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started our magical vacation at Walt Disney
World! We left the house early this
morning, and landed in Orlando at 10:40.
We took Disney's Magical Express service to our
hotel, which takes us directly there, and Disney
handles our luggage. We had previously
done the online check in at home, so we were
able to quickly check in at the Contemporary
Resort (where Bay Lake Tower is located).
While we were checking in, we found out we were
the randomly-chosen "Family of the Day!"
We received buttons, balloons, a certificate,
and they took our picture. We were very
excited! Then, we went over to Bay Lake
Tower, and fell in love with this AWESOME
resort! It is a modern theme, and
gorgeous. This is the first year the hotel
has been open. We can see the
Contemporary, Bay Lake, Epcot, Hollywood
Studios, Animal Kingdom, and the Grand Floridian
from our room. We took the monorail over
to Magic Kingdom, where we ate taco salads for
lunch in Adventureland. Then, we met
Pirate Goofy and rode Pirates of the Caribbean.
We headed over to Tomorrowland where we rode
Stitch's Great Escape and saw Monster's Inc
Laugh Floor Comedy Club. Before the show
starts, they give you the option to text in a
joke to be used in the show, so Megan did.
Her joke was told in the show! It was "Do
you want to hear a joke about a pencil?
Nah....it's pointless!" After that, we
rode the Tomorrowland Transit Authority and then
headed to Main Street Bakery. We got a
fresh ice cream cookie sandwich, that was made
right in front of us, and was delicious.
After a long morning, we headed back to Bay Lake
When we got
back to the room, we had some surprises.
We found two roses for Bonnie and Neil's
anniversary, two charm bracelets for Courtney
and Megan, and a bouquet of flowers in a DVC
mug. These were gifts from Disney Vacation
Club Member Services. Then, we had a knock
on our door, with a delivery of a chocolate
monorail, chocolate candies, and a special card.
The card was from Courtney and Megan, for Bonnie
and Neil's anniversary. Courtney and Megan
have connections with the hotel! Later we
got another knock! This time, we got a
card from Mickey Mouse, wishing us a great
celebration - and on the other side was the
picture that the front desk took when they told
us we were 'Family of the Day.' Lots of
great treats today!
Megan went swimming in the amazing pool. There
is a waterslide with Mickey's on the outside, a
splash area, and a huge hot tub. Then, we
went to Kona Cafe for dinner. This was our
second time to eat here, and we love it!
We had tasty Hawaiian bread, pineapple teriyaki
NY strip steaks, and for dessert - Bonnie,
Courtney and Megan had chocolate molten cake
with ice cream and cotton candy, and Neil had a
huge ice cream cone with cotton candy. We
came back to the room, and then got ready to go
to the Top of the World lounge to watch the
fireworks. This is a special lounge for
Disney Vacation Club members. We had a
great view of the fireworks, which is a new
fireworks for this summer. We are
exhausted from a long day! Tomorrow, we
are going to Typhoon Lagoon water park in the
morning. Check out pictures from today!
We had a great
time at Typhoon Lagoon today! Typhoon
Lagoon is one of Disney's two water parks.
When we got there, we took pictures with Lilo
and then headed for the huge wave pool. We
spent lots of time there, and then went to a
raft ride called Gangplank Falls. We then
took the lazy river around the park. Neil,
Courtney, and Megan went on Crush n' Gusher -
Coconut Crusher, which is a water coaster that
has twists and turns, and even goes uphill.
Crush n' Gusher has been featured on the Travel
Channel show, "Extreme Waterparks." They
loved it so much, that they went on it again -
this time going on the Pineapple Plunger.
We spent some more time in the wave pool, and
then went to get lunch. We ate at Leaning
Palms. Neil and Megan went back in the
wave pool for a little bit longer, and Bonnie
and Courtney headed back to the hotel to shower.
