Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Six days of fantastic, fabulous, frolicking, fun in Florida.

Six months to plan.
Six months of secrets.
Six months of excited frustration.

Six months of teasing and taunting the six year old and he had no idea.

Six days of amazing Disney fun.

A lifetime of memories and 1000 pictures!

Don't worry. I won't post them all here.

Day 1:Arrival / Downtown Disney

We woke DJ at four something in the AM and told him to pack a bag we were going to Disney. He didn't believe us.
First flight ever. He loved it.

At Caribbean Beach Resort check-in they gave him a sword and an eye patch. He had no idea why.

Self explanatory.

We booked the Pirates of the Caribbean room. There was pirate shit everywhere.

Downtown Disney.

He loved these guys.

My favorite place. I didn't want to leave.

Day 2:Magic Kingdom, Part 1

Pirate treasure adventure.

Taking the pirate pledge!

Joining the pirate parade!

We stayed late to see the fireworks at each of the four main parks .
Day 3:Epcot

I didn't want to leave the Biergarten. Ever.

Big Guy and Little Guy.

Shark Bait!

Day 4:Animal Kingdom

Breakfast of champions.

While out on the Savannah Truck tour it began to rain.

A lot.

This giraffe took shelter right next to the trail.

Playing in the mud.

Baby elephant!

Wet cat.

Random drumming.

Great, really amazing food at the Yak & Yeti. Don't let the name scare you away.

Diggin' up dinosaur bones.

Day 5:Magic Kingdom Part 2

Invasion of the ducks. They are everywhere.


We used every form of transportation Disney had to offer. This is the view from the ferry.

Since we had been there, 2 days before, the fall elves came to visit and decorated all of Magic Kingdom.

When choosing the path to the Haunted Mansion...take the cemetery path. Too funny.

Pirate mouse ears.

Sword in the stone. I think he pulled something but not the sword.

Stand anywhere long enough and a parade breaks out.

The pumpkin faces killed me.


Boat ride to the Polynesian Resort for the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show.

For every duck there are 1 million of these guys.

DJ dancing.

For the girls. Or guys.

For the guys. Or girls.

For the pyromaniacs.
 Day 6: Hollywood Studios

Where's the monkey chow?

This show was a blast.

My husband was an extra.

The 50's Diner waitress managed to get him to set the table. Spectacular comfort food and plentiful!

Jedi Training Academy. Awe. Some. Sauce.

This lady had the patience of a saint.

Most of this I have on video. DJ actually hassled the Storm Troopers. They were all good sports.

DJ was picked to help in this stunt show. He drove a remote control car!


For those of you who made it to the bottom I hope I didn't bore you too much.

It truly was the trip of a lifetime. Mostly because we probably will never be able to afford to go again. :)

Thanks for coming!

Don't forget to stop in on Friday to see what Nancy S. Thomson has to share with all of us!


  1. I bet he believed by the second day!
    Looks like he had fun as a pirate. You are awesome parents.
    Can I go with you next time?

  2. Alex - Thank you. We videotaped waking him up but it wasn't nearly as funny as we thought it would be. It was more, "my legs hurt, I'm going back to sleep" kind of thing. Still it was pretty great.
    Yes, you can come next time!

  3. I'm definitely going next time!! I am already ready for another visit! Srsly - next time we have to coordinate better - two trips by two families 8 months apart...we could've done better. Glad you had a great time!

    I loved your "For the girls...for the guys....for the pyros..."! Made me lol, literally.

    Oh - you know another thing I'm so ready for? The re-edited MC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love you!

  4. I remember when the kiddo was young & trips like that were epic. I miss those simple joy days. Great pics! I used to love those little lizards when I lived in Florida as a kid. See you Friday, and thanks for the plug!

  5. That's awesome! It looks like we have lots of similar pictures. Your little pirate is very cute and it's cool that your husband was an extra in the show. It looks like you had the full experience.

  6. You and your husband are like the best parents ever! I know for a fact that your son had a great time and that he will never forget this experience for as long as he lives, because I know I never would. Great pictures Heather, thank you for sharing. You made me smile on a gloomy day.

  7. so glad you went! these pictures are the best!! and he git picked for the stunt show? amazing!! you sure did disney! thanks for the smiles!

  8. You guys are all fantastic!
    Thanks so much.
    I appreciate that you made it through the photos!

  9. I loved seeing these photos!!! Even though I have been there so many times, I never tire of seeing Disney photos. It makes me feel like I am there again and of course, since I wish I lived there, that's great. It looks like you fit in a ton of stuff into the 6 days. You are really lucky that Chris and DJ both got picked to participate. They will never forget it. Thanks for making my day! Alison

  10. Alison - I'm so glad you enjoyed them! We did have an amazing trip!
    We, of course, have so many more photos to enjoy.
    Take care!
    L. Heather


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