Day 9-16 Of the Hartian Family Vacation

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Sorry I haven’t posted any thing. Disney is so busy, and I got sick the first day. Then I was sick for the rest of the trip, and after we got home it was a flurry of school work and activities. So here is (briefly) what we did days 9-16 (this is going to be a super long post!)

 

DAY 9:

We went to Legoland. We packed and loaded our car, then ate breakfast at the hotel we stayed in. It was not very good at all. After breakfast we checked out and drove to Legoland in Florida. The first ride we rode was a carousel. But not any carousel; this carousel went so high into the air we could see the whole park! Also, it moved exceptionally slow. The second or third ride we rode got us soaking wet, so we were wet for the rest of the day. We went on every single ride in Legoland, plus watched a Lego Movie with Wildstyle, Emmet, and some other characters from The Lego Movie, plus a new character Risky Business, President Business’s brother. The film was just ok. The ride in their Heartlake City theme area was so fun. It was kind of scary, too, but I rode it with Elie and Ricky like 10 times.

Mom found a license plate from Mexico.
Mom found a license plate from Mexico in the parking lot at Legoland.
We are here!
We are here!

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Double decor carousel.
Double decor carousel.
The beginning of the ride that got us wet.
The beginning of the ride that got us wet.

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We got wet. Very wet. Oh and did I mention wet?
We got wet. Very wet. Oh and did I mention wet?
 A dragon. In the dragon ride.
A dragon. In the dragon ride.

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Right before the ride called The Dragon went up then dropped.
Right before the ride (called The Dragon) went up, then dropped.

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DAY 10

Disney! Our first day at Disney we went to Magic Kingdom. We had fast passes (FP+) for Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventure Land, so we went there first. Then, because in all the 8-9 times we’ve gone to Disney, we haven’t once gone to Tom Sawyer Island, we went there. It was cool, shady and very pleasant. There was a pretend fort there and a windmill. There was also a squirrel there who came up to my sister, Elie, and put its front paws on her leg. It was so cute! Then we went on the haunted house ride, it was more funny than scary.  After that Brynn wanted to go on the Magic Carpet ride, so we did. We also went on the Jungle Cruise and Space Mountain. We rode the Barnstormer (also known as the Kenna coaster. When I was younger it was my favorite) and the Teacup ride (also known as the Teatup ride. When Elie was younger it was her favorite). After Magic Kingdom, we went to The Boardwalk to meet friends of ours, the LaCognatas and have dinner and ice cream.   Oh yeah, and I got sick.


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No Sam. You can't come sorry!
No Sam. You can’t come sorry!
The sign for Adventureland.
The sign for Adventureland.

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Map of Tom Sawer island.
Map of Tom Sawer Island.
This is the squirrel that Eli befriended.
This is the squirrel that Elie befriended.
Blacksmith shop.
Blacksmith shop.

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The Barnstormer. Well at least the view from the line.
The Barnstormer. Well at least the view from the line.
Space mountain!
Space mountain!

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Left to right:
Left to right: Kenna, Brynn, Nina, Eliana
Left to right, top to bottom:
Left to right, top to bottom: Eliana, Nina, John, Gabi, Kenna, Sarah, Brynn, Mrs. LaCognata , Mr. LaCognata, Dad, Ricky, Mom

 

 

DAY 11

Our second day at Disney we went to Hollywood Studios.  Clara joined us. (Clara is a friend of ours who used to live with us), We rode the Rockin’ Roller Coaster (I had a fever and that didn’t do anything to help – it just made my head throb worse) and Star Tours. Elie, Ricky and I went on the Tower Of Terror for the first time. (Truthfully, it wasn’t as scary as everyone makes it out to be. The worse part was the beginning and waiting for it to drop.) Then Clara, Brynn and I watched Frozen Ever After while Mom, Dad, Ricky and Elie went on Star Tours again. After that, Nina and Sarah LaCognata joined us, and we watched an Indiana Jones live show on how they film movies and stunts. Then Elie, Ricky and I went on Tower of Terror again with Nina And Sarah. Then they had to leave, so we said goodbye.

