Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Schedule for Next Week!

Hey there everyone. How are you all? I am starting to get stuff ready for the trip! I'm so excited about this upcoming trip. I get to go with my parents and brother, like always, but this time I get to bring my girlfriend Jenea who hasn't been since she was 6. And, we found out a bit ago that my Aunt Lynn and her family will be down in the world the same time we are so we get to hang out with them while we are down there. And now, on with the schedule...

Day 1 - Monday, June 2 - Boring day of driving, and driving.....and driving. 
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 3 - More driving, we should be getting down into Orlando in the early afternoon. Our check in is at 3 o'clock but since we are driving, we may just go to the parks. Either way, we are making our first stop and the Magic Kingdom. We will be meeting up with my Aunt and Uncle and my three cousins and touring the park. We will be taking in Spectro Magic and Wishes the first night.
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 4 - Epcot! All day Epcot! I am really excited about this day. I'm sure we will take a break during the afternoon, but our park of the day is Epcot. We have a lunch ADR for the Coral Reef to celebrate my brother Josh's High School graduation. We will also be watching Illuminations, my favorite night time show. 
Day 4 - Thursday, June 5 -My girlfriend and I will be going to Blizzard Beach for Morning Extra Magic Hours on some no expiration tickets that are from a rain out day we had when we were down in 2001. We will probably be there for a 3ish hours and then head back the resort to change and head off the the Hollywood Studios to meet my parents. We get to see Toy Story Mania! This will be our park of the day and will end our night with Fantasmic. 
Day 5 - Friday, June 6 - We will be going to Animal Kingdom in the morning hopefully while it's still a bit cooler. We will have our first ride on Expedition Everest since it was 2005 the last time we were down and we are very excited. We will be leaving there in the early afternoon to head to Epcot early enough to have plenty of time to make it to Le Cellier for a dinner ADR. Then a night at Epcot. 
Day 6 - Saturday, June 7 - Another day at the Magic Kingdom re-riding attraction that we want and of course, having fun. We will be going to Downtown Disney to see Cirque Du Soleil, La Nouba. We are very excited to see the show since we have been wanting to see it for a while now. We will probably go out to around Downtown Disney after the show.
Day 7 - Sunday, June 8 - We are going to take the Magic Kingdom monorail loop and check out some of the Bay Lake Resort, we've always done that for some reason. We will probably stop at Magic Kingdom again just for the fun of it. My girlfriend and I will have to split and take the monorail from the TTC to Epcot for our early dinner ADR at the San Angel Inn at the Mexican Pavilion in World Showcase. After dinner, we are going to eventually go to the boardwalk to check that out, leave from there and head to Animal Kingdom to meet up with the parents and brother for a night at the Animal Kingdom.
Day 8 - Monday, June 9 - We are doing another morning at Epcot. Then another night at the Hollywood Studios. And of course, anything in between. 
Day 9 - Tuesday, June 10 - Our last day, sigh. We will be checking out and heading to Downtown Disney to walk around there for a while and then heading off to St. Genevieve. Going to the Beach for two days, then heading back home.

It seems like a lot less when I write it out. I am really excited and I know that it is going to be awesome. As some of you might know, if anyone is in the parks and want to find me, I will be in tie dye everyday so if you are in one of our parks on any given day, come find me. I will be trying to hit some extra magic hour evenings at each park to get some good night time pictures. I will be following up with a full trip report, day by day. Peace. I'm Going to Disney World! 

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Time takes so long...

"Well, no wonder you’re late! Why, this clock is exactly two days slow! Of course you’re late. Hahaha! My goodness. We’ll have to look into this. A-ha! I see what’s wrong with it! Why, this watch is full of wheels!" If only the Mad Hatter would say that to me! I will tell you what, I don't think there is a friday afternoon at work that can match to how slow a disney trip countdown seems. 18 days left and it creeping like there's no tomorrow. Which would be a truly unsettling idea seeing as I need tomorrow to come so I only have 17 days left. So yeah, that's where I am right now. I have slowly begun to get stuff together for the trip and of course, can't wait! I promise, I will be putting up our schedule, I just need time to make it cool. But anyways, I wonder if any of my fellow disney pals will be in the parks the same time I am? There might be a meet of some kind that could be arranged. Well, TTFN. Peace.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Figment Pigment

Hey there all, finally I am back with some news. I received my Disney Classics piece last week from the event. Figment Pigment is a wonderful piece. The color and the design of this piece is stunning. I was number 545 out of 750 matching signed pieces. This is actually only my second Disney Classics piece, my first is the large oriental mushroom from Fantasia. Anyway, just thought you might enjoy the pictures and I wanted to reassure everyone that I will be posting a lose schedule for our upcoming trip (25 days) to go along with my trip report right after we get back. Talk to you soon. Peace.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Classic Caballeros Collection

That's right, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros have been released on dvd together! They are beautifully re-mastered and re-colored to bring new life to these classic films. The color in my opinion was great to begin with, but then I watched this new version. There are parts mainly in Caballeros where you can tell that the color restoration lacked maybe because of the mixture of live action and animation. Other than those couple of parts, the color is amazing. I did also just find out that they are releasing the classic feature The Sword in the Stone on special edition dvd on the 17th of this month. Oh, and Jeff from Iowa, put the corn down, step away from the corn, and watch this movie, you won't regret it. lol. Hope to hear what everyone thinks of this one. Oh, and I'm almost at 30 days! YAY! Here in a couple weeks I plan on posting a rough schedule for our days in Disney World. Stay tuned. Later.