Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vacation- Day Four

I promise this will be the longest post I make about about vacation. I just can't help it. I mean we went to DISNEY WORLD!!! Also, these are just a few of the pictures I took. I'll load the rest of them on facebook soon.

Tuesday was my birthday, so we decided to make it special by going to Disney World...lucky, I know! Everything about the day was a blessing starting with the tickets right up to the fact that we never waited in line for more than 25 minutes for ANYTHING!

To start the day I woke up at 7:00 to get ready. I had laid everything out the night before, so all I had to do was freshen up. Clay and Eric soon followed and everything was running smoothly until we woke Eli up...he was a beast. Luckily it didn't last long because after an hour drive he was greeted by this...wouldn't it make you happy too?

The worst part of the whole day was riding the Monorail. We waited in line FOREVER in the hot sun, and when we finally boarded we got stuck...seriously? Here are the boys waiting...

Out tickets!!

After clearing security with the extra large hiking bag we had packed, we went straight to Fantasyland and rode "It's A Small World." We waited ten minutes and got straight on. Just look at Eli's face.

He was in total awe because we have a Disney Sing-A-Long that shows the park, and he recognized where he was immediately. This picture just melts my heart!

We were greeted by Mary Poppins when we got off the ride. I would like to interject a side bar here and say that we did also get stuck on "It's A Small World" which may have been more painful than the monorail thanks to a thousand puppets singing (chanting) to us. Ok, moving on...

We road "Disney's Philharmagic" which was my favorite of the day. It was a 3D experience of all my favorite songs. Besides being cutting edge, it was my favorite because of Eli's reaction. When Donald Duck threw a flute Eli thought it was headed for him and started dodging it. Of course it kept coming and he started crying. Even after we took the 3D Glasses off he kept dodging...too funny!

We rode the Tea Cups before heading to Adventureland and Frontierland!!

Here we are on Aladdin's Magic Carpet.

This is of us on the Jungle Cruise.

Eli fell asleep at lunch and snoozed until the parade started at 3:00.

Eli loves "Jake And The Neverland Pirates," so when he saw Captain Hooked he was scared!

Following the parade we went back to Fronier and Adventure lands. When all was said and done we did the Swiss Family Tree House, Aladdin's Magic Carpet, Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Jungle Cruise, The Haunted House, and I'm sure I'm leaving out a few. Eli didn't ride them but Splash Mountain and Adventure Mountain were also in the list.

Of course we had to cool off with Mickey Mouse ice cream!

My FAVORITE picture!!

We ate a late dinner and went to Tom Sawyer's Island while the crowd was low. Eli wiped out on the bridge..poor guy! Before dinner we got our Fast Passes for Space Mountain and then ate in Tomorrowland. Next we took our castle pictures and lined up for the light parade!

Clay watched our spots while Eric, Eli and I went into the Christmas shop. We got back a few minuted before the parade started and I must say that it was truly incredible!

Just look at this boy's reaction...oh, and there is Captain Hook again!

Following the parade we watched the fireworks. Eli kept saying, "oh no. bye!" I think it was because in his Disney Sing Along the last song is "When You Wish Upon A Star" and shows the fireworks. It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

After the fireworks we rode Space Mountain, the carousel and Dumbo! We left Disney around mid-night and Eli fell asleep on the way back to the condo. Seeing Disney through my child's eyes was beyond magical and I am so grateful for the opportunity to make so many precious memories with my family!

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