For my twenty-first Memory Monday, I am going to write about the beginning of a truly magical trip. I am going to write about one of my favorite trips that I have ever taken. I am going to write about the first day of the trip, and highlight the three main points, my arrival in Florida, my going to Downtown Disney, and Typhoon Lagoon at night.
I woke up for the plane at two in the morning on April 30th, 2015. I go showered, got dressed, took by backpack and suitcase, and then got in the car. I was driven by my father to the parking lot of Kellenberg, to get on a school bus with my friends to go to the airport. I was sitting with my roommates, my good friends Kevin Finnegan, Eric Burel, and Joe Casals, (They have been in all three of the Get to Know Me Betters, Part I, II, and III.)
We then left the school, designated as Plane A-1, the first plane out, (yes, like the steak sauce), at 2:30 and we went to John F. Kennedy International Airport over in Queens. We got their around 3:15. We went through security and then waited for about an hour and a half at the terminal for takeoff. We then boarded the plane at around five, and then took off at around 5:30. My friends all bugged me on the flight down, because the girl that I liked, was sitting a few rows behind me, and they were all telling me to look at her, and to go sit with her, and all types of things. After about a two hour flight, we came down in Orlando, Florida at around 7:30 in the morning, we all got our luggage, and drove on a coach bus with our chaperones, for a short drive to our hotel in Disney. We stayed at the All-Star movie resort, in the Toy Story part of the place.
We then got the option to do one of two things, to either stay in the complex and go in the pool and the arcade, or get on a trolley, and after a very short ride, go to Downtown Disney. Me and my friends chose to do the latter, and go to Downtown Disney. My friend Kevin got me a pin to wear around, to show that it was my birthday, as my eighteenth birthday was the next day. We ate some great food down there, I can easily say that, and I was able to buy my sister a nice Frozen phonecase. I also freaked out a bit in the Lego Store, not going to lie here, but also, so did Kevin and Eric too!
Also, I was challenged in a bowling match, by Kevin, Eric, and a few more of my friends. Lets just say you should never challenge the Captain, and MVP, of the Varsity Boys Team, if you don't have the skills to back up all the hype, and the talk. I beat them badly, and made them have to pay for my drinks and small appetizers for everyone at the Bowling Alley. They also had to pay for my shoe rental, and also for my total cost of renting the two lanes. That felt really good you know!
After spending a great deal of the day in Downtown Disney, and after all the planes were landed and down in Florida. We all came back to the hotel, for our briefing that night, and what to do in Typhoon Lagoon. It is a huge water park down there, and it was a lot of fun. They had a really strong wavepool, that me and my friends went all the way to the deepest part, and rode out some really strong waves! It was that night also, that I learned about my really good friend Joe Natale, and his family moving down south to Georgia. We talked on the side of the Lagoon for hours with our feet barely in the water, listening to the relaxing country music they were playing. It was a lot of fun that night.
Now in what I thought would be one of the last conversations I would ever have with Joe face to face, you would think we would talk about serious issues in our lives. College, moving, politics.. no not at all! Instead, we talked about Xbox 360, Xbox One, the state of the two newest Call of Duty's, Call of Duty: Ghosts (which blew ass), and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, (which was better, but not as good as Treyarchs games at all!), and then most of all, and most importantly, all the minute details about the Zombies mode in Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and at that time, speculation on it in the newest game, coming out in that November Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
It was a really fun first day down in Disney, with a lot more things that I can't list here, because then the post would be so very long. I kept in the best parts, and I hope that this was an enjoyable first part of this three part segment! Next Monday, the next part comes out, which is Day Two, which includes my Birthday, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom at night!
I will be uploading some photos from that day down below. I hope you enjoy them!
Have you ever been to Disney? If you have, out of the two places I went that day, which was your favorite? Would you want to go to the two places I described in this part of the long Disney memory?
Quotes of the Day: "Everything that is made is beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of the one who sees." - Rumi
"Ambition is but avarice on stills, and masked." - Walter Savage Landor
"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." - Thomas Mann
The first time I ever sang in the church choir, too hundred people changed their religion!" - Fred Allen