#DisneySMMoms 2010 – Rainy Day Magic in the Kingdom (Day 3, Part 2)
When we last left our brave Disney Social Media Family, they were braving a potential rainstorm to spend some quality time in the Magic Kingdom. At the end of Part 1, they – I mean we – had just finished up a nice pizza lunch. This meant that it was time to ride what quickly became JSL’s other favorite ride: It’s A Small World.
After our small world ride, we battled the rain to get to Haunted Mansion. Last time, JSL fell asleep the minute this ride started. This time, he stayed awake longer, but still didn’t like it. NHL liked it, but I don’t think this was a favorite of his. I guess spooky ghosts appeal to older kids. Then, we rode on Pirates of the Carribean. We began to notice something. The rainy weather meant that people were leaving the park. Less people meant less lines. A ride that would normally have an hour wait suddenly had a 15 minute or less wait. So by braving the rain, we got to go on more rides than were it sunny.
Post-pirates, we walked back to Tomorrowland where we went on the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. Last year, we went on this, but we didn’t have a texting plan. This meant that I didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to text in our own joke for the monsters to use during the show. This year, we had a texting plan. NHL had told a funny knock knock joke a few weeks prior, so I texted the joke in. Unfortunately, the joke wasn’t used, but we did have a blast during the show.
Of course, thanks to the rain, we were able to go right back in when we were finished. This time around, I noticed that I had sent in the text message incorrectly. So I sent the same joke in, the proper way, and got a text message back from "monster central" saying that they liked the joke. Sure enough, during the show, they named NHL and used his joke! For the record, his joke was: "Knock Knock." "Who’s There?" "Ivan" "Ivan, who?" "I van to make you laugh!" After our second Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor session (having powered Monstropolis for a good, long time), we saved the galaxy again on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
Next, it was potty break time. I waited for B and NHL in Mickey’s Star Traders with JSL to dry off a bit. And who else do you think came in? Push, the talking garbage can! I captured a video of him (which I’ll post another day) and then off I was to change JSL. Once all that was taken care of, we went on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. This was a nice, sit-down, *DRY* tour of Tomorrowland.
After this, we saw that the lines for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin were short and… I feel like I’m repeating myself. Yes, we rode it again. This time, I got an amazingly high score. Don’t ask me how. As we entered the ride, I shot at something and then, all of a sudden, I had over 100,000 points. Maybe there’s a hidden target with a high point value. Maybe there was a bug in the system. Either way, my final score was 213,900. Don’t wake my word for it, though.
Next, we spun on the teacups. JSL and NHL both love this ride. They spin really fast and laugh all the while.
Our final attraction of the day was Mickey’s PhilharMagic. NHL loves this every time. He knows all the songs and loves seeing the characters popping out at him. Unfortunately, JSL, as I’ve said before, hated seeing things popping out at him. Poor little guy didn’t like this show at all.
The day was nearing its close, but we still had to eat dinner. Our advance dining reservations were at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. Tony’s, of course, is based off the restaurant from Lady and the Tramp and so has many appropriate decorations. We arrived and were quickly seated near the fountain.
NHL had the Mickey shaped ravioli, this time in Alfredo sauce. He wasn’t too sure about that until I told him Alfredo was cheese sauce. Now he’s a big Alfredo fan. JSL liked it too as he ate some of NHL’s pasta. B and I both had Salmon atop Orzo with Asparagus. As I ate some of the Orzo, I realized that there was a whole roasted garlic clove in it! Score! I love roasted garlic. And there was another. And another. After I ate five of them, I decided to count how many there were. By my count, the plate had contained nearly 20 roasted garlic cloves! As I said, I love roasted garlic, but even I have my limits. I ate a little less than half of them before deciding to stop. (They were really good spread on the bread. *YUM!*)
The meal was great as was the desserts. Lemon cake for me and strawberry cheesecake for B. NHL didn’t want dessert, so he got some fruit to take back to the hotel room. With our bellies full, we left Tony’s into the damp evening to go back to the Pop Century for our last night there. The next day, we’d be moving into the Polynesian and would finally be starting Disney Social Media Moms!
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