And, wow oh wow, the crowds! We knew that Toy Story was the popular ride and so we immediately made our way to Fast Pass that ride. So, we walked through the tunnel below, magically decorated for a Disney Halloween, and took a left and ran into...
So, off in the other direction we go. The kids see a fiery volcano and insist we head in that direction.
On our way, we ran into an English speaking park guide! I think he was so excited to see tourists that he could speak his native language with that he was just planning on giving us a big tour! He walked a ways with us, explaining which rides were most popular which to Fast Pass, which times of the day to do certain things. After a good idea of our plan for the day, we made our way to the volcano!
Next up: Fast Pass for Indiana Jones! Ok, so they might have actually cried on this ride. Geesh...ride number two and they are both freaking out! Now, we don't usually fall for the "buy the picture we take of your terrified faces" thing...but, that picture was far too hilarious not to buy it!
We decided to have lunch around 1ish, I think. Turkey legs, salad, hamburger patty and rice. It was yummy!
As we were making our way to the American Waterfront, we decided to hop a ride on one of the steam boats. We wandered around peacefully in the water as we checked out the scenery. What surprised us, was that the boat didn't wander through the whole park like the steamboat at Tokyo Disney. At this park there are several docks where the boats take you a little ways down the river. :( So, we hopped off the boat and tried to decide where to go next. As we were waiting we heard that familiar voice, Captain Jack Sparrow! I wasn't sure if it was just a fan dressed as him or the actual park character. Then, I saw the park attendant with him...he's the real deal. Another clue...the gaggle of giggling girls following him. We stopped to check him out and as we did, he pointed at Garytt and asked him for help. Garytt went to him and he had Garytt get the girls to line up. Once they were lined up he asked Garytt a few questions and then asked him to wave his hands and walk in front of the girls. As Garytt did this, Jack Sparrow took off for the "Employees Only" door and disappeared! Ha! He used our handsome Boy as his distraction so he could escape the mob! The park attendant was really embarrassed by this, she asked if we were able to get a picture of them together and if we didn't she would arrange it so we could. Not sure how she was going to do that, because the guy disappeared quick as lightening! Luckily, we got several shots!
|Even the soap comes out|
as Mickey ears!
After several more rides, and a look at the water parade, we made our way to the gift shop. The kids wanted popcorn and a souvenir. Plus, we had to find cool stuff for Aunt Tisha and Uncle Clayton!
As we were walking to the car Mackenzie said, "Aunt Tisha would have really liked to be here today." Then, we spied a girl dressed as Belle...Kenzie insisted we get a picture because Aunt Tisha loves Belle! The girl was quite shocked that we wanted a picture with her, ha! But, she happily posed with Mackenzie.
Since we were in a new part of the city and we weren't sure where parking was, we ended up just driving to the first P we saw. Turns out, it's one of those underground parking systems! Woot! A new experience!