We left the house before 7:00 AM, so that we could get through Orlando before rush-hour traffic. For a special treat, Daddy took us by Dunkin' Donuts, and picked up some donuts and coffee for us.
In a parking lot a short distance from the gate, we met our friends who invited us to come.
There were a few minutes of greeting and chatting, then we loaded back up and headed over to the entrance.
The entrance was pretty elaborate. We had to wait outside for a short time while Mr. K. got the tickets for everyone.
Daddy grew up near several amusement parks in KY, and the K's did in Orlando, so they took us straight to the roller-coasters, knowing that later on there would be long lines in front of them. Savana still found time to take a couple photos of Mini-land on the way there though.
|The detail they put into everything was amazing.|
|A beautiful waterfall that was part of the old Cyprus Gardens.|
|Left back: Farrah, RB: Justice. Left front: William, RF: Sean K.|
|The "Flying School". (I didn't go... the first roller-coaster was enough for me at the time.)|
|Evan with his new car :)|
After the Flying School, we were off to the Driving School, and then the Boating School.
|All the Lego creations were amazing. It must have taken a lot of time to put them together.|
|This was a play are designed for younger children, but we all enjoyed shooting each other with the soft foam balls.|
We had a tasty picnic lunch on the grass just outside the entrance, since we weren't allowed to take coolers into the park.
|Russell gravely dissecting his sandwich.|
Then we went to the greenhouse...
Then the "Island in the Sky". It was slightly terrifying... Especially when I heard that it "has been a feature in the skyline for over three decades." 150 feet in a rotating pavilion on the end of a boom arm is higher than I cared for. But the view was neat.
Later, Mama, Farrah, Savana, Russell and I walked over to the old Cyprus Gardens section of the park. It was beautiful.
|This was an enormous banyan tree, planted by the first owner of the place.|