For some reason, this trip seemed to be our family’s most magical trip. I can’t even tell you how many times I welled up and started to cry over something silly. Just seeing Mickey, and the castle, and the sorcerer’s hat, and spaceship earth, and Peter Pan etc. all made me cry. Maybe it’s the pregnancy, or the fact that the kids were really into this trip or old enough to enjoy Disney and remember it from last year. We were going to wait two years before going back but DH and I agreed that we don’t want to wait two years, so we plan on going back Jan. 3 to the the 17th of 2009. :laugh:
So here is my TR without pictures for the first 5 days, that I will hopefully be able to add later!
Feb. 2 ~ At about 4:30 am, we leave our house in New Jersey to head down to the Sunshine State, we are driving so we are prepared for a very long ride and so very excited. We stop in Georgia at about 7:00 pm and stay at the Holiday Inn Suite and Express, it was very lovely, two rooms, so that the adults and the children can watch tv. They had an large tub which I enjoyed.:laugh:
Feb. 3 ~ We leave at about 8:30 am and arrive at the Caribbean Beach Resort at about 2:30. We have reservations at the Crystal Palace for 4:00 so we were eager to get started and on our way!! There was a problem with their computer and the tickets were not printing out properly, so there was a little bit of a wait. Because of the wait, they upgraded up to a preferred room with a water view room. The building was right next to the food court, and we could see real water from our window. It was great. Since we were now cutting it very close to our reservation time, they offered to personally escort us to the CP. We declined as we wanted to freshen up in the hotel room. We made it to the reservations with about 10 seconds to spare, lol. Dinner was great as usual, superb waiter, characters were great! Because it was Super Bowl Sunday and I am a good wife and My husband LOVES the Giants, I let him go back to the room, while me and kids checked out the Magic Kingdom. We got front row seats for the stage show and I took some great pictures and cried. Then we headed to Fantasyland for some rides. We did Dumbo, Cinderella’s Carousel, Peter Pan, It’s a Small World twice, and the teacups. We also saw Philharmagic. By this time I was completely exhausted so we left the Magic Kingdom, We got back to the resort at about quarter to nine and watched illuminations from right outside our room. It was very lovely and then we collapsed to the bed as we were getting up early for Animal Kingdom tommorrow.
Feb. 4 ~ My favorite Park!! We get to Animal Kingdom pretty early, we head right over to Expedition Everast and grab fastpasses for the safari. We check out some of the scenary. The kids play the drums and meet Baloo and King Louie. We do one of the two animal walking trails, the gorilla one first. Then we go on the safari. I saw more animals than I have ever seen on the safari, it was great. Then we did the tiger walk and the Flights of Wonder show, which was very amazing, it was our first time seeing the show and it was great. I cried again, lol:laugh: By this time it was about three and I was exhausted, we had reservations at the Yak and Yeti for 5:30, but after seeing the menu, which the baby apparently didn’t like, we decided to cancel our reservations and make new ones at Shutters instead. We went back to the hotel to relax for awhile. We played in the playground and hopped into the pool, then went back to our room to get ready for dinner. I got steak at Shutters and it was no doubt the best meal of our trip. I LOVED my steak. Dh’s looked pretty gross though. I wanted to complain for him, but he wouldn’t let me. Then we went to bed.