I travel twice a year for work and this past November my conference happen to be in Orlando. After mentioning this to my Mom and Aunt Pennie, we all found ourselves with a weekend in Disneyworld together. I felt more guilty about being in Disney without Mike then I did without the boys, but man did we have a great time!
We met up in the airport, stopped at the hotel for a quick change, and then headed off to pick up our tickets and explore our first park. Animal Kingdom!
The parks were all set up for Christmas which made it that much more magical!
We had all gotten up super, super early and by the time we made it to the parks, we were a bit tired, but quickly perked up!
The safari ride was great!
I love the Everest Roller Coaster. It might be my favorite ride anywhere and we did it twice:)
The first time my Mom and Aunt were in the front row and I am behind them with some random guy and I have my hands up. You can sort of see us in the picture.
The second time around Aunt Pennie didn’t go, but me and Mom both have our hands up!
I love the bats at Animal Kingdom. I just think they are super cool!
Just a neat picture of one of the walkways into the India area.
After walking around for hours and taking in all we could we headed back to the hotel to settle in. We of course had happy hour in one of the hotel restaurants.
Then we hopped a bus to Epcot! We learned that night that the buses take forever!! So we had to adjust our plans as it took us over an hour to get there!
The trees in Epcot were beautiful!
Due to timing we ended up eating delicious nachos while watching the incredible light show and then headed back to the hotel with plans to come back first thing the next morning to ride Soarin. And that’s just what we did, in the rain!
The transportation to, from and around the parks was an absolute fail this trip, but man we just kept laughing! Even when we walked for ever to the wrong place in the rain just to have to turn around. I am ashamed to admit how many times we did this. Good thing none of us cared and well we just kept laughing.
After our stop at Epcot we headed to Hollywood Studios. Still looks a little rainy doesn’t it?
Long hilarious story short. Mom washed dried and packed three ponchos, Aunt Pennie brought two raincoats, and heck I think I’m waterproof and the three of us headed out for the day with the forecast of rain and no, ponchos or raincoats. Well 20 mins after being in Hollywood Studios, it was pouring, and I do mean pouring and this was after we had gotten pretty wet at Epcot that morning. Well I hate ponchos and it seemed like a waste to buy more, but it was pouring buckets so I decided to buy an Umbrella. Mom and Aunt Pennie did too and from now on we are Poncho, Raincoat and Umbrella! Oh the fun we did have!
Lunch with light up drinks was fantastic!
Hollywood Studios was a blast!! We met tons of characters!!
She’s my Mom’s favorite! It was adorable seeing how cute my Mom was!
And for me my first time meeting Minnie!!! I won’t lie I was pretty darn excited!
We stood in line the longest to meet Sophia the First!
Frozen hadn’t come out yet, but I was already obsessed!
We had a great time shopping. Saw this hat for Mike, he loves Donald.
Aunt Pennie found this adorable hat and ears!!!
Loved these Christmas Decorations in the window!
It was a stormy but great day!!
I like the Cheshire Cat and had fun!
Look now its a full tea party!! Did I mention how fun and silly we were?
After a wonderful and wet day we headed back to the Hotel to get ready for dinner. We had dinner reservations at Artist Point at the Wilderness Lodge. We started with drinks in the bar, Mom just loved her light up drinks!
Poncho and Raincoat looking lovely for the evening!
Cool totem pole in the lobby!
After a delicious dinner we headed to Downtown Disney. Cause well you can never shop too much!
Look we found Olaf!
Mom found Mrs. Snoman
After another great night we headed back to the hotel. I had to work the next morning but Poncho and Raincoat enjoyed some time at the pool.
Of course the first beautiful day and I had to work.
We did enjoy lunch poolside together.
No light up drinks today,but they were super tasty!
That night we had tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It was our last night and we were spending it at Magic Kingdom!
There is something so breathtakingly magical about seeing the castle. Sorry if you are not a Disney person.
Everything was decked out for Christmas!!
We enjoyed a few rides, but mostly walked around taking everything in.
Love the Cinderella fountain
There was a full schedule of activities and special shows for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party so we headed back toward main street for a light dinner and to find seats for the show.
In this one you can see the fake snow. It was sooooo magical!!
Me and Mom:)
Thanks to Mom aka Poncho we had great seats for the show in front of the castle. Oh she also got us seats for dinner!
We didn’t have much time to find seats for the upcoming parade and after doing one of our classic walk around for 20min just to not be in the right place moves, we ended up finding perfect seats for the parade!
Following the parade we were all starting to wear down. So we figured out where our free hot cocoa and cookies were and settled down for an evening snack.
No cool lights in tonights drinks,but they sure hit the spot!
Thanks for an incredible weekend I love you both and can’t wait for another adventure!!