Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Disney- Day 1

Consider yourself warned!! The next few posts will be fairly long and detailed about our Disney trip b/c I'm 99% sure that this will be the closest thing to a scrapbook about the trip that I will do! For those of you who don't know, we took A & J to DisneyWorld for 4 days and left N with my in-laws! It was wonderful (the trip and leaving N!!!) It really was the perfect trip for us- great weather, we were all healthy, and the crowds were so light that we were able to do more than we thought!

In the airport, waiting to board.
This was Jacob's first flight, and he was thrilled! The plane was one of his favorite parts.

Once we arrived we went to the Animal Kingdom for the first afternoon. We made it just in time to catch the Jammin' Jungle Parade! It was great! Fun music and ornate animal floats!

The main ride we wanted to do was the Kilamanjaro Safari! It was really neat to see the animals roaming in their "natural habitat" and have them come so close to the safari jeep. We saw giraffes, elephants, rhinos- who were mud bathing, hippos, crocodiles, and several other unusual animals...
Including this guy who came right up to the jeep- we could have touched his massive horns!!

Meeting Goofy! He was the first character we saw and they were a little unsure, so Jay jumped in with them!

Abby and the hippos! Abby still recounts this as one of her favorite parts of our trip. (Hippos are her favorite animal and she loved being able to view them both under the water and above the water!)

For dinner we went to Rainforest Cafe, which we LOVED! Such a fun place, especially if your kids like animals. It can be a little loud!!

After dinner we went to Magic Kingdom for a couple of hours. There was supposed to be an early parade and fireworks, but it had been rescheduled.

We were the only people on the bus! Thought this was probably unusual for Disney!!

first time to see the castle- they were impressed!

One of the main priorities for us was to meet Ariel. So that first night we headed over to see her. It really was so precious to see Abby with her and how giddy she was to be in Ariel's grotto!

Abby and Ariel

After we met the Little Mermaid (jacob was content to look at her from a distance!) We rode a couple of rides, including Dumbo-I still don't get the fascination with that ride, but for some reasons, kids LoVe it! Then we headed back to the hotel and crashed!!


th77hunter said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more. I'm so glad you guys had such a great trip!

The Baugher's 3 said...

How fun!! The kids look like they had a blast...look forward to seeing more and seeing you in person next week!

jessica said...

So fun! I am glad you are doing lots of posts so us future disney attenders can get some tips. You must share your top 10 do's and don'ts at Disney for me!

Summer said...

SOOO cute!!! Love Abby's little dress and pic w/ Ariel! Can't wait for more pics and details--I'm w/ jessica on the 10 do's and don'ts!