Monday, July 25, 2011

Mad World!

I did the impossible! Walt Disney has a quote that says "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." He was right.

My husband, Jim, said he never had and never needed to go on the Mad Teacups ride. I never had but desperately needed to. Are you seeing where this is going?

He hates to spin. I told him you don't have to make your teacup spin. Just please go on it with me.

This was all in the months leading up to our trip. Once we got there, I still really wanted to go but I also didn't want a sick spouse for the rest of a long day ahead (this was the first of our two Fourth of July's).

We grabbed lunch at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (the second busiest restaurant in the world I later learned- a Russian McDonald's is first). It was nice to sit and have a bite to eat. We were early in the week and didn't feel constantly stuffed yet. We got done and started to walk in Fantasyland. I was peeking at as much of the new construction as I could. Jim said, "Hold on, let's do this now. Right after I ate is probably a great time to do it." He was standing by the Mad Tea Party.

He didn't have to ask twice. I'll admit it felt like waiting for more like a carny ride than a Disney ride. It didn't take us long to get on but Jim did remind me I didn't have to spin it.
Not us, bu our cup

Our cup was yellow and I knew once we were in we would spin. Jim tried to stop it for a while but then we started spinning. I thought that was fun and he gave up. He let me spin away. He did change directions once but in hindsight that was a bad idea. I can now say I've had one of the quintessential American  experiences. And I owe it to a husband who loves me very much!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Looking for a Paintbrush, Losing a Husband

After breakfast I had decided we should start with Tom Sawyer Island. I had heard that cast members hid between 5 and 15 paintbrushes on the island in homage to Tom having to whitewash the fence. If you are lucky enough to find one of these brushes and turn it in you get a Fastpass for your group for Big Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain.
We took the short ferry ride across and then without a plan Jim and I went in different directions.I followed the trail but looked under and over everything I could. I seemed to be going in circles and I wasn't really sure what I was looking for until I came across someone else who had one.
The holy grail

By the time I knew what I was looking for I tried to call Jim but his phone went right to voice mail. I was hot and sick of looking. I just needed to find Jim. No easy feat on this island. I really began to worry a little bit that I had misplaced him. I tried to say in one area but it took him forever to stop looking. He had been determined to find one. That's kind of funny since neither of us would have gone on either of the rides that were the prize! (Although Splash Mountain looked tempting, my neck just wasn't up for that kind of pounding.) 

We will be back to try the paintbrushes again in the future. If you haven't tried this before, I highly recommend it right when Tom Sawyer Island opens.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Our "First" Fourth

This is on of my favorite days in the parks. I love getting to celebrate the Fourth of July twice and that's exactly what Disney does at Magic Kingdom. I even do my red, white, and blue two days in a row! Doing Magic Kingdom fireworks on the 3rd allows us to celebrate at another park on the 4th. Everyone talks about the crowds and I know they say they close the parks but we never have any problems. We are patient on the buses on the way out though!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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