Friday, July 6, 2012

All things Disney! Warning this is long :)

As I had mentioned before we went on vacation to Disney in March. It was amazing, we stayed 5 days 6 nights, went to all 4 Disney parks, Animal Kingdom twice, and Downtown Disney. It was thoroughly exhausting to say the least but worth every second! I did really good health wise, didn't get to tired during the day and felt great the whole time. Wish I had known the whole time that had I taken my letter from my CF doctor, I could have gotten better access! We found out the last day we were there at Animal Kingdom, which allowed us to use the Fast-pass/Handicap lines, that are most generally shorter. Had I known for the rest of the parks we probably could have seen a lot more, spending less time in lines waiting. Either way we still had a blast and seen a lot of stuff. There is so much to see and do it can be a little overwhelming. I hope to go again before Colton really grows up :)
It's really hard to choose a favorite park, ride or attraction. I loved the Magic Kingdom because of it's Magical feel. You really get the Disney movie feel there. With all the characters, and Princesses and Prince's, and parade.
Epcot had my favorite rides, Test Track, and Soarin'! With a lot of other kinda scientific stuff and evolution of culture's. It has a lake in the middle of it and all around the lake is restaurants, stores, and places representing different country's, we did not get to walk all the way around, but what we did see was pretty neat.
Brad is not into amusement parks or rides and he went on almost all of them with us, and his favorite was Soarin' too. Hollywood Studio's is probably my second favorite. It's just very cool, you feel like your on a movie set the whole time. And Tower of Terror was another favorite ride of mine.
I rode it with Brad's friend's daughter and niece that happen to be on vacation the same time we were. Brad. his friend, friend's wife, and Colton didn't want to ride it. Funny little story. We had to wait in line for quiet a while and it got to be longer because one of the "elevator's" on the ride was not working right. Well we finally got our turn, screamed our heads off had a blast on it. When we got off Colton comes running up to me like a concerned parent "What took you so long? I was worried about you! We have been waiting forever!" Hugging me the whole time, just gives you another idea of Colton's "grown up" personality. The next favorite part of Hollywood Studio's was the Stunt show. It was so cool, they showed you stunt cars, and how stunts are done in the movies. They burn a lot of rubber, and Colton says "I love the smell of burnt rubber in the morning!" LOL It was really the afternoon! The real Lightning McQueen and Mater were there too!
There are lot's of 3D and 4D shows in all the parks too, those are fun too
We went to Animal Kingdom our last two day's. Finally got Colton to ride Expedition Everest with me, it was a blast, and he did get a little scared but was good by the end of it.
The Bug's life that is in the center of the Trunk of the Tree of Life was really neat, it was a 4D show, you get fogged, sprayed, and Bugs running under your butt!
The best part of Animal Kingdom is the Safari, and per everything Disney they act out everything to keep it real for the kids which is very cool! On the Safari you are on the hunt for poachers, but you ride through and get to see lots of real animals, Crocodiles, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Hippo's, and many more sometimes up close.!
Animal Kingdom also had the best place we ate at all week, The Rain Forest Cafe', very delicious! The Cheese Cake drizzled in chocolate and raspberry sauce was to die for, I'm drooling just thinking about it now :) We spent the last night there at Downtown Disney, which has lot's of shopping! Colton wanted to go to the Lego store, I wanted to go to the Disney store, and Ghirardelli Chocolate store! We also went to the Christmas store and got a Mickey tree ornament to remember our vacation. It was over all really a Magically vacation and I can't wait to go back. I learned a lot of things to do and not to do, but that always comes with a first time experience with anything. I am hoping to write a guide from my experience for those first timers, and a friend who has asked me about it. I have been on vacation with drawl ever since!

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