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An early start with the alarm set for 6am. WE provided a choice of hot breakfast - waffles, french toast or pancakes (all thanks to the freezer and microwave) In to Animal Kingdom arriving at 8.50 for it to open at 9am to find...it was already open (we found out they open the doors 15 mins before the official time)
We were immediately tempted with the idea of veering off the plan and so the brave group dashed off ...
... eliminating two of the four legs.)
At Hollywood Studios, we had a short list of wants to visit. We got them all in except for Toy Story Midway Mania. It consistently had a stand-by time of 80 minutes even after the general attendance closing and well into Magic Hours. Fast Passes were no longer being issued. So we decided we would proceed here again another morning and get a head start on the Fast Pass queue.
Everything we went on was ...
... 3 times longer.
Because the rides are much longer, the park is much more spread out, so you do a significant amount of walking in between rides. This took its toll on the skin of our feet resulting in us spending more time taking the ski lift up rather than walking to the top!!
We really enjoyed that fact the park was virtually empty - we did not queue for anything all day!!
... I enter the non-existent line up for the Gran Fiesta boat tour and board immediately. Again, I have a bench to myself and thoroughly enjoy my own company while boating through Mexico. I'm sufficiently cooled down now so I brave the outside dining and purchase some nachos and go all out with a Margarita. The nachos are massive and my drink is sooo strong. I take a sip... Hello I'm drunk! Drunk at DisneyWorld! At least it's not Vogue (for all you SATC fans ;)).
After a few days rest we headed off to Seaworld - for an bit extra buying the Busch Garden tickets you can get the Seaworld one too since they are the same company.
We got the I-ride trolley there about 11.30am so much for the early start!! Its great though for 99p you can get on this and it runs up and down International Drive - 30 mins later we arrive in the park just in time for ...
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