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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tuesday Tidbits: Disney edition

The view from our room.

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I have never spent so much time waiting, walking, or riding on a bus. Even with the crazy crowds (seriously, more people than I've ever seen in my life), Disney was pretty awesome at moving people along.

Disney can fit more people into a small space than you would ever think possible. Each time I would think "surely they're not going to add more people" they'd add twice what I thought the space could hold.

Camden already has a great appreciation for food, but it was really fun to see him dive into the menus. He had sword fish, all kinds of seafood, eggs with Hollandaise sauce, etc. No chicken nuggets for this kid!

And speaking of food, our favorite meal overall was at Ohana (although our anniversary date night at Artist Point was also amazing). The hot fudge sundae at Ghiradelli in Downtown Disney was easily the best dessert, and the famous Dole Whip was also very refreshing (the four of us split these desserts).

The Karmelkorn from the German section at Epcot was also ridiculously delicious. We just might have brought some home with us.

I discovered cheese boards while at Disney and chose it as my appetizer three nights in a row; each night was better than the previous. The cheese board at Cinderella's Royal Table was delicious; the one at Les Chef de France was even better, and the one at Artist Point was the tastiest thing I've ever put in my mouth.

It's very possible I was as star struck by the princesses, Mary Poppins, Anna and Elsa, Cinderella's wicked stepmother, etc. as the kids. I cannot believe how the Disney cast members fully embody their characters.

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Rory's favorite ride was the Seven Dwarves Mine Train.

Camden's favorite ride was Tower of Terror.

Brian's favorite ride was the Rock n Roll Coaster (the rest of us were terrified after this one).

My favorite ride was probably Tower of Terror . . . but not until the second time around. The first time I thought we were going to DIE.

Camden and I ended up riding many of the rides together, and we spent much of those rides gripping hands or each other's knees.

I knew the kids would have a great time on this trip, but I was surprised at how much fun it was for the adults as well. Magical, maybe? ;)

The firework celebration over the castle at Magic Kingdom really was magical. I'll never be satisfied with another small-town firework show again.

We got stuck in the rain two different times, both at the end of the day thankfully. I have to say that riding a bus with standing room only after a long day soaked head to toe is not my favorite.

I was super proud of both kiddos and adults - no meltdowns whatsoever.

The kids loved the pool at our resort. I wish we would have thrown the schedule out the window just a tad more often and taken advantage of it a few more times.

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One of my most favorite things of the whole week was all the ethnicities represented and different languages spoken at Epcot. Straight up American was in the minority, and I loved it. Also, Camden has a killer English accent.

Rory had an extravagant Bippity Boppity Boutique experience. I had my doubts that any child would wear a full costume in Florida in June, but the pull of being a princess surrounded by other princesses was strong. Rory chose Elsa (of course) and was adamant about the blonde wig. I would have chosen something a little more . . . not blonde, but it made her happy.

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I took photos of all our fancy food, but I promise not to bore you with them.

Epcot was beautiful and the only park that I pulled out my big girl camera for. I'll post pictures from Epcot one of these days - they deserve their own post.

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You all deserve your own tickets to Disney if you've made it this far.

5 comments:

Judy Bailey said...

I loved your comments and that you all four had a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC experience!

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Lori! said...

They look like dolls!!! How can human beings look so very perfect?? Maybe magical? :) LOVE this post!!!

Heather Brummett said...

Loving your posts! We LOVE all things disney. So glad you had a wonderful time. :)

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

This post is absolutely magical!!! I want MORE MORE MORE!!! Please?! It sounds like a trip to remember, for sure.