Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let the magic begin

I'm going to attempt to catch you up on the last few days. I will include only a few of the hundreds of pictures I have taken so far.

We left our house Friday evening after I got home from work. We drove pretty much straight through. We stopped for gas in the middle of the night and then for breakfast at a Cracker Barrel in SC for breakfast. Then we stopped for lunch once we were in the Orlando area. The girls did better than I expected on the ride and slept a good amount.

After such a long ride, it was great to see this sign!

We arrived at our resort around 2pm on Saturday, but had to wait until 4pm to check in. We killed time by walking around the resort and checking things out. We are staying at Bonnett Creek. It is a really nice resort with playgrounds, many pools with slides, lazy rivers, etc.

We were all really happy when we finally got into our room. We are staying in a 2 bedroom unit
with 2 baths and a full kitchen. We all got baths and showers, ate some dinner and went to bed!
One half of the kitchen
The girl's bedroom

Mom and Dad's room
Sunday was a quiet day to get ready for the upcoming weeks. We went to Downtown Disney for about an hour to buy autograph books and just look around a little. Then we went food shopping to stock up. We spent a few hours in the lazy river and pool before heading to bed.
Monday we woke up early and headed to the Magic Kingdom!

We had a breakfast reservation with Winnie the Pooh and his friends. We saw Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger.

After breakfast we headed back to Toon Town to wait for it to open so we could see the Fairies. We got back there a little early, so I waited by the Toon Town entrance while Joe took turns riding the race cars with the girls. They both got their "drivers license".

When they were done with the cars they joined me to wait for Toon Town to open. Just before it opened one of the cast members came over and asked the girls if they would like to help Mickey open Toon Town for the day. It was so neat!!! We got to go back with Mickey and we were the only ones in Toon Town. Mickey gave the girls a personal tour of his house and then we got private meet and greets with Mickey and Minnie.

Of course Victoria's eyes are closed in this picture, but the photopass photographer took a ton of pictures of the whole thing so I'm hoping there are some better ones there.

When we were done with Mickey and Minnie, the cast member took us over to the tent where the fairies were and we were first in line to meet the fairies for the day.
We saw Tink, Rosetta and Vidia.

When we were done in Toon Town we went to ride more rides and see some characters.

Today we went to Epcot. It is the Food and Wine festival right now, so needless to say we ate way too much today.

We had breakfast in Norway with the Princesses. We saw Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and Ariel.

We toured the countries, rode a few rides and saw some more characters.

So far we are having a wonderful trip! The weather is definitely hotter than we expected and they are expecting near record highs for the next few days, but we are dealing with it. We have been staying in the parks too long because we have more days to go back to do anything we missed. Today we were back by 3pm and spent the afternoon in the pool. Victoria is having a great time. She loves the characters and most of the rides. There are a few rides she has been unsure of and she really didn't like Snow White's scary adventures. The next 11 days are going to be so much fun!!!!


  1. Absolutely wonderful pics! Hope the rest of the trip is awesome, too!

  2. How fun, I am sure they are loving it. If you can you should go to Dr.Seuss land my kids really enjoyed that too and Animal Kingdom has Pocahontas. Did your girls love the poobear ride and Peter Pan ride? My kids were also afraid of Snow White's ride. Enjoy!

  3. Oh, and while I'm now a big fan of Disneyland, too, I miss driving under that wonderfully welcoming gate!