Carl's babysitter growing up is a manager at Hollywood Studios. We met her there, and she got us into the parks on Friday and Saturday. She was so nice to show us around Hollywood Studios. She took us to the front of the lines and watched our kids, while we went on the Rock N' Rollin' Roller Coaster and Tower of Tower. She got us VIP seating at the live production of Beauty & the Beast, and then took us to go meet the cast. It was just awesome. The kids had so much fun. They were really in Heaven especially when they got to meet Mickey Mouse. On Monday and Tuesday, we went to Sea World and Universal Studios. Carl used is media card to get us free tickets. Here our some (a lot) of pictures & videos from our trip:
On Friday, we met Mary at Hollywood Studios:
We went on the 3-D Toy Story Ride at Hollywood Studios.
Mickey Mouse Club House Live at Hollywood Studios
This was Emma Jane's favorite. CJ and Emma Jane love Playhouse Disney in the mornings, and they were in heaven watching Mickey Mouse, Handy Mandy, Winnie the Pooh, and Little Einsteins live!
Then, on Friday Afternoon & Saturday Morning, we went to the Animal Kingdom:The kids loved these figurines that were all over the place.
Emma Jane & CJ loved the petting zoo at the Animal Kingdom
Carl & Walt Disney
The highlight of the vacation--Meeting Mickey & Minnie. I think CJ gave Minnie a dozen kisses. He kept saying, "Wook, wook-Mickey."
CJ also had an eye for Sleeping Beauty
And a little for Cinderella too!
The kids dancing to music at the Magic Kingdom. The whole time we were there Emma Jane would tell CJ, "Your the prince, and I am the princess."
We lived in San Diego when I was little, and we had season passes to Sea World. So, Sea World has a special place in our family's hearts because that was like our "science center". I even got to sit on Shamu when I was little. Its my favorite place. It still makes me want to secretly become a marine biologist...as long as I never saw a shark. :)
Feeding the Dolphins at Sea World
She loved the Roller Coasters at all the parks. She even wanted to go on the big ones. Our little dare devil.
On Tuesday, we went to Universal Studios and went to Islands of Adventure for half the day before returning home. We had already packed the car up, so we couldn't get our stroller out. Needless to say, we were tuckered out on our way home. We forgot to bring our camera in to Islands of Adventure, but Emma Jane loved the Dr. Suess world.
Now we need another vacation just to recover!