Yesterday, Courtney and Megan checked the
schedule of activities happening at Bay Lake
Tower, and chose to sign up for Mickey tye-dye
today. It was a lot of fun, and we can't
wait to see how the shirts turn out. They
will have a Mickey head in the center, and
bullseye out from that. We'll see how it
looks in 24 hours.
We headed to
Downtown Disney tonight to shop and eat.
We started off in stores such as Design-A-Tee,
Disney's Wonderful World of Memories, and The
Art of Disney. Then we went to Megan's
favorite, Goofy's Candy Company. We went
to the pin trading store and Tren-D. We
ate dinner at the Wolfgang Puck Express, and we
shared salmon, spaghetti and meatballs, and a
chicken caesar salad. For dessert, we had
some cheesecake and a cookie. After a
great meal, we went to Mickey's Pantry to pick
up some items to add to our Disney kitchen.
We looked around in the huge World of Disney
store and then stopped at a Disney Vacation Club
booth. We started talking to them and
asked if they had any DVC trading pins, as we
are big pin collectors and traders. The
guy said he did, but Bonnie had to earn it.
He asked her to spell mop, cop, hop, and top.
Then he asked, "what do you do when you get to a
green light?" Most people would have said
stop after spelling all those words that rhyme
with stop, but Bonnie said go! He gave us
a Bay Lake Tower pin! We are loving our
Disney Vacation Club membership and wish we had
done it sooner! Next, we went to Disney
Quest for some interactive fun. Courtney
and Megan did Cyberspace Mountain, which is a
simulator and you create your own roller
coaster. They chose high speed and chose
each piece of the track, and ended up with 8
upside downs! After they rode their roller
coaster, we went to ride the Virtual Jungle
Cruise, where we paddled down the river.
We were exhausted from a long day, and headed
home to Bay Lake Tower. Tomorrow morning,
we're going to Epcot! Check back for more
updates and pictures!
We had another
great day! We started off the day in
Epcot, and headed straight to Soarin'. We
rode it and got fastpasses for later.
Courtney and Megan were excited to try out a new
simulator called The Sum of All Thrills, in
which you build your own roller coaster, and
customize the parts. After they did that
twice, we started our journey around the world!
We visited Canada and the United Kingdom as we
made our way to the bakery in France for some
pastries. After our snacks, we saw Aurora,
Belle, and Marie the cat. Then, we went to
Morocco and saw Jasmine, and continued to Japan.
We ate lunch at the Yakitori House, and we had
teriyaki chicken, tempura shrimp, beef, rice,
and salads. We continued around the world
as we went through Germany, Africa outpost,
China (where we met Mulan), Norway, and Mexico.
Neil, Courtney, and Megan rode Test Track, and
their test ride was successful! Bonnie
shopped in Mouse Gears while they rode. We
used our fastpasses to ride Soarin' again, and
then we took the monorail back to Bay Lake
We relaxed in
the room, and then headed to Hollywood Studios
to see the finale show of the American Idol
Experience. This show gives park guests
the opportunity to perform as if they were on
American Idol. The winner of each day show
moves on to the finale, and the winner of the
finale gets a "dream ticket" to go to the front
of any real American Idol audition in the
country. Aaron Kelly, from this past
season, got his start at the American Idol
Experience. We love to watch the finale
shows the best. When we got in line for
American Idol Experience, a lady recognized us
from this website! She has emailed
Courtney before to ask WDW advice. We took
a picture with Tammy, and her two daughters -
Lauren and Allison. This is the second
time someone has recognized us in the parks from
our website, and both times were at Hollywood
Studios! We talked to them for a bit, and
then saw an awesome finale. It was hard to
predict who would win, as many of the
contestants had a great shot! Tonight's
winner was Ryan A. Maybe he'll make it to
After the show, we headed over to Disney's
Polynesian Resort to have dinner at Ohana.
We had a table by the window, which had an
awesome view of Cinderella's Castle. We
started off with bread, salad, chicken wings,
noodles, and dumplings. Then, the waitress
brought all-you-can-eat skewers of steak,
shrimp, chicken, and pork. We ate tons,
and were stuffed by the time we finished!
