Friday, October 24, 2014

Disney 2014: Day 5

Wednesday we just had a few hours before we had to head to the airport. We walked from our hotel over to Hollywood Studios to catch a few of our favorites one last time.
We got to the park at opening time so we could rush over to sign up for the Star Wars Jedi Training Academy. We lucked out and got spots in the very first session. 
The boys got some training with light sabers and lessons on how to be a good Jedi.

They thought the training was over, then Darth Vader came out and they each got to take on Darth and test out what they had learned.

Jedi Rhett fighting Darth-

and Jedi Thad -


 One final stop at the Rock 'N Roller Coaster

I don't remember what "face" we decided to make for the camera this time because they're all different, but it turned out pretty funny!

and one last stop of the Tower of Terror-

One last silly photo-op for Thad-
one last show, 
The Indiana Jones Stunt Show-
Then it was time to head to the airport:(
After several hours and three airports, we made it back home about 9:30 for the kids to get some sleep to go back to school in the morning.

We had such a great time! I'm so thankful for times like this together with my family.  
We're already looking forward to our next family vacation!

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.