Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Adams Family Visits for the Holidays: Disney World's Epcot Center (December 2015)

After spending the first week of our holiday break with family in south Florida, we decided to move the party north to Orlando!  A huge shout out to Gel who did all of these activities while being 8 months pregnant.  She amazed me everyday, always had a smile on her face, and never complained.  Knowing that she and our mom would not appreciate long days at Disney parks, I was very meticulous with our planning each day.  We made sure to be at each of the parks right at opening before the large crowds arrived.  I also scheduled Fast Passes very intricately to be the most efficient with our time.  I know that sounds crazy, but it made each day so smooth and we were able to see and do everything we wanted.

Our first day up in Orlando was spent driving and getting settled into our hotel.  Gel, Stuart, and Bradley drove up earlier that day so they could see Universal Studios and do Harry Potter World.  Since I had literally been there three weeks earlier with my friend, Janelle, I decided to opt out of that adventure for the day.

Our second day in Orlando we planned for Epcot.
Epcot has quickly become one of our favorites over the past few years of living here in Florida.  There is actually a lot for both kids and adults to do.  We had a lot of fun exploring the different worlds, going on all the rides, and eating yummy foods.

Family pics under the Epcot ball
We loved that Bradley wore his new shirt!

Madly in love with our sweet boy!

We first went to test track, were we had fast passes and then a rider swap so everyone was able to skip the lines.  Dax loved building his virtual car and then exploring all the trucks and cars on display at the end.

We then made our way over to the Seas and rode the Nemo ride as a big family.  We all loved exploring the massive aquarium at the end of the ride.  Dax loved calling out all the sea animals he knew.
We love aquariums!

To help with mom's knee and back, we rented a little motorized scooter for her.  She loved being able to zip around the parks and Dax loved the chance to hop on as well.
After the Seas, we all headed over to the Land and went on a couple rides.  Living with the Land is one of our favorites.  It's an educational boat ride that takes you through the past, present, and future techniques of farming.  It was pretty interesting to see how they were able to grow all the different plants.

Dax was extremely excited to meet one of his favorite Disney characters...
Baymax from Big Hero 6
He even did a fist bump with him.

We walked around part of the worlds with everyone, rode the Donald Duck ride in Mexico, and looked at all the Christmas decorations.  Dallas, Daxton, and I then split from our family so they could visit the rest of the countries.

Dallas, Daxton, and I decided to go visit some of the disney hotels for a change of scenery.  We ended up doing valet at the Polynesian resort, looked around the hotel, ate yummy dole whip poolside, and swam the afternoon away.  It was a great way to end our first full day in Orlando with family.

The inside of Disney's Polynesian Resort

Dax loved all the different water slides in the kids area.
Seriously, that face!
We love our little man so much and love his excitement for life.

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