Started off my morning walking over to the Boardwalk to check out their gingerbread stand. Then hopped on a bus to the Magic Kingdom. Wandered around Main Street and made my way into Adventureland. Back to the hub to find the rest of my group that had just arrived. Made my way into Liberty Square to play Sorcerers and go for a cruise. The river boat was closed for another hour so instead we visited the Country Bears and then hopped on the rail road to Fantasyland. The plan was to visit the Peoplemover but it was down so returned to Main Street. The others went for a funnel cake and I stopped by the Skipper Canteen for pictures then Casey’s for a quick bite to eat. Took the ferry to the TTC and then Star Wars Monorail to Epcot. Listened to a set by the All-American Music Machine and then walked through Innoventions East and West before strolling through World Showcase. Just missed the Canadian film so continued on and caught the end of a set in the United Kingdom. Some returned to the room at this point and I started to hike to the Studios. Noticed a boat heading for the Swan/Dolphin so turned and hopped on that for the last leg of the trip. Wandered down Mickey Ave stopping at One Man’s Dream. Then into the Launch Bay. Watched the film makers film and then walked through the Launch Bay. Back to Mickey Ave and around the Backlot area (or whatever it is called now). Took the Streets of America back toward Star Tours and then walked around Echo lake and hiked back to the Beach Club by way of the Boardwalk (learned it was 1 mile from the front of the Studios to my room). Changed and met friends then we walked over to the Dolphin for dinner at Shula’s. After dinner said my good byes and walked over to the Swan to see the chocolate display then hiked to the Studios. Walked up Hollywood Blvd, through the dance party and out to the Osborne Lights. It started to drizzle then rain so I ran for cover at the Backlot Express. It let up a bit so moved to the front entrance of the park and waited for the rain to let up. It finally did and I walked quickly to the bridge. Paused again then quickly to the Boardwalk. Then the final leg to Epcot arriving on the bridge as the 5 minute announcement for Illuminations played. As the show started the noticed the wind was in my direction and it was shifting. So I kept walking toward Canada, ending up almost past it by the finale. Then walked back through the smoke and some fog to the Beach club to call it a night.
Steps – 34,207
Miles – 26,419
Moderate Pace walking steps – 227
Moderate Pace time – 12.9
Images from today:
Here is an archive/listing of the live pictures posted to the blog today. Be sure to follow along for more pictures in the coming days. Below are a selection of the highlights. Once I return home I will be posting full picture sets.