On to today Saturday 8/22/09…
Today we woke up and were out of the hotel room at 6:50am. At Denny’s by 7am, completely fed and back in the car by 7:20am- TOO FAST! TOTALLY WEIRD!!
We made it to the TTC Parking lot by 730am. Way too early, but I wanted to be close enough to walk and not have to take the tram. I have a side by side double stroller and taking that and 2 little ones on the tram would not be fun!!
We made it to the MK turnstiles at 7:50 and the park doesn’t open until 9am. I was hoping to get picked as the family to open the park since we were there soooooo early, but we were about 10 minutes too late!!
You will never guess who I met while waiting… The famous TUNA TOM!! I saw a picture of him in a TR a while back and knew it had to be him. He was at the turnstiles before me. I asked him if he was Tuna Tom and he was. I asked him what he does there every day and he just said walk around. I was hoping to chit chat with him to kill time, but he didn’t seem interested. I told him he was famous!! :laugh:
The kids waited as patiently as possible for MK to open and we headed to Splash and Thunder Mountain. I was very excited to see if DS would finally be tall enough to ride and he was for the 1st time!!
So we raced like every other crazy family to SM and BTMRR. I decided to have him measured first at BTMRR so I didn’t waste Fast Passes or time standing in line. He was given the all clear and was so excited- I might have been even more excited!! So we get our fast passes and head to Splash where he is measured again and again he got the ok to ride!
We got totally soaked on SM!! Off to BTMRR to ride. They measure him again before we get in line and we walk all the way through and are about to be seated when the CM down at the track measures him again and tells me he is too little to ride. UGH!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?! Do you not see we are SOAKED from SM and your CM at the front has already measured him-TWICE!! The CM says too short- he can’t ride. I told him there must be a problem with the measuring sticks and he insisted that they are all checked each morning- I DOUBT IT!! I asked for a supervisor and guess what, he was tall enough!! It is hard to get a 3 year old to stand perfectly straight let alone totally still!!
We ended up being the ONLY people on the ride and it was WONDERFUL!! It is a much smoother ride without all the weight of the other riders!
After BTMRR, we rode Snow White, Tea Cups (HATE THEM!!), Barnstormer, Buzz and Pirates. We watched Storytime with Belle for the first time and also saw the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Parade for the first time. LOVED IT!! I couldn’t help but dance!!
By that time it was just about 12:50 and we decided it was too hot and the clouds were getting black so we decided start the trek back home. We walked through the stores on the way out for some more purchases that we didn’t need! (I bought my first Vinylmation figure!)
We hopped the monorail and hit the road. We made it home exactly 23 hours after we arrived the night before!! It was super fun to have no real plan and just go at last minute!! We were there 2 weeks ago and will be back for Labor Day weekend, but it was great to get another little Disney fix in!! I love that place!!
It was totally doable by myself with 2 kids, but I sure did miss my DH!!
I will post some pictures…