So I bet you all thought that I was done with Disney documenting. Not so! Just way behind. Life has been absolutely nuts since November and now I am getting a breather so there is going to be a lot of updating in the next couple of days. Hopefully.
So the conclusion of the Disney World saga:
Friday, January 25, 2013
We started the day at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland. We did the new Little Mermaid ride which may be Aurora’s favorite. We got breakfast at one of the new little places that was “Beauty and the Beast” themed. They had frozen apple cider with marshmellow cream that they called “LaFou’s Brew” and it was super weird. It was interesting though to try something new.
After breakfast we went on the Little Mermaid again and then got to meet Ariel. Aurora was actually a little puzzled by her I think because she had fins. Then we saw the Princesses again - Princesses Rapunzel, Aurora and Cinderella. Cinderella is definitely her favorite. Aurora liked comparing shoes with her.
And then miracle of miracles the Peter Pan ride had a reasonable line so we we actually went on it. Usually the wait is 60min or more. I will never understand why.
After Aurora took a terrible nap we went to Epcot. Nick went on the Sun of All Thrills while Aurora and I went on the Nemo ride 3 times. We saw the shark statues afterwards and she seemed to not mind them – she actually thought they were kind of funny. I keep telling her they are friendly sharks and she seems to be slowly warming up to them. I had a Mama Bear moment when a little kid came up out of nowhere and shoved Aurora. Really?!?!?!?! And then he tried to do it again but I grabbed her before he could. The parents didn’t do anything about it. Seriously people – parent your children. Pushing is not OK. Ugh, my blood still boils thinking about it. I just can’t believe what some parents let their kids get away with. I almost cried because Aurora didn’t react immediately, but her lower lip stuck out and then after a few minutes she started to cry. I know it didn’t hurt her, but it hurt her feeling and that makes me so sad. She is very sensitive.
Aurora had a blast playing in the phone booths in “England.” So in to them – who knew that would be such entertainment? We had teriyaki chicken in “Japan” for dinner and then saw Mickey, Pluto, and Minnie. Aurora starting showing Minnie all her parts – nose, mouth, shoes, knees. Minnie was very sweet and very patient. Then we got super yummy ice cream and watched a water show.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Ugh, now it is a month later and I’m trying to remember the rest of our trip. I’ve got to say I got such great documenting done while Aurora was napping.
We started our day at the Magic Kingdom. Aurora got her second official haircut (once again done at the Harmony Barber shop on Main Street). It was really quick and it’s amazing how well she sits for other people. She got some Pixie Dust too and looked like a real princess so we went to see the Princesses and Mickey since we were right there anyway. Then we spent a little time in Tomorrowland and did the People Mover (Aurora was so not a fan) and the Buzz Lightyear ride. Nick got to go on Space Mountain. I didn’t. Oh well. We also got to watch the little parade they do – a dance party thing. Aurora loved it and loved watching the characters. They even let the kids go out and dance with the characters so of course Aurora got as close to Donald as she could. They weren’t in the giving hugs mode though so I think she was a little disappointed.
After Aurora’s nap we went to Hollywood Studios. They don’t have a ton for little kids to do there, but they did have a really cool little playground. It was “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” themed and had giant bugs and spider webs and stuff. It was like you were an ant outside or something. Aurora had a lot of fun climbing and going on the slides. Then we saw the Ariel show twice in a row. Aurora got her Disney tattoo – she chose Duck Tales this time. And fortunately the park closed at a reasonable time so Aurora got to bed at a decent hour. Hooray!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
We started the day at Animal Kingdom. We got to see lots of animals. Aurora was just really into pushing Mickey in her stroller. She is getting very independent and I am constantly hearing “Rora do it.” We went on the Safari ride, which we did not brave with her last time and she did pretty well. It was a tad long for her, but she had fun seeing the animals. And of course we went to see characters. And we saw the Bug’s Life show. Which, I’m sorry, I love Disney, but that show is terrible. Terrible.
We did the Magic Kingdom after Aurora’s nap. Our last hurrah – our final park visit. We spent most of our time in Fantasyland going on rides and seeing characters. We got to see Daisy, Minnie, Goofy and Donald which was very exciting. We went on the Dumbo ride, Ariel ride, Merry go Round, It’s a Small World and a bunch of others. Of course we had to do the Tiki Room too. And Winnie the Pooh. I don’t know if Aurora could tell that this was her last day, but she definitely was acting like it. She would get hysterical about how she wanted to stay on a ride the second she got off. She just wanted more of everything and was so sad each time something was over. We ended the night once again running through the park as the firework show went on, covering Aurora’s ears as she buried her head. She really did not like the loud noises. But the second they were over she wanted more. Again.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Time to say good-bye. It is always sad to leave Disney. I’m thankful for the time we had and I feel like it was the perfect amount – we got to do everything we wanted to. But it is still sad to leave. We spent a little bit of the morning walking around the Caribbean Beach Resort and having breakfast. It is beautiful! I will say that we could have easily spent more time just at the resort, but oh, well. After that we went to Downtown Disney for the rest of the day until our flight left.
Downtown Disney is always fun. We played at the Lego store for over an hour – Aurora discovered Duplo and they had little play stations for the kids so we literally stood there for an hour while she built things. We have since pulled out the legos at home and I’ve got to say – not the same. I get maybe 15 minutes of entertainment out of them here… Unfortunate. But she had fun. We went in a lot of different stores. We went in to a sock store and Aurora got a bag, put socks in it, took it up to the register and tried to pay by trading Nick’s sunglasses. Adorable. We had lunch at the Dinosaur restaurant. I don’t remember exactly what it was called but it’s the Dino version of Rainforest Café. It was really cool and fun to look at. They originally seated us in a room right next to some moving dinosaurs, but Aurora was afraid of them so they moved us to the colorful room with fishies. Much better. The best part was that they had a Build A Dino Workshop (just like Build a Bear). So cute!
And that's the end of our Disney Story for now :)