Saturday, February 12, 2011

Disney World 2011

Disney World continues to have a special spot in my heart. Since a good chunk of my extended family lives in the Orlando area, I've had the opportunity to visit "the place where dreams come true" many times. And it never gets old!

So when my parents suggested that Caroline and I accompany them on a trip to Florida to see family and visit Disney I jumped at the opportunity. What's maternity leave for?

We stayed for 4 nights in the cabins at Fort Wilderness Campground. If you're traveling with a larger group, especially if that larger group includes kids, I totally recommend this option. There's a full kitchen (so you don't need to eat out for every meal) AND a separate living room/bedroom. That gives you the ability to put kids to bed in the bedroom and then CLOSE THE DOOR and hang out in the living room for the rest of the evening. Genius. It's also pretty reasonable, and even more so if you're willing to buy a few groceries and eat a few meals in the cabin. We're all doing Disney on the cheap in our family.

Silly me, I forgot to take any pics. But they've got plenty at Disney's website.

We spent two days in the Disney parks this time around. The first day we went to Hollywood Studios, and I felt terrible the entire time and went back to the cabin early. Ugh.

Two days later I was on the mend, so my mom, Caroline, and I headed to the Magic Kingdom (my personal favorite!) for the day.

I've NEVER been to Disney on that kind of day before.

Perfect weather. No lines.


Caroline is such a little bitty thing that she obviously had no idea what was going on.

But that didn't stop us from introducing her to the characters. Pluto is my favorite, by the way.

And even though she's totally too young to truly appreciate Disney World, there were a bunch of rides and attractions we could take her on. That way at least we adults could enjoy them, and bring her along.

Do you see that "scarf?"

It's totally one of Caroline's blankets. My mom wore it around her neck the entire time we were at the Magic Kingdom. I don't think I'll let her live that one down.

The last time I was at Disney, I was pregnant. So no rollercoasters for me! This time, however, I enjoyed a few favorites...

Caroline made sure we didn't miss any attractions.

Good-bye for now, Disney World. I can't wait to come back when Caroline can actually appreciate you. And wear Minnie Mouse ears. And potentially get her hair done at the Bippity Bobbity Boutique.

1 comment:

Ali said...

Take us with you next time :)