Ly & Alan had a fantastic time at DisneyWorld over the holidays. Disney at the holidays is the best time (in Ly's opinion) to visit. The decorations are breathtaking and the crowds were minimal (at least when we were there).
This trip, Ly and Alan learned the benefits of the midday nap. After spending a morning at Animal Kingdom, they then went back to the hotel for a nap and then were refreshed and able to go to the parks 'til they closed. This trip was much more relaxing than the last time, and even though it was super relaxing they managed to get more accomplished. As one would expect with a Disney trip, Ly & Alan rode tons of rides over and over again.
One of Alan's favorite part of the trip was the food. They ate at some delicious restaurants and the food was quite delicious. Ly was excited because with her allergy, the chefs came and chatted with her before ever meal, even offering to make her whatever food she wanted. She never felt like she missed out on anything - and was a big fan of the homemade fruit sorbets for desserts. Ly & Alan ate at a variety of places - from the beast's castle (which was super awesome), to an African restaurant where they dined with the animals, and even at another place while watching fireworks. Their favorite was Flying Fish Cafe which was so good, that they ate there twice.
They also toured all of the resorts on property and they were certainly beautifully decorated. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is gorgeous and Ly loved the fact that you can go outside and see animals. It is no surprise that it is her favorite resort. Alan, on the other hand, was a big fan of the Boardwalk which was designed exactly like a hotel on a boardwalk, complete with a beach. It also is in a perfect location - within walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Touring the resorts is a fun way to partake in the disney magic while allowing a break from the crowds.
Some of the other highlights included: going to all 4 parks in 1 day (twice!), watching fireworks & parades galore, playing mini golf, yummy food and simply enjoying being on vacation without having to worry about school.
All in all the trip was a success and they cannot wait 'til they get to go back to the most magical place on earth again.