Here we are getting ready to go on the Barnstormer, aka Goofy roller coaster. Cash and I sat in the very front car and he raised his hands the entire way. (Two days later he and I rode the Rockin' Roller Coaster together at Hollywood Studios. I thought he might be scared. Not. At. All. My Cashy boy is a thrill seeker! I was proud of him.)
In preparation for the trip I bought a book on Amazon about the "Hidden Mickey's" that Disney Imagineers have hidden in designs all over the parks. Jackson carried it everywhere and enjoyed finding these all over the place. Here is a drain cover in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom. The pebbles around it make a Mickey head and ears.
And saving the best for last...not the best picture (although I love it of course) I'm talking about the best ride in every single Disney park...drumroll...it's Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios. Absolutely everything about this ride is amazing. It is SO MUCH FUN. It is by far my favorite part. The design of it is great, the concept awesome, the 3D is flawless (and I'm very picky about 3D) and you get completely lost in it and truly forget where you are and what you're doing, you just want to shoot those dang targets and get a higher score than your trash talking husband! Okay, he didn't trash talk that much. And he did beat me. But I was hanging in there. And I had a 2 year old in my lap! This is us after we rode. Look how happy we are!!
So that's the brief version. I left out the packing, traveling, meltdowns (mostly by me) and anxiety because all of that is definitely not what I want to remember! I want the good mania, not the logistical mania! It was a lot of fun. Thanks, Walt!