Thursday, May 26, 2011

A "Disney"rific Time!

[caption id="attachment_1347" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Sunset On Cinderella's Castle"][/caption]

Last week, my family and I took our annual vacation to Walt Disney World. For the last five years or so, we've gone there for vacation for a number of reasons.

For one, it's fun. There's never an end to what you can do at Walt Disney World. You've got theme parks, water parks, shopping, camgrounds, boat rides, and I could keep going, but I won't.

Another reason we go there regularly is how accommodating they are with people with allergies. This is extremely important for us because our daughter has a lot, and I mean A LOT, of food allergies. The chef's at Disney always know their food, and they were willing to make food specifically for our daughter that was cooked separately from other foods to prevent cross-contamination of the allergens.

We had a blast, and the pictures below show it all! But now, the vacation is over, and it's back to work, home duties, writing, and self-publishing ebooks.

[caption id="attachment_1365" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="My daughter, Emma, dancing with Goofy at Mickey's Backyard BBQ"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1364" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Emma and I getting ready to take off in our spaceship (and me being pun intended)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1363" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Emma couldn't wait to get her picture taken with Buzz Lightyear!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="I sneak a kiss on my wife, Jennifer, while my son, Ethan, takes a picture"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1362" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="The Peoplemover is dark in spots and Emma got scared. So my son, Ethan, offered to hold her hand."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1360" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="My beautiful wife and cute daughter get ready to ride the Merry Go 'Round"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1359" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="This is the classic picture every family should have if they visit Walt Disney World"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1358" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Prince Charming puts Emma's tiara on her head"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1357" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Of course, we had to make time for the pool"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1356" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="It's great meeting celebrities like Donald Duck"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1355" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="In this picture you can find two great kids and two Goofys"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1354" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="How'd I ever get so lucky? That's a great woman there. If you look in the distance you can see Spaceship Earth (the "Epcot ball")"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1353" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="A scene from the Beauty & the Beast play"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1352" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Be sure to ride the Toy Story ride at Hollywood Studios. It's so much fun!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1351" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Another classic picture, this time at Hollywood Studios"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1350" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="That sculpture of Woody & Buzz Lightyear taking off into space is made entirely of Legos!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1349" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="A Cars 2 mural found at Downtown Disney"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Our final evening entailed eating dinner at the Cape May Buffet and then walking on the beach ourside of the Beach Club Resort"][/caption]