Greetings from Florida! The week has been going well, even though the weather has been a little unsettled. Wednesday was close to 80, and today we were lucky to hit 60. The parks have been more crowded than we expected, but manageable. I thought I might share a few moments.
1. You Want us to be What?
So, we were approaching the test drive ride in Epcot with the usual heated debate: should we stand in line or get a Fast Pass and come back later? The negotiation spilled over to whether my younger daughter was going to get on at all. (Her--Is it fast? It sounds fast! Me--Not too fast. Kind of on the slow end of fast. Her later--You lied to me. Me later--Technically I didn't. Although, maybe I did on the no curves part.) When we finally approached the gate all decided, a Disney employee asked if we would like to be the family of the hour. Immediately, my lawyer brain kicks in. What's involved? Obligations? Photos with advertising rights? Will we have to sign waivers?
I'm in vapor lock when my mother pipes up, "what do we get?" The dude says, "cut the line and get two rides instead of one." Sold. Man, maybe I do need a vacation.
2. Close Encounters of the WTF Kind.
They travel in packs. They look alike. They speak a strange kind of language.
And when they get riled, they...well, I can't even describe it.
Yes, you know what I'm talking about. Cheerleaders. Some kind of national competition nearby. Enough said.
3. Dinner in Cindarella's Castle.
Nice to do once. I wouldn't go again, though.
4. Look at that Guilty Face.
I just found this scene silly. Is he selling fish traps, perhaps?
5. Buses Here, Buses There, Buses Everywhere.
(And an occassional boat.)
6. Hey Kids, You Want to Meet Ariel, Right? Right??
As promised, here's Ariel. I'm not stalking. Really.
7. Nice Time for a Nap in Animal Kingdom.
8. Who Can Resist Snow White?
And lastly, I just couldn't resist sneaking into a picture with Snow White.
See you all this weekend!
UPDATE: Yes, Anne, I did ride Tower of Terror today!! Very cool, even though I hate dropping rides. They did a great job with the hotel/twilight zone decor. Good thing I warmed up by riding the Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster. Kodak moment: me turning to my wife deep in line when I overheard something she said. "You mean this thing goes upside down?" Whoops. That thing takes off so fast, my small intestine was trailing the car.