S: Walt Disney World 2012
1: Walt Disney World 2012
2: No sleeping on this flight!
3: February 1, 2012 We took a 9:30 am flight to Orlando, FL. Luke stayed awake and chatted the ENTIRE flight. He was so excited. He kept asking if we would see "Cloud City" from Star Wars since we were so high in the air... | Florida Bound
4: Luke loved the hotel. No matter how tired he was from the day, every time we walked into the room he got a second wind. It was wonderful to be on the ground level with access from our balcony to the pool area!
5: The Wilderness Lodge
6: First Night We settled into the hotel & then went to Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary for Dinner! | Luke was so excited to see Mickey & the Gang, I do not even think that he ate dinner! This was probably one of the most special memories of the entire trip!
10: Donald Duck
15: Our 2nd Day at Disney - Magic Kingdom
17: We rode Winnie The Pooh 3 times!!
18: Mad Hatter Tea Cups - always a hit!
19: Aladdin's Magic Carpet
22: Luke went to Pirate School - His pirate name is David Starcastle
23: Captain Jack Sparrow asked Luke to join his pirate league!
24: It was an AMAZING day at Magic Kingdom!
26: Waiting in line to be a Space Ranger | Buzz Lightyear's | Evil Emperor Zurg | Ready, Aim, Fire
27: Luke has daddy stunned by his great shooting abilities...! | Ranger | Spin | Magic Kingdom 2012
29: Luke loved all Character encounters... Winne The Pooh is his fav, but Mickey's 2nd!
36: We finally made it to Mickey!
39: Our first night in Magic Kingdom was truly magical. Disney had an amazing lights parade that wrapped through the streets. Afterwards, everyone made their way to the famous castle. There they had a huge fireworks display. It was beautiful! I was so happy Gabby, Grant, you, your dad and I had the chance to experience "NIGHTASTIC".
42: Animal Kingdom... where Disney storytelling comes alive with creatures real, imaginary... and abominable.
45: Our second day in Florida, we decided to go to Animal Kingdom. As soon as we walked in, we saw a gigantic tree with carvings of animals all over the trunk. We eventually went inside the tree to go to "A Bug's Life". The show was really fun, but you were terrified. It was in 3D. There were spiders that dropped from the ceiling, bursts of air that hit our face, and at the end of the show we could feel bugs running through our seats. One bee even poked us in our backs. After the show we went on a safari ride. We saw all sorts of animals.
46: Hollywood Studios.... Here we come!
48: You were so excited to see Buzz and Woody. But, by the time we found them, the studio was closed. You just stood outside the window and watched all the other kids taking pictures. Your dad and I decided to go back to Hollywood Studios the next day. We couldn't wait for you to see some of your favorite characters.
50: You loved this 4D Toy Story ride!
52: Hollywood Studios
54: Next stop... Epcot!
55: Epcot... Where the magic of Disney touches the real world and every day brings endless possibilities. | Explore the culture and cuisine of eleven nations around the world. | Experience an underwater world adventure! | Board a clammobile and take a field trip through The Seas with Nemo and Friends.
57: Epcot's... The Seas
59: The Seas with Nemo and Friends was such a fun attraction. First, we all hopped in a clammobile and went on an underwater adventure. When the ride was over, we looked in some of the largest aquariums I've ever seen. There were divers in the tanks cleaning. They were also feeding the fish. There were so many things to see... sharks, sea turtles, anemones and jelly fish. After we toured the seas, we went for a trip through Epcot to explore cultures from around the world!
61: The Chipmunks | We went back to Hollywood Studios, so you could see some classic Disney characters. We ran into Chip and Dale. Mia, you loved these chipmunks. You were ready to take pictures and give high fives!
62: Mia, the first time we went to Hollywood Studios, we rode the Woody and Buzz ride. You loved the ride, but when we went to go through the set of Toy Story, it was already closed. So, we decided to come back. I'm so glad we did, because this was a very exciting place for you. Inside, we walked through different parts of the Toy Story movie. We were able to take pictures in Woody's bedroom, with the aliens and the claw and strapped to the rocket like Buzz. We saw Stinky Pete and the Emperor Zurg. Finally, in the last room, you were able to meet the life size Buzz and Woody.
63: Sarge from the Bucket O' Soldiers came out on the street while we were waiting in line. You weren't to sure about this character.
64: TOY STORY
66: Disney's Pixar Studios 2010
67: The squeeze toy aliens believe The Claw is in charge.
68: Mia, look who's around the corner!
69: Buzz and Woody
71: Next stop... Universal Studios
73: Beware of Dinosaurs
74: One fish | Two fish
75: Red fish | Blue fish | Universal 2010
78: Mia's First Roller Coaster Ride
79: Mia riding the High in the Sky Trolley Train Ride
80: Spiderman | Cat in the Hat
81: Look Out! | Sponge Bob | too much excitement for one day
82: I can't believe we're here!
83: Welcome to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
85: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was such an amazing part of Universal Studios. We were able to experience exciting rides like the Dragon Challenge. It was a twin high speed roller coaster that took us through the middle of the Triwizard Tournament. We rode the Flight of the Hippogriff that took us over Hagrid's hut and the castle grounds. Then there was Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It was one of the best roller coasters I've ever rode. While waiting in line for the ride we were able to go through the passages, classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts. Everything was just like the books and movies. Gabby and I loved Hogsmeade!
86: Magic Kingdom... here we come again!
88: Mia, you were only a 1 year old during this trip. I made this book to help you remember what a magical time we had on our Disney World vacation. This really was an amazing trip! We rode so many rides and saw beautiful shows and characters. The best part was spending time with family. I love you so much and I will always treasure every moment spent with you!
89: Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida July 30-August 3 2010