Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney 2014: Day 4

Tuesday we spent the day at Animal Kingdom

This was a big photography failure. This is the only picture we got in front of the tree of life, the most popular spot at AK, and it has this big green fence in front of it. I meant to get another picture with it from a different side later and forgot.

         The Dinosaur Ride

Thad was begging to play this carnival game in Dino Land. It was one of the few things at Disney that costs extra to do. We ended up paying $10 for the three of them to play. I guess it was money well spent because at the end of the week when I asked the kids what their favorite thing was that wasn't a ride (show, restaurant, etc.), he said it was this game.

 The characters from UP. 
 The Festival of the Lion King show.
This was great! The pictures don't do it justice.

Lunch at a yummy barbecue place with a little visitor.

The monkeys watching the monkeys.
 In front of Expedition Everest, our favorite ride at Animal Kingdom

More silly faces for the camera.

 Friends from the Jungle Book

 Hollace was really excited to meet Pocahontas since she wants to be her for Halloween.

 We had a fabulous day at Animal Kingdom!
That afternoon we headed back to our hotel to spend some time at the fun pool.


That evening we went and spent a little time on the boardwalk. 

Hollace got "hairwraps" put in.
....and the boys watched a little mime/ magician show.

We ate at one of our favorite restaurants from last time, a Hawaiian place called O'Hana.
The kids got to play some fun game where they raced around the restaurant pushing a coconut with a broom.
On the way home we took a few selfies:), then Thad crashed.

 Tinkerbell came again and left these fun Muppets.
Ready for our final day at Disney.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Disney 2014: Day 3

Monday we had to get up bright and early for our breakfast at Chef Mickey's. This is such a great way to meet a lot of the characters without waiting in line.

The boys thought it was pretty funny to pretend to pull Pluto's tail while he wasn't looking.
After breakfast we made it to Magic Kingdom in time for the park opening.
Lots of characters were there for the opening.
We started at the new ride, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This is Thad being silly while we were in line.  It was ok, but definitely didn't live up to the hype for us....Clearly not fast or scary enough for us!

In front of the Haunted Mansion.

Chip and Dale.
Thad did not want to meet them. I'm not sure if he was just tired or if giant twin chipmunks was pushing the limits a little bit. ?

Cooling down on Splash Mountain

Space Mountain...
After we rode a ride once and knew where the camera was we would decide on something for us to all do for the picture.  It was sometimes hard to make the face or signal while you were moving so fast.
Rhett cracks me up in this one.

We finished up at Magic Kingdom then headed back to Hollywood Studios for a few hours. 

"Frozen" Cupcakes for desert at lunch.

One guess what we rode first at Hollywood Studios......

and....of course we had to ride the Rock 'N Roller Coaster again.

That night we ate a YUMMY African place called Boma. It had so many interesting dishes to try.
Then we rode the shuttle over to Downtown Disney for a little shopping.

At one place you could build your own light sabers. 

Another great end to a great day at Disney!