Thursday, June 11, 2009

More Disney doings!

Say what you will.

Say it's hot, the lines are long, the people are pushy and your feet hurt.

But this is the magic of Disney and it truly is magical. Walt Disney was a visionary, and the grander-than-life tradition he started so many years ago lives on today.

In spite of crowds and lines, there are an amazing number of people entertained and fed and taken care of here every day. And everything is clean and the cast members are friendly. In 6 days, all the restrooms have even been clean.

And their innovation is astounding. The concept of fast-pass for coming back to a ride at a designated time to avoid long lines is great. And they created their own web-based application that uses Disney proprietary technology to transmit digital photos in real time so Disney goers can view or order photos taken throughout the parks almost instantly.
Ok - I'm a sucker for topiary -- even if it isn't real (which I'm sure it's not!).
And look, more Agapanthus -- one of my favorites as you know!

Early in the day before we've melted. Today we shopped in the morning at Dowtown Disney and Kallie went to the Bibbity Boppity Boutique to get her hair done and to get a tiara and some sparkles and a sash!
Here she is, walking the Lego dogs!

And I just had to share this one -- this is one of our most common sights!


Pam/Digging said...

Looks like you're all having fun, despite the heat. I agree, Disney is a magical place, even for adults. But I went when the weather was cool. I'm not sure I'd be in as good a humor as you are at this time of year. I'm like the Wicked Witch who screams, "I'm melting!" ;-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are the best Mom. Six days??!! Amazing. I would have melted the first day. Ha... It does look like fun though.

Diana said...

Pam - Oh, I AM melting. And so excited to come back to 100+ degrees!!!

Lisa -- Well, we were only going to do 4 days - 4 parks, right? But Disney had a buy 4 get 7 free, who can refuse that?!! It's ok, we had a light day today and a nap and tomorrow will be slow, too.

getgrounded said...

Callie is having a dream-come-true vacation, isn't she? I've never gotten to go to Disney, though it's on my bucket list. I hope you are having as much fun as she is!

Bonnie said...

glad you're having a great time. I'm sure you will feel like you need a spa vacation after your disney vacation.

Gail said...

You've created wonderful memories for your sweetie pie! She looks so happy.


Diana said...

Get Grounded -- Kallie had a wonderful time and we did, too. It's good to have it on your bucket list -- you would love it. They really do it up right. I came back to lots of weeds! But I am glad to be home.

Bonnie - I DO need a spa vacation! Kallie has VBS this next week every morning, so maybe I can get some time then. But I will probably be pulling weeds and pruning!

Gail - we all have great memories. I think 6-1/2 was the perfect age -- she even rode on big, scary rides that I wouldn't go on!