Sunday, April 18, 2010

disney vacation

I apologize for the delay in posting these pictures, but I took 608 pictures (seriously!) and it has taken me a while to get through them all. We had a wonderful time in Disney World. I hadn't been since I was a kid and it truly was a magical place. Paul and I felt like kids all over again. I hope you enjoy my very condensed account of our trip.

My sister, niece, parents and I rode together and the boys soon followed after work. Luckily we decided to break the trip up by staying in Jacksonville for the night. What a great city. We had dinner on the water and walked around San Marco.

We got up early the next morning and headed for Orlando in our Disney t-shirts and all. After a two hour drive, we arrived at our hotel. It was a great hotel and really close to the monorail, which was very convenient for us.

It didn't take us long the first day to hit the monorail and head to the Magic Kingdom. Leighton and Daniel enjoyed there first ever ride on the monorail (yes, Daniel had never been to Disney World:).

We rode all the classic rides on our first day: Swiss Family Robinson tree house, It's a Small World, and Cinderella's Carousel.

'Hmmm. Where should I go next?'

The next morning we all went to the 'character breakfast'. It was so much fun just to watch Leighton's face. She loved the breakfast and the characters. Who am I kidding, we loved it too!

Let me back up just for a second. Even earlier that morning Ashley, Daniel, Paul and I decided to go into the Magic Kingdom to ride a couple rides. You see, neither Ashley and Daniel nor Paul and I had ever ridden a roller coaster together. Isn't that crazy? So we decided that our first roller coaster together would be Space Mountain. What a great first roller coaster to ride together.
After our character breakfast, we finished up riding the classics at the Magic Kingdom.
Dumbo and
the Mad Tea Party were highlights of the day.

After our second day at the Magic Kingdom, we had dinner at the California Grill. The restaurant is located at the top of the Contemporary Resort.
It had a wonderful view of Magic Kingdom.

The boys enjoyed Magic Kingdom's late night hours later that evening.

We spent our third day at Epcot. I don't remember liking it that much as a kid, but I really really enjoyed it this time.
We rode many fun rides such as The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Living with the Land, Soarin', and Spaceship Earth.

I really enjoyed the tour of the countries.
We visited Mexico,



Germany, Canada, England, and we ended the day in France. We ate dinner at Les Chefs de France.

Our last day at Disney was spent at Hollywood Studios. We rode the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and the boys rode Tower of Terror.
We also saw Playhouse Disney. Leighton loved seeing all her favorite characters.

Disney World was such a blast. Hopefully we can visit Mickey and Minnie again in just a few years.

Well, that's a wrap! Have a great Monday.


  1. I love Disney. We went last year for my nieces birthday and it was so fun. My sister in law want to go back more than anyone... we just felt so magical...

  2. Loved seeing all of your pictures! Looks like yall had an absolute blast! :)