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April/May 2017

  • Day 1 - April 26, 2017
    We arrived as the sun was just rising over Orlando.  Arrived at Epcot for park opening and then paid a visit to the Magic Kingdom for a few hours before spending the evening at the Animal Kingdom.

  • Day 2 - April 27, 2017
    A late morning visit to the Magic Kingdom. Lunch at the Contemporary and a visit to the Grand Floridian before heading to Epcot for the afternoon.  Then over to the Studios for the evening.

  • Day 3 - April 28, 2017
    Spent the morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom experiencing the new Caring for Giants Tour.  Then made our way to Disney Springs for lunch.  Then back to Animal Kingdom for the evening.

  • Day 4 - April 29, 2017
    Started off the day at Animal Kingdom for a morning Safari then over to the Studios for lunch and Toy Story.  Spent the late afternoon and evening at Epcot.

  • Day 5 - April 30, 2017
    Started off the day at the Magic Kingdom then hopped over to the Animal Kingdom for a couple of hours mid day before returning to the Magic Kingdom.  Went out to Fort Wilderness for dinner then back to the Magic Kingdom for the evening.

  • Day 6 - May 1, 2017
    Started off the morning roaming around the Boardwalk then at Epcot for the rest of the morning and early afternoon before moving to the Animal Kingdom for the rest of the day.

  • Day 7 - May 2, 2017
    Paid a visit to all four theme parks and Disney Springs today to get some final pictures and attraction visits in on our last full day of this trip.

  • Day 8 - May 3, 2017
    My final morning/afternoon involved a trip to the Magic Kingdom then Epcot before leaving. On the way out the bus drove through Caribbean Beach Resort.


December 2016

  • Day 1 - December 6, 2016
    Arrived in Orlando before the sun came up and at Pop Century as it was becoming light. First park of the day, the Magic Kingdom. As the rains came went resort hoping around the Monorail Line then out to Coronado Springs. Visited the Animal Kingdom for Sunset then out to Disney Springs to see the drones. Wrapped up the evening with Illuminations.

  • Day 2 - December 7, 2016
    Started off with a relaxing morning visiting the Epcot Resorts then spent the afternoon and early evening at Epcot before closing out the day at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 3 - December 8, 2016
    Spent the morning at the Magic Kingdom then over to Hollywood Studios for the afternoon before concluding the night at Epcot.

  • Day 4 - December 9, 2016
    Waited out the rain while visiting the Magic Kingdom Resorts. The afternoon was at Disney Springs then a busy evening visiting the Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

  • Day 5 - December 10, 2016
    Spent a full day at Animal Kingdom then the evening at Epcot.

  • Day 6 - December 11, 2016
    Spent the morning and afternoon at Epcot before a quick sunset trip to Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs then back to Epcot.

  • Day 7 - December 12, 2016
    Started my day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Then over to Epcot for the afternoon and evening. Ended my night with a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 8 - December 13, 2016
    Last day featured a few hours in the Animal Kingdom then Magic Kingdom before heading for the airport.



April/May 2016

  • Day 1 - April 30, 2016
    Arrived in Orlando before the sun came up and at Pop Century as it was becoming light. A quick look around Pop Century then over to Disney Springs for a couple hours. Spent the early afternoon at Epcot then headed to the Magic Kingdom. Made an afterdark trip to the Studios to close out my day.

  • Day 2 - May 1, 2016
    Started the day off at the Animal Kingdom then spent some of the afternoon at the Studios before closing out the day at Epcot.

  • Day 3 - May 2, 2016
    A busy day started off with a round of golf at Oak Trail. Then a late morning trip to the Magic Kingdom. Lunch at Disney Springs. An early afternoon visit to the Animal Kingdom and closed out the day at Epcot.

  • Day 4 - May 3, 2016
    A morning walk around the around the Animal Kingdom including a safari and trip to Conservation Station. Then an afternoon & evening of classic attractions at the Magic Kingdom.


  • Day 5 - May 4, 2016
    A rainy day at the parks. I start off at the Animal Kingdom then head for Epcot in the afternoon and wrap up the day at the Studios.

  • Day 6 - May 5, 2016
    A relaxing morning at the Animal Kingdom. Early afternoon at the Magic Kingdom then evening at Epcot.

  • Day 7 - May 6, 2016
    A quick round of golf at Oak Trail followed by a relaxing visit to the Wilderness Lodge and Disney Springs before spending the evening at Epcot and wrapping up with fireworks at the Studios.

  • Day 8 - May 7, 2016
    My last day of the trip started off checking out of Pop Century then visiting the Animal Kingdom for a couple hours. Went for a last trip on the MK Ferry Boat then Monorail to Epcot to wrap up the trip.




December 2015

  • Day 1 - December 7, 2015
    I arrived on a red eye and paid a visit to all four parks today. Starting off with the Magic Kingdom and Epcot in the morning then over to the Animal Kingdom and Studios in the afternoon. Featuring a first look at all the changes in the parks since I last visited.


  • Day 2 - December 8, 2015
    An in dept look at the Harambe Market, Riverside Depot, African painted dogs, and other projects at the Animal Kingdom before spending the evening at Epcot.

  • Day 3 - December 9, 2015
    I spent the morning at Disney's Hollywood Studios checking out the Star Wars Launch Bay then the afternoon at Disney Springs to see the ongoing construction and eat at the Boathouse then I end my day with an evening at the Magic Kingdom.


  • Day 4 - December 9, 2015
    I start off the day at the Magic Kingdom for Rope Drop then tour the Monorail Resorts after lunch. Back to the Magic Kingdom for a couple hours before visiting the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. After dinner stopped by the Studios for the Osborne lights then finished my day at Epcot.

  • Day 5 - December 11, 2015
    A look around our Beach Club Villa then off to the Animal Kingdom for the morning. In the afternoon I travel to the Magic Kingdom then after dark I return to Epcot to close out the evening.


  • Day 6 - December 12, 2015
    A full day at Epcot from before opening till closing including a look at several of the entertainment groups.

  • Day 7 - December 13, 2015
    My last full day includes time at the Magic Kingdom to see the Skipper Canteen, Epcot to catch some entertainment, and the Studios to see One Man's Dream and one last look at the Osborne Lights.

  • Day 8 - December 14, 2015
    A final trip the Animal Kingdom including some pictures of the new Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks then some time at the Magic Kingdom before heading home.

