S: Family Vacation September 2012
1: Orlando, Florida Sept 7--Sept 15, 2012 Sept 7 Flew to Florida on Air Tran Sept 8 Visited Hollywood Studios Dinner at Mickey's Backyard BBQ at Wilderness Campground Sept 9 Explored Magic Kingdom Dinner at Chef Mickey in the Contemporary Hotel Sept 10 Saved the world with Perry in Epcot Lunch in Canada at Le Cellier Sept 11 Visited Animal Kingdom Dinner at Rain Forest Café Partied in Magic Kingdom at the "Not So Scary Halloween Party" Sept 12 Enjoyed Hollywood Studios Dinner at Sci Fi Drive In Sept 13 Experienced Magic Kingdom Breakfast at Ohana in the Polynesian Resort Sept 14 Explored Epcot Dinner at the Coral Reef Sept 15 Quick tour of Hollywood Studios Flew home Air Tran at 5:32 pm
3: September 7, 2012
8: Good Eating in the French Quarter
10: Hollywood Studios Sept 8 Paige's first ride on Rock'n' Roller Coaster and Blake's first ride on Tower of Terror, both went back for many more rides on each. Everyone developed a new skill, learning to draw Disney characters at "The Magic of Disney Animation". For dinner we went over to Fort Wilderness to eat at Mickey's Backyard BBQ. Sept 12 First stop of the day was Tower of Terror. Then we headed over to see the Indiana Jones Stunt Show. After all of the action we hurried over to Toy Story Mania. Guess who got the best score??? Paige couldn't pass up a hug from Mike and Sully. Carter wanted to see Lights, Motors, Action. We couldn't pass up more drawing classes. For lunch we went to the Sci Fi Drive In and then on to Star Tours. Stopped for more character hugs and autographs before heading back for more Rock'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror rides before returning to our resort. Sept 15 Just a quick stop before heading to the airport. Tower of Terror, The Great Movie Ride in the Chinese Theater, and one more drawing class. Lunch and then off to catch a flight.
12: learning all the right moves to enter through the gate
13: then having all the right transportation to move around the parks
16: Facts: Acceleration 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds gives 4.5 G's ride time 82 seconds
17: Paige was very excited to ride on Rock'n' Roller Coaster for the first time...
18: "I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities."
24: Carter Sawyer | Paige Sawyer
25: Blake Sawyer
27: Guess who got high score???
28: September 12, 2012
30: You never know where Chip will pop up next!
31: You never know where Mickey will surprise you!
32: Magic Kingdom Sept 9 The day started with a cool rain. Carter enjoyed his adventure with sorcerer cards, and Paige & Blake walked through the enchanted mirror to meet and greet Belle. Following lunch we rode Its a Small World, Splash Mt., Big Thunder, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and the Lilly Belle Train. Dinner was at Chef Mickey's followed by watching fire works from atop the Contemporary Hotel, and then back to the park to visit with characters, and ride the carousel. Sept 11 Carter, Paige and Blake dressed up for the evening's "Not so Scary Halloween Party" and collected lots and lots of candy. Blake rode Big Thunder (one more time) and we watched the "Boo-to You" Halloween Parade with many ghosts, followed by Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, and a late night ride through Space Mountain...Oooh...Spooky! Sept 13 We enjoyed a family breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and rode the boat across the lake. Carter got to shoot arrows after meeting Merida. Then many more rides in Tomorrowland, just one more time on Big Thunder, the Haunted Mansion, and Tomorrowland Speedway. The evening concluded with fire works and a monorail ride.
34: September 9, 2012 The day began with rain.....
36: Carter became an Apprentice Sorcerer in Magic Kingdom
39: We visited Belle's cottage and entered through the enchanted mirror into the Beast's Castle. Paige and Blake were invited to join Belle in a play to show how she met the Beast. Paige played Mrs. Potts and Blake was Chip.
42: 2010 | 2008 | 2012 | 2011 | 2006 | Who will be the next King of England?
43: The Sawyers Boys keep going back year after year.... They still live in Wichita, KS | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
44: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Blake's #1 Favorite Ride
45: Just one more ride Dad!! Pleeese.....
46: Have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Day
47: Where is your laughing place?
