My first night here -- not very restful. Woke up around 4:30 am and just gave up. I wrote the blog below and made some coffee in my room - discovering it wasn't very good coffee.
When the daylight appeared I discovered it was a very foggy morning.
I went to the restaurant area and had a wonderful omelet for breakfast.
I was walking into the Magic Kingdom a bit past 8 AM.
I wandered to my favorite ride, Buzz Lightyear. I got a Fast Pass.
My next stop was the Carousel of Progress show. The show opened originally at the New York World Fair in 1964. Then it was brought to Disney World where it has been playing every since, but has received an update on the end. It presents the same family showing the technology changes over the 20th century.
Here's the opening, right at the turn of the century -- the turn of the 20th century that is. (Note: Preview shows that none of the videos are exactly hi-def, but I hope you enjoy anyway.)
Back to Buzz, where I got another Fast Past and then did a ride.
While on the People Mover I noticed the line for the Speedway was rather short. I have not tried that for years.
Back to Buzz again.
After this ride, I walked over to Fantasyland, by the Mad Tea Cups.
The train is real. Walt Disney loved trains and that was one thing he was determined to have at Disney World. If I remember the story right, the old locomotives were found somewhere in South America and excellently restored.
Did a whole loop on the train and then got off at Main Street and walked over to the boat area. Took a boat to Wilderness Lodge.
My lack of sleep was bothering me, so I took a bus to Hollywood Studios and from there got a bus back to my resort hotel. Took a nap and felt like a new person! Back then again to Hollywood Studios, but that's a story for another blog post.