Mar 2, 2017

Disney, Part 7

Some of our rollercoaster pics were added out of order, but here we are riding Expedition Everest the first time...
Second time...
Stella's third time...
A nighttime photo at Epcot, where we went our last day.  You know we always shut down the park!
Test Track!  Cille and I are in the back seat, but you can't really see us...
Corinne got to meet Elsa and Anna, too...
She was Frozen with excitement...

I love how she was finally warming up to character greetings...





Her dress was also covered in Mickey Ice Cream chocolate by this point in the day...


While the big kids were riding Soarin', Corinne and I had some time alone to do character greetings and play around.  Her favorite ride had been "It's a Small World" (she told Damon) so I took her on the Three Caballeros ride in Mexico thinking it would be similar.  She LOVED it, so we got off and walked around to get right back on.  The girl running the ride remembered Coco (who could forget this kid?) and let us fast pass it.  When we came out of the ride the second time, Corinne's most magical Disney moment happened. It was very unexpected, since it was literally our last couple of hours in the parks, but Mexican Donald Duck was doing a character greeting outside the ride exit and Corinne about lost her mind wanting to see him.  We waited a few minutes in line and then...


She was IN LOVE...
These pictures are so precious, and the memory is one I will always cherish...






One of my favorite Disney moments.  Ever.
All that enthusiasm can really wear a girl out.  This is how Corinne spent the monorail ride back to the room...
More out of order pics!  If you were wondering where Watts spent his day in the Magic Kingdom, he spent the morning riding Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and the Tomorrowland Speedway with Mawmaw and Pawpaw...
We all went back to spin later...
The spinning was a little intense for Corinne...
These two seemed to enjoy it, though...
The Seven Dwarves Mine Train...
There was a three year old little boy in line behind us, and after we saw how intense the ride was, Stella was worried about him, so she waited after the ride to see if he was okay.  I think he was a little shaken up, but having a big girl check on him was probably a pretty good ego boost...
Space Mountain!
We were ready this time!
A few final words on our trip.  Remember that stomach virus?  Poor Watts suffered through three park days full of tummy troubles, and just when we thought it was over, he infected Mawmaw.  Pawpaw had to leave the trip a day early due to work obligations, so the level of difficulty for our return trip was ramped up by A) the fact that we had to catch the Magical Express bus at 2:30 in the morning after shutting down Epcot the night before, and B) the additional fact that we now had 3 backpacks, 4 suitcases, 1 giant stroller, 4 kids, and 1 grandparent, who was now in a wheelchair, to keep up with.  The return trip was rough, I'm not gonna lie, but we got through it.  And we had a great time and made lots of wonderful memories on the trip.  As the kids grow and change, so do our activities at Disney, and I think it is really special that the park can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter how old they are.  

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