A caloric catastrophe...

Trip Start Jan 15, 2011
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Trip End May 20, 2011


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Good morning! Today is a beautiful Friday morning in Orlando! Sorry I didn't post a blog entry last night, but I wasn't able to until 2 am, so I thought my blog could wait until morning. Yesterday was an amazingly fantastic day, as we accomplished so much!

I woke up at 7:15, and got ready for Corporate Analysis. Yesterday, we examined 75 years of history regarding The Walt Disney Company! I learned so much in that three hours-I love Disney classes! Here are some of the most memorable things I learned:
-If it wasn't for Walt's brother Roy, The Walt Disney Company probably would have self-imploded.
-Roy had the brains to build their first studio as one would construct a hospital. This way, if the studio failed, they would be able to easily sell off the building.
-During WWII, the Disney Studios housed 600 U.S. military members. So, other studios in town put gigantic arrows on their roofs directing potential enemy aircraft to their enemy-Disney.
-If the Bank of America decided to call the loan Disney had during the 40s, the company would most likely have been destroyed.
-Michael Eisner basically saved the company in the 1980s, when it was ripe for a corporate takeover.

Class went by extremely quickly, and afterwards, Michael, Michayla, Kristin, and I got ready for Typhoon Lagoon! I had a quick Michelina's lunch(Michayla and Michael's meal of choice for their future children), and we were off! I had never been to Typhoon, so I was especially excited to catch the "typh," as Kristin put it. Hopefully, that has nothing to do with typhoid...time will tell. We did the wave pool, lazy river, and the slides. The wedgie-inducing body slides caused Kristin to announce to the world that she felt very violated, which is understandable. It was obviously a fun and relaxing day! We especially like the Crush n Gusher, which is a water coaster, where water jets shoot the rafts up inclines-pretty sweet!  While Typhoon Lagoon is no Blizzard Beach, it was still a perfect way to spend an 80 degree day in the Florida sun. When we were ready to move on, I grabbed the most amazing dougnuts of all time from one of the food stands. If you are ever at Typhoon Lagoon, eat copious amounts of these doughnuts and think of me.

So, we all cleaned up and then headed off to Epcot! We had a tough time deciding what to do last night, as the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and many other restaurants were calling our names. In the end, we decided to simply experience a food journey through Epcot. Oh-what a good choice! We started in Norway, and we got some "school bread." It is basically the best filled doughnut of all time-no big deal. Michayla had a chocolate crepe from France, and then a heavenly looking chocolate/caramel covered strawberry from the Germany caramel store. Even though all the workers in the Germany pavillion were from Germany, I think they should make an exception for me. I would definitely rock those bomb-diggity yodeler outfits, and I am 50% German, so I was practically born there! Anyways, we wandered around and then ate some lamb wraps in Morocco. I had never eaten food from this country, so I was a little nervous. However, the lamb wrap was incredible, the couscous was palatable, and the lentil salad made us want to gag. 

Michael did not want any exotic cuisine, so I convinced him to get something on the Boardwalk. Secretly, I just wanted something from the Boardwalk Bakery, but that was still a good recommendation, no? I quickly became friends with every worker at the Bakery, and promised I will visit them all soon. I had a piece of chocolate cake, and it was GOOOOOD! Kristin and Michayla ordered some chocolate chip cookie dough soft serve from another store, but Michael couldn't find anything he wanted. So, we trekked back to England, which went extremely quickly, considering we had to cross the Atlantic to get there. Michael had some fish and chips, and then we rode Test Track with a zero minute wait!

We headed back to Chatham, and Kristin and Michayla came over to watch the epic film, Young Frankenstein. Then, Laura and Caroline came over and we hung out until 2 am. I am actually feeling refreshed at the moment, and I am about to head out on a long walk. Following this wonderful stroll, Laura and I are hitting up Chick Fil A-yummmmmmmmmmmm!!!! I work from 5:30-11:30 tonight, so I am sure the day will go by extremely quickly. I better get going! Have a magical day!
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Pancho on

Webster defines copious, which is an adjective by the way, as "present in large quantity". Besides being entertained by your blog, I am also being educated.

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