4th August - Time to meet Mickey

Trip Start Jul 14, 2008
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Trip End Aug 17, 2008


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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Orlando

We met Jerry (the driver of the Trafalgar bus) at 8 a.m. for our lift to Disneyworld. Alot of people had done Disney the previous day and were heading to Wet'n'Wild so there were only a few of us on the bus. It was another hot and humid day....perfect weather for walking around a theme park!! The Magic Kingdom was going to be our first stop of the day, followed by another of Disney's parks, Epcot.

After we had purchased our tickets and fought our way into the park, we (Kelsie, Aids, Meagan, Danette and I) grabbed some Disney-priced breakfast and headed out into the park. It was still early in the day but the place filled up incredibly quickly. We managed to get onto Space Mountain just before a huge line formed and then headed over to the centre of the park to watch some poor souls parade around in Mickey Mouse and Co costumes.

Our visit to the Magic Kingdom would not have been complete without a ride on the Teapots and Flying Elephants. By this stage the crowds were getting ridiculous, so much so that the wait for Splash Mountain was going to be 2 hours!!! No bloody way! We found a 'pub' to have lunch in, only to be told that we were in 'a dry park'. It was truly the proverbial pub-with-no-beer, but it was a good meal none-the-less.

By the end of lunch we were well-and-truly sick of the Magic Kingdom (it is not the 'Happiest place on earth' when the humidity is so high that you could swim through the air) so we jumped on the monorail and headed over to Epcot (it's the place with the massive golf ball-like thing). Meagan and Danette left us as they wanted to explore the Animal Kingdom. The most impressive part of Epcot was the 'Around the world' experience, basically a massive lake surrounded by buildings and landscapes designed to represent different countries from around the world. We were pleased to find that Epcot was not a dry park and that each 'country' had its own imported beers! Yep, you can guess what we did....a beer in each country!!!! Kronenbourgs in France, Kirins in Japan, Tigers in Thailand, steins in Germany and Dois XX in Mexico, among others. By the end of the day Kelsie, Aids and myself were well-liquored and absolutely buggered. We stumbled into a taxi and went back to the hotel for a swim to cool off.

It was a pretty un-eventful night as everyone was so tired from the heat and walking around theme parks. Fiona, Kelsie and I headed back into Old Town to use our dessert coupons to get some popcorn and ice cream before everyone hit the sack. We start our leg up the east coast tomorrow!
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