Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Disney Saga Continues

For once, I was right. We did actually cover Epcot on Monday and it was great. This time it was just my mom, dad, and myself. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece opted for a more relaxing day by the pool and hitting the local mall. My feet are complaining that I should have joined them instead of torturing them some more, but I try not to listen to my feet. Besides, I had way too much fun at Epcot.

All right, so we started at a ride called Soarin', which is like riding in a glider. It dangles you in front of this massive video screen. It tilts and moves so that it feels like you're actually soaring above the earth. We liked it so much that as soon as we exited, we grabbed Fast Passes for later in the day so we could quickly do it again.

There were more awesome rides such as the Finding Nemo Ride, Mission: Space, Test Track, and too many more to bother to list here. It was very cool. The other neat thing about Epcot (other than the fact that it's educational) is the topiaries. They have bush and flower combinations that look like a number of their cartoon movie characters. I've posted a couple here, but the pictures just don't do them justice. They are way too cool.

Amazingly, we managed to cover pretty much all of Epcot by4 p.m. The lines weren't too long and we move pretty fast. So, for the rest of the day, we returned to the Magic Kingdom, where my mom and I rode Splash Mountain. It has to be my all-time favorite log flume ride. Sure, it's probably not the wettest ride, but prior to the major drop, there are seveal small ones inside and the characters dancing and singing inside are very cool. I didn't get as drenched as the Kali River Rapids, but I got pretty doggone wet.

From there, we headed to Big Thunder Mountain, which is the runaway train. It started raining while we were on the ride, but that just seemed to make it more fun to me. That's the second time I've ridden it on this trip and I'm hoping it won't be the last. We also covered the Pirates of the Caribbean ride again (one of the greatest rides ever!) and the Haunted Mansion.

I also managed to get a little shopping done. Spent way too much money, but sometimes you just got give the plastic a workout. I picked up a couple gifts and a little something for myself. If you've been to Disney or even the Disney Stores, you're aware that the company has something called collector's pins. They can be addictive, which is probably the point. I have a sack that I carry with the Disney logo on it. I now have 4 collector's pins of some of my favorite rides. There's a few that I feel like I'm missing. Sigh. Yes, I'm addicted now.
I think that just about covers everything for this trip.
As a side note, HarperCollins has created a browse inside for Dayhunter so now you can read up to the first 5 chapters of the book. The browse inside is located on my blogger blog so be sure to catch that. We've got only a few more days until the release. Please pick it up during the first week if you can. I really want to get on the New York Times Bestseller list so that I can get my second tattoo. Speaking of which, here is a picture (finally!) of the tattoo I got. It has a very close tie to Mira, which I will be explaining in later books. Of course, it has a very close tie to my own beliefs, which I will be explaining in later books.

Have a great day! I think we're off to Hollywood Studios today and the Rockin' Roller Coaster.


Jessica Kennedy said...

Awesome tat! Thanks for the pic and sharing.

I'll be posting my review of Dayhunter tonight! Last night I reviewed a book that doesn't even compare to yours so I wanted to get all the negative thoughts out of my system before I approached my review of Dayhunter!

I'll post the link for you when it's up or email it to you. :)

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Candace said...

That tattoo is AWESOME! I've always wanted one; my friends don't think I'm the type to get a tattoo! I think I might do it for my 21st bday at the end of this year.

Woohoo, Dayhunter is out soon!!!!

Jocelynn said...

I'm loving the tattoo as well. I always put it off because I knew it was sooooo permanent, but it wasn't until I finally found an image that really resonated with me that I made my decision. I would say that if you're going to do it, make sure that whatever it is, it is really important to you.