There were times when I did feel like the Griswalds in Vacation! It was a great trip, and the kids were much better than I expected. Yeah, it was hot, but not as miserable as I had anticipated. And, yes, it was crowded, but the only time you had to really deal with swarms of people was during/after parades & fireworks shows. We didn't lose anybody!! That was what I was most afraid of. Having Mom come with us was the best thing we decided to do. Having another adult was a lifesaver! I think she had a pretty good time too. :)
We stayed at the Pop Century Resort (one of the value resorts). It wasn't luxurious but plenty nice. The rooms were small, like a standard motel room, but we didn't spend much time there anyway! The pools were great and the decor really appealled to the kids. The food court had lots of choices and the food was very yummy!
DAY ONE--The hotel and Magic Kingdom
Our rooms were in the "70's" section, and this giant Mickey Mouse phone was right around the corner from our rooms.
What other place but Disney would pay tribute to the Big Wheel and Fooz Ball??
We made it! Main Street U.S.A.!!
Rebecca was a little frightened by the Snow White ride. Afterwards, she was presented with a "Certificate for Bravery" signed by Snow White and all the dwarves, along with a jewel.
The boys are going to love this picture some day. :) Here they are checking out the workings of Minnie Mouse's kitchen!
No trip to an amusement park would be complete without a ride on the carousel!
Rebecca meets Cinderella. She was fascinated by the princesses' beautiful gowns, but she was more interested in what kind of shoes they were wearing. This girl loves shoes!