Up @ 7:30AM this morning because for some reason my apt. complex likes to trim the hedges w/a chain saw at first light right outside my window. At least it gets Pete up and in the car by 9AM. Make pretty good time, park at the TTC and are in the MK by 11AM. Postcard pixie at Emporium and City Hall for a few min., and then off to Fantasyland.
Now, I know this is the 3rd time I’ve visited since becoming an AP holder, but we haven’t really spent any quality time in the MK until today because of crowd levels. It really wasn’t bad - did most of Fantasyland (except for Pooh, why that ride always is at least 30 min. long is beyond me) by walking on just about everything.
PETE WAS A BIG BOY TODAY!!! He wants me to make sure that I tell everyone on DC that he got on Space Mountain and Splash Mountain today without being a baby. I am very proud (and a lot less irritated, it was really lame standing in line and riding by myself all the other times).
We had a PS at Liberty Tree Tavern for 1:30PM, but we were starving by 12:30, so we tried to go early, and they were very polite and accommodating. Pete had the Colony Salad, and I had the Old Glory Burger. Both were good. We really liked the atmosphere more than anything, but I would have enjoyed it far more if I could have had an actual BEER in the TAVERN. Gotta love the MK :wacko:
So then it was on to the HM (where we noticed that if you look on the floor next to the piano bench, you can actually see a shadow of the ghost who is playing it!), and then adventureland. We decided to do the Jungle Cruise since there was literally no line, and we hadn’t done it since our honeymoon, and then we did the Magic Carpets. Thank goodness I managed to talk Pete out of the Tiki Room - that show just grates on me like Small World - then we split a Dole Whip and watched a little bit of the parade. By this time the park was a bit crowded, so it was off to EPCOT.
Got a FP for Test Track and walked right on Mission:Space. We were left in the holding area for a REALLY long time, I suspect a protein spill:biggrin: Then we arrive 10 min early for our FP at Test Track and they make us wait. The standby line said 25 min. We finally get to our FP time, and there is NO LINE at either FP or standby. What a waste of a FP - we could have given them to another couple for use later on and just walked on - idiots.
Did our usual stroll through World Showcase. Now, the Flower and Garden Festival doesn’t officially start until Friday, but a lot of the things were already up - it was BEAUTIFUL! Had a Lowenbrau in Germany, Pete got his turkey leg (he was really hankering for it:laugh:), I got a Harp in Rose & Crown, then it was off to Spaceship Earth (and my little nap), a couple of games in Innoventions, and then home again. I was SO tired, I couldn’t make it to the fireworks at either MK or EPCOT today.
Hope you liked it. :mickey: