Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue...

We had heard that Fort Wilderness has one of the best dinner shows from a few different people and also got confirmation that the food was really really good so we booked a table for our crew and for Kristine, Kathleen, Reid & Ava as well. We had a little happy hour at the campsite ahead of time and snapped some pics - everyone was looking so cute!  

It really was a fun show with lots of singing, dancing and crowd involvement. Harper slept through most of it - guess that boat ride wore him out. Adam and Ava were being way too cute acting like little love birds. They even raised their hands when the performers asked who was celebrating an anniversary - the cast members thought it was too cute. 

The food was pretty tasty - family style ribs, fried chicken, baked beans and really good corn bread. Dessert was a strawberry short cake that was to die for. The kids had at least two helpings each! 

After dinner they came back to our campsite and the kids and I popped over to the Chip 'n Dale sing-along. Reid & Ava got a kick out of that. Afterwards the kiddos hung around to watch some of the movie under the stars - "Monsters Inc." 

We capped off our "non park day" with the fireworks show - the perfect ending. 

Boat Ride on Seven Seas Lagoon...

We opted for a "park free" day during our Disney trip - read, we opted to save a bundle and enjoy the resort amenities instead. We knew the pool would be on the to-do list but we also wanted to do something fun for Andy - so of course renting a boat was added to the list. 

We packed up a picnic lunch, lathered up the sunscreen and set off on a fun boat ride around the Seven Seas Lagoon. Harper was a trooper in his life vest - which frankly didn't look all that comfortable but he fell asleep almost immediately so he wasn't complaining. While he snoozed the rest of us took in the fun sights - Andy enjoyed getting to see Magic Kingdom from the water and Adam loved seeing the other boats and resorts. 

It was a fun little excursion and I know Captain Andy enjoyed being back on the water. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Magic Kingdom...

I can still remember my first visit to Magic Kingdom back when I was in 2nd grade and there really is nothing like it. I was so excited to show Adam this magical place and to relive that childhood memory through him. Neither one of us was disappointed! 

We were up bright and early to catch the boat from our resort to the park. We were able to get in an hour early as resort guests and we planned to take full advantage of that. Not long after our boat got moving Space Mountain & then Cinderella's Castle came into site and Adam and I knew this was going to be a day to remember. 

We had some company too - turns our Kristine, Kathleen, Reid & Ava were at Disney the exact same time as us so we hooked up with them and it made the day all the better. Those kiddos get along so well and it was fun to have Kristine & Kathleen to chat with throughout the day. We even had a surprise visitor during our photo shoot in front of the castle. :) 

We also took advantage of the greatest Disney tip of all time - getting a tour guide!!! Tara Tour Guide (as we called her) was the perfect addition to our group getting us from one ride to the next in the perfect order and without the lines. Want to ride something again? No problem, Tara Tour Guide's got you covered! We were spoiled rotten and we loved every second of it. 

Some lessons were learned along the way - first is that Reid, Ava & Adam are pretty terrible drivers and yet they still earned their Mickey Licenses - yikes. Second, Space Mountain is still awesome. Third - at least according to Adam, the Haunted Mansion is sooooo not scary. Fourth - according to all of us, "It's a Small World" is soooooo lame, but you have to ride it. And finally - that you are never too old or too young to appreciate the magic of Magic Kingdom - except for when you hear "Let it Go" and your mom tries to dance with you - then you quickly learn that your mom is soooooo embarrassing!! ;)

As we were leaving the park we did some shopping and actually made some purchases this time. Adam couldn't resist the R2D2 Mickey Ears and we both thought Harper would love the Mickey Mouse lovie - and of course he did!