Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Disney World Vacation

Our Disney Tip was great! My sister in law Chrystl flew out and met us there which made it so much easier to take 5 kids under 8 to Disney world! It only took us 13 hours to get there, our kids did not even want to stop for bathroom breaks! We started with the Magic Kingdom and there is no way to describe the excitement that the kids had. Even Taryn was squeeling for joy! It was all decorated for Christmas and even when we were leaving that night, they had smow machines going on main street. It was cool! When I asked what the top things were for that day, Space Mountain was at the top (that was my favorite too) and Pirates of the Caribbean, and the jungle cruise. All oldies that I loved as a child! We had fun with the shows and parades too. It was a nice day weather wise, which fooled us into thinking Florida is nice in November. (HA!)- It was in th high 80's the rest of the week- Hot and Humid!

The next day we went to Disney Hollywood studios. I was unsure how this would go because I heard it wasnt as kid friendly, but we really had fun there. My kids (even Madison on occasion) are really into Power Rangers. We were first in line to meet them. The red ranger liked Logan's Power ranger shoes. I told him Logan's favorite color is red because of him. We also saw High School Musical 3 shows which was fun for Madison. We saw 28 charachters at this park with relatively short waits. Everyone who was tall enough except mom(we ran out of time) went on the Tower of Terror. They thought is was awesome!! We also saw Playhouse Disney LIVE, which was huge for my youngest 2. We decided to try a charachter meal, and had a blast with the Little Einsteins. We ended the night with Fantasmic, which is the best Disney show that I have seen!

The next day we went to the Animal Kingdom. It has so hot and humid we felt like we really were in the rainforest! We loved the safari though, the animals did not dissapoint. We rode the Mt Everest roller coaster 3 times (thank you Fast Pass!) In the early afternoon we got caught in a down poor, luckily the KIDS had their rain ponchos, the adults had forgotten their umbrellas. Oh well, it did cool us down!

On the 4th day we did magic kingdom again since we had only done half the park before, and they were going to have a Spectro Magic Parade and Fireworks show that night only. Those were both great and worth staying for. We made it this time to Splash mountain, Thunder mountain, and Pirates again. My 3 year old was asking for the Haunted Mansion again-go figure! We also were able to see some more shows, and meet Tigger, Pooh and Ariel (all after long lines-uugg!)

On our last day we went to Epcot. We were not sure if the kids would like it, but they had added a lot of rides since I went 20 years ago. They loved the mission space, the test track and the Nemo attractions. Actually in Turtle Talk with Crush Madison was picked out for him to talk to. Then he asked where her dad was and he talked with him too. It is cool to see an animated charachter talking with you. By night time we were making our way to the world showcase. Everything was so beautiful all lit up. We stopped in a few different countires to try their foods. I think the kids liked the pastries from France the most! By the time we made it to Mexico, it began to poor rain again, we were pretty much done and it was 8:30 so we were ready to go.

We had been trying to get here for 5 years, and something always got in the way. It was worth it to plan and go this year, it is a vacation we hope to do again!!