S: Walt Disney World March 26-April 4, 2011
1: Cinderella Castle | We began our Disney vacation at The Magic Kingdom. You always know you're finally at Disney World when you see Cinderella Castle. The Magic Kingdom is made up of 6 lands: * Main Street, U.S.A. * Adventureland * Frontierland * Liberty Square * Fantasyland * Tomorrowland | This trip was a family trip. For Vince, Angel, Gionni and Isabella, it was their first family trip ever! Quite sure they learned a lot on this trip! For Marc, Des, Morgan and Joshua, it was the last trip together with just them because a new prince or princess is due Nov 2011. For Milt and Lon, No matter how many times they go, it just never gets old. It's a place they always want to be. None of us can wait to go back!
2: Vince, Angel, Gionni and Isabella enjoyed sporting their "first ever" Mickey Mouse ears!!! Vince built his totally from scratch going with a spike hair theme, while Angel went with a "Bling" theme and Isabella went with a princess theme. Gionni's thing is Toy Story 3 and he lucked out with ears from the movie.
5: Prince or Princess due November 2011
6: Milt and Lon love their Patriotic Mickey shirts!
7: Getting bags checked at The Magic Kingdom. | New Lights on the castle | The most magical place on earth!
8: Choosing our ears! Angel chose a "prissy" style. Morgan tried on a fireworks theme. Marc and Joshua played chess while waiting patiently outside.
9: Vince remembered this ride from his first visit when he was five years old. So it was a MUST that he shared it with Gionni. Milt and Joshua had a blast on the ride too! Morgan lost her eye glasses when she leaned over the rail to look down at the cars. They fell into the car of a Disney cast member who brought them back to her. | Experience the glory of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as you drive your own Indy 500-style race car on a guided track all the way to the Victory Circle. Or just ride along!
13: We need you, Space Ranger! Stop the Evil Emporer Zurg from stealing the Universe's cystollic fusion cell supply. Climb aboard your own space cruiser to shoot targets and rack up points as you battle the robots in Zurg's service. To infinity and beyond!
14: The Teacups were awesome! Angel, Lon, and Isabella's teacup was kind of tame. BUT Marc thrilled the kids when he added that extra power to his, Dez, Morgan, Joshua, and Gionni's teacup!
15: Angel HAD to have a pink teacup! Marc and Morgan are thrilled! | Joshua and Gionni are having a great time!!
16: Wind through bayous, caves and watery byways in a log boat, past scenes with characters singing songs from the 1946 Disney film, Song of the South. And hold onto yer hats for the finale with a 52 1/2-foot drop! Sitting in the back row, you may get wet, but if you sit in the front row, YOU WILL GET WET...as Angel discovered! Wish we could have photographed "the look" she gave us!
18: Ride this rollicking runaway train that rushes through the gold-mining, Old West town of Tumbleweed in Frontierland. | Beware when the rails go clackety-clack because your car's about to run over treacherous terrain!
19: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. A fast ride through the wild west on a runaway train!
20: The Astro Orbiter. | Everyone had a blast on this ride. Seeing The Magic Kingdom from high up in the air was a neat experience.
21: Spin around on this rocket ride as you soar high above Tomorrowland in a 2-person spaceship. Enjoy the spectacular view from orbit as you dip and rise 'round the colossal monument of orbs and spirals.
24: DUMBO Lon and Milt had never ridden this ride before though they've been to Disney many times. All of us enjoyed it, but WOW was the wait a long wait!
25: Marc and Des fancy themselves as Disney Art! | Vince and Angel love the purple/pink castle at night!
26: The Tomorrowland Transit Authority...AKA The People Mover | This is a ride through Tomorrowland. It moves through Space mountain and Buzz Light year in a way that gives you a different view of the attractions
27: Marc, Des, Morgan, and Joshua take a minute to pose in front of Cinderella Castle taking advantage of the nice clouds above the castle
32: We had a great time in the Magic Kingdom!!
34: Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow EPCOT has so much to offer. The big ball is SPACESHIP EARTH This inspiring 16-minute slow-moving omnimover ride transports you through 40,000 years-from the dawn of recorded time to modern day. View prehistoric man, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and more before you discover how you might live in the future. | EPCOT
36: Milt and Lon LOVE Spaceship Earth! The journey back in time through Communications is sooooo awesome!!!!
39: Slowly descend into the ocean in "clamobiles" on a gentle ride where you observe characters from the DisneyPixar film Finding Nemo frolicking among colorful marine life, including fish and coral reefs. Can Nemo be found again?
45: Meeting Chip and Dale is always a blast! They are sooo much fun!! They love to play, too! A Disney vacation is not complete without playing with these two lovable chipmunks!