December 2014

  • Day 1 - December 8, 2014
    I arrived on a red eye and hit the ground running visiting all four parks today. A look at some of the construction at Animal Kingdom, the Christmas parade taping at the Magic Kingdom, Osborne Lights & Frozen at the Studios and I wrap up my evening with the new lasers at Epcot.

  • Day 2 - December 9, 2014
    Started the day off at the Magic Kingdom where they were taping more of the Frozen Christmas Celebration then over to the Boardwalk for lunch and spent the afternoon/evening at Epcot.

  • Day 3 - December 10, 2014
    A relaxing morning at Epcot enjoying a quiet World Showcase, Future World, then World Showcase Entertainment before heading over to Downtown Disney for the afternoon. Wrapped up the evening at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 4 - December 11, 2014
    Spent the majority of the day at the Animal Kingdom with first time guests. Then dinner at Trails End before wrapping up my evening at Epcot.

  • Day 5 - December 12, 2014
    Started off at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Then did some resort hopping on the Monorail line after lunch visiting the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian. Stopped by the Magic Kingdom then back to the Studios for the Osborne Lights before wrapping up my evening at Epcot.

  • Day 6 - December 13, 2014
    Spent a relaxing morning visiting with friends at Epcot then wandered around World Showcase and Future World before heading over to the Magic Kingdom in the afternoon. Had a failed excursion to reach the Hollywood Studios before concluding my day with the Candlelight and Illuminations at Epcot.

  • Day 7 - December 14, 2014
    Spent the morning at the Magic Kingdom then over to the Animal Kingdom for lunch and the afternoon. Back to the Yacht & Beach Club for dinner at Yachtsman then to Epcot for the evening.

  • Day 8 - December 15, 2014
    My last day.. started off packing up, then a quick trip to the Swan & Dolphin before checking the bags. Off the Animal Kingdom for a last Safari before taking the long way to the Magic Kingdom (bus to Epcot, Monorail to TTC, and Ferry Boat to the park). Spend a few hours at the Magic Kingdom then back to the Beach Club to catch a Magical Express Bus and head for the airport then home.



April/May 2014

  • Day 1 - April 29, 2014
    An extended look around a two-bedroom villa at Kidani Village then off to the Magic Kingdom for park opening. A check of the Mine Train and a walk around the park to wrap up part I of this set. Part II features an in depth look at the Festival of Fantasy Parade then the Polynesian DVC construction before getting caught in the rain at Epcot and calling it an early evening.

  • Day 2 - April 30, 2014
    Started off the morning at Disney's Oak Trail for an early round of golf. The majority of the day was spent at the Animal Kingdom then a quick (rain interrupted) walk through Epcot on our way to dinner at Shula's Steakhouse. After dinner spent some after dark time in the rain at the Magic Kingdom to close out the evening.

  • Day 3 - May 1, 2014
    Today marked the 25th Anniversary for Disney's Hollywood Studios. I have pictures of the festivities plus a trip out to Downtown Disney to check on the Disney Springs construction.

  • Day 4 - May 2, 2014
    The day started off with a quick round of golf at Oak Trail before the rain arrived. Spent a raining morning at the Magic Kingdom then visited the Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts before returning Kidani for a while then out to Fort Wilderness for dinner at Trails End. After dinner stopped by the Wilderness Lodge then made my way to Epcot to close out the evening.

    Day 5 - May 3, 2014
    A rain filled day starting off at Epcot for the morning. A visit to the Magic Kingdom in the afternoon followed by a quick stop at the Animal Kingdom for a Safari then back to Epcot for a couple of concerts before wrapping up with the evening entertainment at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 6 - May 4, 2014
    A picture perfect weather day starts off at Epcot to check out the Flower and Garden Festival. Then over to the Magic Kingdom for the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse and the evening was spent back at Epcot enjoying the entertainment offerings and walking around.

  • Day 7 - May 5, 2014
    Our last day starts off with a safari at the Animal Kingdom then over to the Magic Kingdom for a while before heading back to Kidani Village to wait for the Magical Express bus and head for home.

December 2013

Trip Overview / Final Thoughts

  • Day 1 - December 9, 2013
    I hit the ground running this trip. A look around a 1 Bedroom Villa at the Boardwalk, then off to the Magic Kingdom to visit the Jingle Cruise, check in on the Mine Train Work and other projects. Then off to the Studios for LMA and the Osborne Lights. Back to the Magic Kingdom for the Incredibles Dance Party, MSEP, Celebrate the Magic before concluding the night at Epcot with Illuminations.

  • Day 2 - December 10, 2013
    Spent the morning and early afternoon at the Animal Kingdom then back to the Epcot Resort Area to walk around a bit and eat dinner at Shulas. After dinner spent some time in the World Showcase at Epcot to end the evening.

  • Day 3 - December 11, 2013
    A morning walk through Epcot including a look at some gingerbread displays and then over to Downtown Disney for the afternoon including a trip up river to the French Quarter.
  • Day 4 - December 12, 2013
    Spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom then the afternoon visiting the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian before ending up at Trails End for dinner.

  • Day 5 - December 13, 2013
    Spent the morning and early afternoon at the Animal Kindom then stopped by the Art of Animation Resort before making a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom and closing out my day at Epcot.

  • Day 6 - December 14, 2013
    The morning was spent at the Magic Kingdom then I ended up spending the afternoon/evening at the Boardwalk trying to shake the cold I had come down with.

  • Day 7 - December 15, 2013
    The morning and afternoon were spent roaming around Epcot including a trip to Norway to see the Frozen exhibit and some of the holiday around the world entertainment. Dinner this evening was at the Yachtsman Steakhouse so spent some time in the Yacht & Beach Clubs in the evening.

  • Day 8 - December 16, 2013
    Our last day featured a quick trip to the Animal Kingdom for a few hours before waiting for the Magical Express Bus.

April 2013

  • Day 1 - April 17, 2013
    Arrived in Orlando bright and early as the sun was coming up due to a red eye out of Los Angeles. Checked into Pop Century then headed out to Epcot. Spend the morning in Future World then ate lunch at ESPN Club and headed to the Animal Kingdom for the afternoon. Wrapped up the day with a visit to the Art of Animation Resort.

