I finally got to go on the Haunted Mansion ride. It's still decked out from Halloween with The Nightmare Before Christmas. I had really been looking forward to seeing it. We tried just before Halloween. Waited in line for over 30 minutes and finally got up to the house when they closed the attraction for some stupid reason. This time, there was no wait at all, we went right in. I took Liam, Declan, Fionn and Mary. As soon as we got into the elevator, Liam started SCREAMING and didn't stop until we got off the ride. I didn't get to enjoy it at all.
|This female duck was a greedy little s***. Her mate is standing next to her.|
They also had fun in the jail, but there were too many kids inside to get a good picture. Liam was too scared to go in. He didn't like the loud noise it made.
We saw Goofy and Daisy Duck over by the fountain. Fionn and Liam were very excited about the water. They were playing in it and at one point, Liam almost fell in. (The picture below is what I was talking about.)
We saw a cute set of Christmas trees that I tried to get a picture of, but the sun was in their eyes and they wanted no part of pictures taken. By this time, I was running out of ways to entertain them. Liam just wanted to run wild and I still had to keep an eye on Lizzie, who was sleeping in the stroller. Finally, Sean and the others returned. It was on to lunch.
Let me just tell you, the place we ate at, (I can't remember the name) had the WORST food ever. Sean ordered all the kids burgers and fries. The burgers were cold, (had been cooked and sitting for some time) and really greasy. I couldn't finish mine. I was afraid of getting food poisoning. Sean of course sent an email to Disney and was given free meal passes. Next time we go, we'll stick to our usual deli or the corn dog trucks.
After lunch we headed to Tomorrow Land. Not my favorite area of the park. I personally think its stupid, but Sean and Declan wanted to go on the Star Wars ride. They got a fast pass and went on the Buzz ride to kill some time. By time they got off, Liam, Sam and Lizzie were all in a bad mood and wanted no part of waiting for them to go on another ride. So we skipped Star Wars and headed to Downtown Disney. We stopped at a few shops and headed out. It was starting to rain, so we decided to duck into the Disney Store and look around. I saw a lot of the toy sets we got the kids for Christmas, only doubled in price. Crazy how expensive that store is. After leaving the store, we stopped at the best candy store ever, Marceline's Confectionary. Now, if you've never been to this store, you're missing out. They have everything you could think of, dipped in the BEST chocolate. we told the kids to go pick out one candy each. I thought for sure they would go for the chocolaty stuff in the cases, instead they ALL (except Declan) picked those nasty swirly lollipops. My kids are weird. Declan picked a chocolate covered pineapple slice, (which was amazing) took one bite of it, and said it was too sweet. WOW, my kids are really weird. Sean go me a chocolate and caramel dipped marshmallow. So yummy!!!!
We were all starving by time we left the park, so when we got home, Sean made the kids PB&J sandwiches with corn. (Totally ghetto I know, but he wanted to make something quick and easy so they could go to bed.) Once the kids were all done, we ate something, I just can't remember what.
The next morning, Cian and Fionn were puking and the others started catching a cold. In fact, I now have it and it really sucks. Fever, sore throat, cough, stuffed up head and nose. Now, I think Fionn has the beginning of an ear infection as well. The price you pay for taking the kids to Disney during cold season....sigh. I'll leave you with a few more pictures!
|Lizzie sleeping in the stroller.|
|Mommy and Sam in the trolly.|
|Lizzie and Sam snacking.|
|Love her beautiful blue eyes!|
|Sean taking pictures of the kids.|
|Great shot Sean got in the Small World boat.|
|Poinsettias at Disney|
|Disney Castle decorated for Christmas.|
|Horrible shot of me and Sam|
|Liam on the trolly.|
|Mary on the Merry go round.|
|Lets not forget Declan.|