Monday 28th July 2014 – Disney World Florida Holiday Day 8
We were back on form today with another action packed day. This morning we set off to Blizzard Beach, thinking it was going to be an averagely relaxing day as there is a lazy river! Yeah right!
We did spend quite a lot of time on the lazy river this morning that spans the whole park. We avoided all the chairs at the beginning of the park that everyone seems to migrate to, and wandered further in. By luck, but it turns out it was a great idea, we spotted some chairs to leave our towels that was right near an entrance to the lazy river (there are quite a few), took note of the name and used this as our exit point when we wanted to return to the towels. We did use lockers for our valuables but left our flip flops, sun cream and water bottles underneath the towels on the chairs.
I am not the most adventurous when it comes to rides, and I’m a little scared of going under water, but I was still determined to have fun. I’ll admit to being a tad scared going down the family raft ride as for some reason it didn’t want to twist around and I spent the whole time going backwards! Still it was fun.
We spent a very busy morning trying out the rides and enjoying the water before stopping for a late lunch. It wasn’t a scorching day but it was perfect weather as the water was nice and refreshing in the sun.
With some short relaxation when we returned to the hotel, it was time to make our was to Hollywood Studios to watch Fantasmic. As we arrived, we were in time for the Frozen dance party to begin, so we enjoyed mingling with the characters for a little while. Miss A for some reason took this moment to turn shy as Donald and Daisy were right next to us. Never mind.
A pit stop for ice creams and souvenirs before making our way up the fast Pass line for Fantasmic. I think the only advantage to booking a Fast Pass for the show was the shorter queue to walk towards the seating. Other than that there really is no perks to having a Fast Pass for the show. We didn’t miss out on anything else as we had spent the day at a water park, but bear this in mind if you are using this as one of your three for the day.
Some flashing ears were a must, and we waited with the huge crowd for the show to start. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as it started getting dark, the show began and we were entertained for around 45 minutes with fire, water spraying, action, magic and adventure as Mickey told his story.
My photos weren’t great, and they don’t do any justice, but they are a little snap shot of what you can expect.
Coming out of the Fantasmic arena was an experience. Hubby put Miss A on his shoulders as you are fielded out in a large group and it would be very easy to lose your group.
As we were taken back to the main park, we had to walk around the side of the arena which was a long walk, but this was to make way for the people to arrive in the arena for the later showing. It was a long walk but it was well done to avoid chaos and more crowds.
We realised we were in time for the Frozen fireworks to start as we neared the front entrance of the park. We didn’t have a hope of getting close at all, so we decided to stand near the gates and watch the fireworks. We couldn’t hear it very well, nor could we see the screen, but it didn’t matter as we hadn’t arrived for this, it was just a bonus.
As soon as the fireworks ended we decided to make a quick exit for a bus. I looked around as we were walking past the exit gates and it looked like a sea of people coming towards us. I was glad we had that advantage over everyone else. We were really lucky and got to an empty bus queue, and the bus arrived within minutes so we managed to get a seat on the not full bus.
It was fairly late when we arrived back to our room, so straight to bed ready for the next day.
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