Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Disney

Sunday we started at Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM).
Each park has something that symbolizes it--a castle for Magic Kingdom, the Spaceship Earth ball for Epcot, the tree for Animal Kingdom and the Sorcerer's hat for H.S.
Waiting in line at the Toy Story ride.
Strapped to Sid's rocket. This was in a building across the street from the Toy Story ride. We waited in this building a long time to get pictures with Woody and Buzz.

So we amused ourselves while we waited.
Oh the drama of it all!
Did I mention drama?
And finally the picture. Rick and I bought these shirts in '07 when we were at Disney. The girls bought theirs on the November trip. Adam didn't buy one. We had brought Woody and Buzz costumes for the twins that we got after Halloween marked down. They would have looked so cute. BUT. We were dealing with so many behavior issues that we decided they didn't need to be getting tons of attention from strangers telling them how cute they were while they were in the middle of pout fits or defiance. Maybe next time. I know it will be cute.
Love this movie. And Toy Story too.
The hen house from the Hannah Montana movie.

Rick's group left from Hollywood Studios for home, the rest of us went over to Magic Kingdom, but we didn't really do that much. Everything was crowded. One of our favorite rides--Thunder Mountain Railway is closed for renovations until the end of May. We rode about 4 rides and then drove about an hour toward home and stopped for the night.

There are a lot of good Disney movies but I think my favorites are the Toy Story movies, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Monsters. I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

Just random--Rick, Tyler, Jessica and I went to Tokyo Disney July 92. We went to Euro Disney in France around '97. And now all the kids have been to Disney in Orlando, but only Rick has been to the one in CA. How about you? Which Disney do you go to? (if any)


Hevel Cohen said...

I worked briefly at Disney (not the park, the company) in California and I lived about 10 minutes away from Disneyland. I went a few times, but I think I'm not a real theme park person. I took the kids to Disney in Paris once and plan to do it again in the summer, before one more of my boys will start his military service.

Karen said...

Oh, gosh, Kathy, I haven't been to Disney in about 3 years. Only when my grandkids come down. :P But I love all the fantasy and imagination. Say, you weren't too far from me-only an 1 1/2 hours away. :)

One Crowded House said...

We have never been able to afford a trip to Disney- however, we are hoping to be able to do it before our oldest graduates high school.
(we would have travel expenses and hotel stays)

Kathy C. said...

Hevel--I wouldn't go if I didn't have kids. But it's fun to share the experience with them.

Karen-Great place to take Grandkids. I like that there's stuff for all ages.

OCH-I do hear you! I spent over $2,000 on our FL annual passes!! (I got a book contract or we wouldn't be doing it) We are about 6 1/2 hours so long drive (not as long as you) and hotel but the good thing is that you can take in your own food and drinks. That helps a lot.

megan said...

Heather and Shane have been to the one in California and Josh to the one in Florida on band trips. Heather went to the one in Florida on her honeymoom. Bry was there when they were building Epcot. Even my dad was there this year for the first time ever. I've never been. Maybe when we have grandkids I'll have a reason to go.