Hank – So we spent the day at Disney World. I’m not a huge fan of amusement parks any more but we’re here and the last thing I want to see is the disappointment on anyone’s face when they’re saying, “You were right there and you didn’t go?” So I took one for the team.
The one thing I miss about amusement parks is the rides. I used to be able to spin and go upside down and get shaken to pieces on wooden roller coasters, but not any more. Now that I qualify for the senior rate–in most places–rides like that make me motion sick. Not show-off-how-much-you-can-eat-at-the-buffet sick, but more like a I-have-a-pounding-headache-and-want-to-take-a-nap sick. And that’s worse because you can move on and recover after emptying the contents of your stomach. And you and your friends can make light of it for the rest of the day, too. “Oh, man, you hit the mom and all of her three kids, man!” “Dude, you shut the ride down for fifteen minutes.” “Did you see the guy who had to clean it up? I bet he was the new guy. The new guy always gets shafted.” And so on. But there’s no humor in a man who’s complaining of a headache and wants to sleep.
So what did we do? We went on the most intense ride first. Mission: Space combines G-forces, visual stimuli, and claustrophobia. It was really, really cool. Each of us four people in the pod had two buttons to push at appointed times. One of mine was when we were under however many G-forces they subject you to. I was struggling just to reach forward and push a simple button. Once the ride was over my equilibrium was off and I had a headache and wanted to take a nap. That wasn’t going to happen because they don’t have an adult napping area at Disney World. So we walked over to the World Showcase and strolled through the different countries for a couple of hours. After couple of ibuprofen and a pizza and glass of wine at an Italian restaurant I was feeling much better.
Another cool ride we did was Soarin’ Around The World. I enjoyed that very much and it didn’t affect me in a negative way because it’s all visual and not physical. We were also going to do the Test Track near the end of the day but the wait line was over an hour and we’d had a long day so we skipped it.
I think we lucked out in that we went on a day when the temps were in the 40s and 50s with a strong wind blowing so the day was cold by Florida standards. The park wasn’t all that crowded although it did pick up later in the day.
Kathy – What’s not to love being at Disney World! ✨ We spent the day in Epcot which I really enjoyed. No equilibrium issues for me. I am fine with all the movements and dizziness of the rides. Lucky me. The weather was a bit cold but I brought my stocking hat and gloves which made it perfect. I enjoyed all the rides we went on and visiting all the different countries in The World Center.
There are a magnitude of shops and restaurants to chose from in Epcot. I was pleased getting a meal and resting a bit helped Hank out today. We aren’t much into buying all the souvenir stuff. I would much rather spend my money on photos for lasting memories. We had a few professional pics taken and we will add a few more tomorrow before deciding which ones to purchase. I would say this place is making a ton of money when I seen the purchases others were making.
So we got in a good 10+ miles of walking around this beautifully landscaped place. We enjoyed our day with the rides and sites. The best part was seeing all the cute little kids faces expressing joy and excitement as they experienced the park. They are so adorable. Overall we had a Magical Day! ✨🏰🧚♀️🎟🌐🌟🎄💫🦄☀️😎🎉🌠🧚♂️