Monday, February 20, 2012

Florida getaway

We may have just taken the perfect family vacation.  I don't know that another trip can match it.  (Not that I'm going to stop trying.)

After watching Disney on Ice and catching Disney fever, I started planning a quick getaway to Florida.  I feel like the girls are at such fun ages for it and I didn't want to miss the window of opportunity for them to get caught up in the magic of Disney World.

I'm SO grateful that Andrew was up for my crazy adventure.  It was a whirlwind and we hardly stopped for the three days that we were down there.  It was absolutely exhausting and SO MUCH FUN.

We spent a day at the newly-opened Legoland Florida, 

 a day at the Magic Kingdom,

and a day at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

The weather was gorgeous.  Two of the days were perfect--in the 80's and beautifully sunny.  We were sprinkled with rain showers off and on throughout our day at Magic Kingdom, but nothing too bad.  And we rarely had to wait in line for more than half an hour.  (Four times during all three days!)  It. was. awesome.

Here are some of our favorite memories...


 *Riding Cinderella's Golden Carousel

 *Meeting the people--especially Winnie the Pooh

*Sticking her head in the Lego lion's mouth

*Watching Philharmagic


*Getting to meet all the characters--especially Mickey Mouse

*Riding Toy Story Mania

 *Watching Fantasmic

*Riding The Dragon at Legoland


*Walking through Miniland at Legoland

*Space Mountain

*Rock 'n Rollercoaster

*Tower of Terror


 *Taking in the whole environment of Legoland--SO cool.

*Watching the nighttime show at Magic Kingdom where they lit up the castle in crazy colors

*Being able to ride fun and scary rides WITH Brandon.  Yes!!

*Seeing how well Care Bear did on Toy Story Mania and how much she loved it.

 *Watching Whitney have a blast during the line for Winnie the Pooh's ride

 and on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playset.  
She enjoyed the rides,
 but seemed to have just as much fun off the rides.


*Watching the girls meet the princesses

*Watching Andrea and Brandon ride the Technic roller coaster at Legoland

*Watching The Little Mermaid show with the girls

*Watching Philharmagic


  1. How fun!! I loved Disney World and would love to go back. Kids are young for such a short time!

  2. So fun! This is making me wish we had planned a trip to go this year as well.

  3. Looks like a blast! Love's magical at ANY age in my opinion.

  4. Fun fun fun! I'm so excited that they have a Legoland in Florida now, we will HAVE to check it out.

  5. Do you like Disneyworld or Disneyland better? You're making me get Disney fever!

  6. What a perfect family vacation! Disney does it up just right. Glad you had such a great trip.

  7. I think everybody becomes the same age in places like this.
    Glad you had a great getaway.
    Thanks for sharing.