Disney World Day 4
Trip Start Mar 25, 2013
24Trip End Apr 21, 2013
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Meet Mickey Mouse at the Town Centre 8am
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad fastpass space mountian, splash mountain,peter pans flight fastpass , adventures of winnie the pooh fastpass ,jungle cruise fastpass, mickeys philharmagic fastpass 8:30am
Pirates of the Caribbean 8:00am-12:00pm 9am
Haunted Mansion 8:00am-1:00AM 10am
Move It Shake It Parade 35mins 11am
Magic Kingdom 12.30 move it shake 35mins and it dream come true parade 15mins and on at 3pm @ 12:30pm
Organise Cavern Tour 9am sunday april 7th ph 850 482 1228 $26 2pm
Epcot Meet Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom 3:50pm-5:50pm 3pm
Meet Winnie the Pooh & Friends in the United Kingdom 4.00pm,4:50pm-8:15pm 4pm
In Mexico Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros 11:00am-9:00pm 5pm
Meet Snow White in Germany 5:20pm & 6:20pm 6pm
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular 10pm for 12 min at Magic Kingdom 8pm
Magic Hours Epcot 9pm
Tuesday 2nd April - Magic Kingdom
Up at 8am.
Arrived by boat to see Disney world at crowd capacity, the crowds are quite incredible.
We have learn't that nothing happens quickly here and you need to allow hours for just a single attraction, so we took advantage of our fast pass and got a ticket for the
Jungle Cruise, whilst waiting for that we lined up for the Rocky Mountain Railroad ( One that Mum you will remember because you went on it at least twice when we were here
many years ago), the wait was about 45 minutes but there are many little things to keep the crowds entertained whilst waiting, most of which are interactive and certainly
makes the wait more enjoyable. The ride was just as much fun as i remember, Wendy was able to enjoy this as well Lilia loved it, no need to mention the fact that Jack and I
loved it so much too. After this we went and got a fast pass ticket to Splash Mountain but we couldn't return for two hours, so we had some lunch and walked through some
popular rides which the wait was over 2 hours for and the earliest fat pass time to return was at 7pm.
We proceeded through and shortly we had boarded ready for Splash Mountain ( we expected to get quite wet as this was the mentioned before you boarded ) so I had my camera
covered up and used Wendy's little one. Funnily enough the ride had technical difficulties and we were stuck at the very top just peering over the big drop, we were stuck for
about 15 minutes whilst they figured the problem, finally we dropped over the ledge for a fast dive into water and yes there was a big splash but it was nice. The best past
was that we were given 4 free fast passes to use at any attraction due to the wait we had endured, so all in all it was well worth it
now over 3 hours.
We decided to try and get another ride in as it is so difficult with the crowds to see and do everything so we had to pick what we could do in the time we had taking into
account the waits. We headed over to Space Mountain and Jack and I went through with our free passes and avoided a 2 hour line up, this ride was super fast in pitch blackness
but it was so much fun, we will do this again tonight when we return for the 2nd lot of rides that we have planned. After Space Mountain we went and got 2 more lots of fast
passes to coincide with tonights return trip, so we now have planned for tonight to see Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh and Ariel under Sea adventure, we need to return by 6:30pm
to fit everything in, it will most likely be another late night.
It's now 4pm and we have a couple of hours to relax before heading back tonight, the kids and over swimming whilst i try to catch up on our travel logs, after 3 days it's not
easy remembering all the things we do as we fit so much into each day
The squirrels are everywhere and Jack and I have secret planned to bring home at least 5 each, they are just so lovely and cute little critters, just like little kittens, so
very playful running around and doing little somersaults. There are also some of the most beautiful little bright red birds which kind of look like woodpeckers but i'm not
We caugh the boat back over at 6:30 as planned and this time we had fast passes for everything we wanted to do, it would be tight to fit them all in but this is the only way
we get to see the things we had planned on, otherwise you just miss too much.
We first went and saw Winnie the Pooh, it a short ride with loads of color and was very well done, this was mostly for Lilia as she had missed out on a few rides that Jack and
I got to do so it was only fair she got a few special rides too
After this we had to 30 minutes to wait until the next rides time was due so we decided to squeeze in a couple of extra activities. The first was the Swiss Family Robinson
Tree house - this was a huge tree about 5 stories high and had lots of props from the movie, climbing roped stair and crossing swinging bridges the kids and both Wendy and I
enjoyed it thoroughly.
There was still time before the next ride so we really wanted to see the Pirates of the Caribbean. Although we couldn't get a fast pass the wait was only 30 minutes so we
took a punt and went for it hoping we wouldn't run short of time to get to the net attraction, we just made it through and it was fantastic, although very hard to take photos
as it was so dark and there is no flash photography allowed, but i still managed to get quite a few pictures anyway ( without flash ) , i seem to remember some of this but
perhaps i am mistaken not sure if it was here when we came or not.
When it finished we had to hurry to get to the next ride which again was mostly for Lilia and it was called Ariel Undersea Adventure, this was a beautifully decorated ride
where Lilia practically told the whole story as we went though the ride, she loved it
We were now ready to enter the most popular attraction in Disney world, this is Peter Pans Flying Adventure - this was a slow paced ride flying over the most beautiful painted
scenes and animated characters, again this was excellent but in my opinion it wouldn't be worthy of a 3 hour wait and i felt it was a bit overrated, Wendy tended to disagree
and thought it was well worth it, I know Lilia thought the same, Jack was probably impartial but enjoyed it still.
Well it was about 8pm by now and we had covered off more than we had planned, so far this was the most successful part of our Disney trip but we still had time for one more
ride - this was for Jack and I to go back to Space Mountain for the 2nd time and use up the free fast passes we got earlier in the day, so we went straight past the crowds who
had been waiting for over 2 hours to ride, we were very lucky. It was just amazing and even better the 2nd time.
it's time to get home, and the parade on main street is just starting so the task of exiting the park is a huge task as the crowd are crazy and there are so many rude people
with these huge double prams who just block the whole pathway. We got turned back to a differnt exit after walking for 10 minutes only to have to back track the way we came,
anyway we finally got out and managed to get back to line up for the boat ride home, we were also lucky to retrieve Jack LA hat that he had lost on the way home earlier today,
the boat captain kept it for us, that was another bit of luck
Back home and straight to bed for the kids as I need to wake then at 6am tomorrow as we plan to get to the Animal Kingdom park for Magic Hours tomorrow.
I have taken over 1400 photos in the last 3 days so I just cannot upload them all, the other night I uploaded 2 days worth and it took me until 2am, i was up at 6am the next
day and have been getting very little sleep so I will wait for some more time to upload the photos. The other thing is that keeping the batteries charged is a bit of a
challenge as all camera's and laptop is getting a huge workout. You'll be pleased to know I haven't looked at work email since leaving LA, which feels really nice like a proper
break away, I do get a little worried for my team members though.