Saturday, October 3, 2009

One day, Two People, Three parks, Four modes of transportation

Yesterday was a really fun day. We dropped the kids off at Mom and Jeff's around 9:30 and then parked at Epcot, got on the monorail and went to Magic Kingdom. From the gate we road the train to ride Splash Mountain (and were in the front row so we got Soaked!), and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (twice). After that we rode Pirates of the Carribean, and walked through the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House.

Next we got on the ferry and then transferred to a bus to get to Hollywood Studios. We got a Fast Pass for the Rock'n'Rollercoaster, had lunch, then went on the Tower of Terror (which was as scary this time as our last visit!) Next we went on the Rock'n'Rollercoaster twice in a row (since we decided it's the Best rollercoaster in all of Disney!!) It was Awesome!!

After that, we got ice cream and then took a smaller boat (on a very scenic trip) back to Epcot. I had never been inside the Canada section, so we headed there first. On the way we stopped at the Canada Pavillion and listened to Off Kilter, a fun Celtic band made up of bagpipes, bass guitars, drums and keyboard. They were really cool!

While we really enjoyed the Circle Vision movie of Canada, I wasn't all that impressed with the rest of it, and was a little annoyed that someone decided the best Canadian costumes would be red plaid shirts and ugly brown pants! =0/ Yuck! Next we picked up Fast Passes for Test Track and then rode a cute Nemo ride before heading back to ride Test Track (which was as awesome as last time!)

Then we headed back to Mom and Jeff's complex and met up with them at the pool. We hung out there for a while, then went back to their condo and fed the kids and got Moriah to bed before heading back out to meet up with Rob and Sarah and headed to Downtown Disney for a late dinner.

Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom

All wet on Splash Mountain!

Being goofy on Big Thunder Mountain

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Us at the top

On the ferry in front of The Grand Floridian

Me and the First Lady of Disney
(I noticed after the picture that the ears behind me sort of look like they're on my head!)

Philip in front of the huge guitar at the Rock'n'Rollercoaster

In the "back alley" waiting to board our super fast car on the Rock'n'Rollercoaster

In front of the cool fountain at Epcot

Dinner at House of Blues with Rob and Sarah

We got ice cream at Baskin Robbin's and then posed with this creepy Huge wizard at the tacky gift shop next door!

Mom and Jeff did a great job with the kids, Keenan had a blast, and we appreciated the break So much! It was an incredibly fun day for the two of us and was such a blessing - thanks fam! =)


Anonymous said...

I am a huge Disney fan and am honestly kind of jealous right now!! I do really enjoy the ferry ride between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. You are so right about the Rock 'n Roller Coaster! It is too bad that you missed Toy Story Midway Mania at the Hollywood Studios. It is my new favorite ride on all of property!!! It is so fun. I a glad that you got to enjoy Disney. I can't wait until I can go back again!!

Flakymn said...

Joia you look so cute! Love the minnie ears.

Judy W. said...

Just catching up after being away for the weekend. Looks like you had a great "date" day and kudos for Kathleen and Jeff for making it possible!!!

Mom E said...

catching up myself today, like your mom. that was sweet of her to give us kudos. It was so nice to spend so much time with you guys. It went way too fast!