Delightful Day at Disney

We joined some friends of ours who were visiting from Arizona for a day at DisneyWorld. It was the best day we have ever had there. Typically, I dread the crowds, the heat, and the stress of trying to remain "centered" in such an overstimulating environment.

This time, though, the crowds were manageable. The weather was delightful, and my kids are old enough to not need a stroller. It was relatively easy to get around. I couldn't believe that we actually got to see everything we wanted, and even went on several rides more than once! I may even consider going to a theme park again. :)

Angelica's first time on Splash Mountain. She also conquered Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain all in one day, which is a pretty big deal for someone who previously feared the "kiddie coasters". ( There is much to be said for allowing our children to try things in their own time and their own way, but that could be a whole 'nother post!)

Joseph in his Goofy hat, waiting to see Monsters, Inc. show. We didn't end up seeing the show because Joseph changed his mind. He much preferred to go on rides with his friend. He had a blast blasting aliens on the Buzz Lightyear ride. It's like being inside a video game, where you ride a spaceship through and use your laser-gun to shoot at all the targets. I really liked it too, until my trigger thumb got tired. ;PAngelica and her friend with their faces painted, Genie and a butterfly.

While nature certainly isn't the main attraction at Disney, we were happy to see quite a few birds that enjoy all the commotion there. This little guy and his friends flew into the bushes right behind where I was sitting for a few moments. They were making all kinds of noise and jumping around like the groups of children throughout the park who couldn't wait to get to the next attraction. Then there were the great white egrets who kept eyeing our lunch as we watched the passengers on Splash Mountain come down the chute. We also got to see a group of sweet baby ducklings with their momma. Those sightings were just the dose of "reality" I needed to enjoy the day as much as I did.

1 comment:

kelli said...

How fun!

We've been saying we want to get back down there so bad. We loved going after Thanksgiving (years ago) it was so dead that they would ask us if we wanted to ride the ride again! Maybe I'll have to put the word out when we make it down there and we can get a bunch of families together to go :) An unschooling Disney weekend, or something like that *g*