We surprised the kids with a trip to Disney World. We told them 3 hours before our flight left that we were going on a trip, and didn't tell them where we were going until we got to the airport. They were pretty excited (Well Brooklyn was, I don't think Liam really realized the extent of what we were doing) Nathan's last area on his mission covered Disney World, but, of course, he was never able to go.
We were hoping to escape the cold weather, but ran into record breaking cold, and a day of pouring rain!! We did enjoy the two days of nice weather, though!!
We loved visiting each of the four parks. There were things we loved about each one.
We loved that Animal Kingdom has a different feel than the other parks and loved the Safari, the amazing Lion King stage production, and the Everest roller coaster. (I lost my phone (realized almost an hour later!) at this park on the river rafting ride, but luckily was able to retrace my steps and get it back!!)
We loved the car stunt show at Hollywood studios, the Aerosmith roller coaster, Tower of Terror (I get butterflies every time I think about it!!) and one of our favorite rides is the new Toy Story ride. (We tried to go back and get fast passes on two different days, and they were gone one day, and the other day (one hour after opening) the return time was 6 hours later!!)
At Epcot, Nathan and I loved the educational stuff (Brooklyn wasn't as interested). We loved going through a greenhouse on a boat that showed some things Disney is experimenting with that they use in their restaurants (Like tomato trees, Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkins, and 9 pound lemons that make 1 gallon of lemonade each!!) We also loved visiting the World Showcase and getting a taste (yum!) of the different countries in food and atmosphere. I love that they have employees native to each country that they work in. Brooklyn had a little book that she had stamped in each country, and had her name written in several languages (Arabic, Japanese, Chinese...)
Brooklyn was super excited to finally get to ride Small World!! (It's been closed every time we've been to Disneyland)
Dumbo is a ride Liam always talks about!!
Our friends, the Harmons, drove down from South Carolina to spend a couple of days with us. The kids had so much fun together, and it was fun to catch up with them!
So, it's been a month since we went, and I've been bugged about getting pictures up, so I put together a little slide show of some of our pictures. Enjoy!!