Finally, In One Place For A Whole Week!
Trip Start Mar 28, 2013
56Trip End Jul 31, 2013
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The day we arrived we spent at the campground checking everything out on our bikes and then hanging out at the pool. They had a great splash pad area with small slides for Clare and a shallow pool she had great fun in. The big pool had a water slide the boys kept going down over and over all day and ok fine, we did too!
We had decided to buy the meal plan while we were in Disney just to make things easier and it was certainly nice to have a break from cooking. We had a great lunch by the pool, then for dinner that night we went to the "Hoop Dee Doo" dinner show which is at Fort Wilderness.
We went to all 4 theme parks over the course of the week which of course the kids loved. Clare especially enjoyed the parades and shows and danced like crazy when she wasn't in awe.
We had some great meals and really enjoyed our character lunch at Tusker House where we were able to meet and have pictures taken with some of the characters. Clare was very nervous at first and for some reason was petrified of Goofy. He is pretty tall! She did get use to the others though and was giving out hugs like usual by the end of our meal.
Teppan Edo at the Japan pavilion was another favorite where chefs cook traditional meals right at your table. We don't think Clare blinked the whole meal. We need that chef at home!
Sci-Fi Diner was really fun too. It is set up like a drive-in from the 50's where each family eats in a "car". It was probably the only place we ate that was relatively quiet as all the kids in the restaurant were watching the movie.
We had quite a few late nights staying up to watch fireworks or parades but everyone managed pretty well. Shockingly, Aimee usually has a schedule at Disney that we follow, but with 3 little ones we really just tried to go with the flow (kind of like our theme for this whole trip) and slept in if we needed to or passed on rides we didn't think anyone would care about.
A great memory already is when we arrived home late from Magic Kingdom and casually asked the boys to put their clothes in the hamper and put on their bathing suits. It took them a minute to click in then jumped for joy when they figured out we were going for a midnight swim. The pool was almost empty and they thought it was so cool swimming under the stars. We paid the price a bit the next day with Clare but she and Aimee had an early dinner on their own and she was in bed mighty early that night!
Disney is always a fun place but is usually pretty hard to leave. This time we all waved good bye easily as we knew we were going to Disneyland when we were in California in a month!