My Family, Our trip to Disney World

Ready to go home

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So, after a year of preparation, much anticipation and money spent,a good time was had by the entire family but to be honest I can not wait to get home! I want to sleep in my own bed, eat in my own kitchen and just lay on my sofa. We did have a ton of fun! We did the parks from front to back and inside out. We saw every show, rode every ride (well most of us did), and we ate a ton of food.

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I will not miss the several block long walk to my room but I will miss the friends that we have been watching of the balcony.

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Madison’s stomach is still not normal. We hit every bathroom in Hollywood studios at least twice. Megan joined the club today with a good cough. Traveling with kids is not easy! With that said, I and so happy we were able to do this with them. A trip like this may never come again but the memories will last forever!

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My Family, Our trip to Disney World

They don’t get much better than this!

Waking up to sunshine was a good sign, Madison’s stomach feeling better was a better sign but being the first to be seated at the Tusker House buffet with Donald Duck and friends set up a great day! I can not say I have ever had the pleasure of being first in line at a freshly stocked buffet. What makes this even more special was being the first table in line for the characters to visit so we were able to wrap up a great meal which was loved by the kids in 35 minutes setting us on our way to the safari.

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The weather was just gorgeous today! Having Madison feeling better and smiling again made the day bright for all of us!

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Megan was able to ride Expedition Everest 5 times making today complete for her. Madison on the other hand hates rides so Frank and I took turns walking with her collecting stamps for her discovery card. She completed her card which made the day complete for her. Seeing the girls happy made the day complete for me and having all of us happy, well I guess that makes the day complete for the hubby.

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Tomorrow we are set for breakfast at Cinderella’s castle and dinner at the luau. The weather looks to again be fabulous. I look forward to another great day!

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My Family, Our trip to Disney World

Hollywood, Epcot, a little magic and stomach issues

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It has been a busy few days. So yesterday we went to Hollywood studios and once there realized there was much more to do then we realized on our last Disney visit. I also came to realize that no one needs to eat the way we have been so far. At brunch, which was enjoyed at the 50’s prime time dinner with the same waiter who severed us on our last trip to Disney, I went online and changed some things around. Several meal reservations were canceled and some others moved around allowing us to go back to Hollywood on Friday all day.

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There was another rain shower which ironically happened once again while we were eating. (The Brown Derby this time for those keeping track). By the time we were finished the sun was out and our plans for Fantasmic were still on track. The show was very cool and enjoyed by all. It was another late night which was starting to take a toll on the girls. The wait for the bus was way too long and then way too crowded and way too hot. The only complaint I have about this Disney experience is the bus service, but I will leave it there.

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By this morning Madi was just not herself. Now, on the only other family vacation we have ever taken she ended up with and ear infection half way through. This morning she was complaining of her stomach. There was no fever so I wrote it off to all of the eating, (as we headed out to Chef Mickey’s for breakfast). She was kind of blah there but did enjoy the characters. Throughout breakfast though we had to hit the bathroom a few times. It became very clear to me that the stomach pain was also an intestinal issue.

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We headed to Epcot and hit every bathroom along the route. Madison was cranky and for the first time we had real rain. We had a great lunch in Canada and had originally talked about making it an early day back to the hotel. After lunch it started to clear so we decided to head back to the magic kingdom for a little bit. We were stunned to find one of the smallest crowds we have ever seen there. Megan rode space mountain 4 times in under 40 minutes with Frank and I switching on and off with sitting with Madison who did not want to do anything. I know, someone is thinking how awful we are to make here hang out but after a year of prep, thousands of dollars spent and massive anticipation shit happens!

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We left the park by 7:30 and hit the hotel by 8:15. By 8:30, my poor Madison had thrown up everything she has consumed during the day. She calmly took herself to the bathroom, announced to me what had happened and then told me she felt much better. I stripped her down and let her soak in the tube for a while and she was in bed by 9:15. She seemed tired but fully normal. She had a drink and a little bite of something to eat with no issue. We have a big day tomorrow at Animal Kingdom, I hope she is feeling better. After all of this time I hate seeing any glimpse of sad faces. Fingers are crossed!