I have finally been to all 4 parks! Woot!!! 😀
This is going to be a short post, as I was up at 5:30 this morning to go to the Social Security Office. I had my little interview to get my SS number (which should arrive in 2-3 weeks) and then we came home. So by 9am I was free for the rest of the day. I relaxed for a while, then headed over to Epcot with some new Norwegian friends! 😀 I think I mentioned them before, Jen’s house mates – Sandra and Ina – and a couple of friends of theirs.
We went to Epcot for one reason… we had reservations at Chefs de Paris. (By the way – thank you SO much to Sandra for inviting me along!). Chefs de Paris was amazing, it was so so yummy, and the rest of the menu looked gorgeous too. If I didn’t have so many other places to eat, I’d go back there in a flash… I will certainly recommend that anyone coming to Florida tries it in there. It’s not too pricey (by Disney standards), and is worth what you get.
After that, we split off into smaller groups, and a few of us headed over to Hollywood studios! I hadn’t been before today, and I had a great time. I think I’ve now spent more time, in one go, at Hollywood than I have in any of the other parks! We did most of the big rides – Tower of Terror (eek!), Rock N Roller-coaster (hate to say it, but kinda disappointing), Great Movie Ride (awesome!) and the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular (just wow!). We didn’t get to do Toy Story Midway Mania as the queues were horrendous, and they’d run out of fast passes. There’s always next time though! There’ll be plenty of next times 😀
We got a nice surprise with one attraction – if you head to “Streets of America” within Hollywood after Dusk throughout the Christmas period (ie, now) they have The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. They basically cover an entire area with Christmas lights. All the buildings, and across the streets and everything. It really is something to behold. And there’s apparently 36 hidden mickeys within the lights! I think we spotted about a dozen, although we stopped counting.
However, the main reason I wanted to do Hollywood tonight though was because of Fantasmic. It’s basically the evening show (a bit like Wishes and Illuminations), but they only do it twice a week, and it’s only viewable from inside a huge amphitheatre on the edge of the park. It’s more of a show than just the fireworks, and we had some amazing seats, right in the middle at the front. They use water sprays to display selections of Disney animations, as well as having characters on the stage, and lights, and fireworks, and so many other things. It’s a stunning spectacle, and I hope it stays for a very long time, because everyone should see it. I can’t really compare it to Wishes or Illuminations, as it’s such a different kind of show, but it truly is a sight to see!
So, I guess this wasn’t as short a post as I was hoping for after all! For now, I’m just waiting for the tumble dryer to finish drying, and then I will be heading straight to bed. I’m going to sleep well tonight, that’s for sure! And then tomorrow, I will have my final training shift on the Chippy. Not sure if I’ll be on tills or filling… probably filling unless tills get really busy.
So I bid you good night, and have some Fantasmic dreams! 😀