Thursday, May 27, 2010
Day 2: Epcot Center/Typhoon Lagoon
The first part of the first day in the happiest place on Earth began when we woke up and had breakfast. We then left and one half of the group went off to Epcot and the other half went to Typhoon Lagoon. My group went to Epcot. Because of our singing obligations we were on a time limit of sorts. My group went to ride Soarin' which was really relaxing and peaceful and smelled like pine trees and oranges. I left my sunglasses there and had to fight the crowd to get them back. Great start to the day Olivia!
The next ride we went on was called Mission Space. A person in the group raved about the ride so we wet to it. Needless to say we are now on a witch hunt for said person. The ride is, in short, a torture machine. We opted for the more intense ride and they had a whole pamphlet with all of the traditional warnings, warnings we thought were overblown. Our tune changed when the announcer said that we should not close our eyes for we would be even more disoriented than we might otherwise be. They also provided us sick bags in the ride. In hindsight we all realized that all of us almost blacked out on liftoff. We all agreed on one thing: Mission Space, the final frontier, where we boldly go and where no one will go again.
After our brush with space sickness we realized that we were on even more of a time crunch so we ran a literal race around the world through the countries at Epcot. The only two things we stopped for were a picture with Snow white in Germany and fanning ourselves in exhaustion in China. My group was sad because, due to the time constraint, we couldn't take pictures with Sleeping Beauty, Marie from the Aristocats, Chip and Dale, Daisy, and Stitch.
We came back to the hotel and all had a good nap before we changed and went to sing. At first I was worried because we were not driven to Downtown Disney but rather to the outlands at the edge of Downtown Disney. However that was just the rehearsal space. The performance was really fun and we drew a large crowd, as well as a lot of animals proving my theory that if princesses sing, nature will respond. A squirrel ran across the stage and a bird landed in one girl's hair. We kept on singing, though, so good for us!
Later we went to Downtown Disney and my group shopped around before we went to dinner at Planet Hollywood. I saw the axe from The Shining, a model from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Judge Dredd costume among thousands of other things. Dinner was delicious, especially the cheesecake, and the movie conversations at our table were fun.
It rained so we couldn't go to the pool at the hotel and that was the only downside of a spectacular day in the happiest place on Earth.
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