Friday, October 29, 2010 4

 On our fourth and final day at Disney we headed to Animal Kingdom. I really love Disney, all the parks, but Animal Kingdom is so beautiful and it might be my favorite. It has the best roller coaster, amazing shows and gorgeous scenery. We skipped the dino-land with our little ones, it has longer lines and some rides that are for bigger kiddos. Our first stop was the safari. It is like a ride through the best zoo.
 then we got to see the tree lady. Campbell loved her so much, he talked about her all day. She kind of freaked Reese out.
 Then we took the kids to get their faces painted and Amanda and I snuck off to ride the big roller coaster.
 We met some characters and then headed to the Lion King show. I LOVE the Lion King show!!! We got to sit in the front row and Campbell got picked to play instruments with the animals at the end of the show.
 We had the best trip! And a month later I am wrapping up my Disney blogging.

disney day 3

 Day 3 we headed to Magic Kingdom and Mimi stayed at the hotel for a little rest and quiet time. The kids ate popsicles at 10 o'clock in the morning, we rode lots of rides and got to meet Mary Poppins. We left the park in the early afternoon to make our lunch at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary. This is my favorite character meal because you get to meet the fab five, Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. The kids were so excited and the food was pretty good too.
 That afternoon we headed to downtown Disney, it was very no pictures. Just as the rain stopped we headed back to the hotel for a low key dinner, a little swimming, marshmallow roast, and the electric light water show that we could see from the balcony of our room. We were all so tired this day. If you have more time I think day 3 is the day to take a break. Ended the day playing with the Indiana Jones toys Campbell got and the Little Mermaid toys Reese picked.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Disney...Day 2

On our second day we got up and got going, arriving at Hollywood Studios around 10 minutes after it opened. Apparently everyone in Orlando also thought Thursday was the best day for HS, it was packed. It was also the hottest day of our trip and in my opinion HS is not the best 5 year old park. They have lots of preschool stuff which our BIG 5 year olds thought they were too big for and some fun bigger kid stuff, but mostly shows instead of rides. Our main reason for visiting this park is because of the Toy Story ride that none of us had ever been on. We got a fastpass for it, but our wait was about 6 hours.In the mean time we did get to meet some characters, have a character lunch, Amanda and I rode Tower of Terror, saw Indiana Jones show, ate ice cream, did Little Mermaid show, and visited the Star Wars shop.
Campbell, who is currently loving Indiana Jones, was so excited about this show. Amanda got picked from the audience to be an extra which made the whole thing even more fun.
When our time came we were all thrilled to use our fastpass for Toy Story, it had a 2 hour standby line. I am not one for a 2 hour line, but the ride really was great and I was thankful that we waited around for our fastpass time. For those who don't Disney or haven't in the past 10 years the fastpass is amazing!

Straight after Toy Story we hoped on the boat and headed to Epcot. We got to do Figment, Soarin, and spent lots of time in the Nemo ride and aquarium.
This might have been one of Campbell's favorite parts and made me want to take the boys to an aquarium some time soon.
The kids really held up well and we for sure pushed them to the limit by staying in the park to watch the fireworks from the outdoor restaurant in Mexico.
This night we took a taxi back to the hotel and Campbell was so excited that he had to call Pete and tell him all about the yellow taxi....funny how we could have stayed in LR and rode a cab and C would have thought that was amazing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Disney Day 1

 We headed out of NLR on a Tuesday evening, almost a month ago, to spend the night in Memphis and catch an early morning direct flight to I guess this is really day 2, but day 1 at Disney. We arrived at MCO around noon with two anxious kiddos. Luckily because Disney is amazing and has every little detail covered we did not even have to wait on our bags. We headed straight to our hotel and hopped on the monorail to Magic Kingdom. I think we were on our first ride by 2 o'clock.
Amanda and I are Disney crazy (think between the two of us we are around 20 visits) and we had planned the days with colored coated charts and plans for what to see and what days to see it. We started the day with the Buzz Lightyear ride, a crowd favorite. If you zoom in on the pictures of the picture below you can see that my mom and I are taking it very seriously.
 Next we headed to the Tea Cups, this was my absolute favorite ride as a child. We were super lucky with small crowds. We rode this 2 or three times this first day.
 These pictures aren't great technically speaking, but I love them! These kiddos were having the time of their lives.
 This was our first time to do the Disney Dining plan and I think C's favorite part was all the dessert. He got to have ice cream every day.
 The above picture is important because I think it might be the only time in my life I have seen my mom on a roller coaster....even if it is in the kiddie land it still counts.
On our first day we were lucky enough to meet Reese's favorite character, Stitch, and Campbell's favorites, Chip & Dale. And we got to meet every one's favorites, Mickey and Minnie.
 Campbell and Reese were really up for anything! They loved all things fast and as soon as they were over they were both asking to go again.
 We got to see and do so much that first day and were out of the park by 7 to go to our super yummy dinner at The Wave.

I have not blogged in a month....crazy how the time flies. I am committed to blogging about this wonderful trip. We took Wilson and Dylan when they were 5 and had such a great time with these 2 five year olds.