How I Spent Leap Day

You can read the original post at Texas Travel Girl

Hey Everyone!

I have been in recovery mode from my adventure that occurred two weeks ago. Honestly, things have been crazy busy at work… phone duty, computer systems crashed, phones crashed, dealing with that psychotic attorney and well adjusting claims is a crazy business anyway. Then to top it all off, I came down with a very very nasty bout of the flu, which believe me I am still battling, but at least I can get my bottom out of bed and see the sun shine.

So onto more important matters how did I spend leap day?

Those of you that know me, know I am a self proclaimed Dis-Nerd, so it is not a shock that I fell victim to Disney’s One More Day Campaign, and spent 24 hours at the World.

Anyway, it is time for the very crazy long post about the very crazy Leap Day!

If I could only use one word on how I would describe this experience? Awesome. Without a doubt, it was an amazing day.

We woke up at 4:30am quickly got ready and walked over to our bus stop to catch the first bus of the morning, which didn’t arrive until 5:20 not 5 am.

(NOTE to My future self, when they say buses start a 5 am they don’t mean buses will be ready to take you to the park at 5 am, they mean they will start their routes).

Not going to lie, I was starting to feel a moment of panic that I would miss the Welcome Show, and get a late start on my extra day as I had major plans and I was going to accomplish every single one of them. 🙂

We arrived got through the security line, to get into the park. It really was an amazing event, camera crews, radio Disney, cast members, and 1000s of Crazed Disney Fans all in close proximity of each other, any sleepy-ness I had going on vanished instantly because of the positive energy that was surrounding me.

By time I realized I really was about to spend 24 hours at Disney, the Welcome Show Started.

We waited anxiously for the Welcome Show to end, while waiting we were able to establish the game plan for the first 20 minutes, get in, get a locker, get t-shirts…. get to space mountain 🙂

The count down started… 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1…. Ready Break

we ran over to the lockers, got our locker and then ran to get our leap day t-shirts, that was utter madness, by 6:15 we were done and on our way to Tomorrow Land.

We walked in the fog to Tomorrowland, amazed at how small the crowds were (at this time) it was empty and it was amazing!

We hopped in line for Space Mountain and waited approx 10 minutes, jumped on the ride, and off we went.

Afterwards, I decided I wanted to go ahead and ride Tomorrowland Speedway, I jumped in line and waited for 5 minutes and took off! Needless to say I won, yep I took those 10 year olds on!

ready to race
vroom vroom

We enjoyed Philar Magic Next, I LOVE this show, when I pay 3D premiums at the theater this is the 3D experience I expect, and well NEVER get.

We rode Snow White’s Scary Adventures, I plan on dedicating an entire post to this gem in the future, I am so sad it is being retired 🙁 we waited maybe 5 minutes for this ride, which believes me NEVER happens.

R.I.P Snow White

We ride the Carousel next, sigh, I love Prince Charming, and I learned that Cinderella has a favorite horse. Did you know that?

I took on the Sword & The Stone, clearly I am no King Arthur.

Not King Arthur…

We rode It’s a Small World, and got the lovely song stuck in our heads, because let’s face it, it really is a small small world…

I met Tiana, and she offered to make us Gumbo because the frog that was with me was hungry.

We then decided to walk over to the Haunted Mansion, and take a break and ride the dark ride. The wait was less than 10 minutes, but we decided to take our time and get pics of the line queue. Which is kinda our thing, we love taking pics of line queues. Nobody can stage a line like Disney. I will post these pics a later date, this line is entertainment in it’s self. 😉

Made it through that line and got away with getting one photo in the stretching line before a cast member kindly reminded us no flash photography… he was quick, as we snapped that pic before the doors were even closed.

I know shame on us…

After that we were off to Tink’s Nook, were I was lucky enough to meet Vidia & Tink, both were super awesome and super adorable. In fact I fell in love with Tink’s Nook, and I would return later that evening.

After meeting Tink, we decided to get on Magic Carpets, and according to my ride partner I stink at flying the carpets, apparently you should go up and down, not just stay up, however the photopass guy got an amazing shot of us on the carpets.

We then walked over and I was able to meet Ariel & Eric. Which was a trip, I asked Ariel if I could get a pick with only Eric, which made her sad but when my partner in crime offered to keep her company, she wasn’t sad any longer, and took off, which made for a great laugh.

We walked over to my favorite ride, at the Magic Kingdom, the Jungle Cruise, the jokes are the same they always have been, but they crack me up every time. Hey what can I say, I am easy to please.

The best part, we were asked by the Facebook advertising team to take a photo for the page. We gladly agreed.

You can see the photo here

Our Jungle Boat Skipper

After that we decided to head back over to Tomorrowland and take break and watch the Laugh Floor, and seriously that show is super cute. I have never watched it before. Yeah I know, I am getting my Dis-Nerd card pulled by some of you, but hey normally I don’t have time to do it, today I did, and it will be on my list from now on.

It was now time to walk to The Plaza for our lunch reservation, while waiting for our table we were able to catch the Move It, Shake It Parade. This parade was fun to watch, however by time I caught it for the fifth time that day, I would start to be slightly annoyed… but only slightly (hey I was sleep deprived!)

Oh by the way… it is only 11:35 am.

Stay tuned for tomorrow to see what we accomplished after my yummy lunch at the Plaza

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge