ok, back for some more DAY 3 action, even though it's almost over...
OKAY!!! Ok, so I just looked at where I left off, and I am up to the part where me Catherine and Steve are singing along when all of a sudden, that rum soaked barnacle goes tearing down the walkway, and I give chase, screaming, "I love you Jack!" Well, you could imagine the stares I got from everyone, including a few cast members. Of course, most of them were laughing, either with me, or at me, I am still unsure at this moment. I followed him to the gated area, where, (uh-oh), was the cast member only area :) Oh well, I said, "Jack!" and he turns around, and goes, "stop following me!" At this point, I am dying of laughter, and he almost keeps it in, and laughs too, he goes, "gotta go," and then exits through another door :-) I was tempted to follow, but a whole bunch of cast members finally appeared out of nowhere, so I went back the way I had come from. We went on the ride with him, the queue line wasn't that bad, especially since it was indoors, not in the blistering heat. We spotted the obvious hidden mickey's, and began the task of looking for the recently submitted ones. During the wait in the queue line, we searched everywhere, but there was nothing to be seen. When we entered the ride vehicle, Steve informed us that there is a hidden mickey in the Davy Jones waterfall type-image. It is at the top of his hat. The problem is, the smoke distorts all about and is hard to view the mickey correctly. To solve this problem, RECORD the image until you are past it. We all saw it upon playback, and Steve said he will update his website, to reflect the one we confirmed. Me not remembering the small drop, almost lost my digital camera over the side, and decided to put it away and just enjoy the ride. The greatest part was the next scene, with the splashes of water made to look like cannon fire was coming down all around us. Me and Catherine were playing the In-Park PoTC VMK (Virtual Magic Kingdom) Quest, and with Steve's help, answered all the questions correctly. I will never grow tired of
that ride, it is so much fun. Anyway, as we came to the end, you will see Davy Jones's Chest in the last scene. Here, Capt. Jack is sitting in his chair, and at his feet, facing him and to the right (left of his left foot :D) it is there. I thought the addition was cool. As I said, the time wound down to where Mr. Barrett had to depart, but we got one final picture of us three, standing outside the exit to Pirate's. We then had a blast by ourselves, and then went back to the hotel and went swimming...
I have time, so...
Okay, Day 4, EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow)... Well, what can I possibly say about EPCOT? Other than, it rocked!!!
Well, once again, we board the bus and head to EPCOT this time. Now, this day would be remembered as what NOT TO DO right before EMH!!! Warning, read carefully :D
We arrived at EPCOT, walked along the path(s) an dust looked at the sights for a bit. We then wound our way down to Circle of Life (Cat went on theat), and I went on Living with the Land. Those two attractions, in my opinion, are one time viewings. It's awesome to know that the food we eat while there comes from the garden and greenhouses full of vegetables and fruits, but it's not as attractive to me as going on Test Track is, but that comes later... We didn't have alot of time, so we ate at the Garden Grill, the 360 degree revolving restaurant that overlooked a few scenes from Living with the Land, (you can see the people on the ride from various angles). We ate their mainly cuz we loved the characters. It was Mickey, Chip and Dale and I think Pluto was there too. There are pictures on Cat's MySpace of the dinner :-)
After that, we decided to see my totally awesome turtle friend Crush, but first we went to Nemo and Friends. Catherine and I were having fun when Catherine capture an embarassing picture of a rider picking his nose (ewwwwww!!!) We got in the clamshell, and waited to see what would come. I'm telling you, all I heard were people saying "Just Keep Swimming," it drove me nuts, but the part with Crush in the EAC was awesome, the bubbles wraped around the walls and it looked and felt like we were cruising with him. When the ride was over, we saw Turtle Talk with Crush. This is by far, the most Interactive Show to date. Me and Catherine had a great time, and the children's responses were funny. Pee-za! By this time, it was time for, MISSION :Space!!! I have never been on the ride before, but guess what, I went on the Orange Version, and I loved it. Cat didn't feel so hot, but hey, she did enjoy it, and she had gone on because I supported her. Normally, she would have gone on the green version, but anywho... now comes the unforgettabl part... EMH @ EPCOT
Me and Catherine were going to do the Green Version. She wanted me to see the difference, but first, we had to get our EMH Bracelets, and we did. We got our bracelets, and for some reason, Cat walked off without me! I figured she went for Mission Space so I jogged back there, and didn't see her. I went back and asked a cast member who had given the bracelet to Cat if she had seen where she went. She shook her head and said no. Great, I'm @ EPCOT, during EMH, and I had just lost my girlfriend, or did she lose me :D. Of course, her phone was at the hotel, and who was I going to call :D I decided that we would soon see each other, so, I went to Soarin'. Soarin' was fun, and yes, I flinched when the golfball came at me :( - cries - ... Oh well, back, to, Mission: Space. I had a quest. I was going to go on Mission: Space, back-to-back, ten times. Call me what you want, I am a thrill ride, adrenaline packed, freak of nature, but with a heart of gold :) I met this chick on line for Mission: Space, and we promised that we'd go on it together, ten times. We were waiting for Test Track to open. Just before Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, it started to rain. Not a drizzle drizzle, but a boom boom BANG pouring, flooding rain. After the rain squall, Test Track was closed because of the risk of an accident