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Old 09-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #136
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Chapter 5: Day 4 is that a Typhoon headed our way?

If any of you own a timeshare you know you just can't *go* to your timeshare...there is a requirement..."thou must attend a timeshare presentation, deal with pain and receive something in return". Now, this time we actually *did* want to go to a presentation because Marriott is changing how they do timeshares. It used to be that you bought a week and could trade it...etc. But then Disney along with a few others, came along with the point system. So now rather than buying a week at one particular resort you buy points and can use those points to stay at a resort. There are certain advantages to this...and certain disadvantages.

More importantly Marriott offered us $100 Disney dollars to go.

Does anyone know if they actually have Disney Dollars anymore? We got gift cards. That's fine and all, but I remember the Disney Dollars as being too cool. Probably too expensive...but they are a souvenir in and of themselves. Just sayin'. But I digress...

I'm all about bribery so we took them up on their offer. We signed up at 7:45, no intention to buy anything additional, it was supposed to take 90 minutes. Ouch. Yeah...but of course it didn't take 90 minutes, it took 3 hours. This woman was a talker. She is one of their best sales people, and...well I did have some questions. DW will vouch for that. But I needed to understand how this was going to affect our timeshare! She definitely didn't want to let us off the hook. My favorite part is when they leave you to discuss it. They take forever coming back...like it's going to change our mind. Ah well...anyway we left without buying anything, grabbed our Disney gift cards and headed out. Today the real destination was Typhoon Lagoon. We had not gone to a Disney waterpark for quite some time...and frankly I don't even remember ever going. If DW didn't assure me that we did I wouldn't have known it. Short term memory issues. HA!

Because we were going to a water park we needed towels...so we headed to...Walmart. I know, I know. I swore we would never go back. But frankly I'm not sure if it was the same one...and DW didn't write it in her journal (so clearly it's not my fault ). See short term memory issues above.

We found some cheap towels (check that...I found cheap towels! yeah! anytime I can find things cheaper than DW I'm in good shape! And it was off to grab the boys. Yes we left them at the timeshare. This is the advantage of having a 12 year old (12.5 if you are really worried). Nice to be able to trust them to stay in one spot so they don't have to be entertained while we check out a timeshare.

Here is another thing maybe all of you (well, all two of you that actually *post* on my report) can explain. When they are left alone while we are gone they are on their best behavior. I honestly don't think we have ever come home from having left them alone (and I'm talking hours here, not days or overnight or anything, so put down the phone and don't call CPS (Child Protective Services). Really, put it down! Now! Ahem, anyway...) and had tattling about how one was mean to the other. Yet when we are at home with them they tend to be at each others throats.

Then again, we have our dog. Yes, I'm about to compare our dog to my kids. Clearly I'm not winning the parent of the year award. We moved back to California (which all of you should know if you read the whole TR. You didn't? Well go back and read. Now. I'll wait. Ho hum....hmmmmm hi ho, hi ho...it's off to work...what? your back? ok. My sister in law lives here with her little white fluffball of a dog to go with my little white fluffball of a dog. We actually stayed with them for a few weeks when we moved here and when we were home these dogs went at it wrestling non-stop. But I'm 99% sure that as soon as the door closed they looked at each other and said "And we are clear. nice job everyone, take 10". So dogs and kids. I may never understand. Again I digress. Wow, that was a serious one too.

As it was around lunchtime we figured we would get something to eat prior to going into the park since we didn't make our lunch on this day. Being in Orlando there are lots of exotic choices for lunch...lots of places to eat that you just can't find anywhere. Being good tourists that would be the way to go. We went to Taco Bell. I mean, sometimes you just have to think outside the bun (bong).

After loading up on plenty of food so that we can make our own hot tub in the water park we were off! We drove in and had to park way up in the auxiliary parking lot on the grass. This is never a good sign. Alas we were not getting there when the park opened so we can't complain! Again, our Disney mojo is taking a hit!

We scanned our tickets and headed in. We needed a locker so I went to do that. The prices were pretty good for lockers, I think I paid $15, and $5 was refundable when you brought your key back. For Disney that's not all bad!

