Sunday we left Bradenton for the Happiest Place on Earth! For the first time, we stayed on site in a Disney resort, camping at Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground.
Our Disney experience began with the nightly campfire and sing-a-long hosted by Chip and Dale (and, just in case you can’t remember which is which, we learned that Chip has the dark nose, like a chocolate CHIP). We played Bingo, sat by the fire, and sang songs. Then, we headed back to Harriet to make s’mores (because we forgot to bring our marshmallows to the party).
We spent our first day at Epcot. Minnie Mouse had a blast on Test Track and Mission: SPACE. We traveled through the countries, and Minnie Mouse collected stamps at each one. We enjoyed tasty pastries in France, and a delicious dinner in Mexico.
Minnie Mouse had fun “experiencing” Epcot! And, then we found this sign in Mexico. Tell me it isn’t perfect!
After dinner we hopped over to Magic Kingdom to finish the night with the Electrical Parade.
Tuesday was Magic Kingdom day—we literally opened and closed the park! What a day! It was filled with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, it’s a small world (3 times by the end of the trip), Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Mickey Mouse, and so much more!
Wednesday started at Animal Kingdom with A Bug’s Life and the safari. Minnie Mouse rode Expedition Everest, but it didn’t end well. She did not like that roller coaster! We finished up this park with Dinosaur, then made our way back to the Magic Kingdom. We did some of the things we didn’t get done the first day, rode some things a second time, and enjoyed the extra magic hours that night, since we were staying on site!
Our last day was spent in Hollywood Studios. It was a much more relaxing day. We watched all the shows, rode Star Tours and the Great Movie Ride together, and ended the day with Fantasmic. Vence and I did get to ride the Rockin’ Roller Coaster separately, and I rode Hollywood Tower of Terror…twice!
The trip was a great success, and we’re already talking about “the next time”! Good-bye Disney World, for now! See you at the next stop.