Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 5

Day 5, we went to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

Here's me and Olivia at the hotel getting ready to go to the park.
  Mickey and the brooms from Fantasia.
 Woohoo!  Memories!!!
 Hanging out with the Coca Cola Poster Boy (because he's cardboard...)
 When you go on the Star Tours (Star Wars ride), they give you these nifty 3D glasses.  They have updated the ride since the last time I was there!  This ride is awesome, but can cause a bit of motion sickness.

 I love the Muppet area!!  The silliness abounds!!  I see my brother, Erin, and Josh Mogren everywhere I look.

Olivia, Waldorf and Statler
 Muppet Fountain
 She met Phineas and Ferb 

 Ducky Mo, Ducky MoMo
Lunch time!  Man, that cup looks huge.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area.  She liked the slide a lot.

 She got afraid at this point and had to turn around.
 Handy Manny

 Jake (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

 We all got a kick out of The Green Army Man (from the Toy Story movies).  He made sure Olivia had her salute correct.

 He gave her a covert high five before we moved on.
In the Toy Story area, there is all kinds of stuff to be silly with...a giant crayon,
 Buzz Lightyear's box on Andy's bed,
 The Claw (OOoooooh!!),
 the crate in Sid's room (HIDE!!),
 Strapped to the rocket, 
 Stinky Pete's Box,
 The luggage conveyor area,
 You know who these two are.
Best friends to infinity and beyond. 
"Now Woody, he's been my pal for as long as I can remember. He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he'll never give up on you... ever. He'll be there for you, no matter what.
Thanks, guys."

I don't know about you, but I'm a sobbing mess by that point of Toy Story 3.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 4 - Halloween

Here we go with TONS of pictures!  

On Day 4 (which was Halloween), we went back to Magic Kingdom.  Olivia wanted to wear her costume (naturally), but didn't want to wear a shirt underneath.  It was a little cool and the tulle on the dress was rubbing against her skin badly, but I lost that battle.  I was able to get her to wear leggings underneath again (thankfully).  When we got to the park, we saw there were princesses just waiting to be met.  Olivia was extremely excited and making sure her costume was perfectly in place. 
First up, she met Rapunzel.  Rapunzel asked if Olivia had a Prince Charming and Olivia looked over and pointed at sweet.  Olivia told her that she has seen her movie tons of times, that it was the first movie she saw in the theater and that it's mommy's favorite.  

Next was Aurora.  I'm sure you can imagine how excited Olivia was to meet her.  Aurora complimented Olivia on her lovely dress.

Then we met Cinderella (third time, if you're keeping count).  She was very, very sweet and talked to Olivia for a while.

 Cinderella's castle in the background.  It's so pretty.  I wish you were able to walk through it and see inside.  I think that would be awesome. 
 Spit spot.  Time to meet Mary Poppins.

At this point of the day, Olivia's dress had rubbed a few areas raw so we bought a shirt.  She chose a "Weird Girl" shirt from Frankenweenie.  She also saw Jack and Sally dolls (Nightmare Before Christmas) and HAD to have them. 
 Yummy!!  Smoked turkey legs!!  You become very caveman-like when eating one these.  Witness Exhibit A:
 And Exhibit B:
 While walking to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (again), we saw Chip and Dale.  Other than the Goofy and Donald at the Halloween party, these were the most playful characters we met.
 They gave hugs, acted like they were going to take off in the stroller, 
 and danced,
 and danced,
and danced,
 and danced,
 and danced.
 Dale dropped the pen for the autograph book and they both stood up really fast and blamed it on one another.
 Then they gave more hugs

 and then got in picture pose.
 She loved them!
Next up, lunch at The Crystal Palace.  She met Eeyore.

 "Mom, look who's coming!"
 It's Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh.  Chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.  He's Winnie the Pooh....that's the theme song...)

 When Piglet came by, he saw the Sally doll and loved it which Olivia thought was great.

 Yay!! Tigger (The most wonderful thing about Tigger is I'm the only one)!!  I can't help but have their songs go through when I see them.

Here we are riding the It's a Small World ride.  You know the song so I'll spare you.  If you don't know the song, you're lucky!  The seats are very uncomfortable which is only good because at 12 long minutes of the song repeating over and over, you would fall asleep because it's just a bunch of dolls singing...and singing....I'm sorry if you like this ride. 
 Being silly in a gift shop.
 Heading to Haunted Mansion, we saw Tiana heading out.  We hopped on over.  Olivia has said it was her favorite princess to meet because she was so nice.

 One of the busts outside of Haunted Mansion.
Olivia wanted to ride the Mad Hatter Tea Cup ride.  I didn't feel like throwing up, so I decided to sit this one out.  Here Olivia and daddy have found where I'm sitting.
 The ride is going ok.  They are spinning their cup like crazy.
 Right here, you see the exact moment that Olivia is DONE with the spinning!
 Chris is imitating Olivia's face when she didn't want anymore spinning.
 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad....again.
 This is Olivia's favorite ride EVER.
 Evil Emperor Zurg outside of the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin ride.  
We ended another awesomely fun (and exhausting) day having dinner and a rice krispie treat at the hotel.