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15th Jul 2009

Epcot Funday….

The original plan for today was to head to Typhoon Lagoon with all of the BA2037 clan at about 2pm. Alice and I decided we would head to Epcot early so that we could do Soarin‘ and all the fun stuff, Alice had not been yet.

We had a fun morning – we got Fastpasses for Soarin‘, did a load of World Showcase, got Fastpasses for Test Track and did Ellen’s Energy Adventure. We did the Piggybank adventure at Innoventions which was so much fun – definitely going back! We went and did Soarin‘ – middle of the front row – Awesome! I then remembered that Kevin had said that he and the girls had reservation for Le Cellier and sent him a text to find out if they were hanging about. While waiting for a reply we headed to the Refreshment Port to grab some food. Kev rang me back and then wandered out to see us since we were just down the road from Canada. They went back to finish desert while Alice and I killed time. When they were done they came out and the girls headed to Cast Services to dump their stuff while Kevin, Alice and I chilled in the Canada store. Alice decided to try the perfumes on me leading to much hilarity – mainly on their part!

I then got my first taste of O Canada – was pretty funny but that might have been due to the company rather than the attraction.We then headed back to Future World where we used our Test Track Fastpasses and they used their SoarinFastpasses. After we were done we met back up at Ellen to do it all over again! We met up with a couple of girls who Kev works with at GMR. Once we were done Robyn decided to head home and we went to do Kim Possible – we did UK and Mexico. After Mexico Kev and Lou wanted Alcohol so we headed to Mexico before the America Gardens Theatre for a Billy Joel tribute. We moved on after we got complaints about our talking!

Illuminations was amazing tonight – great company and somehow it just seemed a little more magical! I tried to get a ticket for Harry Potter but failed so think I might just get an early night.

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13th Jul 2009

2 days – Wet n’ Wild

No I have not been visiting a rival water park. I do think the phrase accurately sums up my shifts over the last 2 days.

On the 12th I worked 13 hours. Within about an hour of arriving we went 101 for an E-Stop – we reset pretty quick and I got to track walk and evac which was lovely. It was a train full of a Brazilian Tour group so communication was difficult but we managed… Everything went pretty smoothly for the next few hours until about 4 O’Clock when the rain arrived – we were expecting a storm but just a standard afternoon storm. This came and it just did not stop raining very heavily. I was initially at Greeter and got soaked despite getting my rain gear on ASAP. I then moved inside to help keep the exits clear as at this point we were continuing to operate the ride. About 30 minutes later we started cycling out for weather and as we did so the ride started to flood causing us to go down. To cut a long story short we were down for about 2 and a half hours, which made my long shift a little easier! When we did eventually come back up we were really busy with guests coming back with Fastpasses from 3 different hours and when we hit EMH we stopped Fastpass which meant that the standby line was extremely busy.

Today was a lot more calm, only 8 hours and the although we were busy it was not too crazy. No downtimes today – so a pretty standard day. I did discover that the Mouseketeeria do a great breakfast though – it is almost worth getting up early for. Day of tomorrow – yay! – I think Alice and I may be heading to Epcot in the morning although plans are still up in the air…

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