April 13, 2010 Day 3, Part 3 In Which.....AY DIOS MIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Club Cool should be called CLUB FREAKING AWESOME. I get that it needs to be the word "cool" because it's cool in there and all but I don't care. Once I buy Disney World I will change the name, don't you worry. Also: to the GIRLS OF THE DIS who are starring in my sexy calendar with me, I think we should do one of the winter months in there and then one at one of the Christmas shops. It's something to think about. Anyway, let me know. Moving on. So yeah, Mom said that she was thirsty and was going to get a drink, but I stopped her and decided this would be the perfect opportunity to be our first of three thousand visits to Club Cool. Mom had never experienced this before but I knew she would love it. She recently gave up Coca Cola to be healthier and I couldn't believe she was able to do it because it was definitely an addiction! Coke only though. No Pepsi. Not as good. BY FAR!!! She also loves any kind of good deal and is obsessed with coupons and stuff so I knew that the chance to drink Coke products for free would be exciting for her. I had told her many times how much I love Club Cool, but my love for it, I see now, is nothing compared to hers! My favorite flavor by far is the Watermelon soda from China, I could drink it all day. I also really really like the coke with a spot of orange in it from Germany. I usually only drink those two. My mom was trying each and every one slowly, savoring each sip. I wasn't mean enough to trick her into trying the Beverly like some do ("It's the most delicious soda from Italy! You absolutely must try it!") so I warned her about it but she wanted to try all of them. I've never tried it myself, though I am curious. The face she made showed that she was truly displeased by the Beverly. I asked her to describe the taste and she said "Chemicals!" Blech. Her favorite ended up being the Watermelon also and she just kept repeating how freaking awesome this place is. A few gallons of soda later, we made our way out of there making sticky noises on the floor as usual. I took some pictures of the Lion King Flower and Garden Festival topiaries. Was it necessary for Simba to have Crazy Eyes? Honestly. I feel like this is one of those funny tricks like on that Little Mermaid VHS cover where you can clearly see a man's....... private part. Or how in Lion King you can see the word sex in the clouds. You know, like Hidden Mickeys, but dirty. Except this one just makes Simba look like had a cocktail of adderall and vodka. I DON'T KNOW, okay, I'm just throwing this out there. Ah, good ol' Disney. Now, the topiaries really are incredible and I really like them, but I gotta say I can take or leave the F&G festival. I think it's just because I ALWAYS notice the beautiful flower arrangements all around Walt Disney World. I think what they do all year round is incredible so when they add some topiaries I'm not that stunned by it. I mean, I have pictures I took of their gardens as a kid cause I thought they were so beautiful. I don't know, I'm just not AMAZED by the whole thing as some people are. I think Epcot is just so spectacular on it's own that the topiaries were kind of an afterthought for me. Also, we completely and totally missed the butterfly garden and the Princess Tiana one, all that stuff we had NO IDEA was even there and I do not know why at all or what happened. Maybe I just didn't get the full F&G fest experience. Or maybe it's just that it pales in comparison to the Food and Wine Festival. Everything in life does. It was time for some thrills, so we headed over to Test Track first... The wait was super long though so we decided to save that for another day. Next up: Mission Space. During our whole trip, the wait here was constantly short. No longer than 10 minutes and usually not even that. This is one of my favorite attractions. It is just genius. I do not know of another experience you can have that can give you the feeling that you get while on this ride, short of actual space travel. When I say it's incredible, it feels like such a cheap word, like they need to come up with something better to describe what happens to you physically when you ride this. This is going to sound terrible but it's how I feel: the fact that they had to create a tamer version because the regular one was having horrible effects on some people just makes me want to ride it more. What's better promotion for a thrill ride than "We had to tone it down because people were vomiting and having heart attacks and other various episodes." For real. I usually don't take the tamer version of anything in life so off I went to the EXTREME TRAINING orange experience while my mom went for the green one. The green wait was posted as longer, and that remained throughout the trip. It makes me sad that most people can't experience the more intense training level