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If it is "5 o'clock somewhere," does that mean it can be 5 o'clock anywhere and all the time?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
MY "ADVENTUTRES N WALT DISNEY WORLD & DCL;" 01-7-09 to 01-15-09 *(WITH PICS & VIDEO)*
“MY VERY 1ST TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD & THE CARIBBEAN”
Mr. Kris P. Newton (A SOLO TRAVELER)
Wednesday January 7th 2009 “Downtown Disney Day”
1am: I am up!! Good lord I must be wired!
3am: Leave for DFW airport – I am ready
5:30am: arrive @ DFW
7:45am: Plane departs DFW – YEA!!!!! I am officially in “vacation mode.”
10:45am: Arrive in Orlando. Rode Disney's "Magical Express" bus system. Love it! It sure is nice NOT having to mess with your luggage at all & your luggage is in your room when you get back to your room after a big day visiting the parks.
1pm: Get checked into Caribbean Beach hotel (love it!).
Below is an outside shot of Caribbean beach, section Aruba - where I stayed.
1:30pm: Arrive in Downtown Disney – WOW!!!!!!!!! All those primary colors.
1:30pm to 4:00pm: I shopped til I dropped!! Picked up a few Mr Potato Head parts, key rings, License plates, T-shirts..you name it - I bought it.
4pm: Late lunch at Bongos. …Am I tired yet?? NO! Must see Cirq! WOW that lady at Bongos is C-U-T-E! Had the Cuban sandwich - wonderful!
Below are some pictures taken from inside Bongos:
5pm: Cirque Du Soleil
7:30pm: end of Cirq show - COOL SHOW! A MUST SEE
7:30pm – 8:30pm: More shopping (Man can I shop!)
9:15pm: Arrive back at CBR room #5026.
10pm: Bed; feeling tired, worn out but very happy with total time spent walking of 8 hrs 15 min BEFORE I GOT ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK.
Thursday January 8th 2009 “Epcot Day”
1:15am: What am I doing up?? Geez – I must be committed! Or was that I need to be committed?????
“I wanna go to the parks…..NOW!
3am: Still up. Walked around the hotel outside….very peaceful. Even startled the groundskeepers when I said Good Morning!..when it was 3:30am. Love the area lake as the steam rises up off of it in the am.
5am: I am up for good. Good grief! I MUST be goofy – but I am up!
6:30am: Recvd wake up call from Stitch. But hey...I am ALREADY UP!
6:35am: Left to get 4 cups of Coke (my equivalent of Coffee) @ Old Port Royal.
Had fun everyday at WDW getting my am early walk /jog around the lake area of CBR - below is a pic of the CBR lake:
“NO MORE SLEEPING!! GET MOVING! Says Stitch via the wake up call. So hey…I gotta do what he says….right????
8:15am: Get done with DCL c/I @ Customs house.
8:45am: Arrive at Epcot
** DID ROPE DROP AT EPCOT - PRETTY NEAT **
Fast Passed “Soarin” (cool ride) - glad I fp it.
Rode “Misson Space” (level orange). That ride rocked!!!!!!!!!!! But had to also FP it.
Rode “Test Track (kinda boring!). I want thrills! Spills! & Chills!!!!!! Not worth FP ‘ing it.
2pm: Rode Space ship earth.
Attended the “Honey I shrunk the kids” show. GOD HOW I NOW HATE MICE!
** ( EXCEPT FOR MICKEY & MINNIE .....OF COURSE! )**
Attended turtle talk w/Crush. How did they do that??
Ok **** FYI ABOUT CHARACTER INNERACTION ****
I made an error while I was standing in line waiting to get my pic taken with Goofy & the gang. I made mention of it to a guest in front of me. She sounded confused. I held out my arms out wide for her to see what I was wearing. "Yup! she said, You are gonna get it!" Sure enough, I did.
** Not a "good idea" to wear a character's likeness on your shirt when you are getting your picture taken with Disney characters. Goofy & Pluto "told me" that WHATS UP WITH THAT????? The character on my shirt? Mickey Mouse. Boy, did I ever feel sheepish! **
Below is a picture of me with the Big Cheese himself:
Rode Journey into Imagination with Figment – Cute ride.
Saw the "Voices of Liberty" at the American Pavilion at World Showcase - GREAT GROUP -
Saw the "Americam Adventure" - Fantastic attraction!
Finished World Showcase @ 5:15pm.
Rode monorail to Mk but only saw Main Street Usa for 10 minutes. Couldn’t do anymore! WWWAAAAA!!!! SENSORY OVERLOAD – had to go back to CBR but....the monorial was cool - even rode up front where the driver person is.
Though I got a chance to see Cinderella's Castle for the very 1st time. As I was looking at it, up popped on my I-pod (chose to wear it listening to Disney music while riding the monorail) "When You Wish Upon A Star."
**** Ok I will admit it ---- I started crying ****
6pm: Got back to CBR.
6:15pm: Eat dinner at CBR. Had their Cheesestake. Was pretty good considering I has nothing to eat all day.
7:30pm: arrive in CBR hotel room.
9pm: took a swan dive into the comfy bed – with peaceful dreams of Minnie & the Mouse. AFTER I literally pried my socks & shoes off my feet w/total time spent walking 8 hrs 45 minutes BEFORE I GOT ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THURSDAY:
My conversation with Belle: …..she didn’t understand what the word “cruise” meant (priceless). But crisis averted when i explained to her what that word meant as she went on to explain to me that has been doing a lot of reading about boats.
