Disney EchoEar Mouseter
Joined: May 2003
||Posted: Nov. 09, 2003 2:55 am/pm
Kona Cafe or "Are you going to eat all of that?'
Decided that since we were going to be at MK tonite for MNSSHP, we would move a little slower today and save some energy for later. MGM was the park of choice today, and we headed for GCH for breakfast before grabbing a bus to the park. Let's just say that starting your day at the Kona Cafe can't be beat. We didn't get the press pot of coffee, Dh doesn't care for strong coffee and the waitress (I wish I made note of her name- she was wonderful) advised that the regular Kona blend (bottomless cup) was very good- and she was right. I can't remember what Ds(pancakes?) or Dh(omelet?) ordered, but I had to try the Tonga Toast. Our server said it was her favorite, but to try a bite before I poured syrup over it. I'm glad I took her advice, it was perfect (and HUGE) without syrup. You should have seen Ds's face when she set it in front of me- 'Mom- are you eating that WHOLE thing?' I managed to eat most of it. I ate the middle out of it where all the banana was. Everyone really enjoyed their breakfast, our bellies were full and ready to take on MGM.
MGM or "6 yr old traumatized for life"
Grabbed a bus to MGM, everyone else at the Poly must of had the same idea as it was standing room only on the bus- did I already mention how much I love the monorail Our first experience with the busses this trip was not starting off well.
Entered the park, I was the only one carrying a bag this trip so Ds & Dh always went thru the no bags security line. I could always find them waiting at a Pin cart for me, and Ds always could find a couple of pins he absolutely needed.
I do believe that Ds aquired quite a few of his autographs at MGM this time, I was impressed with the amount of celebrities he was able to meet. He refused to have anyone sign it until he found Pluto (his ultimate Disney favorite) and Pluto also signed his book first on our last trip. Once he aquired that autograph he was able to meet Buzz & Woody, Jessie, Donald Duck & Lilo (we never did see Stitch this trip)
Rode a few rides, BackLot Tour (Dh thought the wait was not worth it) Rock N Roller coaster (Ds made the height requirement- I think his cowlick helped) lets just say that if the pic they take on this ride wasn't so unflattering of me, I would post it so you could see the expression on his face.
(mine wasn't much better) After the ride he said that it wasn't scary, but he never wanted to do it again. After a frozen lemonade, all was well again..but he said 'no more things that make me go upside down'
Headed over to catch the Muppet 3D, no wait for that one, got inside and seated and they announced that the show was canceled due to technical problems. We never did get back to see it. Grabbed a late lunch at Pizza Planet and Ty played a few games. Before we knew it, we needed to head back to the Poly to get some rest for tonite's Halloween party. The bus ride back was better, we at least had seats this time.
MNSSHP or "Mom, where's that guy's head?"
Grabbed a bite from Capt.Cook's and took it back to the room. Ds really wanted to try the pool our but we were running short on time and promised him that we would tomorrow. Caught the monorail to MK and were in the park by 7PM. The crowd really wasn't as heavy as I thought it would be. People were already staking out their spaces for the parade, we took this opportunity to do the rides as we planned on seeing the 10PM parade. The lines were almost non-existant- had our family photo taken over by "It's a Small World" with no wait, Ty got more than enough candy and we rode Dumbo, Tea Cups, Carousel, Snow White, and Dumbo again and it was just 7:45PM- cut thru the back way behind the castle to Frontier Land and decided to stick around for the parade. The Headless Horseman is so cool! Ds couldn't get over the guy with the Pumpkin Head. He asked a few times even after the parade "That *was just a costume right Mom?" After the parade, we got to see PhilharMagic for the first time- it is the BEST!! At the end, Donald went thru the wall just above Ds's head, he laughed so hard at seeing Donald's feet sticking out of the wall. Did more rides, Dumbo again (noticing a trend here?) Tea Cups also, the Pooh ride (this was the longest wait we had this night- 25 minutes) then over to Tomorrowland and BuzzLightyear - twice. The line for the Speedway was still way too long, hopefully Ds would get to ride sometime else during the week. The MNSSHP fireworks were pretty good, but the Wishes are amazing. We made it til about 10:30PM and decided to call it a night and headed for the monorail. The monorail was not crowded and our car only had one other family in it. Ds had a nose bleed at this time and for all the stuff I had in my fanny pack, I didn't have a tissue or napkin the mom of the other family saw our predicament and thankfully she had some napkins in the baby's diaper bag. We then struck up a conversation and found out they were also from Maryland and staying at the Poly for the first time also. Small World
Got back to the room, Ds wanted to watch the resort cartoon channel- he is now in love with "Lambert the Sheepish Lion" we watched it daily and I can probably tell you the order in which the cartoons air. It took awhile for us to unwind, but we knew we could sleep in tomorrow as it would be an easy day at EPCOT and the Volcano pool!!!
BTW- does anyone know if & where I can find "Lambert" on video?
Next up 10/20 EPCOT - and the "Grouch & Whine" festival
Volcano Pool here we come
Kathy in MD / WhatsaPooh
Poly 10/2003 & hopefully 12/04
CBR 12/2001 Dh's and Ds's 1st trip