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wicket2005
07-24-2009, 06:37 AM
Morning

My phone died in the night, it shouted out for help but I ignored it, bad person that I am, as a result it was totally dead when I woke up.:scared1: Sadly I cannot revive it because I have brought an older model of the reviver. Consequently, the alarm didn't go off so we have got up a touch later.

Me and Ian have just had some breakfast and going to do the secret vote soon.

The choices are Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Universal, Islands, Sea World or Kennedy Space Centre. Tricky voting today.

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 06:49 AM
Voting has taken place - Epcot 1 Kennedy 1 and Islands 2, so we will just have a leisurely stroll to Islands this morning.:goodvibes It is just as well as we are up a bit later so making it for rope drop at a Disney park may be a bit tight.

Kymie
07-24-2009, 07:00 AM
Sooo wishing I was there!!

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 07:42 AM
Wish you were enjoying a holiday here too Kymie.:goodvibes

Off to Islands now cya later.

News on a bear ran across the I4 and got hit a few times.:scared1:

jen_uk
07-24-2009, 08:26 AM
Poor bear :sad1:

Hope you are having a great day :cool1: What is the weather like?

mandymouse
07-24-2009, 08:44 AM
Have a fun day Bev :)

cannp123165
07-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Have a great day! :)

irongirlof12
07-24-2009, 10:18 AM
have a fab day. i am so green with envy right now.

Hey, can we get in on this voting lark ? :goodvibes

Pinky166
07-24-2009, 10:35 AM
Haha I love that idea Andrea. If you get a tied vote Bev can we be the casting one? :lmao: ;)

Hope your having fun at IOA....we are in the middle of a big storm with lots of thunder, lightning & hailstones! I know where i'd rather be! :rolleyes:

natalielongstaff
07-24-2009, 10:53 AM
i hope you are all having a great day at IOA :thumbsup2

scottishgirl87
07-24-2009, 10:56 AM
But with so many choices today what happens if you all pick a different one?! :lmao:

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 11:33 AM
lol you lot had us laughing. My male folk banned you from voting as they suspect you would send us to Magic Kingdom everyday - I wouldn't mind though.:goodvibes

Just had a fantastic time in Islands, allows makes us laugh. We did The Hulk, Dr Doom, Popeye (4 times in row), Dudley, Jurassic and Duelling Dragons. The weather is glorious, Jen, and other than that rain early evening we have not seen it. I think it is going to rain early evening, hopefully just for a while, but it is still hot.

We just had our first churros and had a pizza for lunch. Now going down to the pool for a relax. Ian has just nipped to the Millenium Mall to take some tee shirts back.

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 02:09 PM
Forgot to say before we saw a snake slither across our path as we walked back to the Royal Pacific, only a very small thin brown one, I don't think it was a Moccassin (sorry about the spelling) or anything it dived into the water. It was more scared of us, like most wildlife it will get out of our way. Though my Dad once told me a story about a lizard being found in a container at the dock, it scurried away and was chased by some dockers, though all of a sudden it turned round and started chasing the dockers. My Dad said it was really funny.:rotfl:

Just had another relaxing time by the pool, reading, dozing, nipping and sipping yet another cocktail. This one dedicated to Mandy, our very own DISuk Christmas fairy, bringing us and preparing us all for Christmas every year.:goodvibes

Anyway getting pressure of Ian now to get back on the road again, he is back from the Mall with some new purchases. We are intending now to go and see the animals at Animal Kingdom and then catch the fireworks at Epcot but this depends on the weather.

Kymie
07-24-2009, 03:34 PM
Next time you have a churro think of me! Me and my lot LOVE Churros!! I did Popeyes barges for the first time last time we went - and couldnt believe how wet we got!! I have to admit I underestimated it, and walked funny for a few hours lol! :lmao:

Snowy-girls
07-24-2009, 04:54 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm CHURRO's :worship: :love:.I love them,they go especially nice with a frozen lemonade from UNI/IOA :worship:.
Great day so far--poor bear :sad1:.x.

suzycute
07-24-2009, 05:22 PM
Can't wait for a Churro in September! Thanks for your great report! :thumbsup2

wicket2005
07-24-2009, 09:40 PM
Churros are on special at the moment buy one get one half price.

I think a lot of people underestimate Popeye ride at IOA, because it is one ride you are guaranteed to get soaked on. We very much enjoy people watching on this ride and everyone has a good life on it, no matter where they are from. Just getting soaked is funny in any country.:goodvibes

Well after I left you we headed down to Animal Kingdom just to look at the animals, though we were pleasantly surprised to find the safari ride only had a 10 minute wait, as a load of people were heading to it after the parade had finished we reckoned it would be longer than that so fast passed it and went to see the gorillas instead.

I love seeing the gorillas, none were really walking round that much today though. Afterwards we went on the safari and saw several hippos out of the water or half submerged which was class. After this we walked up to Everest and were amazed to find a 10 minute wait so jumped in this line, it turned out to be a 20 minute wait but that was okay. I love this ride. We followed this up with a walk round the Majarah Jungle, the tigers were very active, 2 were in the pool initially. One jumped out and as we walked to the glass viewing area we spied some big trapdoors open, we were surprised when one of the tigers jumped out of it. There must be tunnels under the path to the different exhibit areas for them to go in. Two of the tigers also gave us a little bit of a show by spring up on their hind legs at each other which was lovely to see.

