Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, December 27 - Meeting Spider-Man and Friends (Again)

This was a big day for us, but only 3 of us knew why. Once everything was arranged and we knew we were going to Orlando, Brian made a call to Universal to see if a visit with Spider-Man could be arranged. Who knew it was as easy as a phone call, explaining our situation and a confirmation number given to him. Well it we got up early and off to Islands of Adventure we went. The first thing we had to do was go to guest services to check in with the confirmation number to get a time to meet Spider-Man as well as get a stroller for all our "extra" stuff. Brian was told that if we could get over to the specific spot in 15 minutes our meeting could take place soon. Well that was all they needed to tell us...we were off. Once greeted by the staff person, we were taken to the same spot we meet Spider-Man and friends back in 2010. The memories started coming back. After about 10 minutes of waiting, some of Spider-Man's friends started to make an appearance, then came Spider-Man. Ian's face was priceless once he realized what was going on...

Spider-Man and friends were great, taking all the pictures we wanted, signing things (we brought the Make A Wish photobook Brian and I designed after our trip and had them all sign that). What helped to make that even more special is that they remembered Ian once they looked at the was great. 

When it was time to say good bye to all our friends, Spider-Man turned to Ian and told him he was part of his team now...priceless.

After doing a few more things around the park, riding some rides....Rock -n- Roll rollercoaster, visiting Harry Potter at Hogmeades and getting some Butter beer it was time to head back to the condo. All were done for the day.

That evening was a time to catch up with some old friends for Brian and I, one of my dear friends and sorroority sisters from college now lives about 50 minutes from Orlando and came to visit with her family. It was great to see them (I went to college with her husband as well). I had only met their oldest daughter when she was a baby...the one things I do regret about that night was not getting a photo of us....Kristine (Freda) and Rob Bennett, so glad we got to see each other after 12 years...lets hope it is not another 12 years before we see each other again. 

Once they left it was time to start packing as our trip was over and Saturday morning we were heading back home...

Thank you Harry and Debbie for giving us a wonderful week of memories. We will forever be grateful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marlene Ettlin So glad that he can go back to school. I'm sure that he is excited. It's good for you and him. Your family is amazing!!!!!!

Amy Eisenberg Samay Yay, back to school!

Melissa Klawans Cohen Awesome news!!

Traci Kodeck Yah school!!!

Michelle Kampler Schwartz So GREAT for Ian. Other kids would be annoyed to go back to school, right?

Cheryl Levine Snyderman :-)