While I was doing the heavy lifting, DW and the boys found Stitch. Stitch has been Connor's favorite for years. Not sure why he switched from Donald Duck (which was his favorite in the early years) to Stitch, but given his personality, I have to say it's the right change.

Both Boys hang 10 with Stitch

Connor gets some alone time

As does Nick. Connor has not figure out how to do the hand thingy. Hang Loose? I clearly am not the cool Dad that I think I am!

Now was time to hit the slides. As I mentioned before I don't remember ever being at the water parks...but I have to say it was very fun. From moment 1 the kids wanted to go in the wave pool. We didn't...saying that we wanted to do that when it got too crowded. We went on Humunga Kowabunga which was a big drop (though nothing compared to the other water park...oooh, foreshadowing! Connor, being...well...Connor, was freaked out until he went on the slide...and then he enjoyed it. That's just how he is! Next was Keelhaul Falls, Mayday Falls, and then Crush 'n' Gusher. Crush 'n' Gusher is just like the Aquaduck for all of you Disney Cruise type people. Except it's longer so that makes it a bit more fun.

We got some great pics here...

DW and Connor Cruise off the slide....

and drift calmly accross the pool.

Nick and I cruise off the slide...

And calmly fall into the pool. It's what I get for carrying the extra 20 pounds around. OK, ok, it's 40...but who's counting, I'm on Vacation!

After that we granted the kids' wish to go to the wave pool. Not something I was really excited about because, to me, water parks are about the water slides and I kind of viewed the wave pool as being a waste of time. Yes, I'm the party pooper...the pooper of the party.

While we had been riding we had heard the sounds of the wave machine, and heard people cheering. We didn't know what the cheering was about.

When we went into the wave pool we waded out and tried to find a clear spot to hang out, which we did. Nick, of course, wanted to go all the way to the front...but we convinced him to stay by us. Then we heard the sound of the wave...kind of a whoosh sound and the first wave was headed out way. It was nice and calm. DW thought that was perfect...but apparently no one else did as everyone in the pool started booing. It was actually kind of funny. We didn't know we would have to rank the waves!
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A few minutes later there was another whoosh sound and a 40 foot wave started coming our way. OK, it wasn't 40 feet, but it was HUGE. I grabbed Connor's hand and just let go. From my many years of being in the ocean I knew I couldn't fight it...and that if you let yourself go you won't get squished by the mass of humanity. In fact Connor and I squished a guy and his son because they tried to hold their ground while we went over the top of them! I'm also pretty sure if I didn't hold onto Connor we would have had to go to Magic Kingdom to pick him up.

We made it through a couple more and then discovered the photographer!

See the wave in the background??? It's huge I tell you!

This is what happens if you sit and let the wave hit you. I particularly like the look on my face. Yes, I could do this for a living. HA! I'm previewing this...any of you notice something out of place between the last two pictures? Take a look at them both. Yup, these were taken at different times. The picture when the wave hit us the first time wasn't as good as when we did it the second time.

Connor and Nick wanted to do it on their own

But it was a smaller wave

Had to get in a couple picture...

After that we headed to the lazy river which is just that. Lazy. For some unknown reason, other than the party pooper business, I don't have an issue with the lazy river. Could it be that I'm...well....lazy? Yeah, that might be it. But if you like to just hang out it's all good. Tubes were hard to find at first...but eventually we found them...

And here we are....

We exited at the family raft ride, Gangplank Falls and got to do that. It was advertised as the longest family raft ride in the world and it probably was. Pretty fun and the line wasn't too long.

Here we are!

They have a snorkeling with sharks attraction. We had walked by it a few times, but passed because of the line. We now decided to hit it because we didn't think we would have the opportunity later. The line actually moved pretty fast...but I don't think this was the best attraction in the park. The water was really cold...and you were only in it for a few minutes (ok, maybe those two sentences don't make sense together...). If you are bored and need something to do, go for it...otherwise the wave pool is much better!

We then did a flurry of slides to end the day including hitting Crush 'n' Gusher one more time...

Yeah...me going into the pool again. I know, I know...gotta lose that weight!

And again, DW with a different kid still just glides smoothly across the water. It's just wrong.

