Well we are back from a great vacation. As with every vacation, it wasn’t completely perfect, but pretty great none the less.
DD: Delaney – 8
DD: Channing – 5
We had decided the trip would be a surprise for the girls. We had not intended to go back until the Fantasyland expansion was complete in 2013. This is what we told the girls, but I could not help it. I needed to go back. We had a 6:15 flight out of Pittsburgh. We picked the girls up early from school at 2:30. We had made a sign showing us with an airplane picture with an arrow pointing to Cinderella Castle. It said “The Fox Family is going to Walt Disney World”. It was in the back of the suv so that when they would open the hatch to put their backpacks in they would see it. On the way to the car, they were asking why we were picking them up early. We just passed the questions off and waited for them to open the hatch. The reaction was not what we had hoped. They were skeptical and thought we were playing a trick on them. Channing was crying on the ride because she thought we were tricking them. It was halfway to the airport before they were finally on board and believed that we were going. Our flight was delayed about a 45 minutes, but other than that it was smooth through security and the flight.
We arrived in Orlando and we were able to walk right on Magical Express and we arrived at WL about 10:00pm. We checked in with no problem. I did online check-in and all was good. I had shipped down a stroller and a box of snacks and stuff and they were waiting for us. I had paid for a courtyard view and requested to be overlooking the main pool. I was pleased to find they upgraded us to a bunk bed room. That could not have been better considering no one wanted to sleep with Channing. She is a bed hog and a kicker. It doesn’t matter how big the bed is, she will be right up against you. If you move over, she moves right with you. I was not looking forward to the sleeping arrangements. Delaney had already refused to share a bed with her and I played the Mom seniority card with John and he agreed to share a bed with her. Luckily we did not even have to worry about any of it with the bunk beds.
Since we arrived late and we had early breakfast reservations, the girls and I went to sleep and John was to wait up for our luggage to be delivered. Around midnight or so, John went to sleep since the bags had not arrived. He got up around 5:30am and called bell services to get the bags brought up.
We had been watching the weather and it was calling for rain. It was raining when we arrived, but we had no idea how much rain was yet to come.
Due to the rain, I only got a few pics on Friday and Saturday.
The girls on Magical Express: