Monday, February 9, 2009

disney world

   I just got home from a 12 hour day at Disney World.

   And then had to promptly turn right back around and evacuate the building, due to a fire. For real. A ton of fire trucks showed up, sirens blaring, along with the Fire Chief, heading up the whole dog and pony show. We patrons all straggled outside, nobody judging anybody else for the bizarre combinations of pajamas and outerwear that were being paraded around because truly, we all belonged to the same motley and displaced crew.  

  But the fire was put out. And while everyone was waiting for the elevators to be turned back on, I decided to take the eleven flights of stairs to my room. It wasn't too bad, actually. I figured I could use the exercise after all the treats I had today.  

   Which brings me back to Disney World.

    All of its Florida-warm-weather-roller-coastering-Lion-King-Festival-watching-churro-and-ice-cream-eating-safari-riding-which-means-seeing-crocs-and-white-rhinos-and-lions-tower-of-terror-dropping-till-my-guts-feel-like-they-might-have-been-left-at-the-top-of-the-ride-Mexico-looks-like-the-night-sky-eating was truly fun.  

    I mean, good--no great!--clean fun.   

    And though I don't usually buy swag--especially theme park swag--a group of us all decided to buy some and wear it proudly. I mean, there aren't that many places in the world where you can comfortably put on a pair of over-sized mouse ears and still be taken seriously. 

    Plus, mine were way on sale.  

     Anyway, here we are, mugging for the camera. The kind British lady who snapped the image of us all posing quite dramatically without even planning to asked, Are you drama students, then?

     I yelled out, What? Us?! Why we've never been on the stage a day in our lives...


      Don't worry, afterwards I did explain that we sort of make our living on the stage, so don't walk around thinking that I am a liar after reading this blog.  

      Anyway, here we are in all of our Disney swag...

     And tomorrow, back to real life. If being on tour can ever be considered that. Plus, I get to hang out with my brother, who randomly and wonderfully enough, is here in Orlando on a business conference...Life is good. Wouldn't you agree?


jason said...

aw, EPCOT, what fun. That's the one place I really miss being here in CA and only visiting Disneyland. I hope you got School Bread from Norway!

kathiek said...

Great pic! I am glad you had such a great time, before you were evacuated from your building, that is! Yikes! You're not staying at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort by any chance, are you? That's where John is right now, until Wednesday.

Jessica Latshaw said...

Boo--no school bread!!!! I didn't even know about school bread, but it sounds delicious!

and nope--not staying in a Disney Resort, unfortunately!

jason said...

If you happen to go back, there are three places you would love.

1) Norway Bakery, School Bread. You HAVE to do it.
2) Wilderness Lodge, a restaurant called "Whispering Canyon." They have free refills on Milkshakes!!! It's a dream come true!
3) Ohana in the Polynesian. It's all you can eat delicious Hawaiian food like steak and shrimp on skewers. Amazing.

Did you do Toy Story Mania again?

The DJF said...

I spent my lay-off from tour at Disney. I did a full seven days of Disney from open to close. It was quite the experience. I still haven't written about it/posted any pictures/put up any videos. I need to do that.

Mom said...

What Disney NOT real life?????

When I go to Disney, I always feel so close to my Dad; he was so proud of Disney World and proud of his company's creation, Space Mountain.

It may not be real life, but it sure makes me happy!

jason said...

Mom, did he have anything to do with the Disneyland version of Space Mountain, too?

Jessica Latshaw said...

Donnel--that is so amazing that you got to spend a week straight there! Did you go with friends, or solo?

Jase-those places sound fantastic! The hard part about going to Disney for just 1 day is that there is just no way you can do everything!

Mom--I also feel so proud of Grandpa when I go to DW--and Space Mountain is still my absolute favorite roller coaster, hands down!

Jenna Latshaw said...

looks like so much fun!