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[Jul. 26th, 2010|11:28 am]
Zoethe
Yesterday we took advantage of the Park Hopper nature of our Disney passes, which is to say we completely abused our bodies. We had breakfast in Animal Kingdom Character Breakfast (nothing to write home about), and then went to the Lion King show (absolutely wonderful), and then headed to the Hollywood Studio park for the bulk of the day. The Toy Story Midway Ride was the only new one for me and was totally worth the wait. Got Ferrett onto Tower of Terror, which had been improved by just having individual seat belts - zero gravity FTW!!! We ended with the Fantasm show at 9, and really should have headed back to the hotel. But the MK was open late, so we went back.

We did get in several rides, but my back and feet were killing me when I stood still and Ferrett's felt like stabbing knives when he walked.

Sort of a bad combination.

At 12:30 we staggered back to the buses, and then to our room. Legs twitched in pain for another 20 minutes once in bed.

Today? It's a slow starting world. But Epcot is in our future.

Disney encourages masochism.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2010-07-26 03:30 pm (UTC)
The Lion King show was AMAZING, wasn't it? We didn't do much at AK, but I am really glad we caught that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-26 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm such a sap, it made me cry.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-26 04:51 pm (UTC)
I've heard it's good, but we didn't have time yesterday
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2010-07-26 04:00 pm (UTC)
I had the same experience at Disney. I brought my best walking shoes - I bought really good tennis shoes and broke them in the way the fancy shoe place said to do it! But, lord, my feet burned like fire after two hours every single day no matter what shoe or sandal I wore.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-26 04:58 pm (UTC)
I've given up on sandals entirely. Even my most comfy ones threatened blisters.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2010-07-26 05:01 pm (UTC)
I have hippie Birkenstocks that I would switch into after a morning of Brooks sneakers. (We'd drop by the hotel for a quick shower and an attempted nap a couple of days when seeing the evening fireworks.)

A friend of mine took his pedometer to Disney. He was regularly doing 20k+ steps a day.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-26 05:06 pm (UTC)
Plus all the hours of standing. It's exhausting, particularly in the heat.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2010-07-26 05:12 pm (UTC)
The standing is really the killer. We were in line for Aladdin's Magic Carpets (the kids had to go on it), and it was 45 minutes. We had been there for 6 hours, and I was close to tears trying to keep my feet moving in some way to alleviate the pain. It's a very unshaded ride and ...oy vey.

I'm sure you know this, but bring back your water bottles from the previous day in a back pack. The security guards don't care. You can fill them time and again from water fountains. We did that to keep our cost down. We also brought lots of little granola bars and trail mixes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-27 02:16 pm (UTC)
I have a fanny pack with two water bottle holders. Our water purchasing has been minimal.

This morning?  Massages!  Have to be prepped for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter tomorrow. Did I mention squeee?
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2010-07-27 02:43 pm (UTC)
Details will be expected!
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[User Picture]From: mightydoll
2010-07-26 05:12 pm (UTC)
we, too, found the animal kingdom character breakfast to be nothing to write home about. Further, the organization was dreadful!
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2010-07-26 05:26 pm (UTC)
We always need a vacation to recover from our Disney vacations.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-27 02:07 am (UTC)
We get home Friday for just that reason.
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[User Picture]From: darksumomo
2010-07-26 05:31 pm (UTC)
EPCOT--"every person comes out tired." "every pocketbook comes out trashed."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-27 02:06 am (UTC)
Not ours! Zero souvenirs.
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[User Picture]From: walkertxkitty
2010-07-26 07:09 pm (UTC)
Epcot, in spite of its aging pretext, remains one of my favorite parks. The locals call it "Disney for grown-ups" and I spend most of my time in the world exhibits eating my way silly and buying things I shouldn't (the Chinese bazaar and Germany are notorious for making money disappear out of my pocket). IF you stay for the fireworks, you'll find they have some of the best in all the parks. Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-27 02:05 am (UTC)
I have seen epcot fireworks. They are fabulous. Seeing them on Thursday evening this time.
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[User Picture]From: walkertxkitty
2010-07-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
No matter how many times I see them, I never seem to get tired of them. Maybe it's because Epcot was an integral part of Mr. Shapeshifter's and my courting, but it's just about the most romantic experience I've ever had.
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[User Picture]From: sapphirescarlet
2010-07-26 08:33 pm (UTC)
It's true, it does. I think I came home with a stress fracture in my right foot after a full day at Disney. Like to never got the swelling down.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-27 02:03 am (UTC)
Yeow! Don't think we did permanent damage, but tomorrow we are likely to take it very easy and rest up for Harry Potter on Wednesday.
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