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Nov. 21st, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Sun, 13:15: Lunch break. Grabbed sandwiches from special grab-n-go area for event. Bad setup--3 lines, 2 of them had to cut thru other after paying
  • Sun, 13:16: K then went to meet up with Shannon to give her more pins bought in the pop-up shop, I wandered.
  • Sun, 13:17: Checked out 'concept bus' for transport--lightly themed interior, sound and light system for effects like birthday wishes, Halloween party.
  • Sun, 13:18: Quick tour of Disney archives exhibit, photos and a few memorabilia of Walt Disney.
  • Sun, 13:20: Then wandered doing some Pokémon inside and outside the Contemporary.
  • Sun, 14:10: Afternoon session begins with talk on Marc Davis, legendary Disney animator.
  • Sun, 14:20: Marc Davis moved to become an Imagineer, worked on Jungle Cruise among others.
  • Sun, 16:09: Great session on Pirates of the Caribbean rides, heavy on the superb Shanghai version.
  • Sun, 17:02: Short session on studies done to see how animals would be affected by extension of Animal Kingdom into night hours.
  • Sun, 17:03: Ending session is an hour for Joe Rohde to talk about development and philosophy of Animal Kingdom--absolutely wonderful.
  • Sun, 17:42: Animal care segment ended w visit from black culture, then aardvark. Aardvark stole the show.
  • Sun, 18:29: Event is over. We got supper at Contempo Cafe, now waiting on monorail to GF to pack for a while, then will go to MK.
  • Sun, 18:31: They stopped the express monorail which normally runs from TTC to MK and back at Contemporary to load crowd for MK.
  • Sun, 18:40: We are crammed into a full resort monorail (runs clockwise, express is counter). Thanksgiving crowds are here.
  • Sun, 20:39: Off to MK around 8:15pm, monorail full. As we came off the ramp we spotted Corey, waiting on Naomi and her daughter--all folks fr event.
  • Sun, 20:40: We may hang with Corey etc--he's the pin trader, we're all Pokémon players.
  • Sun, 21:09: Corey had to leave, about to ride Jingle Cruise w Naomi and Lisette using our D23 fastpass
  • Sun, 21:33: Separated from Naomi and Lisette so Krissi could try to buy an Orange Bird tsum tsum. Shop was closed already, so we're in line for Pirates
  • Sun, 22:40: Wandered to Frontierland and watched the end of Wishes fireworks from front of pin store.
  • Sun, 22:42: Back to the circus tent store, where they gave us each a bag of caramel popcorn since they were overstocked for the end of the evening
  • Sun, 22:49: Over to Tomorrowland as we work our way slowly out. Paused to watch castle projection show near the yellow umbrellas
  • Sun, 22:54: Chilly night--I'm in a l sleeved Tshirt and a heavy hooded sweatshirt and am still cold. Krissi is in jeans, but still happy in a tshirt
  • Mon, 09:44: Monorail back to GF after the Magic Kingdom closed at 11. Not too big a backup at the station.
  • Mon, 09:48: Check out day. Got mostly packed last night, finished big bags first then K took hers to airline check in while I put mine in car.
  • Mon, 09:48: Krissi's big suitcase was 50 pounds in the nose.
  • Mon, 09:51: We're skipping the crowded parks this morning, going back to Kissimmee Lakefront Park for Pokémon before I drop Krissi at airport.
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