Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our vacation in Florida

So, we went to Disney World for 2 days and had a blast. You definitely dont realize how much you get pampered in that park until you leave and go somewhere else. On our last day in Florida we went down to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the shuttle land and it was very apparent to us that we had it made in Disney. We were sitting at lunch and were constantly bombarded by birds and bugs. There is none of that in Disney. How is that? The grounds were incredibly cleaned and the trash was always being wheeled out. The bathrooms were always spic-and-span too. Very weird, but VERY lovely. Carter stayed with mine and Phillip's folks while we were away and it was sooooo nice to get away, but I missed my little fella so much. I tell ya, the perfect time to go to Florida is definitely March. The weather was FANTASTIC!! It was warm, but not excessively hot. The wind was blowing so nicely that everytime you did start to sweat you didn't realize it. I got quite the farmers tan while I was there b/c I couldn't feel the heat at all. Disney has got it together in ways of keeping customers happy, lines moving, and service quick. They have these things called a "Fast Pass" now where you can grab a pass that puts you at the front of the line of a ride with very little or no waiting. You have to come back to that ride within a specified time slot, so that really helped us plan our day accordingly and not spend hours waiting for a 3 minute ride. I will have to remember next time not to ride a water ride first thing in the morning. I looked like a frizzy poodle for the rest of the day.... yikes! Also, Epcot had an event called the International Flower and Garden Festival that was just AMAZING. They had 7 foot characters all over the park and it was just insanely gorgeous. Epcot is divided into "countries" to visit and all the characters that went with that country were outside meeting and greeting guests and they also had the flower characters outside that country. So, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) was in France, Aladdin was in Morraco, and so on. It was just awesome. Here are some of the pics. Enjoy!

My FAVORITE Disney story- Cinderella

These sequined Minnie-Mouse ears were awesome!!

I about let me tongue fall out of my mouth when I saw these GINORMOUS rice-crispy treats. They were HUGE!

Cinderella's castle illuminated before the fireworks show

As I stated before, awful farmers tan, and wet rat....

Tinkerbell inside the "Fairies Garden" (If you click on this pic it's a little creepy. A giant bee flew onto her face and made her look like she had one eye. It's much prettier w/o the bee)

Looking at the Epcot Ball as we went across the lake

Mickey's main squeeze

Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Cogsworth

What can I say? Disney pimped my ride.

The entrance to Epcot. You have to click on this one to see how pretty these truly were.
From left to right: Belle, Beast, Prince Charming, Cinderella, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs behind her

Inside the Animal Kingdom- The most insanely gorgeous tree that had orchids growing in it!!

Kennedy Space Center


saraiwithani said...

Looks like you guys had an AWESOME time! Good for you to get away and have some alone time!