  • Day 2 - April 18, 2013
    Today was my Magic Kingdom day. Started off at the park before the early morning opening and explored the new portions of Fantasyland, including lunch at Be Our Guest. Took a break to visit the Limited Time Magic Fairies week and a brief trip to Downtown Disney for dinner at Fultons before closing out the evening at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 3 - April 19. 2013
    Started off at Disney Hollywood Studios in the morning through lunch time. Then made my way to the Magic Kingdom for a while before dinner at Trails End out at Fort Wilderness. After dinner made my way to Epcot to explore World Showcase and take in a Village People concert.

  • Day 4 - April 20, 2013
    Started off the morning at Epcot for a few hours then headed to Downtown Disney to meet up with some relatives and did a tour of the Riverside, French Quarter and Wilderness Lodge before returning to Downtown Disney. Stopped by Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club for dinner before returning to Epcot to finish up the day.

  • Day 5 - April 21, 2012
    Started off the morning opening the Magic Kingdom and hung around till early afternoon. Made a quick trip out to Downtown Disney to say hi to some relatives, then returned to a rainy Magic Kingdom the rest of the day.

  • Day 6 - April 22, 2013
    Today marks the 15th Anniversary of Animal Kingdom. So I start the day off their with the opening ceremony and other festivities. Then make a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom before dinner. Dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse then I wrap up the night at Epcot.

  • Day 7 - April 23, 2013
    Our last day brought several firsts for me this trip. Including a trip to the Festival Center at Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival, play testing the new A Pirate's Adventure game at the Magic Kingdom and seeing the Giggle Gang perform at Storybook Circus.


September/October 2012

  • Day 1 - September 29, 2012
    Arrived bright and early thanks to the red eye. First stop after checking in, EPCOT. Then over to Art of Animation and back to EPCOT for the afternoon/evening. Dinner was at Shulas tonight.

  • Day 2 - September 30, 2012
    The day was spent at D23's EPCOT 30th Anniversary Celebration which took place in the World Showplace at EPCOT. I did make a quick trip to Downtown Disney after dark.

  • Day 3 - October 1, 2012
    Today marked the 30th Anniversary of EPCOT (and 41 years for the Magic Kingdom). I spend the entire day at EPCOT taking in the special presentations and events. Including an Imagineering Panel, Anniversary Ceremony, Marty Sklar Presentation, and Illuminations finale to mark the occasion.

  • Day 4 - October 2, 2012
    Started the morning off before the rose with a trip out to Osprey Ridge for a round of golf. Then spent the afternoon at the Animal Kingdom and wrapped up the rainy evening at Magic Kingdom checking out the recently opened Big Top Souvenirs.

  • Day 5 - October 3, 2012
    Started off the day roaming the Hollywood Studios and hung around for lunch at the Sci-Fi then off to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon. After the sun set found myself at EPCOT to wrap up the night.

  • Day 6 - October 4, 2012
    Today we started off at the Animal Kingdom at park opening. Then made our way to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon. Dinner was at Fort Wilderness, Trails End, then back to the room to watch the USC/Utah football game this evening.

  • Day 7 - October 5, 2012
    The morning was spent playing golf at Lake Buena Vista, then over to EPCOT for lunch at the Coral Reef. Spent the rainy afternoon at the Animal Kingdom then closed out the evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 8 - October 6, 2012
    Spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom then over to the Magic Kingdom after lunch. Back to EPCOT in the late afternoon since we had dinner reservations at Yachtsman Steakhouse this evening. After dinner headed to the Magic Kingdom then did the trifecta of Main Street Electrical Parade, Wishes, and a quick trip to EPCOT for Illuminations to close out my last night.

  • Day 9 - October 7, 2012
    Our last morning. As usual was spent packing up and dropping bags off so we got a late start. First park of the day was the Magic Kingdom. Then headed over to EPCOT for one last stroll through the Food and Wine Festival before making our way back to the Riverside and the Magical Express to the airport to head for home.



April 2012

  • Day 1 - April 20, 2012
    Started off the morning with an early arrival at MCO then a Magical Express ride to WDW. Made a quick hike out to Goodings and then back to Pop Century. First park of the day was the Magic Kingdom and then we wrapped up the evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 2 - April 21, 2012
    First stop of the day was Animal Kingdom. Followed by a quick rain shortened visit to the Studios then back to the Magic Kingdom for the evening.

  • Day 3 - April 22, 2012
    Today was Earth Day and Animal Kingdoms Birthday so started off the morning there then headed to the Magic Kingdom. Next up a trip out to Downtown Disney for dinner at Fultons. After dinner walked around Pleasure Island and the West Side before boarding a bus to the Wilderness Lodge and boat to the Magic Kingdom. Decided to head for EPCOT for Illuminations to cap off the evening.

  • Day 4 - April 23, 2012
    Played a quick nine holes at Oak Trail then headed for EPCOT for a majority of the afternoon. Stopped by the Magic Kingdom for the early evening then finished off the night with Illuminations @ EPCOT.

  • Day 5 - April 24, 2012
    Opened the day at the Hollywood Studios before taking the Friendship Launch to EPCOT to check out the Vision House and lunch at Le Cellier. After lunch walked to the Boardwalk and took a bus to the Animal Kingdom for the afternoon. Headed to the Magic Kingdom for dinner before going to EPCOT for Illuminations.

  • Day 6 - April 25, 2012
    An early round of golf on Oak Trail before heading to EPCOT to celebrate Italian Liberation Day. Spent some of the early afternoon at the Magic Kingdom before heading out to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Was a guest at the Summer to Remember kickoff dinner at Fort Wilderness. After dinner took the boat to the Magic Kingdom and closed out the evening there.

  • Day 7 - April 26, 2012
    Sent the morning at Blizzard Beach. Then a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom for some Sorcerers before going to a special reception/preview at the Art of Animation Resort. Closed out the evening
    at EPCOT with Illuminations.

  • Day 8 - April 27, 2012
    Nine holes at Oak Trail to start the day then over to the Animal Kingdom. Lunch at Tusker House before heading to EPCOT. Watched some of the live entertianment then headed for the Magic Kingdom to close out the evening.

  • Day 9 - April 28, 2012
    Spent the morning at the Magic Kingdom then headed back to Pop Century to catch the Magical Express Bus to end this trip to WDW.

December 2011

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this trip.

