I'm back from my trip and as promised will share a bit about what we did.
We stayed 4 days at WDW and 3 nights at the Wilderness Lodge. Let's start from the beginning,
we arrived at MCO about 1:00, got our rental car and drove the Wilderness Lodge. The main reason we got a rental car is because we where going to go elsewhere in Florida after our stay at Disney.
We got our room at the Wilderness Lodge which was on the first floor, court yard view with a King bed. Thank you Teresa at Fairy Godmother's travel agency for getting us an excellent rate. The room was great . May have been quieter and a better view on the upper floors, but it was nice not to have to wait for an elevator. If you plan on using the pool, you can just walk out the back of your room to it.
Anyhow, I decided on the way in, I didn't feel like navigating WDW by car, after all we are on vacation, and that we should try the bus system. The bus service was excellent, and we had a wait for a bus more than 5 minutes only once!
Our first day from 2:30 till we where done was at DHS. The park was open with extra magic hours till 2:00, so it was rather busy when we got there. We did most everything we wanted to do within that time frame, minus the American Idol Experience.
First, we got a Rock N Rollercoaster fastpass.
Then, since it was so crowded everywhere we walked through One Man's Dream, which is a must for any Disney fanatic.
Then we waited 15 minutes for Caspian because my wife loves Narnia. Some neat things such as the costumes, but overall it was a bore as many people warned me.
We saw Muppets 3D after that. Cute show for kids. I didn't care for it too much.
We ate dinner at 50's Prime Time Cafe. Food was good. The restaurant itself was abit loud, and not too realistic with the theme. Our waiter gave us a noogie upon exiting which my wife was a little weirded out by.
We got a FP for Star Tours.
Went on the Great Movie Ride, which was a definite surprise. It didn't seem too outdated. Lot's of classic nostalgic films!
We went on Star Tours. Definitely improvement over the first one, but made my wife sick in the tummy. Motion simulators and us don't get along too well.
We saw the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show. My wife especially liked this one.
We had reservations for a snack at 8:30 at the Sci Fi Drive in. We had milkshakes which where OK. The theme was cool, and we just really wanted to check it out.
Then we rode Rock N Roller coaster. It was fun, not as good as I remember. Do they always play Dude Look's like a lady?
After that, we headed over to Toy Story Midway Mania. Line was still about an hour. We stood in it. It was more like 40 minutes when it was all said and done. We enjoyed it being indoors for the queue unlike in DCA, which was hot in the summer! After that, we said bye bye to DHS. The bus back was no wait again, amazing!
We purposely skipped Fantasmic, Tower of Terror, and a few of the other shows. I've seen them all before except the Extreme Stunt show, American Idol Experience, and Beauty and the Beast. If we had another 3 hours or so we probably would have checked them out. O well.
Overall my favorite ride was the Great Movie Ride just because of it's uniqueness. My wife's top was Toy Story Midway Mania same as when we went on our honeymoon to California at DCA.
Day 1 a success! Stay Tuned For Day 2 Magic Kingdom tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some pics hope you enjoy:
(Below is my lovely wife )
Stay Tuned For Day 2 Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!