Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Fall Break-Part Two
Well, after a restful break, we headed over to Disney World. We were welcomed at the Disney World Fort Wilderness resort where we stayed in two cabins. (I reccommend this resort if you have a large group or lots of kids only). Once we were settled in, we headed to Magic Kingdom for the evening. We enjoyed several rides and the SpectroMagic Parade that night.
The next morning we were up bright and early for a day at MGM Studios. We had a great time, and the little girls even got to run out and be in the High School Musical Pep Rally. For lunch we dined with The Little Einsteins and Jojo and Goliath from Playhouse Disney. Too cute!!! The highlight of the day was seeing the little girls face their fears and ride Tower of Terror. Little T just screamed, hid her head in my lap, and yelled "I'm dying, this is what it feels it like to die". To which I just laughed even louder, I love rides like that. I was proud of them!!
The older kids enjoyed a day of fun on the "roller coasters" and "big rides" as the little ones called it.
On Wednesday, we spent the morning at Epcot and the afternoon at Animal Kingdom. We also dined with the Princesses at lunch, which the girls loved. Our highlight this day was getting the entire family (minus Johnny) on Test Track at Epcot. We all loved this high speed thrill ride. By the time we got to Animal Kingdom on this afternoon, it was 90 degrees. We all hit our moment of real exhaustion on this day. Thankfully, Animal Kingdom was open late for resort guests and the crowd thinned out after 6 or so. We loved the Safari and got a really good show of the lions as it was late in the day.
Thursday was our big day at Magic Kingdom. We arrived early for an extra magic hour and headed straight to FantasyLand. By 10:00 we were done with all the "kiddie" rides, including Small World twice which little J sang over and over and over. Very cute. We even ran into some great friends from home. How nice to see a familiar face when you have looked at strangers for a week. We headed to Mickey's Toontown Fair where we ALL met Mickey. He got a little overwhelmed when he saw the size of our group and even backed himself into a corner. The cutest was when the entire family took up an entire train on Goofy's roller coaster, even little J rode it. J faced backwards and videoed the family on this ride. It turned out well. For lunch we dined with Pooh and friends, (the big kids left us). We all loved Pooh, who doesn't? Our day there ended with a show in front of Cinderella's castle, it was a great end to a great trip.
J and I decided that since everyone has now been to Disney we WILL NOT return for at least 5 years, so please hold me accountable everyone. I usually get the itch around 2-3 years later. Why and how is it you forget the heat, lines, whining, and crowds once you return home? I guess it's the kid in all of us that loves Disney, the magic is just contagious. What great memories!!!