Walt Disney World October 2011 Part2
OK, so, day 1.
My folks were set to arrive later that morning, so my husband, daughter, and I decided to head to the Magic Kingdom. Holy cow, so much fun.
The first thing we did was walk on to ,that's right no waiting, Pirates of the Caribbean. I was excited because I haven't seen the new Jack Sparrow additions yet. And I wasn't really all that impressed with them. He's in like 3 scenes. He's mentioned alot. But you only see him three times. That's not ok with me for all the hype that was blown up about it. But oh well. We then walked on to Haunted Mansion. I didn't even know they had redone this attraction. And it was well worth it. The outside waiting lines are so much fun with the guy in the bathtub and the instruments that actually play and the moving books. Awesome. Amazing. Then you get inside and it gets better. There's an Escher-esque area, Madam Leota now floats, the ghost bride story really comes together. And the hitchhiking ghosts are awesome. Love it Love it Love. We did the Laugh Floor and we were blown away. The technology they use to be that interative with the audience is stunning. It is completely mind blowing. And it's funny, too. My daughter was apparently sitting between two monsters. Who knew?
The only complaint on this attraction was the waiting area outside and the lack of parental control. I get it. You're at Disney World. But that does not give your kid free license to act like a bunch of monkeys in the zoo. Seriously, line behavior concepts, people. But that's a blog for another day.
We met up with my mom on the Boardwalk for lunch. We ate at the Boardwalk Bakery. Fanfrackintastic. They had a Caprese sandwich. Omigods, I swear I had a mouthgasm. No lie. It was that good. Speaking of food, go with a food plan. You can't go wrong. You pay in advance and then you got no worries for the rest of the trip. We did the counter service plan. 2 meals and 2 snacks each day. And drinks were counted as a snack. I know it doesn't sound like much. But, you get a ton of food. I was worried originally then I saw what all you got. My only worry was hoping the treadmill was still working when I got home. On top of your entree, you got two sides and dessert and a huge drink. And if you stay on property, then you get free refills with your commerative mug. So, yeah awesome. No lack of food there.
During the evening we walked over to The Disney Studios. It's only a 20 minute walk from the hotel. Cool, right? We rode Star Tours. It was awesome. The new 3d format and different story line changes really make it simply one of the best rides there. And my daughter turned out to be the rebel spy. Again, who knew?
We proceeded to get something to eat. Or at least try to get something to eat. We stopped off at one of the places in front of Tower of Terror. Holy cow. What a hot mess. It took half an hour to get our food and when we did it was't right, wasn't cooked, and wasn't good. I wasn't happy. This was the first time ever that I had ever had a problem with anything in Disney and I've been going since 1993. Needless to say but I'll say it anyway, we will not be eating there ever again.
After our so called dinner, we went on Tower of Terror. If you have an 8 year, pay attention. Do not ever let that child know anything about this ride. That being said, my daughter absolutely hated this. She hated it from the minute we got in line. But, we made her. That's right we made her get on. Because, for 6 months prior to this trip all we heard about was, "I want to ride Tower of Terror with Gramma." So, she did. I love this ride. I could ride it over and over. I love that you don't know how far you'll fall or how many times. Love it love it love it. My daughter cried and cried and cried. The exact quote was, "GET ME OFF THIS THING!!!" So, yeah, I'm a bad mommy. I know. And she tried to throw a huge fit about it. But, she got over the whole experience rather quick when I went to throw her over my shoulder and carry her out fireman style. Something about embarrassment in front of strangers.
Overall, it was a good day. So, that's day one. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.