One of the best things we did for Disney was purchase the photo pass before we left, and then linked them up to our Magic Bands, so anytime our picture was taken, it was loaded up into our personal photo account.
And it was completely worth the money after seeing our roller coaster pictures. Ha!
We took Addi on this roller coaster 5 years ago, she just barely met the height requirement, and I thought we ruined her for life.
What we failed to know was that this particular roller coaster goes outside and the inside to darkness, comes to a complete stop half way through, has a Yeti (abominable snowman) come out of the shadows... and then GOES BACKWARDS.
Yea. We did not win Parents of the Year award that year.
This was Ali's first time riding it and although she looks scared... she said it was awesome!
Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom
(I sat this ride out -- not a fan of getting wet and then walking around an amusement park...hello chaffing).
Side Note: Ainsley was a trooper and went on every rollercoaster she was tall enough to go on. She's also a fan of putting her hands in the air when going down the hills -- ha!
On our way home, our landing was a bit... bumpy... and while all us adults grabbed for our arm rests to hold on, Ainsley threw her arms in the air and yelled WHOO HOO as we landed. Our entire area burst out laughing -- it was so hilarious. Talk about a tension breaker.
One of my FAVORITE Disney roller coasters -- The Rockin' Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios. Riding in a 'stretch limousine' and going from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds with Aerosmith hits blaring in your ear... what's not the love?! I *may* have neglected to tell the girls that you do go upside down on this one... Ha! They survived and we even convinced them to go on it again right away before the line got too long.
Ali looks TERRIFIED -- and I've come to realize I make the same face in all rollercoaster pictures. Ha!
I've convinced myself that you can't throw up and scream at the same time... so once the rollercoaster starts moving, I start screaming.
Second time around -- I think Ali and RB are making the same face, and then Addi and I are the same. I love this picture!
And then comes my second favorite ride -- Tower of Terror (also at Hollywood Studios).
All 7 of us rode this, and I saw the picture, but I downloaded it from the Disney site to our computer, it was lost somehow. Bummer.
But -- Papa, Ali and I were brave enough to ride it a second time and here's our picture.
Check out the weirdo behind me -- HA!
While waiting in line, we made friends with a very nice teenage boy and his father, and we were told that each ride on the Tower of Terror is different. You ride up the same way, but you will drop and go back up as many times as the computer is programmed to do.
This time we rode it we went all the way to the top, dropped, back to the top, dropped, back to the top, dropped, back to the top... and then dropped all the way down. Felt like the longest ride EVER. Awesome... but my stomach hurt after that one. And I didn't have a lot of voice left - Ha!