M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse....
Yes, we have been to the house of the mouse, Cinderella's castle and all the good Walt Disney World (WDW) things. It was fantastic.
ZippityDooDah ZippityEh? We stayed at Fort Wilderness Campground RIGHT ON the Walt Disney World property. Trailer Life Magazine rates it the #1 campground in North America. It was magical! We had free access to all the WDW-transportation (boats/monorail/buses to & from the campground to all the theme parks and Downtown Disney) .
Chim Chim Cher-ee... On Jan 2. WDW unveiled their new pricing plan. A 4-day pass (what we'd originally planned) was $220 but a 10-day pass was only $232. Seriously. $12 more for 6 days? Well...bring on the mouse with the big ears! I am proud to say that now, 10 days later (well, actually, we only did 9 in a 14 day period but hey...) we can honestly say that there is not much at WDW that we have not seen. (Brilliant WDW marketing because this meant that we didn't have time to go to Universal Studios or Seaworld & spent our 'lunch' money at their empire instead).
Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious... We arrived on Jan. 3 and left on the 18th and Todd's mom flew in/out on those days so we had help with the mighty munchkins. Hooray!! Todd & I had some 'Todd & Carmen' time while the kids & their Nani had a great time playing together.
Hakuna Matata. (No Worries). What were our favourite rides? The Safari and Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom were great. Although the absolute highlight was Todd being selected to lead the audience in making Elephant noises for the Lion King Theatre Show.
Ahhhh. At MGM-Studios I re-lived my Muppet days with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Waldorf & the gang... while I also swooned at the Indiana Jones Stunt Show. The kids loved the parade with the characters and old cars. Todd, Tomas & I also did The Tower of Terror ride where we dropped 13 floors. When the ride finished, at the exact time Tomas said "Do that AGAIN!" - Todd said "Not AGAIN".
A Whole New World... EPCOT as always was good. We all love the Test Track where the cars go 70 miles an hour.
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! Space Mountain. Splash Mountain. Thunder Mountain. Been there. Done that. The Magic Kingdom was lots of fun. With Tomas being 40" this year he can go on lots of rides. His favourites were Thunder Mountain, Dumbo and Pooh's Big Adventure. Toria's favourite included the Buzz Lightyear and the Carousel.
A Jolly Holiday. We have lots of pictures (I'm sure you're all looking forward to seeing) but we're at a dialup connection this morning and don't expect to have high-speed connection for another 2 weeks but who knows - keep checking back.
As Mickey Mouse says...
See Ya Later