Dramatis Personae Me (londonpenguin), 34 My BF, 39 Day Two, September 8 Woke up a couple of times very early due to noise mostly little kids excited about getting to the parks. It wasnt too bad though. I wonder if it would have been more or less noisy if wed been above the ground floor. Went to EPCOT FW. We found the bus transportation to be really easy and convenient. Only had to wait about 3 minutes before a bus came. Got to FW a little after 9:00, and a CM took a photo of us in front of SE (I bought one of the photos later on, even though we looked like hell). There were a lot of characters in the Leave a Legacy plaza, and the gorilla from Tarzan snuck up on me. BF took a photo of us, but apparently he didnt really take a photo, because we couldnt find it on the screen later. (Have to say that I think I preferred my APS camera over this digicam. The viewfinder on the digicam is a bit tricky, and its hard to tell when youve actually taken a shot. On the other hand, its nice to be able to instantly review your shots.) Pluto, Mickey, Goofy and ChipnDale were also there, hanging out in a double-decker bus. Pluto is one of my favorites, but he had to get on the bus before I could get near him for a photo. Had breakfast at Electric Umbrella. I do love French toast sticks! BF had a fruit cup with some really excellent fruit in it. Did just about everything we could in FW, though we skipped a few of the Innoventions buildings. I enjoyed Ice Station Cool. That soda from Italy is double disgusting! Euccchhh! I think my favorite thing was Food Rocks. I laughed myself silly over Pita Gabriel and The Police (or whatever they were called). BF said afterward, Can you imagine Disney calling Peter Gabriel? Yeah, were going to turn you into a pita-head. You probably had to be there, but I couldnt stop laughing after that. Had lunch at the Garden Grill (no PS). I thought it was too expensive, really, but it was very good. Mickey, ChipnDale, and Pluto were there, and we saw them all at least three times. (There must not have been very many diners.) I tried to get Pluto to sit, but I guess he only obeys Mickey. Our servers name was Marcus, and his tag said he was from Pinehurst, NC, but he sounded like he was from Africa via Jamaica. Anyway, loved the salad and all the other stuff, and the lemon tart was yummy. We were very full afterwards. Went to The Living Seas and saw the manatees. They were so cute, snorfeling up lettuce leaves for lunch. I was tickled to see living seahorses too. When I was a kid, I had a small, dried seahorse in a plastic bag that we bought at the seashore. We enjoyed the presentation at Universe of Energy (esp. as we sometimes see Bill Nye started out here in Seattle on a local comedy sketch show, and we sometimes see him at our local Starbucks). We did NOT like Body Wars. We usually like Star Tours, but Body Wars was so much bumpier and jerkier. It really upset BF, and we had to sit down for quite a while afterwards and slowly sip Coca Colas to regain our balance. (Actually, BF stayed a bit disoriented for the next 48 hours.) Unfortunately, Body Wars was the first thing we did in that pavilion, so we didnt do anything else in there. Test Track was okay, but Im glad we didnt have to wait long for it. In fact, the whole park was pretty empty. I dont think we had to wait more than 10 minutes for anything. The longest wait we had was for that stupid General Motors thing that looks like its going to be some sort of virtual reality trip, but then its just an ad for GM. (Speaking of ads, its really too bad Disney has let so much commercialism creep in. You couldnt turn left without having McDonalds or Coke pushed at you. Cest la vie, I suppose.) Went back to the room with every intention of going out again to DD, but accidentally fell asleep for a few hours. It seems ridiculous to plead jet lag when the time difference is only three hours, but I think we mustve had a mild case of it. More like jet pause. So, we wound up eating at the Food Court again. I had chicken strips.