Good morning everyone, hope you all are enjoying the trip report as much as I am enjoying writing it. Today we are going to finally finish day one of our trip. Like I said yesterday, we will be riding some rides, seeing some fireworks and enjoying the Electric light parade and then finishing the evening with CAKE!!
I know yesterdays post was super long, so today will be a much smaller posting.
Once we made our way to future world, Space Mountain wasn’t working, booo! So we rode the Astro Orbiter, it is pretty neat, it sits atop the people mover and you have to take an elevator to get there. Once you do you board a rocket and go even higher, from below this looks like a kiddie ride, but that thing moves fast! From above we got to see the first showing of the Electric light parade but we were going so fast I was afraid to take the camera out.
Then we headed over to be recruited by Buzz Lightyear to defeat Zurg!
Buzz, you look a little paleLoved the use of the giant View Master
Buzz’s Space Rangers was fun, I lost this round and we got stuck in the room where Zurg is shooting (where your pictures get taken) so I was blind by the end, but always a good time spinning in circles and shooting 🙂
Next up, Stitch’s Great Escape
I enjoy this experience, I know some think it is a waste of time and yes, the chili dog smell is disgusting but I think it is fun. The premise is that you are new recruits to the prisoner and you are going to do training today on level one transfers, when all of a sudden a level three prisoner (Stitch) gets captured and needs to be transferred. He is brought in and havoc in sues as he tries to escape the prison. Good times!
Level one prisoner
Once inside things get dark and Stitch moves fast when you do see him. He spits, jumps on seats and yep, burps chili dogs. I think it is worth a go, so if you want to try something silly and kinda gross, check it out.
Once we got out we heard the first fireworks, so we found a seat in Future World over looking the Castle and enjoyed Wishes.
Here are some shots
After the show we headed back to Space Mountain hoping it was fixed and it was! And what was even better was someone was leaving and gave us their fast passes to go right then, so off we went!
Space Mountain is always fun, now that I overcame my childhood fear of it. I think we rode it three times this trip and got ride pics twice with our photopass + (will show those later.)
After we rode Space Mountain we started to make our way to the front of the park to leave when we found we were just in time for the Electrical Light Parade, so we stayed to watch since I hadn’t seen it since I was a child and hubby had never seen it.
On the way, we took some beautiful shots of Cinderella’s castle as it was changing colors
Disney’s Electrical Light Parade
It was a really pretty parade but I am not the biggest fan of them, so now that I have seen it, I am ok until we have kids to show it to.
After that we did a little shopping, I got two scarves (Mickey and Maleficent) and the Fantasia flamingo wearing Mickey ears for my car antennae 🙂 Then headed back to the hotel via the bus.
On our way back to our room we spotted
Oops, after sneaking past Triton we made our way back to our room and hubby found this.
The Anniversary cake I had special made for our trip, it was a little melty, seeing as I had it delivered at 8:30 thinking we wouldn’t be out so late on our first day, HA!
The cake was still pretty and tasted delicious (our wedding cake flavor, white cake and Bavarian cream) even though it turned my whole mouth purple!
We had a Tangled theme wedding and seeing as we were at Disney, we would be unable to do the traditional top-tier until after the trip, so I contacted the Art of Animation and got in touch with the baker at the Yacht Club (since they do the baking for the AoA) and had them created a Tangled themed mini cake for us to enjoy, complete with Tiara and a braid with flowers (I kept the sign, Tiara and flowers.)
Hubby’s artsy cake shot
If you are staying on Disney property and want to order a cake call this number
407-827-2253. It is Disney’s cake ordering hotline but to get an idea of what you want and what you can do check out this disboard forum, Cake Chatter. It really helped me get an idea of what could be done, prices and who best to contact.
So finally we are at the end of Day one, I told you this trip was a whirlwind of fun! I hope you enjoyed!
Tomorrow we start Day 2, a full day at the Magic Kingdom!