Monday, May 9, 2022

Orlando Rope Drop


This volcano is 200 feet tall and has an extreme vertical flume. Plus, a really fun water coaster.

If you don't know what rope drop means you are not a morning person. In Orlando, Florida, rope drop means you've arrived at a theme park before the employees have literally dropped-the-rope. After the cords are pulled, chaos ensues. 
We arrived at Volcano Bay before rope drop, and snagged two lounge chairs, before partaking in a day of fun, virus wars, and energy depletion. We had a five day pass last week at Universal Studios, and all I can say is uff-da-lutefisk. 

I was too busy and exhausted to take many photos, but here's a sample...



Me sipping tea, preparing for a big park day. 


Culinary delights at the Croissant Gourmet.


Sunrise at Lake Brian.


Morning reflections at our rental.


Hijinks at Harry Potter. I chose to wear a KN 95 mask indoors and go maskless outdoors.


Don't forget where you parked! FYI: Jaws is the very last parking lot, and Spiderman is the first.


OMG! This chocolate confection was as good as it looked. It's from Amorette's in Disney Springs.


Gringotts.



Islands of Adventure = Extreme episodes of exhaustion.


 

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16 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun! It's been a while since we've visited that par.

I have some funny memories of rope drops we experienced at Disneyworld through the years. One was a young child who lost her sandal on the after rope drop run to Space Mountain. Her father was holding her hand pulling her along and she was crying saying "Daddy my shoe fell off!" Her father kept running and said "Don't worry, we will get it after the ride"

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you had fun but I probably should stick to the out of the way places. Enjoy your week....get some rest!

miradasdesdemiobjetivo said...

No conocía lo que quería decir la caída de la cuerda. Ahora tus explicaciones, lo aclaran todo. Cada uno es conocedor de las costumbres del lugar en que vive.

El cansancio es síntoma de que has hecho un buen ejercicio físico y que lo has pasado bastante bien.

Me quedo con la vista de las fotografías, que me han hecho disfrutar.

Que tengas una buena semana.

Lydia C. Lee said...

That dessert is so cute!!

Jill Harrison said...

Well, I have never heard the term rope drop before. But looks like you need to get there early for a great day out. Stay safe, and enjoy your week, and thankyou for the linkup.

Angie said...

Sharon - it would take a strong family request, or something very special, or maybe grandkids (!) to get me back to an amusement park or a water park. The last time we went was Universal Studios, when the Harry Potter section had just been opened! Love the Minion x-ing and sunrise photos! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Visiting popular places before rope drop is what I do too. Fantastic creative shots!

kwarkito said...

I like this collection of souvenirs with all these nice attractions

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, Universal Studios is so fun. The Harry Potter section was my favorite!

Jackie McGuinness said...

You had a great time!

Lillian www.sognafaret.no said...

Thank you for showing me such a wonderful place

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I feel like we should go to DisneyWorld just to thumb our noses at Florida's idiot governor. (We've never gone, because we visited DisneyLAND in California lots of times in our previous life.) I wouldn't mind seeing Epcot sometime, but otherwise I think we've outgrown amusement parks!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a fun time. I like that Gringotts statue!

Einari Sinappi said...

I really like the first one. Great shot!

Revrunner said...

Wise idea to wear the mask indoors, especially considering rising rates around the country.

Light and Voices said...

You sure had a blast! Enjoy the weekend.