Monday, February 1, 2010

WDW Trip Report - Day 2

Thursday - Part 1 - Waking up is hard to do.

My alarm goes off but Jill is still in the shower which means she slept in. No biggie. I'll just go back to bed until she fires up the hair dryer. 7 minutes later... WHIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... So much for that. Thankfully this shower head is at an appropriate height. I'm not tall by any means but I've had to contort myself under many shower heads and it was nice not to have to do that.

Let's talk about the wonders of pants/shorts. I used to scoff at these goofy trousers every time I saw some old German guy sporting them. Scoff no more I say. Read on.

It was little chilly in the morning but hardly what Jill and I have gotten used to over the past couple of months back home. It's stupid how the body gets used to temps. Suddenly I find myself reaching for a sweatshirt to protect me from the frigid 63 degrees. Jill and I headed for the food court clutching our mugs. Memories of my last WDW trip circled my head as I headed for a strange, new food court.

Whiskey, tango, foxtrot. Where did all of these people come from? We made a quick circle then decided on a big breakfast so we hit the line with the biggest breakfast possible. The Bountiful Platter. Negotiating the lines was a breeze for us but from the blank stares on everybody else it became clear that many villages were operating sans idiot that day. We managed to find a table outside and tried to get as many warm bites as possible before the arctic temps rendered our breakfasts cold.

We hit figured most of the riffraff had hit the buses earlier so we shouldn't have to wait too long for our ride to the Magic Kingdom. A fat guy rubbed his belly on my arm as he squeezed by. He made up for it by showcasing his Disney knowledge to his wife who unlike him couldn't read.
Edna: "How do you know this is the Contemporary Resort?
Mort: "Because I can read that sign."

Thursday - Part 2 - The Magic Kingdom
We squeezed past everybody and managed to hit screening before they all arrived. It was very nice to be greeted by an empty park. Last time we were there it was full of people. So far so good. We both loathe Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom but everybody said that it was much better after the recent renovations. The seats were indeed more comfortable but that simply forced you to let your guard down. There were a few bumps that felt like a punch to the nose. Thankfully there was no wait so we could forget about it for the rest of the day. Next stop, the People Mover. Love it.

Nothing had a line so we figured we'd go on everything. I got an awesome score as per usual. The one at Disneyland was better but the obnoxious amounts of atmosphere in there made it possible to see your laser beam which was neato. We wandered about for a bit and got our picture taken in front of the castle by one of the photopass goons. I told Jill there was no way I would pretend to hold Tinkerbell. We did allow ourselves to be holding balloons. Lame.

Everybody in the park was waiting for Peter Pan's Flight so we hit up Snow White's Scary Adventure instead. I've always had a soft spot for the dark rides. It's no Mr. Toad's but I still enjoy it.

Another empty queue greeted us at the Haunted Mansion. We grabbed a bunch of pictures before going in. We love this version of the Haunted Mansion. There's a lot more going on here than we get at Disneyland. I try not to compare the two parks but in this case I'll make an exception. It could be that Jill and I haven't done Disneyland's Haunted Mansion in a gazillion years. On our last trips it's either been closed or done up for Christmas.

Big Thunder was looking pretty empty so we grabbed a fast pass then went on it. Another ride that beats the Disneyland version. There's only so much a donkey chewing dynamite will do. After the that we hitched a ride on the other train and road it back to the Main Street station.

Remember those pants I mentioned earlier? They're freaking transformers!!! The lower pant legs unzip leaving me with shorts. I know, it's unbelievable. I'm buying another pair. Jill ran off and changed into her shorts. She should have gotten transformer pants like me. Lunch time!

Thursday - Part 3 - What the fuck is this?
Pecos Bill would be feeding us today. I gave Jill a brief history of Pecos Bill and his tall tales. She thought he was some Mexican guy. I got a burger and Jill ordered a "veggie" burger. There were most definitely vegetables in said burger but it was anything but delicious. After I finished mine I took a bite. Note that I said took a bite. I couldn't bring myself to chew it up. I muttered an expletive as I spit it out. Thankfully the apple wedged were damn tasty.

We rounded the corner and did Pirates of the Caribbean. The queue is much better than what what we get at Disneyland though Anaheim usually offers a very short walk to the docks and once you get on there is a whole lot more ride to enjoy. It is hardly the premier attraction in Adventureland though. The Swiss Family Treehouse is easily where it's at though it will now forever be known as the Swiss Army Treehouse thanks to the wife.

I made Jill do Carousel of Progress because we don't have that in California. It's still as crappy as I remember it being. I'd do it again. Every time I'm introduced to new technology I think of that haunting tune. "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow..."

That was obviously the high point of the day but we managed to hit up everything else we wanted to go on. Throw in the People Mover for the fiftieth time, and another spin on our other favorite rides and that's what I call a full day. I'm pretty sure we had to stand up on the bus when we went back. I even managed to throw on my suit and hit the pool for a little bit. Jill put her feet in the water and a fat kid did a cannon ball right in front of her. Bastard. We hit the sheets and that was it for day number two.


  1. I don't want to think about that nasty veggie burger. Yuck.

  2. Okay, so you don't have to talk about the veggie burger (which I always find delish) but can we please talk about Swiss Army Treehouse? How many Boy Scouts did you see? Did you get hurt a lot on the pointy objects?

    Oh! And CoP crappy?! I dispise that comment!

  3. I love the C of P! Admittedly because it's outdated but if you saw my pin collection you'd understand.

    The Swiss Army Treehouse was incredible. Not only was there a spoon and a knife but I think I even saw a magifying glass. No toothpick though. Not a one.