Tyler and Kaelyn were out of school for spring break this past week. So Chuck and I decided to plan a fun trip for them. We purposely did not tell them what we would be doing for their break from school, and didn't let them know we were going to be going somewhere until two days before we were going to be leaving. Of course when they found out we were going somewhere the questions started and the guessing began. We still did not tell them, even when Kaelyn guessed correctly. So on Sunday morning after Church, we came back home and finished getting everything together and ate lunch then we were Orlando bound. We stayed in a comfortable 2 bedroom apartment that was about 20 to 30 minutes away from Disney. Then on Monday morning we were up early to eat breakfast and head on over to the Magic Kingdom (or Magical Kingdom as Kaelyn calls it). Once we arrived we took to tram to the ticket gate, our tickets were waiting for us at the Will Call area. When we finally got to the window the lady there asked to see our ID (we purchased the Florida resident tickets online and had to show proof of residence when picking up our tickets). Of course I didn't think about needing mine so I had left my drivers license out in the car. She validated every-one's ticket but mine. Yep, you guessed it, I had to go all the way back to "PLUTO" to our car and get my driver's license then catch the tram back to the ticket area and wait in another long line to have my ticket validated. That is where I got my "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" button to wear for the day. Yes it was my birthday, and no I will not be telling you how old I am. (HA, HA).
The one thing that I do regret about our trip, is that once again, I did not take very many pictures. I seem to always do that, take my camera, but still come home with hardly any pictures. ) :
When we first got into the park, Kaelyn took her camera out of her little case and started taking pictures. Then as we were walking she asked me, "Momma, do you have my camera case?" I told her that I did not have it, so her steps were retraced and we couldn't find the case. Apparantly someone picked it up (this all happened within two to three minutes) and had already walked off with it. She was a little upset about it. I asked her if there was anything left in the case and thank goodness nothing was in it. I told her that we could replace the case. She was still upset, that she somehow dropped it and someone else took it. She got over it though and was able to enjoy her day.
Chuck and Tyler on the Astro Orbiter.
While we were in Tomorrowland, we boarded the Astro Orbiter. As you can see from the above picture, Chuck and Tyler rode together in these 2-person rocket-like space vehicles, while Kaelyn and I were in the one right behind them.
We were able to do everything that we wanted to do at the Magic Kingdom. Well almost everything, Kaelyn wanted to ride on Dumbo The Flying Elephant. Each time we would go past this ride it always had an extremely long line, and we could never tell where the end of the line was. So needless to say we passed on riding Dumbo.
For supper we ate at Tony's Town Square restaurant, which is inspired by the charming Italian trattoria where Lady and the Tramp share spaghetti and a kiss in the Disney classic animated film, Lady and the Tramp. This is where we had my "birthday dinner" I had the spaghetti and meatballs, which was excellent.
After dinner we had just enough time to ride one more ride and get an ice cream cone before the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular Fireworks show. Jiminy Cricket was the host of this spectacular show. We had the perfect viewing area to see the flight of Tinkerbell. When the show was over it was time to start making our way out of the park and back to "PLUTO" where our car was parked. Our experience at the Magic Kingdom was great. We could not have asked for better weather. The crowd was not too bad (yes there were a lot of people there), the longest we had to wait in line was about 35 minutes. So all in all our trip was great.