Thursday, January 6, 2011

Disney Part II

On this trip, we stayed at the Gaylord Palms, because we planned to do the ICE exhibit the following day. DSC_6163It was actually really close to Disney, too, and worked out perfectly!

Our room was great, and AB loved the balcony and view overlooking the atrium below! DSC_6167

She was such a big girl, and got right in her pack-n-play and took a great nap.

At 6:00, the hotel did the lighting of the tree, and had live Christmas music in the atrium that ended with all the lights being turned on. We watched from our balcony. So neat.DSC_6185When AB woke up, we grabbed some quick dinner and headed back to the park, all bundled up and ready to some rides!



We figured the lines would die down that evening, and they did. I’m glad we waited to ride the rides until then… we rode Dumbo (who Annabelle calls, “Bumbo”), first. DSC_6228

waiting in line with Daddy…


waiting on me to take a pic and get in, too! :)

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AB’s like, “who’s suppose to be driving this thing?!?!”


She clapped when it was over and yelled, “Yaaaay!”

We headed over to “It’s a Small World” next, and the line seemed forever long…DSC_6238but we were on the ride after a 30 minute way. It went by fast, especially for one little girl who got to keep throwing change into the stream below! She loved that! DSC_6243DSC_6247


her’s is the 56th penny on your left. Kidding. :)

She was hilarious on the ride. She started out sitting beside me,    DSC_6255

then decided to lay down between me and her Daddy. DSC_6265

She laid down almost the entire ride, waving at all the dolls and animals, but every once in a while, when she saw something she really liked, she sat straight up and pointed it out to us, along with clapping and yelling, “Yaaaay!”DSC_6271Then would lay right back down. Hilarious.


The next ride was the teacups.  We only had to wait 15 minutes to ride! The sign that morning had said it was a 90 minute wait! So glad we waited until that evening to ride!  DSC_6281

Those were the three main things we wanted her to get to ride this time, she after that, we decided it was funnel cake and light parade time!

After the light parade, we watched some of the fireworks over the castle, but our girl isn’t really into loud booms, so that didn’t last long. DSC_6292

We decided to beat the crowd and head back to the monorail. I’m glad we did, because we got to see the rest of the fireworks from the front of the park and we beat the crowd! DSC_6296


Daddy & AB on the tram back to our car…

When we got back to our car, AB said, “More” (which sounds like “moe”)… so we’re certain this trip to see the Mouse was a success!

We got to the hotel a little after 11:00 and she dove in her pack-n-play ready for night-night! We still had some fun to have the following morning…but I’ll post about it tomorrow…



Immeasurably More Mama said...

We stayed at the Gaylord Palms a few years ago for our anniversary and the atrium all lit up at Christmas is beautiful! Y'all were so smart to wait and ride that night when the lines were shorter. AB lounging on It's A Small World cracks me up! Our oldest is all about loud BOOMS but we have watched the fireworks from a distance which is better for our youngest. :) I'm glad y'all didn't miss the fireworks because Disney does 'em right!

Charon Benton said...

love the christmas decos. at the hotel! Never stayed there, but it's on my bucket list! Love that AB lounged on It's a Small WORLD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Carrie said...

Looks like one fun trip! I am loving Annabelle laid out on It's A Small World. She is too much!!! Glad y'all are feeling better :)

Crystal said...

I love the look on her face on Dumbo! And I'm really L'ingOL about the Small World ride, too cute!!

Lauren said...

What a fun trip and how DW used his Fantasy winnings! What love he has for his girls!! I love love love the charm bracelet...such a sweet way to remember your trips to the best place in our earthly world ;) I am with AB about lounging during the It's a Small World had to wait for 30 minutes! Glad you had a fantastic time and can't wait to hear about ICE. Jaime said it was awesome when she went.