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Days 4 & 5 WDW Solo Trip Recap

The fourth day of my solo trip was a busy one, and the next two days were spent traveling home and visiting family. Then, I headed back to work. I finally have a moment to give you a recap of my last days at Walt Disney World.

IMG_2588The Mature MouseTM took advantage of the Extra Magic Hour at Epcot, arriving at 7:45. After a ride into the past on Spaceship Earth, I enjoyed several of the exhibits of the Flower & Garden Festival. Very few Future World attractions, restaurants, and stores are open during Epcot’s Extra Magic Hour.

My afternoon and evening were spent in Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom. I had planned my three visits to the MK to focus on specific areas of the park. This minimizes walking, and allows for flexibility in experiencing these areas.

Mark Twain once described golf as “a good walk spoiled.” The Mature MouseTM finally rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. And, to paraphrase Mr. Twain, BTMR is a well themed attraction spoiled by a thrill ride. This rollercoaster never slows down long enough to enjoy the scenery created by Disney’s Imagineers.

The Mature MouseTM also had the opportunity to ride the Liberty Square Riverboat, something I have not done since my first visit in 1972. This ride down the Rivers of America afforded me a great view of Frontierland and Haunted Mansion.

I make every attempt to make appropriate FastPass+ selections each day of touring the parks. Because I used one of my FP+ for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and the other two were used for the Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise, I had to wait about 15 minutes in the stand-by line for Pirates of the Caribbean. This attraction is always worth the wait.

The morning of my last day at Walt Disney World was spent roaming All Star Music Resort. If you are planning a WDW vacation with a very tight budget, All Star Value Resorts are a good choice. I did not take advantage of the pools or play areas, but many of the guests did and they looked to be enjoying themselves.

The Mature MouseTM will be posting more detailed reports from my experiences during this trip.

Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.IMG_2098-0

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you in all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

The Mature Mouse™ Anniversary Giveaway

The Mature Mouse™ marks its first anniversary on November 30th. I began this blog with one purpose, to provide a voice for older, more mature Disney fans.  I would like you to enjoy the Disney Magic I experience in at Walt Disney World, and hopefully, someday, Disneyland.

Your response to this blog, dear readers, has been overwhelming; The Mature Mouse™ now has over 560 followers. To express my appreciation, The Mature Mouse™ is offering an anniversary giveaway.

The prize is this authentic Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, purchased this past June during my solo trip at Walt Disney World . It has not previously been worn. The original store tag is still attached.


Instructions to enter The Mature Mouse™ Anniversary Giveaway:

  1. Answer the 5 simple questions listed below. Each question contains a link to one of my blogs where you will find the correct answer.
  2. Email me your answers, along with your name and mailing address, to by December 5. To make this fair, please only send one entry per email address.

Giveaway Questions:

Rules, yes, giveaways always require rules:

  • Family and friends of The Mature Mouse™ (David Brassard) are illegible to enter.
  • Entrants for this giveaway must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Entrants must reside in the continental United States. My apologies, there are so many rules and regulations to include readers from other countries.
  • 1 (one) entry per email address, please.
  • Entries must contain a mailing address within the continental United States. The Mature Mouse™ must be able to send you your gift.
  • Emails will be accepted until midnight on December 5.
  • All emails containing the correct answers and a proper mailing address will be included in a random drawing to receive an authentic Mickey Mouse sweatshirt.
  • The drawing will be held as soon as possible, and the recipient of the authentic Mickey Mouse sweatshirt will receive an email notification.
  • The authentic Mickey Mouse sweatshirt will be mailed via by standard ground delivery no later then December 31, 2015.

IMG_2098-0Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

And, make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.