In the middle of our meal, we had a wonderful
view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks show, Summer
Nightastic. The restaurant piped in the
music and dimmed the lights. After the
meal, we had dessert, and even got cupcakes for
Megan's early birthday and for Bonnie and Neil's
anniversary. Speaking of which, their
anniversary is tomorrow! We'll be spending
their special 20th anniversary at the most
magical place - Magic Kingdom! We are
eating dinner at a very nice restaurant,
Narcoossee's, which overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon.
We are looking forward to a great day!
What a great
anniversary day to celebrate Bonnie and Neil's
20th! We got to Magic Kingdom at park
opening, and watched the rope drop show.
Then, we made the dash to Space Mountain.
They refurbished it for 6 months last year, so
we hadn't ridden it since. After our trip
through space, we went on Buzz Lightyear's Space
Ranger Spin. We headed to Toontown next,
and little did we know that we were in for a
special treat. We found out we had a
private meet and greet with Belle, Cinderella,
and Aurora! We took pictures with all of
them together, and each of them individually.
We walked through Mickey's house, and he and
Minnie were waiting for us at the end. We
took the train around to Main Street, where we
enjoyed another ice cream cookie sandwich and
watched the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It
parade. We said hello to Mary Poppins, and
then enjoyed Mickey's Philharmagic - a 3D show.
Then, we went on It's a Small World, and headed
to Columbia Harbor House for lunch. There
we enjoyed fried shrimp and chicken nuggets.
We made our way back to Main Street, where we
met the mayor of Magic Kingdom - Mayor Weaver,
and some other ladies who "live" on Main Street.
We met some more characters, including
Pinocchio, Pluto, Pooh and Eeyore. We
headed to the monorail, and soon we were home at
Bay Lake Tower. When we walked in the
room, Bonnie and Neil found a surprise present
from Courtney and Megan - a custom-made
anniversary cake with Mickey's piped on the
We took the
monorail to the Grand Floridian for our dinner
at Narcoossee's. We were seated at a table
that overlooked the lagoon, castle, Contemporary
& Bay Lake Tower, and the Polynesian. Our
hostess handed us our menus, which were
personalized! Bonnie and Neil's said Happy
Anniversary to them, Megan's said Happy Birthday
(since her birthday is right after we return),
and Courtney's said Celebrate. Courtney
and Megan set up this surprise for Bonnie and
Neil with their connections! We
started off with bread, and ordered Caesar
salads. Both were delicious! Bonnie
and Neil ordered Surf and Turf - which consists
of both filet mignon and lobster tail.
Courtney and Megan ordered filet mignon and
tried some of Bonnie and Neil's lobster tail.
Bonnie loved the lobster tail, Neil enjoyed it,
and Courtney and Megan didn't dislike it, but
didn't care for it. The filet mignon was
amazing, and very flavorful. Bonnie got
strawberry shortcake for dessert, and Neil,
Courtney, and Megan got hot fudge brownie
sundaes. All were wonderful! After a
great dinner, we went up to the Top of the World
Lounge at Bay Lake Tower, and watched the
fireworks. Bonnie and Neil had a great
anniversary! Tomorrow, we are heading to
We had an
exciting day at Animal Kingdom! We started
off at Expedition Everest. Neil, Courtney,
and Megan rode it once in the stand-by line, and
then twice in the single-rider line. The
single-rider line gets you on the ride faster,
but you don't ride with your party. They
use it to fill in the empty seats in parties
with odd numbers. After those three
encounters with the yeti, we went over to Camp
Minnie-Mickey. We hung out in the Good
Times Gathering Spot, where Thumper, Miss Bunny,
Terk, Chip, Dale, Meeko, and Pocahontas were.
