Disney World vacation

Monday, October 13, 2014

I thought I'd share some stories and pictures from our recent trip to Disney. We had so much fun and can't wait to go back.

First of all, how cute is this little notebook?? It had prompts and space to document 5 trips. It's definitely geared towards kids, but I seriously contemplated buying it. Too cute!

We stayed at the Coronado Springs resort. We actually got a free upgrade to a Junior Suite. We enjoyed having extra space to spread out! The Magic Kingdom was decorated for fall. I can't imagine how many feet of garland they used to decorate!

We were so lucky - we got a last minute (like, the day before we left!) reservation to Be Our Guest for our first dinner at Disney. It was pretty fancy and very French. We liked our food and I had The Grey Stuff for dessert (it was delicious!)

We always take silly pictures while wearing 3D glasses. These glasses are from Star Tours at Hollywood Studios. I brought my Minnie ears I got at Christmas a couple years ago - and also bought some purple ears with a green bow (sequined just like these classic Minnie ears).

We had an amazing time on Friday. We took a behind-the-scenes tour at the Magic Kingdom called "Keys to the Kingdom". It was about 5 hours long and we learned about why Disney does things they way they do, and how every little thing has a lot of thought behind it. We got to go in before the Magic Kingdom opened. A cast member asked if we wanted to ride up to Cinderella Castle and back since we had a few minutes to kill. Obviously we said yes! So fun!

We got to take a picture of an (almost) empty Main Street!

We ate at Tusker House restaurant in Animal Kingdom (so good!) and it's a character buffet. We just had to take a selfie with Donald. Apparently he calls it a "Duckie".

Asia is my favorite place in Animal Kingdom. This bus is actually an ice cream stand. The prayer flags and bridge are in the tiger enclosure. So cool!

We went during the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. There's tons of extra booths set up with food and beverages. We knew we couldn't hit them all, so we decided to go to an event called Party for the Senses. There were maybe 10 stations and each had tapas style entrees, desserts, and drinks to form a small meal.  Cirque du Soleil performed during the event. These were some chocolates we got. They were so pretty, I almost didn't want to eat them!

We got to eat at the Sci Fi Diner. You sit in cars and watch vintage commercials and cartoons while you eat. I got a great salad and a milkshake. Joe got a burger.

I had to document my Magic Band (the orange one), my FitBit (the blue one), ponytail holder, and Disney inspired Jamberry nails.

Speaking of my FitBit, I had set a goal to reach 30,000 steps in a single day while we were gone. I didn't achieve it, but got pretty close!! On a busy day at work, I walk 7-8K (sometimes 10K), so this is a huge deal!

And to end it all, here's a quote from Walt. I found it inspirational and applicable to crafting. We could achieve so much if we quit talking and got to work!

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  1. Sounds like you guys had a great trip. I have only been to WDW once when my ds's football team made it to the championship playoffs...lets just say they let my dh go from work but almost every photo has him talking on his cell phone..we literally did the crash course for each land. Next year I am hoping to go back just with dh and myself for the Flower show in May and hopefully ride the new 7 Dwarfs Mine train and this time enjoy the park. Can't wait to see how you scrap all this.

    1. wow, that sounds like it was a quick trip, Leslie! Hope you're able to go back :)

  2. Wow to have the park to yourself that is so cool! Looks like you all had lots of fun and some amazing food too. The park has made so many changes since we were there 21 years ago. so glad you got to experience this I think everyone should atleast once in their lifetime :)

    1. My parents haven't been in 20 years, Tina. That's too long!!


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