All in all I'd give this water park 5 stars out of 5. It was fun, and entertaining. The interesting thing was that it didn't feel that crowded. While we did have to wait for some of the slides, it wasn't that bad, and we certainly didn't feel like we had to wait. And of course the wave pool holds tons of people so if for some reason it is crowded you can always go there. This is a must see if you go to Disney World...and I don't say that lightly!

We headed back to the timeshare to shower and change and then headed down to Downtown Disney. For dinner we were going to hit something we cannot do at home...the Earl of Sandwich.

Posing outside the Earl of Sandwich

Nick and I enjoying our sandwiches

DW and Connor doing the same

Now, if you like BLT sandwiches I highly recommend it. They put an entire pig on the sandwich. I've never, ever, ever, ever seen so much bacon on a BLT. I, of course didn't order that because I didn't know about it. The kids did. We will, however, return to the Earl again and I will correct that mistake! You have no excuse at all...you know the BLT rocks...if you choose not to get the BLT that's on you...not me as your faithful, though not entirely consistent, trip report writer!

That's it for today...We had a great day, probably better than I expected out of a water park day.

Next up: Chapter 6: Day 5 is that a Lion in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
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Just an FYI for those reading...Blizzard Beach has the longest family raft ride, not Typhoon Lagoon. TL is actually a pretty short slide with a long line. We waited maybe 2 minutes for the family raft ride at BB. (just didn't want anyone going to TL expecting a long raft ride!)
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Umm, I think CPS would more appropriately be called if you had taken the kids to the timeshare presentation. Something in the realm of holding them hostage, emotional torture, even listening to It's a Small World over and over for 30 minutes would be kinder.

dededisney, gotta' cut the man some slack. All waterparks look the same when you are getting a faceful of water, and you sink thanks to the extra weight. (yeah, I'm around the 45 - 50 pound overweight area as well)

Luckily, the sinking is temporary --FAT FLOATS!!!
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I LOVE Typhoon Lagoon

DH and I had a great day at TL! Not as great a day at BB, maybe because it rained and I broke my toe, but overall I really enjoyed TL better.
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dededisney, gotta' cut the man some slack. All waterparks look the same when you are getting a faceful of water, and you sink thanks to the extra weight. (yeah, I'm around the 45 - 50 pound overweight area as well)
So, would you like to go to TL and think they had the long raft ride there? DH wants me to correct any errors he makes...he readily admits he does not have a good memory for this stuff...that is why I write it all down. I just don't want people to be disappointed if they go somewhere expecting a certain ride and it not be there. That's all
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OK, ok, I'm here.
I'm guessing you were in the dog house for quite a while and had quite a bit of pennance to serve!

If you are here....where's the next installment? I'm thinking you won't even leave Disneyworld before we head out on our cruise on 03/18/12.
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Just an FYI for those reading...Blizzard Beach has the longest family raft ride, not Typhoon Lagoon. TL is actually a pretty short slide with a long line. We waited maybe 2 minutes for the family raft ride at BB. (just didn't want anyone going to TL expecting a long raft ride!)
ah yes. As FF notes below, yes they do all run together. I remember now that this one had a long line (it even broke down and we had to wait for them to fix it...a little fact that DW conveniently left out of her Journal), and they had a photographer. On the longest family raft ride at Blizzard Beach they didn't have a photog! I'ts just not right. But because DW forgot to write this in her journal I'm blaming her.

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Umm, I think CPS would more appropriately be called if you had taken the kids to the timeshare presentation. Something in the realm of holding them hostage, emotional torture, even listening to It's a Small World over and over for 30 minutes would be kinder.

dededisney, gotta' cut the man some slack. All waterparks look the same when you are getting a faceful of water, and you sink thanks to the extra weight. (yeah, I'm around the 45 - 50 pound overweight area as well)

Luckily, the sinking is temporary --FAT FLOATS!!!
Ha! I just hope fat floats before I drown! Thanks for the defense there...but DW is right, I *did* tell her she could correct me. It's one of those things I just have to put up with. Just kidding...

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I LOVE Typhoon Lagoon

DH and I had a great day at TL! Not as great a day at BB, maybe because it rained and I broke my toe, but overall I really enjoyed TL better.
I'm not sure if rain and a broken toe can influence your enjoyment...uh..oh yeah. it can. Blizzard Beach review will be coming up sometime in the next 6 months. I expect you to weigh in heavily on that one!

