November 12, 2022-November Disney Trip

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Today was our last day of waking up super early-well, I figure we will wake up pretty early on our two drive days, but at least tomorrow we won't be waking up at 6:15-or at least I hope not. You can definitely say that Disney is not a vacation, it is work. 

However, I do love it still. We have had a great time, and I'm already looking forward to coming back in just a few weeks. However, I am already stressed about getting home and getting a few things accomplished-like puttng up my Christmas tree and buying Christmas presents for everyone. 

Back to today though. Maybe since today was our last day it was a bit easier to wake up. Today we tried the new fastpass system here: Genie Plus. My quick review-we were able to use it for 5 (I think) different rides which meant that we were paying about 4.40 per ride to skip the line. Sometimes I think paying that would be worth it, but when you multiply the 4.40 times the 5 rides and then times the 8 of us, I am not so sure that it is worth it.

Now, if you have never been to Disney or this is your one and done trip, then it would definitely be the way to go for folks. But we have been here, we have ridden it all, and even though they keep changing the system, we can still work it pretty well to our advantage. 

Another drawback of it is the app-it is confusing, glitchy and frustrating. Robby spent a good bit of the day looking at the phone. However, we worked it to our advantage and despite the frustration and cost, we may have to buy Genie Plus again when we are not staying on site. 

Our day began with Mickey and Minnie's Railway-it is such a cute new ride and was one that we repeated during the day. Then we went over to Toy Story Mania-we rode twice today. The first time I had the high score, and the second time I helped Anderson get a super high score.

We also rode the Alien Swirling Saucers twice along with Slinky Dog (once for most of us but twice for Campbell). Tonight we were able to ride Smuggler's Run where I was the pilot. Campbell was the other pilot so that was a hoot-we crashed the ship quite a few times. 

Also there was a fer Rock N Roller Coaster rides. That was going to be one of the fast passes that Robby and all of the kids but Whitman used at the end, but the ride broke down so they were out of luck there since it was the end of the night. And finally there was my favorite ride-Tower of Terror. That is the ride that we ended our November Disney vacation on, and it was a good one to end on for sure.

We came back in the middle of the day for a break. Yesterday when we did this, I was exhausted and could only think about taking a nap. Today, thankfully I wasn't tired at all so I was a bit more alert as we zoomed all over this campground in the golf carts. Reagan did some math while Anderon, Graham, Cambpell and Keaton did some golf carting and scavenger hunting. Whitman was just vegging out on his ipad.

For supper, the Hobbs brought over pizza that we ate before going back to Hollywood. We stayed until close tonight and then walked out to say our goodbyes to the Hobbs. I had been a bit worried about this trip, but I think that we would all say that it all worked out pretty well. 

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