Friday, February 7, 2014

Disney Vacation: Day Four!

Thursday was our last day at Disney, and we wanted to make the most of it! We had dinner reservations at Epcot that night, so we knew we'd be spending the afternoon/evening there, but we wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom one more time, too. So, that's where we headed first thing that morning. The crowds were probably the lowest they had been our whole trip, so we were able to ride a lot of rides that we hadn't ridden before because the lines were too long.
About to ride the Barnstormer (a "junior roller coaster") and I was a little nervous. I'm not really a roller coaster girl. Aubrey and David had ridden this ride a few days before, and Aubrey thought it was hilarious that Mommy was "scared" to ride something that didn't scare her AT ALL :)
For lunch, we went to Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland.
We enjoyed sitting still for a little while on the People Mover.
We loved the Magic Kingdom so much, so it was a little sad to leave, but we wanted to give ourselves plenty of time in Epcot, too. We rode on the Ferry to get on the monorail over to Epcot. Our kids loved the boat! I believe they thought it was just one of the rides! :)
When we got to Epcot, we walked around the countries some more. If David and I ever go to Disney alone, I think we would spend so much time in Epcot! It's so much fun, but we didn't end up spending a ton of time there this trip because it wasn't our kids' favorite.
For dinner, we had reservations at Akershus in Norway. For those who aren't familiar, this is a PRINCESS DINNER! So exciting!!
When we got inside, we immediately got to go meet Belle and have our picture made with her! As you can see, Aubrey was super excited. Except not.
HA! Aubrey literally wouldn't even look at Belle. :-/ We got seated, and they have a buffet with appetizers. A little food in their stomachs improved our kids' moods some, thankfully.
By the time the rest of the princesses started coming out, the kids were more excited. They were still a little shy at first, but they ended up really having fun!
Jude got a kiss from Ariel. I mean, look at his face! Does it get any cuter? I think not.
Our dinner was delicious, and it was such a fun experience! Loved it!

After dinner, we walked around some more just killing time until Illuminations started.
In Norway!
In Mexico!
In China!
We were so excited to see Illuminations! It definitely did not disappoint. So cool!! It was a great ending to our wonderful Disney trip!
After it was over, we headed back to our hotel to pack up and get some rest before we started our trip home the next day.


Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, Jude's face is priceless when he getting kissed by Ariel!

Ashley Gould said...

I could probably spend DAYS wandering around the "world" at Epcot! Did you get a chance to do Soarin' while you were there?

Jude with Ariel - PRECIOUS!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

Ok so I'm going back and re-reading all your Disney posts since I am still on a Disney high. :) And I could just DIE over those pics of Jude and Ariel!! Too too cute! I love that even though your kids were shy at first, as the pictures go on, you can see how excited they were!