Friday, April 03, 2015

Cheerio, Disney

This girl! So, by whatever circumstances, there have been a large number of British people here at the hotel and in the parks. We have been hearing that charming accent everywhere. Well, about two days in, Katharine starting speaking with a British accent. About three days in, I became Mumsy. So, tomorrow we won't say goodbye, we'll say Cheerio!

Day 5 - Hollywood Studios

Today we went to Hollywood Studios and it has a similar appeal to the Magic Kingdom, beautiful backdrops everywhere you look. We took in Toy Story Mania - so fun with the shooting arcade aspect. While we were there, we ran into Green Army Man and he loved meeting Philip Bobby John. Then we took in the Muppets 3D movie, which was hysterical (and Matt was convinced they were only pointing at him). We had a character lunch at Hollywood and Vine with Sophia the First, Jake the pirate, Handy Manny, and Doc McStuffins. 

After lunch, we went to Star Tours and helped to save the Galaxy! I must be getting old because that one almost made me nauseous. The remainder of our time their was checking out shops and trading pins (which I am getting way too into - apparently, it's not just for kids).

After a week of Disney Magic we decided to spend the late afternoon/evening by the pool. We had dinner poolside and the kids have been swimming like crazy. Now, to figure out how to tear them away and get them to take a bath!

Day 4 - Epcot

So, Epcot was really cool and we were there for the morning and came back again at night. In the morning we had fastpasses for The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Soarin', and a character meet and greet with Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy. We had lunch in Morraco and took a quick tour of the UK and Germany. 

In the evening we came back for a fabulous dinner in Canada at Le Cellier. After dinner we roamed through Norway, Mexico, and China. They were having an Easter event where you could look for hidden eggs. We found 4 of 12.

Day 3 - Animal Kingdom

Wow! Animal Kingdom was amazing! We started the day with a character breakfast at Tusker House, which in set in an African village. It was fabulous and made me want to head to Africa. After a nice visit with Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy Duck; we went on an African Safari. We "Fastpassed" this and I would say it is a must if your going to Animal Kingdom. It was so fun and we saw so many animals. And, fortunately, we survived the rickety old bridge (ask Matt about this sometime).

After our stay in Africa, we headed over to Asia for a Chinese lunch at Yak and Yeti and a quick browse through some Asian markets.

Our afternoon was spent watching "It's Tough to be a Bug" and a trip on the train to Rafiki's Planet Watch to check out the petting zoo.