Then, we went to the greeting trails and saw
Donald, Minnie, and Goofy. We got a little
snack at Pizzafari, and after that we went on
Kilimanjaro Safaris, which is a safari ride
through Africa. The safari ride itself is
as big as the entire Magic Kingdom park.
We saw animals such as giraffes, elephants,
antelope, crocodiles, cheetahs, and a lion (and
many more). We rode Expedition Everest
again, and then went to ride Kali River Rapids.
We left after that, and went to Contempo Cafe at
the Contemporary to get a late lunch. We
brought that back to the room. Courtney
and Megan planned on swimming, but it STORMED so
everyone just relaxed in the room.
We went to
Epcot after it stopped raining, and went on
Spaceship Earth. Afterwards, Courtney and
Megan played a game called Power City, and then
we headed to France for dinner at Les Chefs de
France. We had a window table, and could
see some of the Illuminations lagoon fireworks
show from our table! We started off with
French baguettes. Neil and Courtney had
salads, and Bonnie and Megan had French onion
soup. All four of us had the filet, and it
was amazing! For dessert, Neil had the
creme puff, Bonnie and Courtney had the
chocolate cake, and Megan had the strawberry
sorbet. We enjoyed our dinner in France!
Tomorrow, we are going to Hollywood Studios!
Today was a
great day! We started off the morning at
Hollywood Studios, and went straight to Toy
Story Mania to get fastpasses for later.
Then we went to Guest Relations, where we
redeemed one of our Give A Day, Get A Disney Day
fastpass options. Back in January, we
volunteered at Feed the Children, and earned a
free ticket to a Disney park. Megan
donated hers as a part of her Bat Mitzvah
project. Bonnie and Courtney chose the
fastpass option, since we have our park tickets
already. This got us instant fastpasses
for the day! Then, we went to instantly
ride Toy Story Mania. After that, we had
breakfast at Starring Rolls Cafe, then headed to
Rockin' Roller Coaster. Courtney and Megan
rode it twice with the instant fastpasses.
Then, they rode Tower of Terror, again with the
instant fastpasses. After those rides, we
went to Disney's Magic of Animation. We
learned how to draw Stitch in the same building
that the entire Lilo and Stitch movie was
produced! We met Lotso from Toy Story 3,
and Mr. and Mrs. Incredible from The Incredibles.
next, we saw the Voyage of the Little Mermaid,
which we hadn't seen in years. We ate
lunch at Backlot Express, and then caught the
2:00 preliminary show of American Idol: The
Experience. We rode Toy Story Mania one
more time with the instant fastpasses, then
headed back to Bay Lake Tower.
Megan swam in the Contemporary's pool, since we
are DVC members and can pool hop and use their
pool as well as ours. Then, we headed to
Epcot for dinner at Teppan Edo. We took
the Friendship boat across the lagoon, and
arrived in Japan. We started off our meal
with salads with ginger dressing. We LOVE
this dressing! One of our Disney cookbooks
has the recipe, and we have made it at home!
Neil, Bonnie, and Megan ordered two filet
mignons and a shrimp, and shared those.
Courtney ordered filet mignon. For
dessert, we had ice cream. We watched some
of Illuminations on the way out, and took the
monorail home to BLT. When we were in the
Grand Concourse of the Contemporary, about to
walk over to Bay Lake Tower, there was a
teenaged guy doing sommersaults across these big
seats in the hotel. His mom was
videotaping. When they found out Megan's a
gymnast, they wanted her to do it too, so she
did sommersaults across the seats! She
also did handstands and cartwheels for this
family! (Yes, she did have shorts on under
her dress!) We relaxed in the room, and
were exhausted from a long day. We are
heading to Blizzard Beach in the morning!
We had a
wonderful day today! Today was the second
of our two "non-park" days. We slept in a
bit because we were exhausted from a long, great
week. Then, we headed to the Blizzard
Beach water park. We went straight to the
ski-lift, which brought us up the mountain.
