Saturday, February 8, 2014

Disneyphiles

A few weeks ago we spent a long weekend at Disneyworld! Have I mentioned how awesome it is to live in Florida? We last did Disney in August with the Brimhalls and Almeidas. At the time Disney had a sale for Florida residents where if you bought two days you got a third day free, and could buy a fourth day for only $20. The tickets were good for six months, so we went ahead and bought four days. That meant this trip our admission tickets were already paid for (and only cost $20); plus our hotel was free (with an annoying timeshare presentation), so all said it was a super cheap trip!

The weather was pretty cold, but luckily we knew that ahead of time and packed accordingly. The other downer was that it was really really crowded. But since we get to go fairly often (this was Levi J's fourth trip!), we didn't feel too bad about taking the day slowly and only doing the great rides once.

We had a really nice time. Levi J went bonkers for Buzz Lightyear, so we bought him the toy and the two have been inseparable since. The toy is actually pretty awesome; it's *exactly* like the movie toy, down to the "Andy" on the bottom of his foot, karate chop action, and the helmet that does that whoosh thing! We rode the Buzz ride AND the Woody ride, and even met Buzz.

We went to Magic Kingdom on Friday and Hollywood Studios on Saturday. Hollywood Studios is my favorite park, and it was the first time Levi J had been there. He loved it! He adored the Muppets movie, was in awe at the Jedi training (complete with stormtroopers and Darth Vader), and had his little mind blown at the Indiana Jones show, stunt car show, and Fantasmic water and light show.

This was the first time we got to try Disney's new fast pass system. In the past you've had to get the fast pass for a ride at the ride itself, which meant you had to run around the park collecting fast passes and then go back again later to ride the ride. This time, you could go to a kiosk and get fast passes for three rides right there. It saved a lot of time and hassle. Genius! Disney always amazes me with its innovation.

Also amazing: we got a free hot dog! Haha! We were sitting down eating our pb&js when a Disney worker just brought us a chili dog and said it was "from Mickey." How funny is that?


Big Levi was never much of a 
Disney-fanatic, but now that the little Levi loves it so much, he's totally changed his tune. 
Zipadee-do-da!

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