We’re going to Disney World again…and this time, it will be all four of us and we can’t wait!
I realized that I never really blogged our last Walt Disney World trip other than sharing a few photos, so I thought it would be fun to reflect back on it and share some highlights as we look forward to this next trip.
I have to say the best decision we made when planning both Disney trips is using an authorized Disney vacation planner. My husband found Lori of Minnie More Vacations through a co-worker and she is a godsend. She is legit the fairy godmother of Disney planning and made our trip perfect, especially since it was planned very last-minute. Disney planners coordinate your entire trip for you at no cost and make a commission from Disney for doing so. Lori booked all of our fast passes, dining reservations, airport transportation needs – basically everything to make your trip to where you just show up and have a full itinerary/all of the logistics figured out. As a bonus, Lori goes with her own family a lot and knows all of the ins and outs of each park and can make fantastic recommendations.
I know that some people find tremendous joy in planning their Disney trips way in advance and waking up at 6 a.m. to make dining reservations as soon as they’re able to, but that’s just not for me. I want to have the best experience possible, but truly, we don’t have the time to do that ourselves. Lori takes care of all of those details for you (with your preferences in mind, of course). We are so lucky to have found her! (by the way, this isn’t in any way sponsored- just want to share our wonderful experience).
Okay, now back to our first trip. Harper was 3 years and 4 months old when we went and it was a great age for her and she actually enjoyed all of the rides and wasn’t scared at all. I loved roller coasters as a kid, so it was a delight to see her loving them as well. I’m curious to see how Lincoln will react and praying all of the fun stuff will be distracting enough to keep the meltdowns at characters walking around the park at bay. He does love Pluto, but a life-sized Pluto…maybe not so much, ha 🙂
If you recall, Kevin was in Orlando for a work conference, so Harper and I did a few days at WDW/Hollywood studios/Animal Kingdom on our own and Kevin joined us on the last day. We stayed at the Four Seasons Orlando, which is absolutely stunning with amazing grounds and phenomenal pools, a lazy river and splash pad pool for the kids. They also host a character breakfast there that is so wonderful (with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy).
Our first day was spent at Hollywood Studios during the day and then Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that evening, which was amazing! Definitely a must-do if you’re there in Sept/Oct.
I’m going to make a better effort to document the days of our trip this time so that I can provide a full review of our Disney World experience. Our entire family will be together this time and we will be going to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom during the time we’re there.
Here are some highlights from our first trip!
At the Four Seasons pool…(Harper’s hat is by The Beaufort Bonnet Company)
Hollywood Studios- Lunch at Hollywood and VineMeeting Sofia the First
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party! Harper in front of her favorite roller coaster
Meeting Belle at Magic Kingdom…
Character Breakfast at the Four Seasons Orlando… Animal Kingdom Tree of Life…
Getting princess-ified at Bippidy Boppity Boutique Meeting Ariel in her Grotto Dinner at Cinderella’s Castle… I can’t wait to share our next Disney adventure with you all! I would love to hear any tips and favorite experiences you’ve had there. I am also looking for shops that sell cute Disney themed stuff so please share those with me as well!