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wicket2005
07-23-2009, 05:54 AM
Morning,

I had a really good night's sleep and am ready to go out for another fun day. The choices are today are Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios, having another secret vote.

Off to get ready now.

Kymie
07-23-2009, 06:21 AM
Must be great making decisions on the day! Exciting!!

wicket2005
07-23-2009, 06:38 AM
Afternoon Kymie, yes it is quite fun deciding on the day. The choice is based on the parks quietest days which at this busy time of the year to go is quite essential.

Anyway the vote was 3 to 1 today for Hollywood Studios. Gary voted Animal Kingdom as with his sunburn he didn't think he could pull the shooter on Toy Story Mania fast enough to win.:rotfl: We may pop in Animal Kingdom afterwards just to see the animals but it will depend on how we feel.:goodvibes

Going to get my bag ready now, cya later.

scottishgirl87
07-23-2009, 07:28 AM
Really enjoying your TR, Bev! :thumbsup2

Loving the pics as well! The RPR does look gorgeous ;)

Pinky166
07-23-2009, 08:29 AM
I love your secret votes, such a fun way to decide! I LOL at Gary's reason for not going to DHS. :rotfl2:

Hope your having a great time!

cannp123165
07-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Have a great day! :)

jen_uk
07-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Hope you are having a great day! :cool1:

natalielongstaff
07-23-2009, 10:39 AM
have a fun day :thumbsup2

mandymouse
07-23-2009, 10:52 AM
Have a great day Bev :thumbsup2

irongirlof12
07-23-2009, 11:00 AM
I LOVE that you all vote on where you want to go - it's kinda planned but with an element of choice as well :thumbsup2

looking forward to your update and top tips :worship:

wicket2005
07-23-2009, 02:35 PM
Thanks for wishing us fun.

We just grabbed breakie in the room from stuff we had bought from Walmart then headed down to HS, just after 8 am, it took about 20 minutes. What we have noticed about the parks this year is they have reduced the opening times by one hour, US usually stays open till 10 but shuts at 9 now, HS today was shutting at 7 instead of 9.

We were one for the first in and headed to the rope drop. A kind CM suggested we wait in her shop to the left in the a/c, we stood by the furthest door and waited for the rope drop. Then we were in and off to Toy Story Mania.

Bevś Holiday Tip 6

If you want to go on Toy Story Mania go for when the park opens, everyone heads in that direction in any case, to the right people head into the line for fast passes. Get one of your party to grab fast passes whilst you wait in line as far as you can, then ride the ride. This way you get 2 goes on the most popular ride in the park.

We laughed at an American woman who was talking to someone else she was saying she didn't know why people were all rushing in our direction but she decided to follow. Good job she did otherwise she probably wouldn't have got on the ride.

Another American man really annoyed me because he actually pushed in in front of me. Usually the Americans are like the British and line up probably not like some of the South American countries who will push in. I was quite shocked at how he did it because he split us up, I soon put him straight and we were all together again. We all enjoyed TSM it is such good fun. When we left there was already a 40 minute wait.

There was a 35 minute wait for ToT (we donīt do waits) and RnR had a 30 minute wait. We decided to do single rider on RnR and were straight on. Craig didn't go on as he doesn't like sitting next to a stranger. We grabbed a fast pass for ToT (45 min wait at 9.55) and then went back on TSM which was now showing a 80 minute wait at 10 am.

Afterwards we grabbed a snack, yummy key west lime pie for me, love it and drinks. We grabbed another fast pass for RnR before using our FP for ToT. This ride and Dr Doom are the only ones in the area that make me feel nervous but hey it was okay. My heart got a good workout.

Next we did the Muppets which only had a 5 minute wait followed by American Idol. The singers were pretty good. We then decided, voted, to leave the park at 1 pm popping in a jewellery shop on the way out on the right. It had all the Disney charms in but I was unsure about the silver as a few people have said it looks different to the Pandora silver.

On the way back we called in Premium Outlets and grabbed a sub. We were all fading a bit so headed back to the hotel for a rest and are now going down to the pool.

buzz for boys
07-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Fab im really enjoying your report!! Its really working out for you deciding on the day what to do x
have fun tomorrow feel silly saying thats ur in orlando of course you will have fun !

