Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Disney was a BLAST!

Sorry I don't post much. I am just a crazy busy mom. But I had to tell you all about our Disney World vacation. Make A Wish is AWSOME. We got the celebrity treatment the entire time! We were given a 4 bedroom, 4 bath villa to stay in at Give Kids The World which in and of its self is an amazing amusment park. Everything is free. They have 2 restaurants (that will also deliver to your villa), an ice cream parlor, a movie theater, a super fun pool, a merry-go-round, a beauty parlor (for make-overs and sprayed on tatoos), a play area with fun toys, Disney characters that visit daily, shows, an all-free arcade, a train, and miniture golf. Wow! They also loaded up our kids with toys, clothes and CANDY.

Our passes got us to the front of every line at every park and we got free stroller rentals! They even have Wish lounges at the parks for the Wish kids to hang out and take a break in.

We spent 2 days at the Magic Kingdom. We loved seeing the Princesses and watching the fireworks. The rides were awsome and it was truly magical.

We spent 1 day at Hollywood Studios. We watched great live shows and the highlight was meeting Woody and Buzz.

We spent 1 day at SeaWorld. We got to feed the dolphins and the sting rays. We got to see all the shows and went on wild rides.

We spent 1 day at Gatorland. The kids loved holding the baby alligators and the huge snakes. They also loved watching the Gators jump out of the water to eat chickens, yum!

We spent 1 day hanging out at Give Kids the World.

One of the best trips of our lives!!

Some cool things:

All of the parks are INCREDIBLY handicap accessible. I had no idea. Clarissa went on all the rides and we only had to take her out of her wheelchair a couple of times. Most could accomodate the chair. How cool is that??

Clarissa loved seeing all the other kids at Give Kids the World in wheelchairs. It was awsome being in a place where our family was very "normal". Having a child with disabilities was no big deal there. No one talked about their kids disabilities or what issues they were dealing with. For one week, all the families got a break from disability which is soooo refreshing.

We were the biggest familiy Give Kids the World has ever had stay there! There was 10 in our party (including my wonderful mother who joined us).

Our T-shirts were a HUGE hit. Everywhere we went people were telling us how smart it was. Even the people working at Disney kept commenting that they had never seen anyone else do it, but everyone should! We didn't leave anyone in Florida so I guess they worked!

Teddy was a great trooper. He is such an all American kid! He LOVED all the rides, shaking hands with the Disney characters, watching the shows and being in the middle of the action. What a dramatically different life he is living now. What a blessing he is to our family!!


Rach said...

I'm so happy you guys had a good time! Thanks for posting pictures!

SupermomE11 said...

LOL, we were at GKTW two years ago with 12 in our party, and I know a few other families that are even bigger that have stayed. but you guys were up there! :)

I am so glad you had a great trip!