Ordinarily I would space these posts out, but since we went at Christmas, I feel a need to get our vacation photos posted BEFORE Christmas. I had plans to devote a day to each park, but I’ve been enjoying the time off, hanging out with my family, taking a break from school work and work work, and this has slipped to the end of my list.
However, today is Christmas Eve, so there’s still time!
I’ll start off with telling you all about Hollywood Studios! We only spent one night here, largely because it was SO crowded due to this being the last year of the Osbourne Family Lights. Gotta be honest – the lights were amazing, but they weren’t “drop everything and go to this park only” amazing.
We also enjoyed a great dinner with Minnie at Hollywood and Vine. They started our meal off with the richest hot chocolate I think I’ve ever had!
This is probably one of my favorite photos ever of my family!
Epcot is next on our list. Epcot is probably our favorite park AFTER Magic Kingdom. (Even though my favorite ride, Tower of Terror, is at Hollywood Studios.)
Not a ton of photos here. That’s one thing I tried to be a little more aware of on this vacation. I wanted to enjoy vacation without being behind the camera. We did do the Photo Pass, but I haven’t downloaded those photos yet. Henry’s favorite two things at Disney are “space” (Spaceship Earth, a.k.a. the big golf ball) and riding the Nemo ride. We rode Nemo at least ten times. My favorite part is at the end, when they project images of Nemo on the actual aquariums located in the ride. For the last little bit of the Nemo ride, they sing the song “Big Blue World,” and the Starfish at the end (the same Starfish from Finding Nemo, whose name escapes me at the moment) has a great commentary. My favorite thing she says is, “Take me with you! I mean, it’s a great song but it just never ends!”
And last but certainly not least, Magic Kingdom, including some pictures of the Very Merry Christmas Party! One of my favorite things about the party is that it snowed on Main Street during the parade, which is pretty awesome. Given that it was an unseasonably warm Orlando and the temperature was about 80 degrees. (The snow is soap foam, I think.)
And of course, we also have to ride Dumbo, a classic ride. (Although Henry likes the playland in the waiting area for Dumbo even more than the actual ride.)
The castle after Elsa covered it with ice, as well as a few firework shots.
A Tomorrowland Christmas Party! It was surprisingly fun!
We decided to get the Kitchen Sink Ice Cream Sundae. The bowl will be one of the many Disney decorations in our kitchen.
The Barnstormer, a legitimate roller coaster for little guys (35 inches and taller) that is actually a lot of fun!
These new few pictures are of food. Ohana is a great restaurant at the Polynesian Resort. It is, by far, my favorite food in all of Disney. It’s a buffet served Family Style, and… man, I could eat these shrimp forever.
And lastly, Chef Mickey’s!
Oh Disney. I can’t wait to go back! We love it there. We’re not going back until we have some significant debt paid off, but we will definitely be back!