Monday, June 29, 2009

Disney Day 6 - 3/6/09

"Picking" flowers for the Princesses

Shopping after the fireworks

On our 6th day we went to Hollywood Studios in the morning, came back to the hotel for a nap, then had dinner in Epcot. Hollywood studios was fun, but it didn't hold Ethan & Mia's attention like the other parks. We did go see the Playhouse Disney Show, which they enjoyed and saw the Voyage of the little Mermaid...of course Ethan LOVED that! Our favorite ride there was the Toy Story Midway Mania ride. (Even Mia could figure out how to shoot the gun:) We also had fun going to Radiator Springs for a quick photo. I think the highlight of the day came at dinner time when we ate at the Akerhaus Royal Dinner Table in Epcot. While we ate Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, & Aurora came around to sign autograph books & take pictures. Ethan & Mia had a hard time focusing on eating because they were so enamored with the princesses. Mia's favorite was Cinderella. We finished dinner just in time to watch the fireworks show. Then we headed back to the hotel. This night was the only night we had issues with the buses. It was extra magic hours and many buses were broken down. We had to wait 45 min. to catch one, but Ethan & Mia didn't mind because Grammy & Pa bought them each their own new princess doll. They entertained themselves while we endured the wait. We now know we won't go to a park that has extra magic hours because the busing becomes a big problem. Lesson learned:)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Disney Day 5 - 3/5/09

Mia in her new sunglasses

I love this look

The Mad Tea Party

Ethan loved making our teacup go round and round

Mia & Pa waiting to ride the Indy Speedway cars

Watch out CRAZY driver

Pa driving Miss Mia

Mia in Minnie Mouse's house

Watching a show in front of the castle

Trying on hats in Mexico at the World Showcase in Epcot

Day 5 Steve went bass fishing in the morning while we headed back to the Magic Kingdom. Again we arrived when it first opened and were able to get many rides done. By far the best rides of the day were the tea cups and the Indy race cars. After riding the tea cups, Mia asked if she could get in a tea cup at home and spin around:) Ethan enjoyed driving Momma around...he did complain that his car didn't go fast enough (I hope this isn't a sign for the future!). After we all had naps we went to Epcot for dinner. We ate in Mexico at the World Showcase. Our tablet was right next to the ride that goes through the restaurant. As the boats passed our table Ethan would tell everyone to enjoy their ride. It was too cute. The food was EXCELLENT and we were in food coma when we got back to our hotel. Again another magical day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disney Day 4 - Epcot (3/4/09)

Day 4 we went to Epcot to spend the day. We didn't know if Ethan & Mia would enjoy Epcot, but were surprised how much they liked it. By far the biggest hit was the Living Seas Finding Nemo ride (we rode it 3 times :) and meeting Mary Poppins in England in the World Showcase. We also met some characters, but Mia wanted NOTHING to do with them (except for Mickey & Minnie). We walked & ate our way around the world showcase. It was finally starting to get warm & the sun felt so good! The workers were setting up for the upcoming flower showcase so there were beautiful flowers everywhere. We ate dinner at the living seas restaurant then headed back to bed. We ALL were beat!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Disney Day 3 - Animal Kingdom (3/3/09)

Inside the gate at Animal Kingdom

The Tree of Life

Mickey's Jungle Parade

Finding Nemo
Whispering Canyon Cafe

The third day at Disney World we went to Animal Kingdom. We got there before the park opened and spent the whole day there. The parade at Animal Kingdom was awesome with all of the costumes. Ethan & Mia's favorite for the day was the safari ride & the Nemo show. That night we ate dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. The kids were able to race around the dining room on a hobby horse. It was FUN, FUN, FUN!