The Friday Report

The Friday Report

I had two very early sessions. Thanks to the drinking the night before, I had no difficulty falling into bed and makin’ wit da Zzzzzs whatsoever. But still, the alarm came way too soon. Coffee helps, so did some fruit. I went and learned some stuff, came back to the room and checked my work email, and then headed for the bus stop over to the Magic Kingdom.

The park is done up for Halloween, with some really cute decorations in the town square. This is a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party night, so it would be an early closure. First I needed to eat something – that fruit cup at 7:00 am seemed a while ago. I decided I would eat shit that was bad for me today, so I went to the Main Street bakery and got a ham, egg and cheese croissant. OK, I also got a banana; my brain works better on bananas.

After the hunger monster had be quieted, I went across the street to the Emporium to find the silly birthday had and took a photo of it. It is not on the blog. I didn’t take it for the blog. I took it to send to my big brother because it is not only my 15 year anniversary (that’s my cancer-free anniversary, by the way), it is also my big brother’s birthday. I don’t generally mention my anniversary to the family because it sorta taints his birthday or something. So in my family, October 12th is just my big brother’s birthday.

That being accomplished, I proceeded into Adventureland. I was proud that I passed the Aloha shack; Dole whips are to die for, but here’s the problem with the Magic Kingdom. There are SO many yummy treats there, one has to pick and choose because if you try to have them all in one day, your stomach will explode. So I passed it. Next time!

I was very nearly acosted by the spitting camel; got out of the way just in time. My next stop was Pirates of the Caribbean. The wait said 20 minutes, but it was actually more like 10. As I passed through the hologram (or whatever it is) of Davy Jones, something dripped on me, and since he’s got all those tentacle/elephant trunk things on his face, I immediately thought, “eeew, he SNOTTED me”. I’ll take the spitting camel, thank you. Tried on some pirate Mickey ears in the merchandise area after the ride. The smoking area heading from Pirates to Splash is being refurbished. If I recall correctly, all that was back there before was a split rail fence and a grassy slope beyond it. Not sure what they intend to do with this area…

Big Thunder Mountain looked SO cool against the blue, blue sky. There was not even one hint of a cloud in the sky today. It really was THAT blue! However, when I got there, I found it was down for rehab. Went and got a fast pass to Splash, and then headed through Frontierland toward my next stop – Haunted Mansion. Ah, I just found a pic in the phone that I hadn’t posted – a pin that says, “The Empress”. This is for you, *1L!

Jessie and Woody were dancin’ in the streets as I passed by. Jessie’s head is so HUGE; I don’t know how they get it on the cast member wearing it. A crane, perhaps? Nor do I know how she manages it keep it upright while doe-si-doe-ing.

Finally, Haunted Mansion. I only went through once, and I want to do it again soon because I’m confused. I know they did a lot of re-work on this attraction, expanding the attic scene. It looks like the bride was upset because she discovered that her groom had been married countless times before? There were all these pics of all these brides and him as the groom. But also in the beginning of the ride, pay attention when your doom buggy is going past that coffin with the body inside lifting the lid. There is a repeating bit of audio that sounds to me like a baby crying! Don’t know what to make of that. If anyone has some commentary on what they think the changes are all about, please post your comments here!

Amazingly, after Haunted Mansion I was hungry again. I could smell the hot dog cart, and my mouth watered. I can’t believe I ate a hot dog so soon after breakfast! After the hot dog, it was time for my Fast Pass to Splash. It was awesome, and sitting in the second to last row, I hardly got sprinkled at all. Yay, no soggy underwear for me today.

My eyes are closing by themselves; will finish tomorrow.