Archive | September 11, 2011

Orlando Trip – Part 2

Part 1 is here

27 Aug – Today our plan was to visit Sea World. We watched enough of shamus, dolphins,  sharks, whales, walruses, penguins, flamingos, different color jelly fishes and stingrays for the day… There was paddle boat that is my all time favorite but we couldn’t go as it was closed due to weather condition 😦 my luck is very famous.. And hey we saw “kanagambaram” flower at Sea world. You can see the orange flower in pictures below.. In the evening Adi played in sand box to her hearts content and then we watched shamu show and called it a day.

28 Aug – Checked out of the hotel and drove to Disney world that was around 20 miles away.  The resort check-in line was too long so we decided to drive to the theme park and come back and check-in at night.  The first day at Disney was spent on Magic kingdom. Its not like the other park where you park the car and walk to entrance. From parking lot you have to take a tram to ticket center and then take a monorail or ferry boat to reach the park entrance.  We entered the park around 12pm and stayed back till 12am as we were entitled to use the extra magic hours from 9pm to 12 am that is exclusive for people who choose to stay in Disney resorts.  The park has been split into different lands. We spent most of our time at Fantasyland and Tomorrowland as we had plans to visit this park one more day. Adi’s favorite rides were “Dumbo the flying elephant” , “Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin” and “Speedway“.  The 3pm parade was cancelled at last minute due to weather conditions blame it on my luck 😦 but we watched the 9pm “Wishes Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks show. It was brilliant is the least to say. Returned to All star movies disney resort around 1am. Checked in and hit the sack at 2am.

29 Aug – We planned park visits based on the extra magic hours. Today it was Hollywood Studios that had magic hours from 10pm to 1am. Reached the park around 9:30 am and spent rest of the day around till 11pm watching different shows,  riding on selected attractions and of course dumping snacks and food at regular intervals. We watched live shows like “Beauty and the beast“, “Lights, Motors, Action extreme stunt show with cars” (Lightning McQueen was at his best) and  “Indians Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular”. Adi’s favorite ride at this park was “Toy Story Midway Mania” and believe it or not the average wait time for this ride was 90 minutes even at extra magic hour.  This was a 3D shooting game. We missed live finale show of “American Idol Experience”  due to bad timings.  We were third in line to get into auditorium and the lady said “auditorium is full” 😦 and I got ear full from M and Adi.. So, after this experience we reached the amphitheater at 7:30 pm for the 8:30 pm Fantasmic show and watched the crowd in awe as the theater was half full at 7:30 pm. Looks like there are crazy people than us.. Reached hotel half past 11pm and fell on the bed literally..

Please bear with my travel tales people next post will be last in this series 🙂

To be continued…

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