Monday, October 09, 2006

First day at Disney

The trip down was relatively uneventful - it took about 8 hours including stops. But when we got to our hotel to check in, the computer system was down. This made it take much longer to check in - and even then, it was only a temporary check in. They let us into our room, but after dinner we had to go back and finish the process and get our room keys.

The room was very nice. We had a suite at All Star Music, with a separate bedroom, a kitchenette and a living room and 2 bathrooms. They had even made a Mickey silhoutte on our bed with towels.

Sunday morning, we headed off to MGM. I had gotten M to make up a list of what he wanted to see/do at each park and we used that as a guide.
M's list for MGM:
Honey, I shrunk the audience
Rock n' Roller coaster
Star Tours Tower of Terror
Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant

He also wanted to do Who wants to be a Millionaire, but we didn't see that - maybe they've closed it?

D and I added to that the 2 stunt shows - Indiana Jones and the Lights, Motors, Action. They were both great. I had some great pictures, even, but they are still lost in the depths of my camera. I haven't located M's camera since we got home, though I have seen it. I downloaded pictures from my mom's camera only to discover that most of the pictures are of animals that M took - (some good ones, better than some of mine - but many of my animal pictures also survived) or video where the last 1/2 to 2/3 of the video consists of floor and feet. No wonder the memory filled up.

After we had "done" MGM, we headed back to the room, where we had dinner. All of us but D had leftovers from the night before. D enjoyed some snippets of leftovers and ham (which we ate off of for the whole week).

Then we decided to go back out and hit Magic Kingdom to see the fireworks. We also managed to ride a couple of rides. We were amazed to see that the lines for Buzz Lightyear and Space Mountain were 10 minutes or less! M was dismayed to discover that his mom is a "Space Ace", while he was a lowly ensign or somesuch. I managed to hit something that scored BIG. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what it was, and was unable to replicate it when we rode Buzz Lightyear later in the week, but my score towered at over 300,000!

The other ride we rode that night was Stitch. We all agreed - its a worthless ride. There is nothing good about it according to our focus group of 7 - 70 year olds. He spat at us multiple times, there's nasty smells, squishes on your shoulders and absolutely no redeeming value. Tear it down, we say!


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