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hedgehogcs
11-26-2000, 07:58 PM
Cast: Chris (Overemotional Trip Report Author & Happy Mom)
Jack (Overgrown Kid & Happy Dad)
Katie (14yo Wonderful Daughter)
Jenny (12yo Wonderful Daughter)
Dan (12 yo Wonderful Son)

We woke up early this morning, hoping to zip over to Disney-MGM to catch the two big thrill rides (since we missed them on Friday) – Tower of Terror & Rock n’ Roller Coaster. We headed straight for RnR & got a Fastpass for 30 minutes later, then jumped on it since there was almost no wait. (All but Jenny, who just couldn’t bring herself to face this one.) This ride was being built last time we were here – so it was a first for us. What a rush!! I thought this was the smoothest coaster I’ve ever ridden. Wish it was longer!! Then we walked over to Tower of Terror – again, there was no wait. It was just Jack, Katie & I on this one. Tons of fun, as usual. It amazes me that even though I have been on this ride many times, I still get really nervous in the queue area. By now, it’s time for us to go back to RnR to use our Fastpass (smart idea, Jack!) so off we go again! Awesome! Then we leave Disney-MGM for Epcot…and it’s only 9:00!

Right away, we picked up a Fastpass for Test Track (have I mentioned how much I love Fastpass?) and went on the new Journey Into Your Imagination ride. I have to say that I was disappointed with what they have done with this ride. It just seems very lacking compared to all the other recent additions to the park. After that, we went on the Living with the Land boat ride and when we came out, it was drizzling a little. Hmm…there was no rain in the forecast! Back to Test Track to use our Fastpass – had a great time. Now it’s 11:00 and time to head to World Showcase!

First we head to Canada, where the O Canada movie was just starting. This movie always make me want to pack up & head north. What beautiful scenery! When we came out of the movie, the rain had started in earnest, so we ducked into Le Cellier to see if they could take us early for our lunch ressies, hoping to wait the rain out here. They did and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch! Cheddar cheese soup rules!! Unfortunately, the rain is still going on strong when we’re ready to go. Jack bravely volunteers to run up to the nearest shop to buy us all ponchos. (My hero!) Clad in yellow plastic and looking like little yellow ghosties, we headed toward the Milennium Village.

I thought this was wonderful. We spent a lot of time here, looking through the different pavilions and the creative ways they offered information. Finally, we figured we had more to see, so we continued our trek around the World Showcase, stopping in Japan for the girls to enjoy some prime shopping time (they are both taking Japanese in school and are very into Japanese culture). We got to hear the drummers for a while – they are always enjoyable. Of course, we took in American Adventure and I cried (as always). Then we were going to find a place to watch Tapestry of Nations, but the 4:00 parade was cancelled due to the rain. We rode the Maelstrom & El Rio del Tiempo before heading back to Future World to see Spaceship Earth, which had no wait at all at this point.

Then we got a quick dinner at the Electric Umbrella & headed back to World Showcase, since the girls had decided on something else they wanted from Japan and we were hoping to catch the 6:10 ToN, but then the rain turned really ugly so we knew it would be cancelled. So we took the launch over & noticed that it was almost time for the 6:45 Candlelight Processional to start & the waiting line (almost empty!) was being let in!! This was a spectacular show – Jodi Benson did a wonderful job narrating & the music was heavenly. Afterwards, we finished our shopping and headed back to Future World to see if Test Track had reopened (the rain had stopped). It hadn’t, but we had some time so we caught Universe of Energy and got out just in time to get a prime spot for Illuminations 2000, which was breathtakingly beautiful.

On the way out, we stopped to watch the Fountain which is so gorgeous. The bus line was horrendous, but they had so many buses running, it took no time at all!! Our bus driver was a treat! He had us all singing all the way back to the hotel and that put the cap on an absolutely wonderful day!!

Tomorrow’s plan: Back to the Magic Kingdom to do our favorites again – then over to Epcot for one last chance at Tapestry of Nations….then (gulp) head home.

LisaTx
11-28-2000, 06:31 AM
That sounds like a wonderful day. :) I could ride RnR over and over and over and over. :D

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Lisa :)

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LvsTnk
11-28-2000, 07:22 AM
I have loved reading your reports, cannot wait for today's post! Thanx!

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PoohbearLisa
11-28-2000, 04:31 PM
I was so excited to read your trip report. It seems like it is so similar to my itinerary! We,too, are doing Future World am,and Canada first with lunch at Le Cellier. :)

Marla Hellwig
01-13-2001, 04:51 PM
A wonderful but wet day. Thanks for posting!