Sunday, July 28, 2013

Orlando - the Magic Kingdom, and More Water

(BlogHer13 was wonderful and I'll write about it later this week! In the mean time, back to Orlando . . .)

Since we were just at Disneyland in April, those memories were fresh and it was interesting to compare the Magic Kingdom parks.  It's clear that after they worked things out well in Anaheim, they had the space to plan to their hearts content after purchasing basically all the land in central Florida.

The castle seems a lot bigger than the one in California.  There were four lanes of the Autopia/driving ride, there were two side by side Dumbo rides, etc. Scale!

We went to Autopia (now called the Tomorrowland Speedway) first.

Then teacups, which Buster adores.  Q-ster and I rode a teacup too (without extra spinning,) and were quite proud that we did it.

After about a zillion other rides, we ended up at the confectioners, where I got Mickey Mouse-shaped rice krispy treats with chocolate dipped ears and Buster fell in love with the cotton candy.  "It's So Fluffy!"

I don't know why I'm sticking out my arm so oddly, but it's a fairly decent photo of the four of us.

After we got back to the hotel, it was time for another foray to the pool.  It was almost a miniature water park of its own.

Q-ster and cousin H check out the waterfall feature.

And this clever bucket arrangement. They are filled with water from above, and when they hit a certain fullness, they tip over, spilling water below.

Buster, of course, went down the waterslide a few more hundred times.


Bob said...

The water shoot and the bucket dump is so clever. It's great that Buster really knows how to pose for the camera now.

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These are two places which I would love to visit anytime, disney land dream of any kid and water slides are simply love. Thank you for sharing your experience with us

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This is a beautiful castle. Very few have such beautiful play lands for kids and other tourist attractions. This is more than a castle.