S: Walt Disney World ~ 2012
BC: See ya' Real Soon
FC: Our Magical Trip
1: February 15, 2012 After Months of planning, days of packing and all the finalized plans and tickets from the travel agent, we were ready to head to the airport. We had so much luggage.
2: This would be our schedule over the next week! We were up for the task of seeing, doing and eating everything!
4: Magic Kingdom's
5: Cinderella's Castle
6: Jeff and Papa try to navigate with an app | Walt Disney himself designed this out-of-the-way retreat. To reach the island you need to board a raft from the Frontierland dock. A short journey later and your free to explore! There are dirt trails and secret tunnels, even fun spots like Harper's Mill and you can poke around Injun Joe's Caves. Based on Mark Twain's famous novel, this island has everything a rugged kid could want, including old-fashioned creaky bridges and Fort Langhorn, which offers close to a dozen air guns! While the kids are roaming, adults can sip an ice tea and relax in rocking chairs at Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn.
7: Tom Sawyer Island
8: Look at all of our new friends!
10: Tea Cups
11: What time is the 3 O'Clock Parade?????
12: To Infinity and Beyond! An instant hit when it first opened in '98 and a firm favourite amongst both young and old, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin see's you take on the Evil Emperor Zurg in this Toy Story themed shoot-em-up. Guests board a 'space-cruiser' , take hold of their laser guns and take aim at a multitude of 'Z' targets scattered throughout the 10 different rooms
13: Sitting atop a hill overlooking Liberty Square you'll discover The Haunted Mansion, an eerie looking place with a ghoulish secret. Its inhabitants are just dying to meet you, some 999 happy haunts in all, but beware...there's always room for one more!
15: 'It's A Small World' is a slow moving musical boat ride through a variety of lavishly decorated rooms showcasing hundreds of singing and dancing audio-animatronic dolls and animals dressed traditionally for the nationalities they represent. You'll do well to forget the song that accompanies you throughout your journey (Its a small world after all) sung in several different languages and played in a multitude of various instruments
17: Wishes Fireworks
18: Conquer a forbidden mountain guarded by a mysterious yeti. Travel back in time -- way back -- to a world of ferocious dinosaurs. Surround yourself with the music and magic of a Broadway-caliber performance in the "Festival of the Lion King" show. Hop aboard a real safari and explore the wilds of Africa. Ride raging rapids through a threatened rainforest, or marvel at tigers, fruit bats and other creatures amid the ruins of an ancient Asian village.
19: From the rapids to holding rhino poop, the kids had a really fun day.
20: If its animals you want, then make a beeline for Kilimanjaro Safari's, a rugged jeep excursion around savannah plains, dense forest habitats and watering holes that come together to form the Harambe Reserve, home to such animals as lions, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and zebras to name but a few. See how the animals react and in some cases interact within an environment as close to the real thing as you'll find outside the African continent
22: Meeting lots of friends in Animal Kingdom
23: It was a rainy day, but we still had so much to do. The leaf lady was really cool. The pecking bird was hilarious and everyone LOVED Everest the ride. Papa even won a turtle after we watched the Finding Nemo show.
24: Whispering Canyon Cafe1 Everyone has a great time with the interactive meal... WE NEED KETCHUP!
25: Hanging at Mickey's All-Star Music Resort
26: E.P.C.O.T Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow Where can you travel to four continents, soar over the richly diverse landscape of the Golden State, take a rocket ride to Mars, explore land and sea adventures, experience future technologies today and journey into your imagination -- all in one vacation? Epcot, the Walt Disney World celebration of human achievement and discovery, is a one-stop vacation spot for all of that.
27: EPCOT is big on reuse and recycle. they also have an area where they grow without soil and land. HUGE Lemons and piping to water... the fish in a packed fish tank actually fertilize the entire 'farm'. We were able to ride through on paddle boats and learn all about the possibilities of growing without land.
29: While on the 'future world' of Epcot, we rode Soarin, watched The Circle of Life, found Nemo, traveled by spaceship to Mars and ate by a large fish aquarium in Coral Reef Cafe.
30: Epcot Friends
32: Our favorite part of Epcot was over the bridge to the countries. A tour of 11 countries that has architecture, food, entertainment and even employees from each country. It was culturally enriching and we met new friends along the way also. We would come back again before our vacation ended. | countries included: Canada, United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, America, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico.
35: If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse. -Walt Disney
36: We all earned our EARS
37: We ate dinner with Cinderella and her step sisters at the Grand Floridian Hotel
38: The Castle at night!
39: Dancing with Goofy
40: Mickey's Electrical Parade!
42: All things magical in Magic Kingdom
46: Movie Tours! We followed the yellow brick road!
47: American Idol Experience
60: Nana's Birthday Breakfast with Chef Mickey and Friends! Happy Birthday NANA!
62: Fun times on the monorail heading to our last day of adventure in Walt Disney World. We will spend a VERY full day in Epcot. Meeting Princess' and learning about all the different countries. The kids loved playing spies with Kim Possible Game and getting their passports signed.
64: The kids got Passports signed through the World Showcase! This is a taste of Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Morocco and Japan.
66: Mulan thought an airplane was a dragon. | Princesses in Epcot
68: To complete the passports, we traveled thru U.S.A, France, United Kingdom and Canada
70: Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure invites guests of all ages to become secret agents, teaming up with members of Team Possible to save the world from various comical villains and their mad inventions.
71: Secret Agents!
72: DUFFY: The Newest Character in the Disney Family
75: We all wanted to stay, but our brief time in Disney World came to an end. Until we can return, we will invite each other to the "tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room" and always remember our magical days! | Julia missed us and we missed her