because it is an experience not of this earth. No pun intended. My mom was a bit wary of the Orange side even though she went on it in 2006 before they even had a tamer version. She chose the green side just to be safe. One of my favorite things about this ride is how many times they warn you about it before you actually get on it. It reminds me of in the movies when someone keeps seeing signs that say DANGER! TURN BACK NOW! DON'T GO THIS WAY! LEAVE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! So, what always happens to me while I'm on Mission Space (aka Mission Sinise) is that I get put into a spaceship with people who do not speak English at all. For some reason, they are usually Spanish and loud. PLEASE DO NOT ASK. I do not know why. I'm the kind of person who enjoys loud Spaniards so it really isn't a problem for me. It's just kind of odd when the pressure is so high and everything is intense and serious and my brain feels like it may explode from this feeling and I'm just wondering what the F is going on and how Disney is doing this and what exactly is happening to my body and then I hear a chorus of "AY DIOS MIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Every. Time. I remember the first time I went on this I broke the rules. Gary Sinise firmly tells you that you should keep your head BACK and look forward at all times or you will become disoriented. Well, obviously I didn't listen, why would I? At at the most intense moment, I turned my head to the side. The feeling was unlike anything I have ever experienced or even heard of. I don't even know how to describe it without sounding insane but just listen to Sinise - KEEP THAT HEAD FORWARD! It felt like my head hadn't really moved. Like, my eyes were seeing to the left somehow, like my soul had left my body, but my head was still facing forward. Even though I KNEW, in my brain, that I had moved my head, and I could see to the left of me, I FELT as if my head was still facing forward. Yeah. Mind blown. Kinda understanding why they need a tame version of this ish. Craziness. We both waited less than 5 minutes and came out almost at the same time. I've never done the green side, the orange one is just too mind blowing for me to waste time on the other one, and mom said she probably could have done the orange one with no problem because the green one was totally lame compared to her memory of the regular version from 2006. Mom was getting really tired and was complaining that her feet were killing her. She was also hungry again, and I realized I was getting pretty hungry myself. Our dinner ADR was a late one so we tried to think of what CS place we wanted for lunch. We both agreed we were dying for Wolfgang Puck's (yes, again!) so we went back to Downtown Disney. I would have taken pictures, but we ate the exact same thing as we did on Day 1! The Four Cheese Pesto Pizza and side of mac and cheese. We shared both. Oh, I may as well post the pictures again: GOD THIS MAKES ME HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!! I also got one of the sugar cookies that looked soooo delicious. I snuck a squeeze before I purchased it (the cookies sit in baskets on the counter, covered in plastic). I need my cookies to be a bit soft! Not so much that they melt away in your hands, but enough that they do not crunch. This one was PERFECT! Wolfgang Puck can do no wrong in my book. I may marry him. We had the same server as on Day 1, this adorably sweet man who had been my server the first time I visited in Oct 2008! I hope he's still there on our next trip. And for the rest of our lives quite frankly. After our delectable lunch, we decided to head back to CBR for some much needed relaxation before our dinner ADR. Our ADR was for Crystal Palace. Now, I enjoy Crystal Palace quite a lot but they do not have Cheddar Cheese Soup which is a huge problem. Now, I told y'all during my PTR that I would get us into Le Cellier if it killed me. I needed that soup. To survive. That may sound dramatic but I am an actress so take me or leave me. Crystal Palace was our back-up ADR. Please don't flame me, it's not like we actually HAD a Le Cellier reservation and made one at CP for a back-up, CP was the only ADR we had. I would never make multiple ADRs on the same night knowing Disney is so booked up and so many families are wanting ADRs. As determined as I was to get into Le Cellier, I was pretty sure we were going to be having dinner with Pooh and the gang that night because I just didn't see how, short of flashing the host (I was hoping for a man or a lesbian, or even a straight girl/gay guy who was just bored), I was going to get us into this freaking place. I wasn't going to lie to them, I wasn't going to make up some fake story and stress the Cast Members out thinking they lost our ADR. But I had to come up with something. I needed the freaking soup. Up Next: How to weasel your way into Le Cellier with no ADR.