Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th

We were a little groggy getting up this morning but very excited. Today we are off to Epcot Center. So we caught the shuttle and began our day.
The whole area is so impressive; it was hard to decide where to start first. But we decided to go to Future World. We went to Mission Space and my Dad and older sisters went into the less intense training. Nobody wanted to deal with motion sickness all day. It was really cool to be able to feel like an astronaut. It felt like we were really in space.
Then we went to the Test track, this is where you get to test drive a car, it is a roller coaster that is the fastest and longest in Disney World. It is bumpy and has really cool turns, you speed through freezing cold chambers, and you go 60 miles an hour.
We did the World Showcase and took the River of Time boat ride through Mexico and a Boat voyage through Norway. We watched a movie about China, and France; had lunch in Italy.
We went to the Spaceship Earth which is a trip back through time. It was pretty cool.
We then did the ride Soarin’ a motion simulator ride. You lift off and look down at some beautiful landscapes, snow covered mountains and then beaches and brings you back over Main street USA and the castle and fantastic fireworks.
We went to Honey, I Shrunk the Audience which is a 3-D show. Pretty cool.
The last thing we did before we left was IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth, the best fireworks I have ever seen. It was the best way to end our time at Disney World. There is so much to see and do but we think we did as much as we could. The rides are amazing and so much fun. We grabbed an ice cream before we walked back to where we would catch our shuttle and just looked at everything as we went. We were so excited to come and now our trip is near the end. But it was so memorable. We had a blast.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, January 19th

Today’s the day. We finally went to Disney World. We were all so excited. Everyone was up early, we had breakfast in our room and were off to the shuttle actually early. All my little sister could talk about on the way there was seeing Cinderella, her castle and the other princesses. My other sisters are all about the rides. Mom wants to see Mickey Mouse and my Dad is more interested in Epcot Centre but we aren’t doing that until tomorrow.
We started out at Magic Kingdom, we saw Main Street USA, rode on the Walt Disney Railroad, and went to Splash Mountain., the log ride was the biggest thrill. It was the best. We also went to Tom Sawyer’s Island. We got to meet Cinderella and Mickey and Minnie Mouse so that was cool. We did the It’s a small world ride and sat through Cinderellabration, a musical show. Then it was off to Tomorrowland where we got to drive a race car at the Indy Speedway, well not quite but that’s what they call it. We did Space Mountain roller coaster, it felt like you were being blasted into space. We did the Astro Obiter and Stitch’s Great Escape. The Swiss Family Treehouse and Pirates of the Caribbean.
We pretty much ran from one thing to another trying to get see everything. Then it was off to Animal Kingdom. The Kilimanjaro Safari was so interesting watching the animals roam across the savannah. We saw elephants, giraffes, rhinos, gazelles and lion. That was my favourite. Its Tough to be a Bug (3D movie) really creeped my mom out. We all had a blast at the Kali River Rapids, and got soaked too.
It was a full day. It was pretty warm out and we were so tired, the line ups were long, but it was the most exciting day we have had. We stayed until they closed the park, then caught our shuttle back to the hotel. We were exhausted and we were coming back to the Epcot Centre tomorrow so we just went to bed.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Thursday, January 14th

We were up early and went down to the restaurant for breakfast, then caught the shuttle to Wet ‘n’ Wild, excited for our fun filled day of water slides. My sister has been talking about nothing else all night. It is only open from 10:00 to 5:00 so we are going to make the most of our time.
My mom and little sister are not into the big, extreme rides so we separate. Mom goes to the kids park with my little sister and Dad and the rest of us are off to the most extreme rides we have seen.
Brain Wash, Der Stuka, the Storm, Mach 5, and the Bomb Bay. The line ups were about 20-25 minutes but so worth it. They are about 6 stories high, some from a 50’ drop to 250’. The Storm is like being in a cyclone. It took a few minutes to recover from that one. The Bomb Bay was so bizarre, a trap door opens and shoots you out almost straight down, what a rush.
My mom and sister had a lot of fun at the Kid’s park, there is a Lazy River that takes you past replicas of old boat docks and water falls. The Bubble Up, is a pool with a really big wet inflatable bubble that you climb up a rope to the top and then slide or bounce down. There is a pool with a gigantic bucket that dumps water in the pool. There is a bunch of smaller slides too, so they had a blast.
It took all morning to go on these, we didn’t want to quit, but were supposed to meet Mom and my sister at the wave pool and then go for lunch. We were starving, having fun takes a lot out of you. We had burgers, chicken, fries, and then were ready to get back at it.
For the afternoon we decided to stay together and do the tube rides as a family. There is the Disco H2O, with Music and flashing lights; The Surge, and The Bubba Tube. Mom sat out on the the Flyer, you ride a toboggan down a really extreme slide. The Black Hole was like a falling in a black hole, it was so much fun. Just dad and us older girls did the Blast, it was so extreme.
We finished up with the wave pool and just enjoying the sunshine. We thought we would have had time to go back and try some of the rides we did this morning, but the line ups were so long by then so we just ran out of time. We had the most awesome day.
We ended our day by having supper in the hotel and went for a walk around by our hotel. It is so beautiful here, and the evenings are so warm.