September 08, 2012

50 & Hitting it Out of the Park!!

Actually, it was parks- plural.

During Hispanicize 2012, Disney Parks, one of the major sponsors, gifted all attendees with two, free, one day park hopper tickets, and BB gifted it to herself for my 50th bday.  It had been over 10 years since my last visit to Epcot, and even longer for the other parks so I was ready to revisit- as an adult. Or so I thought.

First of all Sweetie and I had come home late from Medieval Times the night before. It was almost 1 am before we went to sleep so we knew it wasn't going to be an-early-morning-rush-to-be-the-first-ones-there sort of park visit. We were going to have a good breakfast, buy some more batteries for my camera, and then head to DisneyWorld.  And that's what we did.  We were adults; with no agenda, no hurry, we arrived at noon.  Then we saw this.



Olvidalo.  Still act like adults?  JU SO FONII!!!  Bet you've never seen babyboomers turn into babies so quick in your life!  Imaginate, BB was so psyched I even had to take a shot from the rear view mirror. 



Oh yes I did- and that was just the booth to pay for parking.

The plan was to start off at Disney Hollywood Studios because it had fewer things we wanted to see.  Que queeee???  Por fa My Beautifuls, we spent 4 hours there!

Transportation Ferry & Tower of  Terror
                                                                            



 

We hadn't even entered the park yet and I had taken over 50 pics.
At this point Sweetie was beginning to regret his choice of birthday present to me,
but eventually we did enter Disney Hollywood Studios. 

Proof- Sweetie & BB in Disney Studios

Please note how fresh and lively we are, and remember, 
this was our first stop.


We rode rides- in the Grumman's Chinese theatre reproduction, with real theatre memorabilia inside. Another favorite, Star Wars, and of course we couldn't pass up the Muppet 3D movie starring my idol Miss Piggy. 





But for BB what really makes Disney Studios are the "people in the neighborhood".
Sweetie had to remind me of the other parks, porque I was ready to invite these ladies to my home for Cuban cafecito and croquetas.  They SO FONII!!! 



Ahora, being a true life, real movie studio lot, there were lots of props and costumes-


must admit, the villains costumes almost made it cool to be bad. 

 

  
Pretty impressive, but what really never ceases to amaze BB is the attention to detail. Nobody does detail like Disney. Where you least expected it, where you wouldn't give it a second thought nor a second glance; here you started anticipating and took three and four glances- and at least that many fotos.  Of everything.  



But it's so worth it.


Now at this point BB was beginning to feel the heat and took out her secret weapon- a personal fan! And not her usual hand held ones, it had passed beyond that. Time for more modern weapons of heat destruction.  

Cool on the Go-
Bday present from My Capitan Maria de los Angeles

Unfortunately the flames of femaledom at fifty and Florida's farenheit continued to rise.  Arriving at Epcot an hour later, Babushka had to use all her tricks to cool down.  

Not a pretty sight. 

 Fonii tal vez, but definitely not a pretty sight.



Y con eso My Beautifuls, at this point I'm taking a breakesito- something I should have done at the park,
 pero- you know, ya tu sabes.  

There's still lots of baby left in this boomer, but I definitely did go boom.

; )



Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.  In the next post I will finish my bday with Epcot and the Magic Kingdom.  Ok si.  Locura for one day, pero you know BB.  Hay que aprovechar el momento- you've got to seize the moment.  Besides, who am I to pass up free?

P.P.S. Just noticed a pattern with my picture taking.  During the American Latino Heritage Fund Roadtrip I apparently liked flags and buildings through the trees... no se, but I like it.  How about y'all? The rest of the fotos of this trip will be posted on Feibu next week along with part 2. 

P.P.P.S. Thanks again to  Hispanicize 2012  and   Disney Parks  for the tickets.  The opinions, pics and aching feet are all mine.





Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!