Monday, December 03, 2007

Disney Trip - Days 2 and 3

OK, I’m a couple of days behind :)

Sunday was a very busy day for us…we got up and headed to the Magic Kingdom. We walked in as Mickey and Minnie were putting on a show in front of the castle with all of their friends. Seeing my daughter’s face when she saw the princesses for the first time was priceless! She was completely in awe! After the show we headed towards Splash Mountain and we saw Raffiki and Timone from Lion King, which is currently the kids’ favorite movie (they watched it on the plane down here). My son wouldn’t go near them but my daughter did! When we got to Space Mountain we were just going to get a fast pass but the wait time was 5 minutes, so this ended up being not only her first big “roller coaster” ride, but the first ride of the trip. When we went past the first cast member he looked at her and said “she’s tall enough” and she let out a scream! Throughout the ride she got a little nervous and kept telling us to tell her when the hill was coming. She did fantastic! We went down the hill (did I mention we were in the first row??) and she screamed like I did and we got soaked! Afterwards she said “I want to do it again!”

We then went and rode Peter Pan’s Flight and played in the Winnie The Pooh play area. After that we visited some characters and then went and had lunch. We went to this neat place that let us build our own burgers and they were great!

After lunch we headed back to the hotel for naps (for everyone!). When we woke up we headed over to Epcot for dinner with the Princesses at Akershus. My daughter was dressed up in her Sleeping Beauty dressed and it was great! She got autographs from Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Ariel and then autograph and picture with Belle. The dinner was good and my daughter had a blast!

After that we headed over to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It was very festive over there and we watched a beautiful fireworks display. The castle had lights on it that made it look like millions of diamonds were on it and then lighting effects made it look purple. It was gorgeous! I promise that I will post pictures when our connection is better. Then we rode some rides and it snowed on Main Street! We didn’t end up getting back to our room until 12:30 AM!

Monday we had the Princess Tea Party. Again, my daughter got on her beautiful dress and we headed over to the Grand Floridian. The minute she walked into the hotel she was treated like Royalty. The nice ladies sent us back to the waiting area which just happens to be by a gigantic gingerbread house. Remember the carousel made of gingerbread? Apparently some other resorts make huge things out of gingerbread as well, and at this one it was a gigantic house (I think the top reached up to the second floor of the hotel).

Once it was time, they announced each princess by their name (all the little girls) and we headed in. Each girl was given a crown, and then at her seat was an Aurora doll for her to take home along with a charm bracelet (which has become my new addiction – getting her new charms). A lady named “Rose Petal” was the narrator and sang and told stories while we had tea (apple juice for the girls) and sandwiches. Then Sleeping Beauty came in for pictures and autographs and was absolutely wonderful with the girls.

After the tea we came back and took a nice long nap. It was such a lazy day! After our naps I took my daughter to a play area that was on a beach at our hotel. She played while I sat in a lounge chair and read. It was so very relaxing.

We didn’t have any reservations for dinner, so I called and checked a few places and we were able to get in to Boma at The Animal Kingdom Lodge at 9:40! So we headed over there and just walked around and loved it! I’m not an animal person, but it was so cool that animals were just roaming around! We saw zebra and some other animals I didn’t recognize. Then we saw around a huge fire in wooden rocking chairs. Dinner ended up being fantastic and we had a great time.

Phew! What a busy two days! But we’ve had a blast! Tomorrow we are heading to Epcot again…is it bad that I’m already looking forward to a nap???


Anonymous said...

Not bad you're looking forward to a nap :) Maybe you should take the week after you get home off so you can recover from your vacation!!

The tea party sounds so fun--I love that each princess got their own doll!!

Edie said...

Naps are what make a vacation a good one!! :)

Sounds like you are having a BLAST.

We usually eat at Boma too. It's a very interesting place and the Lodge is amazing!

Amy W said...

Cool! I love reading about your trip!!

Sherry said...

OH you have described your trip so well, I felt like I was right there with you!! You should print out your post so you can put them in an album, along with all the pictures I know you are taking. Make that your Disney World album and in the years to come, your children will be able to read it and the memories will come flooding back.
I know we all appreciate you taking the time out from your vacation to let us know all that you are doing.
Keep on having fun, relaxing and napping all you want!!!

Rachel said...

That's what vacations are for! Naps!!!

radioactive girl said...

I'm so glad you are having so much fun! We had an AWESOME time too and I already want to go back. In fact, right now my kids are at the kitchen table making books about their trip and how much fun it was.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

The whole princess thing is just so great! My girls would have adored that when they were your daughter's age.