Friday, October 10, 2008

Disney Magic for Two (P*S*C #10)

Conveniently, there was a Disney store right on the hotel campus. Wes bought tickets for two, "What?? No children with you? Are you sure you don't want to go to the Magic Kingdom instead...there are more rides there!" We assured the nice salesperson that this is the park we wanted to try this time around.
Sorry, Anne and John. that we only took you once to Disney World when you were younger and that you missed out on this park. It was waaaaaaay fun for us two "empty nesters." With no young ones in tow, we felt almost sorry for those parents who were trying to cope with kid meltdowns and overheated, cranky babies. However, we did feel our heartstrings tugged because it wasn't so long ago we were sharing the magic with the kids there ourselves.
We arrived at the park even before it opened, and stayed until closing. We tried to cover the whole map and attend all the shows and even the parade. We, however, opted out of the Kali River Rapids - due to the warning of being utterly soaked afterwards - and the Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain because of being wimps. Truly, it was all a blast and the Festival of the Lion King show was almost like being on Broadway!! Finding Nemo - The Musical was fabulous as well. Now, here's the topper...we were found by the Disney "Dream Team" after leaving the It's a Bug's Life show and awarded with our own personal Mickey Mouse ears! You'd have thought we won the lottery with how excited this made me. The ears are silver and have blue clouds and sparkles on the headpiece part. (Check them out in the show below.) With too many photos to post, I thought it best to do a picture slide show. Enjoy the magic! It felt (feels) good to be a kid again. However, I think a kid would recover by the next day from all the excitement and walking, but we're still working on that back home again...


Timi + Andrew said...

Oh, my! I loved your post, Deb! I keep telling Andrew over and over that I cannot wait to take William to one of the Disneylands! I cannot wait to see his little excited face!
You two had a great time and thank you for sharing those awesome pictures!

The Lindahl News said...

Timi and Andrew ~ Of all the Disney Parks I think you would like this one the most due to the ANIMALS! There's one section featuring Africa and you go on a "safari" in a big jeep/bus and see giraffes, elephants, hippos, etc. Then in "Asia" you see the tigers and the Mt. Everest mountain.

There's also a "Birds of Flight" show with amazing, colorful species (live) from all over the world.

You also get to take hike/walks through jungles, forests.

Then, of course, you get to see the various characters such as Mickey, Minney, Goofy, Donald.....

The Lindahl News said...

P.S. Timi and Andrew~
You can also get your picture taken with the very lovely Pocohantas. Did you happen to notice the smile on Wes' face in that shot?