Tues 9/22, Day 3
Walked via the Boardwalk to HS this morning after finishing up the online kinder 8 am zoom meeting.
Had wanted to get there around 845 but got there at 9 instead. Held in a line with all the other walkers until about 9:15 or 9:20 when they started the temp screenings. Went straight to MMRR and was off that by 9:45 (with about a 5 minute temporary delay in the dance room). Headed to SDD next and got in a line back to the preview theater that was posted 60 min but waited 35 or 40 minutes. No luck with the 10 am boarding group and though it felt pretty crowded, I heard no cheers at 10 am as usual which made me a bit suspicious. I’ve successfully gotten boarding groups on the two previous occasions I’ve tried. No matter though because our group has had the experience in the past and the kids are not wanting a repeat. Then we went and waited for ASS. As a member of this forum, I’m embarrassed to say how long we waited because it just defies logic. Anyway, the plan for today had always been to get there early and ride the two must rides for the kids and maybe 1-2 other rides depending on the wait times and then head back to the hotel for midday swimming and ice cream and then back to HS for the last couple hours. So after ASS we bounced.
On the way out, I saw a pin board and the kids made their very first trade (other than with each other)…it seems they are both now hooked. I hope the cast member lanyard trading comes back at some point. Left HS at 11:20 catching Mickey and friends cavalcade on the way out.
Skyliner back to IG, ate lunch in room and then headed back to the SAB. Several more trips down the water slide, stayed stuck in the whirlpool a while. Tried to score a 2 pm BG for RotR from the hot tub but again did not succeed…but also did not get an error message about not being in HS, just the all full message.
Had a 3 pm reservation for Beaches and Cream specifically to get the kitchen sink. I was telling my husband about this a month ago or so and pulled up an internet photo to show him. My son wandered over and saw the photo. Ever since that time, at least once every other day or so, seemingly out of the blue, he’ll ask me if I remember the picture of the giant ice cream sundae and will then ask me to make it for him.
Headed back to HS around 4:30 and the crowds were streaming out. Plan was to head back to TSL and do TSM followed by repeat rides on SDD until the park closed. However DS was passed out in the stroller by the time we got back there and DD now just wanted to find another pin board but was being pretty mellow. So headed to GE and finally tried blue milk (square cup). Thumbs up. Also stopped at 4 different PhotoPass photographers because there weren’t any lines. Ducked into Dock Onbars because there was no wait and finally tried Ronto Roasters. Headed out of Batuu and DD wanted to throw pennies in the muppet fountain so we did that and then she chased Grammy around the fountain for a bit.
Stopped at a different pin board from earlier on the way out and then Skyliner back to IG.
Kids wanted to run around the beach a bit and play in the sand so sat on the bench swing for a bit.
Goodyear blimp was doing circles but not sure for which event
Back to room, did some laundry and bed.