Monday, March 2, 2015

The Butler's Do Disney

DAY #5
Magic Kingdom is inevitably the most intense day, with the biggest crowds,  but it is so much fun. We arrived to the park around 7:15 and didn't leave until almost 9PM. We were in line for the resort bus by 6:30 and while waiting the kids found a new friend, named LEAFY.


 TIP:   If you arrive before the park opens you get to watch the opening show. All the characters arrive by train. They sing and dance and you count down together for the gate opening.  When the gates open, fireworks explode. It was was so exciting. I got a little weepy.
I love each of their choices for Mickey Mouse ears. They all fit their personality perfectly.  I will just let the pictures and videos tell the story of our magical day.  



















Roller Coast Selfie!

The Butler's Do Disney

DAY #4
Animal Kingdom is so lovely.  The plant-life, the animals, the shows. The Lion King Show and Finding Nemo were our favorite of the whole trip. Some of our favorite rides were also at Animal Kingdom, including Dinosaur & Expedition Everest.




 

Can you see the hippo? We saw so many animals on our safari-lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebra, elephants, rhinos. It was incredible.



Harley got her face painted.  She wanted a Mike Tyson tribal tattoo, while I was trying to convince her to be a butterfly. A bear with fangs was our compromise.


Sometimes you just gotta sit down and take a break. Actually, I think if this is all we did on vacation Nash would have been happy.

Dinner was at Rainforest Cafe with Grandpa and Grandma Butler.  Then onto swimming at the pool.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Butler's Do Disney

Day #3
Another advantage of staying in a Disney Resort is Magic Hours. As a resort guest, one park per day is open extra hours just for you.  Tuesday that park was Epcot.
Tip:  You can now reserve your fast passes online months in advance.  
Epcot is a little less crowded than other parks, so it is the best place to meet and take pictures with Disney Characters.








We loved the Test Track ride, but my personal favorite was Soarin'.  To make exploring the country's a little more exciting for children, Disney has created an Agent P Mission.  The family is given a smart phone with different missions to fulfill in each country.  The phones activate all sorts of fun things in each country.  Our first mission began in England inside this telephone booth.
 

We had lunch at Teppan Edo in Japan.  It was excellent and entertaining. We spent the rest of the day exploring the world and went to bed early.