December 31, 2009

Disney Trip pt.3

We started off this day by having a great breakfast at our resort’s restaurant. It was buffet style.  There were a lot of traditional foods to choose from with a little Spanish flare added to some of them. 

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After filling our belly’s we were off to the Magic Kingdom!IMG_5960

It was very foggy that morning, but we knew that would quickly change! The high was about 87* that day which is a good 10* above normal for that time of year.IMG_5962

You couldn’t even see the castle from Main Street!IMG_5965

We did really good with the character greetings.  The kids wanted to meet everybody and since we were there for so long we didn’t mind waiting for that.  I’m sure next time we go we won’t do this as much. 

Hailey and Daisy DuckIMG_5963

Jack and PlutoIMG_5964  IMG_5966

They picked out their ‘ears’ that morning.IMG_5967

Our first ride of the day… It’s a Small World. 

Proof that Jack rode:IMG_5981IMG_5968    IMG_5974I promise Darren did not ride this by himself!!   


Tigger and Pooh IMG_5986 IMG_5988Alien eating Jack’s head!  IMG_5991 IMG_5992Mickey’s house  IMG_5994

I liked the tomatoes and pumpkins!IMG_5995 IMG_5996

Minnie and MickeyIMG_5997 Inside Minnie’s house… you can tell Jack is ready for lunch!IMG_5998After lunch it was time for the parade! And look, there’s the castle!! We can finally see it through all the fog!  IMG_6003


Woody shook Jack’s hand… I thought he was going to pass out!IMG_6030We took a little rest after the parade back in our room and then headed back to M.K. for the evening.    IMG_6035

I’m so thankful we took our stroller.  First of all they are super expensive to rent everyday. Secondly I never realized how much my 6 and 4 yr old would use it.  Jack pretty much sat in it the whole time. 

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We all loved the Buzz Lightyear ride!!IMG_6045   IMG_6049 IMG_6051 IMG_6059 

Hailey and Daddy riding the teacups!IMG_6063 

She also rode Space Mountian that night too! And LOVED it!!

The castle is decorated with tons of lights at night and we got a great view of Tinkerbell (the REAL one) flying out the top over Main Street before the fireworks show!  IMG_6071 IMG_6072

We called it a night and headed for our bus. IMG_6073

Up Next: Epcot

December 29, 2009

Disney Trip pt.2

After checking into our hotel, we headed out for a long night at Hollywood Studios.  We got there about 5pm and had extra hours till 11pm.  Here are the kids in front of  the tree right outside the park entrance. 


Right of the bat we were able to convince Jack to ride the Star Wars ride.  He protested through the line but never cried.  He did great and we were so happy to get that under our belt… But each ride was preceded with a big pep talk.

One of the coolest things we got to see there that night was the Osborne Festival of Lights.  Every inch of the buildings were covered in lights and they all danced to the Christmas music. IMG_5892 IMG_5893 Hailey just loved it!IMG_5894 IMG_5895 IMG_5897

It started “snowing” too!IMG_5898 IMG_5899

We ran over to Pizza Planet for dinner! (if you’ve seen Toy Story you know how cool Pizza Planet is!)IMG_5900 IMG_5902

We ate pizza (big surprise) and played a couple of games.IMG_5901 

Darren even played a little too.IMG_5903 IMG_5906

We saw Fantasmic.  It was awesome and these pictures do not do it justice.  IMG_5911  IMG_5919 IMG_5916IMG_5924 IMG_5925 Toy Story Midway Mania! was on our agenda next.  IMG_5926 IMG_5927 IMG_5930

We all enjoyed this ride!!IMG_5931

The Little Mermaid show. 

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Darren and Hailey rode the Tower or Terror!!!  She loved it and was talking 90mph after she got off.  IMG_5949

Up next: Magic Kingdom