I placed my valuables in the room's safe and head toward the bus stop for
Animal Kingdom. at the bus stop, I am the only one there.
I waited a couple of minutes and the bus is coming. Remember me saying I
was the only one at the bus stop? Well, a kid with a British accent goes to
stand in front of me. What am I going to do? Make a scene because I should
be first on the bus instead of second? :) I just make sure the child's
parents don't get in front of me :)
A week before leaving for Disney World, I went shopping at the World of
Disney Store here in NYC and found this cute t-shirt. It says I (heart
shape) NY, but the heart shape is in the shape of a hidden mickey, I like it
I make it to DAK and go through the bag check process and enter the park. I
get a map, cause I still don't know my way around and search for lunch,
Flame Tree. I figure to go around here, make a turn there, and I should be
I am about to ask for help when I spot the place over my shoulder, I start
to relax, till I notice the long lines :( Its about now and this is
prime lunch time. I also remember that Tusker House is closed so the places
where to eat is smaller, so thus the crowds here is larger. While waiting,
I see they now give you a corn muffin instead of corn on the cob like they
did last year. The line is sooooo slow :(
After waiting for I don't know how long, I finally order my food. I thought
I was able to tell her exactly everything I wanted to make the process go
fast, but forget to tell her what I wanted in my large soda, oh well. When
I got my food, I also noticed that instead of a piece of chocolate cake,
they now give you a slightly large cup cake. With all the large crowd, I
hope I can find a place to sit and eat and finally relax for the first time
in about 2 days or more.
I see most people just order a soda, and don't know you can get a large soda
on the dinning plan,but I do :)
I get lucky and find a empty table as soon as I go behind the restaurant.
There are allot of ducks walking around picking up bits of food that people
drop on the floor. Someone asks me if they can borrow a chair from my
table, motion go ahead.
Its and just aimlessly walking around, no plans on what to do, except
not to ride Dinosaur. A couple of years ago, I rode it the day I arrived
and become physcially ill after riding it. Its not because I cant, but
sleeping little the night before, it would be just too much for me, and I
don't want to become sick. I did ride it last year with no ill effects.
Find myself going on Its Tough to be a Bug. As I am walking fast to go on
the ride, I will redo the ride queue to take photos.
I remember the stinging in the back, so I lean forward to avoid it, but
forget how they do something to the seat :)
I reenter the queue and explain to the cm, that I am just going to take
photos, then leave. Its ok :) I take photos of all the wooden animals to
come across a real spider web, so I take a photo of that too.
After taking my photos, I decided to head back to Pop to rest a little
before heading to Fantasmic dinner at
I find myway back to the bus stop just in time to wave by to my bus, its
Make it back to the room and lay down, trying not to fall fast asleep. I
get ready to head to Dis-MGM and make it to the bus stop at . Just
miss another bus :( I remember that I keep forgetting to pack my brita water
bottle :( I plan on getting my refilleable mug when I get back to the
A guard seeing my NY Yankee cap informs me of a
around since I am very early for my adr. I take photos and such till I
check in 15 minutes early. Get seated and start my feast :)
this is what i remember eating :) plenty of rolls, ceaser salad, chicken
dish, some rice, paramesan mashed pototoes, corn mash dish, pork loin w
onions, prime rib, ice cream, different little desserts. I have over an hour
to kill before fantasmic, kind of just walking over to gmr, under the bah
:) I am informed that only the gangster version is running.
I sat in about the third row on Great Movie Ride. This bothered me allot,
The cm in charge of the tram was talking to a couple of people in the front
row only and pointed out some things, in the room where you get loaded on
the trams, with a flashlight. She did not use her PA system and tell
everyone else what she told these people. She did this again in the first
gangster room, I really felt like yelling at her, can you speak up so
everyone else can hear you? :) , but didn't.
When I left GMR, I headed over to Oscars to enter the special seating
section for Fantasmic. Meanwhile Terrie and I are emailing each other,
trying to set up a meeting between myself and her daughter who is working
the show, but it doesn't work out.
I know people complain about the special seating area for people who have
the Fantasmic plan, but I don't see why?? This is the third time sitting
there, and I see everything.
Fantasmic is over and I am trying to maneuver my way to the park exit.
I make it back to the Pop and meet for the first time my friend Tammy who I
have been chatting online with for years :)
She tells me about this offer she has in her room, about rebooking a trip
for next year and getting the free dinning again. I don't remember seeing
this offer in my room but will look again when I get back and take a better
Head back to the room. And very exhausted. First day is over.