May 152011
 

This morning we were up early, I might say bright, but we weren’t particularly after having a bit of a late night when we went back to Hollywood Studios to watch Mickey Mouse in Fantasmic. Alexander and I enjoyed it, Alan wasn’t as keen…and so this morning we went to have breakfast with Donald Duck and pals!

Alexander was very excited and was greeted at the door by Donald Duck, once inside it was a bit chaotic and very loud for poor Alexander, something we’ve really struggled with throughout this whole trip, but have had no real control over. We helped ourselves to breakfast and waited for the characters to come and say hello, Alexander loved it!

After breakfast we went on a few more rides at Animal Kingdom, and then went to watch a bird of prey show. Alexander, as he has done all this trip, was interacting with the people sitting around him. He really liked the collectable pins a young American boy had on behind us. Without any hesitation the boy, (called Cody who was about 15 years of age) told Alexander to pick one to keep! We of course argued no, as it was clear he was a collector, but he was adamant, he wanted Alexander to have one. So Alexander chose Pludog, or Pluto as he is more commonly known as. Alexander was extremely proud of his pin and the family even took a photo of Alexander with Cody.

After we finished at Animal Kingdom we went back to Hollywood Studios to go on a few more rides and watch a car stunt show that Alexander really enjoyed. We were all exhausted today and decided to go back home for a swim, sadly our plans were thwarted by the weather…the only day our plans have gone awry, the heavens opened and it rained solidly for 3 hours…so we chilled, watched a film and studied the rain…looking at the news in the Daily Mail I guess it’s a bit of training for our return home to Blighty!!!!!

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Donald Duck Character Breakfast

Chance meeting with a few more characters

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Alan and I waiting for Fantasmic to start!

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Alexander squeezing in few more characters (especially for Auntie Deb) Handy Manny, The Incredibles and seeing as Mickey Mouse was there and it was raining, why not!!!

May 132011
 

So the holiday is coming to an end sadly and I’m not sure how we are going to manage Alexanders daily request of ‘we going on a holiday today?’ meaning are we going to a park today???

We went to Blizzard Beach yesterday, most of the rides were too much for Alexander, but as Alan and I hadn’t been there before, we thought we would pay it a visit. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time, and after lots of encouragement Alexander mastered most of the kids rides and really enjoyed himself! We did plan to go back to Hollywood Studios to watch a late show that evening, but Alexander asked to go to bed on the way home and slept for a mammoth 13 hours – sadly not all in his own bed!!!

Today we hit Universal again, to do some rides we hadn’t been able to do the first visit and to revisit some that Alexander enjoyed the first time around. And of course we had to get some more photos with characters along the way…Alan has lots more photos but the only live ones we can post at present are taken on my iPhone…

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May 112011
 

I’m a bit worried about Alan, he is really loving the food, I’ve told him to cut back before things get out of hand…but as you can see, I think it’s too late!!!!!

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