Disney Vacation 2012- Day 2

Since day 1 started at 4:00am and ended at midnight we decided we would just sleep in a bit on day 2, rather than setting the alarm to get to the parks first thing.  We had decided ahead of time that this trip would be more relaxing that our usual non-stop trips that we have done in the past.  So, we slept in and then I got our room all nice and organized.

Hailey decorated the door to our room.  It came out really cute!

Then it was time for a healthy :-) breakfast at the food court.

Hailey had a chocolate chip muffin.

Rich and I both had a cinnamon roll.  Yummy!

Our park plan for the day was to go to Epcot.  We arrived around 10:30am and it looked nice and empty.

Hailey posing on the way into the park.

Hunter was asleep upon our arrival. (On a side note, see the rips in the fabric on the back of Hunter’s stroller? That was another thing Southwest did to his stroller, in addition to breaking the piece necessary to lock his stroller closed.)

We headed to Soarin’ since the wait for that tends to get very long as the day goes on.  Since Hunter was asleep (and they wouldn’t let me bring the stroller inside) Rich took Hailey and they went inside to grab fastpasses to use later.

Then Hailey and I went on Nemo.

While we were riding on Nemo Hunter woke up from his nap, so we decided to go on it again so he could enjoy the ride too.

Me and Hunter in our clam.  While Rich was taking this picture the Cast Member standing there was saying, “Sir please get into your clam.”  It just struck me as funny.

Oh no!  Bruce has Hailey!  She is too funny and always has to pose in Bruce’s mouth every year.

And of course, if the sign says not to put your hand into the shark’s mouth- what should you do??

Next we did The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, which is what Hailey had actually been begging to do since we arrived.  She loves playing that game!  We picked to save money for a dream vacation.

And we were successful in saving enough.  Yay!!

Rich and I were feeling a bit thirsty and who can pass up free samples of as much soda as you want?  Not us!  So, we headed to Club Cool.  I really only like the Costa Rica flavor, although I always try the others, none are as good in my opinion.  How does Hailey feel about Club Cool?

She doesn’t like soda… so she isn’t a fan of waiting for me and Rich to finish trying all the sodas.

It was time for some lunch and I decided we were going to eat somewhere other than Sunshine Seasons- not that it’s bad there, but we always eat there.

We stopped for a family picture on our way to lunch.

Me and Hailey posing with Phineas and Ferb.

For lunch we went to La Cantina de San Angel (the quick serve in Mexico).

Rich and I both had the Empanadas de Queso.  It was sooooo good!  I could have done without the tortilla chips, but I loved the empanadas.  This was my favorite quick serve meal of our trip.  For dessert we had churros with caramel sauce- delicious!!

Hailey had the kids Cheese Empanadas- she loved her food too.  She ate all her empanadas, but didn’t like the tortilla chips either.

After lunch I took Hunter to visit the baby center while Rich and Hailey went off to see her first character of the trip.

Duffy and Hailey

Then we all rode the boat ride in the Mexico pavilion.

Do you see the hidden Mickey?

Next it was time to go to Universe of Energy.  Hailey loves this, for some reason.  I think it’s time to replace it or update it or something.  But she enjoys it, so we went.

It was time to go visit the character spot for our free pictures, so that is where we went next.

A kiss for Pluto.

Mickey, Hailey, Pluto

Then Hunter got to meet his first character…

He loved Mickey!!  He went right for Mickey’s nose.  I don’t know what it is about the nose, but Hailey always went for their noses when she was a baby too.  Hunter kept laughing at Mickey and Pluto.  It was so cute!

Family picture with Mickey and Pluto.

Hunter was still laughing on our way out.

It was time to use our fastpasses for Soarin’ so we headed there next.  It had been kind of raining, so I decided to try again to bring our stroller up closer to the Land building and was pleasantly surprised when they let me bring it right inside.

Rich and Hailey rode Soarin’ first and I got Hunter to take a little nap and put him down in his stroller to sleep.  Since we had a park ticket for Hunter, Rich had been able to get 4 fastpasses, so once Rich and Hailey were done riding, I went on with Hailey.

After Soarin’ we stopped back in the Innoventions building so Hailey could put herself into a video game.  Here she is creating the game.

And now playing the game with herself in the game.

When we were done in the innoventions building, Rich and Hailey went to pick up our free picture from earlier while I fed Hunter.  It was getting close to our dinner reservation time at ‘Ohana, so we had to get going soon.  We decided to stop and do one more ride on our way out.

Me and Hailey on Spaceship Earth.

We took the monorail to the TTC, then switched monorails over to the Polynesian.  It all went very quickly and we didn’t have to wait at all.  We actually got there quite early, so we were able to sit and relax for a little while before checking in for dinner.  Hailey watched tv and played with some other kids who were waiting, then we looked in the gift shop.  I walked around and took a few pictures.

The Polynesian is soooo pretty!!

Hailey thought this statue was so funny and said, “I can see his buns!”

Dinner was very delicious. I love, love, love the noodles there.  Hailey had grilled cheese since she wasn’t a big fan of any of the food.  And of course the meat is so good.  Hunter was very tired and whiny and Hailey kept asking when they were going to do the parade (she remembered doing it 2 years before.)  The food was good but it wasn’t very relaxing… Hailey had to go to the bathroom (even though she went right before dinner), then Hunter had to be changed, then Hailey had to go to the bathroom again (I think she was just bored since it was taking forever for the parade to start.)  So I kind of felt like I was running around instead of sitting and enjoying my favorite restaurant.  Dessert came and of course, it is the best bread pudding every made!

Finally the parade!  (I guess the guy who does it was downstairs doing something else, I don’t know exactly what he was doing, but they were late starting it.)  Hailey was sooooo happy it was finally time  to parade and limbo.

After dinner we talked about stopping at Magic Kingdom for a while, but we had an early day coming up on day 3, so we went back to our resort.

We found these towel animals when we got to our room (these were the only ones we got during our trip).

We went and filled up our mugs and visited the gift shop- Hailey got a new Ariel doll, and I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of her.  Hunter got a little playset of characters.  We went back to our room and got ready for bed.  Hailey had a special delivery of invitations arrive while she was in the shower- she got an invitation to go to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and to Cinderella’s Royal Table.  She went right to bed, excited about the next morning!

We were all in bed by 10:30pm- early for us when in Disney.

Hailey’s favorites of the day- Spaceship Earth


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