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So, would you like to go to TL and think they had the long raft ride there? DH wants me to correct any errors he makes...he readily admits he does not have a good memory for this stuff...that is why I write it all down. I just don't want people to be disappointed if they go somewhere expecting a certain ride and it not be there. That's all
see, she is just taking care of me left and right. But note *she* didn't bring up the fact that she had not written about us waiting while the ride was broken. What's up with that anyway, how can a water ride break???

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I'm guessing you were in the dog house for quite a while and had quite a bit of pennance to serve!

If you are here....where's the next installment? I'm thinking you won't even leave Disneyworld before we head out on our cruise on 03/18/12.
No dog house, just doin' other stuff. It's football season now...so now I am doing videos and stuff! and I just did one today! what do you want from me???

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Yay! An update! Now when can we expect the next one?

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Yay! An update! Now when can we expect the next one?

Well, since more people are posting, you may get lucky...DH likes the positive feedback so I think that will move him along a little faster. You would think I wouldn't need to read these posts b/c I was there...however, I just write the boring part and he turns it into something so much funnier. It also feels like we are still there and makes me want to go back soon!
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Yay! An update! Now when can we expect the next one?

Tink, you are very, very demanding. OK, fine, I'll do another one today.

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Well, since more people are posting, you may get lucky...DH likes the positive feedback so I think that will move him along a little faster. You would think I wouldn't need to read these posts b/c I was there...however, I just write the boring part and he turns it into something so much funnier. It also feels like we are still there and makes me want to go back soon!
Yes, DW knows my quirks. The more people post in my TR, the quicker I respond! otherwise I'm like the old fat white dude that falls asleep in front of the TV...snoooooooore!

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Okay, dededisney, I'm admonished

How long am I in the doghouse?

I was just defensive as I have the same memory problems. Not as bad as remembering that I visited Harry Potter over in Fantasyland, but close. (By the way, they serve beer in the LINE over there!!!) I'm generally good on the rides, it's the places to eat I get confused.

Since it is rare that somebody defends my memory lapses, I just wanted to help a person with the same affliction. You know, my name is John . . .(all: Hi, John) . . . I have a memory problem and I'm here to join the group, ah, why was I here again???

Anyway, on with the entertainment.
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Chapter 6: Day 5 Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my!

Today we were headed for the other Kingdom...Animal that is. As we had not opened the parks two days in a row we were determined to get there before opening. Plus we wanted to ride Expedition Everest and didn't want to stand in line...so there you go. We took off toward WDW at 8am...and soon saw this...



We got to the entrance around 8:20am....so we had some time to wait.

Connor sits and waits

Having visited Animal Kingdom before we knew that there is a back way to get to Expedition Everest (through Dino-Land. When we were there last we were one of maybe 7-8 people. It was better because the rest of the hundreds of people went the direct route...and were held back by slow walking CM's (Cast Members for those of you who aren't paying attention!). Last time we also had someone with a rope...but they moved faster so we got there first.

They finally dropped the ropes and we made a b-line off to the right...breaking off from the main group. As we made our way toward EE (that's Expedition Everest, you get a pass this time because I had not shortened it!), we discovered that there was not a CM to guide us to the ride. I was shocked. So we broke the golden Disney rule...and we ran. There were 3-4 others running right along side of us (well, running isn't the right word for it...loping along...or limping along is a more accurate term).

We arrived well in advance of the big group...so much so that we were able to grab fast passes jump into line and be on the first car. Nice! If you have never taken a ride on EE...it is really a great roller coaster. I won't ruin it because I'm too nice, but it has some fun surprises on it. Even when you have ridden it multiple times like we have you can still have a lot of fun. We rode three times in a row right off the bat before the line became too long and we decided to move on. Yes three times. I'm like one of those people in the seventies who watched star wars 5,345 times. Approximately.

Connor and Nick waiting for EE. This must have been our 3rd ride because the first two we just walked on.

Deanna and the boys.

Connor wanted to take a picture. That's me on the phone with the electrician because we needed him to come back and make a fix in time for the inspection of the basement work. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go back and read the report! I wrote it for a reason.

