Thanks to this wonderful trip, we avoided all the shopping lines for deals on Black Friday and stood in my favorite types of lines, the ones that end in a ride 🙂 First was a quick stop at Universal after the drive down from Knoxville. Thanks to a post earlier in the week for @OrlandoInformer, I used a single rider line I didn’t even know existed .. The one for Dr. Doom. The wait time was 25 minutes but I was standing outside a door to get on about 2 minutes after I walked up. Thanks @OrlandoInformer!! Also tried out the Red Oven Pizza Bakery, which was quite good. Generous pours of beer and gourmet pizza always make for a excellent meal.
Last night was the start of three straight days of Disney holiday celebrations, beginning with the Osborne Family Lights (check out the picture I posted last night .. more to follow) The lights were great and, according to what we saw, included over a 1 million lights and 35 miles of cabling. We also squeezed in Star Tours (first time to see Kashyyk on the ride) and the Rock and Roller Coaster. We ended the night with one of the things that is always a must at Disney, the turkey leg. Also tried a pork shank, which I had never seen before at Disney. While it was good, the turkey leg will always be king on a Disney trip. It was a great way to end a long day of driving and fun. On to Epcot today for the Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World. Gotta go and start the fun!!