S: Christmas Vacation 2011
BC: Enjoyed the Happiest Place on Earth with the best people by our side - our family! "A family park where parents and children could have fun together." Walt Disney
1: Christmas Family Vacation 2011
2: Florida Bound | Goodbye Texas... | Kids entertained themselves pretty well. Several stops at Redbox helped out, too! | AJ's amazing creation! | Stopped in Welsh, Louisiana for lunch.
3: Friday, December 23rd Left Odem at 7:00a.m. Arrived in Orlando, Florida 1,173.9 miles later on Saturday. Wooooh!!! | Hello Florida!
4: Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort | Exploring the Resort. Too bad we weren't able to enjoy it much. We were on the go... non-stop! | Look Out Mickey Mouse... Here We Come!!!
6: Christmas Day 2011 Orlando, Florida | JMABB | JMABB
8: Day #1: After a beautiful Christmas mass, we ate breakfast at a fancy McDonald's. | Our first stop was the Indiana Jones show then enjoyed the Pixar Pal Parade.
9: Hollywood Studios | Muppet Vision 3D Nice to see Kermit & Ms. Piggy
10: The Great Movie Ride took us back in time to see some classic movie scenes. | We also enjoyed lots of laughs in the ABC Sound Studios Improv Show.
11: The Tower of Terror was so much fun, although we looked terrified! Guess who was the Star Tours "SPY"...Grandma Rosy!!! Fantasmic was truly breathtaking.
14: Day #2: Our first stop was the Kilimanjaro Safari where we took a tour through a wildlife preserve. We saw giraffes, hippos, alligators & much more! The Tree of Life is a 14 story, 50 foot wide beautiful sight. DINOSAUR took us back to the prehistoric era. As you can tell in a few pics, the 2nd day took a toll on us. Although, we were tired we enjoyed Nemo the Musical, Mickey's Jungle Parade, the Kali River Rapids and the Festival of the Lion King. Breanna was even chosen to participate in the show!
16: Finding Nemo The Musical | ugkuygukyguyguiygiuyguyguygiuygiuygiuyguy
17: There's Bre #5!
18: Javy's 1st big roller coaster ride, the Expedition Everest!!! We all survived the Yeti.
19: Beware of Dinosaurs
20: We finally made it to Mickey & Minnie and the Princesses!
21: Magic Kingdom truly is a magical place!
24: Enchanted Tiki Room | Peter Pan's Flight | Splash Mountain | "it's a small world"
25: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
26: Wrapping up Day #3 at Magic Kingdom! | Rockin' Mickey snuggies!
28: Waiting in line for Toy Story Mania. Trying to keep entertained. | Lights, Motors, Action! | Studio Backlot Tour | Extreme Show Stunt Drivers
29: Day#4 we went back to Hollywood Studios. This day was mostly spent waiting 3 hours for the Toy Story Mania ride. However, we did manage to see a few more shows that we missed during our first visit. | Trivia Time with Matt | 3 hour wait | Mr. Potato Head Entertainment
30: Next Stop Universal Studios Day #5 | 12-29-11
31: This park was very relaxing, not crowded and lots of fun. We zapped aliens in Men in Black, toured the Jaws infested waters, took E.T. home, escaped the Mummy's revenge and survived a Twister all in one day...that was just the beginning! | Kim's 1st funnel cake!
32: Gorgeous Day to go on an adventure with the Simpsons, experience the Hollywood Rip Ride and witness Fear Factor Live.
33: Day #6 Universal Studio's Island of Adventures! We went back in time to tour Jurassic Park. The boys became Pteranodon Flyers and soared through the air. We even took a river raft ride through the jungles of Jurassic Park and saw numerous dinosaurs!
34: Welcome to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
35: We got an early start in order to visit the World of Harry Potter because we heard the crowds and lines could be unbearable. Breanna and Kim literally ran to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey! This ride was definitely worth the wait! Also, we were able to experience exciting rides like the Dragon Challenge and the Flight of the Hippogriff that took us over the castle grounds. | Finally, heading into the Harry Potter Castle!!!
36: Riding on Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall and Popeye's Bilge-Rat Barges equals standing in the "People Dryer." After we somewhat dried, we rode THE HULK! This roller coaster was action packed right from the start! We enjoyed it so much, we rode it TWICE. Of course, we could not have done it without the convenience of our Express Passes.
37: Marvel Super Hero island was filled with thrilling and exciting rides & shows. We saw spectacular skateboard, bike and motorcycle tricks. We visited the Daily Bugle and went on an Amazing Adventure with Spider Man. We had no fear when it came to Doctor Doom's Fearfall.
38: Everything was decorated beautifully! | Kim learned about Thing 1 & Thing 2 | Standing in line for Cat in the Hat | aka Marcus & Javy ;)
39: Waiting to watch GRINCHMAS!!!
41: The final exploration of our day at I.O.A. was the Lost Continent. Below is the last group picture of our wonderful vacation! Six days of theme parks and we're all still SMILES.
42: It was fun Florida, but we have to go. | Texas we are heading home!!! | Martinez Family
43: Found a little bit of home in Pensacola, Florida... WHATABURGER! | This magical experience could not have happened without Rosy & Freddy. A big THANK YOU goes to them for a wonderful time. Of course, we can not forget to thank Javy for having the free week resort winning ticket. I could not think of a better way to wrap up 2011 in one of the greatest places on earth with a few of the greatest people: AJ, Brenda, Breanna, Marcus, Javy, Freddy, Rosy, Abel, Freddy Jr., Adam, Adrian and Kim (our favorite German)! | Christmas Family Vacation 2011 | New Year's Eve