What a trip!
A friend told me that when you have kids, if you take them with, you call it a “family trip.” If you go alone, it is a vacation.
No, seriously, we had a great time. Luke had such a fun time, Jake was a trooper and Scott and I had some fun too.
I wanted to share a few recaps from our trips. . . because holy pictures. And I also plan to share a recap of some tips and tricks from our first time for anyone planning to go with young kids.
So, today, I’ll share pictures from traveling and our first day at Magic Kingdom.
Excited to hit the road. . . best decision ever, spending a bit more for a early afternoon flight. Everyone was in a much better mood than when we try to do an early morning flight!
Jake did great on the flight. . . slept most of the way there.
How we roll thru the airport.
We stayed at a Disney resort, so the transportation from the airport couldn’t have been easier. <—more details in my tips post.
I booked dinner at a Character Buffet dinner at the hotel. It kicked off our trip perfectly. Luke got to meet some characters and eat some dinner.
The evil stepmother <—she was awesome!
Here she is trying to convince Luke to come work for her in the castle.
And we didn’t have to travel very far and were able to get the kids in bed at a decent hour so we were ready for our big day at Magic Kingdom. And again, I cannot say enough how easy transportation was from the Disney Resort.
We hit Magic Kingdom right when it opened at 9am. . .
We started the day at Beast’s Castle with breakfast.
And then we went to meet Ariel.
Jake pretty much fell asleep after breakfast and took a great nap in the Baby Bjorn.
So, Scott and Luke checked out Dumbo.
And then we popped over to meet Donald and Pluto.
Had to check out the Mad Hatter spinning cups.
well. . . they did. Jake and I don’t do spinning rides.
It was on my Disney bucket list to meet Gaston.
Jake started crying immediately when we got to our turn. Gaston said to him, “It’s ok, I know I can be overwhelming!”
Ahhhh I cannot believe I forgot to show my guns.
Family selfie with the castle.
And then probably my favorite thing of the whole day.. . meeting Belle. She. was. awesome.
One more ride. . . the magic carpets.
We finished the day with dinner at the park and then picking up treats from the candy store. We didn’t stay for the fireworks the first day . .. a quick boat ride and we were back to our hotel room to shower, put on PJs and collapse into bed.
It. was. wonderful.
Day 2 coming up!