How to have fun and make complete tools of yourself at Disney or aka The Bee’s Trip to Disney!

Hi folks!

Ya…

So…

The title says it all!

This is us at the parks, no holds barred. Thank you again to Food Blog Forum for this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity. As you are about to see we do not get out much. When we do its complete chaos!

For those of you who complain you never see pictures of me, this should make you want to never ask again. It’s not a pretty sight after a week of no sleep due to snorers r us!

Okay so I snored too…

Whatever!!!

This is the beginning of the end for Disney. The Bee family descends.

 

We saw Muppet Vision 3-D which was awesome!

 

Mini-me and B-Dude have some sibling rivalry fun! Is stepping on toes legal? Judge says YES!

 

Star Tours rocked, we went on repeatedly! Indiana Jones was a ton of fun!

 

If you want to see your volunteer camera taker and Woody laugh like crazy just ask “should I grab Woody’s a**” right before the picture. Fun for the whole family!

 

Animal Kingdom is beautiful! It was unprepared for what would happen next!

 

Yup, the Bee family enters and all heck breaks loose!

 

This is one example of why us going out in public is a REALLY bad idea!

 

This would be another example!

 

These were moments of pure joy! We took photos with characters for hours!

 

I mean who wouldn’t??

 

It’s just so much fun!

 

Even Daisy got in on the fun. The guys might have gotten her digits!

 

Which totally justifies us girls shamelessly flirting with Chip n Dale. The highlight of my trip was these two doing a skit with my cell phone. Funniest, most memorable part of Disney for me!

 

We did behave normally on occasion. Like on the Express. Okay total lie, but it was worth a shot!

 

I mean what fun is normal anyway right!

 

Sometimes you just gotta let loose and have a few giggles!

 

Doing the Safari at Animal Kingdom is a blast. If you go you must do it! It may have been the only time we behaved like adults. Pfftt!

 

That wraps up the photo tour of Walt Disney World. I actually didn’t take any pics of Epcot or Magic Kingdom. We did get one from Disney while on the Aerosmith coaster but I’ve actually sent it to Ellen so who knows you may just see the Lunatic family on there in their proudest moment. *hysterical laughter*

So to recap:

Epcot- we didn’t do much there. The conference was there so I did see it. It’s beautiful. We had fireworks there for the conference as well. The fam got fish n chips in England while I was at the dessert party and were kind enough to bring me some after I was done. It rocked. However the Coke that accompanied it was vile! You know me and Coke, not a fan.

Magic Kingdom- we did this and it’s quite fun. The kids did Splash Mountain, we all did the Haunted Mansion. Pirates of the Caribbean was our first ride all together so it holds a special place in my heart. The Cinderella Castle lights up at night so if you have little ones make sure they see it, it’s very cool. The Electrical Parade was stellar. As were the fireworks, they were beyond impressive. Do make sure you set aside time to do the fireworks at night.

Animal Kingdom- We did Expedition Everest which I thought was okay but not as big as the hype. The wait time is killer for it so get fast passes for this one! Kilimanjaro Safari was worth it, it is incredible to see the animals up close and the guide rocks at entertaining you. Dinosaur was oodles of fun and unexpected really, loved it. Primevil Whirl was so much fun and whips you around in ways you do not anticipate. Such a riot! The Tree of Life is beautiful, you must see it! The Wildlife Express was okay but you could do this kind of thing at any zoo. But it did have Rafiki so the kids were happy. The Oasis Exhibits along the paths were great. The Giant Anteater made a wonderful appearance for us. Animal Kingdom also has Camp Mickey-Minnie Greeting Trail where you can take tons of pics with characters. There is also random ones who show up which is quite fun so don’t miss the opportunity to take shots with them when you see them!

Hollywood Studios- This park is a bucket full of fun. It ties with Animal Kingdom for me. I can not rave enough about the Rock n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. It scared the heck out of me and I wanted to run out of there when I saw that thing shoot off while in line. But I held it together and went on. This resulted in the funniest picture of us ever. We also did the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror repeatedly. I mean the first time I’ll admit I was scared, I hate to admit I was the poster girl for the warning sign of people who should NOT ride this ride. But I threw caution to the wind and went on anyway. I just gave my medical history to mini-me before it started. It terrified me, but oh my goodness it is so much fun. So we went on a gazillion more times. By the end I could actually keep my eyes open through the whole thing. Star Tours we absolutely loved and went on again and again. Hubs picture even made it on the screen one time as the “rebel spy”, so funny! Indiana Jones was interesting and worth a look. Muppet Vision 3-D is a riot and I loved it immensely! The pizza at Pizza Planet was very good, if you have youngsters it’s a good place to take them.

