Saturday, July 16, 2011

Disney World 2011

So I'm a little late getting this up but better late than never right. In the beginning of May we were able to meet up with Grandma and Grandpa along with Brady and James at the happiest place on earth for a much needed vacation. I was so excited to take Hayden and we had prepared him to meet Mickey with a few episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse his favorite tv show at the moment. What a fabulous trip, the first day we checked out Epcot (which happened to be Mother's Day), then the next day was Animal Kingdom followed by the Main Street Electrical parade at Magic Kingdom in the evening.  I have to say out of all the parades we saw the electrical was our favorite, Hayden loved seeing all the lights and of course Mickey being pulled by a choo-choo.While at Animal Kingdom Hayden had a chance to meet Rafiki and Jiminy Cricket out at Discovery Island along with checking out some goats in a petting zoo.

The next day we headed out to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Hayden was deathly afraid of Ursula from The Little Mermaid Live but loved Disney Junior live and Toy Story Mania.  I would probably have to say seeing all the Disney Junior characters was one of his favorite things.  We spent a few afternoons cooling off at the water parks both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.  Hayden found that he quite enjoyed floating around on the lazy river on his own little mini tube.  I wasn't able to get a picture but he would just lay back and float on by.  Last up was Magic Kingdom, Hayden's favorite rides were the Mad Tea Party and the cars at Tomorrowland Speedway.  He got to see both Mickey and Chip and Dale while at the Magic Kingdom and we caught Wishes and Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks show before heading home.  We ended up having to cut our trip a day short because Preston got called back a day early, that being said we had a magical time at Disney and can't wait to go back.

We begin our first morning with a ride on the bus with Grandma to Epcot.
Hayden really enjoyed riding the buses around Disney property.
Shaking maracas with Grandpa in an African village at Animal Kingdom.

Kilimanjaro Safari with dad, this Hayden saying "No" I don't want to get off.

Grandpa bought Hayden a special toy to play with while waiting for the parade, Hayden loved it!

Of course Hayden had to have cotton candy with his Aunt Brady.

Hugs with Chip and Dale!

Finally meeting Mickey, I think Hayden was a little surprised.

Big grins on the teacups!

One last ride on the Speedway before catch the fireworks and heading home.

in Mickey's words "we'll see you real soon."