  • Day 1 - December 3, 2011
    Started off the morning with an early arrival at MCO then a Magical Express ride to WDW. Started the day off with a trip the Magic Kingdom to see some of the Christmas Parade taping and see the Fantasyland work. Next up was a quick trip to the Animal Kingdom to take in the Safari and Parade then it was off to the Studios for dinner and the Osborne Lights before finishing up the day at EPCOT with the Candlelight and Illuminations.

  • Day 2 - December 4, 2011
    Started off our second day spending some time roaming around Pop Century and checking out the Art of Animation Resort progress before taking a car out to the port to board the Disney Dream. Once at the port we explored the Disney Cruise terminal then boarded the ship. Ate lunch and toured the ship, both on an official tour and on my own. I explored all the youth/children spaces and walked the ship. Next up the Sailing Away Party, dinner, the Tree Lighting, and the evening is capped off with the Golden Mickeys show.

  • Day 3 - December 5, 2011
    Today the ship was in port at Nassau all day until 2am. I spent the day onboard the Disney Dream exploring it some more and attending a presentation and ships tour in addition to enjoying some of the recreation choices. Dinner was at the Royal Palace today and the evening's show was Villains Tonight!

  • Day 4 - December 6, 2011
    Today we were at Castaway Cay. I spend the morning exploring the island and walking to all guest accessible areas. Ate lunch on the Island and then caught some of the entertainment before walking back to the ship. Arrived in the early afternoon and enjoyed the Aquaduck and roamed the ship a bit before the Pirates Night festivities began. Dinner as at the Animator's Palate and I took in both the Pirate shows and fireworks this evening.

  • Day 5 - December 7, 2011
    Today we were at sea all day. I caught the Muppets movie in the morning then roamed the ship through out the day. I went an early performance of Believe to free up time in the evening for other shows. Dinner this evening was again at the Animator's Palate this time for the regular show.

  • Day 6 - December 8, 2011
    The ship arrived back at Port Canaveral bright and early to a very cold day. It was in the 40s while we waited for our ride back to Disney. Once back at Walt Disney World checked back into Pop Century then headed for the parks.

  • Day 7 - December 9, 2011
    Spent the morning roaming around Future World at EPCOT, then had a great lunch at Le Cellier. After lunch walked to the Boardwalk and took a bus to Downtown Disney for a while. Then another bus to the Wilderness Lodge followed by a boat ride to the Magic Kingdom. Next up a brief stop at the Studios and then I conclude my evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 8 - December 10, 2011
    Spent the morning visiting the Animal Kingdom Lodge and our friends at Allears.net then headed over to the Animal Kingdom for the afternoon. I spent the evening at the Studios.

  • Day 9 - December 11, 2011
    Started off the day at the Magic Kingdom enjoying the light crowds then headed off to EPCOT to meet up with some friends. Hung around World Showcase till the evenings festivities began. Attended a gathering at the lounge in the American Adventure, a reserved spot for Illuminations, and then an after hours ride on Soarin.

  • Day 10 - December 12, 2011
    The morning started off with a rain storm at the Studios then we moved to EPCOT for a while. Spent the mid afternoon at the Magic Kingdom before dinner at Yachtsman then closed out our last evening at WDW by visiting EPCOT.

  • Day 11 - December 13, 2011
    Our final day started off slow as usual for the last day having to pack up and check out. Then it was off to the Animal Kingdom for a few hours followed by a final run through the Magic Kingdom before heading back to Pop Century to catch the Magical Express Bus.

May 2011

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this trip and the Disney Dining Plan we used this time around.

  • Day 1 - May 10, 2011
    Started off the morning with an early arrival at MCO then a Magical Express ride to WDW. Started the day at EPCOT where we explored Future World. Took a brief afternoon detour to Cross Roads then spend the afternoon/evening at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 2 - May 11, 2011
    We start off with a quick round of golf on Disney's Oak Trail course then spend the late morning at Animal Kingdom, the afternoon at the Studios, and the evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 3 - May 12, 2011
    We experience the Wild Africa Trek at the Animal Kingdom in the morning. In the afternoon I visit the Magic Kingdom, head over to the Studios for a while, then back to the Magic Kingdom to wrap up the day.

  • Day 4 - May 13, 2011
    Started off with a quick round of golf at Oak Trail then headed over to Downtown Disney to check out the Car Masters weekend. Then off to EPCOT to check out the Pixar 25th Anniversary celebration and a late lunch at Le Cellier. Made a quick run over to the Contemporary to check in for tomorrow's D23 event then back to EPCOT for the rest of the evening.

  • Day 5 - May 14, 2011
    This was the first day of D23 Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary, so I spent most of my day inside the ballroom at the Contemporary. I did venture outside for lunch at the Sand Bar but by dinner time it was raining so I at at the Contempo Cafe.

  • Day 6 - May 15, 2011
    Day 2 of D23 Destination D so I once again spent most of my day inside. I did make it over to the Magic Kingdom during the lunch and dinner breaks since the weather was favorable today.

  • Day 7 - May 16, 2011
    The day started off with a quick round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail course. Spent the late morning/early afternoon at the Animal Kingdom then off to EPCOT for a while before dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. I wrapped up the evening at EPCOT after dinner.

  • Day 8 - May 17, 2011
    Our final day. The morning consisted of packing up and checking out. Then it was off to the Studios for a Toy Story fix and an attempt at Star Tours. For lunch we headed over to the Magic Kingdom then finished off the trip with a ride aboard the Monorail to EPCOT before heading back to Pop Century to meet the Magical Express Bus. Did spare a few minutes to check in on the Art of Animation construction before leaving though.


December 2010

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this trip and the Disney Dining Plan we used this time around.

  • Day 1 - December 8, 2010
    We arrived in the late afternoon, after checking in made it to the Magic Kingdom just in time for the Main Street Electrical Parade then hung around for Wishes before going over to EPCOT for Illuminations.

  • Day 2 - December 9, 2010
    We started off the morning with a quick round at Disney's Oak Trail course. Then it was off to the Animal Kingdom for a few hours then a trip to the Studios for the Osborne lights and we finish off the day at EPCOT with the Candlelight Processional.

  • Day 3 - December 10, 2010
    Started off the day roaming around the Pop Century Resort a bit then headed over to the Magic Kingdom before checking out some of the other Disney Resorts. After dinner we spent the evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 4 - December 11, 2010
    We start off with a round of golf at Disney's Magnolia course, then its off to the Boardwalk for lunch at ESPN then the afternoon at the Studios, evening at the Magic Kingdom, a quick trip out to the Wilderness Lodge and we wrap up the day at EPCOT.

