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  • Sun, 16:33: Guess I never finished the evenings activities...but they consisted of waking back to the hotel and organizing and packing.
  • Sun, 16:36: Today we had breakfast at the hotel, then grabbed our pins and went to a local pin-trading event conveniently located in the hotel as well
  • Sun, 16:36: Pin event went 8-4, and we were pretty actively trading the whole time.
  • Sun, 16:39: Now we’re off with Debbie E, who was out of town until yesterday. We’re going to hit some resorts and maybe Epcot for pins.
  • Sun, 17:15: Almost-drive-by pin shopping: went to the Poly & bought resort holiday pin, then to the Grand Floridian & bought holiday & gingerbread pins
  • Sun, 18:11: From the GF we headed to Beach Club and bought their resort and gingerbread pin, walked over to Yaxht Club for the resort pin.
  • Sun, 18:16: We passed by Crews Cup Lounge on the way to YC, which was full. Tried again on our return and landed a table.
  • Sun, 18:16: We have ordered food and Krissi is spreading out pins for Debbie in the never ending pin trade.
  • Sun, 21:09: After dinner we walked over to Epcot to get the last gingerbread pin, and the Holidays Around the World pins at Pin Central.
  • Sun, 21:10: I made a dash to Spaceship Earth to catch one last Heracross for my Pokemon collection, got it in the nick of time before it despawned
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  • Sat, 12:18: https://t.co/9GAKdm6LjV
  • Sat, 12:22: Am trying to figure when I watched Winnie the Pooh enough to be so familiar with it, when it came out when I was 21.
  • Sat, 12:23: Probably saw the component shorts on Wonderful World of Disney
  • Sat, 12:25: We got up promptly after the movie, waited to exit as they wristbanded everyone for the pop up shop. Shannon was waiting anxiously
  • Sat, 12:26: Others in Shannon’s group were already off to the Contemporary to get in line for the pop up shop at 3. Its noon now...
  • Sat, 12:29: Shannon has reservation for a restaurant to be allowed to park at the Contemporary.
  • Sat, 13:06: The pop up shop line from the signs...no. 1 there on the bench is Corey. https://t.co/Mihy3YjMlb
  • Sat, 13:07: Line continues around the corner. K in middle of second pic and on the left of pic 3 https://t.co/6uNC1jCqWa
  • Sat, 13:10: Just moved is past the barrier and into a holding room w zigzag taped lines. We’re in the middle line. Will probabl… https://t.co/UznA3rmUqB
  • Sat, 14:43: Krissi and Shannon made a trip to Contempo Cafe, the quick-serve option, which does a better job than most resorts. I shared Ks flatbread.
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  • Fri, 12:10: Paused to watch the excellent Liberty Square Muppets skit, great Moments in History. https://t.co/5SnLdpLYL4
  • Fri, 12:19: Kristin reports she’s up and feeling better, will head to Disney Springs and maybe a boat ride to Port Orleans
  • Fri, 12:52: Good Jingle Cruise skipper, Nick. Also some nice variations on what I’m guessing is the seasonal script.
  • Fri, 13:38: Tried to get a cold drink and a sit down at Columbia Harbor House, was defeated by line. Settled for my water bottle at Tangled restrooms
  • Fri, 13:39: Tangled Tower is a Pokemon gym, so I did the Suicune raid that popped while I sat here. 7 other people in battle, never saw any of them...
  • Fri, 13:42: I was in raid withdrawal, often doing 2-3 a day at home, had managed none since driving down Sunday. All good now. And a new Suicune. :)
  • Fri, 14:09: Festival of Fantasy parade is at 2 right now, not the iconic “3 o’clock parade”, love this parade almost as much as… https://t.co/G3xXlPSVGX
  • Fri, 14:18: All parades are better with a fire breathing dragon. https://t.co/zL43rtWErZ
  • Fri, 15:47: And the parade crowd control is cleared a minute or so after the last unit passes https://t.co/VSmD58FOm2
  • Fri, 15:48: Wandered some mores, did a Gengar raid at Cinderella ‘s castle gym, tried to do another Suicune at train depot but only 1 other player there
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  • Fri, 00:40: My 3-day meeting in St Petersburg is over, and I’m back in Orlando. Didn’t get away early as the last discussion was on water use
  • Fri, 00:43: I left St Pete at 4, Google routed me south over the Sunshine Skyway bridge to avoid Tampa traffic. I really don’t like long high bridges...