So as a whole I have to say I loved every single minute of this vacation. I know I kid and joke but the bottom line is we had a blast. It was the trip of a lifetime for us. We had not been on vacation in 8 years and none of us had ever been to Disney before. So it really was a magical experience. I would love to go back when I am not working and spend more time in the parks. So Disney if you’re reading this “call me”!!!

If you get the opportunity to stay at a Disney Resort the Polynesian Resort is AH-MAH-ZING! I mean out of this world. It is right on the monorail so transportation is easy peasy. It also has access to the boat to take you to the park. Buses are another easy and quick option. It has some great gift shops that have some wonderful cooking items. I could have went nuts in there. Also make sure you go to one of the restaurants and get a Dole Whip. It will change your life. No joke!

The Polynesian Resort: Such a cool hotel. It’s the closest we’ve come to getting mini-me near Hawaii which is where her real name comes from.

We stayed an extra night at Pop Century Resort. It is one of the value resorts but it was great. Such a fun atmosphere there. We stayed in the 50’s building which had a water view (I believe it was a huge pond but it was water) and was very quiet. I really quite liked it there. Parking is super close by. You can also catch buses to the park right from the hotel.

Pop Century Resort: Wonderful place to stay. Affordable, cute, kitschy, and quiet! I did not steal a facecloth dog from this hotel no matter what you hear to the contrary!

I hope you enjoyed this little Disney wrap up. I cannot thank Food Blog Forum and Walt Disney World Resort enough for allowing me to take my family on the trip of a lifetime. It is something none of us will ever forget. You changed our lives and gave us memories that will last forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

PS.

Check out Road Trip 101 with the Bee Family: Part 1 of 3 from FBF’s Orlando Conference

And stay tuned for Conference 101 with the Lunatic tomorrow! It’s sure to be fun and have some surprises for you!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Love that y’all had such a great time at the theme parks!! Wahoo :)

  2. 3

    Glad you all had fun. Thanks for sharing all the awesome photos.

  3. 5

    I’m slightly troubled by Daisy Duck’s behavior but otherwise it all looks like normal vacation fun to me. I mean, after all, if you can’t try on funny hats at the funny hat store than why bother going?! Seriously, I’m glad you had such a marvelous time.

    • 6

      Lol I know right. She is flirting up a storm. But it’s okay cuz Chip n Dale did the same with us so it’s all good. Oh man we had a blast and made total fools of ourselves but you just gotta go for it at Disney.

  4. 7

    I actually lived an hour away from Orlando when I was 19 and have never been to Disney! Can you believe it?! You guys looked like you had a complete blast!

    • 8

      Omg you are nutty. I would be there every day if I lived near it. It’s such a cool place. So have you been now? Or are you a non-ride kind of gal? We had so much fun. It was the trip of a lifetime.

  5. 9

    Wow, looks like you had an awesome time!
    And the hat problem… let’s just say there’s a picture of me wearing a Elvis plastic head from the eyebrows up. And my chin is so very convincingly Elvis. Sigh.

    • 10

      We really did, it was so amazing. I feel like a new person. Really needed that getaway more than I thought.

      Lol, that is hilarious. I am a hat gal so this kind of thing is right up my alley.

  6. 11

    Great recap on the parks! Looks like y’all enjoyed them.

  7. 13

    What fun, fun, fun!! Awwww… I wish I could have been then and joined all the fun. :) I promised my kids we’ll take them down there too…. Your family looked like they had a blast and that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do when you’re on vacation at the “happiest place on earth” :)

    • 14

      Maybe we can pick you up if we go next year. Lol. It was so much fun. Your kids would love it. There are endless things to do there. It was a total blast. I only heard one worker complain while we were there. Most of the employees seem as happy as can be. It’s such a cool environment.

  8. 15

    Disney is so fun, I found out recently when we went there on Valentine’s day.

  9. 17

    Looks like such fun!!! I so so wish I could have gone!

  10. 19

    What a fun post :) I really love to go there some day :)

  11. 21

    The characters are the best part! We have so many great memories of our kids seeing their favorites. I’m so glad you guys had a great time and made it home safely.

    • 22

      It was such a riot. I have to say the characters were one of the best parts of it. Long trip but worth the effort.

  12. 23

    I doubt you looked like tools–and I’m sure there were people behaving much more outrageously!

  13. 25

    Oh my God I love your photos. Your family looks as zany as you are! Thanks for sharing this all with us.

    • 26

      Yup, we have some issues. But it sure allows us to have tons of fun. This is a trip we won’t ever forget.

  14. 27

    Haha! You are having SO much fun! What a great post!

