Friday, December 12, 2014

Disney World (Day 4) - Hollywood Studios

We spent out last day of the trip in Hollywood Studios.  Daddy and Wesley rode the Rock N Rollercoaster (that goes upsidedown).  Wesley liked it but didn't want to ride again, and he refused to go on the Tower of Terror (Daddy went by himself later).  Not included in the photos (because it was too dark) was the evening Fantasmic show, which was great!

Claire on the main street of Hollywood Studios

In front of a shop with the spooky witch from Snow White

Daddy and Wesley waiting in line for the Rock N Rollercoaster (the ride opened late that morning)

Checking out the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground

Look how little they are!  (Or how big the can of Play-Doh they found is)

A dog checking out the playground (Claire was terrified of the sniffing noises that it made)

Riding an ant across the playground

A toy soldier they met in Pixar Place

Meeting Lightning McQueen and Matar (which really just consisted of two car statues in an area where they blasted loud music like Life is a Highway at you; hence Claire covering her ears)

A huge leaf that Claire found and brought home in the suitcase

Daddy and the kids in front of Mickey's hat

The kids with Sorcerer Mickey

Potential Christmas card photo back at the lodge

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Disney World (Day 3) - Magic Kingdom Take 2 (evening)

We had a nice long nap and some pool time before coming back to the Magic Kingdom to squeeze in a few more things.  Here are some pictures from our Enchanted Tales with Belle.  Daddy and Claire got to take part in the reenactment of how Belle and the Beast fell in love.  Daddy was a marching Suit of Armor and Claire got to be Chip the teacup.  (I wasn't allowed to use a flash, so the photos didn't come out well, but you can still see what happened.)

The Suit of Armor waits while parts are assigned.

Claire with her Chip 'costume'

Claire (as Chip) saying hello to Belle

The Suit of Armor watches the play

Princess Claire saying hello to Belle after the show

Handsome Prince Wesley saying hello too (Belle said he was handsome)

The two Suits of Armor with Belle

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Disney World (Day 3) - Magic Kingdom Take 2

We spent our third day in the Magic Kingdom.  Riding some things for the second, third, or fourth time and trying out some new rides.

Meeting Ariel for the second time

Riding Dumbo

Dad and Wesley on the Barnstormer

Mad Hatter Teacup ride

Meeting Aladdin and Jasmine

Princess Claire with her new mermaid Minnie

Lunch at the Crystal Palace with Eeyore

With Pooh

With Tigger

And with Piglet (there was good food too)

In front of the castle

Malificent as the bad guy in the Dream Along with Mickey show

Dreams Come True!

Disney World (Day 2) - Animal Kingdom/Epcot

We spent our second day in the Animal Kingdom.  The weather was still pretty cool (it's hard to say cold coming from 15-30 degrees in WI, but it was a brisk 45-50 in the morning), but sunny.  Wesley was brave enough to ride Expedition Everest (a huge roller coaster) with Daddy and loved it.  After a nap, we spent the evening in Epcot.  Here are some photos from the day.

The Christmas tree outside Animal Kingdom

Checking out the hippos on the safari ride

A big group of giraffes right down the road

Two six-year old males' hands

Claire checking out how her hands compare to the gorilla's.

Mickey shaped treats after lunch

Excavating dinosaur bones in DinoLand

Wesley's turn with the camera

On the monorail to Epcot

One Christmas tree in Epcot

Finally got to meet Mickey himself!

The whole family with Goofy

Minnie and the kids