.

    Umm…..WHAT

    We decided to check it out and sped-walked back to Frontierland. Sure enough, Splash and BTMRR were already running, and there was NO ONE around. Kelsey chugged her coffee before we walked straight on to Splash BEFORE 9:00! We pulled out our ponchos and took off on a basically deserted ride. As we started climbing up the hill before the big drop, Kelsey says, “Wait! The bangs!” which resulted in this lovely ride photo…

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    My face is always the most unattractive thing on the Splash pictures. Every. Time. :eek:

    From Splash, we walked over to BTMRR and walked on twice! Our first ride was in the very back row, which was so much fun. When we got off the ride the second time, it started sprinkling, but it wasn’t too bad. We made our way over to Pirates and walked straight on to it, too.

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    Our next stop was the Haunted Mansion. Stand-by was posted at 20 minutes, but we definitely didn’t wait that long. Then, we were off to Tomorrowland to use our Space FPs!

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    When we got off of Space, it had started to rain, so we pulled out our ponchos and made our way over to Cosmic Ray’s. We decided to get the ten piece chicken nuggets to share, and we also got a strawberry lemonade slushy each. They ended up giving us 13 nuggets, which was more than enough food for the two of us!

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    After we finished eating, we made our way back to the Haunted Mansion to use our 11:25am FPs. :hmghost:

    As we walked around and checked the app, we were kind of surprised by how long the wait times were, especially since it was raining. We decided to head back to Tomorrowland and hopped on the People Mover right around noon.

    We took the walkway around the back to Storybook Circus and made our way to the Fantasyland train station. We rode all the way to Frontierland and got off just as our FP window was opening for BTMRR—our final ride of the trip. :sad1:

    These are our “last ride” faces:

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    We made one last park restroom stop in Adventureland on our way back to the entrance. It was just before 1:30 when said goodbye to MK and headed out to the bus stop. :sad:

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    We caught a bus back to CSR and picked up our luggage from bell services. We filled up our resort mugs one last time before heading outside to catch our Tragical Express at 2:45. After our bus picked us up, it made one more stop…at AoA of all places (the irony was not lost on us).

    When we arrived at the Orlando airport, we were both pretty hungry, so we split some nachos and got some frozen yogurt. We made it through security with minimal issues (though the TSA agents were all giving different instructions…) and our flight was uneventful. We crashed pretty hard that night, exhausted but filled with lots of magical memories.:tinker:

    Thank you all so much for following along as I relived this extra special trip! If you’re interested, I have a PTR going for my family’s trip that’s coming up in just over a month! I’m so excited to be headed back to my happy place when it’s decorated for CHRISTMAS!

    If you're interested, here is the last of the three videos for this trip.



    Have a magical day everyone!
     
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  5. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Sounded like a great last couple rides! It is always sad on the day you have to leave.
     
  6. disneyAndi14

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    Thank you for the wonderful report, I enjoyed reading along. It looks like you and your friend had an awesome trip and how exciting to be heading back for the Christmas fun!
     
  7. missangelalexis

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    Adorable photos when you got into the park! That's so awesome that some of the rides were open before 9! You sure got a lot done on your last day!!

    I enjoyed reading along, thanks for sharing!!
     
  8. JilleanG

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    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. I really enjoyed reading your report. I can't wait to hear about your next adventure.
     
  9. buteraa

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    Thanks for your report, it was really great!
     
  10. the2ndstar2theright

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    As sad as we were to leave, it was a great way to end the trip!

    I am so glad you enjoyed it!

    Thank you so much! It was really perfect that that happened on our last day--kind of like one last pinch of pixie dust!

    Thank you so much!

    So glad you enjoyed it!
     
  11. Momee

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    Loved your TR! A cousin bond is a special one!! :lovestruc I only have one girl cousin (and we both only have brothers) so we have always been close!
     
  12. the2ndstar2theright

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    Thank you so much! It really is so special to have that kind of relationship--we've always said that we feel sorry for people who don't really have a relationship with their cousins because we can't imagine our lives without each other!
     

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