Practically Perfect in....Most Ways! The Overexcited Family Trip a Little Light Fantastic August 2019

1 and 3/4. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

You all must’ve been really up close to the castle for HEA. Great pics! I love your look of determination on Space Ranger Spin. :joy:

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We were really close - any closer and I’d have been cricking my neck to see.

You know what’s really sad? I got my highest score ever on that ride and it was still less than 10,000.

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I think Connor got higher than 10,000 and I don’t think he knew what he was even aiming for! :joy:

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15 yards, taunting…:rofl:
@missoverexcited sorry to sully your thread with an American football reference. :sunglasses:

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Neither did I!! I don’t know how anyone does.

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I’ll allow it :blush:

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With that low of a score, she’ll need the extra yardage :rofl::rofl: (no offense @missoverexcited)

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I know! Those targets are ridiculous and there’s no way of really aiming that gun. And that sound it makes is enough to make you go bonkers, especially if the ride stops.

TSM is much better in that regard. But still buzz is always a must do for us.

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Hollywood Studios - 15th August

When I first planned this trip, Touring Plans was predicting that Magic Kingdom would be open until 1am the night before. So obviously, I had planned to get to the park around lunchtime the next day. But when my mum saw the plans, she didn’t want to be in the park right before our Yachtsman reservation at 5.30pm. So on day 14 of our holiday, after the latest night of our trip, we were rope dropping yet again!

Our first ride was going to be Toy Story Mania, so I decided that we didn’t need to be super early, and we got the bus about 8.15. There were a lot of people waiting by the time we arrived, so I suggested lining up by Echo Lake instead. This was a great strategy. We were only about 15 people back there, and we were able to get ahead of most of the crowd.

We ended up being among the first to ride. As we rushed through the empty queue, I heard someone shout “Miss Overexcited!” It was @MamaLuvsDisney! She was about 20 people back in the queue (although at that point we were next to each other). We couldn’t really stop to chat though!


When we got to the exit we waited and waited - about 20 mins. But we never saw her. I don’t know how we could possibly have missed her! But we did.

Joe went to Woody’s Lunchbox to get a drink, and then we went to use our 9.30 Slinky Dog Dash FP. I was glad I had booked so many FPs for it, because I would hate to wait for it!


We were ridiculously ahead of schedule - 45 mins I think - so I suggested getting photos at the Toy Story Land entrance. As we wandered over there, I bumped into @MamaLuvsDisney again and this time we stopped for a chat. She was really lovely! My mum told her that they thought I was crazy meeting internet people, and she told my mum that some Liners she met had become really close friends. Mum still didn’t get it though. My dad’s face every time I said I was meeting someone said it all :rofl::rofl:

Then we went to get our photos, and I went for a photo at the Jack Jack wall. I did enjoy my wall photos!


The next stop on the plan was Star Tours. As we walked past the Chinese Theatre, my mum wanted to stop and get a photo. Just then, Joe realised he didn’t have his hat and raced back to Slinky Dog Dash. He was gone for ages as they checked every train for him. While he was gone, we checked out the handprints and signatures.

He returned empty handed, but immediately went back as he had thought of somewhere else it could be. He didn’t find it that time either. I remembered then that he didn’t have it on when I was looking for him in the line at Woody’s. He probably left it on Toy Story Mania. I filled in the online form immediately, but we never got it back.

We took another picture near the Chinese Theatre, and then went to do Star Tours. We were no longer ahead of schedule!! And the line at Star Tours was really long. We had to skip Muppetvision, but we’d already seen it anyway.


We had a 10.30 FP for Tower of Terror so we walked down Sunset Boulevard. I love this ride!


It was still too early for our 11.50 Rock and Roller Coaster FP, so we did some shopping and got some more photopass pics. We’ve got so many but when they’re included, you might as well!

We went back for Rock and Roller Coaster - so much fun! But after we’d got off Joe realised he had left his sunglasses in the pocket. We didn’t bother going back, or filling in a report. They were £3 glasses and he had spares back in our room.

Lunch at ABC was next on the plan, we got a table outside and people watched while we ate. Then I wanted to go to Starbucks. Joe and I both got frappucinos, he got the butterfinger cupcake (as did my dad), and I’d decided it was time to try the carrot cake cookie!

It was huge! We didn’t actually eat our treats at this point, though when we got outside after waiting for our drinks, my dad had already scoffed his. My mum didn’t fancy anything there.

Next it was finally time to watch the Frozen singalong. I had been so looking forward to it, the others hadn’t seen it. But Equity Ben wasn’t in it! He had been in the 1.30 show practically every day of our trip, but on this day he didn’t start till 3.30. Typical! It was still very funny. And we managed to miss the rain while we were in there, which was good timing!



Now it was time for us to take a break and get ready for the Yachtsman! Of course on the way out we stopped for more pics.

Back in our room, I ate half the carrot cake cookie and it was very tasty, but it had raisins in which was unexpected and not a welcome surprise!

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None taken, I don’t know what it means :joy:

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I love how all of our recent trip reports have featured the carrot cake cookie :joy:.

I don’t think anyone outside of us Liners really get the idea of meeting up at Disney (or beyond). I think @AllmadhereUK’s DH and DSs thought we were crazy meeting up in DC :joy: though Harry played along quite well!

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It’s not an official trip until DS loses a hat or his sunglasses. So far, he’s left his hat on BTMRR (didn’t get that one back) and had it fall off his head on KRR into the water (surprisingly, that one he did get back). He’s left so many sunglasses, but my favorite was last time as he had them tucked into his shirt, leaned over to check out his fish on our fishing excursion and they fell into the water. Don’t leave your sunglasses like this when fishing!

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I have meant to try it every trip and never got round to it!

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You just reminded me that Joe left his sunglasses on RnRC that same day!

This is actually our usual start to our MK mornings.

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As well they should

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Another great installment! Love all the photos. Sorry Joe left a trail of items behind him. :upside_down_face: You definitely had more than your fair share of rain. At least all of you look like you’re having fun!

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I had to laugh: my DD lost 2 pairs of sunglasses a total of 3 times on our beach trip this summer. Must be a 14 year old thing! Enjoying your day and excited to hear about Yachtsman.

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All the fun!