Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Break Recap ~ Day at Disney ~

We started our day at Disney bright and early. The original plan was to be at the park right before they opened so we could see the opening ceremony. That didn't happen. By the time we left our hotel room and stood in line for the buses, we arrived 15 minutes after they opened.

We spotted Cinderella's Castle the moment we walked in and could not get there fast enough for Katelyn. She kept calling it "her" castle. We took the above picture right after we got to the park. After pictures Katelyn wanted to go in her castle so we walked through it. When we got to the other side Katelyn was very confused as to why we couldn't go upstairs. And then she asked about the upstairs of the castle all day long. Let me say that again. ALL DAY LONG she asked to go upstairs in her castle.

From there we hit a couple of rides that had absolutely no waiting since the park had just opened. We hit Snow White's ride first. It wasn't until after we got off that I noticed the ride was actually called " Snow White's Scary Adventures". Yes, that would explain Katelyn screaming her head off the entire ride.

After we met Katelyn's beloved princesses we did the walk through of Mickey and Minnie's houses. Katelyn and Gavin loved Minnie's house the best.

They sat in Minnie's chair:

Sat at Minnie's table for a cup of tea:

Gavin took a peek in Minnie's fridge:
and Danyelle had a seat out on Minnie's porch:

We played the shooting range game in FrontierLand;

And Katelyn had her first taste of frozen banana:

Katelyn and I fed some some ducks near Tom Sawyers Island while we waited for Ken, Danyelle, and Gavin to get done on Thunder Mountain. Thunder Mountain was our longest wait of the day - probably about a half hour. Even though we went right in the middle of Spring Break we wait time in the lines was only 10-15 minutes each. Perfect when standing in line with a 2-year-old.

We got some rain right as we were getting in line for Pirates Of the Caribbean ride. It was still raining when we got off the ride so we hung out in the gift shop for about 10 minutes. And that was it for rain for the day, thank goodness.

A couple of more rides and then we stopped for lunch.

We ate lunch at the restaurant that overlooks Its A Small World. Since we ate later in the day we were lucky enough to get a table right by the windows over the ride. Gavin and Katelyn spend the whole lunch waving the every single boat that went by our window. And they got so excited when people waved back.

After lunch, Gavin, Katelyn, and I rode the People Mover ride while Ken and Danyelle rode Space Mountain. Katelyn was finally starting to get cranky around 7PM, so Ken, Gavin, and Danyelle rode the Grand Prix ride twice while Katelyn fell asleep in her stroller and took about a 20 minute nap. I think she did wonderfully the whole day and I was kinda surprised it took her until 7 to finally crash in her stroller.

The finale of the day was the parade and fireworks- but those pictures are in another post!
Thanks for stopping by.


Tracye said...

Looks like y'all are having an awesome time!

I remember walking through Cinderella's castle when I was little... I'm still confused by it! I feel Katelyn's pain! Why the heck would they build this giant castle that is basically a tunnel??? I still don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time! The kids are getting so big. Please post more pictures!!

Shan said...

Fabulous pictures. It looks like it was a great trip!

Candi said...

Looks like so much fun! Logan keeps asking when we are going to Disney. Maybe someday we can do a vacation. With family so far away, it seems we are using up all time off to visit family.

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!