Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our first Day of a Disney Vacation

After 3 years Brian and I decided to go on another big vacation. We debated on whether we should take Colin with us since he is only 2. A trip we had been talking about was seeing Disney World and Universal studios. I have never to a Disney Park and Brian wanted to see how different the California Disney was from the Florida Disney. After a lot of talk, we finally got time off and arranged for Colin to stay for a while with my parents in New Mexico. They were thrilled at the chance since they don't get to see him a lot. We drove to my parents on Saturday (it took us a day to pack) and enjoy a relaxing evening with them. The next day we attended church (I was surprised at how well Colin took to nursery there since he doesn't like it much at our ward). After a lovely lunch Brian and I went to catch a red eye to Florida. It was a long flight with little sleep. I worried a little about the storm we flew threw with all the lightening. In Florida we got a ride to our hotel (via a special Disney Bus) and checked into our hotel. Since it was so early in the morning and the room wasn't ready we decided to go to one of the parks. We chose Animal Kingdom. We saw all sorts of fun things there. I got my first view of a real life Disney character with Chip and Dale and Raffici. We both loved the Lion King show with all sorts of acrobats and songs. They split the audience into four sections and give each one an animal; we were in the lion section. We really liked the animal safari too. I have never seen elephants, rhinos, giraffes and crocodiles up so close before. Brian loved the bird area we went through. We saw a funny misshapen duck which ended up being a mom with four baby ducklings on her back. Brian was thrilled about seeing and hearing a cardinal. I had no idea cardinals were so small. The Bugs life show was cute and didn't bother me much until the cockroaches at the end (that was creepy). We also saw Pluto and Goofy while at animal kingdom. Brian convinced me to go on my first Disney rollercoaster there. I wasn't so sure but agreed to ride Mount Everest. It actually was the best rollercoaster I've ever been on. After a long day, a few new blisters, and a mild sunburn we were happy to get to the room at our resort and relax.

1 comment:

lap said...

We're so glad you got to go. This is a fun and memorable place. We still enjoy thinking of our visit to Disney World a couple of years ago.