Kylo Ren coming out for a show.
Kylo Ren coming out for a show.
Darth Mal
Darth Maul
Chewbacca
Chewbacca
Bobba fet
Bobba Fet
Storm troopers
Storm troopers
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Left to Right: Clara, Brynn, Nina, Eliana, Sarah, Kenna

DAY 12

Was our Epcot day. Dad, Elie, Brynn, Ricky, and Clara went to a Disney princess breakfast at Norway, and I stayed in bed because I was sick at the hotel with Mom, who did laundry and stuff while I was sleeping. When I woke up at like 11:00, Mom and I caught the bus and joined them at Test Track. (Clara, Brynn, Ricky, and Elie were already in line, And Dad had waited outside for us.) We rode in the single rider line and managed to go twice before Clara, Ricky, Brynn, and Elie had even gotten on.  After Test Track we rode Soarin’, and got me a snack, because I hadn’t eaten breakfast. For dinner we had reservations in Japan, so we hastened over there to eat (the food was yummy!).  After that we went back to the hotel room and Clara went to Disney Springs to do research for her job and Mom and Dad went on a date.img_6383img_6382img_6381

Brynn was very excited to see the princesses!
Brynn was very excited to see the princesses!

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Eli being goofy.
Elie being goofy.
Ricky being goofy!
Ricky being goofy!
Dad being goofy! :-)
Dad being goofy! 🙂

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There were some cool cars at Test Track!
There were some cool cars at Test Track!
We ate dinner in a Japanese restaurant in Japan - it was delicious!
We ate dinner in a Japanese restaurant in Japan – it was delicious! Do you see the picture the chef made?

DAY 13

Clara left early in the morning, before we were awake, to catch her plane, so it was just my family now. We went to Be Our Guest for breakfast, and it was so cool! Everything was done so well. There were three rooms to eat in, and the one we chose had a large window that looked like it was snowing outside with scenery and everything. It was so cool! The other two rooms were cool, too. One looked like the Beast’s room – torn tapestries, dark lighting, and a rose in a glass case. The other room had a giant Bell and the Beast dancing in the center of the room. After breakfast we went on a couple rides (including the Teatup ride) and took pictures with Gaston (he was so silly!), then had to hurry over to Epcot to catch our fast pass to the Frozen Ever After ride which was cute, but not worth the two hour wait those without a fastpass had to endure. We also went on Soarin’ (again and again), and we went on the Nemo ride and the Epcot ball (it was just ok). The line was so short you could walk right on! Then we went back to the hotel and to bed.

Be our guest breakfast - it was very pretty!
Be Our Guest breakfast – it was very pretty!

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Part of the Ariel ride.
Part of the Ariel ride.

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Picture with King Triton.
Picture with King Triton.
We did a character meet and greet with Gaston. he was hilarious!
We did a character meet and greet with Gaston. he was hilarious!

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We saw Tigger and Pooh on their way to their meet and greet.
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Tea cup ride.

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We made it to Epcot!
We made it to Epcot!

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I like how they animated the people!
I like how they animated the people!

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Let it go!
Let it go!

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DAY 14

We went to Animal Kingdom, and it was raining. It was raining as we were on the bus, and we put our rain coats on and it stopped raining, so we took them off and it started raining, so we put them back on and kept them on because we went to Kali River Rapids and got really wet. We went twice, then we went on the Safari Ride, and since it was raining really hard, we got to see so many animals and we got to see elephants playing in the river. Halfway through the safari one of the trucks in front of us stalled, so we were stuck for like 25 minutes waiting for a hippo to move or a repair truck to come or something else so we could move. Then it had stopped raining for a nice little interval, so we rode Mount Everest twice. The first time dad had a deal with us that if we kept our hands up the entire ride we would get five dollars. All of us but Brynn won. Then the second time we went on again, and Brynn stayed off cause she didn’t like it, so mom stayed with her. Then we got something to eat, went on a couple more rides, and then it started raining buckets. Literally. We were were in rain ponchos, and we still got soaked. It was pouring! I’m serious. It was crazy! We then went to Disney Springs to look around and get warmer clothes and lollipops, Then went back to the hotel and to bed.

