We made the second half of the trip on Tuesday and finally arrived in Orlando, our homebase for the rest of the week! My family had rented a condo for the week, and it turned out to be perfect for what we needed and was much more comfortable/cozier than staying in a hotel!
My brother, Bryan, and his girlfriend, Hanna, were flying into Orlando that night, so we had some time to kill until we needed to pick them up. Kyle had made dinner reservations for us at House of Blues in Downtown Disney, which was a perfect way to kill a few hours!
Downtown Disney Highlights:
Hearing all of the fun music from Disney movies playing
Yummy Dinner @ House of Blues
Buying my Minnie Mouse Ears
Seeing all of the adorable little girls getting their hair done at the Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boutique
Getting pumped up for Disney World the next day!
Bryan and Hanna arrived a little later that night, and the party officially began Wednesday morning! We spent Wednesday & Friday at the Disney World Parks--Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom! Thursday was an Islands of Adventure Day, which I'll be blogging about in another post!
Disney Day 1-- Hollywood Studios Highlights
Riding amazing rides-- Tower of Terror, Rockin' Roller Coaster, & Toy Story Midway Mania
Playing fun games w/ the fam while waiting in line, thanks to Hanna!
Being with Kyle while he overcame his fear of upside down roller coasters
Beauty & the Beast Show (especially watching the adorable couple doing the sign language...they really got into the acting!)
Indiana Jones & Star Tours
Amazing Fantasmic Light Show (after the 1st one was cancelled due to storms)
Bryan bumping his head in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground (too big!)
Dad convincing the workers at the Toy Story ride to let us go again, even though it was closing time!
Disney Day 2-- Magic Kingdom Highlights
Getting completely soaked on Splash Mountain-- although Bryan and Hanna got it worse!
Starting the slow clap every time we went on the upslope of a roller coaster
Other favorite rides-- Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad
Scoring 999,999 (top score!) on the Toy Story ride by malfunction...if only I was really that coordinated!
Riding Mom's favorite, It's a Small World
Taking pictures with Mickey Mouse
Surprising Dad with his Mickey hat and birthday pin
Fun last dinner at Tony's Tavern, home of the Lady & the Tramp famous spaghetti scene
Attempting to reenact aforementioned spaghetti scene with Kyle
Riding Splash Mountain at night, just as the firework show began
Amazing firework show to end the night
Having fun playing dress-up in the gift shops
Ending the day with Dad's famous chocolate milkshakes