Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last moments at Magic Kingdom

After we ate breakfast we went back to Magic Kingdom for a few hours. We arrived about 11:00.

 The line for Ariel and Eric was about a 30 minute wait and so was the wait for the Fairies. I told Kaitlyn she had to pick which line she wanted to wait in and she chose the Fairies. So we met Terrance and Tinkerbell.

Here is how our last few hours went:

arrive about 11:00
get picture made
meet fairies
ride jungle cruise
I watched the Move It, Shake it, Celebrate it party
The kids and John rode Space Mountain 3 times in a row
We all ride Buzz
watch Dream along with Mickey
Watch Philharmagic
Eat ice cream and hot dogs
watch parade (which was a good way to end out trip)
take bus back to our hotel and leave

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1900 Park Fare

On our last day in Disney World we got up fairly early to pack the car. Then took the bus to Magic Kingdom so that we could ride the monorail over to the Grand Floridian. We had breakfast reservations at 1900 Park Fare. We had eaten dinner here last year but breakfast has different characters. Plus the food is pretty good. We met Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, and the Mad Hatter.

I will say that I paid out of pocket for this meal (because we only had 3 dining credits each and had already used all of them). I chose to pay for this meal because it was the cheapest of the 4 I had reserved. It still cost about $75. However the Chef Mickey's breakfast would have been about $125. And note for those planning to go anytime soon and wanting to do character meals, I ate the exact same thing at 1900 Park Fare as I did at Chef Mickey's. Plus I thought the character interaction was better at 1900 Park Fare.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Epcot Characters

We met several characters at Epcot. High on my list to meet were Belle and the Beast, I had to wait about 25 minutes for the Beast to come out but we did meet them. Also high on the list was Mexican Donald.

Last year we saw Chip and Dale out more than any other character. This year we only saw them out for a short while at Epcot. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


We spent Monday at Epcot. We slept in a little since it was later in our trip and we were beginning to become exhausted. So we didn't arrive at Epcot until about 10:40.


A cottage in England

Coloring a bear in Morracco

These were shown at the end of spaceship earth, so funny.

Here is how our day at Epcot went:

Arrive at 10:40
Meet Daisy
Get FP for Soarin
Ride Mission Space: Green
Kyle and John ride Mission Space: Orange
Eat at Sunshine Seasons
Meet Chip and Dale
Ride Test Track
Ride Soarin
Walk through World Showcase
Eat ice cream
Meet Marie
Meet Belle and the Beast
Color a bear in Morocco
Meet Mexico Donald
Meet Duffy
Ride Test Track with FP
Ride Spaceship Earth
Ride Soarin with FP
Ride Monorail to Polynesian
Eat at Ohana (8:40)

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The second thing at the top of my list of things to make sure and do in Disney this time was Fantasmic. This show was truly Fantastic! I didn't get a whole lot of good pictures (I'll need lessons before I go again on the best settings to use) and really I was more into watching than taking pictures anyway.

Osborne Lights

The main thing I wanted to see on this trip were the Osborne lights at Hollywood studios. These lights made the whole trip worth it, they were wonderful.  Pictures definitely do not do them justice.

It snows from time to time during the light show. You can see it pretty good in this picture.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Characters at Hollywood studios

We met several characters at Hollywood. Kaitlyn was more into the characters this year than Kyle (last year it was the opposite)

Phineas and Ferb were #1 on our list of characters to meet.

Mater and Lightening McQueen got a new backdrop

We didn't meet darth vader, just saw him out doing the jedi training

Hollywood Studios

On Sunday we got up early to be at Hollywood before it opened to get in line for Toy Story Mania, this ride is really fun but always has a lengthy wait time. Well this was the only morning that we had to wait a while for the bus. We waited 35 minutes and the bus was packed! So we arrived at Hollywood right at 9:00 as they were opening, walked straight to Toy Story, the line was all the way to the backlot tour entrance! We ended up waiting 40 minutes (the longest wait of our stay) then we got fastpasses when we came out to try and improve our scores later.

Lightening McQueen made an appearance in the Lights, Motors, Action show

Sorta got the big explosion at the end on camera

I thought this was the cutest popcorn bucket (R2D2) even if it was overpriced.

Here is how our Hollywood day went:

arrive @9:00
Ride Toy Story Mania
Meet Phineas and Ferb
Meet Lightening McQueen and Mater
Meet Buzz and Woody
Go on Backlot tour
eat lunch at Studio Catering co.
Watch Lights, Motors, Action
Meet Mike
Ride Star Tours
Kaitlyn and John ride Tower or Terror
Me and Kyle eat ice cream
Watch Beauty and the Beast show (4:00)
Watch Disney Channel rocks show
Ride Toy Story Mania with FP
Get picture made
Eat Popcorn
Watch American Idol show (the finale one)
Watch Osborne lights
Watch Fantasmic (8:00)
eat dinner at hotel

This was our long day as we stayed in the parks about 12 hours with no break.