My leg only marginally improved overnight. I upgraded my self-diagnosis from “dead” to “numb” and resigned myself to having a slower than usual day. I could now “feel” it and had muscle control, but topical nerve endings didn’t respond or felt like tingles. I made an appointment to see my chiropractor shortly after we returned home and we headed out for the day.
Breakfast was at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Buffet style with Winnie the Pooh characters dropping by for photo ops. Then it was off to Adventureland and Pirates of the Caribbean. We had a fastpass, but we cancelled it when we saw there was no wait. After Pirates we headed over to Splash Mountain where riders are admonished, “You May Get Wet.” Right. We took a sun-filled ride on the Liberty Square Riverboat to dry off. Now very hot, we went through the Haunted Mansion again to enjoy the air conditioning.
Lunch was at the Liberty Tree Tavern. Traditional American fare, I had a really good cheeseburger. After lunch we headed to Tomorrowland to ride on Space Mountain. On our way there, we noticed that the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor had no waiting was was about to begin, so we went in. We had never experienced this attraction before and didnt really know what we were in for. It turned out to be an interactive stand-up comedy show in which I ended up playing a key role! A hidden camera focused on members of the audience, but there was one recurring role: “That Guy”. I was That Guy–the camera kept coming back to me, at which point I would pose in comical fashion, pointing both my fingers at the camera. I got a sticker at the end! The whole thing was hilarious!
On to Space Mountain where Amanda got to be FIRST on the sled! (Something she has wanted to do for a long time.). When we came out, it was pouring rain. Being autumn, some of the trees in the park had lost a few of their leaves, which promptly covered over the storm drains resulting in 4-inch mini lakes on the terraces of Tomorrowland. We slogged our way to the PeopleMover and went around twice (didn’t have to get off!). By then the rain had subsided. We headed back to Adventureland hoping to ride the Jungle Cruise, but it was closed because of the rain. So we walked over to Pirates of the Caribbean which had no waiting, so we went through it again! After that, my leg was VERY tired and so I suggested we walk over to Frontierland and take the train back to Main Street USA. When we got there, it, too, was closed. But Splash Mountain had no wait! So we went on THAT again. When we came out, there was a short line for the train, which started back up about 10 minutes later. We rode the train back to Main Street and caught the boat back to our resort.
Dinner was at ‘Ohana in the Polynesian Resort. An interesting concept: they ply you with appetizer fare, and eventually start delivering shishkebobs of shrimp, steak, and chicken. You can eat as much as you want. Next time I’ll know not to load up on the appetizers. I was too full to have very much of the yummy steak! After dinner we returned to our room and bed.