  • Fri, 00:45: Got to Coronado Springs resort at 6–the Pin Trading Night started at 5. Coming late I had easy parking and no line to pick up purchases
  • Fri, 00:46: Found Krissi, Shannon, and Carol with their pins spread out on a table. I opened my mystery boxes and started trading for a complete set
  • Fri, 00:47: Finally put my stuff on a different table for a while, then moved beside K when Carol left—she has an early flight tomorrow
  • Fri, 00:49: I stayed at my table and traded most of the evening—never had a break to go wander myself. Nice evening though I didn’t get any real prizes
  • Fri, 00:50: Krissi and I loaded into my car, waved goodbye to Shannon. We headed to the Holiday Inn Disney Springs where Krissi has a room
  • Fri, 00:51: Shannon had been staying w Krissi until I arrived to save driving back and forth, as they spent the week together
  • Fri, 08:40: Krissi woke up in the night with a bad headache and is spending the morning at least sleeping it off.
  • Fri, 08:40: I stopped by BoardWalk to buy Xmas pin—I’ll be staying there when I come back for a Dec weekend stay and wanted to be sure I had the pin.
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  • Mon, 20:44: I have been neglectful of my Disney tweeting, maybe. A bit. The plan was to drive to Orlando Sunday for 1 night, then on to St Pete for work
  • Mon, 20:45: (Started tweeting in wrong acct, having to copy a couple of entries here)
  • Mon, 20:45: After the 3 day meeting in St Petersburg I'll return to Orlando, meet w Krissi who will be there all week, and we will do several pin events
  • Mon, 20:49: I thought I might get to a park both Sunday night & Monday morning, but plans gang aft agley. Trip down was hard plus of course I left late
  • Mon, 20:51: Sunday drive had a stuck fuel handle so gas overflowed and splashed on my shoe. Note to self: don't pack those shoes in suitcase.
  • Mon, 20:51: Tire pressure light came on, had to stop, dig put pressure gauge nad quarters for air pump and fill the low tire
  • Mon, 20:53: Then an accident south of Ocala caused a 30 min delay--accident as all clear when I went by, but delay persisted.
  • Mon, 20:55: Got to Orlando about 7, headed right to Disney Springs and Homecoming restaurant for my favored chicken and doughnuts.
  • Mon, 20:56: Walked a bit after dinner playing Pok�mon, but raids were over for the day so it was quiet. Went to hotel, a Marriott Courtyard, used points
  • Mon, 20:58: Hotel still charges for parking but only $10/day. Nicer, newer feel than Springhill Suites in the same cluster, for same cost in points
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  • Tue, 20:28: Forgot to post a pick of new Minnie vans, Disneys latest attempt to help their transportation issues. Note these ar… https://t.co/Ylr6iGSFii
  • Tue, 20:29: Minnie vans are ordered thru Lyft app, but are driven by Disney CMs and charge a flat $20/trip even w intermediate stops.
  • Tue, 20:37: Alas, Minnie vans supplant the park-to-park, inside-security, Express bus service that I found very useful. This is not a replacement

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  • Mon, 12:27: No A/C until load area which is small. I didn't get to load before park open and FP+ riders started, but few people pick this for FP
  • Mon, 12:28: Ride itself is very beautiful, Navi Shaman animatronic marvelous, but I think this ride will only warrant repeating when there is no wait
  • Mon, 12:30: Breakfast at Satuli Canteen:egg and veggie 'pods' (bao). Pretty good, and several other breakfast options sound in… https://t.co/xyBk0QP5tZ
  • Mon, 12:31: As I finished eating and tweeting, someone sat down at other end of my table. After a few I look up, and its Mark!
  • Mon, 12:32: Mark and I char while he eats, and I abandon a vague idea of a MK dash in favor of an outlet store run w Mark.
  • Mon, 12:33: We both picked up several pins/pin sets for trading or personal colllections. Store much more sane on Monday morning than Sun pm
  • Mon, 12:33: Gave Mark a ride to Disney Springs, am now about to hit the road to Atlanta

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  • Sun, 13:27: Spotted an Alakazam raid as I pulled out of KLP. Tried solo twice, couldn't quite make it, a car of 4 players pulled up and we won easily
  • Sun, 14:58: Kory told us the outlet mall was a spot to look for Heracross, so that was my next stop. Alas none spotted.