51: Who's the Galactic Hero? Granny, of course.....
55: Moving with Papa
57: "Speed, it's an attitude" | Blake Sawyer | 9/13/2012
61: the Jones Boys
63: Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat.
65: Trick or Treat!
68: Epcot Sept 10 The day started with a visit to Story Time to meet Jasmine followed by rides Soarin', Living with the Land, Finding Nemo, Mission Space, looking for Figment, and lunch at Canada's Le Cellier. The rest of the day was spent exploring pavilions of the world, visiting with characters and trying on hats. The culmination to the fun day was fireworks "IllumiNations." Sept 14 After a leisurely breakfast we returned to visit Spaceship Earth, Project Tomorrow, Soarin', Turtle Talk at the Sea's with Nemo and Friends, and explored the pavilions of the world. The day was filled with fun, exploring, and many new experiences. Carter saved the world with Phineas and Ferb and all tried soft drinks from different countries. Dinner was under the sea at the Coral Reef Restaurant. This seemed to put Carter, Paige and Blake in the mood to go swimming back at the Port Orleans Resort.
70: Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away. | Thanks Carter The world is now a safer place to live and breathe. Agent P.....
72: A Favorite Omnimax ride for everyone
73: After trying all the sodas at Club Cool, Carter and Paige both voted the Fanta Kolita from Costa Rica as the #1 favorite. Both gave a big thumbs down to Japan's healthy Vegita Beta.
84: F i g m e n t | Land of imagination
85: he just shows up anywhere
89: Finding the perfect hat... is everything
90: Animal Kingdom Sept 11 The day was bright and sunny with a Kilimanjaro Safari to start the day. Nothing like beginning your day viewing the giraffes, hippos, elephants, zebras, and lions from a safari truck. Then we were off to see the Yeti on Expedition Everest. Paige was apprehensive on her very first ride, but she soon conquered the Mountain. During the day we saw the Yeti many many more times. Everyone enjoyed dining at the RestaurantOsaurus. Paige and Carter traveled back in time at the Dino Institute. During the afternoon, to cool down, we watched Finding Nemo - the Musical Show and ate Mikey ice cream ears before tackling the Kali River Rapids. Then back to visit the Yeti...Please Please just one more time. The tigers, bats, birds and monkeys were awesome on the Maharajah Trek. Dinner was fun at the Rainforest Café and all seemed to enjoy the special "Volcano" dessert. Blake gave the dessert two thumbs up. We returned to the Port Orleans Resort to rest and dress-up in our costumes for the "Not so Scary Halloween Party".
93: No visit is complete to Animal Kingdom without everyone holding Baby Simba...
94: We started the day with a safari at the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.
96: Paige was finally tall enough to ride Expedition Everest. On her first ride on the Worlds most expensive and Florida's tallest Roller Coaster she was filled with apprehension.
97: Fourth ride a piece of cake | Paige conquered the mountain and on rides 2, 3 , 4, etc. she rode it effortlessly
100: Paige promised Granny she would not get wet... she lied...
102: Good Food Fun Times Character Dining
103: Carter Sawyer | Sept 12. 2012
106: Mickey Back Yard BBQ
108: All You Can Eat Picnic Menu Cornbread Herb Potato Salad Cole Slaw Smoked BBQ Chicken Barbecued Pork Ribs Hot Dogs Hamburgers Cowboy Baked Beans Macaroni and Cheese Corn on the Cob Fixin's Watermelon Ice Cream Novelties: Ice Cream Bars, Itzakadoozie Bars and Strawberry Bars Beverage Choice: Lemonade, Ice Tea, Beer and Wine | I Scream You Scream We all Scream for Mickey Ears Ice Cream | Favorite Desert of Mickey's Backyard BBQ
113: Favorite Desert of the Rainforest Cafe "Volcano"
125: "I was finally tall enough to ride Rock'n' Roller Coaster and Mount Everest...they were so awesome" Paige
126: "Saving the World, eating chocolate mousse and riding roller coasters is what it is all about" Carter
127: "My two most favorite rides are Big Thunder and Dad" Blake
128: at Magic Kingdom
129: IllumiNations Reflections of Earth at Epcot
130: Time to go home and leave the fun behind... back to school and work