From June 10 to June 18 we had an amazing vacation in Florida. We stayed with my grandma who lives 30 minutes away from Disney. She picked us up at the airport and let us use her car while we were there. We were thankful that we didn't have to pay for lodging or a car rental while we were down there. It was also very nice getting to spend time with her.
On Thursday we went to Epcot. We were able to do Test Track and Soarin before the lines got too long and then work our way through the rest of the park. We bought Jordan a passport in order to make the countries a little more interesting for him. At each country, they had a person from that country who would stamp his passport and write something in their native language. He especially enjoyed going to Japan because of having our exchange student, Kie, stay with us for almost a month in March.
On Saturday we went to Animal Kingdom. Jordan enjoyed riding Everest, but the Yeti scared him a little. The second time we went on it, he closed his eyes for those parts. We loved the Nemo show and went on the safari 3 times.
On Monday we went to Magic Kingdom. We were there at 8:15 in the morning and closed the park a little after 12:00 am! Jordan was going strong at 10:00 after the fireworks and decided he wanted to stay longer. We were glad that we did, because we were able to get pictures with 3 princesses (Two of them kissed Jordan on the cheeks!) and Mickey & Minnie without as long of lines as earlier in the day. Jordan loved going on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and It's a Small World. He did not enjoy The Haunted Mansion. He was so good every one of our days there. He didn't whine or complain. It think it is partly due to the fact that he rode in a stroller every day instead of us making him walk all over the park. We were also glad that we took a rest day in between each park.
It was a wonderful vacation and who knows when we will get back to Disney. It was almost nine years between our honeymoon at Disney and this trip.