S: Walt Disney World 2011
1: July 9th through July 16th, 2011, the family went to Walt Disney World for the first time with the kids! Grammy and Poppy came with us on the trip! Daniel had fun meeting the characters and riding Splash Mountain, Ben had fun riding the Toy Story games and Lucy loved meeting the princesses!
2: Even before we got to Disney World we were having fun! For weeks, we had a Mickey shaped countdown for the trip. While driving, we stopped at the Florida Welcome Center for orange juice and watermelon from the Florida Watermelon Queen. We also played the license plate game the whole trip. | States we spotted in our license plate game
3: Ben's First Hole-In-One | We got to Disney World around 2pm and decided to go check out Downtown Disney for lunch. We ate at the Earl of Sandwich. After that, we went to play miniture golf at Fantasia Gardens. Poppy won, but Ben got his first hole-in-one!
4: Where We Parked!
5: What Did You Wear?
6: Our First Day in the Park we went to the Magic Kingdom. | The Kids First Ride was Winnie The Pooh!
7: Daniel Getting Ready To Ride Space Mountain
8: All the kids loved Tom Sawyer Island. Lucy even got to shoot a gun!
11: We had a great first day at the Park! The Magic Kingdom had something everyone loved. Daniel loved Splash Mountain, Ben loved Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Lucy loved seeing everything. | That night, David and I went to Kona Cafe for dinner at the Polynesian Resort. After a wonderful dinner, we went back to the Magic Kingdom and got goodies for the kids and rode Big Thunder Mountain! We had a great night!
12: On Monday, we went to EPCOT for the day and back to The Magic Kingdom for the Main Street Electrical Parade and the Fireworks.
13: We spent the day in the Future World part of EPCOT. We went to see Figment and saw Nemo and Crush in The Seas pavilion, among other things. Daniel had his first character signing and Ben loved Soarin'.
14: Daniel's First Character Signing | Chip and Dale
16: Waiting to go meet the Princesses | Lucy's First Character Signings
17: We came back to the Magic Kingdom Monday night for Lucy to meet the princesses and to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade, Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and the Fireworks.
18: We knew where Tinkerbell would be flying after she left the castle, and knew that Lucy would love to see her. Once she appeared, Lucy never took her eyes off of her!
19: On Tuesday we went to Hollywood Studios without Grammy. She was ready for a rest after all we'd done! We rode Toy Story Mania first and then went to meet Buzz and Woody! After lunch at Pizza Planet, the guys did Star Tours and we saw Indiana Jones. We finished the day at the park with the Disney Junior show for Lucy.
20: Ben's first character signing was Buzz and Woody. But, the first one he got all by himself was the Green Army Man!
21: We ate lunch at Pizza Planet! You CANNOT eat there and not play some games! | After that, it was off to Star Tours! | Daniel made his own lightsaber!
22: After he made the lightsaber, Daniel got asked to do an interview about Star Wars and how to use the lightsaber.
23: Lucy loved the Disney Junior Show! With Little Einstiens in it too, it also had something from Daniel's Preschool days!
24: We took the day off from the parks on Wednesday. The guys went to play golf, so the rest of us went to Downtown Disney. While Lucy napped, the boys and I rode a surrey bike around the Resort. That night we all went to Downtown Disney for dinner and shopping!
25: We spent Thursday morning at Animal Kingdom. We then went to Hollywood Studios for the afternoon and to watch Fantasmic.
28: We enjoyed breakfast at the Tusker House where we spotted Mickey, Daisy and Goofy.
30: We spent the afternoon at Hollywood Studios watching the Pixar Parade and eating at Hollywood and Vine. We then watched the Lights, Motors, Action! show. We continued to enjoy our day and had a great night at Fantasmic!
31: Having eaten at Hollywood and Vine with the Fantasmic experience, we got priority seating to Fantasmic!
32: Friday morning we went back to the Magic Kingdom to see the princesses again and to ride the Buzz Lightyear ride again. We also got to ride It's a Small World!
34: We were able to catch a show before we went to EPCOT. When Lucy finally saw her favorite, Capin' Hook, she was so excited!
35: We went back to EPCOT to walk around the World Showcase. Daniel enjoyed seeing the countries and Lucy loved seeing Mary Poppins.
36: Decorative Mickeys and Hidden Mickeys | We spent the trip trying to find hidden Mickeys from a book we bought before we left. We were able to find a lot, and even some really creative decorative Mickeys.
38: More New Friends!
39: While we were at Walt Disney World we stayed at Port Orleans, Riverside Resort. We had a wonderful time there and the kids loved playing at the many pools and the playground.