From there, we took the Teamboat Springs family
raft ride down to the bottom. We rode
Run-off Rapids, which is a double tube water
slide. Then, we chilled in the Cross
Country Creek lazy river. We rode that
around to the front of the park, where we got in
Meltaway Bay. We swam in there for a
while, then went to eat at Lottawatta Lodge.
Neil and Megan stayed to go on the Snow Stormers
on the Purple Slope, and Bonnie and Courtney
headed to the hotel to start showering. At
3:40, we got picked up in a DVC van to go to the
Disney Vacation Club center at Saratoga Springs
hotel. We love our DVC membership so much,
that we want to expand on it! We met with
Tony, and enjoyed our time at the DVC center.
He even gave us fastpass cards, a DVC notepad,
and Bay Lake Tower postcards. After
exploring the hotel, and eating ice cream at the
DVC ice cream parlor, we had the DVC van take us
to the Boardwalk hotel.
Boardwalk, we rented a surrey bike and rode it
around the Epcot resort area. It was hard
work, but a nice day outside. After our
trip around the lake, we checked in at the Big
River Grille for dinner. We were seated at
the table with the best location in the
restaurant - a perfect view of the Boardwalk.
The manager brought over a Mickey and Minnie
heart centerpiece, and our waitress brought Neil
and Bonnie a bottle of champagne. The
managers came over to wish Neil and Bonnie a
happy anniversary, and to say that thanks to
Courtney and Megan, some more surprises were
coming as well! We ordered our meals of NY
strip steak and shrimp, which were great!
After dinner, they brought out an anniversary
cake! Then, the managers came over with a
present. On behalf of the restaurant, they
gave Neil and Bonnie a gorgeous Prince Charming
and Cinderella figurine which has a small
snowglobe of a glass slipper. We love it,
and can't wait to find the perfect place to put
it in our Disney house! They also gave us
a free membership to the premium club at Big
River Grille, which will get us a table anytime
we want - without reservations, and also
discounts and special invitations. What an
amazing dinner! Courtney and Megan have
some incredible connections to make this all
happen! After dinner, we explored the
Boardwalk, Swan, and Dolphin hotels. We
took the bus to Magic Kingdom and walked to Bay
walked to the Magic Kingdom and got there when
the park opened. It's so nice being that
close! We went straight to Tomorrowland,
where Neil, Courtney, and Megan rode Space
Mountain. After that, we went to Mickey's
Toontown Fair to get in line for the fairies.
We were first in line and met Fawn, Tinkerbell,
and Terence. We went on Goofy's
Barnstormer, and then spent some time in
Mickey's Toontown Fair, since it will soon be
demolished to make way for the Fantasyland
expansion. We rode the train around to the
Main Street station and shopped in the Emporium.
We ate breakfast at the Main Street Bakery and
it was delicious. We took some pictures
for our Photopass CD, and the photographer did
lots of magic shots that we can't wait to see!
After that, we went to Frontierland and rode
Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain
Railroad. We headed over to Columbia
Harbor House to eat lunch. While we were
waiting in line to order, a hostess came up to
us and asked if we'd like to eat at the
Captain's table. We said sure! We
ordered our food, and she told us they would
deliver it to us at our table. After we
walked upstairs with her, we saw Don, Bonnie,
and DJ! They have visited our website and
emailed with us before. Last year, they
recognized us in Hollywood Studios. We
knew they were arriving today at WDW and it was
great to see them again! After talking to
them, we continued on to the Captain's table.
We had a private seating area with the
condiments, silverware, and everything waiting
for us! Our food was delivered shortly,
and they also brought us cookies to decorate.
It was a great treat! After lunch, we went
to Fantasyland and rode the Carrousel and Dumbo.
After saying hi to Peter Pan and Wendy, we took
the monorail back to Bay Lake Tower to rest up
for the night.
We went to
Hollywood Studios to see the American Idol
Experience finale. It was a great show,
and Joanna won the dream ticket. After the
show, we went to the Wilderness Lodge.
