Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We love you Mickey, oh yes we do. . .!

I have been procrastinating writing a post about Disney World. I don't know what to say that will do it justice! For those interested, I will give a little summary of our trip, though words can't express how great it was!

We spent 6.5 days in the parks - two days each in Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom, one day in Animal Kingdom. Highlights from the parks: For my 7 year old - the Star Wars ride in HS. He would have ridden it all day long (Disney is very sneaky/very smart also - as you exit this ride, you must pass through a store full of Disney-Star Wars toys/souvenirs. Some of us found this very difficult to just pass through!).
The fireworks at Epcot, as well as the wonderful food and princess dinner were amazing. The Spectro Magic parade and fireworks at the Magic Kingdom were fabulous. In Animal Kingdom, The Lion King show was out of this world. Truly Broadway quality.
As I said, words cannot express how truly "magical" it really was. Before we left, as excited as I was, I would have scoffed at using the word "magical". But after experiencing it all, there really is no better word.

A few words to the wise:

The dining plan is WORTH IT! We ate fabulous meals, and had plenty to choose from. We had a delicious sit-down dinner every day, plus a fast-service meal and snack. If you know my husband, you will understand that for our fast-service meal, we did not eat hamburgers. We sought out wonderful places that served unique food. I'm sure we all gained ten pounds during the trip (being pregnant, these pounds do not count for me. I completely stop paying attention when I am with child).

The 3-D shows are SCARY! My kids (and me, too, sometimes), were totally freaked out. My 7 year old, who is normally pretty brave and rides the "big" rides, was burying his face in my shoulder, almost hysterical, during "It's Tough to be a Bug" in Animal Kingdom. These movies are a full-body experience. Beware.

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