Sunday, November 6, 2011

Disney Trip report

Arrived on Thursday night to the Hilton Disney Resort - beautiful hotel with buses running to and from all Disney parks every 1/2 hour or so included in your room rate. We walk in the hotel and as we are checking in, we find out it is RICHARD HATCH from Battlestar Galactica checking in in front of us - apparently there is a small SciFy convention scheduled at the hotel this weekend! YAY! So Katherine and I get our pics taken w Richard Hatch!!! Of course we had to ask him for a pic....

So we get settled into our room - we were upgraded to a Jr Suite and they brought us a fridge :) and were ready for the next day....

Which was MAGIC KINGDOM!!!! I love MK!!! We had a great day at the park - there was rain off and on most of the day but it was just a light sprinkle/slight drizzle so it wasn't bad, didn't break out the rain ponchos til about 4pm and the park traffic was slow.  Michael (Katherine's 6 yr old grandson) had a fabulous time and even rode Space Mountain twice!

Michael loved everything until the parade - he wasn't a big fan of it since the characters wanted us to dance with them.  The park closed at 7 to the public for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party - our tickets werent til Sunday so it was back to the hotel for hot dog dinners and this....

AHHHHH! Perfect end to the day!


Headed to Hollywood Studios - had a wonderful time! We loved the StarWars ride, Tower of Terror and Aerosmith Coaster (didn't do ToyStory because of the 80 minute line). My Disney favorite has ALWAYS been the Teacup Ride until we saw Fantasmic - I have a new favorite!!! I ♥ it!!!

We got back to the hotel that night and I left Kathrine and Michael in the room and headed to the hot tub where I spent 2 hours laughing at (or maybe it was WITH) the Trekkies....they were hilariously obsessed with several different sci-fy shows - several of which I had never heard). It reminded me of and old SNL episode where William Shatner was making fun of of the groupies - they really were a bit out there. I guess the dudes who play on the newer Star Trek - Picard and Ryker were there but I hadn't seen them - probably hiding from the strange groupies!!!


I slept in and let Katherine take Michael to Epcot by herself (sorry, I'm not used to 24/7 w small children who are not related and I needed a break!!!!) I slept late (til 11), had a lazy brunch and hit the pool for an hour before they came back. Then we got ready to go to Magic Kingdom for our Not So Scary Halloween Party - which was FUN FUN FUN!!!! We didn't do much trick or treating, watched the Villians show, saw the parade and fireworks, wandered through the park and road the Pirates of the Caribean ride a few times. Michael started the day as a young Harry Potter but his grandma bought him a Jack Sparrow outfit so he changed costumes mid-stream. We did wait in line for about an hour for pictures of Jack Sparrow and rode the magic carpet ride, saw Aladin and Abou and tons of characters!

Pouring down rain so we stayed in for the morning, Katherine and Michael went back to Hollywood Studios late in the afternoon when the rain cleared,while I lounged in the hot tub and packed, we were getting picked up at 7:45 the next morning so I enjoyed my own kind of vacation the last day in Orlando.


  1. Sounds like you had a " great" time I want to take Kenedi to disney i think she would eat up the princess thing lol

  2. Sounds and looks like you all had a fantastic time!! Some day I will be visiting there!! Thanks for sharing your fun times!!