Thursday, June 9, 2011

Disney!!

Again,.tooootally late re-cap, but whatever-here it is! 

We had an absolute blast. Seriously, one of the best trips ever! My parents are amazing!!

Okay, so the first day we got there we decided to wait and go to the park around 3 so we could stay for the firework show at Magic Kingdom....this was peeeerfect for me because I could get in some much needed relaxing in the sun. Doesn't it look heavenly?? Oh to be there right now....
 Then we headed to the Kingdom.....
 First thing we did....bought our mouse ears. Me, the hubs, and my niece got some and we wore them alllll day long!
 I love it!!

Yeah, we were that couple....
 A friend I tried to make.....then he came running to me and I got scared....and ran....
 Strange picture, but there were characters dancing around and guess what they were dancing to....you'll never guess..... "Rocky Top"! The hubs got reeeeeeeeeeeally excited....we rocked out a little bit.
 How cute?!?!
 She got a frozen, chocolate dipped, peanut rolled, banana. And loved it.
I had to get a pic of this guy's shirt....it says "Paddle Faster! I hear banjos!" bahahahhaha!!
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming....

In between all of these lovely pics we rode Space Mountain (twice), Thunder Mountain (thrice),
(us waiting in line)

Splash Mountain (once) - where the hubs and I were the only ones who proceeded to get completely and utterly soaked. Why we didn't get a picture, I don't know. But we did ride so many fun rides...loved the Kingdom!

Then it was time for the fireworks.....
 awesome....
 and beautiful....
 and cool....



 Then we headed home for pizza and wine before Epcot the next day! :)
 See, EPCOT!!!
 love all the pretty flowers!
 The hubs wanted to play with the camera....

Terrible picture, but very cool....when you ride the ride inside the big Epcot ball they take your picture and then put you in a cartoon...I was in the process of taking my sunglasses off, hence the reason my hands are in my pic...and the hubs saw the camera so he made that crazy face....but you get the point.

 Next up, we start our tour around the world with cocktails! Our first stop, Mexico! And a passion fruit margarita...yummmmm!!
 My niece loving on Donald Duck
 We went to Norway but didn't get an pics....next up, China..
 pretty!
 Next, our 2nd favorite place - Germany!!
 We are happy to be going to the Beer Garden!
 See!!
 HA! He so funny...
 Italy was our next stop, and as much of a wino as I am, I couldn't do the wine...it was too hot! So we took some pics and made our way to the next Country.

 We stopped in USA for some cold beer and making new friends....
 We were enjoying ourselves....
 more friends...
 Pretty picture spot on our way to Japan. Saki in Japan!
 Next, Morocco...very pretty! And busy, no cocktails there....

 France! Loved this place, so pretty lots of yummy drinks (with very long lines) and yummy deserts!
 Next stop the UK and our favorite....we sat down on the Pub's patio, had some fish and chips, more cold beer, and made even more friends!

 Then, the hubs and I decided to leave my folks to relax with their cocktails on the patio and we would hang out in the pub.....bad idea..... :)
 Most expensive Jack shots ever....but we had to have 'em....and it was fun! There was a band playing Beatles music outside in a little courtyard, we were in heaven!
 Then, more fireworks!

 Then we again went home for food and wine....

Next day, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. This place was AWESOME! Seriously, awesome!! We were able to get early entry AND Express Passes so we didn't have to wait in a ton of lines...again, my parents rock!
This is a picture of Harry Potter Land....my brother and niece are obsessed with Harry Potter so they were in heaven! And honestly...that Harry Potter ride, coolest ride I have ever been on....and I have been to a lot of parks!
 Splash falls! The hubs and I passed this one up as to not get wet.....my brother, sister-in-law, and niece, well they got soaked....we later got completely soaked again on the Jurassic Park ride.
 The park was really fun..I loved Comic Town.....

 love this...took it and sent it to everyone at home....
 On the Spiderman Ride.....also VERY cool ride, 3D!
 The Hulk!Awesome.
 Dr.Seuss Land....

 Then we went over to the Loews Hotel with my parents and made friends with the bartender....for several hours...

Next and last day....Disney's Hollywood Studios....I totally slacked on pictures this day...I was a little pooped. :) But we did ride The Tower of Terror, even got my mom on it! And The Rockin' Roller Coaster....awesome, 0-60MPH in 2.8 seconds! 

I did get a couple pics...here's Herbie at the stunt show...
 cool New York backdrop...
 and the awesome Sequined Mouse Ears I bought for my friend that was house sitting for us.

And the very last pic....our artwork on the table at Macoroni Grill in the airport...oh how we entertain ourselves!
 
Oh my, that was A LOT of pics....even for me!
If you can't tell, we really did have an absolute amazing time. I love having that time to spend with my family, away from everything and literally just being a kid again! :) Mom and Dad, I can never repay you for that trip. It was the best family vacation ever! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

3 comments:

Katie said...

LOOKS AMAZING!!! I just love Disney! We went a couple years ago but haven't been since the Islands of Adventure and I really really want to go. So it was worth it??! Give me details about Harry Potter! I really want to see that! We may make the drive next time were in Sarasota or Naples and go and see it :)

Rachel said...

Rocky Top! Woohoo!
Love all the pictures!
Looks like fun! I've only been to disneyLAND
Might have to do WORLD this summer...
:)

Je$$ said...

im so jealous!! i want to go to disney right now!