Friday, May 07, 2010

Typhoon Lagoon

Second full day was at Disney's Typhoon lagoon. THe day looked dreary and rainy, but it was hot and humid so us, and about 20 other brave people headed to the waterpark. It was dead there, we walked on everything and enjoyed an extremely quiet park.

The crush and gusher. I had to bribe the kids to ride this, and then they couldn't get enough!

That evening we headed to Hollywood studios. It started to pour when we got there and we jumped into the Toy storia mania line, just to stay dry! Strange thing that evening was we ran into some friends of ours from church. I figured the chances of seeing them was pretty rare so it was funny to run into them.
We met some car characters. It was pouring when I took this picture, a cast member held a poncho over me as I snapped it.
We ended up at the Animation building and walked in to a very lonely Mickey. No one was there and he was looking around for someone to come visit him. We took advantage of this and got lots of great time with Mickey and pictures.

That evening we had planned to watch Fantasmic but it was cancelled due to bad weather (we did get to see it later in the week)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Magic Kingdom

After our breakfest with mickey, we had a bit of time to kill before Magic kingdom opened for the day. We hopped on the monorail and road it around the park. We then stopped at Magic kingdom. The kids were beyond excited went they spotted the castle from the monorail and I have to admit I was a little teary eyed seeing there excitment. Entering disney is defiantly magical and it is so easy to get caught up in this fairytale land.
The day was a hot one. The hottest day we had the entire time and coming from a cold winnipeg day before, it was defaintly a shock to the system, but wonderful all at the same time. This is the first time the kids have experienced heat, in the middle of winter and they thought it was so exciting to be wearing shorts and tanktops.
Thanx to the disney queen in the family (Nichole) She had hooked me up with loads of advice that helped our trip run extremely smooth, included software that printed our iternary, and listed ride wait times, etc..... Following this helped us walk on every ride and elimated every wait. Defiantly worth the $20, although I did lose my iternary on the teacups on one time and panicked......thankfully, it was still there when I went back to check.
Dumbo was the kids first disney ride. Although Liam and I only discovered the buttun that controls our dumbos up and down movements at the very end. It was still fun!

Thunder mountain railway.
Splash mountain. Our favorite. We rode this one alot.
The haunted mansion. This was Liam's favorite ride, although the others didn't like it much.
Mickey show at the castle. Cassidys first glimpse of her favorite princess Sleeping beauty.
Liam at 4pm on day 1. Exhausted. We headed back to our room for a swim and rest break. Highly recommend staying at a disney resort. The buses were always running and it was a short trip back to the resort, and when we wanted to return to the park, we just hopped back on our bus. Plus the transportation is free.
We headed back that evening to watch Wishes. What a perfect way to end our first disney day.

Off to day, typhoon lagoon water park.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Breakfest with mickey

First full day at disney!
The weather was beautiful, already in tanktops and shorts. We had a 7:10am breakfest with Mickey so I arranged a cab to drive us since the resort buses were not running yet.
This is a view of the pool early in the morning.
We arrived at the Contemporary resort and waited until we were seating. It was a yummy breakfest buffet.
Best part about it......the fab five.
Goofy was the first one to come out. Liam's face was priceless. He was in such awe at the real characters.
Of course Mickey...
Then donald...
and finally Pluto.
Off to ride the monorail to Magic Kingdom......

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Disney Trip Report Part #1

This was our living room tuesday morning, before we left. The kids were extremely excited with anticipation.
Our Magical Express luggage tags.
The kids had some time to play at the airport before we went through security. 3pm our flight took off. This was Aidan and Liam's first flight. (cassidy has flown before) Liam did get a big scared as we were being taxied out to the runway.

He stated very loudly "can we walk?"

We finally arrived in orlando at around 8:30 at night. We made our way to the magical express counter and got on our shuttle to the airport.
It was late and dark so I didn't catch a picture of our bus.....but this was it.

We arrived at the Disney All star Music resort at about 9pm that night. I checked in and although we had a little mixup with our groceries order, we got it sorted out. The kids had special baskets waiting for them. Complete with autograph books, pens, light spinners, stuffies and personalized mickey ears! They were all set for our Mickey breakfest the next morning.

Stay tuned for day 2 at the Magic kingdom....