  • Day 5 - December 12, 2010
    Starts off roaming around Pop Century and then we head to EPCOT for the afternoon. Dinner at Narcoossees then I head to the Studios for the evening.

  • Day 6 - December 13, 2010
    A freezing day started off with a quick round of golf at Oak Trail then off to the Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, and EPCOT.

  • Day 7 - December 14, 2010
    Our coldest morning of the trip started off at the Studios then over to EPCOT for the rest of the day with a quick trip to the Yacht Club for dinner.

  • Day 8 - December 15, 2010
    Our last day. The morning was taken up with checking out then it was off to the Animal Kingdom for a few hours and lunch followed by the Magic Kingdom for some snacks to wrap up the trip. A quick monorail ride to EPCOT before the Magical Express bus to the airport.


May 2010

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this trip and the Disney Dining Plan we used this time around.

  • Day 1 - May 11, 2010
    A full day at WDW thanks to an early red-eye arrival. Checked into the Riverside then headed off to EPCOT, the Animal Kingdom and then back to EPCOT to close out the night.

  • Day 2 - May 12, 2010
    Started off the morning at the Studios, spent a little of the afternoon at EPCOT, then the evening at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Day 3 - May 13, 2010
    Started off EPCOT for the parks opening then over to Narcoosees for dinner and back to EPCOT for the evening.

  • Day 4 - May 14, 2010
    Spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom, watched the shuttle launch from the Contemporary, then spent some time in the Magic Kingdom before dinner at Fort Wilderness. We capped off the evening at Downtown Disney.

  • Day 5 - May 15, 2010
    Headed out to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to start the day, then some time at the Studios before heading over to Le Cellier @ EPCOT for lunch. After lunch roamed around EPCOT and then headed to the Magic Kingdom for the evening.

  • Day 6 - May 16, 2010
    Started off the day in the Ironman traffic and then the Animal Kingdom. After lunch played a round of mini golf at Fantasia Gardens before heading to EPCOT for the evening.

  • Day 7 - May 16, 2010
    Played a round of golf at Osprey Ridge to start the day then headed over to the Studios. Dodged a rain storm on my way to the Yacht Club for dinner. After dinner roamed around EPCOT then headed over to the Magic Kingdom to cap off the evening.

  • Day 8 - May 18, 2010
    Our last day. Started off with the ritual of dropping the bags off at the airline checking counter and luggage services. Then headed off to the Animal Kingdom. After lunch went to the TTC and a round trip ride on the EPCOT line before transferring over to the Express to the Magic Kingdom. Grabbed a snack at the Magic Kingdom before heading back to the Riverside and the Magical Express to the airport.


December 2009

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this trip and the Disney Dining Plan we used this time around.

  • Day 1 - December 9, 2009
    We arrived in Orlando before sun rise and headed for the WDW Resort. Checked in, ate, and we were at the Animal Kingdom for the park opening. Spent the morning and early afternoon roaming the park then headed to the Magic Kingdom for bit before ending up at Fort Wilderness for dinner.

  • Day 2 - December 10, 2009
    Headed for the Studios around their opening time. Spent a rainy morning at the park then headed for the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon. Then headed over to the Grand Floridian and dinner at Narcoossees.

  • Day 3 - December 11, 2009
    We started off with a pre-dawn wake-up call and headed for Osprey Ridge. Played our round then headed for the Animal Kingdom for lunch and to visit some attractions we missed. After the Jingle Jungle parade we headed for the Magic Kingdom and dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern.

  • Day 4 - December 12, 2009
    Today we were at EPCOT for the park opening and to check into the D23 Magic and Merriment event. Spent the morning at the event then roamed around EPCOT for the afternoon before attending the 5:00pm Candlelight. Then dinner on the set of Lights, Motors, Action followed by Toy Story, Dessert, and a private showing of the Osborne Lights.

  • Day 5 - December 13, 2009
    Today was Day 2 of the D23 Magic and Merriment event. We started off the morning a bit later then headed for the Magic Kingdom. Had some time to roam the park then met up with the group at the Diamond Horseshoe for lunch. After lunch we had free time as well as a Castle Suite tour. Then this evening we attended the Very Merry Christmas Party as the finale to the event.

  • Day 6 - December 14, 2009
    Started off the morning heading for Downtown Disney. Spent some time at DisneyQuest then headed for the Studios by way of the Swan. After the Studios took the boat to the Yacht/Beach club for dinner at Yachtsman and then visited the Boardwalk before heading to EPCOT to round out the day.

  • Day 7 - December 15, 2009
    Our last full day started off with a trip to the Animal Kingdom in the morning and for lunch then over to EPCOT to spend some time in Future World during the afternoon, dinner at Le Cellier and an evening at World Showcase.

  • Day 8 - December 16, 2009
    Our last day was a partial day. The morning was filled with packing and checking out then it was off to EPCOT to spend the late morning and grab lunch before heading over to the Magic Kingdom for an early afternoon snack and to wrap up our trip.




May 2009

  • Trip overview
    Some general thoughts on this 8 day trip to the WDW Resort on the Platinum package.

  • Day 1 - May 6, 2009
    We hit the ground running with visits to the new Kidani Village at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios today. Included are shots of Stitch's Supersonic Celebration, Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party, the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade and the American Idol Experience.

  • Day 2 - May 7, 2009
    Today started off with a morning round of golf at the Magnolia for three of us and a Wild By Design Tour for the other one. Then we met up and went to lunch at ESPN Club followed by a visit to Downtown Disney and an evening performance of La Nouba before dinner at Fulton's.

  • Day 3 - May 8, 2009
    We headed to Animal Kingdom for the Backstage Safari and then spent a couple hours in the park while half the group went fishing. Then we headed for EPCOT for a couple hours before dinner at Le Cellier.

  • Day 4 - May 9, 2009
    Another early morning as we headed for the Magic Behind our Steam Trains Tour then spent the rest of the morning and some of the early afternoon at the Studios (lunch was at Sci Fi) before heading to EPCOT for a couple hours then to the Polynesian for the Spirit of Aloha show.

