About 12 hours the Chik-Fil-A Leadercast , we loaded up Kahuna One and headed south. We were Orlando bound, for a week of fun in the sun.
Fun and sun were had by all!
We had a full week of fun at my parents’ timeshare (thanks, Mom and Dad), complete with hours and hours of swimming by the pool, ice cream eating, and watching cable TV.
We also met the Mouse. If you’ve met the Mouse, you know that it’s an expensive venture. We were on the fence about doing it, as I’m sure many parents are, because if your kid wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, you may as well have set fire to a couple of hundred dollar bills and call it a day. (I wrote about the money aspect of our Disney visit at Persephone this week)
Guess what? The kids woke up on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED.
We got there in plenty of time to see the welcoming show and see Mickey open the park.
We met thirteen different characters, including three princesses, Mary Poppins, Woody & Jessie. They signed our autograph books and gave hugs and made the kids feel like a million bucks.
We rode fifteen rides, MaM rode three of them twice. There were no lines, the crowds were thin and navigating the park was easy.
We had a sit down lunch, which was perfect for cooling off and taking a breather during the heat of the day.
We were actually able to stay through until the park’s fireworks finale.
A week later, the kids are still talking about it.
I love vacation.
5 Replies to “Family Vacation 2011”
I love that Mary Poppins stands in front of the carousel. So appropriate.
Every detail of our visit was like, Joanna. Seriously. Everything in its place!
We went to DW when Punkin was 2… I am ready to go back! What a fabulous vacation! They really know how to do things right! So glad you guys had a fantastic trip!
Thanks! As we were leaving, I was already figuring out when our next trip might be…..such a FUN place!
Yay for the right side of the bed — and your children’s good timing for getting up on it!
Thanks for your sweet comment today, Michelle! 🙂