When I woke up the morning of our last day at the Disney parks, I felt so sad. It seemed like just yesterday we had surprised the kids with the news(which we did back in August) I need to post that video because it was CLASSIC :) Squeals and screams of delight! We had them do a treasure hunt and at the end was a suitcase and when they opened it ballons flew out and the tickets and a note were inside. They couldnt' believe it. And its been so fun planning it and talking about it ever since. So to realize it was the last day of a much anticipated vacation was a bummer. But we knew we just had to relish every second!
We spent our very last day at Hollywood Studios. We did the backlot tour where the kids thought it was awesome to see lots of movie props and to get near-drenched in a movie simulator geyser thingamajig. Ella and Aubrey were stoked to see the painted farmhouse from the Hannah Montana movie:) We also stumbled upon some favorite characters from Pixar movies and to the kids sheer excitement: Phineas & Ferb. This is their favorite show these days. Cali was especially enamored by them. With their souvenir money from Nana & Tata, we bought them super cute sweatshirts and toys. Cali's choice was a small stuffed Perry the Platypus from the show. Phineas & Ferb passed him around and were so funny. They were the most fun characters we encountered the whole trip. They were playing around with the kids and making Cali giggle. It was so so cute! We also were able to watch Beauty & the Beast-the musical and be part of the American Idol Experience. That was one of my favorite shows! I loved being able to vote on a keypad:) And the girl I voted for won! (which is actually real-the people that win each day get a ticket to the front of the line at the actual American Idol auditions)
Another highlight of the day for Cali was seeing Winnie the Pooh. You might think, well, didn't you guys just have dinner with them? Well, at dinner, she wouldn't get too close to him. But when she saw him at Hollywood Studios, she decided that she wanted more than ANYTHING to hug him. And luckily there was no line, so she got her own one on one time with Pooh. And was the happiest kid ever :) The kids favorite ride of the day was Star Tours. All three girls rode it(we were proud of Cali) and Cali said at the end of our trip that "Star Burst" was her favorite ride :)
We ended the day watching the best show ever, Fantasmic. And then headed over to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights and were truly wowed by it. I have NEVER seen so many Christmas lights in my life. And they were synched to music. It was the perfect way to end the day at the parks. There was Christmas music and fake snow. We danced and had a fun time together. And then sadly, we left :(
But the night wasn't over, we still had dinner planned with Cinderella, Prince Charming & crew at the Grand Floridian. And did we get a special treat...sitting at the table right next to us were Bella Thorne and Zendaya from the hit Disney show- Shake it Up! Aubrey almost passed out :) She was very shy and didn't want to go up to them but Joey and I talked her into it and she got their autograph and picture with them! Ella wouldn't do it(and is kicking herself now). We printed out the picture so Aubrey could take it to school the following week:) She was beyond thrilled. And the kids at school were wowed since these are the two biggest Disney stars right now on TV. And you'll see in the last picture, two very excited faces. Well, Aubrey & Ella are sitting in their chairs after they left...lol.
And thats a wrap!