Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Quick Disney Trip in December

Bradley, Chris and I headed back to Disney World in December. This time we decided to stay for just a few days and only visit one park- Epcot (since just a few months earlier we had visited just Magic Kingdom).

A few weeks before we left, we received our Magic Bands in the mail:
We wore these the entire time we stayed on property. It opens your hotel door, acts as a charge card and a Fast Pass ticket (among other things).

Bradley was very excited:
On our day in Epcot, we took it slow and tried to focus on enjoying things from the eyes of a toddler. This meant a lot of time in the amazing (and HUGE) aquarium (at The Seas with Nemo and Friends):
Bradley LOVED looking at all of the fish!
Later, I left Chris and Bradley to enjoy Innoventions (a large indoor area with exhibits/activities that are sponsored by various companies and change through the years) while I grabbed a coffee (at the NEW Starbucks). Any guesses where I found them?

Playing a game about saving money, of course!
There's Bradley holding a piggy bank. He and Chris were doing various activities that teach kids about saving money for a pre-chosen goal (Chris er... Bradley chose "saving for college").

Bradley took the game very seriously:
And was very excited when he met his goal!
Later we visited Mickey Mouse (Bradley was still shy, but much better than the last visit):

and got Bradley a Viking Hat (that matches his dad's!)

He also enjoyed the activities in the Imagination Pavilion:
And our little trooper stayed up late enough to watch the fireworks!

(Though I'm not sure he enjoyed them):

On our "non park" days, we ate brunch at 1900 Park Fare, which is located at the Grand Floridian. We enjoyed seeing our favorite door greeter,
took some photos by the tree,
and met Alice!

(who Bradley adored).

We stayed at the Boardwalk Villas and loved our room-- it was right off of the quiet pool and kids "rec room" area. At night we simply walked out of our patio door and were able to roast marshmallows:

and Bradley LOVED swimming during the day:

Of course the "loud" pool wasn't far and although the clown slide is CREEPY in photos:
It's really not so bad in person. Here I am coming out of the clown slide:
Bradley loved his pool time!

Later we enjoyed walking around the boardwalk:
And shopping:
It was a wonderful quick trip!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're back to blogging! These are great photos. If anyone can show a toddler a good time at Epcot, it's YOU.