We made it to the Animal Kingdom Lodge a little bit after 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 8th. The Lodge was beautiful. We got checked-in then went exploring. We ended up eating dinner around 11 p.m. at the Mara Cafe. Our stay started a bit shaky. A kiddo in the cafe spilled an entire glass of Coke on me, yuck! Then we found out our luggage was not going to arrive until around 2 a.m. Oh well, who needs to brush your teeth before bed? Monday was supposed to be our sleep-in day but the front desk called a little before eight to deliver our luggage to our room. At least we got it!
We spent our first full day in Florida at Downtown Disney. We figured Boogs would be too tired after our long travel day to enjoy a full day at Disney World. Boogs had a great time at Downtown Disney. We wandered in and out of shops, played in the fountain, built with Legos, raced our Lego creations, had lunch at the T-Rex Cafe, and finished our visit by spending several hours in Disney Quest's 5 story arcade.
The next day was our Disney World day. We started the morning with a fantastic breakfast buffet in the Boma Cafe at the resort. Wow, the food was good. We took a bus to Disney World around 9:00 a.m. We took a few pictures then started going on rides. The first thing Boogs chose to ride was the Mad Tea Party Spinning Cups. Then he said he wanted to do everything possible in Tomorrowland. We spent the next 3 hours riding all of the rides in Tomorrowland - Speedway cars, People Mover, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Astro Orbirter, Space Mountain, Monster's Inc Laugh Floor, Stitch's Great Escape, and Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. Boogs said he loved everything in Tomorrowland, but his favorites were Space Mountain and Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor. The joke Boogs texted in before the Laugh Floor show began was chosen as one performed by the Monsters. Boogs was very excited that this joke was one of only 3 jokes chosen - What did one snowman say to another? Do you smell carrots?
We had planned on spending the next day at a different park, but were kind of worn out from our busy day. So, we decided to spend a lazy day at our resort.
The next day we went to Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure. It was cloudy and cold. Boogs request that our first stop be the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem 3D ride. It was so cute and well done. We had to do it twice! He even chose a purple Minion for his souvenir from Universal Parks.
We spent the next morning at the lodge before our return trip to the airport. Boogs had a nice chat with the flamingos. When the flamingos got quiet, Boogs would say, "Talk to me, flamingos." Then they would talk to him. It was pretty funny.
Our return trip went very well. I am so glad we were able to take off and spend time together having new adventures. It truly was a magical trip.
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