We met up with the Jose’ family at Disney’s Old Key West, both arriving 11am. Our room was ready!! We carried up our luggage, jabbered a little, then set out for Magic Kingdom. We did Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, then It’s a Small World. We stopped for some food, then went to the Haunted House, then back to Buzz for another spin. We were set up to watch the castle wrap and fireworks, when I glanced back and saw dark clouds throwing lightning blowing in. I made the call–we’re getting outta here. I have sat in the rain for less, but I have learned. When a storm hits, the place is crazy, but not only were we just there last March, we will be returning next March, so come on…
Charmed, we were getting on the bus when the storm hit. The fireworks still went off, don’t get me wrong, and we could see part of them from our balcony, but we were dry, cool, and we got to bed to prepare for an early start in the morning.
Friday morning: We did it, just as planned!! The park opened at 7am, but we were walking through the turnstiles at 6:30 and went straight on to the Slinky Dog Ride.
From there we went straight over to the Alien Space Saucers,
then into Toy Story Mania…no lines!
By 9am we were enjoying breakfast at Woody’s Lunchbox! And the humidity was beginning to seep in…
Melissa, Emma, Casey, and I stood in a long line to ride Aerosmith Rock ‘n Roller Coaster. I hadn’t ridden that one since the grandkids arrived! It was just as fun as I remembered, though the G-forces involved with going from 0 to 57mph in 2.8 seconds permanently ruined my hair-do… Someday I may show you the picture…but probably not.
We ended up going on Slinky Dog and Toy Story Mania again, then shopped and headed back to the resort. We swam until they shut the pool down due to an approaching storm. Then we hopped a bus for Disney Springs, had some supper, and bought our final souvenirs.
We started home on Saturday at 7am or so. Birmingham is the new Atlanta–we were delayed 30minutes for some unknown reason. Olivia was delivered to her parents safe and sound (and a little homesick, if the truth be told) by 10:30, and we were fast asleep by midnight.
Camp Sonnystone starts today! It’s going to be a blast.