BC: Wonderful memories!
FC: Our Disney Vacation November 5-12, 2011
1: We stayed at the Boardwalk Hotel, which looks like the Atlantic City Boardwalk. There was even a Lucy the elephant in the lobby to make us feel right at home!
4: The Magic Kingdom Matthew's favorite ride is most definitely Space Mountain. Amanda enjoyed Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. We had fun riding on them over and over!
6: The castle at Magic Kingdom is truly magical! TInkerbell even showed up! | What's in my hand? | Tinkerbell! | Wow!
7: Can you see the Hidden Mickeys? We had so much fun finding them all over the parks! We even had a book to help give us clues to finding the many Hidden Mickeys! | An artist cut out our silhouettes. They really look great!
8: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
9: Amanda was transformed into a princess in the castle at The Magic Kingdom. She had her hair and makeup down......Pretty as a Princess! | INTRODUCING... PRINCESS AMANDA
11: We went to a character breakfast at the Beachclub Hotel where we met Donald, Goofy and Mickey Mouse, all wearing beach gear!
12: Animal Kingdom We viewed animals of Africa up close on the Kilimanjaro Safari. | Lions and tigers and bears....oh my....Check out the giraffe above Amanda's head.
14: One of Matthew's favorite rides in the background, Expedition Everest, in animal kingdom. He went on this ride 4 times.
17: We saw the Lion King, which was a wonderful production. | Amanda being silly. | #3D Bug Movie | Wearing our 3D bug glasses.
19: Hollywood Studios Matthew LOVED the Rock 'n' Rollercoaster. We all loved Toy Story and American Idol. Amanda was brave enough to go on the Tower of Terror!!
21: The next American Idol..... | Tower of Terror in the backround.
24: The World Showcase at Epcot is the only way to experience 11 countries in one day! Of course we spent the most time here. The kids decorated masks and learned about each country's culture and traditions.
25: Amanda and Matthew loved exploring the countries. Their favorite activity was Kim Possible, which is a scavenger hunt throughout the countries.
26: As an added bonus, it was the Food and Wine Festival in Epcot. Matthew and Jeff really enjoyed tasting samples of foods from many countries. Matthew even tried Escarcot and liked it!!
27: The kids especially loved China in Epcot. | Chinese lanterns. | Learning how to open and close a Chinese fan. | Check out our Chinese hats. | Amanda loved the Pandas and took one home with her. | Chinese gong.
28: We love Epcot!
30: Notice the Eiffel Tower in the background.....Ooh La La, J'adore Paris!
31: My little Monet's...
32: We visited LEGOLAND in Florida, which opened just 3 weeks before our visit. | There are amazing LEGO figures all over the park. The welcome sign above is made out of Legos.
33: The red car below is completely made out of Legos....even the wheels. | The princess on the left is made out of Legos. Matthew and Amanda went to driving school and drove a mini Lego car throughout a driving track with stop signs and traffic lights.
34: The above octopus is made out of Legos. This was one of my favorite Lego figures in Legoland. The arms of the octopus are holding other Lego figures. This is a true piece of art.
35: Yes, you guessed it, Albert Einstein, made entirely out of Legos. I accidentally pulled off a piece of his mustache.
36: Everything was made out of Legos. How did they make these? Incredible.!!
39: Magical Memories.....