I thought I would do a little throwback series for the next few weeks re-capping our holiday to Disney World in Florida. At the time of going I kept a daily blog which was only ever used for that holiday and i’m so pleased I did. Every night I would sit down and document what we had done each day even down to what kind of weather we had. I love reading it back every so often reliving the memories. Day three was all about shopping for supplies and spending some much needed time relaxing round by the pool after the long day we had travelling the day before.
So back to the current day – i’m having to play a bit of catch up – C has been poorly and we spent best part of the night & early hours of the morning in hospital with him with a possible stay. Luckily we managed to avoid him going on a drip. So i’ve been a bit busy tending to him. So after today i’ll be back to posting these daily.
Day Three – Hotel & Pool Day (Wednesday 9th November):
So as expected we were awake bright and early – I think I was wide awake from 5.30am due to my body clock still thinking it was 10.30. Lauren came into us around 6.30.
At one point we did laugh – Lauren was stood talking to us and I saw something pretty large flying up to her .. only problem is I didn’t see it fly past her – next minute a huge shriek from Lauren as she noticed a rather large grasshopper had landed on her …. she panicked and flicked it off and it landed on me – I tried to get it off and put on the table but just as I did it flew off right onto Steve’s nose! Poor thing then jumped into the pool but a boy fished it out and put it on the pool side.
After about an hour of being down there Lauren made a friend – a girl her age who had only arrived the day before us from England – they hit it off really well and spent about 4/5 hours in the pool playing together.
Day 4 – Magic Kingdom (Thursday 10th November 2011):
As usual the music was playing and there were the occasional street performance going on – singing & dancing. In City Hall we picked up a badge for Lauren that said 1st Visit so she wore that all day.
They were great – Whilst Mickey signed her book Minnie hugged her & she had her photo taken (again by photopass) and whilst Minnie signed the book Mickey had her photo taken with her. Afterwards Steve & I joined in for a photo and the photopass photographer took one on our camera for us too.
We did take photos but we got Photopasses on all of them so hopefully they’ll be a lot nicer.
After we had finished with the autographs we headed off to the main part of the park, as we walked out of the theatre we saw Mary Poppins who had just come out to sign autographs so we were first up to see her – definitely at the right place at the right time there.
Getting to the end of main street and seeing Cinderella’s Castle just gives you goosebumps how ever many times you’ve seen it but seeing your daughter see it for the first time beats anything – she was in awe <3
As we left TomorrowLand and approached the Castle we couldn’t believe the difference in it at night – quite literally took our breathes away – it was absolutely gorgeous all lit up with the fairy Christmas lights – it really was something else. The photos really don’t do it any justice at all.
Driving home was an event – driving over here is fine and we’re used to that but things aren’t signposted very well coming home (going to the Parks is easy) so it took a while to get back in the dark and a few wrong turnings but we did it – our feet were absolutely aching after being on them for 12+ hours but it was SO worth it – we’ll have memories that will last forever – it’s such a special place.
Coming up next Seaworld.