  • Day 5 - May 10, 2009
    Started off mother's day taking my mother (as well as the rest of the family) golfing at Lake Buena Vista. We had lunch at the Coral Reef and spent the afternoon at EPCOT, including a Behind the Seeds Tour. dinner was at Le Cellier then we split up with two heading to the Riverside for a carriage ride and the other two of us heading to the Contemporary to watch Wishes from our room then we all met up at the Magic Kingdom for the Magic Hours.

  • Day 6 - May 11, 2009
    We started the day with the Around the World Segway Tour at EPCOT then hiked over to Beaches and Cream for lunch. After lunch two headed for the Contemporary and fishing and the other two of us to the Animal Kingdom for a couple hours. Then we met up at the Contemporary and two went Parasailing and the other two of us went out on a pontoon boat to take pictures. Spent a couple hours at the Magic Kingdom, then dinner was at Narcoossees followed by a fireworks cruise.

  • Day 7 - May 12, 2009
    Had an early morning tee time at Osprey Ridge to start the day, then lunch at Trails End in Fort Wilderness. Headed for the Studios before the rains came and then hid from the storm at the Swan and then the Yacht Club. After dinner at Yachtsman headed for the Magic Kingdom for a couple hours.

  • Day 8 - May 13, 2009
    Our last day started off with the Undiscovered Future World tour at EPCOT for two of us and the other two went Fishing again. We met up at the Magic Kingdom for lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern then headed back to the Contemporary to catch the Magical Express Bus and head for the airport and home.


December 2008

  • Day 1 - December 4, 2008
    Today we arrived in the early evening after traveling all day from Los Angeles. We stopped off at the resort, checked in, then headed for EPCOT for an abbreviated evening at the park.

  • Day 2 - December 5, 2008
    Today we headed for the Magic Kingdom to catch some of the WDW Christmas Parade taping, the Grand Floridian gingerbread house, and then over to the Studios to see the Osborne Lights and ride Toy Story in the evening.

  • Day 3 - December 6, 2008
    Spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom then headed over to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon and to watch more of the Christmas Parade taping. Then back the hotel to watch the USC/UCLA game and wrapped up the night with a return to the Magic Kingdom then quick trip to EPCOT.

  • Day 4 - December 7, 2008
    Spent the morning switching resorts from the Riverside to Coronado Springs. Then headed for EPCOT for the afternoon, a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom in the early evening, and wrapped up the day at EPCOT.

  • Day 5 - December 8, 2008
    Spent the morning golfing at Lake Buena Vista, Lunch and the early afternoon at Animal Kingdom, mid-late afternoon through the evening at the Studios today.

  • Day 6 - December 9, 2008
    Today we visited three parks. Started off at the Animal Kingdom, then headed to Downtown Disney, followed up by the Magic Kingdom and we capped off the evening at EPCOT.

  • Day 7 - December 10, 2008
    Today we zig zagged arcoss Disney property. Started the morning off at the Animal Kingdom, then lunch over at the campground, the afternoon at the Studios, early evening at the Magic Kingdom, then night at EPCOT. In between visited the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge.

  • Day 8 - December 11, 2008
    The morning started off on the threatening side, so took some pictures around Coronado Springs then headed for the Studios as the rain started to fall. Went over to EPCOT in the early afternoon and during the heaviest rain of the day, then as the weather cleared we wandered around World Showcase, before dinner at Yachtsman. After dinner stopped by the Studios again and then back to EPCOT to wrap up the night. In between we visited the EPCOT resorts to look at their holiday decorations.

  • Day 9 - December 12, 2008
    Our last day. Spent the morning packing then headed for Animal Kingdom followed by a trip over to the Magic Kingdom before heading back to catch the Magical Express bus to the airport and then our flight back to LA.

April 2008

  • Day 1 - April 22, 2008
    Today Animal Kingdom turned 10 and I managed to get to the park just after opening (thanks to United and the Contemporary delaying me). Also in this days shots are pictures of the Contemporary Resort and some great sunset shots at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 2 - April 23, 2008
    Today started off looking around the Contemporary before heading over to the Studios. We ate a late lunch over at EPCOT and walked around the Flower and Garden Festival for a while then over to Animal Kingdom for some after dark photos since it was the only day the park was open late.
  • Day 3 - April 24, 2008
    Today we started off with a round of golf on Osprey Ridge and then over to EPCOT and Le Cellier for Lunch. Spent the afternoon at EPCOT and then over to the Magic Kingdom for a quick snack before calling it quits for the day.
  • Day 4 - April 25, 2008
    Day 4 started off with a relaxing around the resort before taking a boat over to Fort Wilderness where we explored the area and then experienced the Back Trail Adventure tour. After the tour we headed to Animal Kingdom and then stopped by EPCOT for Illuminations.
  • Day 5 - April 26, 2008
    Today was a relaxing day, including a trip to the Magic Kingdom, some fishing for half the group and a trip the studios for the rest of us, then an early evening at EPCOT.
  • Day 6 - April 27, 2008
    Started off Golfing at Lake Buena Vista, over to the Boardwalk for lunch at ESPN, spent the early afternoon at the Studios then over to Animal Kingdom for dinner and we ended the day at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 7 - April 28, 2008
    Spent the morning around the Contemporary and then over to the Magic Kingdom. In the afternoon headed for EPCOT, then dinner at Yachtsman, before ending the night with a double feature of fireworks (Illuminations followed by Wishes).
  • Day 8 - April 29, 2008
    Our last day. Spent the morning packing up, then off to the Animal Kingdom for a couple hours before heading back to the Contemporary to grab our Magical Express bus and head back to LA.



