S: Walt Disney World, FL 2011
BC: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” Anthony Brandt
FC: Walt Disney World Orlando, FL October 25th-29th, 2011
1: Luke's 1st time on a plane - October 25th, 2011 on Southwest Airlines | On our way to Port Orleans on Disney's provided transportation, The Magical Express. This was Luke's first time on a bus.
2: Walt Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort
4: Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant The food and live music was great. It was an authentic Irish pub, and all three of us really enjoyed our meal there. Luke loved the music and dancing, and the atmosphere was so much fun. It was really neat to see the performers River Dance. | The Rain Forest Café Doug and I have always liked the Rainforest Café, so we knew that we wanted to take Luke there on his first visit to Florida. We think he may like it more when he gets a little older. He sat in my lap for most of the meal because the gorillas scared him. :) | DOWNTOWN DISNEY
5: LEGO IMAGINATION CENTER | Luke loved the Lego Imagination Center. He asked us to play with legos on both of our trips to Downtown Disney. He would point to the store and say "I play legos!"
6: Walt DisneyWorld's The Magic Kingdom | 10/26/2011 | Three Generations of going to Disney World
7: It's a Small World After All.... | Luke's favorite ride was Dumbo the Flying Elephant. We rode it four times while we were there. Luke would say "Dumbo Fly High." and "I ride Dumbo!" | Fantasyland
8: Tomorrowland and
10: Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade
11: The Crystal Palace Restaurant On 10/26/2011, we had dinner with the Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet & Eeyore, in the Magic Kingdom. We will never forget how excited Luke was to see and meet the characters. With a huge smile on his face, he would wait for them to come to our table, sometimes jumping up and down with excitement. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
12: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 10/27/2011
14: Luke also really liked the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. We rode this ride a few times as well. Luke had a lot of fun playing with the exhibits while in line for the ride.
16: Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom | 10/28/2011
19: We were all so tired at the end of our trip. Our flight back to Louisville, left at 8:55 am, and we all had to wake up by 5:00 am. to catch the bus back to the airport. We stopped in the airport at McDonald's and had breakfast, before meeting back up with Mom & Dad to fly home. All of us had such a memorable vacation as a family. For Luke, this was his first time flying and his farthest and longest trip away from home. He had so many new experiences on this trip which we think helped him grow a little bit. It was also great to get to share his first trip to Disney World with Mom & Dad, since it was such a big part of my childhood growing up.