Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Day 2: Magic Kingdom and Epcot

We woke up and drove to the Magic Kingdom. We wanted to ride our favorites from last time and Kevin wanted to ride his favorites. We spent from 9 am untill 2 pm, jumping to our favorites.

We rode:
The Haunted Mansion. This was Phaedra's favorite ride from the last visit and one of my favorites as well. It is still original, and still very good. It is closing down this summer for refurbishment and I can't wait to see it after it's facelift.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Phaedra even had her arms up! What a daredevil!

Splash Mountain. This was my first time on this and it was fantastic.

Pirates of the Caribbean. Kevin's favorite. He bought himself a hat, and Ian a shirt for a souviner.

Monsters Inc. Comedy Club. It was also my first time to see this.

Phaedra was dressed as Snow White. It was so cute I could have vomited. All of the "cast members" addressed her as "her majesty". She was glowing.

Then, we rode the monorail to Epcot.

They were celebrating the Festival of Flowers and it was gorgeous!

We rode Spaceship Earth, Mission: Space, and Turtle Talk with Crush.
Mission: Space was incredible! We had read that 2 people died on the ride due to the intensity of the ride and that they now offer 2 versions. We, of course, did the more intense while my Mom and Phaedra took the less intense version. This was quite an experience, we both loved it and Phaedra enjoyed her version as well.
In Turtle Talk, Crush imediately choose the "dudette totally dressed as Snow White." He then talked with Kevin and it was all very cute.
We then made our way over the countries. Imagine the joy Kevin and I experienced when we found we could buy beer!! And each country has it's own native beer! Beer Tour!!! We began in Mexico with Dos Equis. We then moved to Norway (no time for beer) and rode Malestrom. The trolls were very neat.

I bought a souviner troll and we explored the country some more.

They had these neat stations set up around the countries where kids gathered a diecut image to add to a mask for each place they visit. They tables are hosted by a "cast member" who lived in that country. We had Phaedra gather facts from each one she went to and write them down in her passport.

Next we visited China. We ate eggrolls, orange chicken and sesame chicken salad and had Tsing Tao to drink. We also watched an acrobat show.

We then hit Germany and had Beck's to drink. Phaedra loves Germany and got to see the dancing and Grammy ate a pretzel.

To close out the night, we watched the fireworks.

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