October 23, 2003 – from WDW

Hello! Blogging LIVE from FutureWorld in Epcot, where the JAMMITORS are beating their drums behind me. Really!

The Funai Golf Classic is happening at one of the golf courses across the street from the Polynesian. Our arcade has been ‘closed’ since we arrived. This morning we found out why. Phil Mickelson stays here at the Poly w/his family, and they actually take over the arcade and make it a quarters for the NANNIES. No joke. We heard this from a member of the Poly staff who has been here over 20 years. Hmpf! Grumpy Phil can’t give his nannies a real room?

Yesterday we went to MGM, and boy howdy it was crowded. We don’t understand why — last Oct. it was wonderful. We got a fastpass for the Tower of Terror, but it was for SIX hours later. All we did there was do the Muppets 3D movie (a must-see), eat lunch, and bolt. Hung at the Poly for a smidge. Went to Epcot for more of the Food and Wine Festival for dinner. Watched Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and headed to Disney’s Boardwalk for evening activities.

Tonight’s fun was at Jellyrolls, an over-21 dueling pianos/singalong club. It started off slowly — everyone and their aunt was requesting Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Meatloaf. But we spent a few hours there (and tossed back a few) and had a great time.

Today we let room service bring us our breakfast (David: pancakes, me: ham and cheese omelet) and headed out to see the Martial Arts Festival at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. That means we take the bus to Disney/MGM studios, and then another bus to WWoS. Ooops. The WWoS driver tells us that the Martial Arts thingy starts tomorrow. D’oh! David, my green belt warrior, is bummed.

SO…we end up at MGM again. Still insanely crowded. STILL a huge wait for Tower of Terror. We take a “FriendShip” from MGM to Epcot and walk around World Showcase. At Canada, we decide to split up. David headed back to the room, and I stayed to watch Off Kilter perform at Canada. I did the “Single Riders” line at Mission:SPACE (only a 5 min wait) and now I’m here, blogging.

Tonight we have tickets for Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba at 9pm. I have no expectations for it…so I should be pleased. My vacation’s slipping away quickly. And my cold is doing better. I should be fine by the time—I head back to work. Figures, hm?

Oh well, it could be worse — I could be Phil Mikkelson’s nanny.

Wish you were here!

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