S: Our Trip to Disney - 2009/2010
1: We surprised the kids with suitcases packed with their own stuff and a few "Disney" hints... when Caroline finally realized we were going to Disney World she started jumping up & down, Alex followed of course....and then he stopped and asked "What's Disney" ...LOL!!!!!
2: 4:40 a.m. - Left home in the FREEZING rain!! Checked our flight and it was on time...yay! Scary drive leaving the house, but our wonderful driver got us at the airport in 45 minutes safe and sound! 7:00 a.m. - Security went fast we are now sitting and waiting with coffee and hot chocolates only to find out that our flight was delayed from 7:45 to 9:45, so we just sit and wait a bit more...plane delayed because it could not be taken out of the hanger in a secure way.... 9:15 a.m. - They announced that we would be delayed until NOON! 12:00 p.m. - Our plane is FINALLY here!!!! 12:30 p.m. - We got a voucher to eat...$10 per person, enough for a chip and a sandwich! 1:00 p.m. - We are in the plane...woot woot! 1:30 p.m. - We need to go through de-icing, 3rd plane in line...about 1 hour per plane!! 3:00 p.m. - Our turn for de-icing... 4:20 p.m. - FINALLY up in the air...Alex loved the take off, Caro held on to Eric's hand.
3: Passing time.... | ...and more time!! | Mommy reading her "Disney Bible" and writing in her journal while hubby plays computer games...and kids watch!
4: Timmy time...
5: in the plane... | ...for hours!! | FINALLY | 3
6: 7h15 - Touch Down! Alex slept through the landing - he woke up when the wheels touched the ground. Caro didn't like the twisting & turning the plane had to do to land. It's 12 degrees here and now it's 8:30 and we are sitting in the bus waiting to go to our resort - the bus is empty! Our luggage is suppose to be delivered to our room....in 3 hours! We did our check-in & then walked around and discovered our resort...but our FIRST stop = FOOD!! | Aboard the... | Disney Magical Express!!
7: Check-in took 10 minutes! Our first question was: Where's the food?!? We had our first Disney meal plan and bought our Disney mugs (free refills anytime all week). We went looking for our room, no luggage yet, so we walked around for about half an hour and when we returned our luggage was waiting for us in our room. GREAT service! Bed time at 11:30...a very exhausted little family...but woot woot we are FINALLY here!!
8: I was awake at 7:00 but I stayed quiet to let my little family sleep some more, but at 7:30 I couldn't wait anymore so I got up and got ready quietly, then woke up everyone at 8:30! GO GO GO.... Got on the Magic Kingdom site @ 10:00 and did quite a few attractions in the TomorrowLand section and then stopped for lunch at Columbia Harbor House, then did more attractions in the Mickey's ToonTown Fair section and FantasyLand. We waited for the parade to start @ 9:00, it was BEAUTIFUL, lots of xmas lights! Oh but it was freezing cold!! | DAY 1
10: A short ride on the TomorrowLand Transit Authority people mover... | Snack Time...
11: TomorrowLand's Indy Speedway | The first hidden"Mikey we think we found!LOL
12: Mickey's ToonTown visit...
15: Waiting for the Christmas parade... | After the parade we returned to our resort and went straight for supper at 11:00 p.m.!!
16: We arrived at Epcot around 10:00 - it was too late for all the Fastpass rides, so we decided to do the World Showcase part. After our walk around the world, we were able to do "Honey I Shrunk the Audience" and "The Circle of Life". Then we went for supper at the Garden Grill where we met Farmer Mickey, Pluto and Chip & Dale!! What a nice surprise that was!! | DAY 2
17: World Showcase
18: Chip was quite taken with Caro - he kept huggin' her and he kissed her twice and he also played peek-a-boo with us while the boys were gone to the washroom...
19: DAY 3 | Another beautiful sunny day! We met up with Dan & Nat who were visiting Florida for the holidays. It was fun to see familiar faces! We really enjoyed the Finding Nemo & Lion King musicals!
20: We had so much fun at the "It's tough to be a Bug!" that we went twice on the same day!!
24: DAY 4 | Today we hit MGM Studios, my favorite of the 4 sites. We had sunshine & warm weather...a perfect day!! We REALLY enjoyed these action shows: "Indiana Jones", "Lights, Motors, Action!" and the "Studios Backlot Tour". We saw "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and "Muppet Vision 3-D" which were both quite funny! Mommy really enjoyed the musicals "Voyage of the little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast"...WOW!! We also got ourselves some "Fast-Pass" to the "Toy Story Midway Mania!" which was loads of fun! The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was absolutely breathtaking!! Thousands of Christmas lights EVERYWHERE! A real feast for the eyes! Got back to our room and went for supper at 11:30 and we were in bed by midnight with full tummies and smiles on our faces!
