Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Year's Weekend

Obviously the post is a little late but I wanted to put up some pictures from our fun weekend in Orlando. We spent a few days in Florida over the New Year's Eve weekend. And yes, we made it to DISNEY WORLD. I actually felt a little guilty because we didn't take Harper with us. I was advised by several mamas to wait a little while longer until I bring him with us. I was beyond surprised by the large amount of babies I saw at the theme parks that day! We even saw a few newborns.  It made me miss my little munchkin.

We happened to go on a VERY CHILLY day. I didn't realize it got down in the 40's in Orlando but it does and it did on the day we decided to park hopping. The great thing about cold weather in Orlando, apparently it keeps more people out of the parks. We didn't have to wait in line at all! We could walk right on to any and every ride. So we were able to try them all out and it was worth dealing with the cold.

We started off at Animal Kingdom. I grew up in Florida but never made it to Animal Kingdom... we always ended up at Magic Kingdom, Universal, or Busch Gardens. I am so glad we decided to go. It was INCREDIBLE. We really had the best time. There were a ton of great shows, fun rides, and even one awesome roller-coaster "Everest."

One of my favorite attractions was the safari ride. Here are a few photos from the adventure:

Then we headed to Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is my absolute favorite! It was still FREEZING when we arrived but once again... NO LINES! Yes, we even managed to go on Splash Mountain when it was 42 degrees outside. Not the smartest idea but I couldn't go to Disney and not ride Splash Mountain. So I persuaded Erik to go with me and we had a log all to ourselves. We got splashed but it wasn't too bad and I think it was worth it. The people that worked at Disney thought we were crazy! Erik had a photo shoot in Greenville the next day. He was a little stressed because he didn't have a chance to get his hair trimmed before we left for our trip. We would have never guessed that Disney has a barber shop! But we spotted it right when we walked in the park so Erik went in and got a nice trim! 

We ended the night with Space Mountain, hot chocolate, and cinnamon buns. It was just as magical as it was when I was 10 years old. I can't wait to take Harper one day!


  1. I LOVE WDW!!! You never get too old for it! Enjoyed this blog about your trip and the photos! You made the right decision not taking Harper yet. I think WDW is just magical and a great place to rekindle love between couples:)

  2. First things first, the Safari was amazing at Animal Kingdom! I loved it! Secondly, I went to check out the Southern Tide College polos from your other post, and now pictures of your husband are showing up in the ads of every website I've been to since then. It's totally cracking me up!

  3. Looks like fun, glad you had a great time! yall are so cute!

  4. Ahhh wish there were no lines in July! Isn't the Lion King show fantastic?! I had the songs stuck in my head for days after.

  5. haha ohhh yes it gets chilly in Orlando! nearly as cold as it gets up here sometimes, even. I remember driving to work at MGM (now Hollywood Studios, but I will forever call it MGM!) at 7 AM in January/February and wearing a heavy-ish winter coat because it was maybe 40 degrees. I guess SC has thickened my blood a bit :)

  6. crazy, i was there on new years weekend too!!


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