Got off work, 2 hours sleep, on a plane to WDW. Got picked up at MCO by Jackie-O and April (hi, April) and went to Magic Kingdom, rode the TTA, and met up with Agent 71. Rode Space Mtn. twice and then ate dinner at the Plaza Restaurant before meeting Michael from Explore the Magic in Town Square. We then rode the Jungle Cruise, heckling the skipper (Chelsea) with a rousing Hi-O (think Ed McMahon from the Tonight Show) after every punch line but she was a good sport about it.
A trip through Pirates, Thunder Mtn., and Haunted Mansion and we hustled back to Town Square for Wishes! The other folks went home and Michael and I had the run of the park for photos before leaving exhausted but photo-filled.
Went to MGM and saw Indy Jones for the first time in years then saw Muppetvision and also rode the Backlot Tour. Met up with a cast member friend who created a Magical Moment for me to get some awesome new photos. I don't want to go into too much detail so as to not get the cast member into any potential trouble but it was really awesome.
Then it was off to Epcot to see some of the Flower and Garden festival. Unfortunately, some of the flowers and exhibits had been removed already but the remaining topiaries were beautiful. A trip around World Showcase with stops at Gran Fiesta Tour (love it), the Chinese Acrobats, and the World Showcase Players in Italy before eating dinner at the Liberty Inn set the stage for a lot of fun the rest of the night in Future World. Also met a new cast member friend, Jaime, Stops on Spaceship Earth, Mission Space, Imagination, Living with the Land, and Soarin' rounded out the night.
Met up with Michael and spent significant time on Tom Sawyer Island, getting lots of great photos of an area I very rarely visit. After that, we spent some time in the Hall of Presidents before doing some shopping...
After going to MGM and meeting up with Agent 71 and Jaime once again, the skies opened up and never stopped... it rained, and rained, and rained. Finally Agent 71 and Jaime and I went to Beaches and Cream, ate dinner, then attempted a Kitchen Sink.... we failed miserably to finish it but it was a lot of fun.
All in all about 1000 pics taken in 2 1/2 days, saw at least 4-5 members of the TMIP forums while there and had a great time. Pics coming soon....
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