Hey everyone! So today was a very long and tiring day; our legs and feet aching in pain. We went to Disney's Epcot Center and then we went to Animal Kingdom. Epcot was more of an educational center; there was only one actual roller coaster, most of the 'rides' were tours and things like that. When we first arrived at Epcot, it was early in the morning. We got these cards that let you do certain activities and get into specific places.We started the journey at Epcot by taking a tour. The tour was based on the Evolution of Technology. We allnwrote on cards; the most important technology to us. I wrote 'Electricity' and Kaden and I had pretty much the same thing. Other people wrote the usual iPad, iPhone, TV and things like that. Some people wrote about cars, and one person wrote 'washing machine'. After we shared, we had a discussion about how they were all evolutions' of technology. For example, for washing machine, in the olden times you had to actually hand wash them and hang them on a clothesline, but now in the present you went from hand wash to smart washing machines that run automatically! You can really see how times have changed; how things and ideas evolved. After the discussion ended, we headed to this place called "Test Ride". It was really interesting, with our cards we got earlier, we were able to create our own vehicles virtually on the tv monitor. However, it was all timed, so I just pressed whichever button I could before the countdown hit zero. Then we actually got to go on the real ride. We were put into groups of 4. I was with Taylynn, Nicole, and Mr. M. The ride was great! At the end, we got to see the statistics of each car: the power, design, etc. Surprisingly, I got 2nd place for power! We then went to this space training ride. It's a simulation of what going into space would feel like. I took both rides, the less intense and the more intense. The less intense was cool, it was just some turbulence though. So I tried the other one later that day. The difference was that the more intense one also spins you. I couldn't move anything. It felt so weird and awkward, I tried lifting up my head with all my might...but it couldn't lift up! I soon realized that because the area we were in was spinning so fast, we wouldn't be able to get up and we would just be wiggly, wobbly jello. And the last ride we rode on during the tour was this Future ride in this big pragmatic looking ball. The ride wasn't a roller coaster; but more of an educational tour instead. At the end they asked questions and showed us (we were in pairs) our future. After walking around, seeing some squirrels, and riding some more rides, we decided to go to Animal Kingdom even though we decided not to earlier. At Animal Kingdom we went to see a Bug's Life video; "It's Tough Being A Bug". I loved the video! Not only was it 3-D, but it also had ACTUAL things come out! When a bug farted, it actually had this green smoke or fog come out, and it actually SMELLED! How cool is that?! And when this termite spit out acid, actual water was splashed at us! It was exciting and a realistic experience, and I really enjoyed it. After that we left to go on this Rapid Ride. At first, I though it was just a minor little raft, because that's what my experience was like in California. But here, I got soaked! There was little fountains and huge drops. My expectations were wrong. My clothes were drenched. I had to walk everywhere we went from that point on with soggy, soaking, pants and a dripping, sopping, shirt. It was really uncomfortable. Then we went on this ACTUAL roller coaster. This is like the first roller coaster I've seen here so far, most were just educational tours. At first I was debating and contemplating whether or not to go. The last time I've been on a roller coaster was when I was 8. At first I was nervous, but I eventually got used to it. I sat next to Justice and the ride started. There were sharp turns and steep drops, and it was fast. It was a thrill! My favorite part was when the light goes pitch dark, and all of a sudden we start to go backwards...up hill. And I can't really explain what happened next because, no one really knows how to explain it, it was too dark and too much fun to keep track of. Unfortunately, we had to leave because the park closed at 8:00. We ate dinner at Wendy's, which was good because I prefer fast food for dinner over Golden Corral. In the end, it was a long tiring day for all of us. Our legs and feet ached (especially mine because I didn't break in my shoes) but it was worth it. We could barely walk, but we all walked a total of I think 10.5 miles! Which comes out to burning 906 calories (but it doesn't matter anyway because that's the same amount of calories I had in my burger). The day was fantastic and fun, but wait until tomorrow, we'll be going to Hollywood Studios! (And yes Mom, I'll take photos) Byee!!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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