S: Disney World, 2011
1: Our First Disney World Vacation. Summer 2011
2: May 27th, 2011 This happened to be our last day of school. Our flight was leaving at 2:15 and we were so excited! This was Danny and Sarah's first plane ride. Disney World...here we come!!!
3: We took the "Magical Express" from the airport to our resort, "The Pop Century." Danny and Sarah got to bowl in the lobby while we waited to get checked in to our room...9301.
4: May 28th, 2011 For our first day at Disney World we went to Magic Kingdom. We were so excited. Danny and Sarah were not sure what to expect.
5: As we started our walk down Main Street, we got our first glimpse of Cinderella's Castle. It was magical and the kids were so excited to see it. We then headed to our first ride at Disney, "Dumbo." From there we rode "Winnie the Pooh," "Peter Pan," and "Buzz Lightyear." We also took a ride on the People Mover and saw a few magical shows. Our favorites were Mickey's PhilharMagic and Monsters, Inc.Laugh Floor.
6: For dinner, we ate at Cinderella's Royal Table, located inside of the castle. We were very lucky because we were the first table that the princesses would stop at on their tour of the room; even Danny wanted his picture with the beautiful princesses. The meal was delicious! Danny received a sword and Sarah received a wand.
8: May 29, 2011 Today we went to Hollywood Studios. We met some characters, saw some shows, and even ran into Uncle Mike, Aunt Pam, Andy, and Maria.
9: The Character Gallery
10: One of our favorite rides was Toy Story. We rode this many, many times. We rode with the Hinkamp's (Andy and Maria) as well as the Grisham's. We saw a car stunt show, Ariel's Under the Sea, and Beauty and the Beast. Sarah rode the Tower of Terror twice!
11: We were so tired after our day at Hollywood Studios we decided to explore our resort and take a dip in the pool to cool off. Unfortunately, Danny was underwater in all of his pictures.
12: May 30, 2011 Today we went to Animal Kingdom. One of the most amazing things to see was the Tree of Life, which stands at the center of the park. There are so many animals carved into the trunk of the tree it would take days to discover all of them
13: Kilamanjaro Safari | We rode in an open-air vehicle on our safari. The animals were amazing! A few of our sightings included a black rhino, white rhino, 2 types of giraffes, termite mounds, a lion, a few gators, and a warthog.
14: We also went into Dinosaur Land and rode a few rides. Rich was a daredevil and rode "Everest." We saw a show inside the Tree of Life called, "It's Tough to Be a Bug," The cockroaches at the end gave us all an unexpected jolt.
15: Later that night we went to Downtown Disney. We met the Lammert's for dinner at "Planet Hollywood," and then did some shopping. | Riding the bus to downtown | Dancing to the music | Posing by the fountain
16: May 31, 2011 Today we went to Epcot. We rode "Soarin'," "Test Drive," "Finding Nemo," and we experienced "Turtle Talk with Crush." Sarah was lucky enough to get a chance to ask Crush the sea turtle a question. She asked, "Do sharks eat you?" He responded, "Not yet!"
17: We waited in line almost a full hour to ride "Soarin'" the first time. We flew over California in a 3-D flying experience. We flew over the Golden Gate bridge, almost got hit with a golf ball, and experienced fireworks up close. This was one of our favorite rides.
18: Finding Nemo
19: Dinner at Tepon Edo with the Grisham's
20: We posed on the bridge and then shopped. We then took the boat over to Hollywood Studios and rode "Toy Story" a few more times.
21: June 1, 2011 | Breakfast at the Crystal Palace
22: We spent the rest of the day at Magic Kingdom and got a little wet. Sarah and I enjoyed "Thunder Mountain!" Then we went over to Bay Lake Towers to watch fireworks on the roof with the Grisham's.
23: June 2, 2011 Our day started at Chef Mickey's restaurant. From there we divided up our day between Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
25: We rode Splash Mountain with Danny and Drew. | Then we rode the Monorail over to Epcot for an early dinner.
26: The Coral Reef restaurant had a giant aquarium that we could see from our table. It was breathtaking. Danny and Sarah tried to identify all of the fish that they saw. We did correctly name the shark.
27: Friday, June 3, 2011 It was check out day, time to go home. We had a magical time at Disney World and were sorry that our adventure had to end. At least the kids kept busy while we checked our luggage.
28: Random Photos of Pop Century
29: Random Disney Photos...
33: Danny and Sarah at the end of the day!