It started out as a peaceful morning (Because it was still dark)
Who would disturb this peaceful pony from her sleep at this hour?
A split second before the disaster.
Cider season is about to start!
Rush in the early morning.
Don't you remember what happened last year?
"It's gonna be HAY when we get there!"
is sneaky. She's willing to torture Pinkie Pie
apparently, and in the best way possible.
Ahhh, camping, the best way to not be late for something!
Looks like there was a party inside the tent...
Where did all those ponies come from?
A little too much excitement for mere cider.
Why, I can't wait to taste that cider.
Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash being hugged by Pinkie Pie.
Fluttershy seems fine, but Rainbow Dash is not so happy.
Everypony in line for some apple cider. Yum!
Twilight Sparkle doesn't seem to mind the line.
Spike is happy that he gets to spend this time with Rarity...
Applejack's got a megaphone!
Even the queues seem enjoyable in Equestria.
Apple Bloom and Granny Smith, ready to sell some cider.
That's a lot of bits, Pinkie really likes apple cider.
Pinkie seems like she's enjoying her cider...
Pinkie Pie takes advantage of being first in line.
She just wants her cider...
Twinkleshine being hyper happy too.
Step right up ponies, and get your cider!
Lyra wants some cider, too.
Another old barrel of fresh cider.
Aw, better luck next time...
"Sorry, everypony! That's it for today!"
"Surprise surprise! You always run out!"
"Why can't you make enough for everypony?"
For the record, I don't mind if...
Applejack! You really need to stop running out of cider.
Um... why's Cheerilee complaining, too? Didn't she drink just a while ago?
Rainbow Dash, Berryshine and Cherry Berry angry.
Twilight watching Sweetie Drops and Berryshine argue.
No, not great, it was PERFECTION!
You really should've had some, you know.
It was like a moment in time you can never get back...
Yes, the cider was just that good...
Rainbow Dash extremely ticked off at Pinkie Pie for unknowingly rubbing it in her face
A blazing machine in the distance?
Look at the size of that wheel!
What is that thing strolling into town?
Income the machine stallions.
Worried looks on the ponies' faces.
The SSCS 6K emitting smoke.
I see a golden opportunity.
Ponies, running to the unexpected visitors.
Rose, Sweetie Drops, and Cherry Berry look on with surprised looks.
Rainbow Dash looks thrilled.
What's that over there? An impending musical number?
A stunned-looking Lyra and a happy-looking Rainbow Dash.
"Hurry, hurry, hurry! Step right up, fillies and gentlecolts as my brother and I introduce carpetbagging to Ponyville, la-la-la-la-laaaa!"
Hmm, looking at their build I wonder if they're related to Mr. Cake's Unicorn ancestor
"Ponies with thirsty throats, dry tongues...."
"....and not a drop of cider to be found!"
Look at poor Berryshine's face; so dry.
Ponies mumbling about the song.
You've got Opportunity, right here in Ponyville. With a capital OP and that rhymes with C and that stands for Cider
Travelling salesponies nonpareil
Nonpareil; that means "without equal"
If the traveling salespony trade doesn't work out, he could always go into politics.
"I doubt that!", Derpy Hooves takes a quick nap in the background.
Ponies begin to get with the groove
The Flim Flam brothers putting on quite the show
Was the musical number really that good? Good enough to keep Spike from going off at Flam, that's for sure!
Ponies, singing along to the song.
Flim approaching Applejack.
" Young (and hopefully gullible) filly, might my brother and I have some of your spell-bindingly fragrant apples?"
"Cider, cider, cider, cider…"
"…cider, cider, cider, cider…"
Rainbow Dash cheering along (animated).
Even eggheads, dragons, and fashionistas like their cider.
Feel free to take a sneak peek!
Now wait, you fellers, hold it! You went and oversold it!
Ponies nodding in agreement.
I'm glad you brought that up, my dear
Big Mac, Apple Bloom, and Applejack look on.
What do you think, folks?
They've obviously learnt to dance from the same pony as Lyra
"I feel compelled to sing along!"
Wait for the big finish...
Applejack silencing her little sister.
Family in complete shock.
Ah! I just fixed this fence!
I'm finally gonna drink it!
"You can't sell that cider!"
Rainbow, don't eat dirt...
"Is this some kind of cruel joke?" Actually, yes. Yes it is.
Big Mac, carryin' Apple Bloom by the tail.
Aww look at this poor little thing!
OH, THE EQUINITY! /)o30(\
Sneaky Bloom is best Bloom.
"NOPONY CALLS ME A CHICKEN!"
Applejack's got Hooves of Stone.
Twilight looking at her beautiful hoof.
Nobody calls Granny Smith a chicken!
Thanks for the support, Twi.
Flim and Flam unimpressed.
The Flim Flam brothers yawning.
See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!
Ah think ah just peed mahself...
Isn't it such a beautiful day?
Why so serious, Rainbow Dash?
They said we could become anything we wanted, so we became apples.
Help!!! JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!!!!
Aaand they're neck-and-neck! It's anybody's race now!