10 Adventures from Our Magical Vacation

I kind of left you guys hanging, I feel.  I shared after I got back from vacation that I had taken a vacation.  But, then I took the holidays off the blogs and I never shared about the vacation.  Top Ten Tuesday seemed like the perfect opportunity to share just ten of our big adventures from our early December vacation.

10 Adventures from Our Magical Vacation

1. We ate breakfast in a castle with princesses.

cinderella's royal table

2. We whizzed through the darkest regions of space on a small ship driven by a droid who had no idea what he was doing.  It was even worse when we found out that the ship was carrying a Rebel spy!  (We didn’t learn from our error in judgement to board the ship, and we then did it five more times.  Silly us!)

3. We hopped aboard a run away train in the old west in a place called Big Thunder Mountain.  (This, we also somehow managed to foolishly do six times.)

4. After a long day, Jack became a Beast.  But, despite that, he still managed to dance with a certain beauty named Belle.

our magical vacation

5. Ended up not being tipped off by the eerie exterior of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, and unfortunately ended up on an ill-fated elevator ride.

6. We met an alien (experiment 626) who was very wild.  I think he tried to take down Noah.

Noah and Stitch

7. We walked our way around the world in only about an hour, and that was even with sight seeing (and eating a snack in France).

8. We took a jungle cruise with a hilarious captain.  Well, unless he apparently lost his mind and decided to make our eight year old Molly the new captain.

our jungle cruise captain

9. We learned about car design, designed our own, and then took a test drive through various conditions (including a banked 60+ MPH ride in an open topped car).

designing a car on test track

10. Molly had her hair and make up done by a Fairy Godmother-in-Training.

at the bibbidi bobbidi boutique

Oh yeah, it was an adventure filled eight days (that I saved up business money for all year long so that I could pay for our trip myself!).

And, yes, I know we just went to Disney World last year too.  (But Eric only got to go for two days last year, so we knew we wanted him there the whole time this time around.)

Know what?  I would go again next year, if I thought I could get away with it too.

Oops…I did forget one thing!  In all the magical moments, the kids may have found one less than magical moment.  Of course, magical is all pretty subjective, isn’t it?

A kiss at Disney World



  1. says

    Oh. Happy. Day.

    It’s been over a year since we’ve been to Disney. (Like a year and a month, but who’s counting?) And I am ITCHING to go back.

    You’re so fun, Angie!

    • says

      I think that you were there right before we went last time. That means you’re due for a trip, right? LOL I would love to go again this year, but I’m thinking that I should probably save up money to put toward bills instead of a vacation. ;) So, I’m going to guess you’ll be headed back before I go again.

      The picture of Jack with Belle was in the new Enchanted Tales with Belle. That was pretty sweet. :)

  2. says

    Looks like so much fun! We always had a magical time too, when we have gone to Disneyland. It really is a great place to forget about the day to day and spend time with our kids. Some very fun moments captured in the photos, too! Thanks for sharing them.

    • says

      I think that’s one of my favorite things about it, Stephanie. It’s just a time to have fun and focus on being with family. It’s hard to do that out in the “real world” (per se).

  3. says

    We were there over Christmas – actually two days at the parks and then on the cruise for Christmas. It was SO AMAZING. We do go every year, and aren’t embarrassed about it at all. We scrimp and save just so we can have a few days of being treated like the prince and princesses we are. SO MANY awesome family memories revolve around Disney. It’s truly magical.

    • says

      I think you were there right before we were. Or, maybe you were there when we were – now I can’t remember. But, I saw your pictures, so I must not have been in the parks right then. I ran us around like crazy. The kids were so tired. ;)

  4. says

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! I’ve been to Disney World a few times but not since my son was born. He’s 8 now, so I think we should plan a visit pretty soon.

    Thanks for hosting this! It’s my first time to link up, although I have seen your blog before and enjoyed other posts.

  5. says

    Love! We’re going back in March and I’m already counting down days. Love the princess character meal in Epcot (we’re doing lunch, again). Finding that one (opposed to the Royal Table one) was a total score for us. And we would go EVERY year if we could. (And we’ll easily go more than once a year during our time in Florida . . . taking full advantage of having resident passes and being driving distance. As soon as we leave I start thinking of our next visit. I’m worse than the kids!)

    • says

      Maybe we’ll have to try the one in EPCOT next time. Molly really loved eating at the castle, but the food was pretty darn fancy for kids fare. (Well, her food wasn’t, but the boys ordered off the adult menu, so that made it interesting.)

      • Valerie @ Momma in Progress says

        The other advantage is the EPCOT one is only dining plan meal, whereas I think the RC one double counts ?