Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Disneyworld 2010










So we just got back from our very first trip to Disney World. Neither Travis or I had ever been either so it was a first for us all. We took Nana along as well. The plan was to leave last Friday night and to drive through the night and arrive on Saturday. Well the impending winter storm came so we left on Thursday to beat the weather. So we ended up being gone nine days. That is a long time to be away from home! But we did have a great time. For a couple of days if FL it was cool and rainy but the rest of the week was very pleasant and it got warm enough that the kids got to swim in the heated pools at our resort.

We stayed in the Disney Caribbean beach resort and we reserved a "pirate themed" room because Noah is obsessed with the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The beds were shaped like pirate ships and the furniture was like crates and barrels and things you would find on a pirate's ship. Noah's favorite detail I think was a huge skull and cross bones curtain that hung across the bathroom door.

We managed to visit all of the parks and our favorite by far was Magic Kingdom. We all loved the fireworks around Cinderella's castle and the kids loved the rides.

We saw lots and lots of the shows but the best by far was Fantasmic in Hollywood Studios. It was unbelievable and it was the last thing we did so it was great to end the vacation with such a great show.

We did a couple of character meals which were really fun for the kids and Lilly loved getting to go meet the princesses. She had to have a princess costume before we left! She picked Jasmine and it's really cute. If it still fits it will probably be her Halloween costume.

Noah also got to do the "pirate's league". Where they dress you up and paint your face and you get your photos taken and then get to participate in a pirate parade in the magic kingdom. It was fun.

Travis managed to ride all of the big roller coasters and we shopped and ate a lot. The food will be another post entirely. If you have a food allergic child I highly recommend Disney. This was the first family vacation EVER that we haven't had to rent a condo or cabin with a fully equipped kitchen and do all the cooking our self. I am happy to report I didn't have to cook or wash a dish for an entire week. The staff at Disney is unbelievably knowledgeable and equipped to accommodate kids like Noah. If the restaurant didn't have what he needed or wanted the chef would make theirs completely separate and serve it himself. Noah and Lilly were in heaven getting to eat Micky Ears waffles. This probably sounds crazy to some people, but I almost cried when they brought them ice cream and cookies that were especially for them. The kids eyes absolutely lit up. Noah has never gotten to eat ice cream in a restaurant before.

So all in all, it was a great great trip. The kids had lots of fun and we are already talking about when to go back. It will probably be a few years but we want to do it again sometime. Enjoy the pics!

13 comments:

Beth said...

Okay so I could have cried last week when I talked to Trav and he told me how great the food issues were being handled but now I have tears in my eyes. I'm so glad that you all didn't have to worry about that (as much). I love the pictures, love you.

Lesley said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip. It is true that Disney is like no other place on Earth - simply magical!

The food set up made me so excited for you all too! That is amazing!!

Next time you go, I would like to request that you leave Nana with me! Just kidding : )

Carol said...

Disney really is the most magical place on Earth. I think Shaun and I had every bit as much fun as Evan did. I told you that Fantasmic wouldn't disappoint you...it's breathtaking! So glad you all had such a great trip, and so glad that they were so accomodating for the kids' food allergies. That had to make a great vacation even better! Glad you're home!

Stephanie said...

I love your pictures....I'm so glad you had a great vacation. The pirate room is way cool!

Sherri said...

Loved it ALL!!! The food part almost made me cry!! I'm so glad they were so knowledgeable in that area and you were able to relax a little and have a vacation for yourself!!! So glad yall had a great time!!

The Butlers said...

Oh, I am sooo glad to hear how great they were about the food! That is wonderful. Sounds like such a fun time. Wish I was in FL right now! I am so ready for Spring to get here.

The Stice's said...

Sounds like the best trip! We are going to go in October so you will have to fill us in on all the major attractions for little girls! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm cryin' now just thinking about ice cream and big, bright eyes of two of the best kids in the world.. I'm so glad you all had such a safe, fun vacation!

Jenny

Anonymous said...

I'm cryin' now just thinking about ice cream and big, bright eyes of two of the best kids in the world.. I'm so glad you all had such a safe, fun vacation!

Jenny

Wanda May said...

So happy for you guys....love th memories

Katie said...

Yay! We hope to take our youngins when Annleigh is a little older. Sounds like a blast! :)

Allie Bolton said...

I am soooo happy for you guys! I am glad you all had such a good time and that Noah and Lily could enjoy the trip AND the food!!! Glad you made it home safely. Love you guys!

Kelly said...

I am so glad you guys had a good time, Disney really is a magical place and I am glad the kids could enjoy the food with no worries. Hope we can get together soon!