Saturday, March 8, 2014

Disney World Vacation ... Day 6 & 7

Day 6 ... Magic Kingdom
January 24, 2014

Since the Magic Kingdom is so big, we didn't even try to do everything in one day. We hit 3 sections on Tuesday & then headed back there on Friday to see the rest.

First up was The Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride in Adventureland.
The kids wanted to ride together in the front of the car so we let them
(even though it was a little scary because it goes up in the air & doesn't have doors!!! But...we were close enough that we could reach out & grab them if they started to hang over the side.)

and Nick & I rode together in the back.

After that we climbed around in the Swiss Family Treehouse, rode on the Jungle Cruise 

And on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Alex found this Jake wig in the Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop & had to have it!

After that, we headed over to Frontierland. Splash Mountain was closed so we didn't ride that. And after Expedition Everest had scared Addy the day before, she decided that she didn't want to ride Thunder Mountain. (And there was no chance Alex would ride it!) So we ate lunch & rode the train over to the kids' favorite part of the Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland.

We rode Dumbo the Flying Elephant again. Matter of fact there was absolutely no line so we were able to go straight to the ride.

The kids were sad though because they wanted to play in the playground part. So we rode it again, but let them play for a little while before getting on the ride.

Then we rode The Barnstormer

 and the Mad Tea Party

It's A Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, The Little Mermaid,
& Prince Charming's Regal Carousel all for the second time.

Then Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Astro Orbiter

And the People Mover, all over in Tomorrowland.

By around 5pm, we had done everything that the kids wanted to, so we decided to call it a day & head back to the hotel to pack for our flight home the following day.

Day 7 ... Downtown Disney
January 25, 2014

We had to check out of the condo at 10am on Saturday morning, but our flight wasn't until 3pm. So we decided that Downtown Disney would be the perfect place to kill a few hours.

First stop was the Lego store. It had been so busy when we had been there on the previous Sunday night that the kids really didn't get to play. But this time, it wasn't crowded at all & so the kids were able to spend about 30 minutes or so building. Addy built a race car & Alex built a treehouse/tower.

And Alex picked out this Lego City police station that he wants for his birthday. (He is getting it. Matter of fact, it was just delivered today. But SHH, don't tell him!!)

And then it was the time for the main reason that we went back to Downtown Disney. To ride this! Addy wanted to ride it the previous Saturday night, but it won't go up if the winds are too strong, so it had been closed for the night. But this time, it was open for business!

And let me tell you, I've discovered lately that I'm a little scared of heights. More precisely, I'm scared of falling out of the sky a long long way to the ground! So as you can imagine, I was nervous to go up in the hot air balloon. (And sadly, I was the only one, Alex was scared of the most mundane rides at Disney, but not of the hot air balloon!) But once we got to the top, I relaxed a little & it ended up being a pretty cool experience!

After that, we did a little shopping, ate lunch & then headed to the airport for our flight home.

We had such an amazing vacation at Disney World. It really is the most magical place on Earth! I know my kids are going to remember this vacation for a really really long time. 
(Matter of fact, just yesterday morning on the way to school Alex was talking about it. 'Remember when we went to Disney World & we rode that boat?")

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