Saturday, April 07, 2007
What a Magical Vacation!!
Just a few random an unedited photos from our WDW trip! We went to all the theme parks. Saw tons of characters. We first met Mickey at Animal Kingdom. Arielle fell on the way out and Mickey followed her down the path and hugged her and wiped her tears away. Awwweee! that was priceless. We did the Safari there. The next day we went to Epcot. We took turns doing the Test Track. Jeff and Daniel did Mission Space. We met Gemiel Matthews and her son T.J. (she's my fellow Flair Designs sister) at Epcot. We had lunch with her and walked thru a few of the countries before we had to say goodbye, but I ran into her, TJ and Tim at Magic Kingdom the next day! Forgot to get pics! woops! We had a Princess Dinner at Norway's Akersus - met Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Aurora. Daniel was feeling bad that day. The next day he got a shot and was off to Magic Kingdom. We stayed until midnight. We were walking around the crowd and ended up at the gate that started the beginning of the lighted parade (8-9pm??). We couldn't have planned that. It was awesome. The crowd, however, was dangerously thick. They turned people away that day at 1pm (Daniel and Jeff were coming to meet us after his doc visit and he had to tell them we were already in there so they would let them in!). We made our way thru the crowd that was gathering for the 10pm fireworks and we got on the bridge right under the wire that Tinkerbell uses to fly from the castle from. That was awesome! Then we went straight for the rides, which - YEAH! had no lines b/c it was so late. We rode Winnie the Pooh, Small World, Buzz Lightyear (all together) and then I (gulp) rode Space Mountain with Daniel. I rode it when I was his age and didn't like it any better then. At least this time they didn't have Michael Jackson music blaring in your ears. LOL. Well, that's just a few highlights. Too much to remember! Our next park was MGM Studios. Saw Lightening McQueen and 'Mater from Cars. Did the Star Wars thing (including Arielle, which she didn't like much). And oh my gosh - I did Tower of Terror. Closed my eyes the whole time except for one time when the elevator door opened. Jeff rode it next. Couldn't get a fast pass for the Rock N Roller Coaster, but really, no one wanted to ride it with Daniel. Stayed for 2 hours in the Ampitheater waiting for Fastasmia and Arielle was entertained (or entertained) some high school band girls from Ohio. That was really fun. I think my favorite parks (at least for this trip) are Magic Kingdom and Epcot. I REALLY want to go back to Epcot and take alot of time at the countries. We didn't even get to visit half of them. Daniel and Jeff liked MGM the most. I asked Arielle what her favorite ride was and she said "All of them". But, she'll tell you she didn't like the Star Wars simulator. She LOVED the Winnie the Pooh ride. Well, that's about all the highlights. Whew - we are so tired!