Being that the kids are at the perfect age - 10 and 7, and they are old enough to remember this experience, I wanted to do this before it became uncool. I knew walking around with strollers was not going to be my idea of fun and it was important to me that this be something that they will remember. Although my parents took me when I was 13, I still thought it was a good time even though we were too old to do the whole princess thing. I do remember my dad being a bit ticked that we would rather stay at the hotel playing in the arcade.. (note to self: please remember this karma when they want to stay at the hotel and play on the water slides)
We will leave in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, get on a 7am flight to Orlando - which will also be their first time on an airplane. They have asked many questions about the airplane ride and they seem more excited than nervous. If all goes as planned, we should be at our hotel early afternoon and settling in. We have tickets for Sea World and Lego Land as well as two days at Disney. My favorite part is that they think they have an idea about what is sure to completely blow their minds - and I will be a fly on the wall when it all goes down!
I'm trying my best not to plan everything and yet the mom in me is saying there has to be some sort of structure in all the chaos. I think I have it down as to which days we will be where. I also achieved "Best Mom Ever" status yesterday when I booked the appointment at the Bibbity Bobbity Boo Boutique which is the only thing we are really time restricted on so I think I'm doing okay.
We've looked at maps of the parks and decided what the must do things are at each place. I love the fact that both my kids want to visit the European countries at Epcot that we visited when we were in Europe. My daughter especially can't wait to see a "real" Eiffel Tower.
I plan to take a full memory card of photos and videos to bore you with when I come back. Please feel free to tweet me @coffeeluvinmom and remind me to take pictures because I always feel like I don't take enough. Also, I always feel like I'm forgetting something even though right now I'm pretty well proudly packed, it's those last minute things that can't be forgotten that I usually leave out on the kitchen table, you know, so I don't forget them...
So tell me, have you been to Disney World? How old were you (or your kids) and what's your favorite memory? Do you have a good tip of advice for us before we go?