We just got back from four days in Orlando, home to Disney, Sea World and lots of strip malls. This was Madigan's 5th time at Disney and the magic has not worn off yet! She still enjoys stalking the characters for autographs, loves It's A Small World, The Carousel, and The Dumbo ride and will not under any circumstances go into the Haunted House. The weather was not so cooperative the first few days and it did literally rain on our parade! I surprised Madigan and the Doc by having one of my best friends meet us for two days. She recently moved to Clearwater and is a nurse at Tampa General Hospital. She became Madigan's new best friend. She had to hold Stephanie's hand, had to sit next to Stephanie on the Mickey Bus, had to ride with Stephanie on each of the rides. It was great to have extra help!
We also decided to try something new this year and went to Sea World since Stephanie had her car with her. I had not been to Sea World since 1988. We loved it! They were celebrating Halloween and had lots of Trick or Treat stations set up along the park. Madigan is in love with polar bears so she had her face painted with one. We got Shamu'd at the Shamu show by sitting in the "Soak Zone" The Doc could not understand why we would want to sit there. I have such fond memories of sitting in the front row with my brother, sister and Dad. It rained a lot there too but it did not damper our fun!
It was a very successful trip and I am looking forward to our next Disney adventure which will likely be the cruise sometime next year!