We've never been to this hotel, so we were
excited to explore it before dinner. We
walked around the gorgeous lobby, and saw the
restaurants and shops. We checked in at
the Whispering Canyon Cafe for dinner, which is
right off the lobby. It was such a fun
atmosphere and the waiters and waitresses are
very lively! We had our drinks in giant
glass bottles. Oh, and don't ask for
ketchup! We ended up with 14 bottles!
We ordered the all-you-can-eat skillet, which
included unlimited smoked
pork ribs, pulled pork, oven-roasted chicken,
beef brisket, mashed potatoes, baked beans,
corn, apple vinaigrette salad, coleslaw, and
cornbread. It was delicious! We were
all completely stuffed! For dessert, Neil,
Bonnie, and Megan ordered the s'mores
cheesecake, and Courtney ordered the kahlua
chocolate cake. After dinner, we headed
back to Bay Lake Tower. Tomorrow, we are
heading to Animal Kingdom!
We started off
today at Animal Kingdom! Neil, Courtney,
and Megan started by riding Expedition Everest twice in a row!
There was barely any line. We stopped to eat a
breakfast platter and cinnamon roll at Pizzafari. After that,
we saw the Festival of the Lion King, which is a
great show filled with singing, dancing,
gymnastics, lights, floats, and fire. We
shopped and took pictures, and then we
went over to Dinoland USA, where Neil, Courtney,
and Megan rode Dinosaur. Then, we went to
the Theater in the Wild to see Finding Nemo the
Musical. It was an awesome show!
After a long day at Animal Kingdom, we took the
bus back to the Contemporary to eat lunch at
the Contempo Cafe, and then went back to our
room at Bay Lake Tower.
We chilled for
a bit, and then headed back to Animal Kingdom.
Using fastpasses, Neil, Courtney, and Megan rode
Expedition Everest three times! Then, we
went to dinner at one of our favorites, Yak and
Yeti. We ordered baby back ribs, tempura
shrimp, steak and shrimp, and maple tamarind
chicken - and we all split them. They were
all wonderful! For dessert, Neil had
chocolate cake, Bonnie had cheesecake, Courtney
had sorbet, and Megan had fried wontons.
It was a great dinner. We went to Magic
Kingdom afterwards. We saw the Summer
Nightastic fireworks and the Main Street
Electrical Parade. Both are here for the
summer only. They were both amazing, and
after, we took the monorail back to Bay Lake
Tower. Tomorrow, we're going to Hollywood
Today was an
awesome day! We went to Hollywood Studios
and got there right when it opened. Neil
went to get fastpasses for Toy Story Mania,
while Bonnie went with Courtney and Megan while
they rode Rockin' Roller Coaster. Then, we
went to eat breakfast at Starring Rolls Cafe,
and had a cinnamon roll, bagel, and chocolate
croissant. While we were eating, the
family at the table next to us said, "are you
the family from Disney World Live?" It was
Margie, Barbara, and Trent, and this was the
third family that has recognized us this trip!
We talked to them the rest of breakfast, and
then headed to the Animation Courtyard to meet
Sorcerer Mickey. After that, Courtney and
Megan did another class at the Animation
Academy, and drew Minnie Mouse. Then, we
went to lunch at Backlot Express. We saw
two shows of American Idol Experience, and rode
Toy Story Mania. We headed back to Bay
Lake Tower to get ready for the evening.
We took the
monorail to Epcot, and Courtney and Megan did
the Sum of All Thrills again. Then, we
went to Canada for our favorite restaurant, Le
Cellier. We all absolutely love this
restaurant, and have been coming for many years.
We started off with the delicious breadsticks,
and our favorite is the pretzel bread.
Then, we ordered Caesar salads for appetizers,
which were great. For our entree, we all
got the Le Cellier Filet Mignon with mashed
potatoes. It was incredibly perfect!
For dessert, Neil and Megan got the campfire
s'mores, Bonnie got the sorbet, and Courtney got
the chocolate cake. This meal is always
our favorite, and it is very hard to book.
