Saturday, September 26, 2009

Disney Trip Day 6

Our last full day in Florida was spent in Epcot. It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. It is Jeff's favorite park. We went on Soarin first! Jaden said he did not like it, although, I think he secretly did. He went on it with Jeff and then with me. I love Disney's baby switch system. That worked well for us! I liked Soarin. It left me with a little bit of vertigo, but otherwise, it was a nice relaxing ride. Afterward, we went to the Seas. We got to talk to Crush from Finding Nemo. The kids enjoyed that! The Nemo ride was pretty cheesy!

We made it to World Showcase at Rope Drop! Cassidy was excited to see some of her favorite characters again!

Afterward, we headed to World Showcase. Jaden loved the Kim Possible mission. He had to save the world in whatever country they gave him. That was awesome. When we go back, we hope to let him do several other missions in different countries. We only did two countries because we wanted to check out other things. While Jeff and Jaden were saving the world, Cassidy and I had some fun with Mulan. She was so nice. She even played around with Jaden, which he didn't like! LOL

I had some awesome Moroccan food! Loved it!!!!

Here are some other things we enjoyed in Epcot:

For dinner, we headed to the Grand Floridian. We had reservations at 1900 Park Fare. We were looking forward to this. It was dinner with Cinderella and her stepsisters! We couldn't wait! It really was awesome. Cinderella even picked Cassidy to dance with! That was so cool. They made her feel so special. Of course, my favorite was the stepsisters and the "to die for" bread pudding with vanilla sauce! LOL

I have to say that the Grand Floridian is beautiful. If we ever have a chance to stay there, I will definitely go!
Afterward, we headed back to Epcot. Cassidy had a little accident there after playing in the water, so she had to wear her Cinderella dress the rest of the day.

We found a great seat to watch Illuminations and waited for abougt 45 minutes. It was by far our favorite fireworks show of all of the parks. After that, it was late and the kids fell asleep while we watched a show about the history of our country. I enjoyed a very good French sugar crepe. It was time to head back to the room. We were tired, but we hated for it all to be over!

I will post about our last day next time!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 5 of Disney Trip

This was Hollywood Studios day. I knew this would probably be our least favorite day. I had heard from many people that is was more for teenagers. We noticed this just a few hours into the park. We headed to the younger area first. Cassidy enjoyed watching the Playhouse Disney Live, but I thought it was cheesy! But, Cassidy got to meet several characters she loves!

We enjoyed the stunt show. Jaden thought that was cool. Afterward, we ate at Pizza Planet. I was excited to eat there, as I love Toy Story! I even tried to win an alien with the claw, but I didn't. bummer..

The thrill of the day was when Jaden became a Padawan! We loved this!

We loved the Toys Story Mania ride. I really wish we had a Wii so we could get the game! I just know we would love that. Fantasmic was awesome and we had good seats! The day ended well with Fantasmic, but we were a little let down by the park itself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 4 of Disney Trip

This was my favorite day! We headed back to the Magic Kingdom. It was so nice, but I hated to leave.
We started the day off by going to breakfast at Cinderella's castle before the park opened! It was nice strolling down Main Street with very few people. Cassidy was very excited to see all of the princesses. Jaden was less than thrilled, but he made it through!

Making her wish!

Afterward, we headed into the park at rope drop!
I love this picture:

Jaden was excited to ride the rides in Tomorrowland. It was his favorite section of the park.
Cassidy met Tinkerbell, Fawn, and silvermist! We were so excited for her to see the fairies. Tinkerbell has been her favorite for quite some time now. Then, it decided to rain awhile. It didn't really stop us!

I must say, we all looked cute in our ponchos!
We met several more characters that day but was so excited to meet one of our favorites, Mary Poppins! She was delightful! And, Cassidy walked away and said, "Mommy, her lips are beautiful!". Hahaha

It was really sad leaving that day. I know that we plan on coming back in 2 years (more on that later), but it was still sad. We were tired and ready to leave, but it just feels so magical there.

Some of my favorite things about Magic Kingdom:
1. All of the cast members are friendly. They make it feel so magical there!
2. The characters made my kids feel like they were the only kids there.
3. Pirate Tutorial
4. Main Street
5. Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
6. Jaden's love for the Pirate's of the Carribean and the Buzz Lightyear ride.
7. Cinderella's stepsisters
8. And, yes, Cinderella's castle!
So, we were done with the Magic Kingdom. The next day, we were headed to Hollywood Studios.