Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Disney World 2013 - Day Two

 Our second day (October 17) at Disney World began in Animal Kingdom.  We went directly to Expedition Everest where Tom, Collin, Reagan, and I rode the coaster while Grandma stayed with Kate.

That was followed by other rides and the Jungle Trek before we headed to the safari.  The estimated wait time for the safari was forty-five minutes.  That didn't seem too bad, so we decided to wait.
Their estimate was off by a bit and Kate was tired and cranky in the line.  She ended up falling asleep in my arms shortly before we got on the ride.  I'm sure she would have loved it, but unfortunately she slept through the whole thing.  The rest of us enjoyed it.  There were a lot of animals out, and Collin served as our photographer.  He took A LOT of pictures, but I'm only posting a few here.

After the safari, we headed to DinoLand.  Kate was awake and thoroughly enjoyed this ride!

While Tom, Grandma, Collin, and Reagan went on a few big kid rides, Kate and I stood in line for pictures with Goofy and Pluto.

I love the above picture of Kate blowing kisses; it was very sweet.  She was very excited, and not scared at all.

Then Kate and I went to the dino dig area where she enjoyed the little slide,

and she played in the digging area for a VERY long time!

Below you can see that she is taking some of the "sand" and hiding it in her diaper.  Nice.  The next two diaper changes revealed a lot of extra material.

Then we met up with everyone else, and went to Rainforest Cafe for lunch.

In the evening, we had tickets for the Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom.  

I had trouble getting a decent picture of the kids in their costumes, but here they are as the grim reaper, Mulan, and Doc McStuffins.

 I rode Buzz Lightyear with Collin and Kate, and Kate insisted on driving and shooting.  Needless to say, Collin and I did not score many points!!!  But, Kate thought it was great.

 The above picture is Kate on the teacups.  Tom and I took her on, and we did not spin the teacup at all.  Collin and Reagan went in their own teacup where they did quite a bit of spinning!

 Kate really enjoyed It's A Small World!  Here is a very short video of her swaying to the music during the ride (you have to view this from the blog; it can't be seen in the email version of this post):

Above, Grandma and Reagan are enjoying It's a Small World.

The best part about this event is that the park was not as crowded and we were able to go on a lot of rides.  I didn't take pictures of many rides, but we were able to enjoy many of them that night!  Kate really liked Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo in addition to the above rides pictured!  Collin and Reagan also enjoyed the trick or treating, and they saw some of the Halloween parade (that was after Grandma, Kate and I had gone back to the room).

After Grandma, Kate and I rode the monorail back to the hotel, the Doc was out!!!


Sherri said...

Everything about your trip is perfect!! Absolutely perfect!!! We should have just met you guys there. :)

Anonymous said...

Kate makes a super cute Doc! What a neat way to experience Disney!