Saturday, March 31, 2012

Magical Moments- Day 6 and Day 7

Day 6- Magic Kingdom and Epcot

Tuesday was our last full day there. Since we had the opportunity to visit all the parks, we decided we would use Tuesday to go back and finish up several sections at Magic Kingdom and Epcot that we didn't get to do earlier in the week.

We once again arrived at Magic Kingdom before the gates opened.

 Once the park opened, we headed for the Tomorrowland section. The adults took turns riding Space Mountain- an indoor roller coaster in the dark. While Jim and Oscar rode it, Kristina and I took the kids on a Buzz Lightyear ride. They liked it so much that when Kristina and I rode it, the guys took the kids on it for a second time. It worked out great.
The Buzz Lightyear ride. 

Posing with Stitch

Couldn't get enough of all the sights. 

On the People Mover! Sweet smiles!

The crew!

Waiting for our lunch reservation.

It was a Winnie the Pooh and crew character meal. 

She was O.U.T!

Taking in the show in front of the castle. 

At the souvenir shop

After lunch at Magic Kingdom we then rode the monorail over to Epcot.  The boys were SO excited to finally be able to ride it. Jacob had been asking all week. 

At Epcot

Best Buddies! I love how Luke has his arm around Annie!

Since this was our last night at Disney, we decided to stay up for the firework show at Epcot at 9:00. It was SO nice not to have to rush out of the park by 6:30 so we could get back to the hotel in enough time to get the kids down by 8:00. We got to do several other rides and shows at Epcot after dinner. We then headed back to Germany and visited our favorite sweet shop. I guess the Germans are known for their caramel because they had the best caramel desserts there. My favorite was the caramel apple with peanuts and the best was an oatmeal cookie with chunks of apple and caramel on top! We happily used up our snack credits at this little shop. Yummy! 

We enjoyed our sweet treats right on the lake waiting for the fireworks. They do a great job with their firework show and the kids loved it. We strategically watched the fireworks by the back exit of the park so that we could slip right out when they were over and walk back to the hotel. We were able to get back, get the kids bathed and in bed by 10:00! 

Day 7--Bye Bye Disney

We ended up having one meal credit left on our meal plan so we used it for breakfast Wednesday morning before we headed to the airport. We went to one last character meal in the hotel that connected to ours, The Beach Club.

After breakfast we had about an hour to go back to the room and pack our bags. We had connecting rooms with Kristina's family and the kids had a blast being able to so easily go to each other's room all week. They had more fun playing in both rooms. After we got packed up, we took the Magical Express bus to the airport.  

We made it back safely to DFW thanks to an easy, on-time flight. Miss Sarah slept for most of the flight and the boys kept themselves entertained and were great travelers! And, all of our bags made it. Yea! Kristina's family caught a connecting flight back to Tyler from DFW so we said our goodbyes and were on our way back home!

It's always good to get back home but it's never fun having to readjust back to normal life and come out of vacation mode. There is nothing like being on vacation. We absolutely love it. It can be a lot of work with the kids being so little but they love it just as much as we do so it makes it all worth it! 

We are so thankful we got to go to Disney again. This time with Kristina's family. We've never done a trip together like this before so it was unique and special in so many ways. We made the best memories and the kids had a BLAST being together. They got along GREAT and truly enjoyed each other and everything around them. Despite the few mishaps we had, we are thankful everything went as smoothly as it did. 


  1. Wow, what a very special trip. I really enjoyed reading about all of your adventures. If we ever have the opportunity to go we will definitely have to get lots of tips from you guys. I know the trip was double the fun because you guys went with the cousins. So fun!

  2. Wow, where to start... I just LOVED reading all about the special memories you guys made with your 2nd Disney vacation!! It definitely sounds like you do it up RIGHT with all the activities you manage to pack in. I have to say, I think you are SO brave to take on a Disney trip. It totally overwhelms me to think about it, and I certainly can't imagine taking a 1-yr-old either! From what I could see, the kids were all super troopers and made memories of a lifetime. I'm so glad you had such a successful trip and especially enjoyed so much wonderful together-time with your sister's family as well. I can only imagine that you are already planning your next Disney vacation soon!!

    Love and miss you girl!

  3. Just finished reading about all seven days of your trip. What a vacation! And you did such an awesome job capturing it all! And so quickly after getting back home, too!

    Your kiddos really are troopers. Smiles on their faces every time. I guess it's true what they say...Disney World really is the most magical place on earth. =)