Addie’s Take: Thanksgiving 2022

We went to Orlando for Thanksgiving. We had Makenzie, Ella and Gavin on the RV. We went to Disney Springs to see the Cirque Du Soleil show Drawn to Life Cirque, a collaboration with Disney.

It was about a girl named Juile. Her dad was an animator, before he passed away. He gave his book to Julie to complete his drawings. When she tried to draw, the paper kept going away and turned out to be evil, and then the paper became good. There were also a couple of acrobatic tricks and other tricks as well. There were also some cartoon characters. It was an amazing show.

 The next day was Thanksgiving dkay: Happy Thanksgiving. We watched the parade and then we watched football. We then ate breakfast. We had eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown casserole and quiche. 

We went to the pool and swam. We then had dinner including mashed potatoes with gravy. There were two types of gravy because Ella is vegetarian. We had green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, and sweet potato casserole. I really like the sides. It was delicious.

The day after we went to Universal. This was an early birthday present for me!!! We went on a vip tour which meant we didn’t have to wait in lines. It included breakfast.

We started in Harry Potter World. I am a big Harry Potter fan. We did Escape From Gringotts and we rode the train.

 In Hogsmeade we rode Journey Through The Forbidden Forest. Our tour guide Jimmy said that people would get the footlong hotdogs from Jurassic World and go on Journey Through The Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter afterward. Needless to say they probably regretted it in more ways than one. I definitely wouldn’t want to be one of those people who ate before the ride. It’s a good thing we didn’t do it right after we ate breakfast.  It was awesome and then we got to see a Quidditch Game that was pretty fun too. 

We then headed to Jurassic World and rode the Velosiraptor. It was pretty intense. We rode Kong Island after the Velociraptor. I liked that one and then we headed over to Marvel Superhero Island. I was excited because I am also a Marvel fan. We rode The Incredible Hulk which was pretty cool. We had lunch it was pretty good. We did ET afterword it was an original ride. It was pretty exciting we then did Men In Black Alien Attack which was pretty fascinating. 

We did Revenge Of The Mummy and Transformers, which were pretty cool. We did Jimmy Fallon which was pretty interesting. The last ride was the Rip Rocket which none of us did.  We said goodbye to our tour guide Jimmy and we went back to Harry Potter World to get souvenirs. I got a Gryffindor sweatshirt. We went to Marvel Island and did Spiderman which was pretty exciting. We went to the Marvel store and got souvenirs. I got a t’shirt with all the characters on it. It was a pretty fun and unforgettable day. 

We all had different rides we enjoyed from that day 

Makenzie: Kong Island Incredible Hulk and Transformers

Ella: Velosiraptor

Mom: Journey Through The Forbidden Forest

Gavin: Men In Black Alien Attack

Dad:  Journey Through The Forbidden Forest 

Addie’s by area: Harry Potter World: 1. Escape From Gringotts 2. Quidditch 3.  Journey Through The Forbidden Forest  4. Train Ride

Marvel World:  1. Incredible Hulk 2. Spiderman  Jurassic World:Kong Island 

others: 1. ET 2. Transformers 3.  Men In Black  4. Jimmy Fallon

We went to the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium.

We did the virtual tour where we snorkeled with sharks in the Bahamas. We then saw lots of big fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, sea horses and dragon fish.  It was really cool seeing all the sea animals.

We then went to Sloppy Joes and had refreshments. I got a coke. We then went to Joe’s Crab Shack. I got a whole bucket of snow crab. It was hard to peel it, but it was worth it. Crabs are much harder to peel then shrimp.

We went back to the RV. We had s’mores and picked a movie. We watched Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. It’s a good movie if you like time travel.  It was a really fun night.

We had to say goodbye to Makenzie, Ella and Gavin. It was fun to see them. We’ll get to see them again in Boone for Christmas. 

5 thoughts on “Addie’s Take: Thanksgiving 2022”

  1. Addie, What a great trip. Looks like a lot of fun. I am glad you are able to spend time with your family.

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