December 2007

  • Day 1 - December 12, 2007
    The day started off with an early arrival at MCO then off to Port Orleans, French Quarter. As the sun rose we headed to Downtown Disney, the to EPCOT, the Animal Kingdom and closed the day back at EPCOT.
  • Day 2 - December 13, 2007
    We spent the late morning and early afternoon at EPCOT today and then headed over to Downtown Disney, by way of the Boardwalk, for La Nouba (the Cirque show).
  • Day 3 - December 14, 2007
    We started the day with a round of golf at Osprey Ridge then headed for the Magic Kingdom, followed by a quick trip to the Studios to see the Osborne lights and then to EPCOT for the Candlelight and Illuminations to cap off the evening.
  • Day 4 - December 15, 2007
    We spent the morning at the Magic Kingdom then headed over to EPCOT in the afternoon, grabbed dinner at Port Orleans Riverside then back to the Magic Kingdom for some night shots and a couple of attractions, finishing up the day at EPCOT.
  • Day 5 - December 16, 2007
    Today we started off at the Animal Kingdom then headed over to the Studios of the afternoon/evening before calling it an early night.
  • Day 6 - December 17, 2007
    Spent the morning golfing at Lake Buena Vista and then off to the Animal Kingdom for the afternoon. Did some resort hopping with a quick trip out to Coronado Springs then the Animal Kingdom Lodge before ending up at the Yacht Club for dinner. After dinner stopped by the Beach Club then over to EPCOT for the evening.
  • Day 7 - December 18, 2007
    Our last day. After packing up it was off to the Magic Kingdom Resorts (the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian). Then into the Magic Kingdom before heading back to Port Orleans to catch our Magical Express bus back to the airport.


March 2007

  • Day 1 - March 20, 2007
    The day started off with a pre-dawn arrival at MCO then a quick "private" bus to Port Orleans. We visited Animal Kingdom first, then spent the afternoon/evening at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 2 - March 21, 2007
    We trekked outside WDW to start the day with a quick trip out to Celebration. The afternoon was spent at the Studios and the evening at Animal Kingdom (which was open till 10pm).
  • Day 3 - March 22, 2007
    We had an 8am tee time at Osprey Ridge. After golfing we spent the afternoon and evening at EPCOT.
  • Day 4 - March 23, 2007
    Today we went in circles... we headed for EPCOT first then spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom before heading over to the Contemporary where we saw the last portion of the North wing demolished. We spent the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom and then doubled back to the Animal Kingdom followed by EPCOT and finishing up back at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 5 - March 24, 2007
    Spent some time at the Riverside and then off to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon. In the late afternoon went over to the Animal Kingdom and then back to the Riverside and Downtown Disney.
  • Day 6 - March 25, 2007
    Spent the morning at the Shades of Green Resort then headed to EPCOT and the ESPN Club for Lunch. After lunch went over to Magic Kingdom for a while then another late afternoon trip to the Animal Kingdom before dinner. Ate dinner at the Riverside then went to the Studios to watch Fantasmic.
  • Day 7 - March 26, 2007
    Had a 7:30am tee time at Eagle Pines. After golfing spent some more time at the Animal Kingdom and then headed over to the Yacht Club for dinner and an evening at EPCOT.
  • Day 8 - March 27, 2007
    Spent the morning at the Magic Kingdom, then made a last minute shopping trip to Downtown Disney before heading to the airport and home.

 


December 2006

  • Day 1 - December 5, 2006
    The day started off with a bright and early arrival at MCO, a quick Bus ride to Pop Century and then we visited the Magic Kingdom and ended our day at EPCOT.
  • Day 2 - December 6, 2006
    The day started off at EPCOT seeing the new Seas with Nemo attraction, then some Resort hopping and a trip to Downtown Disney. For the evening we headed to the extended hours at Animal Kingdom to experience the park after dark.
  • Day 3 - December 7, 2006
    Day 3 started off back at Animal Kingdom to see the new Finding Nemo Musical and then we headed to the Studios for the afternoon to see the parade and then the Osborne Lights before ending up at EPCOT for Illuminations to end our day.
  • Day 4 - December 8, 2006
    Today started off winning a prize at the Studios and then a cold round of golf over at the Magnolia followed by dinner at EPCOT before calling it an early evening.
  • Day 5 - December 9, 2006
    We started off the morning at the Animal Kingdom then headed over to EPCOT for the afternoon and ended the day at the Magic Kingdom. The highlight of the day was seeing the night launch of the Space Shuttle from the edge of Bay Lake.
  • Day 6 - December 10, 2006
    Today we ran the cycle, all four Disney theme parks. We started off at the Studios finishing up a couple things we wanted to see and then headed for the Animal Kingdom for a couple hours before heading to the Magic Kingdom and then closing our day at EPCOT.
  • Day 7 - December 11, 2006
    The day started off with an early tee time at Eagle Pines and then over to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon and we ended our day at the Studios.
  • Day 8 - December 12, 2006
    Only one more day to go, so today was catch-up day. We looked at our plans and we had quite a few things left to see/experience at EPCOT so we ended up spending the entire day there. Then we headed over to the EPCOT Resorts for dinner and to see their Holiday displays.
  • Day 9 - December 13, 2006
    Our last day. It consisted of packing up then we headed for the Animal Kingdom and then over to the Magic Kingdom before heading back to catch our ride to the airport and plane back to Los Angeles.

April/May 2006

  • Day 1 - April 26, 2006
    Day 1 involved a hike to the grocery store at Crossroads, then a trip to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and ended our day at Animal Kingdom.
  • Day 2 - April 27, 2006
    Day 2's morning was spent at the Studios. Then we split up. Two headed for the Bay Lake and fishing and the other two of us stayed at the Studios then we all met up at EPCOT for dinner and a pleasant evening at the park.
  • Day 3 - April 28, 2006
    Day 3 started off on the links.. we hit Disney's Oak Trail course in the morning then spent the late morning and early afternoon at the Magic Kingdom. Headed over to EPCOT later in the afternoon then back to the Resort before spending the evening at the Studios.
  • Day 4 - April 29, 2006
    Day 4 we returned to the Animal Kingdom to find it quite crowded and then we headed over to the Magic Kingdom to try a VMK Quest before ending up at EPCOT for the evening.
  • Day 5 - April 30, 2006
    Day 5 starts off heading for EPCOT with an afternoon trip to Animal Kingdom and ends with the evening at the Magic Kingdom with a viewing of Wishes and Spectro Magic.
  • Day 6 - May 1, 2006
    Started off with a 7:00am Tee Time at the Palm, followed by an afternoon visit to the Studios and we called it an early evening after a shopping trip to Downtown Disney.
  • Day 7 - May 2, 2006
    Day 7 started with a trip to the Animal Kingdom. Then we split up and half went fishing and the others stayed at Animal Kingdom. We met up for dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse and enjoyed a leisurely evening at EPCOT for our last night.
  • Day 8 - May 3. 2006
    Our last day. We spent the early morning packing. Then checked out and headed for the Magic Kingdom followed by a trip to EPCOT before heading back to Pop Century for our Magical Express trip back to the airport.

