Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a way to end a great trip!

I'm finally almost finished blogging about Disney World! Yay!

So, after visiting Hollywood Studios, we traveled back to the Magic Kingdom. Day 2 involved lots of traveling: Hotel shuttle to Animal Kingdom, Disney bus to the TTC, Monorail to Magic Kingdom, Monorail back to the TTC, Disney bus to Hollywood Studios, Disney bus back to the TTC, Monorail back to Magic Kingdom, Monorail back to the TTC, Monorail to Epcot, and finally, the hotel shuttle back to the hotel. Whew.

The traditional Mickey flowers. Loved the vintage-ness of these flowers, but Disneyland's birthday hat Mickey with Mickey balloons is just too cute!

Main Street is still so awesome. Wow.

Disney World has the other two quadruplets. ;)
Slightly different party hats than Disneyland.
Tomorrowland entrance
Buzz! We pulled fastpasses for this (I think?) but never found time to ride it. :(
Unfortunately, we DID go to Stitch's Great Escape. I would never, EVER, EVER recommend this to anyone. Some Disney attractions get labels like "lame," "boring," "okay," "not my favorite," etc. but I've never given an attraction these labels until this attraction: "horrible," "terrible," "worst attraction ever," painful," "made me want to puke," "hated it," and "almost cried." I know that sounds dramatic. But honestly. It was the WORST. I HATED it. I am slightly claustrophobic and I can't handle having my shoulders pressed down. You know how when you are swimming, sometimes people will playfully push you under the water by coming up behind you and pushing your shoulders? I hate that. It gives me little panic attacks. Even though this isn't a ride, per say, they lock you into your seats by pushing a shoulder restraint thing over your head. I thought I was going to die. I really did almost cry. And I tried desperately the entire time to push the shoulder thing off of me. There is a point that Stitch "jumps" on your restraints, which pushes them down further and I was seriously freaking out. I thought I was going to have to be wheeled out of there and taken directly to Disney World's Nut Farm.

After going on the attraction from you-know-where, we decided to have a "nostalgic" experience and headed over to the Carousel of Progress. Obviously, I never saw this as a kid. It left Disneyland in 1973. But my mom talks about it often and sings the song all the time. "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow waiting at the end of every day! There's a great big beautiful tomorrow and tomorrow is just a dream away!"

This attraction made me smile. :)

Disney World has the People Movers! They weren't running, but they were there!

Teacups. I refuse to go on this one, but I thought the setup was cute. Love the teapot in the middle! :)

Winnie the Pooh is in Fantasyland here and it a very popular ride. They actually have fastpasses for it. Totally weird. In Disneyland, the wait time is generally 3 minutes.

Peter Pan Fastpass! So cool!

I had TOO much fun in Liberty Square.

Hidden Mickeys are always on the brain. I love this photo. :)

We also we to the (LAME) Tiki Room: Under New Management. Here is the (LAME) pre-show.

The windows were the only cool thing about the Tiki Room here. I am apparently a Tiki Room purist because I was angry that they tried to change it to make it more "hip" and "modern." Hey if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Fun Florida wildlife. Or. Just a duck.

Random mask
Stupid Kanye glasses. I hate these glasses, by the way.
Loved this hat! Too bad I'm too cheap to actually purchase it. :)
Blurry, but so beautiful!
Yes! Talk about a blast from the past!

After fireworks. :) I loved the fireworks show, even though it's very similar to Remember! Dreams Come True but without Julie Andrews. I hated their Fireworks system, or lack thereof. In Disneyland, you can only stand in certain places. All of the walkways are kept open and moving. Not so much in Florida. I will never again complain about having to walk ALL the way around the hub to get from Frontierland to Fantasyland. At least you can move!
Bye bye, Magic Kingdom!

After this, we ALMOST missed our shuttle. We got to do about a mile-long sprint. We barely barely made it. We were late but luckily, the shuttle driver saw us sprinting across the HUGE parking lot and was nice enough to wait.
Goodbye, Florida!

Thanks for stickin with me! Next up: June Disneyland trip with mom!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!