S: Florida November 3rd-11th 2011
BC: Here you leave today and enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy.
FC: Walt Disney World | November 3rd-12th 2011 | Universal Studios
1: EPCOT CENTER | HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS | MAGIC KINGDOM | ANIMAL KINGDOM | DISNEY WORLD | UNIVERSAL STUDIOS | ISLAND OF ADVENTURE | FLORIDA 2011
2: My first ride there. Its actually in the big golf ball! | Our picture from the ride! | We were their during the Food and Wine Festival | He is on like 6 chairs and at the bottom the chairs are on wine bottles! | Spaceship Earth | FRANCE | CANADA
3: United Kingdom | British Revolution Yes I am wearing almost the exact same outfit....awesome. | Morocco | Japan | I had sushi here so so good! | CHINA | ITALY
4: GERMANY | NORWAY | The church Erin got married in! | MEXICO | We ate our dinner here at La Cantina it was so good!! | Epcot was a great way to start off the trip! I loved the cultural aspect of it and could have spend DAYS there just looking in all the shops and eating the yummy food! They have so much about conservation. The Land was a boat ride showing all these different fruits and plants that are foreign to the US that they are growing. Its amazing! There was a fun show with Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye about energy; The Sea's and Turtle Talk with Crush was awesome; cute Nemo stuff, I got a cute "mine" mug; they have character greetings and a really great fireworks show called IlluminNations that had pictures of the Earth and even included a bit of a fireworks show! I met a wonderful couple during that show too! We also went on this ride called Test Track. Mom about died. I thought it was awesome! Soarin' Over Cali was here too. We did Mission: SPACE=YUCK; Circle of Life movie about protecting our planet. Next time I want to for sure spend more time here because I think we missed a few things. There were attractions that were in each of the Countries that we missed! I have to go back! | Very tiny lizard we saw!
5: Cute Pluto walking me back! | I love Mickey! | Test Track Ride!
6: Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! | Chinese Theatre also had the Great Movie Ride
7: Lights Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show | Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage | Fantasmic show and Tower of Terror | The best ride there! Toy Story Mania! | Mom leaving the hotel earlier that morning | He was talking the whole time and even pulled out his ear. Pretty fun while waiting in line!
8: Day 2- We went to Disney's Hollywood Studios. It was amazing! We saw the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Adventure which was pretty cool and I met this ex marine who was in a wheelchair now working for Disney and he was really nice and gave us FastPasses to Star Tours which was an okay ride. We also went on the Great Movie Ride that had some fun movie scenes of memorable old movies. We then went over to Tower of Terror which my mother said she wasn't going to do but I got her on it! We saw that there was going to be a live show of Beauty and the Beast so we sat and watched that, it was so cheesy and hard to sit through. After that the first showing of Fantasmic began so we went to go see that and sat by a very interesting couple. We were told to go to the first show of Fantasmic to better get into the Toy Story Mania ride and it worked out perfect! Then we did the meet and great with the characters! So fun, I love Woody! We also saw a Little Mermaid show which was kinda cool but not amazing. There were a few things we missed like the Studio Backlot Tour I think would have been fun and interesting, so I am for sure going back! | Day 3- We thought we would go to the Kennedy Space Center and the beach. We ended up going to Cocoa Beach and there was a air showing going on so we got to see that from afar. My mom also wanted to dip her feet in the water but then she got drenched by a wave. It was hilarious! We then went to the Space Center but we got there a little late. We were able to see things from a distance but I really wanted to go to the launch site! We then drove around, got a little lost, saw an alligator in the wild, we found out there is a place in Florida called Christmas and there is also a replica of a fort there called Fort Christmas that was used in the 1820-30's. We then went to Downtown Disney and went in the shops which was fun! Then we went to Olive Garden for dinner! YUM!! Over all a pretty relaxing day which I know my mom was looking forward to! | Walking me back to my chair | Woody thought it would be fun to drag me out | outside. So funny! We crashed though. They weren't good drivers!
9: After being drenched by water | Lego sculptures around Downtown Disney and the Disney Store. | Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center
10: Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Parade | Pirates of the Caribbean | Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin | Day 4- Such a fun day! First day in Magic Kingdom. I was so excited to go on Splash Mountain; where I got soaked, Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean; which had Jack Sparrow, I even went on Space Mountain. It was a blast! By the end of the day we were beat. We watched the Electrical Parade and I got to meet this guy Henry and his family who were from England. I really loved the parade! Then we watched the fireworks by the castle! In order to get to Magic Kingdom you have to go by boat or monorail which was crowded but fun! We also did the Haunted Mansion which I thought would be decorated with the Nightmare Before Christmas but we were there just a few days too early! We also did the Jungle Cruise which wasn't as fun as I remember it to be! | Wishes Nighttime Spectacular
11: Kilimanjaro Safari! | AFRICA
12: ASIA | Maharajah Jungle Trek | Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade | Pangani Forest Exploration Trail | The Festival of the Lion King
13: Day 5- Animal Kingdom was by far my favorite. I thought one day would be enough there but it wasn't. They have an amazing Safari ride, they have some wicked rapids where you get soaked. They have a ride in their Mount Everest with the Abominable Snowman. They have a huge Dinoland area with some really fun kid rides and a cool Dinosaur ride that we missed! They have a train that takes you to Rafiki's Planet Watch where they talk about conservation and they have an area where you can pet a bunch of animals and you can even watch surgeries that are being performed. We also went to the Lion King performance that was incredible! I didn't have enough time here because they close so early for the animals. I didn't even get to go to any of the cool shops they have there, it reminded me of Epcot because they had specific items that would represent that culture of the area you were in. In Dinoland they had the ride called Primeval Whirl which was hard turns and pretty much made me what to hurl but still the dips were awesome. I loved all of the animals and I love how much Disney really practices what they preach about conservation. There was so much there and you could tell all the animals were well treated and well taken care of. I would definitely love to go back and spend more time in this area. | Tree of Life | I love my mom!
