Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Navagating Disney...

I had some comments on the Disney Blog recently about how to go about planning for a trip down to the Parks. Disney World can certainly be overwhelming to anyone visiting here, it is that big!

We were lucky in that Shelley was our personal tour guide, and she arranged and planned everything for us for the past 3 years now that we have visited Disney! She could sell her services!

Here are a couple tricks that she uses when planning trips to Disney.

If you plan on staying right on the Disney Grounds, as we did, you can take advantage of bundling. When you buy your Admission Tickets, make your Hotel Arrangements at the same time. They will send you all kinds of coupons that are worth a lot of money. For example, we all got coupons for a free round of Mini Golf that we did on Tuesday. This Golf cost $14.00 each to play, so instantly you save $28.00 a couple. We also had coupons to get into Disney Quest, which is a huge arcade. It cost $45.00 each to get in here, but we got in free with our coupons. There are many other coupons available.

Next when you plan to come, have a good idea of what you want to do, where you want to go, and what you want to see. With all this in mind, you can now plan for your day. You get 3 Fast Passes each for the Park. They allow you to move right to the front of the line for any of the big rides or attractions. You get a 1 hour window to use your fast pass. Shelley had ours all planned in advance, and they are loaded onto your Disney Magic Band.

We got to the Park right at the 8:00 a.m. opening, and were able to get on a number of the big attractions easily with only a few people in the Park at that time. It usually gets real busy later in the day. We were able to have a real good flow to the whole day, properly using our 3 fast passes, even with a large crowd in the Park. It is all in the planning!

Another beautiful day here in Florida... took live easy today enjoying the nice weather. We went out for our local Family Dinner tonight at a nice local restaurant... 28 people showed up from our neighbourhood! Just keeping the local economy going!

Had a great time!

Till tomorrow...

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Magic Kingdom comes alive...

Judy and I are back in Frostproof tonight, after leaving Disney World just after lunch this afternoon. What a fantastic trip with had visiting Mickey, and Garry and Shelley! We had a blast!

We spent all of yesterday, from 8:00 a.m. until about 10:30 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom, only coming back to our Resort for Dinner and refreshments in the later part of the afternoon.

Of course we started the day off at the Magic Kingdom by having our own personal audience with non other than Mickey Mouse. Mickey was in fine form, and if your are not aware, as I was not aware...Mickey now talks! This is a recent event, and we had a great time conversing with him.

We enjoyed a terrific day at the Park, under the most ideal weather conditions you could dream up! Perfect!

Of course we rode the "It's a Small World, Afterall..." ride, and ended up with that crazy song stuck in our heads for the day! Above is our "selfie"...

It is an iconic ride that never seems to get old...

We took in the show at "The Hall of Presidents!" This was very well done, with each U.S. President introduced to you...

We stay in Polk County, Florida, and it was nice to meet James Polk!

We rode the Walt Disney World Railway, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, went in The Haunted Mountain, cruised The Jungle Cruise, took the Peter Pan Flight, road the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, got wet on Splash Mountain, were amazed at Stitch's Great Escape, laughed at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and rode the People Mover! Whew... now you know why I am tired tonight!

I took a whole bunch of pictures, and some neat videos, and I am sure most readers have been there, and done all that, but what the heck, I am just going to post them all radomly here, and you can pick and choose, or just plain ignore them and carry on!

We went back to the Park after dinner, and I really enjoyed the evening light parade, which I will post pictures of, and the fireworks display was simply amazing. They also now do an unbelievable laser light projection right on the Magic Castle as a backdrop that I simply cannot explain to you how it works, but you just have to go and see it.

Anyways, enjoy the pics and videos....make up any titles or comments yourself.

 

Whew... there you go, if you are still with me after that....

Till tomorrow...

(oh, just want to thank Garry and Shelley once more for all the hospitality they showed us over the past couple day...you go above and beyond, and just like Walt Disney, you do nothing small! Have a safe trip back up to Ontario!)

 

The Magic Kingdom comes alive...

Judy and I are back in Frostproof tonight, after leaving Disney World just after lunch this afternoon. What a fantastic trip with had visiting Mickey, and Garry and Shelley! We had a blast!

We spent all of yesterday, from 8:00 a.m. until about 10:30 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom, only coming back to our Resort for Dinner and refreshments in the later part of the afternoon.

Of course we started the day off at the Magic Kingdom by having our own personal audience with non other than Mickey Mouse. Mickey was in fine form, and if your are not aware, as I was not aware...Mickey now talks! This is a recent event, and we had a great time conversing with him.

We enjoyed a terrific day at the Park, under the most ideal weather conditions you could dream up! Perfect!

Of course we rode the "It's a Small World, Afterall..." ride, and ended up with that crazy song stuck in our heads for the day! Above is our "selfie"...

It is an iconic ride that never seems to get old...

We took in the show at "The Hall of Presidents!" This was very well done, with each U.S. President introduced to you...

We stay in Polk County, Florida, and it was nice to meet James Polk!

We rode the Walt Disney World Railway, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, went in The Haunted Mountain, cruised The Jungle Cruise, took the Peter Pan Flight, road the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, got wet on Splash Mountain, were amazed at Stitch's Great Escape, laughed at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and rode the People Mover! Whew... now you know why I am tired tonight!

I took a whole bunch of pictures, and some neat videos, and I am sure most readers have been there, and done all that, but what the heck, I am just going to post them all radomly here, and you can pick and choose, or just plain ignore them and carry on!

We went back to the Park after dinner, and I really enjoyed the evening light parade, which I will post pictures of, and the fireworks display was simply amazing. They also now do an unbelievable laser light projection right on the Magic Castle as a backdrop that I simply cannot explain to you how it works, but you just have to go and see it.

Anyways, enjoy the pics and videos....make up any titles or comments yourself.

 

Whew... there you go, if you are still with me after that....

Till tomorrow...

(oh, just want to thank Garry and Shelley once more for all the hospitality they showed us over the past couple day...you go above and beyond, and just like Walt Disney, you do nothing small! Have a safe trip back up to Ontairo!)