I Disneyed the shit outta Disney World yesterday. Woke up at 6:50 and left at 7:30. Got to the parks at 10:20 (took exactly 2:50 to get from Boca to Animal Kingdom with no stops) and went on a bunch of rides. Expedition Everest had almost no line so I did it 3 times. Also did the Dinosaur ride and Kilimanjaro Safari. Both are cool and seeing all the living animals on the safari ride is really cool. I got to check out the new Avatar land and while I didn't love the movie that land is cool. The simulated floating islands are neat. Sadly I didn't do the Avatar rides cause I got there too late and there were already hours long lines for them. The Fast Passes for those rides are completely booked weeks in advance. I plan to get there at opening next Friday and go straight to those rides. Then around 1 I wanted to buy a Figment key chain, because Figment is sweet, and the only place it's available is EPCOT. So I was off to EPCOT. Got there, bought the chain and then did the Figment ride and The Land which is a nice calm boat ride with a bunch of botany info. I also used a Fast Pass Soarin' and that ride is really fun. After that it started to rain so I figured it would be a good idea to go to the Magic Kingdom cause people would be leaving to not get wet. Got there around 5 and stayed until close at 10. I got to do the most at that park. Space, Thunder and Splash mountains, The People Mover, the new-ish 7 Dwarfs ride, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and my favorite ride in all of Disney: The Carousel of Progress. Also watched the firework show and it was pretty. It's fun how they project onto the castle and make it look totally different. Got a little emotional during that show thinking about my mother so that was kinda touching. All I bought all day in the parks was that key chain for $6. In between Animal Kingdom and EPCOT I drove out of Disney to get lunch at Taco Bell. In the Parks just a soda costs $5 and at the Bell I got my whole meal for like $7 so that was a good way to save some cash. Because I plan to go almost every week I decided to take a bunch of notes about the logistics of a 1 day round trip. Like I said, it took 2:50 to get there in the morning with no stops, but at night (I left the parking lot at 10:30 and arrived home at 1:25) it only took 2:55 to get home and that was with a bathroom and gas stop. The round trip, with driving to the different parks and driving off-campus to get food was 392.1 miles. It took just over 1 and 1/4 tanks of gas round trip. That translates into about $43.75 in gas. The round trip tolls were just under $25 and my lunch was $7. That means I can go to and from Disney for a grand total of $75.75. That's not so bad. I blow more than that on random junk most weeks anyway so I can cut back on all that trash and spend it on my Disney trips instead. I spent $339.74 for the annual, weekday pass. Last week I only went to EPCOT and this week I park hopped. A 1 day, 1 park ticket for FL residents is $109. A 1 day, park hopper ticket for FL residents is $136.50. So between my 2 visits I would have spent $245.50 without my annual pass. That means next week, even if I only go to 1 park, I will have already gotten my monies worth out of buying the annual pass. Next week I plan to do those Avatar rides like I said at Animal Kingdom and also go to Hollywood Studios since that's the only park I haven't been to yet. I'm sure once I get there my plans will change and it's fun to just go wherever I want on a whim. I had an amazing time yesterday. I loved every minute of it, even the parts when I was getting wet from the rain. Disney just makes me smile and puts me in a good mood. I can't wait to do it again next week. I took a bunch of pics but slideshows are corny so I'm only going to post 2. I like this one because it shows how well Disney manages to make Animal Kingdom feel wild while also very staged. The mountain of course is Expedition Everest. And my Figment key chain. Well worth $6 because Figment is cool! That black key on the left is my beautiful new RAV key and the green background is the footrest of my nursing easy chair you guys already know about.