Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Disney World (Day 1)

Our Disney Adventure Begins

Our first day at Disney started about 2 pm because we had to get to the resort, unload, get the stroller, and on and on and on.  Then we had reservations for lunch at the Grand Floridian Cafe.  That lunch took about 2 hours!!!!  The food was great but I don't think we'll go back for lunch.

We stayed in the Movie Resort.  You get what you pay for, that's all I'll say about that!

This is in the lobby right outside the Cafe.  We are ready to GO!!!!

We got there right before the 3:00 parade and the show they were having in front of the Castle was just ending.  This is when we realized that Gabbie was not a big fan of fireworks.  I thought she had outgrown that fear.  Who knew!!!

Gabbies first Disney Parade.

It was HOOOOOOTTTTTTT but what did we expect.

Gabbie got her ears and could take no more.  I think this is when we were headed to Hollywood Studios.  We ate at Mama Melrose and rushed to FANTASMIC afterward.  It was a great show!!  I was under the impression there were not a lot of seats but they have a ton.  It took me a week to recover from this "Vacation".  I loved it but man was I pooped!!!

Disney World (Day 2)

A Day in Magic Kingdom

The second day was spent in Magic Kingdom.  Our day started with Crystal Palace for breakfast where we saw Winnie the Pooh and Friends.  Even though they are getting older Abigail and Matthew still enjoyed seeing all the Characters. 

Al and Poppy took Abigail and Matthew on Barn Stormer....Gabbie was not big enough so Nanny and I sat with her and watched them go by.

Next we ventured to The Judges Tent to see Mickey.  Gabbie has seen Mickey Mouse on Mickey Mouse Club House but not really that much.  I think this was our first Character photo shoot so  we didn't know how she would do. The line was really not that long.  They take in about 2 or 3 families at a time to the room where Mickey is waiting and you can take photos without all the preasure of a long line of people looking at you and wishing you would hurry up. 

When we go in the room we had a family in front of us so we had a little wait.  Alan was holding Gabbie at this time and he put her down.  Well as soon as he did she started to take off to see Mickey.  Alan had to hold her back.  All fears of her being scared went out the window. 

 We were surprised to see Minnie with Mickey!!
We had a hard time getting Gabbie to turn around to take a picture because she was so engrossed in Mickey and Minnie.

You can see we actually got a photo but good thing it was shot that split second because she started inspecting Minnie after that. 

Got to check out her tongue, then dress....

..then shoes....

..then nose...When it was time for us to leave and the other family was stepping up to take a photo, Gabbie ran back over there.  We had to pry her out of there. 

We rode a lot more rides and had a lot of fun.  I didn't reall take a lot of photos of us at rides because we were so busy.  I wish I would have now but at the time it felt to stressful to do it.  Sanity is a good thing.

For dinner we went to Whispering Canyon Cafe which is located in the Wilderness Lodge.  I loved the surroundings.  I would be my first choice for resorts.  Al and I both said we would love to here. 
The dinner was FUN!!!  When I was making reservations over the phone the guy I was talking to said, "Just a warning...Don't ask for ketchup!"  That's all he would tell me.  Well we didn't ask for ketchup but another table did and their waiter Yelled  We Need Ketchup Down Here!!!!!  Then out came a box of ketchup and no kidding they sat at least 20 bottles of ketchup on their table.  Then later someone asked for it and their waiter screamed and everyone who had ketchup on their table took it to that table. 
Our waitress was a HOOT.  Then Al, Regina, and Alan asked for a refill and this is what they got........
A Huge Ball jar

We will definitely be back to Whispering Canyon!!

Disney World (Day 3)

A Day at Hollywood Studios

Our first stop on day 3 was the 1900 Park Fare.  The breakfast was wonderful and we got to meet Mary Poppins, the Madd Hatter, Alice, and Tigger.  I would love to dress in Mary Poppins outfit.  Just lovely!!

Gabbie was in awe!!

The Madd Hatter was REALLY CRAZY!!!!

I don't think Matthew really wanted a photo with Alice.

And of course we can't leave out Poppy!!!

The Army Men from Toy Story were hilarious.  If Al were to have a job at Disney this would be it. VERY corny. Love you babe.

This was the most fun lunch we had.  We ate at the 50's Diner and when I say 50's it's not just in the decor.  The guy that took us to the table stopped us and wouldn't let us go any further because he said Regina was running ahead!! Our server told us we had better eat our vegetables or else.  Oh, and don't even think about putting your elbows on the table.  The kids even asked for permission to so they could color and he said it was okay.  The food was a meat and 3 type and it was GOOD!!  They also had reruns of the shows that were popular in the 50's.  I had heard of a lot of them but a couple Alan and Regina were surprised and had forgotten about them.  Lots of fun.  We will definitely go back!!!!

With our Dining Plan we go an appetizer, main course, and dessert with every meal.  We were very full and Disney doesn't skimp.  When they do it they do it BIG!!

 This was for one person!!!! It had 2 brownies, whipped cream, chocolate M&M's, and carmel!!!!
No way one person could eat this after an app, and food.


After lunch the guys went to ride the Rockin' Rollercoaster.(yes after eating that much, they were crazy)
We wanted to see the parade.  We didn't see this one last time and to me this one is the most fun.  They actually call you out at one point to dance with them!  Really fun.

We are waiting on the Block Party and took the time to take some pics

Here they come......Block Party Bash!!

After the parade we headed over to see Ariel's show after that we let the kids pose with "June" from Little Einsteins and Handy Manny.  Abigail and Matthew really like playhouse Disney when they get to watch TV.

We met back up with the guys and also met Prince Caspian!!!  I think Gabbie told him she was Cinderella. Abigail loved meeting him and she remembers the movie.  Mattie on the other hand is really picky about who he really wants to take pictures with.

I can't  remember what they were laughing about but Regina was in tears she was laughing so hard.

This is my favorite ride!!! It was sooo much fun and soo cute!!!
The detail they put into everything is amazing.  You are a toy in this ride.  All the tinker toys and lights.  While you are in line you are walking on a checkers board that is held up by lincoln logs and a Scrabble board over head.  Matthew and I were in the same cart both times we went. And we had a blast!!!

You can see Andy's room in the back ground with cloud wall paper and lamp and chest of drawers.

We are headed to the Polynesian Resort to eat at Ohana which means family.  The food was wonderful and it is served family style and they give you as much as you will eat.  They walk around with skewers of barbecued turkey, beef , and chicken that is wonderful. 

We were tired out!!!

This is really the only photo I have of Ohana.  The kids were in a relay race aroung the dining room with brooms and coconuts.