Sunday, March 11, 2012

Let The Memories Begin!

The most wonderful, exciting, magical place on earth?...I'd have to say that would be Walt Disney World!!! I know, I haven't been around the world and seen or done everything, but I can't imagine any place better in this world than the escape from it that you get in Walt's!

I don't try to hide it; I'm just a big kid sometimes (as both adults and children tell me lol). I love going to Disney World, I love everything about it from the parking lots to the characters's all so magical and such a relief from our hum-drum depressing world.

A couple of my girl friends and I had planned a girls trip to Disney for this spring. We all needed a little escape, one without kids or husbands or anything but us and Disney, and more than just a day trip. So this past week we got a room at Disney's All-Star Music Resort for 3 nights! I love staying on property at Disney, it just removes the last little bit of the world's stress by us not having to drive anywhere...just take the bus...what more do you need! So 4 days, 3 nights on property at Disney World; 2 full days at the parks, all 4 parks, plus several very special events, Downtown Disney and a drive through Celebration, FL with two of my best friends! What an amazing week!

On top of just being able to go to the parks, my friend Alice not only planned the whole trip she also paid for us all to attend the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dinner Party at the Magic Kingdom and the Supercalifragilistic Character Breakfast at Disney's Grand Floridain Resort and Spa! Two events that none of us had ever done before, and let me tell you they were both unbelievably magical!

Well now, enough talking, here are a few pictures from our trip!

Mickey greeting us as we enter our room at the All-Star Music Resort

The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom

T-Rex at Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom

On the ferry heading to Magic Kingdom!

Entering Magic Kingdom!

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom

Arrrr! In line for Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom

Take the oath, be a pirate!

Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Jack, run!

The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom

Beware all who enter the Haunted Mansion! 

Beast's Castle at Magic Kingdom (coming soon!)

Cinderella, you're a lovely as your name

Tea anyone? Alice in Wonderland topiary at Magic Kingdom

"I'm wishing, for the one I love..."
Snow White's wishing well at Magic Kingdom

This was truly a special experience!

Dinner! At the Fireworks Dessert Party

What a great view for the fireworks!


Cinderella's dress...thanks to all the talking mice

Street performers, they stopped right in front of us at EPCOT!

LOVE Mission: Space...and of course we did the more intense one ;)

Cinderella topiary at EPCOT

Sleeping Beauty topiary at EPCOT

Beauty and the Beast topiary at EPCOT

Inside the San Angel Inn Restaurant in Mexico at EPCOT 
where we had lunch one day

Our backdrop at the San Angel Inn Restaurant

Minnie topiary at EPCOT

MICKEY topiary at EPCOT

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios

"Come to the dark side"
Outside the Star Tours ride at Hollywood Studios

It's Miller time! Beer and popcorn was our dinner while waiting for 
Fantasmic to start at Hollywood Studios

Teddy got a new hat from Mexico at EPCOT lol

Inside the Grand Floridian where we had our Supercalifragilistic breakfast!

Even the food was Mickeyfied :)

I see why they call it the GRAND Floridian

Even the floor was grand

Snow White in Lego form at Downtown Disney

I love this guy, a classic view at Downtown Disney

Oh no! Captain Hook has Tinker Bell! 
In a store at Downtown Disney

Take a bite!
In a store at Downtown Disney

Man what a great trip! Of course I was totally dead by the end of legs haven't hurt that much in a long time. I finally had a day to recoup today, and as much as I didn't want our time at Disney to end I am glad to be getting things back to normal after such a long month.

...I'm already planning my next trip though ;) I can't wait to go back!

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