Monday, June 4, 2012

Can you really do 6 full days at Disney World going on only 4 rides?

Believe it or not, this year I spent way more time in the parks than our trip last and not just because we decided to skip trying to do Harry Potter at Universal and spend an extra day at Disney World.  Last year, Mik and I would spend the morning in the parks and do a few things and then I would go back for evening hours including doing a lot of Magic Kingdom rides until 1 a.m. on day.  This year, though, I seriously only went on 4 rides.

The first night Dad and I quickly went to Hollywood Studios and did Toy Story Mania (ride #1).  The next day we only got to Epcot and did not do any rides there.  The next day we went to the Magic Kingdom and I got hooked on Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and did that all day besides when we had lunch in the castle (Dad took Mik back to hotel after lunch and quested the rest of the day with me).

The next day I also mostly just did Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, but I also went on Snow White's Scary Adventures (ride #2).  I could not pass up riding that on its last day even though it still will be at Disneyland.

The following day we again went to Hollywood Studios and this time it was Star Wars weekend, so not only did we go on Toy Story Mania, but also Star Tours (ride #3).  Then, I spent the rest of the day doing Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom some more.

The next day was another day of mostly Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, but I did go to Disney Quest and I guess those may count as some rides over the 4.  Also, I quit around 7 p.m. and finally went mini golfing at Fantasia Gardens, which is something I have wanted to do in 2007 and 2011 and did not get around to.  Plus, at this point Dad had traded all our extras and we had a complete set of spell cards or at least we thought so.  This was supposed to be our final day at Disney World, as Mik and my Premier Passes expired that day.  However, we still had a full day and night in Orlando before leaving since we originally were going to do Harry Potter world, but decided it was not worth it.

Thus I spent one more final day doing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, as I got a one day one park ticket while Mik decided to use his Universal money to go to a fork and dine movie with Dad.  I almost quested for the whole day because that morning we realized somehow we never got the Wall-e card and I kind of wanted to get it.  Plus, it is just so much fun, although a lot of walking and standing.  I finally ended up quitting around 8 p.m., but not before I traded for a Wall-E and an extra Simba (the one card Mik wanted besides the Grumpy he got from his first pack).  Oh, and I actually did fit in a ride on Winnie the Pooh (ride #4) on the last day.  I kind of considered hanging at the park until it closed at 2 a.m. for rides (Sorcerers closes for turning in quest at 10 p.m. that day) when I started the day, but my feet were really hurting by the time I quit the questing.  Instead, though, I challenged Dad to two more rounds of mini golf.

So, yeah, I really only went on 4 different rides the whole trip, but it was the first time I really enjoyed Disney World.  All the other times it is has been like this is not anywhere near as good as Disneyland because most of what we like is also there and you do not have to take forever going between the parks to do the stuff.  This time, though, it did not seem so bad because I mostly just wanted to go to one park and the lines at the portals were rarely like waiting in line for a ride.

Going into this trip, I had no plans to go back to Disney World for a long time, but I sure am going to be keeping tabs on if they expand the game, especially if they release new cards, and that would definitely get me thinking about planning another visit.  Now if it just came to Disneyland that would be dangerous, as I already end up with enough random trips there considering we are going this weekend because I was able to get Cars Land preview tickets as we were driving to Florida.  And, yeah, we are also still going there later this month for Mik's 18th.  I guess having those Disney trips coming up kind of contributed to not riding at Disney World because I figure I can do all the rides then, as the main ones I like are also there.

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