Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Disney World Day 2: Magic Kingdom













Day two brought us to the Magic Kingdom!  Clark often split off and went with other cousins while we ran around and did rides.  We also met up as well.  This day I was in charge of meals the whole day.  We got up a little later than normal....probably 6:00am haha, and purposely showed up at the Magic Kingdom after it opened.  We were wiped out from the day before.























It was so fun seeing the castle!















 We hung out with Steven a couple of times so his parents could go on rides together.

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The Muppets!















Our first ride of the day I think was actually this safari ride....can't remember the name.  The Disney lady that hosted the ride said a rude, sarcastic comment to Haley (to me it was rude) and I was not happy about that.  Not a great start to a magical day. 
















The Swiss Family Robinson tree house.  Pretty cool!



















We loved the Tiki Room.  I remember going to the Tiki Room at Disneyland.














Steven loved it.  So cute!




















There was a treasure hunt the kids could do. With a map they searched for different clues and locations.

















We enjoyed a fun ride around the park as well.  I think this is on the train, but I can't remember.....
















Out last ride for the day was the haunted mansion.  We chose to wait the 60 minutes in line and visit and eat dinner. 
























This was earlier in the day, but we enjoyed the Toy Story ride.  It was fun when you walked into the ride the room was oversized, as if you were a toy.






















Out of order, but all in all, a good day at the Magic Kingdom.  We spend most of the day by Splash Mountain area and went back and forth to performances.  We had another day there later in the week, so it worked out well.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Disney World Day 1:Epcot

Christmas Day dawned bright and early.  We were up at about 5:00am with the hopes of getting to Epcot early.  Though it wasn't a normal Christmas morning we will had the kids line up.  We have it on record that Haley was first, though we might let her go first again at home this coming Christmas.
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The kids were told that they were getting one small, boring present and that was it.  Well, Deborah went all out and got them a cinch bad, treats and activities for the park, a water bottle and umbrella, pins and a lanyard for pin trading, etc.  So fun!!!  It was so awesome of her to put it all together.  We of course all chipped in and paid for our kids, but she did all the Mickey heads and all the gathering and sorting of awesome goodies.
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Obviously not happy about something......it's not like we were doing any cool that day like going to Disney World......
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We even had pumpkin pie and egg nog that morning, trying to keep somewhat with tradition. Also everyone received a mini box of cereal in their stocking!

Almost there.  Our first time!
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We made it to Epcot!!! We were some of the first people in line which was fun. There was lots of waiting, but it was worth being up front!
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Out of all the kids, I think Haley was so happy and delighted to be at Disney World.  I loved seeing her excitement.  (I could be wrong!)
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I didn't know this but Epcot has a world section with different countries which we all enjoyed exploring.
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Pin trading!
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Okay, the Cool Club was awesome.  It has different flavors of soda from around the world that you get to try for free.  SO fun!
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My parents rented scooters for the week.  There was a bit of a fiasco with them that morning.  The proper instructions were related and the scooters stopped working.  They finally got another set and by the afternoon they were zooming around.
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On one of the rides we saw some of the greenhouses that Disney uses.  I didn't know they produced much of their own food right at their parks.  Pretty cool.
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For lunch we all met up at the San Angel Inn. 
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We got to sit across from the Ereksons which was fun.






















































 I told the hostess that it was my birthday on Saturday and she said that was close enough and they brought me a treat and sang a birthday song to me!



































We saw a few performances like some Chinese acrobats above, and then about some Christmas traditions.  This lady told us about Italian Christmas traditions.  We also saw a cute performance set in Norway.



























The pictures taken on rides were some of the best!

































The Norway performers.....





















And we all loved Test Track.  So fun. We had a fast pass for it that night.









































I think all the kids fell asleep on the way to the rental, about a 20 minute drive.  A great first day!