Monday, April 12, 2010

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: Walt Disney World Vacation

I am FINALLY putting these pictures up! I hope ya'll enjoy them. Our plane took off early Saturday morning, March 20th. My Mama, Kathy; sister, Kelly; nephew, Logan; and niece, Lauren and I all went to Disney World together. We had a blast! Just ready---for a major picture overload!
Here are Logan and Kelly on the plane ride! They were very excited.
We arrived at our resort, Port Orleans Riverside, around 2:30 or so. It took us a while to find our room but when we finally found it, we were relieved! :)
A Mickey towel design greeted us on one of our beds! Oh, and can ya'll find any "hidden mickey's" in the picture?

This was Logan and Lauren's 1st trip to Disney World. They are showing off their 1st visit buttons!

We took the bus to Magic Kingdom and guess who we saw!
If it wasn't Chip and Dale right in front of the park! :) They were too sweet and cute!

And we also met Pluto! What a sweet dog! HA! We were having fun already!

So pretty!

Love Cinderella's Castle. I got all excited just like a kid when I saw it, I have to admit!

We headed to Fantasyland and our 1st ride was...
Mad Tea Party! What a classic ride at DW!
We also rode Dumbo, It's a Small World, and others.
Cute picture of Lauren by the wishing well.

Kelly and I ready for Mickey's Philhar Magic to start! And ya'll-it was fantastic! We laughed SO hard!

Cinderella's Golden Carousel
Kelly, me, and Mama having fun
We ate dinner at Tony's Town Square in Magic Kingdom then walked back up Main Street U.S.A. to see:
Electromagic Parade!

There's Mickey Mouse himself!

Cinderella, Prince Charming and a mouse! So neat. We just loved this parade. Lauren and I ate our Mickey ice cream bars while enjoying this parade! :)

The parade ended with Minnie Mouse. Sooo fun!

I have to tell ya'll this story! It is something else! We debated about staying for the fireworks and almost left Magic Kingdom. However we stayed there for the show, "Wishes". I sat down on the curb. I was tuckered out by this point. Then I saw this tall man with glasses. I thought, "He looks like my Uncle Charlie.....hmm. IT IS CHARLIE!" So I said, "CHARLIE SAXON!" I know I sounded like some loony! HA! But he saw me and we couldn't believe he was there!
Here is a picture of Mama with her brother, Charlie. He, Aunt Kim, and my little cousin, Camylle are from D.C. so we don't get to see them very often. We didn't even know they were at Disney World until we saw them! HA! Isn't that something? We were too excited to see them!
The next day we went back to Magic Kingdom! We rode the ride in The Haunted Mansion!

Spooooooky! It was fun though! We also did other things that morning. But it started to rain HARD. We took a break at the resort then headed to dinner at Epcot.
So cool!

We ate at Coral Reef restaurant. It was awesome to sit near the aquarium. We enjoyed it a lot.

And my dessert:
We finished dinner just in time for the fireworks, "Illuminations." I didn't get any pictures of it though. However, we did run into.....
Charlie, Kim and Camylle again! It was their anniversary the week of this vacation so I had to take a picture!
And here we all are again at the end of Day 2! Epcot hosted a flower and garden festival while we were there so we got to see many gorgeous arrangements, topiaries, and more!

Well, I hope ya'll enjoyed Part 1 of our DW vacation! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Your arm is endured with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted. Psalm 89:13


Becky said...

I so want to go back to Disney!

Maryellen said...

What fun ! I haven't been to Disney since I was a teen.
I forget what a magical place it is. Thanks for the memories.