Monday, June 18, 2012

Disney World // Recap

We're back! Five days and 1000+ pictures later - not including phone pictures which you get today, we are home from our magical trip to Disney World. It was filled with multiple Mickey sightings, glitter, a ride or two, and lots of desserts. In true recap style, let's see if my memory will serve me correctly as I rehash the fun we had.

Wednesday, we caught the earliest flight to Orlando from Houston, hopped on Disney's Magical Express, and met up with the family at Epcot. We had dinner that night at Coral Reef restaurant, had a margarita in Mexico, and a pretzel in Germany. Our favorite ride there was hands down Soarin' followed in a close second by Captain EO starring Michael Jackson (it was amazingly 80s). After a few monorail mishaps, we made it back to the hotel to check-in and crash.

Thursday, Huynh and the boys woke up early to head to play golf while the rest of us went to Magic Kingdom to get head to toe make-overs at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! We also managed to squeeze in Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Mad Tea Party, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Peter Pan's Flight. After dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table, we found a spot on the curb and watched the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes Nighttime Spectacular before the kids started nodding off (adults too). After we had a good nights sleep, Friday, again, Huynh and the boys played golf while the rest of us went back to Magic Kingdom! This time we rode People Mover - more times than we would like to admit, Astro Orbiter, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, "it's a small world", Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and finally Splash Mountain (the picture is a classic). We ended the trip with dinner at California Grill and watched the sunset behind the castle - it was beautiful.

Saturday, while the rest of the family ended their magical vacation, Huynh and I had one more day to spend away from Disney at Universal Studios. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was so much fun!! We rode all three rides in true Harry Potter style, drank some butterbeer, and shopped in every store. We had beautiful weather so when the people picked up, we moved on and went to Jurassic Park, rode on the Incredible Hulk roller coaster and Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, plus got a caricature drawn. So, so fun!! A year of planning paid off in the best way... we are already scheduling the next trip. Disney World 2015, here we come!


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