Monday, January 9, 2012

New Years Eve at Disney World

While in Orlando we did lots of shopping and swimming, played miniature golf, slept in, ate the best breakfast every morning, and visited with friends. Since we went to SeaWorld earlier in the week we decided to squeeze Disney into one day. We left the hotel at 8:00am and got back after midnight. We went to 3 parks in 1 day! Did you know that the week between Christmas and New Years is the busiest week of the year at Disney? We didn't (or we probably would have picked a different time to go) but we were still able to see/do almost everything we wanted to. Magic Kingdom closed due to capacity almost every day that week. Originally we wanted to end up at MK for the fireworks but we were afraid that if we didn't go there first it would be closed.
We rode several rides including It's a Small World, Winnie the Pooh, and Space Mountain and saw the daytime parade.
Next we headed over to Animal Kingdom (Kelly's favorite park). AK was much less crowded! We didn't even have to wait for the safari ride and we were able to see so many animals.

YES! We did get one family picture. :) That mountain behind us is the Mount Everest roller coaster that K&K rode 8 times!
This is one of my all-time favorite pictures. Ever.Lion King showAfter Animal Kingdom we headed over to Hollywood Studios. It was very crowded and unfortunately several of the shows/rides we wanted to see were already closed for the night. And the roller coaster that K&K wanted to ride was a 110 minute wait. Boo. We did get to see a really cool Indiana Jones stunt show. We had planned to stay at HS til midnight but by 11:00 we were all getting cold and it was soooo we decided to head back to the parking lot. We were able to watch the fireworks over the castle at Magic Kingdom. It was a very fun way to ring in the New Year!

1 comment:

danakat said...

The Everest coaster is my FAVORITE ride ever!!!!
Happy New Year, friend!