Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Exploring More Parks at Disney World

We were up early on Friday to take full advantage of our early entrance time exploring Magic Kingdom.


Instead of taking a bus to the park, we had to take a boat. We rode our scooters to the dock area and were instructed to take the boat with the green flag.


We chose the windiest and coldest day of our vacation to ride the boat to our destination, and even though it took the boat two attempts to dock due to the wind, we were on our way in no time at all.



We had a long list of the rides we wanted to go on here, so we wasted no time for our fun and excitement to begin. As we entered the gates, Pluto stopped by and made Jerry’s day by giving him a hug, we knew it was going to be a fantastic day.



Then we both met Mickey and had our photo taken with him too!


The longest wait we had was for Tomorrowland Speedway, since they do not offer a Fastpass for this ride, we waited over an hour to drive a car around the track for less than 5 minutes.


But, we took full advantage of Fastpass for all the other much longer lines which is free with each ticket. We did end up riding all the rides we wanted to and many of them were fun and exciting, but, our favorite still remains to be Splash Mountain.


This one park is just about totally mirrored to the one at DisneyLand in Anaheim, California, so we had experienced many of the rides before, but chose to ride them all again. With each ride, we could see the similarities, but the many differences as well.


On Saturday, our last day, we had so much fun, enjoying our adventures at Hollywood Studios. This park was so different than the others and the scenery in itself was worth checking out. The attention paid to all the minuscule details in every set they create was abundant everywhere in the park.


Our ride on the Tower of Terror was the most exhilarating thing ever, we both screamed like little girls for the entire time and we literally left our seats several times, thank goodness for the seat belts. Each ride is a different experience and the one we had was the longest, most drops, and the best one ever.




The rest of the day was spent enjoying Backlot Tours,


Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show,


and unfortunately the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show was pre-empted by a Cheerleading show which we were not interested in at all.




And, then onto some shopping at Downtown Disney. We collect magnets for our refrigerator and pins for our travel map and even though we were told by several people that if we do not find it while at the parks, we were sure to find it at the many stores in Downtown Disney…not true!

While we were still at the parks we found several we liked, but could not make up our minds so we thought we would wait to decide on our last planned day of shopping at Downtown Disney. They had stores that were supposedly dedicated to selling only pins and magnets. The pin store was just that and boy did we score, they had Disney pins galore. But the magnet store was a total bust, even though they were all magnets, none of them were Disney magnets at all. And, the clothing stores, well, we never found the one shirt that I fell in love with but had run out of the size I wanted.

Disappointing?

Yes, but we found a great restaurant while we were there, so make sure to check out the separate review we will be entering for Fulton’s Crab House, the food was amazing.

Even though each park had their own uniqueness about them, our all time favorite would have to be Epcot, followed closely by Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

We will also be entering a separate review for our camping experience at Fort Wilderness Resort. What a 5-star experience!

These are just a few of the photos we took while at the parks, be sure to check out all of our photos, we have loads of them on our Picasa Web Albums.

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