Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 6: Magic Kingdom and Day 7: Hollywood Studios

Katie and Noah with Mr. and Mrs. Incredible! YAY!

Katie at the Bibbidi Bobbidi sweet!

I was so tired that I didn't even get around to my blog yesterday evening! ha ha! I have actually really enjoyed writing these up every day because it helps me remember....after a few days it is difficult to remember the details of each one.
Yesterday, Katie went to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella's Castle. This is where little girls can get a "princess" makeover...complete with hair-do, makeup, and nail polish. If you have a little girl who loves being a princess, then this is a MUST DO when you visit Disney World. They were so sweet and treated Katie like a princess from the moment she walked in. We brought a Belle dress for Katie because it starts at $189 for the costume package! ha! The hair, makeup, nails package is *only* $58 with tax. HA!!! Totally worth it though. She got a beautiful tiara, a sash, and all her extra makeup and nail polish to bring home. We also got to take her to another location to have a mini photo shoot which is on our photo pass. Everywhere we went the employees and characters made a big deal out of her being a princess. They called her "your majesty" and bowed. She LOVED it! The rest of the day was at Magic Kingdom. Corey and Noah and my dad made their way to do some "man" stuff while we were in the boutique. They were able to ride Buzz Lightyear 3 times in a row, Dumbo, Peter Pan....all in the first hour. We also did Peter Pan together, saw the castle show, Snow White's Scary Adventure, Mickey's Philharmagic (my fav thing I think), Buzz together, Monster's Inc, the Tea Cups, Pirates of the Carribean, saw the Pirate tutorial show, met Alice in Wonderland, the princesses Aurora, Belle and Cinderella, met Captain Hook and Peter Pan, oh we saw the Fairy Godmother right as we left the boutique. The kids rode the Magic Carpets twice with my mom and dad......and we saw Story time with Belle. I think that's all. We left by late afternoon and ate at Cracker Barrel on the way home. Katie got her princess "do" washed out and they were just totally wiped out!

So...on to today. The group split today. My parents wanted to go back to Epcot because they wanted to browse a little more thoroughly in the countries and they didn't really have much else they wanted to see at Hollywood Studios. We got up this morning and headed out to be there when the park opened. On a last minute whim we asked if there were opening for the Playhouse Disney breakfast, and there were, so we went on in for that. It was cute and the kids enjoyed meeting JoJo, Goliath, but mostly they enjoyed meeting Leo and June from Little Einsteins...they love that show. After breakfast we went over to meet Buzz and Woody....Noah wore his Indiana Jones hat today and all the characters we saw had fun playing with it. VERY cute and fun pictures. We rode Toy Story, saw Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Playhouse Disney Live, rode Star Tours, met Bolt and the hamster (can't remember his name) Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Frozone, Sorceror Mickey, The Sheriff of Nottingham (he was pretending to look for money on people for taxes and the kids each gave him a penny which he thought was cool and held up for a pic).....I think that is all. It was actually kind of frustrating today because I put a lot of time into planning what days to go to which park based on crowd predictions, etc...and today there was an American Idol premiere at the park because they are launching a new American Idol attraction this weekend. They had lots of the walkways roped off and it was very inconvenient to get from one place to another. Supposedly there was going to be a motorcade/parade with all the American Idol judges and some of the winners. Corey saw David Cook playing...but that actually meant that most of the attractions were pretty empty, but getting there was a huge pain!
We got to ride the new Toy Story ride twice, saw the Muppet 3D show....Corey and I took turns on The Great Movie Ride...and then it was time to go because I was finally able to get a reservation for Boma! We went out to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for that meal and it was GREAT! It is such a nice hotel...we saw a giraffe, some zebras, and other animals from the viewing areas around the hotel. we are back at the townhouse and the kids are sleeping. Tomorrow is our last day. It will be a LONG day at Magic Kingdom ending with the best fireworks ever (sorry Bethany! :)

It has been a long week, but I can't believe it is almost over!


Anonymous said...

My first thought was "oh that poor woman!!!!" (the mom)

andysbethy said...

I want to eat at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I want to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge... but I don't think that is in the budget!
I love that they treated Katie like a princess all day long. That makes it extra cool. I need a girl.
See you in a few days. Have fun!

ktwalden said...

Looks like you have seen about everything and done about everything....we miss you guys!

Marcy said...

I have enjoyed reading about your Disney trip. I am so surprised that you are taking the time to blog while you are on your trip. You are seeing so many characters! How long are you having to wait for each of them? I am in Disney-envy right now. ha!