14: Felt like I was home! | I wanted to get one! | I loved Zonko's Joke Shop | Yummy Honeydukes! | The Three Broomsticks! | Dogweek and Deathcap Exotic Plants and Flowers | Owl Post | Dervish and Banges | Gladrags Wizardwear | Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
15: HOGSMEADE | Harry Potter Theme Park | Yummy Butterbeer! at Three Broomsticks | Hagrid's Hut | Buckbeak the Flight of the Hippogriff Ride | Ollivander's Wand show | Cauldron Cake. So divine!! | Wiseacres Wizarding Equiptment and Potages Cauldrons | Ollivander's | Dragon Challenge
16: The Owlery | The Fat Lady. She actually talks! | Dumbledore's Office, You can see him and he talks as you walk by. | Mandrakes in the Greenhouses! | Defense Against the Dark Arts The trio are on the 2nd level and talk to you! | House Points | Entry to Dumbledore's office | Flying Angela | Triwizard Cup | Goblet of Fire | The Sorting Hat | They all move and talk!
17: My Wand! | So the Harry Potter Theme Park review. AMAZING. I could have stayed there looking at things all flippin day long. The first day was just overwhelming. I didn't know | what to go to first! I wanted to do everything. We went on the Flight of the Hippogriff which wasn't my favorite except for the fact that you go to go past Hagrid's Hut! Then we got in line for the Forbidden Journey ride which we did both days we got there. That is the most incredible ride I have ever been on. Its like you are flying and you really go through the castle before you get on the ride, you pass Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, you go through the Herbology Greenhouses, you see the house points, Dumbledore's office, all the pictures are moving and talking! It's amazing. The street too! Everything is so real! It brings the world to life. We ate at the Three Broomsticks and it was delicious. We drank Butterbeer and had other sweets from the books! Also I got so lucky and recognized the director of movies 5-8 and got a picture with him!!! I | don't think he got recognized at all! I even saw him again in Marvel and he came up to me! Then I even saw the twins! Honestly it was the best 2 days ever! I loved going back to this place! What an incredible experience! That is where I spent most of my money!! Also love Cauldron Cakes! | The director of HP 5-8 David Yates! | Oliver Phelps | James Phelps
18: Seuss Landing | Lost Continent | River Adventure | Toon Lagoon | Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges | Marvel Super Hero Island | I didn't realize but I got a picture of the Director of Harry Potter and his wife in this picture. He came to talk to me after this. SO cool! He was so nice! | Hulk Roller Coaster | Turtle we saw over by Jurassic Park
19: ISLAND OF ADVENTURE Days 6 and 7- I had so much fun here. We went to Seuss Landing where it looks exactly like places in his book! We did The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride that was cool because it took you through the land and the | buildings. We did Poseidon's Fury where we went into the runes of his temple and had a guide and there was | a story/show that went along with it. It was pretty fun. We did the Jurassic Park River Adventure because I was too scared in '99 when my family went. My mom didn't come but I LOVED it. I love the drop! I was always in the back and never got wet! We watched The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad and that was super boring. Mom loves river rides so we did Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges and everyone in our boat was saying my mom was going to get wet because she was in the less populated area...no she didn't get wet at all. I however got SOAKED! So fun! We road The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man which was 3D and awesome! I rode it twice. Also at Seuss Landing we rode The Cat in the Hat, I kinda got sick in that one but it was still fun. The Hulk ride and Dragon Challenge are two rides I would have loved if they didn't go upside down. I loved Marvel and the characters they do a show too! Dr. Doom was so nice and probably my favorite. I had to dance with Woody the Woodpecker and Spider-Man was a jerk, a kid was full on talking to him and some cute girls walked by and Spider-Man made sure to say "hi" then ignored the kid and told him where to stand for the picture. Other than that I loved this place!
20: Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Parade | Dream Along With Mickey
21: Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial Fun show! They brought up kids to sword fight and then they were supposed to say "look its Blackbeard's daughter!" Then run away but instead one kid poked the pirate in the butt with his sword. So funny! The guy pretending to be Jack was awesome! | Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade
22: Celebrate the Season Show | Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!
23: Day 8- Last day of the whole trip was spent in the Magic Kingdom and we were able to go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Which was so fun! | We did all the favorites like Splash Mt, (which I got my mom on!) Thunder Mt, I did Space Mt, We did the Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White's Scary Adventures. We did Stitch's Great Escape which was just super boring and pointless but I can say I did it. We did Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress which was basically a movie theatre | that would move in a circle and each new "skit" would be a new generation then they would sing "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" over and over and over. It was relaxing but I would only have to do it once. We also did the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor that was interactive and hilarious and I loved it! We hung out a lot at Main Street USA which my mom loves. We shopped a bit and then were able to see the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks. | After that they kicked out anyone that wasn't part of the Christmas Party. We then had until midnight in the park to do whatever we wanted! We went to see Rapunzle and Mickey and Minnie and then just decided to sit on Main so we didn't miss any of the shows or parades. They were all really great! The parade had so much I loved the Soldiers and the Reindeer they were so funny as they came by! It was one of the funnest nights! They had free hot chocolate and cookies, they had fun shows going on in every area it was incredible. I am so glad I went on this trip. It was wonderful and magical. I fell in love with everything and everyone was so nice. I met so many great people. I am so glad I went with my mom and I can't wait to go back again!
24: Random Pictures That Were Too Good To Leave Out