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The Plan: We'll be picked up at 0730 by Andrew's Transportation, hopefully by Sonia, who will take us to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). We're catching AA1300, departing at 1100, arriving in Orlando (MCO) at 1338. We're anticipating being picked up by Chris, from Mears Transportation, who will take us to Bay Lake Tower, at WDW. My scooter should be delivered, by Buena Vista Rentals, at 1645. We have an 1830 dinner reservation at Nine Dragons, in EPCOT.
At 0610, it’s 47 in Wyomissing and we’re headed for WDW. Chris was waiting for us and whisked us to Bay Lake Tower. He has a knee injury, having tripped over a coffee table, but also had a grandson born in Chicago, December 21. We checked in to room 7428, overlooking the Magic Kingdom. After unpacking, we got a phone call from Buena Vista Rentals offering an early delivery and at 1545, we acquired my scooter. We went directly to Steakhouse 75 Lounge for drinks and a snack. Lyd had a Martini (13.50), and I had a Vodka and Tonic (13.50). She snacked on crab cakes (15) and I had PB&J Wings (14). We got a voice mail message about the V&A reservation, but it was too late to return the call. We’ll do that tomorrow. It’s still for 1940, and if it’s not moved earlier, we’ll cancel. We stopped at Bayview Gifts for bourbon and wine and returned to the room to watch a little of The Five. At 1730, with clouds gathering, we headed for the monorails. At “Base” (Ticket and Transportation Center), we encountered David Cohen, a cast member working the EPCOT platform. On the train over to EPCOT, it started to rain. The scooter came with one poncho, so we purchased another at Gateway Gifts, under the ball for 11.27, but reduced with our 20% DVC discount. We proceeded to China and our 1830 ADR at Nine Dragons. We were seated promptly and Yehan was our server. Lyd started with a glass of Pacific Rim Riesling (10) and I had a Ginger Zinger (14). We split a chef’s special order of Cheese Wontons (10.20). Lyd selected Duck Fried Rice (28) and I picked Pepper Beef (24). Both entrees were large and we brought some back to the room. After dinner, the rain had stopped and we slowly moved through the crowds back to the monorail just as the EPCOT fireworks show was starting. At TTC, we encountered David on the resort monorail platform, and, after some searching, he got us a spot toward the rear of the next monorail. We’ll put him on the Pixie Dust List. When we arrived at the Contemporary, David had neglected to tell them I needed a ramp to exit the train. With the MK fireworks underway, we worked our way back to the room. We watched the first 3 innings of World Series Game 4, won by the Astros 5-0 in a no-hitter to even the series at 2 each. At 2110, it's 82.