Monday, April 19, 2010

Disney Vacation Day 2

On Tuesday we went to Epcot. Our first stop (after taking this picture) was over to the Test Track. We ended up getting a Fast Pass because there was already an hour wait time there. After picking up our FP we went over to Mission: Space. We were part of the orange team, which is a more intense ride. According to our mission briefing we would be experiencing forces up to 2.4G which is more than twice the force of the earth's gravitational pull. After our mission briefing we boarded the "space capsule". During this simulation we were able to feel what it is like as astronauts blast off for space. We rocketed around the moon, went into a brief simulated hyper-sleep and finally landed on the red surface of Mars. Then it was time to blast back off to earth.  Tyler loved this ride, maybe one day he will be an astronaut. Speaking from this experience, if you have any type of motion sickness, or do not like to be closed up in small areas, this ride is not for you.

Both Tyler and Kaelyn liked the Test Track. I didn't realize it until I read it, the Test Track is one of Disney's longest and fastest rides. As we were riding, there was one point when we were outside going around on the track that I saw we had reached speeds of 64mph.

 Kaelyn participated in a Wacky Game Show. She was selected along with another little girl from the audience to compete against two boys. They were supposed to stack the Velcro blocks to make a tall structure on the square base. This had to be done in about a minutes time. Whichever team had the tallest structure at the end was the winner. Well Kaelyn and the other girls structure was the tallest at the end, but just as the host called time, their tower fell over. But that was okay, they had fun.
After the girls were finished, they called the dads up on stage. Chuck went up willingly, however the other dad that was up there was a stick in the mud. You could tell he didn't want to be there. Chuck went along with their game and had a good time. He had to diaper and bottle cabbage patch babies then stick them onto the apron that he was wearing. The dad with the most babies on his apron at the end was the winner. You guessed it, Chuck was the winner with five babies on his apron.

For lunch we went to Mexico and ate. Chuck and I ate here a number of years ago when we came to Epcot for our anniversary. Then after eating we went on a romantic little boat ride.

I would have to say that this was the day that we had the warmest weather the entire time we were in Orlando. We still had a good time.

Will be back with day three.


  1. I;ve never been to Epcot... all the others, but never there... sounds like I need to! :)
    How fun that Kaelyn got called up on stage! (and Chuck, too!) Cant wait to hear about day 3!

  2. Were you there on Friday of spring break? It was getting HOT there when we left! Glad y'all had a good time and that your hubby was NOT a stick in the mud!!!!!!!!

  3. It sounds like y'all are having a blast! I've never been to Epcot either, but sounds like I need to!
    Have lots more fun!!

  4. I LOVE the fast passes! When we were at Magical Kingdom we got one for Splash Mountain and didn't realize it was for the time right after their mid-day parade! It was blazing hot and we didn't have to wait five minutes! Loved it!

    That is great that both your daughter and hubby got to participate!
    Looks like you guys had a blast!