Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The hunt for Disney's Magical Express

We are safely in Orlando! Super tired after not getting much sleep last night or on the plane, but definitely on the Disney high!

The monorail-shuttle told us to proceed to baggage claim A, and instead of checking my travel binder we just followed the directions & crowd like good little lemmings... Of course we then found out we had to be on the opposite side of the airport! Oops!

Luckily, we are both in vacation mode and didnt get upset! Just laughed and turned around to head back.

Got to the Magical Express line eventually to be greeted by the best smiling faces! Only waited a few minutes before getting on the bus, and sounds like we are about ready to get on our way to Coronado Springs in just a few.

The music from the Electrical Parade was playing when we boarded and I most definitely hummed along with it! Bob looked at me like I was loosing it... Ha!

Well, bus driver Tito says its time to roll... So away we go!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First live check in!

Its the night before our trip and everything is set and ready to go! Well, except that Bob has yet to pack (only 8 1/2 hours before we leave, buddy!).
Aside from packing and dealing with all this excitement, I had to create our "flat pidge" to make the trip with us. Look for a photo below of the cute little guy!

I will try to check in with photos and such during the next 9 days... Pretty excited about it!
Feel free to ask questions or suggest "flat pidge" photo ideas in the comments below!

Have a magical night! °o°

Friday, May 6, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt - The big list!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately - been busy getting ready for the upcoming trip! Only five more days until we arrive in the Mouse's House!

Previously, I mentioned a photo scavenger hunt idea for our upcoming trip. I've been really excited about this project! First of all, its helped kill some time before we leave. It's also set us up for great photos and some silly memories that we'll remember forever!
As promised, here is the full list of items we are hunting for. We still have a few blank pages in our book, so throw some ideas out and they'll be added!

  • Find a Cast member from Chicago
  • Find another couple celebrating their anniversary
  • High-five 5 different cast members
  • Find someone with a first visit button
  • Find someone with a birthday button
  • Take THREE in-ride photos at Magic Kingdom*
  • Find FIFTEEN hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom
  • Make a wish at the Castle wishing well
  • Try to remove Sword in the Stone
  • Silly hat photo in each of the 6 lands in Magic Kingdom
  • Take THREE in-ride photos at Epcot*
  • Find TEN hidden Mickeys in Epcot
  • Take a photo with a Flag in each country of World Showcase
  • Find the Pickle Tree in Epcot
  • Take THREE in-ride photos at Animal Kingdom*
  • Find TWELVE hidden Mickeys in Animal Kingdom
  • Take THREE in-ride photos at Hollywood Studios*
  • Find TEN hidden Mickey's in Hollywood Studios
  • Find Spock's handprints outside the theater
  • Sing in the Rain @ Hollywood Studios
  • Show off drawings from Animation Academy
  • Climb on a Giant Bug @ Hollywood Studios
  • Pull the rope in the well by Indiana Jones Show
  • Dance with any Character
  • Minnie & Mickey's Autographs
  • Dance with a Princess
  • Spot the Tron-o-Rail (TRON themed Monorail)
  • Take a picture with a Friendship Boat Captain
  • Be alone on a Disney Bus
  • Take a picture with Disney Bus Driver
  • Find anything with HOCKEY on it
  • Find FIVE hidden Mickeys at Coronado Springs
  • Alphabet game! Find an item/sign/etc that starts with each letter of the alphabet
*All in-ride photos must follow posted rules! Take the photo on outdoor rides, or without the flash!

As you can see, we're seriously lacking in Animal Kingdom photo ideas!! Hopefully someone can help us out with that. Either way, super excited to see what pictures result from these ideas. I'm not expecting ALL of them to be completed, but hopefully we have fun and get into it!

What do you do to shake things up on your vacations?