By six o’clock in the morning, I was among twenty-four drowsy choir students on our way to the lively city of Orlando, Florida. The Siegel High Chamber Choir was invited to perform at Universal Studios’ park and, full of excitement at the thought of singing in Orlando, soloists were quickly chosen. We spend the entire, day-long bus ride chatting with anticipation for the days to come. The next day, first thing at Universal, we headed off to a staged area for our soloists to perform. A pretty good, appreciative crowd turned up. Afterwards, we headed into the park. I was with a large group of friends, and we made a pact to go on every single ride in the park no matter what. However, a few hours into fantastic day, a massive storm cloud came rolling in, completely soaking us as we continued to run from ride to ride. Near the end of our tour, we took refuge (and favoritism) in The Mummy; it was indoors and had enough fire to keep us warm and dry. We continued to ride it until our time in the park came to a close. On the second day, at Islands of Adventure, I joined a different group of friends, but the agenda was the same: roller coasters and roller coasters. However, the storm clouds were still attempting to dampen our spirits. But, they had no such luck, for my group and I had plenty of fun despite the fact that we were soaked. We were also thrilled at the chance to see the up-and-coming Harry Potter ride, which everyone is excited for. When we got back to our hotel, my friends and I managed to squeeze into the hot tub to soothe our aching feet. Thankfully, our final day at Sea World was sunny and warm. There were only a few rides, but the aquatic animal shows more than made up for it. However, tragedy struck. My friends, Amanda and Zach, had their belongings stolen from a locker near the Manta Ray ride. There was nothing we could do, though, so we had to head on to dinner. We ate with the rest of our choir at Sea World’s Makahiki Luau, which was quite thrilling. One of our choir members was even called up on stage to learn how to play a Hawaiian drum! After dinner, we had to pack up our bags and get back on the bus to go home. I was sad to leave, but it was a great experience, especially being able share it with such wonderful friends as I have.
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