Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Disney Bound

After more than five months of planning, we are FINALLY leaving for Walt Disney World in the morning! This will be Luke's first airplane ride so he's very excited about that. This is our first trip to WDW (technically I went with my parents when I was almost 3...I do remember snippets of the trip, but maybe it's because I've seen the pictures...).

Eric is CLUELESS about the whole Disney thing. He knows about Animal Kingdom, because Luke has talked about it so much. But he doesn't even know the names of the other parks. I've read so many books and studied for months, but now I'm feeling a little panicked! I want there to be a happy medium of having things planned and going with the flow kind of vacation. I know we are not going to be able to do it all, but we are sure to see a ton. We are staying for 7 days.

I'm excited about seeing everything! I want to ride the monorail, visit the other "countries" at Epcot and ride Splash Mountain (along with tons of other rides). I'm also very excited about the following: NOT going to work, NOT going to Wal-Mart, NOT dropping Luke off at school, NOT making dinner, NOT running errands, NOT cleaning house, and NOT doing laundry. Ha! I'm very thankful for my life, but sometimes we just need a break!

Have you ever been to Walt Disney World? What are some of your favorite memories?


Megan L Hutchings said...


Web & I went to DisneyWorld for our anniversary. You will love it! My favortie parks were Animal Kingdom & Magic Kingdom =)!

Leigh Ann said...

The Magic Kingdom is my VERY favorite! Maybe since you are going before school is out, the lines won't be as long. I know you will have a fantastic time and make memories to last a lifetime! I'll be thinking about you and I hope it is all you have been dreaming it would be. I know it will! I'll be looking forward to seeing pictures.

Candy said...

How exciting!! We ALMOST planned a trip for this summer, but I just got overwhelmed with all the details it takes to plan a DW trip. I hope ya'll have a GREAT time!! Can't wait to see lots of pictures when you get back. :)

Shannon said...

I LOVE it! We went 4 years ago and we loved the family time! I think my favorite memory was Carson screaming on Space Mountain...the WHOLE ride! It was a riot! A truly magical place!

Tsu Doh Nimh said...

Yes I have been to WDW once. On a youth trip to do so Mission work in Florida one of our days was going to be spent at WDW. We were all very excited b/c few of us had ever been.

When we arrived we noticed some similar red Tshirts and unique behavior. As we reached the gate we found that the Tshirts read National Gay Day at WDW. We tried to go ahead and enjoy ourselves but after 2 of our group was taunted for being Christians and seeing grown men dressed like princesses dancing down the main street parades we'd had all we could stand. It was literally nauseating.

We asked Disney World why the wouldn't inform a youth group in advance that such an event was happening and we were told that it was against policy. (Read afraid of lawsuits). We did receive our money back and we left for the beach.

It was a horrid experience.