Memory Monday XXI: "Disney Day I: Arrival, Downtown Disney, and Typhoon Lagoon"
So we woke up bright and early, on May 1st, 2015... my 18th Birthday. I wore the button that Kevin and Eric got me the day before, but now I felt like I was not riding people off! We got to the buses, and as I was walking there, a lot of people came up to me to wish me happy birthday. We headed towards Epcot that day, and had a buffet breakfast in a catering hall. After that we went to Soarin, which was a virtual paragliding tour around the country. It was really surreal guys!
After that we then were at the front gates of Epcot, and we then opened the gates, and ran to the other end of the park. Me, Eric, and Kevin, we going to go on Test Track, which is when you build a car, get in it, and it races and performs how you designed it. We created the fastest car, and when the doors opened up at the end of the outside track, we were going 62 mph around a curve. It was insane!
After that we went to Mission Space, where with that crew again, and also now along with Kevin's girlfriend Laura, we took off for Mars. I thought it was going to be really bad, because there are two tracks, green and orange, going up in difficulty, and we did orange, and after a reassurance from Kevin, we went on it, and I had a serious amount of fun.
I then walked around and went to go and find my picture of my two year old self. I wanted to take a photo of me with my younger picture on my 18th birthday. I did, and then I went back inside to want to purchase another one to commemorate the visit on my 18th birthday. I went up to same man who minutes earlier had helped me find my picture, and he said that they didn't do that anymore, and that they stopped doing that in 2007. I was kinda sad, but thanked him, and moved on.
I then started walking around the countries of Epcot. I bought so much Beatles merchandise from England, and had some food in all of the countries, especially in Italy, Mexico, and China. I then got to the China area, when I saw something that I needed to buy. I bought one of those hats that they wear out in the fields when they are planting rice. I still wear it all the time, and I wear it to every single outside softball tournament for my sister's Team Long Island team.
After many hours at Epcot, and a few hundred dollars of crap bought, (which I still have it all!), we went back to the hotel to unwind for a few hours. We all hung out at the pool, and listened to music. That was some fun. We then got on the buses and we went to Animal Kingdom at night, and we had the whole place to ourselves. It was a pretty nice setup, as they had us next to the carnival-looking section of the place, at small round tables. On the DJ microphone, three of my teachers, Mr. Sorkin, Mr. Affala, and of course Mr. Marone told everyone that it was my birthday that day, and everyone sang happy birthday to me. That was very thoughtful.
I then went on Expedition Everest an unprecedented twelve times in a row, without stopping. I paid for it afterwards, but it was all worth it. First I went on it with Kevin and Eric three times, then I went on it with my friend Liam Turner another nine times in a row. At that point, the operations manager of the ride said that we didn't need to leave our seats, unless we felt sick. That was so much fun. I then hung around and talked to my friend Gabby a bit near the end. That was a lot of fun, (wink, wink, smile, smile)
We then left Animal Kingdom at around one in the morning, and got back to the hotel room. We then started having a lightsaber fight again, and started cracking jokes about Kevin, and Eric, and Joe, and me. We had a lot of fun that day, and then it was time to go to sleep for day three.
I hope you enjoyed reading about day two, and stay tuned for the conclusion of this three part series of my senior year Disney Trip, with Day Three including going to Magic Kingdom, our Mass, dinner, and picture taking afterwards, and then our adventures in Hollywood Studios!
Was this a nice way to spend my 18th Birthday? Would you have wanted to do the same thing(s) as I did? Which day was better so far, between the two?
Quotes of the Day: "If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life." - Marcus Garvey
"Faith is love, taking the form of aspiration." - William Ellery Channing
"Don't talk about yourself; it will be done plenty when you leave!" - Wilson Mizner