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Old 10-22-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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Smile Just the two of us. Part 8

Part 8 Day 5 Tuesday 03rd October

Busch Gardens was the plan for today and we had another small lie in as it didnít open until 10.00.

After only one very minor wrong turn we were at the gates at 10.15 ($9.00 parking) and straight into the queue for Gwazi. It was advertised at 5 mins but was actually 45 mins as there was only one train running.



We were very hungry when we got off as we had skipped breakfast so off to Zagora Cafť at 11.15 for an early lunch.

Chicken Platter - $7.69
Chicken Wrap - $7.29
Blueberry Muffin - $2.39
Chocolate Pudding - $2.59
Medium Drink X2 - $4.78
Tax - $1.73

Total - $26.47



After lunch we strolled through the Edge of Africa attraction and took some photoís of the very obliging animals.





Rhino Rally was next, we waited just a few minutes but our queuing time was greatly reduced by us jumping ahead as the CM shouted for a party of two. Our guide was very funny and sarcastic but I think a lot of it got lost on Gavin as he doesnít watch as much American TV as I do.





We went on the train ride next. Gavin had just gotten a drink ($2.99 large) which you arenít allowed to take onboard so I made him bin it. I said the wait for the next train was 40 mins, Gavin claimed 4 mins but I wasnít going to risk it so he could finish his drink. In the end I was right so *raspberry* to Gavin. You see loads of animals on the train ride so it is well worth doing. We were lucky enough to see a six week old un-named Hippo, Busch Gardens are running a competition to name her.



Time to get wet now so after we had shared Gavinís replacement drink ($2.99 large) we went on Congo River Rapids twice. We got soaked the first time so why not ride again? Then I spent $2.00 shooting water at people just starting their ride on the rapids. Great fun. We wondered over to Stanley Falls next but the wait time was 30 mins so I looked at the queue for Tankanikya Tidal Wave and it was a walk on so no contest. Again we rode twice.





Home time now as none of the big coasterís appealed. Gavin wonít ride and itís boring queuing alone.

We hit our first spot of rain while on the I4 but it was all over by the time we were back in Orlando.
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Home around 16.00 while Gavin refilled our mugs I bought a Mickey T-Shirt $25.56 then back to the room. While I updated my notes Gavin emailed the Photopass link to our friends and parents then called Dan who was checking on our house before playing his PSP.

We had decided earlier to go to Chilis for tea and set off for the one on International Drive at 18.00. There is probably several closer to us but we didn’t know for sure so decided to go to the one we knew. Thankfully unlike last nights Indian Chilis was just as good as we remembered.

Shanghai Wings - $6.99
Chips & Salsa - $2.69
Bacon Burger - $7.29
Cajun Chicken Pasta - $9.69
Coke X2 - $4.18
Tax - $2.01

Total - $32.85 plus tip







Downtown Disney was up next. We wanted to see Talladega Nights but it didn’t start for 70 mins so we wondered over to the Market Place and paid a visit to Goofy’s Candy Co where we both ordered a make you own treat.

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat - $3.00
Marshmallow - $2.12
Tax - $0.34
Total - $5.46



We both had our treats dipped in Milk Chocolate and Peanuts then I had a Milk chocolate drizzle but Gavin added White Chocolate and Caramel drizzle. After a brief look in World of Disney we headed back to AMC and bought our tickets $9.55 each.



We sat down just as the trailers were starting but Gavin decided he wanted a drink so headed back to the concession stand. He was gone so long I assumed something was wrong and went looking for him. Turns out that despite the queue been only three people deep when he joined it really did take five staff members twenty minutes to serve them coke and popcorn. This isn’t where his refreshment problems ended. Gavin had only been charged for two out of his three items so the cashier called the manager to help him charge Gavin for the third. The Manager then gave Gavin back the money he had already paid and left. Gavin waited for the cashier to charge him correctly but he called next so we headed back to watch what was left of the film with our free snacks. Talladega Nights was very funny! Will Ferrell is hilarious and the seats in the theatre are amazingly comfy.

Back home around 00.00 we were too late for a refill so Gavin paid $2.50 for a drink from the vending machine and we had a few bites of our Goofy’s treats. They were nice but very sickly. Bed at 00.15 with alarm set for 07.15.

Mug Refills - X1 each
Weather - Cloudy with a spot of rain but still very warm at 86 degrees



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Old 10-22-2006, 02:16 PM   #3
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lovely day and again great pics...not doing much for my diet tho im starving now
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Shanghai Wings look yummy
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Your Busch Gardens photos are brilliant
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Fantastic day and great photos, that food is also making me feel extremly hungry
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Never been to Bush Gardens because we don't have a car but your photo's are making me wonder whether we should make an effort to go. Will have to nip downstairs for something to eat........food photo's are making me starving
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I love food photos, and yours are great! Glad I'm not the only one who takes pics of all the meals while I'm away!!
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Never been to Bush Gardens because we don't have a car but your photo's are making me wonder whether we should make an effort to go.
It's def' worth a trip, especially if Kara and Lucy are dardevil enough to ride all the coasters, they have some amazing ones



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