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Day 18: Done a lot…

Good morning Kissimmee! That’s not really how it felt by the way but still another day in paradise…

We started our morning with an early breakfast at the Garden Grill Restaurant in Epcot, this is a character breakfast with Mickey Mouse, Chip & Dale and Pluto. And the part I liked most a gigantic cinnamon bun…that is something you can wake me up for anytime.

As soon as we got seated at 9:15am we were visited by Mickey Mouse. The next was Pluto followed by first Chip and then Dale. Somehow Emily got lucky as she got more hugs from Mickey, Chip and Pluto just before we left.

After breakfast we first used the rider switch pass for a family ride on Frozen without having to wait. Emily loved it as you can see in the onride picture.

Ok I’ll be honest it is taken when the boat goes downhill. When I jokingly asked her if she wanted to go again she said Yes, go to Anna and she tried to get back in the boat… Since the wait was over an hour we didn’t went back and I got to use my rider switch on Mission:Space for the orange mission.

After I got back from Mars we went on more time to the Character Spot to get some pictures taken with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy.

Afterwards we decided to say goodbye to Epcot for this year, can’t wait until we come back as I just love this park.

On the way back home we drove by a Starbucks for a coffee, after we got home Emily and I went swimming in the resort pool while mama was working on suitcase no. 2 and 3. Emily loved the water she jumped in, ran in through the zero entry, splashed, went underwater, used the stairs to climb out the water…I couldn’t get her to go home for almost 2 hours.

Back home she went to bed and after she woke up we went to Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s to watch the Frozen show, Emily shouted the characters names every time they came on stage Elsa, Anna an Olaf (Ofal). After the show she wanted to go back but I could bribe her with a walk to Sunset Boulevard where the Flurry of Fun was just started. It means a fancy light show on the tower of terror, movies a long the street and snow!!!

Mama went on the Tower of Terror while we found ourselves a nice spot for Disney Movie Magic, a mix of movie-scenes projected on the Chinese Theatre. Right after Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam the seasonal fireworks show started. Beautiful combination of projection, music, storey telling and fireworks!

After this show we rushed towards the 7,900- seat Hollywood Hills Amphitheatre to watch Fantasmic! This show is just great, Emily recognized a lot of characters. She even saw Moana on a boat before we saw here.

After the show we followed the crowd towards the parking lot and went home. Tomorrow is our last full day here and we’ve some FastPasses in Magic Kingdom.

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Day 15: Taking it easy…

The medication seems to work on Emily, she woke up happy and excited. Totally different as yesterday. But we still decided to take it more easy as we had in mind, but we still wanted to go outside. With the free parking perk of our Annual Passes we decided d to get a coffee at the Trolley Car Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s. This is actually a Starbucks, just some of the pastries are different.

While we drinking our coffee at a bench on Sunset Boulevard Emily got attention from some of the Citizens of Hollywood. She loved it as they were driving an old car, they knew Princess Sofia and best off all they had a funny sounding horn in there old timer.

Since Emily was having fund we decided to go and see a show Emily hasn’t seen before, the Beauty and the Beast musical. I remember seeing this show during our first Walt Disney World visit in 2008, we loved it.

We had great seats I in the front section of the theatre and as soon as the show started Emily was amazed, she watched the show with open mouth and was clapping with the rest of the audience. When Chip (the little teacup) came on stages she shouted his name (Cheap), instantly she got attention from the 10 people around us.

Throughout the whole show they were watching her. When the fight in the castle took place some of them were paying more attention tomEmily as the show. And Emily didn’t disappoint, when the Beast got stabbed by Gaston she shouted really loud “Beast die”, her personal audience bursted out in laughing.

During the curtain call all the actors came to show and Emily was naming them all in her own unique 2-year old way Cheap, Mama van Cheap (Mrs. Potts), Cheap, Bellie, Cheap, Beast (to the prince), Cheap and Cheap the others we still need to practice I guess.

When the show was over the audience told us they loved watching Emily and they were afraid that she would cry, they all agreed that we should keep her this way. I think we should too as this was a moment we should not never forget. I hope we get to see Nemo the Musical in Animal Kingdom later this trip too as she loves Nemo, Dory and Papa Nemo…

After the show we bought 2 new Christmas Tree ornaments for our Disney themed Christmas tree and the e left towards the townhouse. We decided to have lunch at Denny’s but this wasn’t a success, there was no taste to the food at all. At least we weren’t hungry anymore.

