Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Orlando - Walt Disney World

Jason and I flew to his family home in Orlando, Florida for Labor Day weekend. We had a super busy weekend with all sorts of events planned! Before we could do anything else, though, we explored three parks at Walt Disney World in nine hours with Grandma Joyce! We expected the parks to be jam packed on the Thursday of Labor Day Weekend - were we ever surprised! Both Jason and Grandma said they had NEVER seen the parks this empty before! Granted, we did have the advantage of Grandma needing a wheelchair for the day - she's super duper active but is currently wearing a little "shoe" on her left foot while it heals. She didn't want to aggravate it by walking on it all day, so we reaped the advantages of her wheelchair. The longest line we waited in all day (when we HAD to wait in line) was probably 20 minutes for Space Mountain. Other than that we flew through Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom in nine hours. That's unbelievable!

I had only been to the parks one time before, with my high school choir, and this was a totally different experience!

Unfortunately I woke up sick on Tuesday morning, and was still sick when we flew all night on Wednesday night. When we got in on Thursday morning, we went back to sleep for another four hours, which was awesome. I took medication on the way to the parks, and felt like a zombie throughout Hollywood Studios, only starting to feel better when we stopped at Chik-Fil-A for lunch. Aside from time with Grandma Joyce and Jason, I'd say that my favorite parts of the day were the rides I'd never been on before: Rockin' Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios and Test Track at Epcot. Also, Jason and I had a blast putting ourselves in a video game at Epcot - you can play it online by clicking this link!

Thank you, Bob, for letting us play in the parks for the day, and thank you Jason and Grandma for being willing to play in the heat and humidity all day!

Check out some of my photos from our Disney day!

Grandma Joyce's Little Shoe.

Self portrait at Hollywood Studios!

Grandma Joyce and I at Epcot!


Sadly, this photo is totally out of focus - I LOVE IT!

A little bit more serious and a lot more in focus. Look how sweaty Jason is!

On the ferry, headed back across the lake from Magic Kingdom to the parking lot and Grandma's Car!


  1. SOOOOO Fun! I want to go. Poor you guys in that nasty heat and humidity but it's so great that you flew through the parks! Can't wait to hear more about it :)

  2. =) Looks like you had a blast. I L-O-V-E the pose in the blurry pic. You guys look so "cool." lol

  3. Looks like you guys had a blast! Glad you were feeling well enough to enjoy it.