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Old 11-26-2005, 09:48 AM   #26
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Close enough to drive to WDW
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Day 7: Epcot, purple stroller, and Toothless gets her name

Day 7: Epcot, purple stroller, and Toothless gets her name


Me, 30 something in charge of planning everything, last time at WDW was 1992, and the only thing I really remember was that my feet HURT.
DH, 30 something who wants to eat well and have fun, remembers every detail about our trip to WDW in 1992.
Wishgirl, DD10 who’s wish was granted to go to WDW (uses a wheelchair, well, we actually use it, she sits there like a princess!)
Toothless, DD6 who lost her top 2 front teeth on our last night at WDW

The Plan: Initially it was to go to Epcot for the morning, then head over to Animal Kingdom to finish up, do the Primevil Whirl that Toothless couldn’t go on, see Festival of the Lion King that I had REALLY wanted to see, then head over to Animal Kingdom Lodge, look around, and catch a bus to DTDisney. Whew, I’m tired just listing it all.
Before the day started DH and I decided not Animal Kingdom, we explained this to Toothless, as I had PROMISED her earlier in the week we would go back to AK, I HATE to promise something and then change my mind. We told her that we ALL were just too tired, it wasn’t worth it to go all the way over to AK for one ride and one show. (yeah, plus a few more minor things……the parade, which we didn’t mention to her) and that Wishgirl wasn’t very keen on doing any of it, and it really was her trip, and so on. She wasn’t happy at first but she got over it soon enough.

What we did:
So, we wake up, and drag ourselves out of bed. We are all exhausted! We move slowly this am, no hurry but to get to Epcot in time to get Fastpasses for Soarin and Test Track with return times before 3 pm. That is our ONLY goal for this day! We would like to finish up the World Showcase, we’ve done both sides, but have not done the back portion.

We arrive at Epcot around 10 am, I take Wishgirl with me to get FP’s for Soarin, while DH takes Toothless first to get her the promised stroller,

and then to get FP’s for them to go on Test Track. Then we meet up over at Figment, and some other ride next to figment, neither was very memorable, in fact, when Toothless was writing in her Journal she wrote that her least favorite ride of the whole trip was Figment! (oh, then she added the Great Movie Ride). After that it was time to use our fast passes, so Wishgirl and I went to Soarin and Toothless and DH went to Test Track, the plan for me to call DH on his cell and find out where in the World he was when we were done, since we knew that Soarin would take longer. Soarin was great, as it was the first time. Toothless and DH enjoyed Test Track too. Though, now Toothless has proclaimed it “scary but lame”. Don’t know where she got that one!

As I’m walking into World showcase to meet up with DH (he’s in Japan he says) I go past the food and wine cart in Canada and GET MY CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP! It really was fabulous, even though I had to drink most of it and not use the spoon, as it’s pretty hard to push a wheelchair and eat with a spoon, and there’s no time to sit and enjoy, DH is not a very patient person sometimes! We meet up in the back of the World Showcase. Toothless exclaims how she got to ride the boat over!

Despite our desire to get a lot done today, we’re pretty slow movers, just trying to take it easy, see some countries, etc. We wander through Japan, China, Morocco, stopping at Kidcot stations so Toothless can finish her mask. While in Morocco, the CMs there were very entertaining to Wishgirl, playing a guitar-like instrument (I didn’t ask what it was called, should have) for her and singing. I didn’t get any pictures of it, as I pulled out my video camera to video it (forgetting about the little button on the video camera that takes acceptable pictures for viewing on the computer). Wishgirl was in heaven, cute young men, singing and playing music for her. This may have been the high point of the trip for her! I did get one pic, but not when they were singing for her.

DH gets a Kakigori (sp?) from Japan, while I get a funnel cake in America and we’re sitting on a bench enjoying our food (Toothless is sharing my very HOT funnel cake), when the Tour Bus goes by, I tell the girls to wave to the characters, then the bus stops! I didn’t know it would stop there, so I go into Marine-mode, not wanting to miss what was our last character experience, and tell DH to get the autograph books, and Toothless to “MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!” to get in line for autographs! DH and Wishgirl stayed behind, as she as dozing and not into “MOVE”ing right at the time. Toothless got pics with Timon, Goofy and Max and Daisy and Donald. She got them to sign both autograph books so Wishgirl would have their autographs too.