Connor and Nick on EE

It is just wrong to take a picture of a picture instead of paying Disney for it. Or is it???

After that we headed over to get FP's for the Safari ride. Again...we don't want to wait in line at all if we can avoid it. We were going to go on Kali River Rapids so Deanna headed up to get FP's for the Safari and we hung out kind of in the middle of Africa. Naturally it was time to take some pictures. Moral to this story before I even go there: Don't leave Drew alone with the kids and a camera.

This seems perfectly normal, right? Two boys enjoying the drums.

Naturally after playing the drums any child would work up a thirst, right?

And after you drink water...well...what do you have to do next?

Connor feels much better.

Nick does too

What? they should have used a bathroom? But why? The fire hydrant was so much more convenient...

Now was the time for Kali River Rapids. DW doesn't like water rides, but she went along anyway. What a trooper! We all piled on. This is one of those raft rides which seems nice...until you get soaked. Typically I'm the one that ends up in the bad seat. Oh, it does NOT matter which seat I sit in, I try to use strategy in my assessment of which seat will get the least amount of wet...but alas it doesn't work.

Except on this ride. This ride I shall exit relatively unscathed. Unfortunately DW cannot say the same as she became soaked through. Ouch! While she would have no problem cackling at me because I was wet, I really did feel bad. She was not happy. Nick also got soaked but...well...he is a kid, so he can survive. We went and found a bathroom and I suggested that she try to use the blowers to dry herself off. She went in..but of course that is an extremely bad suggestion because the only way to use the blowers to dry yourself off would be to stand in a bathroom in Disney in your underwear. So while I was well meaning...and the thought of DW in her underwear is normally a good thought...

Naturally this is a good picture after the underwear though. Yes this is set up.

After the failed blower attempt we headed back over to EE to use our fast passes. We stopped to take a picture of the monkeys. OH, and there are some climbing in the background too.

Monkeys, monkeys everywhere...

Connor and DW on EE (#4 for the day!)

Have I mentioned that it is just wrong to take a picture of a picture and not donate more money to Disney. I need to take a firm stance on this!

On the way to EE we took some pictures.

And more. Bored yet?

We have traveled a lot over the years...and this is a cool picture...as you wouldn't even know you are in a theme park, well except for the big Animal Kingdom border on the bottom.

Stitch seemed much bigger at Hollywood Studios.
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Continued

I don't remember where this was. But it's a fun picture.

Now it was time to go do the safari. For some reason I don't have any pictures of that. This is disturbing to me while it is most likely a welcome break for you. The Safari is cool, and I think for the first time since we had ever ridden the safari ride the animals were very active so we got to see a lot. Ok, now I remember, we did have a lot of pictures, but they were of the animals. While some TR writers might subject you to animal pictures by themselves I'm not one of them. Your welcome. Ha!

Once we were off that we went to get fast passes for Dinosaur. For those of you who do not know, Dinosaur is basically just like Indiana Jones at Disneyland. Or perhaps Indiana Jones is just like Dinosaur? Not sure which one was first. Nick, being the wonderful pre-teen that he is, whined and complained the entire walk to Dinosaur. It sucks...it's not any fun...it's a waste of time. This was wonderful to listen to on vacation. Nothing is better than listening to whining kids. So I asked him if he liked Indiana Jones. Oh yeah, that's a great ride. I informed him it's the same ride...but of course it isn't in his mind. Ah well..what can you do? He is 12. I can't wait for the rest of the teen years!

I think Dinosaur is a very fun ride and one of the better ones. There was another ride in Dino land that was fun, lots of spinning and roller coaster action...but I think someone either got hurt or died on it so it closed down. That leaves Dinosaur as the best ride on that side of the park! Now, it's no EE...but what is??

I beat my kids into submission so they still smile in the pics!

This one is kind of funny. It is actually the second time we rode Dinosaur. We got fast passes but the standby line was short so we jumped in. The first time our picture wasn't that great. The second time we knew when we would get our picture so we all acted freaked out. When we came out and I was taking my picture of the picture (which is just wrong by the way, how many times do I have to say it???), there was a couple standing in front of us who said "they clearly must have known where the camera was and acted for it.". HA! yup. I cannot believe they think we weren't scared!

