Walt Disney World ICP - Day 32 - Independence Day- 4th July 2013

It was definitely the calm before the storm yesterday. The park started to refuse guests entry and reached a phase 3 capacity closing today which meant that it was very, very busy. However, I was all for independence day because to me it meant one thing...free food day! I also got a free US flag pin which was nice. At the Chatham bus stop I got a free hot dog and at work I got a free Mickey ice-cream sandwich. Both were really nice.

The crowd by the carousel in Fantasyland was huge for the fireworks and there was no way of getting through. This led to a lot of guests getting rude and asking to be let through the ropes into the firework zone. I understand it’s frustrating that they can’t move and get through but if as a guest you’re rude to me, I will not help you. One man and his wife thought they’d try and get through the ropes anyway - they didn’t. They started to become rude and therefore got no help.

At the mouseketeeria I asked the woman if everything was free as it was independence day, she said “I wish” and then when my order total came up I noticed there was a nice discount which was great. Ask and you shall receive.

It was busy as I say in the parks but it was nowhere near as busy as I would have expected it to be from the way people were talking about it. They should try getting on the tube at rush-hour over here or seeing the crowds at the Olympics and then come back and say that the park was crowded. Space Mountain did get up to a 160 minute wait but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be personally.

I closed part of Philarmagic today too which was only I think the first or second time I’d done it since training.

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Radio journalist, newspaper editor, travel writier, tour guide and Disney Cast Member. These are just some of the things Gio has done in the past few years. He loves visiting new destintions, trying new food and wants you to come along for the ride!
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