S: Our Disney Adventures 2012
FC: Our Adventures in Disney World | January 2012
1: Waiting in the Fargo Airport | Arriving to our hotel room to find Mickey | A quick shot from the car of Disney's entrance | We surprised Ethan Christmas morning with the news of our Disney trip. He opened a git that had sunscreen and this note: | He had to pinch himself to make sure he wasn't dreaming!
2: We spent our first day in Disney World, Thursday, December 29th at Animal Kingdom. | The Tree of Life greeted us as we entered the park. | Mount Everest Ride
3: The tigers at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. They were amazing creatures and amused us with their swimming. | Africa
4: More animals from our walk-about in the Pangani Forest.
5: Gorillas in the Pangani Forest. | Various animal skulls in the Forest museum.
6: Some of the animals we encountered while on the Kilimanjaro Safari ride in the open-air jeep.
7: The animals were able to roam freely throughout the African savanna. We were warned to hang on to our cameras because if we dropped them they would not get out of the jeep to get them.
8: Ethan was able to meet Rafiki in Animal Kingdom. We moved on to DinoLand where Ethan played a few carnival games, went on a roller coaster and played in the Boneyard playground.
10: In Asia, we watched an amazing bird show called the Flights of Wonder. We also went on the Kali River Rapids and got soaked. | Asia
11: After watching Festival of the Lion King in Camp Minnie-Mickey, we stopped to meet Goofy on the Greeting Trail.
12: We watched Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade along the road in Asia.
13: We were able to see many of the Disney Characters in their best Christmas clothes.
14: Our second day in Disney World was spent at... | It truly is a magical place to see. The castle is enormous and breathtaking.
15: These pictures were taken by the many professional photographers lined up along the road to the castle.
16: We met up with the MacLeod's in Magic Kingdom. Ethan was able to hang out with Mason and Nolan for the day. We first went to Tomorrowland and the boys took a ride on the Speedway. We all enjoyed Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Stitch's Great Escape. The Carousel of Progress was a big miss, but it was nice to sit in air conditioning for awhile.
17: The boys had the opportunity to dance with Stitch at the outdoor stage. We all took a ride on Splash Mountain and loved it! The boys enjoyed running around Tom Sawyer's Island. Everyone, but E and I, rode Big Thunder.
18: We were able to take in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Time Parade along Main Street, USA.
19: We caught the tail end of the Dream Along with Mickey show on the castle stage. Lots of music, dancing and special effects.
20: On our second visit to Magic Kingdom we met up with MacLeods, Zubecs and Gordons.
21: Carousel rides, It's a Small World, Teacups, the Main Street Electrical Parade (where Tinkerbell stuck her tongue out at grumpy E) and fireworks made for a long day.
22: We spent our third day in Disney at Hollywood Studios. A favourite place for all of us. Amazing stunt shows and tours were definite highlights.
23: We took the Backlot Tour and saw behind the scenes of movies and shows. At the end of the tour we were able to walk through a gallery of characters - Star Wars characters were Ethan's favourites!
24: Both stunt shows -Lights, Motors, Action and Indiana Jones were amazing and filled with lots of explosions! Ethan and Shannon loved the 3D Star Tours ride. We all enjoyed the 3D Muppet Show and Toy Story Midway Mania (even after the long wait). Ethan enjoyed playing on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground.
25: Getting to meet Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc, Phineas and Ferb, C3PO, and waiting for the Toy Story ride.
26: On New Year's Eve we watched Fantasmic - it was a neat laser and light show. Following the show we walked down Streets of America to see these amazing Christmas lights. Many of them were synced to music. The pictures don't do it justice. A spectacular way to ring in the New Year!
27: We spent the afternoon enjoying our hotel pool and hot tub with the Zubecs. | Pool Time
28: On the second last day of our trip, we spent the day and evening at Epcot. | We watched Turtle Talk with Crush and went on the Nemo Ride. Ethan loved the Soarin' ride.
29: Meeting the Stars | The Canadian Pavilion was a highlight along with the amazing IllumiNations fireworks show. | Shannon enjoyed his ride on the Test Track.