We had intended to go on the Dinosaur ride but it was closed so we decided to leave the park and head for Epcot. We had done everything we wanted to do in Animal in any case.

At Epcot we walked straight on to Spaceship Earth and had a good laugh at the ending. We then dipped into the cafe near to it, it is just okay food but it looked like it was going to rain so we thought we would just grab something to eat in there. It fills you up but isn't anything to write home about.

We walked down into the World Showcase, the rain didn't come, though we could see lightning in the distance. We very much enjoyed the fireworks, they are fantastic.

We headed out of the park, we were supposed to be stopping off at Walmartś but I couldn't be bothered and neither could the lads, so Ian was out voted so it was straight back to the hotel.

For the first time we couldn't find a car park space in the normal hotel car part and had to park in the conference parking which was quite a distance away. Not exactly what you need after a busy day.

Anyway I just want to dive in bed now. I will try and upload some photos tomorrow, just too tired now. Night.

mandymouse
07-25-2009, 01:51 AM
Glad you enjoyed your cocktail Bev :thumbsup2

Another action packed day, I look forward to seeing you pics ::yes::

BTW, we love the ending at Spaceship Earth, it always makes me smile :)

jjk
07-25-2009, 02:32 AM
sounds like a really fun day :goodvibes

jen_uk
07-25-2009, 04:12 AM
Busy day! :thumbsup2

cannp123165
07-25-2009, 05:07 AM
It sounds like you had a great day! :)

wicket2005
07-25-2009, 07:23 AM
http://twitpic.com/photos/wicket2005

I have just had time to upload a few photos, I will try and put some more up later. Thanks for reading.

Pinky166
07-25-2009, 07:47 AM
Wow you had such a busy day. I love Churros, they are so yummy.

Lovely photos, I like the necklace you were wearing too. :thumbsup2

Kymie
07-25-2009, 07:54 AM
I dont know if you have read the Kingdom Keepers books (1 and 2 -book 3 is coming out next year) by Ridley Pearson (@RidleyTheWriter on Twitter) but in book 2 he has a segment centred around the tiger traps! I've never seen them though!

wicket2005
07-25-2009, 03:49 PM
No I have not Kymie. Forgot to say on todayś thread that we didn't check for Spectromagic, I presume it is on as the park was open till 11 pm. We were ready to leave when we did.

Thanks for the compliment on my necklace Claire and thanks for reading everyone else, I have just added a few more photos to this day.

SusanEllen
07-25-2009, 06:56 PM
I dont know if you have read the Kingdom Keepers books (1 and 2 -book 3 is coming out next year) by Ridley Pearson (@RidleyTheWriter on Twitter) but in book 2 he has a segment centred around the tiger traps! I've never seen them though!

Had to laugh when I read your reply, Kymie, because I finished reading book 2 this afternoon--the one with so much of the action taking place in AK--just before reading Bev's AK description and I was thinking, "I wonder if anyone reading this report has read the Kingdom Keepers books?" Then I read your reply, so letting you know that I know what you're talking about.

wicket2005
07-25-2009, 08:47 PM
I will have to look out for them.

Kymie
07-26-2009, 05:28 AM
I love the Kingdom Keepers books! I think they are aimed at teens/young adults (well I consider myself young - in my head anyway :lmao:) but really are good.They are about a group of kids stopping the bad characters (mainly Maleficant in these two) taking over wdw! The first one is centred around MK, and book 2 around AK. Book 3 was due out this year but has been delayed til probably April now.

wicket2005
07-26-2009, 06:07 AM
I have made a note of the author and will have a look next time we go to the Florida Mall, they sound like books I will like. Uploading a photo of one of the tiger traps for you Kymie, will be on the twitpic link earlier in this thread.

natalielongstaff
07-26-2009, 06:23 AM
Shame dinosaur was closed, i love that ride :)

Kymie
07-26-2009, 06:24 AM
Thanks! I would never have noticed that! It must have been weird watching a tiger come out of there!

wicket2005
07-26-2009, 06:30 AM
When we first saw them we thought they were for staff but then thought they couldn't be as the tigers were still present. As we stood there the tiger just jumped out which we were not expecting. So I presume that is where their den is and it also links to the other viewing area. I thought this was nice for the tigers. Sometimes in zoos their dens till have a viewing window so at least in AK they can get away from the crowds if they choose to.

cap'njack.
07-27-2009, 03:12 AM
Sounds like another fun day

wicket2005
07-27-2009, 06:28 AM
Thanks for reading, we saw your car registration the other day Captn Jack Florida.

Snowy-girls
07-29-2009, 12:53 PM
What a great day Bev :thumbsup2.Shame about Dinosaur,i could have kicked myself about 2 weeks after we were home-we completley forgot all about Dinosaur :confused3 :eek:,such a shame as we love that ride.
Love your pics as always Bev :worship:.x.

wicket2005
07-29-2009, 05:08 PM
Glad you liked the photos.

I have bought those Kingdom Keepers books today and am looking forward to reading them.