May 2005

  • Day 1 - May 4, 2005
    Day 1 features a look around the Radisson, the drive to the Magic Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom itself, including shots of Small World, the castle, and preparations for the 50th press event May 5.
  • Day 2 - May 5, 2005
    Day 2 - 05-05-05 is the kickoff of the Happiest Homecomings on Earth Celebration for Disneyland's 50th. We have pictures of the Disney World portion of the kick event as well as other shots from the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and the Studios plus some resort shots from Pop Century and the Radisson to round out this nearly 60 page update.
  • Day 3 - May 6, 2005
    Day 3 - Starts off with a relaxing round of Golf on the Palm course, followed by a trip to see Lights, Motors, Action then off to EPCOT for dinner and a concert to close the day.
  • Day 4 - May 7, 2005
    Day 4 - A trip to EPCOT, fishing on Bay Lake, the Magic Kingdom and we end the day at Downtown Disney.
  • Day 5 - May 8, 2005
    Day 5 - Starts off with a look around Pop Century then over to Animal Kingdom for a look at Lucky and then Expedition Everest. We spent the afternoon and evening at EPCOT. Included in this update are shots of the Hong Kong Disneyland Exhibit in China, Flower & Garden Shots, plus a random array of shots around the park.
  • Day 6 - May 9, 2005
    Day 6 - Most of the day was taken up with the Backstage Magic tour so not that many pictures, but we do have a selection of shots from the Magic Kingdom, then EPCOT at night.
  • Day 7 - May 10, 2005
    Day 7 - Our last day was a marathon to all the parks. We started off at the Animal Kingdom, then the Studios followed by mini golf, dinner, EPCOT, and concluded at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 8 - May 11, 2005
    Day 8 we head home..

September/October 2004



May 2004

  • Day 1 - May 12, 2004 - Day 1 includes shots at the new Pop Century Resort and the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 2- May 13, 2004 - Our first full day at the WDW Resort spans, golf, two theme parks, and more. It includes shots of Expedition Everest, the City Streets, and the Pop Century Resort at night. Plus our normal array of shots as we experience the resort.
  • Day 3 - May 14, 2004 - Starts off with the Wild By Design! tour at the Animal Kingdom, followed by some Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, and Wilderness Lodge Villas shots. The last 35 pages are of the Disney Studios, including construction shots of the new Motor Stunt show, tram shots, Tower of Terror, and more..
  • Day 4 - May 15, 2004 - Day 4 is moving day. We start off with some last Pop Century shots, then head for the Beach Club. This update also features EPCOT shots by day and night.
  • Day 5 - May 16, 2004 - Day 5 was a relaxing day. Starting off with a fishing trip out of the Y&B Club that headed for EPCOT, followed by a relaxing afternoon around the Resort, then a trip to EPCOT's World Showcase. Camera 2 - World Showcase shots at EPCOT and then a couple pages of Mini Golf shots from Fantasia Golf's Fairways course.
  • Day 6 - May 17, 2004 - Day 6 starts off with some EPCOT shots and us on the new Segway Experience(tour), followed by an afternoon visit to Animal Kingdom then ending up back at EPCOT for dinner and fireworks.
  • Day 7 - May 18, 2004 - Day 7 starts off at the Magnolia golfing, followed by World Showcase, then a trip to the Magic Kingdom. Camera 2 -
    Day 7 starts out with a pictorial tour of the Shades of Green, then off to the EPCOT Resorts followed by World Showcase and the Magic Kingdom closes the day..
  • Day 8 - May 19, 2004 - Day 8 includes a visit to the Animal Kingdom, Disney's Newest Resort, Saratoga Springs, and some EPCOT shots.
  • Day 9 - May 20, 2004 - Day 9 starts off with a quick visit to the Studios and Animal Kingdom before calling it an early day at EPCOT.
  • Day 10 - May 21, 2004 - Day 10 is our last full day at WDW. We start off golfing at Osprey Ridge, followed by a visit to the Magic Kingdom before ending up at EPCOT for the evening.
  • Day 11 - May 22, 2004 - Day 11, our final day.. we did a quick trip out to Animal Kingdom before packing up and heading home.. this update includes some AK shots as well as our Beach Club room and view in closing.


March 2003

  • Day 1 - March 20, 2003
    Here we have day 1 of our latest WDW trip. It has shots of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Animal Kingdom Park, and EPCOT.
  • Day 2- March 21, 2003
    Here is day 2 of the trip, some time on the Road today as we go to the Magic Kingdom, Studios, and end the day in EPCOT.
  • Day 3 - March 22, 2003
    This is day 3 of the trip. We start off at the AKL and head to the Studios, EPCOT for dinner, and finish the day at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Day 4 - March 23, 2003
    Day 4 was a soggy day, but we still managed to visit a three of four parks.
  • Day 5- March 24, 2003
    Our last full day and we managed to visit a couple parks, Downtown Disney, and more..
  • Day 6- March 25, 2003
    Our last day as we pack up and head home, a look around the AKL as we waited for the airport car...


December 2002


May 2002
  • Day 1 Update
    This is the first in a five part series taking a look at each day, much like I do for my regular Disneyland Updates. The first day features shots from EPCOT and the Disney Studios. I started off the update with a quick recap of what I did that day.
  • Day 2 Update
    This is the second in a five part series taking a look at each day. This day involved visiting three parks. The first part of the day was at the Studios. The afternoon was at Animal Kingdom with a quick trip through the Magic Kingdom, then back to the Studios for Fantasmic.
  • Day 3 Update
    This is the third in a five part series taking a look at each day. This day features mostly shots of the Magic Kingdom and a couple from EPCOT and one of the new pool at the Grand Floridian.
  • Day 4 Update
    Day four has some shots from Animal Kingdom the new Dinorama area and from EPCOT's world showcase. Then a couple Downtown Disney and All Star Sports shots to end the day.
  • Day 5 Update
    This is the fifth and final day of my trip to WDW. It includes some shots of the All Star Resort room and of EPCOT.
  • Some of our thoughts and observations:
    • Trip Report
      Journal entries of what I did each day as well as some random observations
    • Overview/ Initial Thoughts - This "column" features some impressions, observations, thoughts I had on the trip.
    • Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World Thoughts - Overview / Attractions: My thoughts on WDW vs. Dland. On the attractions page I give some thoughts on comparing common attractions between the two US Disney properties.
 
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