I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
- Nov 15, 2009
Good one! That was my favorite movie when I was a kid!Chapter 1: Its 970 Miles To Disney World, We Got A Full Tank of Gas, No Cigarettes, It's Dark...And We're Wearing Sunglasses.
Precisely. I'm looking forward as to how this pans out.since I knew the ropes, and they would just follow our lead, by which they meant they would ignore my suggestions altogether.
I hear the sit down restaurant in Morocco is a good one for walk ups.My brother told me he didn't want to plan every single meal in advance and he'd try and walk up at the spur of the moment when they were in the parks. I told him to enjoy Cosmic Ray's.
Even in 2000 you still had to make plans in advance.Keep in mind that my brother hadn't been in Disney World since 2000. A few things have changed since then. But it seemed that in his mind, everything would be just the same as it was on his last visit.
Or Mickey's Philharmagic.My brother told me he didn't want to bother setting times for rides, anyway. He said he could just wing it when he was down there. I told him to enjoy the Country Bear Jamboree.
I'm that way on the cruises. If you read my last trip update on my feelings about my DVC, I already gave my life savings to Disney so besides the monthly usage fee I pay them, staying on property is like free to me.Our goal, when emptying our savings account to visit Disney World, is to spend as much time on Disney property as humanly possible. It's all about the value. If I'm going to be spending my kids' college money, I want to wring every last bit of value out of that money as I can.
I just did the exact same thing, but I added two days!At first, we were excited about the idea. Yes, it would be a horribly long day, but we'd get to Disney even sooner. So I added another night to our reservation. An extra day at Disney? Sign me up!
We used to have one of those, but in California if you don't use it for a minimum, they charge you anyways, so we turned it in.If you had an EZ Pass tag, you could drive in those lanes for a little over $10 for an 18-mile stretch. Or you could sit in the free lanes at a dead stop. Best $10 we ever spent.
Someday when I'm in your neck of the woods, I will have to visit one of these.
I understand the hate for Taco Bell, but so far in this TR you have disparaged Burger King and Wendy's as well. I don't understand. I actually eat a fairly regular diet of drive through delicacies because we are constantly lacking in time and needing some kind of sustenance, and I've never had a problem from any of these places.We even stopped at a Wendy's for lunch, so at that point life was really testing our will to live.
We always turn on Google Maps and when they suggest some sort of detour, Fran still says we're going the way I know, and we get stuck in horrible traffic.We trusted Google with our lives and took FL 414 to FL 429. It worked like gangbusters--no issues with traffic, and it took us all the way around to the west entrance to Disney World.
That's pretty much where we were assigned when we stayed there a few years back.We were assigned a room in 7A. So at least we could work off the calories from our meals.
That is a cool little effect. We noticed that too.I'm showing this just to point out the Hidden Mickey in lights at the far end.
The rooms must have been refurbed since we stayed. Ours had completely different linens and such.Here's our room before we trashed it like the slobs we are.
That's one huge tower there!Here's your up-to-the-minute construction update on the new tower at Coronado Springs (from July 20):
I was going to say Julie is smart, but those are not refried beans, they're black beans. Blech!Julie and Sarah and I split a plate of nachos and another plate of tacos. Sarah and I let Julie have the refried beans to herself, since we feel they have the appearance, texture, smell, and consistency of poo.
That's about what I had to say for Pepper Market as well.The meal wasn't bad. Not the greatest I've ever had, but not bad either.
Yes but at least most of the rides in the parks don't dunk you under water.We even got Drew to go down the slide, which was a good omen for attempting the rides later in the week. However, after the second run, he went underwater for a moment at the end, and then he decided he didn't want to slide anymore. So that was less positive as an omen.
And that's why we keep going back.We had a whole week at Disney World ahead of us. The real world was just a distant memory.