25: Alex was VERY happy to be able to do the Star Tours ride...I can't believe they got me to do this with them! I thought I was going to be sick...had to keep my eyes closed the whole time! Took me a few minutes to get my colours back after we got out! | One happy little boy!
26: We stopped for lunch at the "Sci Fi Dine in" where tables are cars, unfortunately no car-table were available when we got there :o( Alex enjoyed the big screen TV in front...we got a side view of him the whole lunch!
28: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
29: DAY 5 | Today we slept in until 9:00. We had breakfast at the resort and then we headed to Blizard Beach. It was a cold day - kids and Eric enjoyed the water park anyway, I enjoyed my book in the sun covered in my towel. We left around 1:30 to head back to our room and change. Took the shuttle to Downtown Disney. We were lucky to get a table at Planet Hollywood for supper! After a nice supper we did 2 hours of walking around. We had fun with hats and kids spent some of their $ at the Disney Market to buy souvenirs. We were in bed by 10:00!
30: DAY 6 | Today we have a lunch date with Pooh & friends at the Crystal Palace! It was also the first day we got rain...lot's of rain! We got to use our plastic Niagara Falls ponchos but still got all wet...but at least the line ups were shorter for the rides we wanted to do! After lunch we came back to the room and we all took a 2 hour nap to be in top shape for Epcot and the Illumination show and supper at San Angel Inn at 9:30. Illuminations was wonderful...but the best was after the show, we practically had the whole park to ourselves. Epcot was open only for people who were staying at a Disney resort! They got me to ride in Soarin' - I kept my eyes closed almost the whole time...we also did the Spaceship Earth twice... it was so much fun!
31: Liberty Belle Riverboat Ride
32: Pooh & Friends | A most memorable lunch with
33: Eric & Caro wanted to do Splash Mountain....Alex & me decided to wait behind! I took about 15 pictures of other people coming down before I got this one LOL!!
34: After our 2 hour nap, the weather cleared up but it was very cold! We dressed up warm! We went to see IllumiNations which was absolutely beautiful...then we headed for our dinner reservations at San Angel Inn for 9:30. After supper we enjoyed Epcot with almost no line ups!! We even got to chat with Crush...it was sooo funny!!! | Couldn't leave Magic Kingdom without riding the monorail...
35: DAY 7 | Today we lingered in bed until about 10h. Spent the day walking around the Boardwalk where mommy bought herself a coat because she was tired of freezing in the evenings. We took the boat to get to MGM for our lunch reservation @ Hollywood & Vines which included tickets to the Fantasmic show!!
36: We got to see a reproduction of an American Idol show. They had 3 judges who looked liked Simon, Paula & Randy...they even gave feedback like them LOL We got to see 3 real participants and got to vote for our best one (the one we picked won!) It felt just like the real thing!!
37: The Fantasmic show was just that...FANTASTIC!! It was a cold evening but what a nice show it was! We were back in our room at 8:00 and in our PJs and ready for bed by 9:00! Again, tired but happy!
38: Today we are going to Epcot to do the few rides we missed and to visit other sites we didn't have time to go see the last time we were there. We also have a lunch reservation at Tutto Italia for 1:20. After lunch we continued walking in the World Showcase area where we were able to take more photos because there was less people that day! | DAY 8 | Alex and I enjoying our usual morning beverages!
39: Eric convinced Caro to do the Test Track with him...she enjoyed it BUT she was happy when it was over LOL ...Alex and I stayed at the Innovation building. | After that, they (not me!) went on the Mission Space ride. They went for the green team mission which was less intense...but still too intense for MOI!
40: I had fun with the camera in the World Showcase section...less people there today, not sure why...but it was nice! We revisited some of the Countries we had seen on Day 2 and took more photos.
41: Our lunch @ Tutto Italia was excellent! Since we were in Italie I treated myself to a glass of Chianti!
42: Enjoying our last snack at Epcot! | Alex trying various Coca-Cola beverages from other countries at Club Cool....as you can see, some were not very enjoyable LOL!
43: Last Day :o( | We left our hotel at 11:30...our flight was scheduled for 3:35. Flight was uneventful except for the 2 monsters Alex and I had behind us... Got home around 7:30...and we were in bed by 9:30, exhausted but happy we had all these wonderful memories in our heart! | DAY 9