It feels like this trip has been going on forever! But we fit so much into each day that it is hard not to spread the trip report out over a month or two. We last left off riding the Haunted Mansion with Fastpass+reservations. We then continued to the Jungle Cruise, the WEDway People Mover, Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor, and the Carousel of Progress. I love hearing all of the corny jokes on the Jungle Cruise. It would be fun to be a skipper for a day on the Jungle Cruise. The WEDway People Mover is my grandma’s favorite ride and we all enjoy relaxing on it especially after lunch. I have noticed that the Space Mountain part of the ride is darker at night and you really can’t see anything in front of you for a few seconds. Monster’s Inc LaughFloor never gets old and we ended up going to this attraction the following day as well. The jokes are funny and it is comical to see who in the audience they pick on especially for the role of “That Guy.” The Carousel of Progress is called the Carousel of Sleep by my dad but we all managed (with a few pokes) to stay awake the entire time. I love the song in this attraction “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” and I hope they never change this ride, especially since it was at the 1965 World’s Fair. The photo to the left is fairly small because I just wanted to show off one of Disney’s snapchat filters in Tomorrowland.
After going on a bunch of rides post-lunch, my dad decided to head back to pick my mom up for dinner so that we would have the car at the Contemporary to drive home. So my grandma, aunt, sister, and I went to ride the monorail over to the Contemporary for dinner at the Wave. We had extra time so we rode the monorail around a full time before getting off. We also helped a few people with directions since they did not know that they needed to get off at the TTC to transfer to Epcot or that the monorail did not go to Animal Kingdom. Other than that, it was a relaxing ride to the Contemporary and we quickly met up with my mom and dad who had just checked into the Wave. The waiting rooms at the Wave are really neat with different lighting but I could have fallen asleep on the couch I was so exhausted. We had a great dinner here. I had the soup special plus a salad. The soup was chicken and rice and delicious. I made a point to tell the cast member who was our server that I loved the soup even though I am a picky eater! After dinner we shopped around a bit before my parents, aunt, and grandma decided to head back to Old Key West. My sister was itching to stay out late and so after some strong convincing, we got on the monorail and headed to Epcot.
Upon arriving at Epcot, we were unsure what we wanted to do. We thought about seeing characters but did not get there until around 8pm and all of the characters were done for the night. So we quickly walked around the World Showcase after stopping for Photopass pictures in front of Spaceship Earth and the Anna and Elsa topiary to get to Morocco. My sister always gets henna at Morocco each trip and thankfully the place was still open when we arrived. We then walked over to the American Adventure to watch The American Adventure. We noticed something odd. Instead of entering the rotunda, they had us waiting in the exit. Since I had never seen the American Adventure at night, I wondered if it was just due to smaller crowds. After watching the amazing show…honestly one of my favorite attractions at Walt Disney World, we walked outside. Then we saw a crowd of people dressed up. There was a wedding going on in the rotunda of the American Adventure!! My sister and I stayed outside by the fountain watching the door getting opened for guests who came out to use the restrooms and head back in. We were able to peek in at the wedding and see a little of the set up. It looked amazing and I would love to attend a wedding there! One day my sister and I hope to have a double wedding in Walt Disney World with the ceremony and photos at the Grand Floridian and then the reception somewhere else on property. Well the American Adventure has now become a possible reception place due to our run in. I had also scheduled a Fun Fact Friday post for the blog this day that talked about how it is possible to have a wedding in the American Adventure. What a coincidence! The wedding spying was definitely the highlight of the night.
After that, we realized nothing could top the wedding, so we walked around the World Showcase to ride Spaceship Earth one last time. The first time we had rode it this trip, our faces had not saved but this time they did. I also started to realize how bright the flash is and how distinct the burning smell is in Spaceship Earth. After this ride, I was exhausted. We got on the bus back to Old Key West only to hear beeps going off on the bus halfway home. The bus driver announced “If you’re thinking all those flashing lights and beeps aren’t good, you are correct. I will try to get us into Old Key West so that I can let you off otherwise we will have to wait for another bus.” The beeping stopped but then continued and with more flashing lights. It was late at night probably 11pm and I did not want to have to wait to transfer to another bus, but it was looking like that would be the case. So, we decided to take a snapchat. Thankfully, we made it to the first bus stop in Old Key West and got off. Thank you Disney bus driver! We were able to quickly get on another bus to get the rest of the way around the resort to our stop. A very tiring day, but the next day would be even more tiring and even more exciting. Stay tuned to hear about how Dapper Day, a ring, and Mickey shaped pineapple are all related!