01/28/10 5 Hours only @ WDW
I delivered a load just outside Disney and decided to sneak in for a quick fix till my wife and mines week in May.
I parked the rig in my usual spot in front of Epcot were the WDW buses load and offload guests. I literally walked on to SSE as well as single rider Test Track. The wait time for Soarin was 20 minutes and I wanted to see if I could get in to 2 parks & DD in the 5 hours I had.
So I decided to catch the monorail to TTC and catch the MK monorail. I walked down Main Street and headed off into Adventure land. As a note I had intended to see if I could sit one at Crystal Palace because I've never ate before but it was being refurbed and closed. (First Bummer)
I then passed Jungle cruise (20 min wait) and headed off to POTC. Walked right in and on to the boat with a row all to myself. Davey Jones was not working when I went through.
After leaving there I was going to do the mountains but Bummer # 2..Splash Mountain closed for refurb.
Bummer # 3 was 40 min wait for Thunder Mtn. Oh well off to Haunted Mansion. 5 min wait and even hung around to hear the gargoyles in the elevator before heading to the Doom Buggies.
I was starving since I hadn't eaten since 5 AM and Pecos Bill was smelling real good but I was going to hold out for Rain Forest for some Ribs and Shrimp at DD. So I headed to SM and was a 40 min wait so I did Buzz a and the TTA (ughh they really messed that up) We did pass through SM on the TTA and was surprised it wasn't as dark as I was made out to believe.
So I headed out the park and had to go to a resort to catch a bus to DD.
A cast member by the buses said I should go to Wilderness lodge seeing that its real close and catch a bus from there. I left MK at 6 pm. Got to Wilderness Lodge @ 620 and sat there till 7 then they decided we should go to GF and the Poly before heading to DD. We got there promptly at 7:30 pm. So I headed straight to Rain Forest and they said be around 50 min wait. Didn't eat Bummer 4!!
So I got back on the bus and rode to the other end and heard that Dominic was back playing in front of the balloon and the Ice Cream shop. I had a banana split and giant pretzel. I went a danced to the New Year party (?) that they have nitely with the line dance (I really missed my girls for that.seeing we just did it in Nov and will probably never happen again since they youngest just got married and life is moving on)
So I went back to the Ice Cream shop and chatted a good while with Dominic while he was on break about guitars. I bought a few cds from him.
So caught the bus back to Epcot after SSR bus change and slept for 5 hrs and heading out Orlando for home at 1 am.
Quick fix till May and got to chat with Dominic for awhile so it was all good.
If you get a chance to hear him play and talk with him, he's another free gem Disney offers.
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