Days Off

30th Jul 2009

Awesome Day!

Today I remembered why I am here! Alice and I started the morning in DHS – fastpass for Tower and then GMR to watch Kev’s show – it was sooo good despite all kinds of problems nothing to do with him – we promised we will be back to see a perfect show! After Tower we went to watch Playhouse Disney Live on Stage which I had never seen – a group of kids plus 2 20 year-olds – much fun for all involved! We then went for a picture with Mickey at Animation Courtyard which was fun even if Mickey did take about a million breaks while we were in line!

We then headed to MK with no real idea of what we wanted to do… On the way we decied to stop at the Grand Floridian to see if Luke was working. I had never been inside before and I loved it! I really want to stay there at some point. We wandered around for a while and could not find Luke so we sat in the lobby and ate a Rice Crispie treat and just enjoyed the AC and the surroundings for a while. When we got bored we continued on to MK…

We did Pirates, got some food, did the Carousel of Progress (one of Alice’s favourites apparently!) and then noticed it was about to rain so we went to do Stitch thinking it was long and inside. We came out and it was pouring accompanied by a rather spectacular storm. We decided to chill out under the cover of the store at the end of the attraction and wait for the storm to pass. While we were waiting the standing water was starting to rise and got to about 2 or 3 inches. We then noticed an MK manager who we assumed was a custodial manager standing in the pouring rain trying to keep the drains clear so that the water could flow away. He stood out there with no rain gear for over 30 minutes in torrential rain and lightning which was hitting the Astro Orbiter feet away. We were impressed – definitely going ‘Above and Beyond’. Another manager was nearby and started chatting to us and told us that the man’s name. After the storm was over we rode Buzz and then went to Guest Relations so that we could fill out a GSF card for the manager – definitely a true Disney moment!

After the storm passed the rain continued and Spectro was cancelled so we rode Small World and Peter Pan before watching a delayed Wishes from the Train Station on Main St which actually gives a surprisingly good view!

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24th Jul 2009

2 days of in a row….

So far getting 2 days off in a row has been a rare occurance but finally it has happened. Day 1 was spent at Animal Kingdom in the morning and Magic Kingdom in the afternoon – I was mostly by myself since everybody seemed to be working but it was fun and I got to do all the random things I wanted. I did randomly bump into Robyn and her friend Bryce at the Art of Disney store on Main Street and we went to watch Storytime with Belle where Bryce got to be the Beast thanks to some sweet talking by Robyn. I decided to get an early night since I was going to the studios early the next morning.

I got the 10.45 bus the next morning to head to DHS with Luke. Alice was on the bus on the way to work – I had not seen her for a while so it was nice. DHS was fun and we did most of the shows although I refused to go on Coaster – I am really not a big fan of that ride. The evening was spent mostly at MK – we watched Spectro and Wishes – a magical end to a magical couple of days off.

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