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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    bad to admit now but, I have never been in the adventurers club... still have yet to...

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    happy early anniversary!
    such wonderful pictures. all you guys are making me so jealous.
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    Very cool pictures. Love it.
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    love it trekkie..

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    Wednesday was "unscheduled"--no official meets, only a party at Ohana later in the evening. Everyone pretty much went their own way. Jimmie and I really like Epcot, which is why we like staying at the Beach Club. Epcot is just out the door.

    So that's where we went on Wednesday of course. Coming in early from the "back" it looks pretty deserted.


    Even Test Track is pretty quiet.


    But of course, we headed straight for Mission: Space for our third ride on this attraction. Though the simulator has 40 seats, we were the only ones on it. Imagine the briefing room empty of all others! I walked around and took pictures (You've already seen them.) They were running the ride just for us!

    Then we headed counter-clockwise (more or less) around Future World snapping pictures and experiencing attractions. There was the closed Wonders of Life.


    a couple of shots of the exterior of the Universe of Energy



    a vertical shot from the bathroom next to Spaceship Earth. (We had to ride it, of course.)


    We breezed through Innoventions

    where Jimmie made paper



    Here is some artwork on display in a Disney art shop near the entrance.



    The Seas was our next stop.


    This was the best shot I could get of a manatee


    The Land (which we had visited yesterday)

    and the Imagination (brought to you by Kodak) pavilion. We did go in and ride the journey and played with some of the exhibits.

    That pretty much concluded our visit to Future World, except for some shopping and to get another swig of Beverly from Club Cool. It was time for lunch, and we planned to nosh our way around World Showcase.

    But I'll continue the story in my next post. It's getting late, and I've got a tough bike ride tomorrow.
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    For the rest of our Wednesday, we made lunch by eating from the food booths set up around World Showcase. (And we also took time to see the American Adventure.) Here are some pictures I took as we circled around the "globe."
    Mexico


    Musicians outside Norway


    China (notice the painted tarps concealing the building)


    The outpost


    A view across the lagoon


    The model railroad adjacent to Germany



    Italy



    Japan



    (We spent a lot of time in Japan.)



    And finally, the American Adventure


    You can be certain that was not the last we saw of Epcot. Since we hadn't spent much time in the MK, we decided to take a break at our hotel and later head for the MK befor the birthday dinner at Ohana. But I need to stop and upload some more pictures before I can continue. Later.
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    can hardly wait for more trekkie

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    Can hardley wiat dude rockin' pictures!

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    totally awsome! I love this report!

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    By the time we rested and got to the MK, we didn't have much time to play around.


    But we did the Carousel of Progress and the People...um, Tomorrowland Transit Authority.


    I remember the old Carousel of Progress in Disneyland, and this isn't it. The
    script is rewritten with new voices (and no references to General Electric), and the final scene is totally different. But at least the theater rotated without difficulty.

    Soon it was time to head over to Ohana for the "birthday party."


    It was a bit of a wait to get us all seated, so some rested,

    and others watched the hula show outside in the bar.


    Once seated, I prevailed upon Fishbulb to take of picture of Jimmie and me.

    Notice I'm wearing a birthday button. Actually, it was Chernabog's birthday, but mine was a few days away, so we celebrated together. We we given leis and prevailed upon to join the other children in a broom and coconut race. Here's our coach and entertainer.


    The was some other celebrating going on at our table, as newlyweds Frodo Potter and Disneyphile joined us.

    And then there was the Hawaiian limbo. The pictures speak for themselves.





    Of course there was dinner.



    No party dinner is without dessert


    and Dusty certainly got to eat all he wanted.

    We could also see the fireworks and water pageant from the restaurant, and they piped in the music. (Sorry, no pictures.)

    We stayed so late, that we had to take a bus to Downtown Disney to transfer to a bus to the Beach Club. (And my son called to tell us about the car trouble he had driving from Stockton to LA. Thank goodness that worked out ok!)
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    I love this thread

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    Great TR! Love those sunset photos!

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    I love picture threads!

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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    Great ohana's pics!
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    Re: WDW Invasion--Trekkie Dad's pictorial report

    If it's Thursday, this must be the Magic Kingdom. Jimmie and I got in for a little extra magic. We headed straight for Big Thunder, but Frontierland wasn't open. So we dashed over to Space Mountain, and then I talked her into going on a ride we had never done here (and rarely at Disneyland, even before it was moved).





    As soon as we could, though we headed for Big Thunder.



    We got FPs for Splash (not wanting to get wet so early), and got on the train and circled the park,



    and getting off near this house.


    passing by this gas station,



    We had time for a couple more rides (Pooh, Snow White, Peter Pan and HM), before meeting up with fellow MCers. Imagine being greeted by this dude.


    Since the noodle station wasn't open we went over to Cosmic Ray's for lunch.





    The music was pretty cool, but something was a bit unusual about the entertainer. Must be the hair.


    After lunch we joined up with a small group and rode the train back to Frontierland to ride the Jungle Cruise, but the line seemed too long. So Jimmie and I used our Splash FPs.

    That's us in the back.


    I wanted to visit TSI and compare it with my boyhood memories of the place in Disneyland.


    Not quite the same, but at least this place was open, and it had some very loud guns in the towers.


    And one of my favorite tunnels was there.


    And you certainly don't get this view from the TSI in Disneyland.



    It was mid-afternoon by now, and we were pretty much done with the Magic Kingdom. So we went back to the Beach Club for some much needed rest. Later we went to see Fantasmic! at Disney MGM. (Sorry, no pictures) While the seating is nice, the show is not the same (A Pocahontas scene on ladn instead of Peter Pan and Hook). And we got a preview of the Illuminations fireworks from outside our hotel. Boy those shells are loud!

    Tomorrow we'd meet up again in Animal Kingdom.
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