This year we decided to forego the traditional Thanksgiving holiday at home and instead, over the river and through the woods, to Orlando we will go! So, piling in the family truckster, our Disney World Thanksgiving Extravaganza begins! Yesterday afternoon, we arrived at Hilton’s Tuscany Village Resort, one of our favorite hotels…an oasis in the middle of the city.
and today, “HAPPY THANKSGIVING”, we were up early and off to the Magic Kingdom…
posing for selfies on the tram…
and, of course stopping for even more pictures before Mom would let us enter Main Street USA! Fearlessly, Adam inquired, “Why do we have to take so many pictures?” That’s a rhetorical question, right? Cause I ain’t touching it with a 10-foot pole! 😛
Anyway, once we crossed the threshold we headed to Tomorrowland so the boys could race the Grand Prix. This is a “must ride” every time we visit…and Adam, like Ricky Bobby, knows if you’re not first, you’re last!
The park was pretty crowded today, but we got around pretty well by timing our Fast Passes to take advantage of shows, like the “Hall of Presidents”, and fast moving lines, like Alex’s favorite ride, “The People Mover.”
We did endure one long line for “Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin”…not exactly sure why, but it did give Adam and I a chance to ride it, as we normally split the Fast Passes for this ride, which Alex likes, and “Space Mountain”, which Adam likes…
By late afternoon, we had been moving non-stop and it was time to take a break for Thanksgiving Dinner. So, we headed back to Tuscany Village for a GREAT Thanksgiving spread! The food was great and there was A LOT of it! After dinner, we went back to the room and rested-up for our return to the Magic Kingdom to see the lights and fireworks!
Naturally, and to Adam’s chagrin, we had to take more pictures…
but it was worth it!
and once more before we leave!
Tomorrow, we’re off to my favorite park: Disney Hollywood Studios!
This weekend we’re having a little family getaway to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A couple of weeks ago I purchased an annual pass for the family, so considering we make frequent trips already, this’ll actually save me a little bit of money 🙂
So, as a belated birthday present for Cindy, I booked us a room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, one of the Walt Disney World Resorts…
The hotel is amazing, and the guest rooms open to the ‘Savannah’, where wild animals roam. The boys thought that was pretty cool!
…but what they REALLY liked was the bunk bed in the room!
We’re planning on visiting the Animal Kingdom park tomorrow, so tonight we’re just going to relax and enjoy some drinks and this ginormous pool!
We’ve arrived. It’s the boys first visit to Disney’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow–the Epcot Center! Naturally, before we go in, we have to pause for numerous photos to properly document this momentous occasion…
Once we passed through the gate we were evidently too busy to take anymore photos! We did slow down a bit while touring the world showcase. In fact, the boys even too a moment while visiting England to call Nana. The British phone booth begs the question, “What if the chameleon circuit actually worked?”
After leaving Epcot, we stopped by Downtown Disney before returning to the hotel. The boys absolutely LOVE The Lego Store!