Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trip of a Lifetime Part 3: Magic Kingdom

...And the Disneyworld Water Park.  But since water and cameras don't mix (unless it's a waterproof camera--which I don't have), I didn't take that many pictures there.

This is a nice overview of some of the slides at the water park.  The weather was great and since it was November, the crowds weren't bad at all!

And the irony: The only time I've ridden a ski lift... was at this water park.  ;)

So... the climax was riding Summit Plummet!  On the left there, you can see the slide, and just for proportion: that guy is super tiny and I didn't even take this picture at the top of the stairs!  It's the third tallest free-fall body slide in the word.  120 feet tall and you go 60mph.  Pure adrenaline.  It goes by so fast and the water pressure is intense.  Well, the whole thing is intense.  Not for the faint in heart, I assure you.  Of course, you end up with shoulder blade slide burn, but that's kind of understandable.
Do me (and yourself) a favor: Google Summit Plummet and look at the pictures and videos on it.  Then come back here and comment to let me know if you would do it.  ;)

On the ferry, sailing over to the Magic Kingdom!

And here at Cinderella's castle!
Let the fun being!

 Ah, this castle is so beautiful.

A Barbershop Quartet entertained us with a few fun songs.

 And then the parades would go by.

Getting ready to board Space Mountain!  Our first roller-coaster ever.

Shiloh won't, Eden and I are ducking because something might be hanging low overheard (how can you be certain when everyhting is in the dark?!), and Jordan...

 ...Well, I'm not exactly sure what his sentiments were.

It was probably our favorite ride, and we rode it a couple times!  Hot tip: The later the evening goes, the faster the ride goes.  ;)

Saddling up for the carousal!


 We met this funny lady on Main Street.  Apparently she runs a dance studio.  She ran into the right family when she found that all of us were dancers!  We even helped her out with the impromptu "Snowflake Dance".

 From Princesses...

To Piratesess!
(Don't mess with us.  We are just--if not more--scary than we look!)

 Eden and Jordan wet after the log ride.

I was able to convince the entire family to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad because the description said it was a very "family-friendly roller coaster".  Well, it turned out to be anything but that description!  It was quite a wild ride for sure.  

We took up the whole boat for It's a Small World.

 Daddy and Mommy making a teacup look cute!

We spun like crazy!

Leaving the Racetrack.

Oh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant!
Shiloh decided to go big this time by flying high instead of cruising down on the bottom (family history joke).

 Eden and the little kids met up with Cinderella.

 Meeting up with her favorite princess, Rapunzel.

We had such a fun time at the Enchanted Tales with Belle play.  Part of the attraction is that audience members can volunteer to be in the play with Belle!
The Supporting Roles of a duster, silverware, saltshaker, and a plate.  Mr. S. had a more major role as one of the guards.  That was pretty hilarious!

All the little characters on this side of the room.

Show time!

Yes, we got it on film.  Check it out HERE.

 Judah was adorable as Maurice, Belle's father.

 Havilah as Mrs. Potts.

Mr. S. guarding the castle.

And then we got to have our picture taken with Belle!  The cast members would intruduce us as "Lady Bethany" or "Madame Shiloh" or "Master Benjamin".  

Shiloh really wanted to ride the Disneyworld's newest ride, The Seven Dwarf's Mine Train, but because so it was a hot attraction, it always had a really long wait.  Right at closing time, Shiloh, Elanee, Eden, and I ran over to the ride and they let us on with the last groups!  We had so much fun singing and yelling together!

 Walking down Main Street.
I took a bunch of pictures of the fireworks and light scenes, so if you want to check out that post, click HERE.

 Family picture on the tram!

Okay, so funny story... the kind lady that took our picture snapped the first one and then told us to do an "Awkward Face".  Because she was Asian and had an accent, she pronounced it "awwaad faaace".  Everyone sat there in confusion for a few seconds, so when she said "come on!  Silly face!" only a few of us got the message.
I guess it's obvious who got the memo.

Although I'm not done with our Florida Trip blog posts yet, this post concludes our time at Disneyworld.  Wow, we had such fun just spending time as a family and enjoying all the attractions at the park.

So... up next... Part 4 of our trip!


Elanee said...

Oh so fun:) such great memories:) I'm still slightly amazed that we actually did the Summit Plummet. The way you described it makes it sound like something I would never do. I think doing it first thing when pretty much no one was at the water park made it much better.

And how fun to see the pictures of your times on different rides. We never did get to the teacup one:(

I just laughed when I saw the picture of you as a pirate. I think you look pretty authentic:)

And what a fun time we had on the Mine Train. Remember how hard we rocked the car we were in. It was hilarious:)

And this reminds me that I still have to do my Disneyworld post on my blog:)

Bethany said...

Ha ha! It certainly was a thrilling ride. :D I also really loved that group tubing one... all of us had so much fun together! :)

YES!!! Rocking that car was so much fun... everyone else on the ride probably thought we were crazy when we were singing "Hi-Ho" along with the music. ;)

I can't wait to see your pictures!

Elizabeth Z. said...

You guys make Disneyland look like a ton of fun!

Bethany said...

Or maybe Disneyworld just makes us look fun. ;)