So for days 2 and 3 of our Florida Vacation, Drew and I were going to see Magic Kingdom and Epcott Center.
After a shuttle ride and the monorail and then a boat ride, I had finally arrived at Disney World.
My Disney coach (my friend Elena, who goes with her family to D World or D Land at least once a year) instructed us to use our Fast Pass to do the big rides. First stop: Space Mountain.
I did not realize this was a roller coaster in the dark. It was pretty trippy and exciting.
Then we hopped on a little train to get over to the next area.
Instead, we stood in line FOREVER
The one thing Drew really wanted to do was go through the cool Swiss Family Robinson tree house that he remembered from his childhood visit.
But in the middle of my cynicism, the parade happened. I don't know if they do it every hour or what but out come these big floats with the Disney characters on them and fun young people in costume dancing around to happy music.
|We were this close to Woody from Toy Story!
|The guy in blue on the right was not so sure about stilt woman. Ha Ha Ha!
|I sort of got into the dancing part.
After we killed some time dancing and walking around a lot, we did Pirates of the Caribbean. It was pretty lame.
Our final Fast Pass ride was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
This ride I actually really liked as you can tell by my giggling on the second video.
17 second video of Big Thunder Mtn Railroad.
1 minute video of me screaming my head off on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
After that, it was 4:30 PM and our feet hurt so bad all we wanted to do was go soak in the hot tub, but we really wanted to see Epcot Center and we really didn't want to come back the next day.
We stopped long enough on the way out of the Magic Kingdom to watch this very talented brass band.
1 minute video of band playing at Magic Kingdom.
After the trek out of the park, the boat ride, and the monorail again, it was 5:30 before we hit Epcot.
I was so tired by this point that you can imagine my elation at Germany.
By the time we left Germany for Morroco, it was dark!
We waited around for the fireworks with some more time to kill so we went through "Characters" I think it was called. You walk through and get your picture taken with your favorites.
|Goofy had probably been getting his picture taken for 10 hours straight, be he still had the goofiness to joke around with Drew as to who was taller.
|Christmas card picture right here!
The fireworks were very nice.
Finally at 10:30 PM it was time to bid farewell to Walt Disney World.
So now I am a true American because I have seen Disney World, or at least given my money to the king of commercialism. How American of me.