Spring Break finally arrived and with the plans confirmed, Chris and I jumped in our car, made the 7 hour trek, and arrived at Disney World that evening. We sought out Chris' family, said our hellos, and then settled in for the night in order to prepare for the fun that awaited us the next day.
We were planning a full day, open until close, at the Magic Kingdom.
Waiting for our turn to enter the Haunted Mansion.
Loving Splash Mountain.
After lunch the kids decided to meet up with some of their friends and so we took this time to get together with Linda and Charlie and act like kids again.
One of my favorite rides of all times. The Tea Cups. Chris did all the work and we just sat back and loved every minute of it.
The video is really choppy for some reason, but I'm sure you get the point. I can't stop laughing because it's like the best time ever and Chris never has time to enjoy it because I make him do all the work. Poor guy.
Inside Space Mountain.
And then, after taking in the beautiful firework show over the castle, we finally managed to stumble upon Dan, Denna, and their little ones and spent the rest of the night with them riding all sorts of rides until the park closed. When the night ended we were beat to say the least.
The next day, we planned the same, open until close at the Animal Kingdom. I was really excited for this day.
The Tree of Life was awesome and had so much detail. Loved it.
The very first ride we went on was this Dinosaur one and it was so fun! I love every facial expression in this photo. Classic.
The rest of the morning and early afternoon we just went on all the smaller rides and looked at exhibits while waiting to use our fast passes for the two most popular rides in the park, Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris. The waiting was so worth it. Expedition Everest was a blast! And then after lunch it was time for the Safari.
The rest of our time that was spent in the Animal Kingdom we rode Expedition Everest over and over and over again. I never thought it was possible to get tired of a roller coaster, especially one as fun as that, but 8 rides later I found out once again that nothing is impossible.
Since Animal Kingdom closed early we were able to park hop and visit Hollywood Studios for the remaining hours that that park was open. We managed to take 2 turns on the Tower of Terror and 1 on the Rockin' Roller Coaster. The time spent in that park was fast but still fun.
The day before we left, Chris and I were going to split from the group and visit Universal Studios. But our constant moving and long days took its toll on us and we just couldn't wake up early enough in order to get there at opening and the close time was super early. So we just couldn't justify that amount of money being spent with not very many hours to play. Instead, as the rest of the family went back to Magic Kingdom, we enjoyed a nice lunch and took in a matinee before meeting back up with Linda and Charlie to enjoy a little shopping at Downtown Disney. It was a very nice evening. We had dinner, walked in shops, and finished with dessert at the Ghirardelli store.
Before we could call it a night Chris forced me to pose with Woody at the Lego store. Like literally forced me. He would not take no for an answer. It was so awkward (as you can tell from my hesitant smile and the way I'm trying to fold into myself in the picture). And now he is forcing my hand once again by making me put it on this blog. Here Chris. I hope you're happy;).
Our little Florida trip went by way too fast but the fun didn't end there. We had two extra passengers with us on our journey home. So really, the fun was just getting started.