  • Sun, 15:00: Disney outlet store was a madhouse with the line to pay stretching thru what seemed like half the aisles--I didn't even look at pin lanyards
  • Sun, 15:01: Headed to Disney Springs to wander a bit, maybe find a snack, definitely need a cold drink. Rain shower just hit, hope it will be done soon
  • Sun, 20:36: Spent a nice interval in the A/C at Starbucks with an iced coffee, then did a circuit of Disney Springs in search of Heracross or Corsola
  • Sun, 20:43: Long story short, have found no more of the Pok�mon regionals since the first few.
  • Sun, 21:47: Decided on Raglan Road for dinner--already eaten at Homecoming 2x this trip. Found a seat at the bar, able to see the band and dancers OK
  • Sun, 21:49: Dinner was an "Irish egg" (not Scotch as it's an Irish pub) and roaster Brussels sprouts w bacon and almonds. https://t.co/UpOOrMRLhj
  • Sun, 21:50: As I finished eating, spotted a Zapdos raid towards the other end of Disney Springs, at the now-dead DisneyQuest
  • Sun, 21:51: At DisneyQuest, found a group of 5 Pok�mon players trying to gather a large enough group for the Zapdos. Eventually had 11 or so in the raid
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  • Sat, 22:41: Radio silence today was largely due to busy pin trading, with a preliminary round of minor panic. Overall, a good day though.
  • Sat, 22:45: I lost my trading tabs for today, apparently having fallen from the credentials pouch for the event. First reaction from CM was "sorry"
  • Sat, 22:46: Others who also lost tabs were in line behind me. I overheard a couple saying they had been given a few tabs. I asked again, and got some.
  • Sat, 22:48: After that rough start, I joined Krissi, Rocky, and Carol in the trading lines, eventually joined by Debbie and Terrie.
  • Sat, 22:49: Also made excursions into the back room to trade with Kory, Debbie P, and Mark.
  • Sat, 22:51: After the event ended at 5:30, Krissi was debating a stop for fish & chips, while I was thinking of a burger at Crews Cup Lounge in hotel
  • Sat, 22:52: Ominous dark clouds convinced Krissi to join me on a brisk walk to Beach Club, leave bags in room, then to Crews Cup.
  • Sat, 22:54: Just beat the downpour of rain to the hotel. Lobby, halls, and restaurants promptly fill up with those whose plans needed better weather.
  • Sat, 22:55: We beat the crowd to Crews Cup, had our good burgers, the stopped at Beaches and Cream for ice cream. I got my 1-scoop hot fidget sundae
  • Sat, 22:57: Back to room around 7, and Krissi began Pinterest-organization for tomorrow where she's joining Shannon at a non-Disney follow-on pin event
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  • Fri, 16:40: Mixed day of pin trading at the event. We did 2 rounds on a line where you pick 1 of 4 boxes, the CM removes lid and you get 60 sec
  • Fri, 16:43: Fewer pins to choose from in boxes, and if not refreshed often the selection can be poor. I got Artist Proof pins but not exciting ones
  • Fri, 16:46: After a brief stop at hotel to drop pin stuff we are off to MK for Halloween party in Shannons car. Yes, it's August...
  • Fri, 17:21: Parked at the Contemporary, went thru security in the new procedure, boarded monorail to MK
  • Fri, 18:09: We entered on our party tickets since it was after 4, got our party wristbands, and also collected the special Sorcerers card for the party
  • Fri, 18:11: Short wait at the Plaza, so we'll start with some dinner. It also looks like it's about to storm-- it would be great for that to happen now
  • Fri, 20:21: Plaza favorite, the Reuben. Krissi got a mac and cheese with pork. https://t.co/YqAjcO2h7h
  • Fri, 20:23: Our good luck with weather streak at the Plaza continues--it rained before we finished up and now might be done for the evening
  • Fri, 20:27: Hit some treat spots, then to Circus store for party pins. Abysmal luck w mystery pins (not returnable)--I got the… https://t.co/dS1nSTFvkM
  • Fri, 22:13: Headed to Frontierland pin store, were told mystery boxes were sold out. Tried to find a spot for parade, ended up on store porch
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