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Disney Field Trip: The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot

One of the many things I love about Disney is there ability to incorporate education into their attractions! Disney World has to be one of the greatest field trips ever!

I know Epcot is not on the top of the list of parks to see, but it does offer a great classroom for conservation of the Earth ! On our recent trip we were excited to try the new attraction The Seas with Nemo and Friends!! The ride itself was a cute clam shell adventure through the Finding Nemo story. 

Once you got off the moving walkway, you were led to an amazing exhibit of underwater life. You can walk through this two story pavilion at your own leisure. 

My favorite part was pointing out Nemo and Dore! It really brings the movie alive and into the real world. What kid doesn't like the aquarium?

As I sit her and edit this, Bella informs me that this is NOT Nemo. It's the daddy Marlin because he is bigger and Nemo is smaller!

The Bruce's Sub House is a fun adventure where you can learn about the sharks of the ocean and the dangers they encounter everyday.  A hands on experience for all kids to have a chance to feel what real shark skin feels like and take a photo op inside Bruce's Jaw! Bella was a little frightened by the jaws of life.... so my Dad played along!

I think Bella's favorite part was the friendly dolphins that played back and forth beyond the glass!! They were pretty shy to take a picture though!

We saw real manatee!!!

The aquarium was gorgeous and provided us with just enough cool indoor entertainment! When the kids get older we will spend more time here!

Sticky suckers and Mickey Ears!

It's been a while since I have posted and that is partially due to our family vacation. Last week we went to Walt Disney World!! It was so much fun, and thanks to my wonderful parents who are part of the Disney Vacation Club, our stay was free! We stayed at the tree house villas in the Disney's Saratoga Springs resort. They were beautiful! Nestled in a private forest setting far from any other vacationer we enjoyed our own tree bedroom retreat. Dinning, living and full stock kitchen included. Even the deck we walked out to had a nice patio set and grill!

Bella did pretty good on the plane ride there. She fussed a bit, she hates being in one place for too long. When we landed we took the Magical express provided by Disney when you stay in any of there resorts. We settled in and that evening we went to Downtown Disney to take care of some shopping! Bella fell in love with this Minnie Mouse purse and she couldn't put it down. Of course she got it! We enjoyed some live entertainment while the girls, Bella and her cousin Olivia showed off their moves!

Magic Kingdom...

Bella didn't enjoy the rides as much as I though she would. In fact, she was anxious with most of them. It was a long day and we started out late so there wasn't enough time to come back to the tree house to squeeze in a nap so we had to stick it out like a marathon to make in to the Electrical parade. It was difficult but the entire day was worth it when we say the excitement on Bella's face during the electrical parade!! It was so joyous I nearly cried.

Animal Kingdom!

This was Bella's favorite park, and I think the most appropriate considering her age. She loves animals and this was the place to see them. The Kilimanjaro's Safari Expedition was awesome. We say a giraffe up close just chillin on the side of the rode.. so cool! The adults (Luis, my Dad and I) got to ride the new Mt. Everest ride that was pretty intense! We also enjoyed a african dance... that's the video. Luis, Bella and I went back later on in the week and also enjoyed The Festival of the Lion King which Bella also enjoyed.!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Epcot

Bella did not join Luis and I at Epcot. She stayed back with her grandparents. We enjoyed Mission Space and Test Track and traveled around the world in the World Showcase.. my favorite! We wanted to have dinner somewhere different... say Morocco but in the end we settled for American food. We also got the opportunity to enjoy the night time show... Illuminations!

By the pool

One of Bella's favorite parts of the vacation was the pool and sprinkle park at each of the resorts we stayed at( Saratoga Springs and Animal Kingdom Lodge in Kidani Village) The Kidani village pool and sprinkle park was amazing!!

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Posted on October 11, 2010 and filed under Disney, Travel, Family.