46: This engaging 14-minute boat ride travels through the American plains, the rain forest and the African desert to explore how innovative technologies permit food growth while preserving the environment. Some of the food that we eat right here in "the world" is grown at EPCOT Travel through farms all over the globe to witness cool scientific techniques like hydroponics and aquaculture that modern farmers are using to meet the world's food needs. Also ride Soarin', a breathtaking flight across California.
48: Mexico Pavilion. It's always a favorite. The Gran Fiesta tour Boat ride is really awesome! Following Panchito and Jose Carioca while they look for Donald through Mexico, is fun!
49: Gionni, Morgan and Joshua enjoyed "sporting" Sombrero's
50: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a special spring event brimming with colorful flowers, lush gardens and some of your favorite Disney characters brought to life in topiary!
52: Norway Pavilion. The boat ride Maelstrom is a super boat ride through Norway!
53: China | Step into the legendary architecture and culture of China. Experience a fascinating world featuring the Temple of Heaven, tomb sculptures, gardens and ponds, dining, shops and the riveting 360-degree film, Reflections of China.
54: This is the artist that makes the Christmas ornaments | Germany
55: Italy This is the artist that makes the beautiful masks!
60: Animal Kingdom is certainly a lively Disney park! Animals are everywhere! Rides like Mt. Everest and Dinosaur! are thrill rides with twists!
61: Settle into your CTX Time Rover for a race against time. The mission: Go back 65 million years to capture a mild-mannered dinosaur without getting caught in the jaws of the angry, carnivorous and hungry Carnotaurus. Then you have just 60 seconds to escape!
64: TREE OF LIFE
65: 1. Joshua trades pins while waiting to take character photos. 2. Morgan with the tree of life in the background 3. Joshua takes a break after riding Mt. Everest. 4. Morgan loves Eeyore!
66: Gionni trades pins with a Cast Member | Isabella plays the drums
67: TREE OF LIFE
68: TREE OF LIFE
69: Meeting the characters is always a blast! Milt and Lon love Tigger and Eeyore! Lon and Des always have to take a photo with Tigger !
70: Tigger is Bouncy! He loves to play and joke around. Des always loves to take a picture with Tigger and this year Morgan and Joshua wanted to do so too!
71: Posing with Pooh! Meeting Winnie the Pooh was certainly awesome! Pooh loves to share his Honey Pot! He's so snuggly too!
73: This is one fast ride! It stops at the top where the track is broken!!
74: Board this high-altitude, high-speed roller coaster train and hold on tight through daring drops, hairpin turns and a close encounter with the inhospitable inhabitant of the Forbidden Mountain: the infamous Yeti.
75: When Des, Joshua, Morgan and Angel road the coaster for a second time, the coaster got stuck right at the apex of the track going up. Joshua was scared and didn't want to ride it again, but after the ride was finally over, he was ready to ride again!
76: Rafiki's Planet Watch | Everyone enjoyed the Affection Section. The animals were friendly and loved getting brushed.
77: Isabella met Pocahontas at Rafiki's Planet Watch. She enjoyed spending time with her.
78: Hollywood Studios
80: Back lot Tour
81: The Fire Truck sprayed water mist every few seconds
83: Aerosmith's Rock-n-rollercoaster! Each "car" is furnished with a 125 speakers, 24 sub-woofer, 32,000 watt, onboard audio system—built to blast. Careen through the neon-filled streets of Tinseltown, the rock 'n' roll adrenaline pumping through your veins, your body feeling the force from launch to loop at zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.
84: Finally got Morgan on The Tower of Terror! She enjoyed it alot! As did everyone else! The fast drops are super thrilling! Angel had to ride it again! Milt and Lon love the feeling of being inside the Twilight Zone TV series! | Classic stars of the silver screen sought rest and relaxation at the grand Hollywood Tower Hotel during the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1939, during a gloomy Halloween night, 5 unlucky souls were riding down the Hotel's maintenance service elevator when a violent storm struck the building and they were never seen again. Black scorch marks still scar The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror facade where lightning left its autograph.
85: Isabella did not like Buzz and Woody at all! | Gionni wasn't exactly thrilled to take a photo with the Army man...he wanted to ride some more rides! | Milt and Lon meet Sorcerer Mickey!
86: When we discovered that we could take a photo with Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater, we were excited!
88: Gionni's first time meeting Mickey! Milt and Lon were very happy to get a photo with Morgan, Joshua, and Gionni!!
91: Gionni's favorite movie is Toy Story 3, so meeting Buzz Lightyear and Woody for the first time was a thrill!
92: Des and Morgan hug Lotso Bear
93: Lotso Bear really liked Morgan... he wanted a photo with just Morgan!
95: Angel, Gionni and Isabella enjoyed petting the Clydesdale horse at Fort Wilderness Campground
96: Fort Wilderness Campground | Jack Rabbit Run Site 863
98: We celebrated Tracker's 12th Birthday at Disney! Tracker's pink ears has her name embroidered on the back...
99: Fortunately, we were able to get one photo of the kids together!