Monday, December 6, 2010

Have I kept you waiting long enough?

Disney Part 2

So bright and early Friday we were up and off to the first park. This day we hit Animal Kingdom and it was really cool.

Abby was rocking her new outfit!

We walked around checking out animals first thing. My fav definitely had to be the Gorillas they are just awesome and huge and they are just right there across the water staring back at you with those huge brown eyes and you think to yourself "what is going thru his head right now staring back at me" and then u think maybe he is debating how hard it would be to clear that water and rip your arms off and beat you over the head with them:) jk, it is the happiest place in the world afterall so surely he has good thoughts in his head!

Then we were off to our safari breakfast
Abby was SO excited to finally get to sink her teeth into one of those Mickey waffles

We had breakfast with Donald, Mickey, Goofy and Daisy

Then we were onto the safari ride it was alot of fun and we saw tons of animals, once again the animals were right there beside the truck. The baby elephant was a favorite of everyone you almost wish you could just get out and go play with it!

We rode lots of fun rides including the big one Expedition Everest and it was SO fun it was the first really big coaster Wyatt had ever ridden and he loved it, I was so proud of him. We saw some fun shows and had a great time with everyone-did I mention everyone? Well there were 10 of us total!! Us four, Shane's sis and her family and Shane's dad and his wife. Pappy and Mindi made this entire trip possible!! It was a big ol' family trip that had been in the works for some time.

I am gonna skip Saturday because it was just so awesome and magical it will need it's own post!

Sunday we did some transportation hoping:) we rode a boat to the Contemporary hotel

Then we took the monorail to the Polynesian to have breakfast with Mickey, Lilo, Stitch, and Pluto.

Then off to Hollywood Studios
Once again there was tons to do and we tried to get it all done! My feet have never hurt so bad in my life! But our main ride we had to hit was the Tower of Terror. Abby had talked so much about this ride not really knowing anything about it but that she was big enough to ride it. I knew what it did and wasn't sure how she would react but she was bound to ride it and ride it we did-3 times!! It ended up being their favorite ride.

We watched the Beauty and the Beast show which of course Abby loved!

We watched a cool stunt, saw some great Christmas lights and that night watched the awesome Fantasmic show and then headed to the last ride of the night. The Aerosmith Rockin Roller Coaster and once again it would be a first for Wyatt-going upside down! He was super brave once again and loved it.

It was late but we couldn't resist heading over to Magic Kingdom since they were having extra magic hours that night! We strolled thru the candy store then made our way back to the Haunted Mansion:) Then back to the hotel after another long day

Monday we just winged it. We made a plan to get some things done that we hadn't been able to do the day before at Hollywood Studios since we had gotten there late. Wyatt was dying to do the Jedi training but we had been to late to sign up the day before so Shane and Wyatt headed straight back to get in line the moment we got there which was moments after it opened. Abby and I headed straight to the Toy Story ride line because the day before the wait had been anywhere from 70 min to 120 min!! OH yes that is crazy. Shane got Wyatt a time slot and met us we waited about 40 mins and rode the ride:) It was fun but there is no way I would have waited 70 min to ride it.

Then we headed to his Jedi training, he was so excited. They got up on stage and a Jedi master trained them and then Darth shows up and they all get to fight him! Wyatt volunteered to go first which I could not believe.

We headed back to Magic Kingdom again hit Mickey's Toon Town and waited to meet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider which was our main reason for going back that day.

then we got one of those oh so yummy Mickey frozen ears

We headed back to the hotel for just a minute to unload some stuff, but then Abby was distracted by the hair girl and ended up getting a new do.

Then we were off to Epcot, while waiting at the hotel we met another family who also had 2 kids and they all hit it off and were like instant friends they rode with each other and talked the entire way to the park. I am pretty sure the boy would have just stuck with us the entire time had his mom not insisted he not leave with strangers once we got to the park:) They were from Canada which was pretty cool for the kids. That is just another great thing about Disney; you can meet people from everywhere, earlier while in line we had met a family that was from England.

We hadn't planned on going to Epcot but we had some spare time and everyone else was over there so we went to meet up with them. We spent just a little time there rode a couple rides (Abby loved going 70mph in the test track ride which is sorta like riding in a convertible car) then we watched the fireworks and headed back to the hotel after another LONG day.

Oh and while there Abby finally got to meet Minnie!

Well that about sums it up, well except for Saturday at Magic Kingdom but like I said it need it's own post. We loved every minute of it. The kids loved spending time with their cousins that they don't get to see to often and I know Pappy and Mindi loved seeing the kids have an awesome time.


Smoochiefrog said...

It looks like y'all had a blast!

Heather and Jason said...

Gosh, that post made me tired just reading it!! Glad the kids had such a blast and did everything they wanted!

Elizabeth said...

I am with Heather. Ya'll were non stop for sure. So much fun!