I would be lying if I told you I didn't tear up when our gate attendant at the airport said the words "your plane will be diverted to Baltimore." I was not at Baltimore. I was in New York, and I wanted to get on a plane, gosh darn it! Alas, it was too foggy for the plane we were supposed to get on to land, and it was all I could do to ask for pixie dust on Twitter and play games on my phone until we knew more. Luckily, a while later, we were told that our plane was diverted to Albany instead, and just to fill up before returning for another try at a landing. And finally, two hours later than scheduled, we got on an airplane to Orlando International Airport.
The plane ride was mostly uneventful. James and I watched Beauty and the Beast, and I did some crossword puzzles. We ate peanuts and airplane shaped crackers. Oh, and our pilot told us our 2.5 hour flight would take almost 4 hours due to wind. Awesome, right? So yes, if you're keeping count, the plane that was supposed to arrive at 12:30 didn't land until 4pm. Woohoo? All that really matters is that we made it, I suppose.
Anywho, I had distinct plans on making it to Hollywood Studios to see the Osborne Lights, and gosh darn it I was going to see them no matter how late our plane arrived. I thanked my lucky stars that we had arrived (only?) four hours later than planned, and we got to the Osborne Lights around 6:15 pm. Later than the 5:30 I was hoping for, but we got to see them, so no matter. The lights were amazing (and it was snowing!), but we only stayed for one song at first, since James was starving.
|Hollywood Studios Christmas tree|
|Giant wreath at the Contemporary|
Before leaving, we hit Buzz with our Fastpasses, and then we were ready to get a good night's sleep before my birthday!
|No icicle lights after January 1, unforunately. Luckily the castle is still beautiful all year round.|