Monday, August 2, 2010

Disney Vacation - Day 7

By day seven, we had been to all the parks, and we had worn Nana & Jaja flat out.  We had plans to go back to Hollywood Studios in the evening because their spectacular night show is only on Mondays & Thursdays.  But in the morning, the Easons were ready to go at it again... so? You guessed it: Magic Kingdom!

There's not much I can tell you about Magic Kingdom at this point that I haven't covered already, but a picture's a picture and every one's unique, so here we go.

Of course we visited Mickey's Toontown Fair again.

And this time, we used money from Gigi & PawPaw to buy the kids their Mickey Mouse ears!  We let them each pick out their own pair.

Carter liked these red ones that resemble Mickey's shorts:

Olivia had to have PINK!

This is what happens when you ask my son to stand still for a picture with his ears:

We got some fast passes so that Nick & I could ride Space Mountain again, so while we were waiting for our time, we rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin again.  I just had to show y'all this picture of Carter (and Olivia).  See how he's holding the "Wet Floor" sign?

The whole trip, no matter where we were, if Carter saw one of these, he just HAD to pick it up.  Occasionally he would just kick it over, or he might pick it up and dance with it, but some fascination with this strange yellow sign led him to touch it.  Every.single.time.

Though we were intending to, we happened upon the afternoon parade down Main Street USA, and the kids loved it.
We saw Mickey:
Snow White:
And of course, Cinderella!

It was time for one of us to go ride Space Mountain, so I let Nick go first, and I bribed the kids with fruit bars while I was on my own.

I also got brave and decided to take them on a "ride" by myself, which really means that I hopped on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, aka slow moving train in the shade.

I'm not exactly sure what Nick did with the kids while I took my turn on Space Mountain, but soon it was time to head out of Magic Kingdom so that we could get to Hollywood Studios in time for the night show.  In an effort to take the children on as many forms of transportation as possible on vacation, we took a bus!
I don't think they could have cared one way or another, though I will say that it is really hard to keep children seated on a moving vehicle when they're not in carseats.  Nick was really excited to be riding a bus as well.

We arrived at Hollywood Studios just in time to meet up with Nana & Jaja and show off our new mouse ears.

And then we trucked ahead with about ten thousand other people to the outdoor amphitheater to see Fantasmic!

I really do wish I had better pictures of this show, because it was really amazing.  It was a firework & water show with some pretty impressive pyrotechnic/hydrotechnic effects.  Before the show started, I really wondered if Carter was going to make it.  Despite my best efforts to assure him that it was not a "scary" show, he still wasn't sure.  And though there were some "dark" parts of the show, all-in-all, I think he liked it. And when all his favorite characters came out on a boat at the end of the show, I knew he was sold.

We headed back to the condo after the show to prepare for our last full day of vacation.  I bet you'll never guess which theme park we went to...


No comments: