Ok here it goes…go easy on me, this is my first one!
Myself (Sara) and Veronica AKA Vern (DisneyFreak78)
Day One; April 5, 2006:
The plan was to leave by 8am. We were on the road by 8:30am, not to bad. It’s usually a 3 hour drive to Disney but we had a minor mishap on the Turnpike. Vern had to stop for gas. Normally, not a problem. The problem began when she got back on the Turnpike; she followed the SunPass signs which were leading us South…back home! Had to go back an exit, get off, and get back on…this time north! Didn’t loose too much time but I found humor in it! Anyways, we get to Disney World around noon. We headed on over to Port Orleans French Quarter to check in. Neither of us has stayed here before. So nice! I love that it was small. Never felt overwhelmed by masses of other guests. The lady at the front desk was unimpressed with Hoops and Yoyo but let us take her picture in the end. We were put in building one, with a slight water view. Very pretty and quiet since we were away from the action. After dropping off our stuff, we were on our way to the Magic Kingdom! Actually we stopped in the Resort Gift Shop so I could get a lanyard for my pins. I have gathered about 10 freebies over the years and decided I would trade them for something good. It actually tuned out to be really fun talking with the Cast Members. (Vern yelled at me whenever I just starting looking at their pins without introducing myself first.) Anyways, now we were really on our way to the Magic Kingdom. Didn’t really like having to circle Riverside before heading out each time on the buses, but we did always have a seat! Finally got to the Magic Kingdom around 1pm. Headed over to Tomorrowland and grabbed some fast passes to Space Mountain. They were for much, much later in the day, but we could get another in two hours so it wasn’t that bad. Decided it was time for lunch, so we headed over to Cosmic Ray’s for some veggie burgers. They changed them from the “veggie” to the “Boca” type so they weren’t as good, but still hit the spot! After lunch we rode Buzz Lightyear’s…I finally won! Went on the Carousel of Progress, where I think we annoyed the people in front of us by talking and singing along with the ride since we know it by heart. Of course we had to ride the TTA…I still call it the People Mover. “Paging Mr. Morrow! Mr. Tom Morrow!” Love that ride. After that we took the back way to Mickey’s Toontown. There were ridiculously long lines for the characters so we passed on that. Instead grabbed a snack and ate it in the shade. Decided to head to Fantasyland. Stopped and played around in Pooh’s Playful Spot. The Cast Member explained that you have to be twelve and under. We explained that we are we are just tall for our age. He laughed and let us pass. It’s a Small World had a line! :eek: We made an executive decision to not wait and moved on to Mickey’s PhillharMagic. We then had a singing contest with these teenagers behind us to see who could be louder. I think we won since they didn’t know all the words. Next, on to the Haunted Mansion. Love it. Next, Frontierland. Splash Mountain was out of FastPassess and had a 70 minute wait! :eek: Decided we would check back later. Instead got a fast pass for Thunder Mountain which was for only an hour away! Hopped on the train back to Mickey’s Toontown to go ride Space Mountain. Walked all the way in to have the ride break right when we got there. Never turned in the Fast Pass so we figured we’d come back. Never did. Oh well. Next we trekked back over to Thunder Mountain. Grabbed a FastPass for the Jungle Cruise first and then it was off to the “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!” So much fun! Next, it was dinner time. Columbia Harbor House…yummy chowder! Then it was off to the Jungle Cruise. This was my first ride at night. It adds something to it! Love the corny jokes! Then we went back over to Splash Mountain. The sign now said 10 minutes! Actually it should have said 0 minutes! We literally walked right on! Took a funny picture and then ran back on for another funny picture! First one came out better so we got that one. Wishes was coming up, which we both love, so it was time to find a seat. Found one right out of Liberty Square and had a pretty good view. After Wishes, we waited for the crowds to thin and then braved the Emporium. Decided that we would get most of out shopping done in the World of Disney since we get the AP discount so we didn’t buy anything. Caught a bus back to the hotel. Grabbed a late night snack of beignets…mmmmm sugar! Then off to the land of nod. :closedeye
Wow that was long!
Up next…Day 2!
PS…we’re in the back, not the scared ones in the front!