Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 4 at Disney World: Have a Magical Something!

Many times the helpful Disney employees sign off with “Have a magical day!”… well gosh darn it we are trying but the inability to ride more than a handful of rides per day is frustrating. Today we will tackle Space Mountain at the Magical Kingdom with the fast passes from Mary Lee that I received yesterday. The old school rides can be a lot of fun – R and his sister remember the ride from more than 30 years ago. To think there was only the Magic Kingdom when they first came. This is only their second time back in many decades.

We had another Disney “character lunch” at 1400 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort featuring Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, Tigger, Pooh Bear … actually it was pretty cute and the offspring was a little more comfortable as there were no princesses involved. The actors hired for these meals are often quite good, always "in character", and impeccably made up to resemble the original – particularly good here were Mary Poppins and the Mad Hatter. Except for a few shaky British accents I’d say they did a great job.

Back into the Magic Kingdom for Splash Mountain (pictured above) – this time the s-i-l got the worst hit of water! Makes for a refreshing change, no sistah? An unflattering photo was taken of all for an exorbitant price. We caught the Walt Disney World Railroad back to the exit to catch a bus home. Just my speed.

We went to dinner at Boatwrights at the Port Orleans Resort –Riverside, the resort closest to ours and the place where R’s brother stayed last October. It is beautiful resembling an old style plantation with stately guest units on the Sassagoula River, a terrific pool and playground and bicycles for two or four you can rent.

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