S: Disney World 2010
FC: 2010 | Disney World
1: On our way!! | After months of planning the three of us boarded a plane and flew to Orlando. Drew and Ava got to spend a week at Mimi's house while Mom and Dad traveled to Disney World with Grace. This was Grace's first plane ride and she was very excited but eventually she did settle down for a nap.
2: Our Hotel
3: We stayed at the Port Orleans, which looked like an old southern plantation. Mom got to pretend she was Scarlett O'Hara. We were able to ride the boat down to Downtown Disney.
5: The first day we went to Animal Kingdom. It was really hot and very crowded. We did get to ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris and saw two shows: Festival of the Lion King and It's Tough to be a Bug.
6: We spent a lot of time in the Magic Kingdom. We rode almost every ride. Grace especially loved Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. One night we stayed and watched the "Wishes" fireworks show. Grace was excited to watch Tinkerbell fly from the top of the castle
9: We visited Epcot twice. The first day we wandered all around the World Showcase visiting the different pavilions and then watched the IllumiNations show that night. The second day we enjoyed all the rides. We rode Test Track, Soarin', Spaceship Earth and the dinosaur ride. We hung out with Nemo and Figment and Grace got to ask Crush the turtle a question during Talk Time with Crush. Finally we found the plaque that had the picture of Mom and Dad taken on their honeymoon.
10: We spent one day at Hollywood Studios. We took the Studio Backlot Tour, saw the Muppet 3-D Show, watched the live show of Beauty and the Beast and experienced Voyage of The Little Mermaid. We rode the Tower ofTerror and Grace even offered to go on it again even though it was not one of her favorites. We also went on The Great Movie Ride and played Toy Story Mania.
12: One morning we took the bus over to the Contemporary hotel and had breakfast with Mickey and his friends. The waffles were shaped like Mickey Mouse!
14: Lunch at the Castle
15: Grace, Mom and Dad were invited by Cinderella to come and have lunch at the Castle one afternoon! All of the princesses showed up and came by our table to say hi. Grace even got to meet her favorite princess, Princess Belle. They were all so nice.
17: We were able to see three parades while we were at Disney World. We saw the Main Street Electrical Parade and the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade at the Magic Kingdom along with the Block Party Bash Parade at Hollywood Studios. All three of us enjoyed watching them and Grace got a great seat on top of Daddy's shoulders. | Parades
18: We made lots of friends!!
20: We ended the trip with an afternoon at Downtown Disney. We marveled at all of the statues made out of Legos and enjoyed all of the shops. We also saw "Shrek Forever" in 3-D. Grace entertained the whole boat when she sang along to "Party in the USA"!
21: D O W N T O W N D I S N E Y
22: By the end of the trip we had visited every park, rode almost all of the rides and saw a lot of the shows. We had shopped till we dropped and eaten lots of treats. It was a very busy week but we had so much fun. Mom and Dad really enjoyed showing Grace the magic that is Disney World. We can't wait to go back again.