Mickey Land

At the end of May, we took Sienna out of school for 3 days and headed down to DisneyWorld for 7 days. It was actually Yves’ idea to take her as I was willing to wait a couple more years! I booked a package via Jetblue and stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages, a condo/timeshare place. I wanted to get a place with a kitchen and separate bedroom and as long as you don’t answer the phone, you don’t get hassled about joining the timeshare. The place was really big! Had 3 pools and the one by our building had a slide and a pirate ship. Lots of fun.
We got a 3 day park pass so the first day we went to the Magic Kingdom. HOT! It was in the 90’s. Via my former boss, we signed up for a site called touringplans.com. It tells you how many people are going to be at the park on any given day. They also have plans on which rides to go on and in what order. We followed a plan somewhat in the beginning. And they were spot on when it said to go to Space Mountain first. Sienna LOVED that ride! As soon as it stopped, she asked if we could go on again! We did a few other rides and then met the newest “Princess” Merida from the movie Brave and learned some archery.
but the heat really took a toll on us. Everyone wanted to leave before it was even noon!! I rallied everyone to continue and convinced everyone that lunch would revitalize us. It did for a bit but not for long. I parked everyone in the shade, hoping it would help. I was just not ready to leave! Not at the price we paid for admission! It turns out that the spot we sat at was along the parade route. I convinced myself that if we at least stayed until the parade, I would feel fulfilled. Ok! Only an hour wait! It turned into an hour and a half but we had a good shady spot at least!
Sienna tired of waiting for the parade to start!
It starts!
The Beast! Sienna’s favorite princess is Belle from Beauty and the Beast but Belle was facing the other side.
The 2nd day we went to Magic Kindgom started out well but then it started to pour by late morning. We were prepared with ponchos and had rented out a stroller (SO much easier to get around with one!!). She got to meet Jasmine and Aladdin as well as the White Rabbit.
The 3rd day we went to Animal Kingdom and I really enjoyed that park even tho there was more rain and by late afternoon, still didn’t really let up. They had the BEST roller coaster called Exhibition Everest that even goes backwards! Sienna really loved that one and we went on twice!
This rhino was scratching his nose with the truck we were in during the safari ride
And we met Goofy and Daisy
Sienna even won a giant dragon playing one of the games!
We also visited some family friend’s of Yves, The Simmons.
Dinner at Carrabas with Auntie Margo and Uncle Denis.

All in all, a very nice family vacation!


  1. July 26th, 2012 | 11:45 am

    YAY!!!! it was a nice vacation. We need to check out the other parks next time..

  2. Jungy
    July 30th, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    Love the pics of her with the dogs. Really sweet.

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