Wednesday October 19, 2005
With very little sleep we leave for the airport at 4:45AM, we have a 6:00am flight to Atlanta and then on to Orlando. We arrive in Atlanta a little early(went through a time change, the flight was a little over an hour and a half). Atlanta was very easy to maneuver through. We had enough time to grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich and get to the next plane. We arrived in Orlando at noon.
We made our way to the Magical Express…the line was very l o n g. I thought well I am sure that it looks worse than it is. I was wrong. Only one family member was allowed in the line and everyone else went to chairs to have a seat. I thought to myself we will never make it to the park, HOWEVER the line moved very quickly. They told us that this was the busy time of the day and normally it is not nearly that crowded. Soon we were on our way to a bus and off to WDW. As we entered through the gates we looked at each other with tears in my eyes and said “WE’RE HOME”!
We checked in, our room was not ready but by the time they finished the paperwork and checked again it was ready so we were able to take our carry-on’s to the room - All Star Movies. We stopped at the gift shop and grabbed an autograph book and headed for the MAGIC KINGDOM.
The castle was beautiful all decked out in gold. It just brings tears to your eyes, or mine anyway to be walking down Main Street. You just want to pinch yourself and say am I really here? YEP! I AM! We had decided that we were going to go the Adventureland and Frontierland first as we had missed them the last trip! So off we go!
We started off at the Swiss Family Treehouse, then on to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin followed by Jungle Cruise. By this time we realize we haven’t eaten all day but at the airport so we find our way to Pecos Bill Cafe to split a burger and fries. The topping bar there was wonderful. I loved all those grilled onions. We head for the Pirates of the Caribbean next.
Now, I don’t ride rides - never have. I rode a few small things last year and lived so I think - this looks OK a nice boat ride. Until the boat started going UPPPPP in the dark and I knew that it was going to have to come down! :eek: lol After it was over I was just fine and feeling a little brave!
Now keep in mind that after each ride we are also checking out all the gift shops and doing some shopping, looking around at everything. As we walk I spot Peter Pan and no line so we stopped in for a picture and autograph. He was so nice and spent some time talking with us. Then we went over to The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management. A very cute show.
Now we see none other than Aladdin. He was just awesome, there were very short to no lines so he takes some time to chat with us too! We decided to go back up to Main Street and look at some of the shops and as we walk around we find Baloo and King Louie too!
We decided it had been a long day and we were ready to go back to the hotel, unpack get a bite to eat and get some rest. Oh yes, and to see just where WILMA was.
Tomorrow - Typhoon Lagoon! :mickey: