A friend of mine called me up about a week and a half ago with an offer I couldn’t refuse. He’d been offered a huge promotion at work and a week of vacation time prior to starting the new position. Which of course meant it was time to go have a little fun. So he booked a room and we spent 3 relaxing days hanging out at WDW!
We left after lunch on Thursday, checked in at the Coronado Springs Resort around 3:30. This was my second stay at the Coronado and I always find it to be a relaxing atmosphere. A few random shots of the resort:
After settling in to our room, we hopped on a bus over to MGM. It’s a park that holds a special place in my friend’s heart, because he worked there for a little while about 10-12 years ago. I didn’t get any pictures while we were there because… well… I’ve already got plenty of pictures of that park and we didn’t do anything I hadn’t already experienced.
Next it was on to the extra magic hours park for that evening, which was Epcot. I was too busy enjoying my international beverages of choice to take very many pictures, but I did get a few to share…
Had to get some wand removal shots. No debates on the topic of the wand in this thread please. These are merely for the sake of showing the progress:
We did get a few evening showers, but it wasn’t too bad. It cleared up just prior to sunset and the sky was absolutely gorgeous:
Also during this post rain period I got a lovely shot of Space Ship Earth and a rainbow:
We played at Epcot a little while longer, but eventually I’d had enough. I had to put in a few hours at work before we left, so I’d been going nonstop since 6am already. I headed back to the hotel while my friend went over to check out the action at Pleasure Island.
Thus ends Day 1.