Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Disney World 2009

We made it! It took a lot of planning and saving but we got our family to Disney World!! It was a fantastic trip!! Very busy and a lot of people but FUN! The weather was not what we had expected! Florida was experiencing near record cold weather and had freezing warnings most everyday, expect a price increase on oranges! Most mornings it was reporting 24F with the windchill. Now we are fine with cooler weather but in Florida I had planned on sun and warm!! The good thing was it seemed to keep the crowd levels down!

We met every possible character there was to meet, went on as many rides as possible (when I say rides I mean the slow moving, entertaining kind not the thrill kind)! Our family is usually up early so we went to the parks for opening ~ MUST DO! We walked on to almost every ride and attraction we wanted! Later in the afternoon at Epcot for example the wait time was 220 minutes for Test Track, the same ride that Moto-Moto had a 10 minute wait for earlier that morning!!

At Disney Studios CJ discovered that she really likes animating and is super good at it!! After her session with an animator she asked for their sketch and brought it home too! Similar sketches in the gift shop were priced $35-45!

CD posing at Rock 'n Rollercoaster (just like her namesake Dave!) Moto-Moto also rode this one with a 5 minute wait! Key is going early people!

We went to all 4 parks, saw the ocean at Sarasota in the Siesta Keys (beautiful beach!), were taken into a very
questionable neighbourhood by our GPS, had a couple of character dining experiences, took over 1700 photos, were treated to a Magical Moment, tripped and sprained my ankle on the last night there AND

had a Magical time!

I love how everywhere we went the girls were called princesses and we were told to have a magical time! Get your piggy banks ready, we are going back in 5 years!!
Thanks to everyone for your tips, gifts and help to make our trip such a good one!


sassy studio said...

ahhhh! I have been waiting to hear all about it 1700 pics top all my records! I hope your ankle is oK- airports must have been fun.......can't wait to see and hear all about it!

Pam said...

glad you had a great time despite the weather.
can't wait to see more pictures!!!
how is your ankle?

Jerri-Lea said...

Ankle is doing much better thanks to ice and a tensor bandage! It was really very silly, we were walking down the steps in Frontierland off the WDW Railroad. I was carrying CD with the camera around my neck, it was busy and the lights at the bottom were out so it was very dark and I missed the very last step! We had to be wheeled to first aid trying to get through SpectroMagic. Bonnie, the nurse was wonderful and a fabulous cast member named Suzanne that we met earlier at City Hall that morning shuttled us back to the resort. We got to see behind the scenes at the MK but I closed my eyes for much of it... CJ thought it was pretty cool all the things she saw but I swore her to secrecy!
The airports were very helpful and once again shuttled me around to our next gate. There is NO way I would have been able to hobble through Denver that quickly or that far!!

Anonymous said...

Great pics....Looks like a great time was had by all...and dave would LOVE that picture!!!!hugs!!!

Saucy said...

Oh, no! Spraining your ankle is not a good way to end a holiday, but a better way than starting it I suppose, so that's not as bad. We've never run into "awesome" weather down there - especially at this time of year, but it's still better than -24 so I'm sure it was enjoyable! You'll have a big job to get caught up on your pictures and scrapbooking but it will be so much fun to relive the memories.

I made two identical books for Buddy and Loopy after both trips... they love looking through them still.

Wendy said...

Im so glad that weather is over! LOL! Sounds like you had a great time at Disney. And thanks for stopping by my blog!