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Tuesday, 14 November 2006

More Tales of the City

So MGM continued ...... I don't really want to go into great detail of what happens on every ride as it wont mean a lot if you haven't been and might spoil it for if you ever do get out there. Apart from to say the Great Movie Ride is lovely .... just for the final scene you arrive in ...... also the Beauty and the Beast Show is quite lovely too. Also, Kevin (Josh's ex) joined us for a few days

Fri 3: Seaworld. I fed sharks! Nuff said

Sat 4: A return trip around both universal parks for Kevin to experience them! More Men In Black! Also managed to actually get on the Hulk this time..........

Sun 5: Josh and Kevin left us to go to their respective homes :-( We went for a trip to the mall and bought a suit each (there was a deal on with two suits for $150 which was a major bargain) and saw The Nightmare Before Xmas 3d .... luckily no leaping off screen 3d so I saw the whole thing in glorious 3d with no pain to my eyes.

Mon 6: Epcot. I always find Epcot a bit on the dull side to be honest. Its a bit too preachy in its educational bit for my liking .... but then I have to consider its a) aimed at Americans and b) produced by Disney. The amount of 'oh no we are fucking up the planet we need to do something about it' was a tad grating ..... I just kept thinking that if energy, pollution and stuff is such a huge issue why the hell don't they just shut the theme parks and not waste so much of it on frivolity....... however, Soaring, the new ride there was great. You sit in a hang glider type thing and are help over a huge projection arial tour of California .... and they even add in the relevant smells .... well just the nice ones ........

Tue 7: Animal Kingdom. We managed to complete this in just on 5 hours so buggered off to the Magic Kingdom for a while too. And once we got there it started to rain. Not just spotting slightly, or a bit of drizzle. I mean rain so hard that you cant see far through it and each drop feels like a small stone being dropped on your head. For 2 hours. we had ponchos ..... its Disney, you have to .... but our feet were beyond soaked. my trainers are still moist......... I have video evidence of how bad it was.

Wed 8: Magic Kingdom. They have revamped Pirates of the Caribbean to tie in with the films .... and its quite cool! Also managed to meet Peter Pan and Wendy which was a personal highlight for me. The previous week, Universal had been dead ... no real queues to speak of or anything .. Disney was a different story..... we needed to get fast passes just to get on some rides .. and not the big coasters either, it was things like Its A Small World and Peter Pans Flight that had the big queues. I guess Magic Kingdom is the place for families and ickle kids .... or big kids who like such things.

Thu 9: Magic Kingdom again but our last day at Disney .. or any of the parks. With this in mind, I made sure we ended the day with a the firework display and watched it from a place where it was happening around the castle. So that was my last moment...... but the truly great thing (that people who really know me will totally get) was just before the fireworks started. The lights in the park had all gone out in preparation and Jiminy Crickets voice was explaining all about how dreams really can come true and how wishes are things that live within all of us .... and a real genuine shooting star went over the top of the castle.... and I cried and made a wish.

Fri 10: We were booked onto a shopping day. I had a fabulous time blowing the $1200 we still had left to spend. A pair of converse all stars, black 501's, books: Wicked, Son of a Witch, Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister, Devil Wears Prada to name a few, dvd's: The Brady Bunch season 1, Golden girls seasons 4 & 5 ... and a ton more! We were due to go and see Saw 3 in the evening but were too tired and had to pack.

Sat 11: check out of the hotel, check in our bags at downtown Disney desk and then went to see Flushed Away .... which is quite cute and well worth a look when it comes your way (Dec 1st for UK people) even if its just for the constant barrage of aardman and dreamworks in jokes.

So that was it really .... as I say, i could go into huge details on rides and stuff .... but there's not a lot of point. Either go and do them yourself or come over and watch my video diaries ........

so what have you been doing?



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