Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Disney Here We Come!

Oh yes, we are doing it...
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?





7 comments:

Fadderly said...

Not jealous. At all. Been bout 7 years since we were there. Keep telling the kids were gonna go back. Hopefully next year. Have a great time!!!

Karen said...

Took my mom and sis there several years ago and had a ball! Hope you and your family have lots and lots of fun!

Stephanie said...

Since I now live in Orlando and love Disney I have been but we try not to go too often cause I don't want to ever be bored with it. I too like to plan everything so I will just say once you get there RELAX take a go with the flow attitude. Your not going to get to everything so have everyone pick two must do in each park then do them if there is time left then pick more must do till time runs out. At SeaWorld check the show times first then plan the rest of the day accordingly. Most of all have a blast!!!!

Sarah Manchuk said...

Never been. I know kids who are taken when they are tiny and to me it makes no sense. I also knew a family who went every summer for years. I was jealous then. Now, I really have no interest in going. Sure it would be nice, but my three youngest are too young to remember much, and I heard there are crazy lines. I don't do lines. I'm impatient.

Daddy's in Charge? said...

We go about twice a year. My 8 years old has been there about 17 times. Crazy I know. He first started going when he was 3 months old. It's been a great age every time that we go. They might not remember everything, but my wife and I will.

Nellie said...

We are going next week! I am crazy bringing my 6m and 3yo. I am a glutton for punishment......however disney is my favorite place in the whole wide world and I will just be happy hanging with the mouse. Hope you have a great time!

31Amber_:) said...

Woohoo!!! Ya'll are going to have so much fun.

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