I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
- Nov 15, 2009
That pretty admirable with the schedule you have been keeping.We managed to get ourselves up and on the bus to the Magic Kingdom in time to make it for Rope Drop.
Sounds reasonable....All of those early mornings and long days in the heat were starting to catch up with the little guy. I was hoping we wouldn’t be spending an entire day with Captain Crankypants.
I missed this nuance when I read it the other day!Julie was hoping for the same, and also hoping Drew would be in a good mood.
It's hard not to feel that way, there's never enough time.I wish we’d had more time in Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. I feel like we especially left meat on the bone at AK.
That's funny! You put your hands on your own neck, and you're suffocating. You put your hands around someone else's neck and the picture gets deleted for "depicting violence". Well, er, I mean, so I've heard!We had an early FP for Space Mountain. Julie wanted no part of riding that again, so she took Drew off to Fantasyland while the big kids and I settled in for another trip through the galaxy, this time without laser cannons. Unfortunately, this time I forgot to hold my breath in the vacuum of space.
We met back up with Julie and Drew, and when I found out where they had gone, I was even more thankful for Space Mountain.
But I have now been promoted, and no longer sit at the rank of Captain. You may refer to me as Galactic Hero Oblivious.
Payback is a b...er it hurts.Is there anything else you can do to top the achievement of saving the world? Well, sure—my kids wanted to have immediate revenge on me by forcing me to ride Splash Mountain with them
I just don't like getting my butt wet!The kids know that I am not a huge fan of big drops, which was of course why they wanted me to ride. I am even less of a fan of being called a chicken than I am of big drops, so I went along, even though it’s not my favorite ride in the world.
Don't you know the story of the briar patch?????The ride itself is fine. I find it to be schizophrenic—ten minutes of happy woodland creatures singing happily (there’s a banjo in the song; it’s impossible to play a sad song on the banjo) and then they throw you off a cliff.
Actually I completely get that! Just like with highways. We have a freeway in LA, the first to open in the Western US. It opened in 1940, and I hate driving on it. The road is completely flat, there is no compensation or banked curves, and the road itself is quite curved.I think this is why I like drops that go into turns, like on Expedition Everest. On that one, the centrifugal force keeps you in your seat so you don’t feel like you’re in imminent danger.
Was that too nerdy? I feel like it was too nerdy.
Now I will think about that every time I'm on a coaster! Just like I look for the bicycle chains on Peter Pan! Which btw is not how DLs ride works.
She wasn't lying....“What ride is this, Mommy?”
“Uh…it’s a fun one. You’ll like it.” That’s how Julie started.
Again, no lies there....“Is this a fast ride, Mommy?”
“Well…it goes slow and fast.” Again, this demonstrates nice technique with a healthy amount of vagueness. This is technically a true statement.
“Mommy…is this the fast train ride?”
Way to go Julie! Don't give in!She set her pants ablaze* and bald-faced lied through her lying liar’s teeth.
(*--Note: this is a figure of speech. No pants were harmed in the making of this Trip Report.)
“Nope, this isn’t it!”
Of Course it is! You could have told him that earlier in the week and saved a whole lot of hassle!Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is now Drew’s MOST FAVORITIST RIDE IN THE WHOLE DISNEY WORLD. Seriously, it’s the one he talks about the most. He loved it. It’s the first one he names when we ask him what he wants to do when we go back.
Understandable....when is that? Where ya goin'And I may try to wrap this up so it’s done before we leave on our next adventure