Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Disney Dozen (Part 1)

 A warning for those of you starting this entry; if you don't just adore our family, this entry is going to be very LOOOOOONNNNG.   Okay!  Here we go....

These two lovely people (we call them Nena and Papa) .....

....took 10 of us (PLUS themselves) to Disney World!  It was a very HAPPY week :D

well..this pic contains everyone EXCEPT myself, Nena and Papa,  in the Magic Kingdom in front of the Cinderella Castle.
 from left to right...Clyde, Ashley, Aliyah, Stephen, Lucy, Iris, David, Sherry & Shaun (sadly my niece, Erica did not get to come.)

We went during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween, that's why my kids are dressed up.

One of the favorite rides for our group as a whole was Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin...

Unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures or video of this next group fave. (we did this 3 times..maybe 5 times two years ago)  This is a picture of us waiting to walk into a show called the Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor.

It is GREAT!!  Everybody laughs and they put people from the audience onto the screen and either interact with them, put a funny one-liner under their face or make them part of the story.  We had 5 people in our party on the screen!!!  It was so cool.  Lucy's and Papa's faces were put up with a joke about them underneath.  They did a whole interview sequence with Sherry, then when they were done talking with her, they showed Clyde sitting next to her and said "How on Earth could you concentrate with a ninja beside you?" (he was in his ninja costume)  Iris was "Boo" twice!

We took a more leisurely day on day 2 and went to downtown Disney.  It's not a park with rides.  Here, you shop, eat and trade pins, but you don't have to pay to get in.

Lunch at Rainforest Cafe...

Everyday, Papa wanted us to be there BEFORE :)  the park opened.  So here we are, day 3, waiting for Animal Kingdom to open.  Love this picture...

The Safari was another crowd pleaser that our whole group enjoyed.  Ashley screamed when the "rickety" bridge started "falling" was VERY funny!

David, Sherry & I in Asia (Animal Kingdom)

Papa with 4 of his younger grandkids...they thought this was great, because he can talk like Donald Duck.

My 3 w/ Chip & Dale...

Here's a comparison shot from 2 YEARS AGO! w/ Meeko (from Pocahontas)...

We all LOVED Kali River Rapids!  We rode it a few times.  I had so many good shots and weeded for awhile, so just be tolerant of the fact that I put 5 pictures of this ride on here :)

More to come!


  1. I notice David has no poncho on. :) Great pictures! I love all the love and happiness I always see in your photos.

  2. Great pics - I love the "comparison" pics

  3. Looks like you all had an amazing time