Back home Emily went straight to bed, she slept 4,5 hours! Danielle did some laundry and I planned on writing the blog but fell a sleep too…that’s why there was no blog, I’m sorry I hope you can forgive me…

After her afternoon nap we kept Emily busy with colouring and playing with some toys before it was time for her bath and bed. While Emily was sleeping I went to the Super Target for some groceries. And soon it was time for bed!

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Day 11: Two parks in Mickey Town…

Good morning world, it’s 7:30am and we plan to enter Disney‘s Hollywood Studio‘s around opening…

8:15am Emily is still sleeping, it’s still possible as it’s just a 13 minute drive from our townhouse. Around 8:50 we drive by the entrance gate of Mickey Town (Emily started calling it Mickey Town today). We arrived at the parking lot at 8:55am and that’s when it got ugly…the longest ever bag check lines I’ve seen at Mickey Town ever!

Emily and I raced passed them and stood in line for a picture with Donald & Daisy Duck at 9:03am. Mama joined us just before it was our turn for a picture and everything worked out perfectly fine.

We got to be first in line to meet with the Royal princess of Enchancia, Princess Sofia the First. Emily showed of her doll and got to look at Sofia‘s beautiful purple shoes.

Time for a show, he Disney Junior show to be exact. The story was about the birthday preparations for Minnie Mouse her birthday. Emily was very focussed and danced on the songs she knew. She loved the snow, bubbles and confetti which came down from the ceiling.

After the show we strolled around the park, more precisely the new area which will be the way leading into the Star Wars Land which is being build at this moment. After our walk we figured that the 35 minute wait for Mickey & Minnie Mouse couldn’t be that long as we didn’t see a line at all and we decided to step into the line.

And indeed that was a very short wait. In the meantime I reserved a table for an early lunch at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. After as short stroll through the park, during which we also got some pictures taken it was time to go the restaurant.

What a great restaurant, the food is classic American comfort food but the theming is based on the early 50‘s. Server John did a fabulous job and made sure we finished our plates and had no elbows on the table. The only complaint he had was the number of drinks we ordered and wanted to know if we were racing each other.

From the restaurant we went back to the car to make sure Emily had her afternoon nap in her bed today. She slept from 2–5pm, I guess she is still a bit tired from last week. While Emily slept I made some pictures from the Townhouse!

As soon as Emily woke up and was dressed again we got in the car and went to mama and papa‘s favourite Walt Disney Wo…euh Mickey Town park: EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow)! Again it was a lot busier as we expected and it took a while before we parked our car in Discover 14.

Lucky for us we still had some time to use a FastPass, or. Better to say I used one at Soarin’ around the World and got a rider switch for Danielle which is valid until the end of this month. She decided to use another day.

Emily and Danielle enjoyed a quick service restaurant in The Land pavilion and when I got back from my flight we split up again, that way I could stand in line for a picture with Joy & Sadness from Inside Out.

After meeting them we had a FastPass for the Character Spot, a meet & greet with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. Emily loved it 3 characters in a row.

It was close to 8pm now and we decided to start moving towards our favourite spot to watch Illuminations from, Germany in World Showcase. Our spot was still free and while mama and Emily blocked our spot I went for beers and a pretzel.

The next hour we walked around the area to keep Emily busy. As soon as she heard music she pulled me towards it and believe it or not we ended up dancing in front of the stage to music from Margret Almer & The Bavarian Band…

Ein Prosit, ein Prosit

Der Gemütlichkeit 

Ein Prosit, ein Prosit 

Der Gemütlichkeit. 

OANS! ZWOA! DREI! G’SUFFA!

After our performance it we checked out the miniature trains, then Emily watched them one more time with mama and finally it was time for Illuminations. A Mickey Town vacation is not complete without seeing that fantastic show.

After the firework we went walked back to the car, Emily sat in her stroller and thus that went pretty quick. Just after 10pm we arrived home and within a couple minutes Emily was vast a sleep.

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