A money saver

I took this while in line with Megan for Rock ‘n Roller Coaster


Before we get too far away from the Disney trip, there are two things I learned  that I thought I would share.44805470006

First is the photo pass plus.  Thanks to a friend (thanks Vince!) I learned about this before our trip and took full advantage.  For $169.95 you can preorder the pass which will allow you to order a photo disc of all pictures taken inside the parks.  It also includes any photos taken while riding  Space Mountain; Splash Mountain; Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin; The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror; Rock ‘n Roller Coaster; Expedition Everest; and Dinosaur (you know those that they snap as you are about to drop from a loop or twist wildly. The one’s that they charge an arm and a leg for at the end of the ride).  If you have plans to attend character meals many of those pictures are included also, (1900 Park Fare; ‘Ohana (breakfast); Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show; Chef Mickey’s; Cinderella’s Royal Table; Tusker House (breakfast); Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue; and Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus) Royal Banquet).44805470015









What I found interesting is the several conversations I had with different photographers at the parks who say that it has been in place for a year yet they are surprised that more people do not take advantage of the deal. I ordered our disc yesterday, it includes 272 pictures.  We have pics from every ride except Splash Mountain since it is closed for maintenance.  We also attended 4 meals and have great family photos to preserve those memories. We never would have bought the ride pictures without this but having them is very cool!  Best deal for the money around!

The other thing I learned is that I could never eat all of the food provided as part of the Deluxe Dinning Plan.  Three, three course meals a day is a ton of food! We tried early on in the week :-).  By mid-week we started canceling meals, we were all full!  Next time around we could definitely down size the meal plan!


Another beautiful day in sunny Florida although it did start off chilly. As we left the hotel this morning it was very chilly, about 55 degrees. It was a nice morning and the weather called for a beautiful day so I dressed the girls in shorts and tee shirts. As soon as we walked outside Frank asked if we wanted him to run back to the room for sweatshirts. Of course i said no since I would be the one carrying them around as son as they came off, and the girls agreed which made it easy. Stating at the bus stop I started to second guess but of course would not admit it. Standing in line at the Magic Kingdom waiting to get in for our breakfast at the castle we were cold, that is until the sun started to burn through the fog, thank goodness!


After breakfast we did something which was symbolically very important to all of us, we went to see one of the newest character added to the Disney visiting schedule, Merida. For those who have read earlier posts, you know that she has become important to my family. I will go more in detail on another post, glad we all got to meet her!


The day wrapped up at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha show which was cute. The food was good and the girls had fun oh and one again the other 3 members of my family ended up on stage so a fun time was had by all!


Tomorrow is a long day at Hollywood studios, and I am tired. The rest of the family is already asleep so I think I will join them.

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.


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


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.


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!