Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Visit to Disney World

Adele informed us that The Manhattan Transfer would be performing at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival on October 12 and 13.  So, a road trip was quick in the making.  It was Steve's first visit to Disney World.

We met up with Adele at Hollywood Studios just after 8 AM on Saturday.  Since it was early hours, the park was not very crowded yet so we got to practically walk on the several rides that we had selected.  We first headed over to the Hollywood Tower of Terror.  Always a must!  What fun!  Then we headed next door to pick up a fast pass to the Rockin' Roller Coaster.  In between we visited Star Tours and watched the new recruits duel with Darth Vader at the Jedi Training Academy.  We headed over to catch the Voyage of the Little Mermaid.  I have some friends in that show . . . the Turtle, the Black Fish and one of the Eels.  After the show we met up with Adele and had lunch at the Backlot Express.  We had hoped to eat at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, but because of a recent policy, visitors can reserve far in advance of visiting, so that all spots are booked before the park even opens!  I don't like that!!!

We then took the boat over to Epcot where we walked around the World Showcase visiting the different nations represented.  Just as we got there we caught one of the sets of the "British Revolution" at the United Kingdom exhibit.  They are so good!  Always a must see when there!  We then met up with Adele when she got out of work and caught the Manhattan Transfer show.  We had a great time, but being a Saturday night on a 3 day weekend (Columbus Day), the park was extremely crowded with people lined up for wine and food all around the World Showcase.

On Sunday morning we headed over to the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort where we met Gina for lunch in the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.  It was her first full day there for her new assignment.  I'm glad we got to catch her on her first day!

Now to plan more trips to Disney!

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