We had an amazing trip to Walt Disney World last week and though there is NO place like home, I am SO thankful for all the photographs we have, they help me relive all the little moments and enjoy it all over again. If planning a Disney trip is as much fun as going before you go, looking at the photos after is as much fun as being there! Since we were there for 6 whole nights, and I have so much I want to share, I’m going to spread it out over a post here and there for several weeks. Spread around the Disney love.
We decided in advance to purchase the Disney Memory Maker Photo Pass to have all the Photographer-captured photos for one set price. I’ll discuss our reasons, things I learned and if I thought it was worth it soon, but that’s one of the reason we have so many different pictures. All the other photos were taken on my phone. My real camera has been a bit wonky lately.
Ok let’s jump right in!
DAY 1- Travel Day and Magic Kingdom
Because we did not arrive until lunch time, we made this a slightly easier day. We ate lunch after checking in at our Resort and then used our Fastpasses for a Parade viewing spot (Great option if you have multiple days at Magic Kingdom,) meeting Rapunzel and Snow White and then for Peter Pan.
Rapunzel was the first Princess they met all week and because she noticed Abby’s shoes– Abby made it a point to show each and every princess after that her shoes. So funny!
When it was dinner time, we hopped the Monorail and rode over to the Contemporary for Dinner. We opted for good food over a character meal for this first night, and we were not disappointed at THE WAVE restaurant. The food was delicious and we had a neat special experience here. When we arrived, they chose Lucy as the “Farmer of the Day.” She was allowed to pick three fruits or vegetables from a little wagon and then the head chef prepared something special using those ingredients. He brought the specials to our table just as an extra treat and explained each one to them. It was really neat. She chose Strawberries, Mixed Berries and an Apple. He prepared little Smoothie shooters and a plate of Apple Slices, Peanut Butter, Crackers and Vanilla Bean Powder. Funny, he made two of her favorite foods! This was a neat first night dinner and a relaxing experience for everyone.
After dinner, we headed back to the hotel to get a jump on our rest so we could arrive back at the Magic Kingdom bright and early the next morning!
***Day 2- Magic Kingdom***
We got up super early and made it to the Magic Kingdom just in time for the opening show. This was the first time any of us had ever seen it and it REALLY puts your day off to a Magical start! Usually 15-20 minutes before the Park opens, the opening show begins. You don’t want to miss this if you haven’t seen it.
She was completely enthralled and so was Abby. They both just smiled, mouths agape and waved the entire time. Great start to a great day!
We went straight to Enchanted Tales with Belle before there was a line so we could change our Fastpass to something else (Great thing about the new system– easy to make adjustments on your phone!) Enchanted Tales with Belle is a FUN interactive story experience. Children get picked/ volunteer to play a part in the story and then they get to be right up close to Belle. Lucy played Chip. So appropriate.
When it was time for lunch, we had a fast pass for Be Our Guest Restaurant (quick service at lunch) I believe they are still in the testing stages of doing FP+ for lunch but since we were resort guests, we were able to get one. Which is good– because the line was ridiculous! The theming was exquisite. The food was delicious and I wish I could have taken better pictures, it was of course pretty dark in there. Definitely worth the trip.
As we headed back for rest time, we saw this little Kitty Cat walking down Main Street!
Unfortunately, that is where the pictures AND the fun ended that day. The girls rested and then both got sick before we could come back for more fun. One at dinner and then the other that night. The next day they were both fine so it may have just been the excitement or something they ate.
Well, Thank you for hanging out with us today and looking at photos! Come back soon for more Disney Fun!!!