Thursday, October 21, 2010
Days 2 & 3 in Disney
To move this along a little faster, I'm combining Days 2 & 3. Today we went to Animal Kingdom and Julie, Jonathan, Madi, and Jake were going to meet us there!
The one thing my mother requested was a picture of Tucker with Tigger, her favorite character. Not only did we find Tigger, but we found Pooh and Eeyore, too!
A funny thing happened when we left Pooh. Michael went to pat him on the head, thinking it would be soft and nearly knocked him over!
We met up with Julie, etc after this and rode Kali River Rapids and had a BLAST!!!! I wish I had thought to bring my waterproof camera with me because we got soaked and it would have been fun to have a few pictures! We got right back in line for the ride and were almost on it when it broke down. They ended up closing it for the rest of the day.
A cool-looking dude I met in Africa! (I didn't catch his name though-lol!)
We took the truck to Rafiki's Outpost to check out where the take care of all the animals. We found Jiminy Cricket and Rafiki and had our pictures taken with each of them! I read somewhere that these are two of the rarest to find!
Next we headed to the safari ride and while the story about poachers was kind of lame, we did see quite a few animals and had a fun time trying to spot the animals...
Trading pins is a huge deal in Disney. Julie had given Tucker a lanyard and some pins for his birthday to get him started. He learned all the tricks from Julie's kids and turned into quite the little barterer!
We stayed until the end of the day to see the parade but they ended up cancelling it because it was raining! We went back to the hotel for a little while and then back to Magic Kingdom for dinner at Peco Bill's and to see the Electrical Parade. I wasn't feeling great but thought it was just too much food and the heat. I'll spare you the gory details. Let's just say we couldn't stay for the parade and headed back to the hotel.
The next day (Saturday), I still wasn't feeling well, so Michael and Tucker headed back to Magic Kingdom and this was when they rode Space Mountain 4 more times and went to Tom Sawyer Island which Tucker LOVED!!!!!
As you can see, he had a great time exploring it all! He even posed in the scaffolds (is that what this is called? I can't remember!)
They came back to the hotel in the afternoon and I was feeling better. We wandered around the resort a little more and found Mr and Mrs Potato-Head in the 80s!
As well as Twister in the 70s...
Julie and her kids came over to join us in the pool...Tucker and Jake really hit it off and had a great time in the splashpad...
Michael also served as a great floating device...and gave Tucker and Jake a ride around the pool!
Saturday night we had reservations for the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness. It was a vaudeville type show with great food!
They come around and literally plop the food right in front of you...fried chicken, c\mashed potatoes, baked beans, mac and cheese. I wish you could have seen the look on Tucker's face when they put this in front of him!
It was a really great show and I definitely highly recommend it! It just a really fun time!
Day 4 is up next...Hollywood Studios!