Whew, that was tiring, we joined DH and Wishgirl back on the bench, in the shade, and finished our snacks. We noticed how pretty it looked across the lake there so we took some pics, and a nice couple offered to take a picture of our whole family. They did a nice job too! (you can see DH’s beer sitting on the top of the garbage to the left of the pic, his mood was helped by drinking a bit around the world!)

We finished up at Epcot on the early side and were done with enough time to go back to the hotel and swim before our dinner at DT Disney, House of Blues at 7 pm.

We got back to the room, changed and got down to go swimming (most, Wishgirl and I stayed in the Spa, felt good on my old bones and her young ones too! She’s not used to being in her wheelchair for so long every day, usually she’s in different chairs, on the floor, using different muscles.

We went back to the room, changed (they were “fixing the hot water” in the hotel overnight, but here it was, 4 pm and still no hot water for showers.) and were heading down to the busstop. It’s now about 5 pm, 2 hrs til our dinner ressie, and Toothless says she’s hungry. I dig in the backpack and find a pacakage of Doritos, one of her favs. We open them in the elevator, and she’s munching away. We stop on the 4th floor for some pictures, she says I have to take pics of everything so she won’t miss it all so much. Then we head down to the 1st floor. As we’re walking out to the bus stop, right near the desk where you check in, Toothless says “OUCH!”, she bit into a dorito and her tooth became really wiggly! A CM sees me looking at her tooth, comes’ to check us out and then says he’ll be right back with something. He comes back with an envelope, the kind they put your room keys in when you arrive, with the pic of the castle on it, for her tooth! What a nice guy. Anyhow, we’re sitting at the bustop, Toothless is playing with her wiggly tooth, I help her wiggle it. Finally I wiggle it hard enough for her that it comes out. She cries really loud, but gets over it as she has a tooth to put in the envelope.

We’re wondering why it’s still bleeding though after a few minutes, and then note that the other tooth is about to fall out too. Toothless forbids me to touch this one. By the time we get on the bus she’s spinning the tooth around and around……….very gross. The busstop was pretty crowded, and many people saw what was going on, I’m hearing people on the bus say, “ I hear she lost the first tooth about 15 minutes ago and now this one’s going to come out”, and the like. There’s a mom and little boy next to us, and the mom is asking questions, I’m telling Toothless to stop playing with the tooth, the little boy keeps looking, saying it’s gross, then asks to see again. At least it made for an entertaining bus ride to DT Disney!

We shop some, get a few last minute gifts. Then we head to Pleasure Island for dinner. As we enter the Island DH sees a Bar cart and stops to get me a Long Island Iced Tea, the bartender asks if I want a Strawberry Iced Tea, I say sure. Wow was that good, and STRONG! Good thing I’m not pushing Wishgirl this time.
Toothless is still playing with the loose tooth. I had threatened her that she’d have to have it out by the time dinner came as I couldn’t eat and look at that tooth, so she sat next to me instead of across from me. Swearing that she could eat with the tooth that way I let her order and start to eat while the tooth was still there. However, she soon asked me if I would help get it out. Hooray! So we went to the ladies room, I got a paper towel, and by the time I grabbed it, it just fell into my hands. Finally, Toothless really WAS toothless.

Toothless was sooo excited, she kept saying that she had wished and wished that she could lose her teeth at WDW! I got clips on the video portion of my camera to email to Mimi and Popa, who just loved it!

This night, after we got back to the room, the girls sat in the chair by the window, looking out at the castle and the lights one last time. Wishgirl was in a FABulous mood, one of her best of the trip.

She’s wearing a nightshirt that Toothless had seen earlier in the trip and made us search high and low for to get for her sister that day, with her own spending money, to say “thank you” for wishing for such a cool trip for all of us.

Tomorrow, Park Opening at Magic Kingdom, walking BACKWARD through the crowds to get“stringy things”, before 12 noon Magic Express to the airport.
2014 Fall, (Bonnet Creek)
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