I know what you are thinking… "holiday" and "walk right on the ride" are not terms that typically go together when referring to the same visit, but I assure you, it happened today. Labor Day.
Annette and I left the husbands at home (sorry guys) and are here at WDW for a couple of days of much needed R&R before a series of meetings and our plans to meet up with 20 of our other Mouse Fan Travel affiliates for a special industry event. (my apologies to the rest of the gang who are staying home to hold down the fort!) So today was play day number one. After a sleepless red eye flight I was in no shape to do our typical "park commando’ routine so we planned an easy day of wandering the Magic Kingdom to soak up some magic!
Granted, its hot, its humid, its early September, but a holiday is still a holiday and buzzing with lots of folks sporting Free Dining packages from the last promotion. Including us. Arriving via bus and walking through the turnstiles we had two priorities on the list-
- We must see Captain Jack Sparrow as neither of us have seen the updated attraction since it opened.
- Food. An advanced dining reservation at Tony’s Town Square was waiting for us at 5pm. More on that in a later post.
We entered the park at 3 pm and were happy to see the Dreams Come True parade had just started its way down main street. AND there were front row spots available right in front of the Emporium! Cool! More on the parade later. Afterwards we headed straight for Pirates and were thrilled to see "20 min wait". Its a holiday right? Anyway, as we approached the entrance you are faced with that age old question. Right or Left? The forces of nature tend to pull you to the right queue so we were quite proud of ourselves when we manage to resist the norm and "Go Left". Problem is the rest of the population has managed to master the go left trick as well. We were even more thrilled to find that we were keeping the same pace as we turned each corner and not really slowing down as we approached load area. Then realized… we were going to be queued up for the next boat! It was then that we realized the other side, which loaded anyone that followed the herd and selected to go right, had three eager guests boarding the next boat. Hmm.. 3 people go right – 30 go left. hmmm…
Anyway.. I digress. Point is – We hit almost every major major attraction and walked right on each one.
Tomorrow we’ll discuss the driving/sterring differences of men and women on Buzz Lightyear and is ponder an evenn more inportant question… Is a parade really a parade without human sized snowglobe containers? hmmm…..