Saturday, March 26, 2011

Disney's Magic Kingdom

First of all, let me apologize for my absence. No real good reason - just life got in the way.

So, while I was gone, we went on vacation for Spring Break. We went to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

We had never been there, so this was a real treat for us. Another treat for us was that my Mom came along with us for the trip.

Here's my mother and Bailey in the car. They look so happy because this picture was taken 30 minutes into our 18 hour drive.

Rominal looks pretty happy too. Again, this was day one.


This picture was taken somewhere near water. I'm sure you never would have guessed that. It's my self portrait.

When we finally arrived at the condo that we would be staying at for the next week, the locals came out to greet us.


So, our first day we went to Magic Kingdom. Someone was nice enough to take our picture together, so this is the four of us.


Did I mention how crowded it was? I know - we should have known better - it was Spring Break after all. Actually, of the four parks we went to, this was the most crowded park. It was quite surreal to walk down this "street" and see the castle in the background. This is an image we have all seen throughout our lives. And if you have a child in the house, you have seen countless Disney shows from this location.


About five minutes after we arrived here, there was a parade - as if was just to welcome us!

You can tell Bailey isn't going to enjoy this trip at all, poor thing.


Rominal and Bailey were our guides for the trip - Mom and I just went where ever they told us to go.

We are easy-going like that.


The people mover "ride" was our first thing. It's hardly a ride, it just takes you around a bit. But Rominal and Bailey were still having a blast anyway.


We went on a steamboat.


And Rominal had a nice chat with this fine gentleman and his friend. Rominal did all of the talking though.

I loved these little statues.



Mom and I waited for our dinner reservations while Rominal and Bailey ran to tomorrowland to ride a quick ride.


During dinner, we met this fine fellow. We love Pooh.
Bailey's first stuffed animal was a Pooh bear.
Actually, her first and second stuffed animal were the same Pooh bear because at some point we lost the first one and had to get a replacement one before she noticed the original was gone.
Shhhh, don't tell her. She still has that Pooh.


And we met Eeyore. Rominal was trying to cheer him up, but he didn't do very well.

And, we met another favorite, Tigger! My house key actually has Tigger on it, so I was pleased to meet him too.

We stayed at the park late to watch the light show and fireworks. I'm so glad we did - it was probably the highlight of our trip.


The lights on the castle would make it appear as though the castle was actually changing colors.

And this was the best fireworks show we have ever seen.


The only drawback to this day was that there were so many people in the park that when the show was over it took us almost 2 hours to get back to our car. It was worth it though.

I'll post more pictures from our trip in the next couple of days.


Donna Holzer said...

Wendy!! These photos are fabulous! The castle with the fireworks are amazing captures. Postcard worthy!
I love one of your first comments where the smiles were big 30 minutes into the 18 hour drive. Our drive to Texas from Atlanta is 17 hours so I know all about long drives. After seeing these photos, I need to plan a family trip back to Disney! So glad you are back to posting!

Reading Allowed said...

I'm going to get pooh beeeeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrr!

Looks like everyone had a great time! I love Bailey's glasses!

Anonymous said...

After seeing the fireworks at Disney, 4th of July will never be the same. Glad ya'll had a great time and made it back safely. We dove one year and the drive home was longer than the drive there. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.


Anonymous said...

I like "Wendy and Rominal in the bluebonnets" the best. All well done, though. Makes me want to go back to DW.