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Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Williams Family Top 10 For Upcoming Trip--Part 1

We are now 50 something days away from our great Summer 2011 Disney Cruse Line and Walt Disney World Adventure.  It seems that we can’t sit down for a meal together without the conversation somehow turning to our upcoming trip.  The same thing happened Sunday morning over Mickey waffles, and I decided to capture the Williams family’s thoughts about what everyone was most looking forward to during our upcoming trip.

The Boy’s Top 10 (11) of what he is looking forward to:

  1. Toy Story Mania         This attraction is a family favorite—click here to read more.
  2. Star Tours        Star Tours was recently refurbished to include a 3D experience as well as randomization of various stories that are now available.
  3. Test Track       Once an attraction that he entered hesitantly—so much so that the other guests around us thought we were torturing our son—he came off that first run cheering that it was awesome as we knew he would—is one he now looks forward to and still cheers about.
  4. Germany Pavilion at EPCOT—specifically the train garden—click here to read more.
  5. Aqua Duck      Disney Cruise Line’s newest feature—a water roller coaster.  Click here to read more.
  6. Meeting Phineas and Ferb      These characters were slated to meet guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning May 16, 2011, but haven’t been spotted yet.  Disney officials say there has been a conflict with the boys’ school schedule and they will begin greeting guests at the end of May.  Let’s hope they are available in July!
  7. The Kids’ Clubs on board the ship.  Yep, he enjoys going to the club and now the Dream offers even more incredible features.  He is especially looking forward to the automatic hand washers that are at the entrance to the kids’ clubs.
  8. Sea Lions        One of our excursions that we have reserved on our cruise is a visit to Blue Lagoon with a Sea Lion encounter.  He’s already done dolphins and stingrays, so bring on the sea lions!
  9. Parasailing       Another one of our excursions that we have reserved, but this one is on Castaway Cay.  Participants have to be at least 8 and he meets that criteria.  Look for him to parasail tandem with one or both of his parents. 
  10. Dumplings       This one sounds a bit vague, but we knew exactly what he was talking about.  Dumplings are served as a part of dinner at ‘Ohana’s.  The dumplings are meant to be an appetizer of sorts during the family style dinner, but the boy and I seem to make a meal of them, typically asking for more.  Yummy!  Click here to read about ‘Ohana’s.
  11. The Lego Store           Recently the Lego Store at Downtown Disney was renovated and is bigger and better than ever (we saw a video on LaughingPlace.com).  Adding the Lego Store to his top 10 (11) also is a huge hint to his parents that he wants to make a stop here.  We have typically made our way to Downtown Disney sometime during a trip and we will do our best to do it again.  Click here to read about Downtown Disney’s Marketplace.

I have Top 10 lists for me and the husband and will include them in posts in the coming days.  My goal is to find out the 10 favorites at the end of our trip and compare.  I have a feeling that the boy’s list now and later will be similar.

What are your “tops” for your upcoming trip?

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