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Indian Creek

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  • Day23

    Orlando

    July 20 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Wir holen heute unser Auto für die nächsten 3 Wochen ab. Dieses wartet aber im Hard Rock Hotel auf uns und wir müssen wieder eine Reihe von Bussen nehmen (eigentlich 3 - schlussendlich aber nur 2 + Laufen + Lyft, da wir uns etwas verirren 😂). Auch zur ersten Bushaltestelle laufen wir schon rund 45min, wo wir ziemlich verschwitzt und abgekämpft ankommen (es ist um 9 Uhr bereits gefühlte 30 Grad warm!).
    An der Bushaltestelle werden wir dann auch schon wieder angequatscht. Zuerst bettelt er um 7 Dollar (von uns Weltreisenden erhält er aber nichts🤔😉), wir unterhalten uns etwas mit ihm und zum Schluss sagt er, das Geld wäre eh nur für Zigaretten gewesen.

    Nach der dreistündigen Odysee können wir dann endlich unseren Chevrolet bei Avis entgegennehmen. Wir hatten eigentlich den kleinsten & günstigsten Wagen bestellt - da wir aber in den USA sind, gibt es weder bei Autos noch in Lebensmittelläden „normale“ Grössen.

    Januu, wir sind froh, wieder mobil zu sein und schneller von A nach B zu kommen. Zur Feier des Tages gibts dann einen pandastischen späten Zmittag bei Panda Express! 🐼😃
    Am Nachmittag besuchen wir das härzige Städtchen Winter Park sowie den Lake Eola bei Orlando Downtown. Schliesslich kaufen wir bei Walmart für die kommenden Zmorga & Znacht ein. Wir springen noch kurz in den Pool und lassen den Abend gemütlich bei Kerzenschein ausklingen.
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    Stefan John

    Kung Fu Panda!

    7/21/21Reply
    Mathias John

    😂👍

    7/21/21Reply
    Sina John

    schad gits dä nid in dr schwiiz🥺

    7/21/21Reply
    Mathias John

    Jooo 😕

    7/21/21Reply
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  • Day5

    Sanna, Animal Kingdom lodge

    February 25, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We escaped the bustle of the theme park to Sanna, a resteraunt at Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge. We had their renouned bread service, and a selection of vegan curried vegetables.

    To get back 'home' we decided to transfer to the skyliner at Epcot, which means walking through the park during its evening 'extra magic' hours. We took the opportunity to grab some good pictures and a quick ride on Test Track (which had opened a day early from its refurbishment). We seemed to attract a few glitches as our touch screen in the pre-ride car design area of Test Track and the speaker in our car (#32) was cutting out.Read more

    Was this place as good as advertised?

    2/27/20Reply
    Alex Murphy

    It was nice, lots of different flavours, I (Alex) didn't eat the spicy stuff but it was really good.

    3/2/20Reply
     
  • Day8

    Hollywood Studios

    February 28, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Friday was our last full day at Disney, so we made an earlier start in the hope of getting another opportunity go at Rise of the Resistance. Irritatingly, when we arrived we found the Skyliner wouldn’t open for nearly half an hour, and a long queue had already formed. The Skyliner opened at 08:30, by the time we had boarded, lined up again for our connecting ‘flight’ from Caribbean Beach and gotten through bag check it was after nine and the park had been open several minutes, allowing us to join only the 123rd boarding group. Only the first 64 groups are guaranteed to be accommodated, but we managed to get in previously as part of the 124th group, so we weren’t too disheartened.

    Having gotten into the park, we decided to queue up for Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster. We played the Toy Story games on the Disney parks app whilst we waited, by the time we boarded we had waited 1hr 15mins (easily the longest time we had waited) and people joining the queue were expected to wait about two hours. Despite being a ‘low’ season at Disney, this had been typical of the kinds of waits and this was one of the few times we lined up without a fastpass for a major attraction.

    We finished the morning with coffee and fastpass attractions and some shopping and trading for pins, allowing Dan to complete a set of pins for the very first time as well as picking up some pins with designs related to significant events or attractions from this trip.
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  • Day5

    Disney Animal Kingdom

    February 25, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Tuesday was our Animal Kingdom day. We kicked off with a fastpass for Filight of Passage, a fantastic ride that always attracts big crowds and long lines. We followed that up with snacks (we are waaaay behind the curve on using our pre-paid snack credits on our dining plan) and a bit of shopping before our second FP at Expedition Everest.

    The crowds and queues were still huge, to the point that it was difficult to even move about through the throngs, we think as a result of the Run Disney event that had happened at the weekend. To avoid endless lines we decided to concentrat mostly on non-ride activites, other than those we had fastpasses for.

    We headed to Dinoland USA where a special character event was on. We met the richest duck in the World - Scrouge McDuck himself, along with his trusty chaufer/pilot Launchpad McQuack. We also managed to grab a picture with some 'dinosaurs' who looked suspiciously familar. We capped off our time in Dinoland with our fastpass for the Dinosaur ride.
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  • Day5

    Disney Animal Kingdom, Discovery Island

    February 25, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We took a late lunch by a pond with beautiful local birds looking on; being after the lunch rush, the resteraunt seating area seemed like an oasis of calm after the crowds on the main thoroughfares. Guests are asked not to feed the birds, so we must attribute the fact that more and more birds came to sit by Alex during our meal to her distinctive plumage (which did match a few of the more colourful feathers around).

