Sunday, March 29, 2015

Disney Epcot

Hi peeps, thanks for popping over to Epcot with us. We had another beautiful sunny day here at Walt Disney World, and our timing to visit Epcot this year was simply perfect.
Oh hello Wee Shaemus, thanks for tagging along with us too...

From March 4th until May 17th the Epcot International Flower Garden Festival is in full swing or bloom should I say? You could literally smell it in the air, and Rick didn’t fail to capture some of the most beautiful locally grown Disney Character topiaries either.
Here are a few that just seemed to come to life before our very eyes.

Hard to believe that these monorails have been around since the day one (October 1, 1971), they still look so futuristic.

Ah, Miss Piggy too!

Rain clouds looming yonder…

Oh, and we all had some St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Rose and Crown, the end of a perfect day!
Our day at Epcot was most enjoyable. There wasn’t the crowded chaos that comes with Magic Kingdom, and you could actually be an adult and have a beer with your meal! 
Don't get me wrong, I totally get why Magic Kingdom is dry, who the hell wants to have drunk and obnoxious people around all those impressionable kids? Plus we were told that it was actually Walt's dream on top of all that.
Speaking of Walt, it actually makes me a wee bit sad knowing that Walt wasn't able to see his dream of Disney World come to life. If he could only see what his dream has become today, or maybe he can? This vast property covers 43 square miles, in which it houses 27 themed resort hotels, 9 non–Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, one nine-hole walking golf course for young golfers, two themed miniature golf courses, one camping resort which is simply awesome by the way.
 Magic Kingdom was the first and original theme park to open in the complex followed by Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, which opened later throughout the 1980s and 1990s. When we come back, an we will, we have to get the latter two parks in.
It was fun being a kid for a day, and I have to be honest when I say it was indeed a very magical place to be.
We'll leave you with this selfie of us so you can see for yourselves the affect this magical place can have on a person...
Thanks for stopping by our blog, we really hope you enjoy it and,  hope it helps you keep tabs on us as we explore our lives while living out our retirement dream on our beautiful motor home.
We are having so much fun and really enjoying our lives, so stay tuned as we hit the road again, destination New Orleans. Take care and we’ll be back here again soon.
Rick, Sandra, Toby and Wee Shaemus xo

Disney Magic Kingdom

Hello peeps! Chillax’n reporting in after spending what will always be remembered as the week we became children again.
This will be an easy post with regards to the narrative because Disney World vacations only need to be experienced not explained. With the help of Rick’s beautiful photography, we will let his photos tell our story. We have also created two individual posts, this one entirely about Magic Kingdom and the next one about Epcot. It was our hope and intention to visit Animal Kingdom while we were there too, but it poured rain on our last day, so we will save that for another time!
The first few photos are from Disney’s Fort Wilderness, a campground and RV resort within the Magic Kingdom resort area. By far it is the best campground you will ever find anywhere in the world, yes it indeed can hold that title. People just come there to camp never mind go into any of the theme parks!
There is an insane number of things to do there, so I will provide you with this link and you’re a click away from seeing for yourself what I mean.  
Various forms of transportation are literally at your doorstep or only steps away, so put away your car keys while you're there. If you want to drive to any of the theme parks you can do that too, all parking is included in your theme park passes. Rick was totally impressed with Disney’s infrastructure; making a comment once or twice about when a park closed down and there is the mass exodus of crowds he noticed the fact that he never had to touch the brake pedal when navigating back to the campground. There is a lot to be said for that in itself!
This was our campsite for 8 awesome days.

Oh one word of advice…take a flashlight along with you at night when walking you’re dog, one never knows when there will be a hot steaming pile of horse doo doo on the street, ugh!

Even Toby had his own pet resort to go to while Mommy & Daddy went out to play. Disney Pet Care was only a few miles away from the campground, and for $32.00 per day he could be there the entire day; overnights are available too. He had his own room complete with patio, was walked 2-3 times depending on how long he was there and was provided with his own food and water.
We took the boat back and forth to Magic Kingdom each time, but opted to drive to Epcot because it was easier to drop off and pick up Toby as we passed by the Pet Care facility.

Entrance to Magic Kingdom, let the fun begin…

If you have issues with mobility issues or are just plain old tired this little train will get you around Magic Kingdom nicely, and there isn’t that long of a wait either!
 Some scenery along the tracks…





Ok, now that you have seen our day at Magic Kingdom, and of course the main man with his main squeeze, lets go to Epcot together shall we; see you there...