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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Walt Disney World Recap: Favorites

Favorite Family Picture:
 This was taken at the Polynessian after the really fun and yummy Luau!
Favorite Photo Op:
 The Sword in the Stone is such a fun photo especially for boys! My boys watched the movie on the way to Disney World so they would know what this was when we got there:)
Favorite Secret Challenge:
 See that paint brush in Henry's hand....there are few of those hidden on Tom Sawyer's Island and if you find one the raft driver will give you a special treat! It was great fun for the boys to search the island looking for paint brushes, and the extra fast passes to Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain were really nice too!
Favorite Parade:
 Parades at Disney are awesome, but the Electrical Parade is by far the best. The kids eyes were so big and bright! Eli's favorite part of the parade was seeing Goofy driving one of the floats that looked like a train!
Favorite Table Service Restaurant:
Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge is one of our all time favorites. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is so much fun for the kiddos. They have stick horse races, bottomless milkshakes...and don't even think about asking for ketchup:)
Favorite Counter Service Restaurant:
It's really a tie between Pizza Planet in Hollywood Studios and Casey's Corner in Magic Kingdom. Pizza Planet is a blast for the kids and we actually went there twice. The hot dogs at Casey's Corner are really good...and the bleachers set up in the dining area are so fun! Plus they have Cracker Jack's for dessert, how fun is that!?!
Favorite Snack Plan Snack:
 This is a cookie ice cream sandwich from the Bakery on Main Street in Magic Kingdom. The first day we were at Magic Kingdom, Jason saw someone eating this and we spend a while trying to figure out where it came from so we could get one too! It is ginourmous and so good...and it counted as a snack on our meal plan!
Favorite Snack {not on the snack plan}:
 Seriously how cute is this apple! It didn't count as a snack on our plan, but I couldn't leave Disney without getting one! I grabbed this one on our last day at the candy store in Hollywood Studios, and brought it home with me as a little souvenir.
Favorite Birthday Celebration:
 We celebrated Grant's birthday at Whispering Canyon Cafe and it was so much fun. They brought out this giant cupcake for him and then the entire restaurant sang Happy Birthday to him:)
Favorite Breakfast Food:
 Everything at the breakfast buffet at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios was yummy, but you just can't beat the Mickey Waffles! Something about being in the shape of Mickey's head just makes food taste better!
Favorite Places to Play:
The kids LOVE the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Play Set in Hollywood Studios! It is the perfect place for them to burn off some extra energy!
 My boys also had a great time digging around in the Dinosaur Boneyard at Animal Kingdom. I think this was probably their favorite part of Animal Kingdom...and mine too! It was nice and shady and the kiddos could entertain themselves for hours in the pebbles/sand/Texas Grits!
Favorite Place to Get Wet:
 The jumping fountains at Epcot are always a hit with the kiddos. Last time we did more watching, but this time the kids really played in the fountains and got pretty wet...which was fine since it was over 90 degrees when we were there!
I have a few more favorites and some more fun pictures to share with you, but this post has gotten way too long and blogger is taking forever to load my pictures!  Check back tomorrow for a few more fun shots and even a hidden Mickey:)
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Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh my, these are the greatest pictures ever, and totally making me want to book a trip to Disney NOW!!! I love your "favorites", Kelli! Especially that family photo. Just precious!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Thanks so much for sharing! WE did a few of those things but i got some great new tips!

Foursons said...

Wow, what an AH-MAZING trip you had! I love the idea of picking favorites, such a great way to document the experience.

Kelli said...

Wow Kelli, this trip looks amazing. All of that food looks delicious...and the idea of a bottomless milkshakes makes me smile.

Unknown said...

Brings back so many great memories. We've only taken our girls to Magic Kingdom (and half of epcot for a couple hours when I was preggo with #2). Can't wait to take them to all the parks next year! Thanks for the recap - I've heard about the meal plan but never seriously looked into it, that ice cream sandwich makes me think that I should!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

What a great trip, thanks for sharing all those great pic. I bet you all had so much fun!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You're making me envious!! ;) Love the family photo...looks like you all had a blast!

Anonymous said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! Reading all of your Disney posts has inspired me to plan a trip for us next year! I can't wait(:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a fun trip!!
Looks HOT :)

Mandy said...

such great pics! you are getting me even more excited about our trip the end of this month!!! only 26 days away! ;)

Mindy1024 said...

So I grew up in Orlando and therefore grew up at Disney, my little one who is almost 3 has been more times than I can count. But I NEVER knew about these hidden paint brushes! Totally doing that next time! How did you hear about them?

Kmama said...

So, so fun!! I love those jumping fountains at Epcot! All your pictures make me want to take the boys there asap. It's been 2 years. It's time, right??

CM said...

How fun, they will remember that forever! Cute shirts too.

And the first shot, the family shot is perfect!

carissa said...

oh what fun!!! amazing family photo! you're a good looking bunch. and that minnie snack looks so tempting. looks like you had a wonderful time.

Angie said...

I love the family picture! Your family is adorable :)

I love all the food. What a fun trip!! It all looks amazing!

Kathleen said...

Hey I just found your blog via Stumble Upon. Love it and just became a follower. Nice to meet ya!!!

Amy @MoMomma said...

AWEsome trip! I'd love to bend your ear and get some tips from you on where to eat, etc. We are going to WDW in October with our 5 yr old son and 11mo old son. We got the dining plan and are staying at the Caribbean. email me at mrsmomomma at aol dot com if you would be open to chatting with me about some of your favorites! Amy-

Anonymous said...

What amazing photos Kelli. This makes me want to go now. I love looking at Disney photos. So much fun. Looks like everyone had such a great time.

Bex said...

Wow, what a great vacation! The boys look so cute in their shirts. Have to say it makes me sad to see the Electrical Parade at WDW.
Can't wait to take my boys sometime. FUN!!!!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I'm glad that you had such a good time on your trip. Your boys will have these memories for a lifetime!

Nicole - Life in Progress said...

Not even sure how I happened upon your blog, but just had to say how much I love these pictures! I also have a son named Henry & we are big fans of Disney World. What amazing memories you captured!

heidi said...

Just WOW!!! Looks like so much fun!!!

Dee said...

These are so awesome-so much fun! I ADORE the shirts you made for them and I remember eating that cookie ice cream sandwich when we went MANY years ago! :)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Fantastic pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful trip!!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Such fun shots. Did yall stay at the Polynesian?

funjani said...

We just got back from Disney World. I had made Disney Bingo boards. I found a bingo app for my ipad. It shows the balls. We used chocolate kisses to cover the boards. I gave Disney Pez candies (Walgreens) as prizes. The family loved it. Your pictures were priceless.

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