Day~4, Mon Oct 19th
Today was our AK day. The original plan was to hit AK early since it was EMH, leave after the parade then hop over to HS to close it down since Tues & Wed we WERE planning to spit those days with a HS-Epcot/waterpark. Since the cold snap had came in we nixed the water add-on and just stuck with the hoppers (which we’ve still yet to use). Alarm sounded at 6:30, snooze. 6:40, snooze. 6:50-see a pattern here. We’re still feeling the F&W from yesterday:nuke:
Allright, 7:15 everyone up-NOW!!! I’m on vacate, I can sleep when I get home. Eat & out the door by 8:30. Missed EMH but I was just happy to get there before noon. Told the girls they could wear shorts today, they would freeze at first but hopefully warm up later. The high was supposed to reach 70, much better than the 60 high yesterday. Sounds like heaven to some of you northerns but remember, we’re from LA and hadn’t climatized seasons yet.
We missed the bus by 1 min:frown: which meant it’d be after 9:30 before we got to AK so we drove and made it in less than 15.
In the park, head to Safari. Walk-on. Over to Asia to get 6 FP for EE so Jess, Jo & I could ride twice. Walked through trails while waiting for FP. Changed my mind about EE, gave my 2 tics to Jess & Jo and went with Jeff to Camp Mickey to help with the other 2. All met at Tough to be a Bug before heading to Fest of Lion King. That is a MUST on every AK trip. That show is amazing, or maybe it’s the song- I don’t know but I IT!
After Lion King the girls want pizza, Jo & I want Flame Tree and as usual Jeff doesn’t care. To him it’s food! Send them to Pizzafari while we grab ours and meet back to eat. Funny, those 2 restaurants don’t look that far apart on the map but carrying food through crowds was a forever commute. It was worth it…My Turkey Sandwich was awesome! After lunch we waddle over to Dinoland, and ride all those shakey-hurley-spiny things one would think you wouldn’t ride after eating. For some strange reason none of it affected us. The Mouse God was watching over apparently. Went back to river rapids. It was walk-on so the girls ended up riding it twice. Don’t think FP for that was ever turned on that day. Head to front for a little shopping before getting a spot for the parade so we could leave with the rest of the heard afterwards.
4:30 back in the car. We decided to slow down at this point or else we’d never make it through the week so we called it a day for parks. On the way back to our hotel we took Jo over to AKL & WL. She goes to Disney often and prefers the deluxe yet had never seen either of these. I forsee a future trip to WL for her, although GF is still her fav. She likes staying on the rail. I talked to her about DVC so who knows?
Back at hotel we decided to try Mangino’s since it was closed the other night. Wish it wouldn’t been that night too.:eek: I ordered Pasta Jambalya (needed my spice fix). It was :blow:. Nothing against chef’s but please leave LA cooking to LA, and i’ll leave ordering LA food to LA. Or better yet, cook it myself:biggrin: It was more like spaghetti/meatballs but with andouille and chick instead of meatballs. DH being the sweetie he is switched with me. He ordered chick fettucini. Later that eve I realized as much as I liked it…it DID NOT like me. OK, i’m ready to boycott dinner on this trip at this point. That was 4 for 4.
Start the day in a warm huddle
Love the background on this pic
These guys were the greatest