on the outdoor portion of the Track, so me and AJ (the girl I met) went back on Mission: Space. We were on our 8th run together, and the Cast Members already knew us by name, so they didn't tell us what to do. Alot of people on the Green Line were wondering who we were since we were getting all the attention. When Cast members told them about our quest, they thought we were nuts. Well, Thank you for the compliments, ehh Saavy :D! Oh yes, I forgot to mention, I LOVE GARY!!! I had seen a YouTube movie from testtrack321, and he is just like me, acting all insane. Some people inside the waiting room were nervous, so I'd start chanting, and they'd respond :) On more than one occassion, I made the whole room laugh :) Now, I am not a cast member, yet, I am hopeful one day, yet, when I was at the park, ANY PARK, I tried to make everyone cheer up, smile, and say HECK YEAH!!! So, on our eighth ride, one of the Cast Members, Brian, a college program Cast Member from Brooklyn, NY (YEAH, New York Baby!!!) rode with us. I love Mission: Space. It is by far, the greatest ride at the park. With the ride over, me and AJ jumped out the doors, gave a high-five to Brian, and went back for the ninth time, but it wasn't to be. Test Track was now open!!! Holla. Oh yeah, just so you know, every 20 minutes, I would call Guest Relations to find out if they found my girlfriend yet... well, they haven't, so we went on Test Track. It is so much cooler at night than it is in the daytime. The ride was a bit long since they had to stop us for a few minutes twice. Once at the start of the ride, and second, right at the wall portion (say cheese!!) The greatest thing is the 2 people in the front were not prepared for what was about to happen. They thought we were going to slam into the wall. Me and AJ had our arms outstretche and smiles, while waving when the picture was taken. Outside, the girl next to AJ wouldn't stop screaming, she was ruining the ride, lol jk. Her boyfriend was no help, he was having too much fun. The ride finished, and I am pretty sure people heard me screaming "HE** YEAH!!!" We got off the ride, got the picture, and went back to Mission: Space. Nine times so far, he we go. The ride, never growing old or tiring was one thing, the Cast Members shaking their heads in confusion at why on earth would I go back on after I had been on 8 times... Oh well. Me and AJ knew the drill. The Cast Members inside the "control room" were always waving to us. We sat down for the little movie, until Gary came on, then I went nuts :D Cast members were having a talk with us about the ride, and some other people over heard us say how many we had been us thus far, and were shocked, well, duh!! Perfectly sure that my brain had been scrambled well enough to lose all thought, I continued on myu venture, although I failed my back-to-back session, but hey, I got to do Test Track, so that was a +!! Ninth time, different Cast Member collecting our ticket(s) We were quite possibly the craziest people in EPCOT right now. But it gets better. We go on, pushing the buttons, screaming at the top of my lungs, especially when we are about to land on Mars. "Express elevator to he**, going down!!" (Aliens 2) We get off, and are about to go on one last time when she has to leave with her family, so she leaves me, gives me her cell phone number to hang out, and leaves. I give her a hug before she does, and her boy friend high-fives me, and I go back, for one more journey. This is it ladies and gentleman, the journey is about to end. Oh yeah, at this point, I had called 5 times looking for Catherine, and to no avail... I was getting worried, but Cast Members, even a security guard told me they were looking for her. Ok, well, Journey one more time, and here I am, alone. I am the only crew member for my mission to Mars. I walk proudly through the doors when, lo and behold, Brian is there with two Dream Team Members who were enjoying their time off. I had recognized them from earlier. So, here I am, a tourist about to embark on a journey with three Cast Members who I had become close friends with. These 3 characters were no different. They were not the quiet, vomitting type. They were almost as will as me, minus the vulgarity :) (I don't do it often though). The ride ended, and there were some cast members clapping on the way towards the exit, which I thought was for me, but was not. WHAT WAS FOR ME WAS THE SALUTE I had gotten from 11 Cast Members, they were on each side of the door, saluting me for my 10th trip. I was have expecting a fireworks show in my honor, but that was not to be. Anyway, I decided Cat has got to be somewhere, but the park was closing, so I will head to the hotel and look for her there. I didn't see her at the bus stop, and I was walking to my room when I heard her call my name. I was so relieved. I almost broke down and cried because I was frantic because noone could find her. Me thinking the worst was what drove my mind with horrible images. She had explained to me that she went to the little store to the left of where they were handing out EMH bracelets, and thought she called my name, which she didn't. I had gon ein there myself, and didn't see her. I stood next to the Pirate's stuff, and with no luck. Both of us had cast members and security looking for both of us. We must have passed each other so many times in the dark without realizing. She told me about how a security guard had a report of me. He described it as a guest kissing and hugging every cast member he saw, which was in fact, me :) Call me crazy, but I have a heart of gold, and loved everything, including the cast members, who make it their job to make people happy. Especiall since many of them had accepted my request to look for my missing girlfriend. I must of hired about 30 of EPCOT's finest and 5 security people to look for this girl. Anyway, we found each other, went swimming. I was so exhausted, I jumped in the pool with all my clothes on. Left about 2 hours later and went to bed.
Gotta go, but Day 5 and Day 6 (Departure) will be posted soon! FYI:
Day 5: MGM Studios
Day 6: Magic Kingdom Re-visited :)