Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Disney Birthday Celebration

Olivia turned 6 yesterday! Sooo, guess where we went? :)
Maybe you have heard that Disney offers free admission to their theme parks on your birthday? For folks who already have annual passes, going on your birthday means you get to pick a free gift on your birthday. This can either be a special birthday FastPass or a gift card in an amount equivalent to the cost of a one-day ticket.
Since we received annual passes last Christmas, we were able to go and take advantage of the birthday gift card. I originally had planned to select the Birthday FastPass due to crowds, but there are limited rides it can be used on and Space Mountain is closed for refurbishment, so we decided to get a gift card instead. This turned out to be a good idea as we just got regular FastPasses for the rides we wanted to go on, and the girls don't seem to mind standing in line. Olivia prefers the shows anyway (although she's starting to develop a taste for fast rides). Oh, we got to finally find and meet Lady Tremaine and the Ugly Stepsisters from Cinderella. They were awesome :)
Here's a few pics from our day yesterday. It was tons of fun, and only cost $12 for parking. We brought a bunch of sandwiches, snacks and sodas. And Olivia had a $63 gift card to spend on whatever she wanted in the park, so I didn't have to pay anything. Yay! She used it on a Pinocchio DVD, a Minnie spinning toy and I got a fanny pack (no laughing - they are seriously awesome to have in the parks).
I do have one crafty item to share related to yesterday. Are you familiar with Tim Holtz' Mini-Misters? Those are the great little spritz bottles, used for stamping and crafting? I have about 10 of them, and it finally occurred to me that they would be great at the park. It fits perfectly in your pocket, and when you need a little cooling off, just give yourself a spritz.
Anyway, it was a fun day. The girls had a great time, and both were ready to get up and go to school today despite getting home after 9PM last night. More pics on my flickr photostream.

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