Okay, just how did we get our fill of Disney World with only one and a half days to do it? Park hopping!! We are seasonal passholders, and our tickets allow us to go to any number of parks on any given day, but Disney also has a park hopper option you can add to base tickets. We love this, as we can not only hit more than one park a day, but leave a park if we find it to be too crowded.
We usually go to the Magic Kingdom the first day of our trips, but we were waiting at the hotel for a bus and noticed that busses to other parks were coming and going, and no Magic Kingdom bus was to be found. That means they were super crowded! So we hopped on an Epcot bus and our adventure began.
Isn’t that a great shot of Spaceship Earth? A.K.A. “the golf ball” lol. That shot looks like a postcard…I think I may make it into my screensaver. Spaceship Earth was the first ride we hit, and we had to wait about 30 minutes…quite unusual, as it’s a continuously moving ride and normally you can just walk on.
After that we headed for Test Track and found that, at only 10:30 in the morning, they were already out of Fast Passes and the standby wait was 2 hours!!! Forget it! We chose instead to ride Journey Into Imagination. Afterwards the kiddos played in the area at the end of the ride.
Outside of The Living Seas we stopped and had ourselves a Mickey Ice Cream. Yep, 50 degrees and we were eating frozen treats. Hey, it’s like a law that you have to eat Mickey Ice Cream while at Disney World!
With both Fast Track and Soarin’ out of Fast Passes we decided to leave Epcot and head back to check out our hotel. But we still got a lot done and had a great morning. :) Next post: Magic Kingdom…at night!