If you follow me on Facebook, you probably realized we are on vacation right now.
Last week we were at Disney World for a few days. When we first made our Disney plans, I had originally planned on surprising my daughter with dining with the princesses. At almost $200 for the four of us, I quickly changed my plans — especially when I found out we could see the two she REALLY wanted to see for FREE. (And FREE is better than $200 any day!)
Our second day at Magic Kingdom I got a couple Fast Passes right away to see Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel over at Towne Square Theater.
Then my princess and I headed over to ride her favorite ride a second time — the new Under the Sea ride. I surprised her afterwards by heading to Ariel’s Grotto. “I wonder what’s in here,” I said, after I saw the wait time was just 15 minutes.
And 15 minutes later….…she was meeting Ariel and showing her her new charm necklace — full of Disney princesses.
Then we ate lunch and headed back to meet the other princesses. (Definitely do the Fast Pass here — the original line we stood in said an hour and NEVER moved; then I realized we could Fast Pass it. We waited only 20 minutes that way.)
Of course, my little boy didn’t want to see princesses. For him, Lightning McQueen is the ONLY Disney character worth seeing.
Thankfully I was able to grant his wish by staying at the Art of Animation Resort — where they have a pool that is surrounded by the Cars characters. The Art of Animation Resort is actually made up of 10 different hotels… The Cars pool was the one furthest from us, so I brought his umbrella stroller… We zoomed over to see Lightning McQueen at least 4 times during our stay, and took pics EVERY time.
Currently we are at the beach (MY dream come true).
Today we took a break from the sun and sand to see a few animals at the Jungle Gardens, where my daughter had one more wish fulfilled….Yes, that is my preschooler with “Tiny”, a Royal Ball Python around her neck. I’m not sure, but I think she was almost more excited to hold the snake than she was to see the princesses…
This week, I am thankful for each dream we’ve had come true this trip.
What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment, or, if you have your own thankful post, come and link up with us!
Catherine Holt says
There is always something to be thankful for in life and I truly believe that the more we appreciate things, the more we get out of them. Looks like you had an amazing time in Disney World 🙂
We had a rocky start the first day – a post in the making! 🙂 But after that, it was a wonderful time. I love listening to the kids relive it.
Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama says
This all sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait for our first family trip to Disney in December!
Thanks for the linky!
I hope you have as much fun as we did! 🙂 Thanks for linking up!
I think it is kind of a secret…. The Fast Pass ticket box was completely hidden on the other side of the building….
I am actually trying to “work” only at night. I had most of my posts ready ahead of time, except Thankful Thursday. I’m doing all the FB stuff ahead of time, scheduling my posts. I haven’t replied to ALL the comments, but I’ve done a few. I’m going to go to all those great blogs I’ve been missing when we get back later this week.
Hope you have an awesome vacation!!!
What a fun vacation!
It definitely was!