  15. 29

    We go to Orlando almost every year. Our favorite park is Animal Kingdom. So fun! Great pictures. Looks like you guys had a blast. Are you allowed to come back though? :)

    • 30

      You are so lucky. I’m 43 and this was my first time there. Loved Animal Kingdom. It was a total riot. I don’t think we can go back, something about a 50 feet distance between me and Daisy at all times.

  16. 31

    I love Disney. It is the best place to really live it up. Glad that your whole family had a great time.

  17. 33

    What a fun post….I’d love to hand with you in the world! Y’all are fun! I’ve enjoyed this series and can’t wait to see the finale!

  18. 35

    Great recap Kim. It looks like you guys all had a blast! There really is nothing like Disney is there? I’ve never been to Orlando but have made several treks to Disneyland in So Cal with our boys when they were younger. It never gets old.

    • 36

      Thanks Valerie. It really was the trip of a lifetime. I’d love to do the one in California as well. Disney is like a different world. I really enjoyed myself.

  19. 37

    Lols you are so not making tools of yourself – it is called having fun :D
    Love love love how much family awesomeness you had!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  20. 39

    Looks like the lunatics have broken out of the asylum! Sounds (and looks) like you had a marvellous time. The animal kingdom does look lovely. I made it as far as the Disney car park once, but the 40C heat was too much for my milk white Irish complexion – sense prevailed and I had skip the experience. I cried bitter tears!

  21. 40

    You all looked like you had an absolute ball! Your family are such sports are going public – mine would go daft! Great fun and thanks for sharing your tips too, Kim.

    • 41

      Lol thanks Jill. They all like to ham it up too. Mini-me is shy but the rest of us are absolutely nuts in front of a camera. She definitely got into the spirit of it all with us. And she always has photo approval. Lol!

  22. 42

    Kim–Seriously I am in love with your famlly and their willingness to take SO many outrageous photos. You can just tell you all have such a good time together.

    However I didn’t see any pizza or ice cream…was it a real Bee family vacation without it?

    • 43

      We like to have fun and be goofy. You should see some of our Christmas ones. We have serious issues.

      Oh there was pizza, three times I think during the 6 days. And tons of ice cream, even a Dole Whip which I dare say might be the best ice cream on the face of the planet.

  23. 44

    Love all the photos! Looks like you guys had a blast! Glad you got to get away with the fam!

  24. 46

    You have to go to Epcot next time you’re down…the best food at their restaurants and Japan has the best gift shop…seriously…tons of beautiful plates! :) Glad we got to meet even if just for a minute. So glad I convinced you come down and thank you for my book! :)

    • 47

      I only ate at England so I definitely got short changed. I’ll have to check out those places next time. I so want to come back. Like tomorrow if I could swing it. I know our meeting was short but I am so happy we got to say hello. Hope the book is helpful. I love my copy of it. Hoping the next time we meet up we can actually visit and talk common interests more. I am so grateful to you for convincing me to come and break out of my shell.

  25. 48

    LOL, I LOVE this, your family is so fun. You should definitely be out in public ALL the times :)

  26. 49

    Kim…loved seeing the pics of you and your family having fun at Disney!! Since we’re only 2.5 hours away, we’ve held year passes 3 times total. As a family…it’s the best vacation we can think of. We are Disney fans through and through. I really enjoyed reading about your Disney excitement!

    • 50

      Thanks so much Denise. I think it’s probably different for first timers. I was so in awe. I mean add up that we haven’t been on vacation in 8 years, we’ve never been to Disney and I’ve never been to a conference before. No wonder I had that wide eyed Bambi look all weekend. I keep laughing at all the pics of myself.

  27. 51

    Playing catch up so just had to come see your photos!!! Uh, you have to be younger than me…you don’t have a wrinkle on your face, girlfriend!!! So fun to see you…it looks like you had a BLAST..and does mini-me know she’s all over your post???? Anyhoo…hope to be back and catch up some more…glad you all are home safely…and hope you’re feeling better.

    • 52

      Aw you are so sweet. I was so nervous to post pics of myself. We had so much fun though. And yup, mini-me always gets photo approval. She’s a diva. B-Dude would let me post naked pictures of him if I wanted. That boy doesn’t a shy bone in his body. I am almost 100% better. I actually went outside tonight. Granted it was on an 1+1/2 hour trek to hub’s work but hey, I was out. Lol!

  28. 53

    I love your family! I have a boy & girl and I just see our little family of four in yours! We like to have fun too ;)

    I’m so happy you got to experience WDW as a family. Love your pics. We live here & went to Animal Kingdom for first time and loved. We love Hollywood Studios too.

    Great post!

  29. 54

    Looks like a fantastic time! :) Isn’t it just the happiest place on earth?!

  30. 55

    Finally catching up on all your posts! You guys are awesome!! Looks like you had a fantastic time! I want to go to Disney now :)

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