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Our Disney Journey – The Small Issues Weblog


We took the youngsters to DISNEY WORLD in Could and I’ve by no means felt such an ideal feeling of accomplishment than what I felt getting on the airplane to return house.

We had a good time, and actually designed this journey to align with issues we knew we’d care about.

Justin and I invited my dad and mom to return alongside, not solely for an additional set of fingers but additionally to expertise Disney with the youngsters. I’m so glad they joined us and made these reminiscences with us!

We stayed at an AirBNB about 12/quarter-hour from the parks. I can not specific how happy we had been with this determination. I waffled between staying on property in a set, and staying in an airBNB, and I can say, fingers down, that the selection to remain off-property in an AirBNB was proper for us. Not solely did it save us many hundreds of {dollars}, it gave every baby their very own mattress, in addition to a personal room for Justin and myself, in addition to my dad and mom. The home we stayed in had a pool within the lanai, and that felt implausible after lengthy days on the parks.

The factor about visiting Disney is that there are virtually a crippling quantity of selections to make, however for those who’re on the lookout for the push to remain off property — that is it.

We deliberate to go to 3 parks, 1 park a day (aka no Park Hopper). We deliberate to eat all breakfasts at house, which we did, and seize lunch at no matter park we had been at that day. We ate dinner both at house, ordering carry-out or popping in to an informal restaurant.

All of this meal planning went swimmingly, and I’m very glad I didn’t really feel rushed at a park to get to a pre-made reservation. If there may be one factor about visiting Disney, it’s that you just have to be versatile! It labored for us to maintain the objective cheap (and that objective being to go to the parks) and let all the pieces else simply occur because it did.

We rented a 7 passenger van which allowed our complete crew to pile into one car for parking. Parking is effectively organized and simple.

We rented a stroller for every day we visited a park and that was important. Not solely did it stash our stuff, however Emily was fairly weary from all of the strolling round. We used Genie+ to pre-plan a number of rides we wished to ensure we hit and whereas it took a reasonably whole lot of prep work to attempt to perceive the system, it ended up working tremendous. Disney Solid Members had been extremely useful and type every time we had questions on something on the My Disney Expertise app or with Genie+.

The most well-liked rides had lengthy strains, as anticipated, however we discovered that the highest of the morning was the most effective time for shorter strains. We’re all early risers so it made essentially the most sense to go to the parks within the mornings and keep till we had been tapped out. There was a notable change in crowds and warmth by about 2:00pm every day, and that was simply across the similar time that we had exhausted ourselves and had been prepared to depart.

The one factor we skipped out on was returning to Magic Kingdom for the fireworks at evening. We had been all exhausted and I really didn’t suppose my children cared sufficient about fireworks to make it such a late evening for them. To not point out the crowds could be huge and making an attempt to entry the parking zone on the shut of the park sounded slightly aggravating.

Past that, we had a good time and I used to be really blown away by how nice my children did. It was *sizzling* and sunny, and we did a ton of strolling round. All 3 of the youngsters rolled with no matter was taking place, and had a very nice time. I’m so grateful for that.

To be trustworthy, I assumed that I would depart this journey being able to plan our subsequent go to again to Disney however I’m surprisingly feeling very happy with this journey and could be pleased to name it a day with Disney journeys. In fact, issues change and because the children grow old their curiosity in visiting Disney could develop, so we’ll simply cross that bridge once we get there.

Fast Notes in regards to the issues I’m glad we did:

-Genie+ may be very useful for reserving rides

-Reminiscence Maker package deal is sweet as a result of you possibly can depend on the professional’s to seize pictures all through all of the parks.

-Gown for a piece out. Athletic shorts and tank tops. Sneakers. Minimal or no make-up. Disney is a mission, and I’m *so* glad I didn’t need to fuss with working mascara or uncomfortable denim shorts on the water rides.

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