WDW Trip Report - Day 1
So, now that I have sufficently recovered from my exodus to WDW now is the time for the telling of that not so sordid trip. Last wed the 6th my sister calls me and says that she and her friends will be going to Orlando, FL for buisness with her work, and that they will be able to get me plane tickets to come along. But then plans change and they will have all their time free to be at WDW. So I book the room for us at the All Star Movies Resort with a 50% cast member discount rate (SCORE!) we will be staying there from Sept 10th to the 13th. Unfortunetly i have to work 2 of those days at DCA, luckily they were group shifts so i had good chances of getting autorized days off.
Day 1: a.k.a Long travel day + Magic Kingdom
Short and simple, 5 am get up, 8 am plane leaves burbank 3 pm EST arrive at orlando international. 5 pm EST check in to the resort eat and lounge around for a bit. Decide to head to the Magic Kingdom since there are extra magic hours for that park for the night. After a bit of traveling finally get into MK just as the SpectroMagic parade starts and it happens to start raining at the same time. My sister was smart and brought the umbrellas with her (SCORE!) so we were able to stay dry (mostly). Parade was nice but we wanted to ride rides and dry off so we headed for tommorrowland.
First up Stitches Great Escape! wait was minimal got right into the pre-show. Sorta cute, sorta lame "I think i oiled myself!" OY! onto the actual ride. It was cute and sorta gross but i had been here once before when Extraterrorestrial alien encounter was there. Even though it was alot scarier i found it to be more thrilling. Up next Space Mountain, basically the matterhorn from disneyland enclosed (yawn) exploration dioramas at the end were funny to look at considering how dated they are now. I also lost my DS Lite at Space but i was able to recover it at the end of my trip. Disney lost and found rocks!
Next we headed west to fantasyland skipped most rides there, but decided to go on Small World. Meh, i prefer the Disneyland original much more. Exited Small World to liberty square and headed into Haunted Mansion. HM also felt real dated compared to Disneyland's version and we all came off the ride unimpressed. Next up Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Big Thunder was pretty fun. Then we went on Splash Mountain. The splash logs are alot nicer and wider than DL's and the anamatrionics and the effects inside the ride were cool too, The drop feels alot bigger on the DL version though.
Had a food break then we went on Pirates of the Caribbean. We were also underwhelemed by Pirates in MK as well, the DL original is sooo much better. We then got a dole whip and some ice cream and headed back to the resort and our room and crashed in bed for the night. Day 2 coming up next, in another post.