S: The Salvador's Walt Disney World Vacation 2011
BC: Thanks for the Magic!! | Emil, Michelle, Alyssa & Brandon | Mr.Disney and your World,
1: It's a dream of many families...to visit the most magical place on earth. Thanks to some "magic" from a long time ago, the dream became a reality for The Salvador's.
2: Monday, August 29, 2011 After Daddy's 3rd night, we were on our way!! Despite a 2hr border wait, we had plenty of time to have dinner and make our flight - Airtran Flight 1180 from BUF to MCO.
3: We're HERE!! Taking the tram from the airport to the terminal.
4: At about 1100 pm, after an entertaining Disney Magical Express ride to Disney's All Star Movies Resort courtesy of bus driver "Michael", we were welcomed by a huge "Bucket 'O Soldiers", "RC" and the rest of the gang!!
6: A Mickey head made out of towels!! Time to rest for a few hours before our magical vacation officially starts!
7: Tuesday August 30, 2011 Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow EPCOT
8: "Turtle Talk with Crush" was a great interactive show... "DUDE.....CHA"
9: Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway was a little later than we're used to, 10:55am, but it was definitely worth the wait!!
10: Buffet breakfasts of fruits, cheeses, deli meats, Mickey waffles, and all the eggs, bacon, sausages and mac & cheese pie you could ever want!
11: Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella and Ariel came to chat, take pictures and sign autographs. Then the kids took part in the "Princess Procession" where they walked around the restaurant with "The Girls" and all the other princes and princesses.
12: Hola Amigos!! | Mexico
13: Mulan | "Are you here to join my army? Can I see your muscles?"
18: Japan The Land of the Rising Sun
20: Last stops, France & O Canada! Thanks for a great trip around the world EPCOT...
21: ...a little bit of afternoon rain finished off Magical Day #1
22: wednesday August 31, 2011 | Disney's animal kingdom after a tiring first day, it was a little tough to get up. needless to say, along with Brandon's new hat, we were on our way to visit the land where animals from around the world come to play.
23: kilamanjaro safaris
24: The tree of life
25: buffet breakfast on magical day #2 was at tusker house. we were greeted by donald, daisy, mickey and goofy all decked out in their safari gear.
27: OMG!! Daisy's blowing kisses. What a flirt!!
28: "finding nemo the musical" was an awesome broadway style show that featured people holding character puppets while acting out the movie. the kids also took part, albeit reluctantly at first, in "the festival of the lion king". they sure had big smiles on their faces after though!!
30: another light shower accompanied us on the bus ride back to the hotel. upon arriving back to our room to change into our bathing suits, "luz c", the housekeeper, did a little magic with the a towel, a flower and the toys the kids brought from home... or did she??
31: we squeezed in a quick dip in the "Fantasia" pool, (literally- only for about an hour) just before we headed out to downtown disney!! yummy mickey rice Crispy treats ended off magical day #2.
32: Thursday, September 1, 2011 Disney's Hollywood Studios LIGHTS, CAMERA, MAGIC
33: IMAGINE... ...all the fun we're gonna have.
34: Buffet breakfast #3 with the Disney Junior Crew at Hollywood and Vine diner.
35: This is Brandon's favourite ride. It was also the beginning of the Star Wars & The Kids Love story
36: The above is a map outlining our route for the 50 minute wait to see....
37: Green Army Man (wink wink Alyssa*) | ...BUZZ & WOODY!
38: The Man, The Mouse and The Hat
39: Lightning, Mater and "The Claw" @ Pizza Planet
40: HOORAY for HOLLYWOOD!!
41: Fantasmic Family Dining at... | The Hollywood Brown Derby
42: JEDI TRAINING & "Fantasmic"... awesome ways to end Magical day#3
43: Friday, September 2, 2011 The Magic Kingdom It was a bittersweet day that started off with a Flying Elephant!
44: Last (*sigh) buffet breakfast was at Cinderella's Royal Table in Cinderella's Castle
45: Aurora | Ariel | Belle
47: Sites, rides...
48: ...and Ears in Fantasyland
50: It was worth the 40min wait in line to get "Tangled" with Rapunzel!!
51: Rosetta and Tinker Bell... | ...at Tinker's Nook
52: Aladdin's Magic Carpet ride... | ...and Pirates... | ...in Adventureland
53: "The Magic, The Memories and You" show and the "Wishes Nighttime Spectacular" finished off Magical Day #4 | Luz C's final "welcome home" surprise.
54: "Boo-Yay" for the Last Magical Day | 4 Magical Days + one 7 year old + one 5 year old = 1 very sleepy airplane ride back home