|Many more people now!|
|I promise, I was more awake than I looked|
|Off I go!|
|As long as I can see someone, I don't feel lost|
|I'm so lonely...|
|Hey look! The Pink Ladies! I'm not lost!|
|I think I'm lost again|
|From this angle, you can see the siding on the house in the upper-lefthand corner of the shot|
|Way to cheer on the Back of the Pack folks, nonexistent crowds...|
|Good size water bottle, mints, and some chocolate|
|Unisex-cut race tee. Meh - it's good for mowing the lawn|
Once in the car, I attempted to describe the cool pirate house to the family. They (of course!) wanted to see it, so we ambled around the town until we found it. They were as blown away by it as I was. While we were there, at least 2 other cars stopped to check it out too!
|Blue Nissan for Scale|
|The details are amazing!|
|Do you see the skeleton on the rope?|
|Steering the Ship|
|That's what you get for bringing bags, suckers!|
|The artwork on the side of the building is really cool though|
Judging by the ‘crowds,’ a lot of people decided to do it before it was gone. We were given Return Passes for 1:45, but were told that we could wait in the waiting area (we were there around 1:15), which had shade and benches. So we did. I still had my beverage from Arby’s to finish anyway, so we just chilled out until it was our turn to go in.
|"Fastpasses" for Cap'n Jack|
I can now see why this was never a popular attraction. I zoned out through most of it, but let’s see if I can explain it. You are led in to a ‘cave’ and then you are in a room with a boat on one side and more rocks on the other, and on those rocks are lots of treasure, like gems, jewelry, treasure chests, etc. There are multiple screens in the room, including one on the ship. Jack Sparrow comes up and tells you a story, and then stuff happens, and then the story’s over. That’s pretty much the gist of the attraction. Then you are led out of the room and you’re back outside in the Florida heat.
|The screen on the ship is below the sail; The row of skeletons is on another screen|
Luckily, DHS had given us something to combat that heat – Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Frozen Funalnd! We headed over to Soundstage One and was greeted with, what else, a gift shop. There were lots of cute things in there, but turns out we had to go around the building to get to the Frozen Funland part. They only let in a few people at a time, and once we were inside, we could see why! It looked like a rave at a skating rink during the 80s! Children running all over the place, tired moms and dads holding shoes or bags. We decided to get in line to play in the snow.
|Seriously, this really is a lawsuit waiting to happen|
|But don't worry - Super Cast Member is always on duty!|
|"Refreshing" the Ice|
Between ‘sets,’ the snow was cleaned and freshened and then the next batch of people (we were first!) were let in. After grabbing some beach toys, we headed to the back corner where hopefully, we wouldn’t be crushed! The Kiddo, who has never even seen snow before, was enthralled and quickly began digging in (the ice/snow was definitely not fluffy snow, but more like what you’d get out of that old Snoopy ice maker toy).
|Attempting to scoop the snow into a box|
After a few minutes, my inner child decided it was time to build a snowman! It didn’t have to be a snowman… aw who’m I kidding? Of course it had to be a snowman! It was tiny, but it counted!
|I'm not exactly sure what she built...|
I think we were in the snow for maybe 5 minutes before it was time to get out, which was fine with me. My knees were wet and I was getting cold. We passed the area they had for snacks (cupcakes, frozen drinks, etc), then exited through the gift shop, and back out.
|Typical Head-On Shot|
|From Further Down (I want that SparkleSkirt!!!)|
|Ooooh, so artsy!|