    We caught Finding Nemo, the Musical at one of the park's theaters; Dan preferrs its predecessor 'Tarzan Rocks' but Alex is a big fan of the show. We finished our time at Animal Kingdom with a 'night blossom' slushy drink from the Pongu Pongu kiosque in Pandora.
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  • Day6

    Slinky dog dash

    February 26, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We were keen to have another go at Rise of the Resistance, but decided against facing the early start and scrum of people trying to get in at park opening that day (an essential requirement to get a chance). Instead we kicked off our Wednesday at the Disney Hollywood Studios Park with a leisurely, late-morning coffee and Pretzel on 'Hollywood boulevard' before heading to our fast pass bookings.

    Although it had been attracting hours long queues throughout our stay, we hadn't expected much from the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster. At a glance it looks like a fairly run of the mill, out door steel coaster; whilst that is mostly true there are some cool details in the theming. The mechanism itself also seemed a little unusual, with the lift hills acting in a 'launch' style, rather than the conventional slow drag to the top, like a gentle version of rock'n' roller-coaster or the French Space Mountain.
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    I love slinky!

    3/8/20Reply
     
  • Day6

    "Get your elbows off the table! "

    February 26, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    For the afternoon we headed to the First Time in Forever, Frozen sing along show. It's good fun, but we had one eye on our watches because of our 14:00 reservation at the 50s Primetime Cafe, just across the square. We got out of the show a few minutes late, which raised our stress levels a little, but we none the less arrived right in the middle of our 10minute check-in window.

    The Cafe was running behind on its reservations, so it was a 'hurry up and wait' situation, but the bar area (themed on a 50s dinner/kitchen) was pretty cool. The cast in the resteraunt role-play aunts/cousins in the 50s so it was made very clear we were expected to clear our plates; some less well behaved guests at an adjacent table recieved a yell of 'get your elbows off my table'. Forutnately we had been tipped-off about that house rule ahead of time and emerged with stickers to show our membership of the "official clean plates club" (although Alex completely cheated by covering the remains of her meal with her napkin!).

    By the time we emerged from the Prime Time Cafe a fairly heavy rain had started, further cooling the unseasonably chilly day. The wait times at Epcot looked much more favourable, so decided to head over there; Dan was keen to take the 'friendship' boat, whilst Alex wanted the Skyliner, so naturally we took the Skyliner. We were treated to a substantial roll and frequent announcements that the service may be terminated at any time due to the strong winds.
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    Those shakes are really good.

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  • Day4

    Disney Animal Kingdom

    February 24, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We kicked off the day at Animal Kingdom; we had intended to get there early enough to get onto flight of passage without a huge wait. Sadly we were a little slow, so went on Navi River journey instead (a new one for me).

    The plan had been to get on a couple of rides before swooping over to the Polynesian villiage resort for a late breakfast, but the wait times ratcheted up quite quickly, Every time we approached an attraction we found its wait time had lept 20 to 30 minutes longer since we set off on the 5minute walk to get there.

    In the event we had a good walk round, bought a few trading pins and then headed out just as the park was opening to non-Disney resort guests to head to breakfast.
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    Sounds like a busy day!

    2/25/20Reply
     
  • Day12

    Temperatursturz

    February 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Guten Morgen aus dem Floridianischen Winter. Wir sind bei knapp über 10 Grad in den Hollywood Studios und versuchen nochmal unser Glück bei Rise of the Resistance.

    Ansonsten haben wir uns heute Parkhopping vorgenommen. Unter dem Motto „Hop until you drop“ wollen wir versuchen, heute nochmal alle 4 Parks zu besuchen. Im Idealfall endet unser letzter Tag dann heute im Magic Kingdom, bevor es morgen leider wieder nach Hause geht...Read more

  • Day3

    Disney Hollywood Studios

    February 23, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Sunday morning we woke early again, so we decided to try and jump in the virtual queue for the new Rise of the Resistance attraction in the Hollywood Studios park. Via the Skyliner, It took a little under 30 minutes from leaving our hotel building to being inside the park, despite a hefty morning rush and queuing up for a real stickler at the bag check.

    That had us arriving a few minutes after the park opened (you can join the virtual queue from opening time, as long as you are inside). That landed us in the 124th boarding group; they only guarantee to get through 64 groups in a day, so we weren't hopeful. We decided to checkout the new Galaxy's Edge (aka Blackspire Outpost) anyway.

    On arriving, we were pretty bowled over by the detail in the theming - we actually spent time gawping at the bins and lamposts at the entrance. We spent a good chunk of the morning checking out the shops and food offerings, as well as the Blackspire outpost quests on the Play Disney app (which can trigger certain sound effects around the outpost).
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