Thursday, May 21, 2009
After cranking out practice Thursday morning, the team headed off to the Magic Kingdom. The team had six hours at the place where dreams come true. The rains held off all day, so everyone had a great and totally dry time, until the team trip down Splash Mountain. That was more than a little damp. The Bears took over two whole boats and rode the ride together.
The crowds were light, the lines quite short (less than ten minutes for Pirates of the Caribbean, Thunder Mountain, the Haunted Mansion) with Fast Track options on the big rides allowing everyone to do the entire park in the six hours. Except Space Mountain. The jewel of the park is closed until winter. It was mildly disappointing, but its hard to be disappointed for too long while wearing mouse ears and eating caramel apples (a favorite of Coach Ninemire).
Parts of the team had been able to go to Universal Studios on Wednesday, but the rains shortened that trip and made it somewhat miserable. The trip to Disney, however, was a full team effort and was a great time for one and all. It really was the Happiest Place on Earth.
The bus left Disney, and Orlando, at 7 p.m., heading up to Gainesville. The bus will get in sometime around 10 p.m. Practices at Florida start Friday. Back to the business of softball.
But before that, click here to see an Online Photo Gallery of pictures from the Magic Kingdom.