Category Archives: Disney

A Perfectly Princess Day at Epcot

Perfectly Princess Day
Photo-A-Day #1997

Today Allison, Eva and I went to Epcot with Mimi and Grandpa Dano. We met up with Auntie Mo and the six of us went to Akershus in Norway for a Princess Breakfast. This was a great character breakfast because Eva got to meet five princesses and we got not only one but two sets of photos from our visit. No other breakfast that we went to had that option. Each of the other ones made you pay for the photo. The food however was not the best and there was very little in the way of selection. But we weren’t really there to have a gourmet meal, we were there because the princesses were there.

After our breakfast we stopped by the Character spot and got Eva signatures from Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy (the big 5) and from there went to my favorite attraction, Journey into Imagination. I liked the old one better but this new one with Eric Idle isn’t bad. We introduced Eva to Figment. I don’t think she was that impressed. I started my new collection with my first Disney Racer, the Figment car. Auntie Mo got Eva a pin and then we headed over to The Land for the Circle of Life movie and the Boat ride and also to get Soaring Fast Passes.

We finished up at the Land and had an hour before our Soaring FastPasses were any good so we went over to the Seas (used to be called the Living Seas) and did the Nemo ride and also turtle Talk with Crush, that was cute. Mimi and Grandpa Dano stayed with Eva while Allison, Mo and I went back to The Land for Soaring. I don’t know about you but I can’t enjoy that ride if I am on the bottom or second tier because I just see people’s feet and it takes me right out of the movie.

After Soaring we caught back up with Mimi and Grandpa Dano, went over to Innoventions and played a game with Eva then did some gift shopping, had a snack and said goodbye to Mimi and Grandpa Dano. Then Allison, Eva, Mo and I went on Spaceship Earth. After that ride we said goodbye to Auntie Mo, too. Eva fell asleep.

It was back down to Allison, Eva and I so we ventured around the World Showcase. We met Princess Aurora (3rd time) and Mary Poppins and Marie from the Aristocats. We had dinner at the quick service Mexican restaurant and then did the ride in Mexico and headed for our hotel.

Talking with the Animals at Tusker House

Tusket House
Photo-A-Day #1996

Today Allison, Eva and I went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We were joined by Mimi and Grandpa Dano as well as with Auntie Mo. We drove over this morning and went right to the Safari Ride. We were able to see many of the Giraffes and other animals because it was very early in the morning and they had just eaten. I was able to get a few decent photos but those jeeps bounce all over the place and my DSLR is just not fast enough. I was also on the wrong side for best viewing, I seem to always do that.

After our safari ride I checked us in to the Tusker House for a Character Breakfast. We were lucky and they accommodated Mimi and Grandpa Dano too so we could all eat there. The host of this breakfast was Donald Duck and he brought along Goofy, Daisy and Mickey Mouse. Eva was excited to see Mickey again. I think she is most excited to see Mickey out of all the characters including the Princesses.

We caught up with Auntie Mo after breakfast and then went to see the Lion King show as well as the Little Nemo one. Eva feel asleep during Nemo. Before that however, we went on the flying Triceratops. Eva also got her photo taken with Goofy and Pluto. Allison, Mo and I went to see It’s Tough to be a Bug and then watched the parade as a family. We made one more loop around the park and then headed for the hotel.

Animal Kingdom Park closes early and that made it perfect for us to go back and relax at the pool. After we had done all the swimming that we wanted to do we had some dinner. Using the Disney Dining plan we were able to get two pizzas and desserts as well as drinks for everyone. We sat out by the pool and talked and had fun, it was very relaxing. Eva was going to go back with Mimi and Grandpa Dano tonight but I guess she missed us because she decided to stay at our hotel.