Pinky166
07-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Glad you had a lovely day in DHS. I can't wait to to TSM again. :cool1:

Personally I think the Chamilia charms are a different colour to Pandora, they are brighter. Hence the reason I am doing the seperate bracelet....you need to get another bracelet. ;)

suzycute
07-23-2009, 04:04 PM
I love your live trip reports! Can't wait to go on TSM in September! :thumbsup2

cannp123165
07-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Sounds like you are having a good day so far. :thumbsup2 Thank you so much for doing the live report - it is so much fun to read.

Kymie
07-23-2009, 04:35 PM
Lovin the report!! Must be lovely to just take things as they come! My poor lot do it commando style (march march march - not the 'other' commando style :lmao:)

wicket2005
07-23-2009, 05:17 PM
This computer is a nuisance just typed an update then it disappeared. So here it goes again.

Kymie - actually now you mention it my lot actually do do the parks the other type of commando.:rotfl:

We have had a nice rest by the pool, I read my book, had a snooze and a dip in the pool. I also had my next cocktail, the same as the other day because my cocktail advisor decided to rest in his room, Gary. This cocktail was dedicated to Claire Pinky166 for her bravery in driving for the rest time in the madness of the traffic in tourist Orlando, whilst very poorly and being pulled over for overtaking a policeman:scared1:. A Pinky Classic thanks for sharing.

It looks like a storm is coming so not too sure what we are doing next. We had planned to go into Universal but we are waiting to see if one of Orlando's famous downpours is going to occur.

wicket2005
07-23-2009, 09:17 PM
We had quite a strong thunderstorm and were a bit undecided as to what to do, as soon as we had made a decision to go to a Mall, the rain calmed down so we headed over to Universal as originally planned.

We had just got to The Mummy and the rain came down again so we stayed on this ride for a couple of goes and between dodging between downpours we made it across to MiB and The Simpsons. All of which were great fun.

We left the park and headed into City Walk. Craig fancied a whopper from Burger King who have just opened their first in the world Whopper Bar. I don't know what difference it was because I don't usually buy food from them. The meal we got was okay typical quick burger but it is handy for City Walk to have a few fast food restaurants, there was also a Panda something Chinese quick food and a Moes, don't know what this sells.

We headed back to the hotel and are now getting ready for bed.

wicket2005
07-23-2009, 09:34 PM
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jockey
07-24-2009, 12:40 AM
Great day, good for you putting that Q jumper right :)

Pinky166
07-24-2009, 02:29 AM
Sounds like a great evening. Shame about the rain though.

Thanks for having a drink for me. :thumbsup2 I would have been in big trouble if I had drunk it before overtaking the policeman! :lmao:

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Thanks for reading.

mandymouse
07-24-2009, 08:42 AM
Loving your updates Bev :thumbsup2

Snowy-girls
07-24-2009, 04:44 PM
actually now you mention it my lot actually do do the parks the other type of commando.:rotfl:

:scared1: :eek: --hot flush-must rest :lmao:.

Lovely day :laughing:,shame about the weather glad it did'nt bother your plans to much.Loving Bev's Tips :thumbsup2,completley agree with Number 6-we had 2 days of mad rushes at rope drop-but it paid off :thumbsup2.
Panda Express is the chinese eaterie at Citywalk,there is also one on I-Drive now as well.x.

wicket2005
07-25-2009, 03:53 PM
lol Michelle. Panda Express thanks. We thought it was quite handy having a couple of fast food outlets. Pastamore where you can buy sandwiches has always been so so slow when we have gone there.

Glad you have enjoyed the updates.

SusanEllen
07-25-2009, 06:40 PM
Bev,
You're doing a great job of on the spot reporting. Every now and then someone declares that they're going to do a report on the run or blog their trip but it seems that usually once the adventure begins the reports either dwindle to a stop or it's just a line a day--and who could find blame when that happens? After all, there's so much distraction on a vacation in Orlando. Somehow, though, you're managing to have a ton of fun AND tell us about it. Keep up the good work.

wicket2005
07-25-2009, 08:51 PM
thanks SusanEllen. I dont really find it hard as I can touch type quite fast so typing it up isnt a problem plus I quite like doing it as it happens.

cap'njack.
07-27-2009, 02:58 AM
Great day Bev...loving the live updates :)

wicket2005
07-27-2009, 06:37 AM
Thanks, I am enjoying doing them.:goodvibes