August 22




Walking around the world, blasting off to Mars and under the sea and finally checking into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood!

After such a long night the day before we DID sleep in! When we finally decided to get up and go to the food court it was so crowded that we gave breakfast a miss altogether and went over to Epcot. We parked our car at the Yacht Club, just in case we would make it to the Yacht Club Galley in time for breakfast, but we didn’t. So we strolled over to the International Gateway and started travelling around the world.

Mickey was the tourguide as always! Right after we had crossed the bridge to France we saw a Segway Tour riding through the French gardens. Looks fun – maybe we should try this one day! While we slowly strolled over to Marocco we met the tour again. They were driving through the buildings there having a good time.

Japan was still deserted when we passed through and so was Germany. We went to investigate about that “Christmas pickle ornament”. Being neighbours to Germany we had been stunned we had never heard of it and neither have any of our German friends.We talked to a German Cast Member who wasn’t sure about it either. When we finally made it to China we were both VERY hungry. We had a very early lunch at the Lotus Blossom Café and we shared Potstickers and Egg Rolls and both had the Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice.

We sat for a while finishing our meal, then went over to go on the nice relaxing boat ride in Norway and explored their store. Next was the boat ride in Mexico. I like how this ride turned out to be now. Fun to see Donald in there.We were still full, and moved on rather slowly, so Hypersleep on Mission Space was welcome.We both love that ride and it never fails to amaze me.The lift off is just out of this world!

The line for Test Track was too long, so we went to check out Soarin. Another long line, gave it a miss, but there is usually NO line for Journey into Imagination. That particular day there was a line!! We waited about 10 minutes before we were able to board and we even discovered a Hidden Mickey while riding. Next stop – Living Seas to help find Nemo. I love this new ride – the clam mobiles are fun!When we exited we wanted to have a look at the tanks and there was a diving tour in one of them. Needless to say we stayed and watched. The Cast Members accompanying the tour made all of us laugh out loud with their interaction.

The new Nemo tanks are fun to explore and even more fun is watching the kids when they see the “real” Nemo, Marlin and Dori. Well, it was time to go back to the Yacht Club to drive over to MGM to have dinner at the Sci-Fi Dine-In.Even though the reviews for this restaurant aren’t very good it is always fun to dine in a drive-in movie theater. 

Tom had the Barbecued Chicken Breast Sandwich - topped with smoked gouda cheese, crispy onion straws on a kaiser roll with fries and I had the Caesar Salad with Chicken - Grilled chicken breast, fresh-cut romaine lettuce tossed with a traditional caesar dressing, topped with croutons and grated Parmesan.. Tom didn’t want dessert, so he had coffee while I had the Cheesecake with caramel sauce and treats. One of my favourites.It had taken us an hour and a half to have dinner and it was already time to pick up a wristband for the extra magic hours.After that we went to see the Muppets, went right onto the Little Mermaid show and picked up a Fastpass for Tower of Terror.

The lines were long everywhere and we decided to try the Great Movie Ride, long line again, but nevertheless it was fun. Since the line for Rock’n’Rollercoaster was way to long to wait in it we went to stand in the line for Tower of Terror.

We waited for more than 90 minutes and were bitten by a whole armada of mosquitos! Never again without mosquito spray! When we got off the ride our Fastpass time had just begun, so we bypassed the standby line and rode Tower of Terror again with NO wait at all. We went back to the car and drove back to the resort where we applied loads of Rescue Cream to our mosquito bites and went to bed.