19 April 2011

Disney Part 1

We left for FL late Friday afternoon and hit horrible Spring Break traffic just about 25 minutes south of ATL.  It easily took us 1 hr to travel 5-8 miles.  I was not looking forward to the drive.  Anyhow, we were going to stop around 10-11 pm and get a hotel and then finish the drive in the morning.  Well, I guess everyone else had the same idea and we ended up driving all the way to Orlando and finding a hotel room there - at 3:30 am.  Note to self and everyone else - don't do what we did.  Stop sooner.  Lane and I only ended up getting about 5 hrs of sleep that night.  The kids however fell asleep sometime between 9 and 10 pm and woke up perfectly refreshed.

During our week at Disney we stayed at Bay.Lake.Tower.  It's one of the Disney Vacation Club resorts.  We rented someone's points for our stay.  It worked out cheaper this way to stay there than it would've to get a regular hotel room at one of the Disney resorts.  Plus we had a small kitchenette and a fabulous view of the Magic Kingd0m.  This was the view from our room.
Our first full day was spent at Magic Kingd0m.  We took it easy that day.  We actually went to the park late morning because Emi decided she was going to make up a code for the in-room safe and lock it shut.  So we had to wait for someone to come and take care of it so we could use it.  We had planned on starting our morning earlier.   Not much to tell about that day so I'll show you the photos.

Our 2nd day was spent at H0llywood Studios.  We had fun but it was a hot day that day.  The park was not all that busy which surprised me.  I'm glad it was on the quieter side.  We didn't have much of a wait for anything except for ToyStoryMania which we ended up not riding.  Oh well.  It's not going anywhere and will be there the next time.  We got to see a few things we haven't seen in awhile or ever.  We ended up leaving the park around 4:30ish to make a dinner reservation.  Here's the day in photos.

Well, that's part 1 of our trip.  Should have the next installment up either tomorrow or Thurs.  Looking at all these photos again makes me wish I were still there.  Can't wait for our next vacation which won't happen until July when Lane and I have an adults only trip.


  1. I love how you skip over Emi locking the safe :) That sounds like a fun thing after only a few hours sleep and a long drive!

  2. Love the photos! I can't believe you couldn't find a hotel on the way to Orlando! Wow!

    Can't wait for the next post. :D


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