We went to Walt Disney World for the first time in 2007 during our son's spring break, and we had so much fun, we went back again the following two years.
The first year we visited Disney, we stayed at The Contemporary Resort in the park. The tram came right through the middle of the hotel, so it was kind of noisy, but we still had fun. That particular year, we were there the first week of April, and the weather was actually cool -- almost chilly. I think a lot of people might have been disappointed, but I was just fine with it. The following year when we visited, even though it was the exact same week, it was hot enough to fry eggs on our head.
That's the Contemporary in the distance on the right.
I'm the first to admit that I'm not much of a theme-park kind of girl, but I'm glad I got to experience Disney World with my husband and son. This was actually the first time I had ever been; our family never went when my sister and I were growing up. My husband's grandparents took him and his brother when they were growing up, and our son actually went with his school band class when he was in eighth grade. I was the only one who hadn't been, so hubby decided there was nothing for it but to take a family trip to "the happiest place on earth." ;)
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images of Disney World over the next few weeks for Mosaic Monday. I'll start with the Magic Kingdom, since I think it exemplifies Disney World for most of us.
Silly though it may be, I was fascinated with Cinderella's Castle. I guess it appeals to my girlie side.
Here we see Cinderella with her step-mother and two wicked step-sisters. You can click on these pictures to enlarge them and see the story in pictures. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any pictures without people everywhere (hence my aversion to theme parks). It's not that I don't like people, I just don't like standing in line behind them for hours at a time, or being smushed and jostled between them as we walk along. ;)
These are not the best quality of pictures inside the castle; we were kind of rushed in taking them, and this was also before we got the DSLR camera.
I just can't get over the detail and color in these tile mosaics.
Another thing I really enjoyed at the Magic Kingdom park was (surprise) all the flowers and topiary sculptures of Disney characters.
This young lady apparently didn't mind being featured in a perfect stranger's picture.
Loved these floating flower pots; I'm not always a fan of such a manicured look for gardens, but this look seemed to suit the park.
These pictures of Cinderella's Castle were actually taken the following year when we visited WDW.
It was overcast when we took this picture, but I love the big, close-up reflection of the castle in the water.
Mosaics were created using Picasa and Pikmonkey.
Have you been to Disney World? Which park was your favorite? Thanks so much for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I'm joining the Mosaic Monday party, hosted by our friend Judith at Lavender Cottage. Thank you for hosting, Judith!