Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Disney Trip Day 4

OK, I guess I’m doing updates every two days now :)

Yesterday we headed over to Epcot and started the morning by getting our fast passes for Soarin. We went to The Circle of Life show - an environmental fable, because the kids love Lion King. After we saw that we stood in line for a while and saw Nemo and the fishies. After that we went on Soarin and took advantage of the parent swap. You have to be 40” to ride it (of course my daughter was ecstatic), so hubby took her and my dad on it while I waited with my son. When they were done, hubby and my daughter and I were able to get right back on while my dad waited with my son. Disney truly has thought of everything!

After that we headed to lunch. This was a last minute reservation as we were originally supposed to be in the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday and I had made reservations there. We ended up having a really nice lunch (we had catfish, roast beef, turkey, potatoes, green beans and carrots for us, and then chicken fingers, mac ‘n cheese and French fries for the kids, served family style) and got to see Mickey, Pluto and Chip and Dale. We actually saw each of them a couple times over the course of the meal. Pluto made us mad by stating he was a gator fan with his “arms” (Buckeyes don’t like gators), so that was a fun joke each time “he” came around. Chip and Dale truly were the best…the first time they really spent a lot of time with the kids. Then the next time Dale came around, he cut up carrots for the kids and fed them to them! After my daughter ate all of hers, he wrote out on a napkin “For eating all her carrots she deserves a cupcake.” My daughter was so excited and I didn’t mention that her dinner came with a cupcake anyway :)

After lunch the kids fell asleep in the stroller really quickly, which was so nice because it allowed us to walk around the Worlds in Epcot…something we never would have been able to do if they were awake. As we were rounding out the “trip around the world” we saw Snow White and Dopey and since this was the only princess my daughter had not yet seen, we woke her up so she could meet her and get her autograph and picture taken.

After we did that we headed over to the Magic Kingdom for another night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. When we went Sunday night it was on comp tickets, so we still had the tickets that I had paid for. We debated back and forth trying to decide whether we should try to sell the tickets (it was sold out) or go in for a while. We knew that we were all exhausted (our first day without a nap for the adults!), so we knew we only had a couple hours in us (or so we thought :) ). We ended up going in again.

The first place we went was to get some hot chocolate and cookies (all free during the party). It was really good! Then we watched a little of the Christmas show and then headed back to get a place for the parade. I’m not a huge parade person, but this one was really neat…everyone was dressed up for Christmas and we got to see the princesses and Woody and Buzz!

After that we decided one ride and then we were out of there. Ha! We went on the Winnie the Pooh ride, and as we were leaving we heard that Minnie and Mickey and Princess Aurora and Prince whatever his name is were back in Toontown. We hadn’t seen Minnie yet (my son’s favorite) and I wasn’t sure how we were going to, so we headed back. Of course my daughter informed us right as we were at the front that she had to go potty, but she held out fine and we went in and got some great pictures and time with Mickey and Minnie. My son even kissed her hand!

After that we headed out of the park (time was now 11:00) and went straight to sleep (after waiting for a bus of course). We had already decided that we would sleep in the next day :)

11 comments:

Kellie said...

Sounds magical :)

Sherry said...

Now that's a fantastic post, your description of everything just awesome. So thoughtful of you too knowing how tired you have to be. Disney World is magical fun and tiring so thanks so much for all the details of your day. I feel as though I am right there with you!!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a fun but tiring day!!

Dani said...

You guys sound like you are having such a great time!! Also sounds exhausting so I hope the kids let you sleep in a bit.
Thanks for the updates!

radioactive girl said...

It sounds like so much fun! I want to go back now!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

So. Much. Fun!

lisa's chaos said...

I think maybe they spike the kids' lunches so the parents can have some time with kids' sleeping. :) Sounds like fun and tiring.

Kelly M said...

Sounds like you are all having a GREAT time!! Say hello to Mickey for me! :)

Edie said...

Isn't it amazing how much you can cram into one day at Disney?? Sounds like tons of fun!

Amy W said...

I miss it...

That Chick Over There said...

Soarin' is just awesome, isn't it? I loved that ride!