We booked it the very first day we could make
reservations, 6 months ago. After dinner,
we went to the Epcot Character Spot. The
Character Spot is great because you wait in one
line, and meet Mickey, Pluto, Minnie, Donald,
and Goofy. After that, we took the
monorail home to Bay Lake Tower. We
watched the fireworks from the elevator, and the
Electric Water Pageant from our balcony.
Tomorrow, we're going to Epcot, Magic Kingdom,
Hollywood Studios, and Downtown Disney.
using our park hopper to the max! We hit 3
parks and Downtown Disney today! We
started at Epcot, and arrived before the park
opened. Megan ran ahead at the front of
the crowd and got us fastpasses for Soarin'.
Then we got in line and rode it. After the
ride, we ate breakfast at Sunshine Seasons in
the Land pavilion. We road Soarin' again,
and then got on the monorail to Magic Kingdom.
We redeemed the other Give a Day fastpass cards
here. Neil, Courtney, and Megan rode Space
Mountain twice using the instant fastpasses.
Then, we went to El Pirata y El Perico in
Adventureland and ate taco salads for lunch.
We rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
twice, and then had a short monorail ride back
to Bay Lake Tower. We love how close BLT
is to the Magic Kingdom!
We rested for
a bit, then headed to Hollywood Studios, where
we hit the character jackpot. On certain
days, random characters come out in the
afternoon at the Animation building. We
saw Stitch, the Green Army Man, Mary Poppins and
the penguins, Pinocchio and Gepetto, Jasmine and
the Genie, Captain Hook, Pocahantas, Goofy, and
Mulan. Then, we went to the 6:00
preliminary show of American Idol Experience.
Right after that, we got back in line to see the
7:00 finale show. The winner was Jernie,
who was by far the best winner we have seen of
any finale. We even took a picture with
her, since she has a good chance of making it on
the show! After that, we headed to
Downtown Disney and we ate dinner at the Earl of
Sandwich. We went to Goofy's Candy Company
and World of Disney, and then back to Bay Lake
Tower. We were all exhausted after a very
long, but fun, day!
We had a great
last day in the parks! We slept in a bit,
and then headed to Typhoon Lagoon water park.
We rode Gangplank Falls, a family raft ride that
goes under waterfalls. Then, we went on
two intertube water slides, Mayday Falls and
Keelhaul Falls. We went over to the Shark
Reef, where they had an underwater observation
deck to see the sharks. Then, Neil,
Courtney, and Megan rode Crush n' Gusher, which
is a water intertube coaster. Then, we got
in the Typhoon Lagoon, which is the giant wave
pool. The waves get up to 6 feet, and we
LOVE going in the wave pool! We got out
and ate lunch at Leaning Palms. After
that, we relaxed in the lazy river, and rode it
around the park a few times. We got in the
wave pool for some more waves, and then went
back to the hotel to shower.
We headed to
the Magic Kingdom, where Neil, Courtney, and
Megan rode Space Mountain. Then we all
rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and
Peter Pan's Flight. We did one last
shopping trip, and then took the monorail back
to the hotel. We had dinner at the Wave,
which is a restaurant that we'd never eaten at
before. It is off of the lobby in the
Contemporary. We all had the filet mignon,
which was amazing! It was a great steak to
have on our last night. Courtney and Megan
used their special connections one last time to
arrange for an anniversary cake for Bonnie and
Neil, which was delicious. We still had
half of it left, and since we're leaving
tomorrow, we gave it to the family next to us.
After a great dinner, we went up to the room to
change, and then back to the Magic Kingdom.
We went on the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, and
then watched the Summer Nightastic fireworks.
We made one last stop in the Main Street Bakery
and Main Street Confectionary to use our last
snack credits, and then said good-bye to the
Magic Kingdom until next time. Tomorrow,
we're having a character breakfast at Chef
Mickey's in our hotel, then heading back home.
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