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September 4, 2000, we go with an interval of 12 years back to Florida. The first
week we stayed in a hotel in Orlando.
On September 10, we went to the Disney hotel. We had booked for 10 days.
We had the flex pass. The entrance were included. We stay in the All
Star Music Resort. A very big complex. There were 2 swimming pools, a shop and a
cafeteria, where you get a breakfast in the morning .
In the evening you can eat a pizza and chips, salad etc. When you buy a mug,
then is the rest of your staying, free from drinks, if you put it in the mug.
Before the entrance of the hotel, the buses are waiting to bring you to the
The hiring car that we had
for that time, we bring it back, we don't needed the car for those 10 days. Also
in the evening was it possible to go with the bus to Downtown Disney.
There were so many new things, but for that had enough time to see that.
middle of the park was the Tree of Live. This tree were used for the attraction
"It's tough to be a Bug".
Animal Kingdom have been
divided in Oasis, Discovery Island here stand the Tree or Live,
here were given the shows Pocahontas
and her Forest Friends and the Lion King, Africa here you could make a safari
with Kilimanjaro Safari then go you with a big four wheel drive car to the
inland country, you can see all kinds of animals and Pagini Forest Exploration
Trail, Asia here is Flight of Wonders and River Rapids and Rafiki's Planet Watch here is the Wild
Life Express Train.
In the middle of the park
is the Tree stand or Live. This tree were used for the attraction "It's
tough to be a Bug".
planned one day for Animal Kingdom, so far it was good. The shows were great.
You must be there on time, so you can take the pictures and to have a good
sight. At the end of the afternoon we went to Mickey and Minnie.
first day was over. Back to the hotel for dinner and than by bus to Downtown Disney.
went to the Disney MGM Studios. We had never seen this park before. The weather
was again brilliant.
First we looked at the
ground-plan and decided, what we must see this day, and than we can come back an
other day. First we visited a show, it began half past ten.
spectacular show during 30 minutes full explosive and ammunition, with airplanes
and where Indiana Jones it still survived
on our way to Studios Backlot Tour, with a car-train along all kinds of events,
among other things an inundation and an earthquake, where a tank car falls
downstairs and goes on fire.
shows: Voyage of the Little Mermaid, The Hunchback of the Notre Dame, a musical.
And the musical Beauty and the Beast.
afternoon the parade Mulan came along, a big parade with beautiful cars. But the
culminating-point of this park, was certainly the show of the evening. It began
at eight o'clock, when it was getting dark. We
were largely in time, to get good places. The show is certainly the worthwhile.
He was in one word glorious. They show a boat which is totally lightened with
many characters. At the end of the show a huge firework. The photos are not so
good most of them, a few photos you can see something. After the
show it took a while, before you get out of the park. So many people who want to
go home, to the cars and buses. At the end of the show it seems we get rain, but
it stays dry. But a very successful.
It's Saturday and it's raining so hard, and it looks that
there coming no changes today. We must buy something in a shop in Epcot Center.
we going by bus, but first we buy an umbrella. And full good spirit on our way. It is a pity of the electric parade, because that's not going
through by rain, since we never see that parade in America.
This day we keep seeing the park and we go to Downtown Disney.
There we walk at least dry. It's everywhere busy in the shops and restaurants.
But we stay till late in the evening and have all the time of the world.
After dinner we went and looked at Disney Quest. There you
could do, so many interactive games. We did the animated course.With
as result, that you get a diploma, when you do it well. Of course everybody
could get that diploma, but we found one enough. Just a pleasure for the scrap-book. We drink something and we
go further. There were so much to see and do. After 1 hour we go to Pleasure
Island. And looked in the shops. There were also a special Lego shop with
outside all kinds of lego-figures.
To Pleasure Island we could go in the evening, after nine
o'clock, without paying only we get a bracelet, because we stay in a Disney
Every day another color bracelet.
half of the time behind us. Still 5 days to go and than we moved on. Today we
went first to Magic Kingdom. Many new things are not there. The attraction with
Winnie the Pooh and Toontown we did not see it before.
took first the other things like: Peter Pan, the Pirates of the Caribbean and It's a small world,
those thing stay funny.
the shops, here we buy again and again. And still they have other things, than
in Disneyland Paris and more. Even to
eat and much drinking (cold water).
On our way
to Toontown. A look in Minnie's house, here under the pictures of the house, the
room and the kitchen.
we had made also pictures from Mickey's house.
house, the bedroom and the sitting room.
it was time for the parade
"Disney's Magical Moments Parade", who was as usually
so nice. We were sitting upstairs
by the station, from where you can see the parade coming out the Main Street. We
see also the show "Disney Mania".
We buy some presents for the grandchildren and than we went by bus back to the
hotel for swimming. The weather was still lovely.
we went to Epcot Center. Yesterday we brought the whole day by the swimming
pool of the hotel. The weather was great, and a day of rest, was very welcome. First of
all we hold a fastpass for the Test Track. About two hours we can in that
attraction. We also go to Carousel of Progress. We had now
time to see the countries. Norway had a big attraction. After
visited all kind of countries, we became at America, and there were Mickey and
Minnie, they walked around the place. Beautiful
clothes / costumes they wear.
Late in the
Millennium parade "Tapestry of Nations" came along at 18.30 hours and this were repeat at
in the evening. After this
we eat something, because we want to stay for the firework Illuminations
2000:Reflections of Earth above the World Showcase Lagoon. It's
a pity that those pictures are not clear. But it was
picture of Epcot 2000 is our trip to Disney World finished.
still two days for all kinds of things to do, what we will see twice or more
fantastic and we hope come back soon, but now first is Disneyland California
turn to visit it, after several years.