We stopped and had lunch on our way to Camp Mickey Minnie (or Minnie Mickey?). Why were we going to Camp Mickey Minnie (or Minnie Mickey...I could look it up....but where is the fun in that?). I will tell you if you would be more patient!

Me and the boys on a bench. Yup...doesn't get any more exciting than that!

We found a photographer...yes we did.

Look at us by this cool truck. It's ours...isn't it?

ACK! Animals in the trees!

Aw...see, that's why I worry about DW being wet...it's all about the love.

And the family shot.

So really, were all of the pictures above taken by that photographer right after lunch? No idea. But I can't just drop the pictures in all at the end can I? No way!

Honestly not sure when this was taken either, but I know you were looking for another family picture.
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So then we headed for Camp Mickey Minnie (or...well you get the idea by now). The reason is that when we were last at Animal Kingdom we got picked for the parade. We were in the Camp Mickey Minnie area around the same time and a CM came up and picked us out of the crown. That was cool. We were hoping to have a repeat of that situation. We walked down into Camp Mickey Minnie, and then realized why the rest of the park was so empty. They were all there. 9,835 people (approximately) packed into this little area. Ouch. So we decided to mosey on.

We headed back over to EE...

Must have a picture by the tree of life.

ACK! Animals! By the way, what's up with this being off centered? Maybe the Photopass Photographers need to lay off the suds at lunch!

The boys looking cool

Well, I always knew these two were animals. CPS anyone???

One more time on EE...

This was #5

We headed back over to use our FP's for Dinosaur (you already saw the picture!), and the boys then decided they wanted to leave and go hit Disney Quest again. We left about 1pm and headed back to the resort.

Overall Animal Kingdom is a good park in my opinion. It takes a lot of heat because of the lack of rides...but as I mentioned in one of the pictures, the set up and design of the park is very cool and very much looks and feels like you wander from country to country. I find that pretty incredible.

After cooling off a bit it was back over to Disney Quest. We played some "classic" video games (Galaga...I love Galaga). DW played Dig Dug. Gotta love that. It's all free with your admission (which by the way I would never, ever pay. Because we had "fun" tickets we used those...and it's the only way I'd do it. If we had more days I don't even think I'd do that as I'd go back to the water parks again). I believe this was the time that I talked to our realtor in New Hampshire and found out that the beloved town inspector had freaked out about some things in our basement including....dum...dum...dum....an electrical outlet that did not have a plastic cover! Holy cow! I know! I was freaked out too! what if a child sticks their hand behind the outlet and electrocutes themselves! What if...wait. Where was the outlet? Oh, it was on the CEILING. So let me change the scenario...what if a child pulls a 10 foot ladder to the middle of the room and climbs to the top, perches precariously on the top step and reaches behind it...

Thank god our towns are looking out for us.

Ahem.

Anyway, that put a severe damper on my enjoyment of DQ.

After that fun we went to do Cyber Space Mountain again...we got our roller coasters all set up and then got in line. Then the lights went out and came back on. That really screwed up all the virtual reality stuff...so it was shut down for a while. The video games were pretty much all that was left so we played those for a while. Eventually we checked back with Cyber Space Mountain and it was up and running again so we got back in line and rode it.

While we were there we found out from the CM's that there was a huge lightning storm that went through and all of the parks actually had to shut down. I think we were happy that we were inside!

We got bored with DQ so we headed out. When we left it was absolutely pouring out...we dashed to the car and headed to our old Mainstay...Chevy's. While there I got to talk to some handymen to go to my house to fix all of the dire problems that we had. Luckily the electrician could go back in and put the plate on the outlet and save all future Kidos from getting electrocuted!

so DQ gets a C or D grade from me. It's kind of fun for a few hours...but that's about it. I had read on reviews that it was dated...and boy is that right. Disney needs to overhaul that to bring it up to speed. What was very cool 20 years ago is more mundane now and they could easily fix that in my opinion.

So it was an early night for us...by about 6pm. TV and books...and off to bed.

Next up: Chapter 7: Day 6...BRRR, is it cold in here?

Hope you enjoyed my latest!
DZ
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