Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ringing in The New Year

So....... I've been thinking.  How about New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World??!!

Sound super fun to my boys and me but the Mr. is not down with it.

Jeez, just because our October trip had about 50,000 people per park per second he's says he's out.  indefinitely.   And I would say that New Year's Eve might be rather cozy with another 50,000 people or so.....

But, I've never seen the pretty Christmas lights!!   Hmmmm, I will have to ponder upon this and come up with a master plan.  Cause this gal has an annual pass burning a hole in her pocket..... 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Inherited Tomfoolery or Buffoonery

Inherited Tomfoolery or Buffoonery

More Tomfoolery,   And in all honesty looking at these there might be more of a hereditary issue than I realized.  Sorry Fella's!!

I Don't Do Christmas Cards

I quit sending Christmas cards quite a while back.   I mean, c'mon stamps are pricey and I text with these people all year long....Bah Humbug.

But, if I had to send one this would be it:   Because it makes me laugh like crazy.  And we look like the Jetsons.

My Boys Are Bufoons

Just recently had time to sit down and go through all of our vacation pics.  You know, the ones that you delete half of when you realize the chubby one is yourself....lol  

Anyhoo,  upon looking closer I realize my rather quiet 14 year old is quite the prankster.  Every picture that he was on a ride (Disney World)  he pretended to be asleep.  How on earth he knew where all the cameras were I'll never know.  Maybe it's because we've been there 4,316 times......

Sunday, November 10, 2013

From 1971

From 1500 employees to over 60,000 today.  Pretty cool Disney World.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Year Round Entertainment

Even though I have been back from Disney World a couple of weeks I'm ready to go back.

Usually, when I come home I'm good for about 6 months before the urge to head south gets me.  Not now.  Maybe it's the 35 degree weather I woke up to this morning.  But, I could easily hop in my car head 75 south for about 7-8 hours and be in sunshine magic land.

It's hard when you have all the Disney apps, Orlando Sentinel app, and all the fun updates that are going on in and around Disney World.

It's surprising to me all the great events that go on year round there.

There are local festivals in the communities and surrounding areas throughout the Orlando area.

It makes me want to explore outside the parks just a little.  Gasp.  I know.  

Plus, even Disney World has things going on all year.  The Christmas parades, parties and events are already getting in the swing.  Then before you know it there are all of the marathons, 5k's etc starting in Jan and Feb. Those book up very early!!   Baseball Spring Training is a personal favorite at The ESPN Wide World of Sports. 

Downtown Disney has a variety of entertainment all year.  You can find some great musical delights at almost anytime just walking around. Plus, we actually bowled at the phenomenal bowling alley at Downtown Disney and had a blast.

So,  maybe think outside of Space Mountain once and a while.  You might catch something you would have missed!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crowded? Stop and Smell Roses

Oh to be back.  Back to my private non-reality laden beloved Disney World.   Being back is well,  being back.   School, early morning alarms, (which I don't mind early morning alarms, it's the getting up and having to go somewhere that's annoying...)

It's ok.  I have my warm memories.   Like I said even though this past Fall Break was crowded if you knew what you were doing it was doable.  

We didn't miss not one attraction that was on our "list".   In fact, we took so many back ways and short cuts that we found some great out of the way stop and smell the roses kind of places.

For instance,  at Epcot beyond the France pavilion are the boats that will take you to other resorts and Hollywood Studios which was our destination.  A lovely uncrowded boat ride down canals was quite relaxing.  Not sure if the masses know that the boats are there but there was certainly no crowd.
It's also a great way to get a glimpse of other resorts such as Boardwalk Villas and Beach Club Resort.