Sunday, December 12, 2010
A Trip To See Mickey
I can't believe I'm a month late posting this, lol. But how could I miss posting about such a memory.
In the early part of November we traveled down into the Florida - Marty really wanted to see Disney World... Oh and show the kids too. :D
It was a beautiful day.
We didn't even need long sleeves.
One of the things that I was really looking forward to seeing was the Swiss Family Robinson tree house.
It was huge!
I was hoping to take a picture of the whole thing, but it was too big and too hidden by tree branches to get in one photo. I don't think you could get all of this tree house in 100 photos.
I was also hoping to get a picture of the boys or our family with some part of the tree house, but there were teams and teams of people in front and behind us, one really couldn't stop for a photo op, there was no room, and there was no time. But it was still pretty amazing to see.
This was a boat that circles Tom Sawyers Island, it's really a site to see.
And the kids were able to see who our hosts were!
Me, I could have done away with all the rides and fan fair, to just go and explore the buildings!
The bummer part though is the public is only allowed in the first floor of these buildings. I could just move into this little place, couldn't you?
LJ's favorite part of the whole day was visiting "It's a Small World". The rest of us just tolerated it, lol. It's definitely geared for his age.
As we went through the ride LJ was waving and saying hi to every little creature we passed. He has never beheld such a site. The ladies sitting behind us weren't even paying attention to the ride, only LJ. It was funny - he was just so cute.
My favorite was definitely Toontown.
This is Minnie Mouse's house in Toontown.
We were allowed to tour her house, which was just charming.
Lots to eat in the fridge as you can see.
This is Mickey's house.
I loved all the detail they added to make up is bedroom.
Such a gentlemen, that Mickey.
Marty's favorite part of the day was Space mountain. But since it was dark, and the children weren't allowed I didn't get a picture of that ride. While Marty was on space mountain, I took the kids for a car ride...
Although BJ was pretty overwhelmed with Disney, I think this was what he'll remember the most.
As you can see here, these cars run along two tracks, almost like a train track. You can steer and gas your own car, but the wheels will not go over the tracks - so although you are steering it, you can't steer it over the tracks. There's probably a foot of wiggle, or play before the tracks bounce you back on course.
So I figured, why not? Might as well let the 4 year old drive. Oh man was that ever a ride. He zig zagged all over that course and we were hitting those rails so hard, I felt like we were gonna be ejected at any moment. Seriously. But he did drive, and was very proud of himself. Although he did like a few of the roller coasters, this is the ride neither one of us will forget.
And on our way out at closing I was able to get a few shots of the buildings all dressed up in lights.
We're so glad we got to spend a day in Disney World, and although we wouldn't trade that day for anything - we feel at that price, the magic was enough to last a lifetime.