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And we are at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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The tree of Life.
The Tree of Life.

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Rarrr!
Rarrr!

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Its raining, its pouring buckets...
Its raining, its pouring – buckets…

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Oh yeah. did i mention our lolly-pops?
Oh, yeah. Did I mention our lollipops?

Day 15

We went to Magic Kingdom. Today was the day we did all our Fanastyland stuff and Splash Mountain (where I managed to break my camera). Also, we ate breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table, which was fun because it’s in the castle. Also, they send princesses around to each table, and they introduce them with a little bit of their story and fanfare. After breakfast, we went to Bibbidi Bobbedi Boutique! Brynn got the Disney Diva style, and I got the Fairytale Princess. My bun was huge! It was really funny because they needed two people to get my hair into a tight pony tail. We also rode on the Tea Cup (Teatup) Ride, and we ate at one of our traditional places; Crystal Palace. We also rode the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. Luckily, we had a fast pass, because the wait with out one was like two hours, and we got there pretty early. Even so, the wait was still pretty long. Brynn did the challenge there and got her five dollars.

Breakfast at Cinderella's royal table.
Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

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Brynn's B-day was before we left for vacation and we choose to do her birthday dinner at Disney.
Brynn’s B-day was before we left for vacation, and we choose to do her birthday dinner at Disney.
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Oh yeah. We all chose swords instead of wands.

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The wanted posters were funny!
The wanted posters were funny!

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Brynn's beautiful hair!
Brynn’s beautiful hair!

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Yes they were laughing at my hair! :-)
Yes, they were laughing at the amount of my hair! 🙂
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I think this lady was the head of the Fairy Godmothers.

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Ricky had fun with this guy!
Ricky had fun with this guy!

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And all done!
And, all done!

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Day 16

Our last day! 🙁 Brynn and I kept our hair in overnight, and for breakfast we went to another character breakfast at the Grand Floridian. I think it is called 1900 Park Fair. We met the Mad Hatter (Twice! all the characters came around twice). Then we went to Hollywood Studios for our last day and started with the Star Wars section. We rode Star Tours twice, then went out and posed on a Star Wars vehicle. We were then walking and saw Chip and Dale. They were so goofy! We saw them being led out to their meet and greet place and one of them grabbed a tag that sometimes gets handed out to you at the beginning of certain rides. They eventually gave it back but they were so goofy. We got to have them sign our autograph books.  I asked Dale to write small, because Chip needed to autograph the same page, and he wrote really teeny! It was kind of funny. I now have two autographs on the same page from each of them. We rode the Toy Story ride, and got to meet the green army men. Then we found kind of a Star Wars museum and went through it. It was cool, and we saw Storm Troopers and Jawa’s. Then we found a character meet and greet and it was Kylo Ren! He was extremely creepy and kind of imposing because he was so tall and quiet. Also, he followed us out of the meet and greet and into the main room. Then we watched a Star Wars show where the storm troopers come right up to you, as in so close you could touch them by extending your arm an inch. Then we went on the Rockin’ Roller Coaster, and in line we saw my name on the screen right when the line comes inside. It was really cool. Then we went to Disney Springs to do souvenir shopping. I got two charms to go on my Disney charm bag (which I’m sure you’ve seen in pictures). Then we went to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique because Elie decided she wanted to do it. She got the Color Star option, and it looked really cool on her. While we were at Bibbidi Bobidi Boutique, the place had been empty all day and they were bored, so they redid mine and Brynn’s hair.  We ate at our hotel the last night, then went to bed because we had to be up early the next day. img_6767img_6772

The Mad Hatter was so goofy!
The Mad Hatter was so goofy!

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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

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Alice was really cool.
Alice was really cool.

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The Jawa's were a little shy.
The Jawa’s were a little shy.

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He followed us into the main room.
He followed us into the main room.

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The stormtroopers came up to the white line.

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Thank you for reading till the end of the post, and sorry it took me so long to write! I hope you enjoyed, and thank you.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Day 9-16 Of the Hartian Family Vacation

  1. Hey Kenna! That sounds so so fun! It also sounds like a wet vacation But wet is fun too! Ur guys’ hair is so beautiful!

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