Welcome, friends! Today I'm delighted to share the details of our final day in the Disney Parks, a day filled with Disney magic, epic adventure, and tears, both happy and sad...
Day 16 - Friday, October 4, 2013
It was a gorgeous morning at Riverside as we waited for our final bus to Hollywood Studios.
Hooray for Hollywood!
Breakfast at Fairfax Fare
Our go-to breakfast at Hollywood Studios
Hey, Howdy, Hey! Welcome to Toy Story Midway Mania!
You've Got a Friend in Me ...unless you beat me! Just kidding! ;)
"love in a
elevator roller coaster"
We unlocked this door with the key of imagination, beyond it was another dimension. A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. We moved into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. We crossed over into The Twilight Zone.
Jedi Training Academy
This force is strong with this one!
Little One defending herself against the Dark Side
Her certificate announces:
"Little One has proven to be worthy of training to become a Jedi, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy. The bearer of this honor is now a Padawan, a student devoted to the ancient training of the Jedi Knights. From this day forth, remember, a Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. The force will be with you, always."
What is the best way to celebrate becoming a Padawan? Building your own custom lightsaber!
Side note: This is still happening at home. In fact, last weekend Jason actually "accidentally" cut flowers off a hanging floral ball in our dining room! We had a Darth Vader telephone as newlyweds at age 20. Yet, I never would've guessed that 15 years later the words, "Did you actually just cut my flowers down with a lightsaber?!", would come out of my mouth! What an interesting life I lead! ;)
Our last afternoon at Magic Kingdom
These are the moments memories are made of!
A late lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Mosey into this Frontierland Quick Service restaurant if you've got a hankering for a burger, pardner!
In attempt to make our vacation last a bit longer we boarded this "three month" cruise. Boy, did it fly by though! ;) Here are the highlights of that trip within our trip...
"Well, we've laughed and we've cried. We've almost died! I love you like family. Now get out! I'm sorry, that was rude. Please get out."
"...a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn together"
- Roy O. Disney, October 25, 1971
The future that never was is finally here.
Cooling off at Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station
Those elephants really know how to refresh passersby!
Tangled Restroom Area
When we had these new restrooms to ourselves, I couldn't resist snapping pics to share!
Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid
One last voyage on the newest ride in Magic Kingdom.
I was attempting to give Little One "Mickey ears"
A scrumptious finale to our time at Magic Kingdom
Jason trying his best to put on a happy face, even though this trip was slipping through our fingers!
This is the part where our hearts break...
may still shed tears each time I see these photos. Saying goodbye to WDW is never easy!
This isn't a photo I'd frame, but it captures the feeling of the last bus ride back from Magic Kingdom well.
Our Last Evening at Port Orleans Riverside
Our final dinner of this trip at Riverside Mill
We so enjoyed our stay at this fabulous resort! Our final evening there was a beautiful one!
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you'll be back next Tuesday for the conclusion of our magical trip to the World! Plus, I'll be sharing details on what you can expect to find here on Tuesdays following Trip Report #17!
Here's a sneak peek of what's to come next week!...
Farewell Character Breakfast & Homecoming
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