Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fall Break Trip -- Part 4 -- Animal Kingdom

Today is are going to Animal Kingdom. I wonder what we ride and what characters we will see.

Here are some of the morning views walking to the bus stop. Riverside is a beautiful resort and I loved all the greenery.

The quiet pool through the greenery.

After a short bus ride...we finally arrive....

The first thing we do is get some character photos. Who do you think we saw??

Someone had a crush on Jamie.....

Of course...We saw more characters so we stopped for more photopass pictures.

Then we are off to catch a ride. Where do we head first???

Here are some more photopass pictures as we walk around Animal Kingdom.

Our day at Animal Kingdom is over...we head back to the resort to rest up. We are going to eat at Boatwrights for dinner.

I thought I took pictures of the food but I can't find them. It was so good and we really enjoyed it so if you have a chance to eat dinner there go for it!!

Part 5 coming soon!!

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Disney Fall Break Part 3

We just arrived at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and we had to turn in our coupon to get our PhotoPass + card. Then we jump in line to see Mickey and Minnie in their costumes.

It is misting so we decide to head to Tomorrowland to see what we can ride. Of course we stop for another photopass picture.

What is our first ride??

Yep, Buzz's Space Ranger Spin.

Next up is the People Mover...One of my favorite rides and there is a photo bomb.

The thrill seekers in the group decide they need to ride a coaster.

We go get our haunt on at Haunted Mansion which happens to be another one of my favorite rides.

It is now time to find a place for the fireworks..So excited for my brother's family to see this show.

We find a perfect place and hunker down to wait for the show to begin. We all have our phones and each other to pass the time.

And then the show begins....It is wonderful as always!! I love Disney!!

I love this one because of all the people with their Mickey Ears!!!

Well, after the spectacular fireworks...we discuss where we should watch the parade. We find a great spot and hunker down again to wait. Then we finally see it.

Our first night at Disney comes to an end......

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PhotoPass +

This year on our trip, we decided to purchase in the PhotoPass + which includes as many photopass pictures you get, ride photos and dining photos where available.

So here is a few sneak peak photos of our first night at Disney....

Now coming up next....our night at the party. 

Fall Break Trip Part 2 -- Disney Time

My goodness...where has the time gone. It has been forever since I posted. Thanksgiving and Christmas happened...I will post on them later.

Let's see....we were heading to Disney. It is a short drive from Universal to Disney and it wasn't long before we saw this.

I was beyond excited. It would be our first stay at Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside Resort. I had read and studied every board, blog and website that I could find. We had decided to stay in a preferred room so we could get one of the updated Alligator Bayou rooms with the little twin murphy bed. Also this is the day that we are meeting up with my brother's family.

We park and see the lobby in the distance...I get the Disney chills each time I pull up in a Disney Resort. My goal is to stay at them all!!

On our walk to the lobby, we have to stop and take a picture under the Memphis station sign since we live near Memphis. 
Finally, it is time to check in.

Guess who else is HAPPY to be at Disney?? Yep, the hubs is very happy to be here.

Once we are all checked it, we are starving so we head to the food court to use our Quick Service Dining Plan for lunch! Yummy Disney Food!!!

On the Quick Service Dining Plan, we get 2 quick service meals and 1 snack per person per night on the plan plus a refillable mug each good at your resort for free refills during your stay.

Each Quick Service Meal includes an entree, dessert and drink. Since we have the refillable mug, when we are at our resort we always get bottled drinks to take to the room or to the parks.

My meal was a pork sandwich w/fries, carrot cake and bottle of smart water. It was so GOOD!!!

Jamie got a burger of some sort with fries, bottle water and a cookie. 

Allen got a burger with fries, cookie bar and power aide. 

Then we filled our mugs with soda. Al and I got coke zero.  Not sure what Jamie got.

While we were eating lunch and waiting for our room, my phone rings and it is a Florida number. Who could it be?? It was the cake lady and they are delivering Al's surprise cake to the room. She gave me our room number! Yippee!!

We finish up eating and head back to the car so we can go find our room. I am so excited.

This is what we see as we walk in the door. The cake was so beautiful and Al was surprised.

We explore the rest of the room and decorate for Halloween.

For those who ask how big or small the murphy bed is. This is my 16 yr old daughter who is 4'11 and approx 110 pounds.

It is now time for a rest/nap so we are ready for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party that night with my brother and his family.

Jamie finds her little bed perfect and takes a quick nap.

It's time to head to the bus stop and meet my brother, sister in law and nephew for their first Halloween party at Disney World. I can't wait to see their faces.

We have some fun while waiting on the Magic Kingdom Buses.

Our first view of the park......

I am stopping for a little while...I got to go cook dinner but I will be back tonight for the remainder of our Halloween Party!!

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