Friday, March 19, 2010

Disney Trip--Round 1

One month ago today, we were attending our 3-day get away at Disney World. How I'd love to go back! I'm finally posting pics....

The "Mickey" towels on our bed when we checked into our hotel (The "All Stars Music Resort.")


It was an amazing 2-room suite....here's a portion of DH's and my "room."


And the living room area/Em's room (The green coach, red chair, AND ottoman ALL could unfold into beds...Em found this amazing.)


The resort was divided into different areas. We stayed at "The Jazz Inn." This large drum set was outside our building.


Front side of drum set.



On Friday, we went to Animal Kingdom. Our overall rating: 2 on a 1-5 scale. DH said, "It's like they tried to do a Zoo and an Amusement Park and they didn't do either one well." I agree completely----minimal animals to look at; few rides/attractions; and not many shows. This was also Em's least favorite park, as there weren't many characters out-and-about like in the other parks. (She's still bummed she didn't get to meet Pocahontas...we waited and waited and they kept changing the time Pocahontas was going to "arrive," sending Jiminy Cricket instead. Until we finally got bored and left the area.) They did have a nice playground area. Verdict: If were could only visit one Disney park, this would NOT be the park of choice. It did have some lovely features...


The amazing "Tree of Life" is the focal point of the park. Close-up you can see intricate carvings of many different types of animals. (Though, my humorous DH pointed out that it is "totally ironic that the Tree of Life is the fakest thing in the park.")


Em had fun playing the drums in an African-themed area of the park.



DH and Em riding a train.


Em helped a worker unroll this giant snake skin, while we waited for the no-show Pocahontas.



We all enjoyed the Lion King show.

8 comments:

Barb said...

The main thing we wanted to see/do at Animal Kingdom was Mt. Everest and it was closed!

Kristin said...

I love Disney and hope we get to go there again sometime soon.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I've never stayed at a Disney resort... It's on my to do list. I agree that Animal Kingdom isn't the greatest of the parks. I'm a huge fan of Epcot. I love the lagoon of nations and all the science stuff.

I can't wait to see more of your pics!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Miss Em is getting so big and looking so grown-up! It looks like you had a lovely time, and I look forward to seeing more pictures!

Danifred said...

Looks like so much fun! We're hoping to go next Spring before Tot goes off to Kindergarten the next Fall (*sob*)

Carrie27 said...

Makes me miss it all over again. Sigh.

The benefit of Animal Kingdom is that is not as busy as the other parks and is a little more relaxing.

Sunny said...

I haven't been to Disney in FOREVER. Hopefully one day we can take the kids (after we win the lottery, I mean). :)

Your pictures are great! Em is clearly having so much fun, I'm sure you made great memories.

MrsSpock said...

We plan on going with some friends in 2011, and staying at one of the on-site resorts.

I haven't been since I went to Tokyo Disney 13 years ago...