Friday January 9th 2009 “Hollywood Studio Day”
Woke up at 3am – Didn’t want to go back to sleep. I WANNA GO BACK TO THE PARKS…..NOW!...... GEEZ….talk about instancy issues!!!!
5am: Took B bath w/ cucumbers & Tea Leaves (to soak my feet & get them ready for another big day)
6:30am: Recvd wake up call from Stitch.
6:35am: Headed out to CBR Food Court (old Port Royal).
7;45am: Back at CBR hotel room & off to DHS.
8:45am: Arrived at park & allowed in. PRETTY COOL PLACE.
** DID ROPE DROP ** "LET THE ENTERTAINMENT BEGIN! ****
9am: FP TOT.
Enjoyed inneracting with the park characters - esp the Cop & "Dorma Desmond."
Rode TSM “standby” (40 min wait) I scored 129,000…..that sucks!!
Rode TOT ----OOOOMMMMMGGGG!!!! THAT RIDE ROCKED!
** AND pic of me infront of TOT...
Rode Aerosmith roller coaster: THAT ROCKED MY WORLD AS WELL!!!! WOW!!
did my best to get this shot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, looks great being reproduced but not here - sorry for the fuzziness of the pic:
2pm “ish”: Rode the “Great Movie Ride,” “Muppets 3-D”. (I lOVE THE MUPPETS)
(photo taken just right in front of the attraction, "MUPPETS 3-D")
Saw “Disney – One Man’s Dream. Very sweet & from the heart exhibit.
5pm. Dinner ressies @ 50’s Prime Time Café. WOW! Felt like I walked into a time warp as the “bell hop” At Hollywood & Vine restrnt befriended me for a few hours. He was hilarious in his costume..looked straight out of the sitcom “Happy Days.” Had a comped PP&J milkshake (surprisingly tasted great) as a celebrated my birthday there.
6pm: Danced to HSM 3…..had fun w/the block party bash that was held earlier in the day.
Had fun all throughout the day inneracting with the character at the park; esp “Dapper Dan” (I lost at the Shell game w/him), I flirted w/ “Dora Desmond” & had fun razing the Beat Cop.
Below is a pic of Ms Desmond.....love those shoes!
7:30pm: back at CBR room.
8:30pm: Took another b bath (2 soak my feet) as I pried my shoes / socks off my feet. Man..that’s beginning to be habit forming here.
9pm: Went to bed. Very tired but happy with total time spent walking today at 9hrs 15 min BEFORE I GOT ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK.
HIGHLIGHTS OF FRIDAY
“Bo Peep” Blew me a kiss as I was taking her picture. Dang - she's cute! Even "made" me blush when she blew me her kiss.
Saturday January 10th 2009 “Magic Kingdom Day”
(photo shot just right outside entrance to Magic Kingdom)
Woke up at 4am. WHY??????? Man - I must be crazy!
Took B bath @ 5am (to get my feet ready for another big day & a lot of walking).
Recvd wake up call from Goofy @ 6:30am.
Arrived at MK @ 8:35am.
** DID ROPE DROP ** GLAD I DID **
Stephanie (CM) taught me how to do the Minnie /Mickey pose! I Love it!!
Rode Space Mtn.
Saw Swiss Family Treehouse. Pretty cool “house.”
Enchanted Tiki Room was pretty cool. lOVE THE NEW UPDATES.
POTC WAS JUST FANTASTIC!!!!!!! (LOVED SEEING CAPTAIN JACK).
So was HM!!!!!!
Mickey’s Philharmagic was very sweet. I even caught myself many times "reaching out" for objects!
Got even a pic of these two walking by....
Rode It’s a Small World….& SURVIVED!!! Even though we got “stuck” for about 5 minutes & 5 boats in front of me I heard a rather blood curdling scream of “NNOOOOO”!
Rode Carousel of Progress. Pretty neat ride. But…..ya can really tell the difference between older aa’s & newer ones.
Left park @ 4:30pm
BUT WAIT!!! HOW COME I DIDN'T TRY ONE OF THESE????????
Went to Grand Floridian: LOOKS OVERATED.
Arrived back to MK @ 5pm. Tried to stay for Spectromagic & Fireworks but couldn’t do. I “Disney’ed Out” & had to leave for my room. WWAAAAAA! I DON’T WANNA!
Ok…..Disney moment here. Everyone Breathe.
Saw "Celebrate Today" parade. Pretty cool parade. Amazed to see all the characters all at once. Esp the brooms from "Mickey's Apprentice" section of Fantasia.
Arrived back at CBR @ 7pm.
8:30pm: took quick b bath (to soak my feet) & then off to bed but…..that was before I had to laugh myself silly prying off my socks & shoes again from my feet. But…..knowing that I asked a few other “COMMANDO” guests who said that yes, they too had to take their socks & shoes off that way as well.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SAT @ MK
I rode the “It’s a Small World” ride & sitting next to me was one of the people (now retired) who was on the team of artists who created a lot of the costumes for the ride.
But…I had to literally ask the Goofy question of the day: Me to a CM: “What all is served at Tusker house (AK)…..His Response: "Food" (PRICELESS)…..Hey..atleast I didn’t ask him what time does the 3pm parade start!
TO be Continued.... w/ Sunday January 11th as AK & DCL DAY.......will Mr Rated "G" me actually have a margarita while on board the Wonder?? Who will I run into????? What interesting pieces of gossip ran across my path while ON the cruise ship??? HHMM......
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