The magic did not start from the moment of departure. We arrived late after nearly missing our flight (PAT!!!) followed by a 45 minute Uber ride to our hotel. Once we arrived, Pat couldn't find something he seemed to think was very important. He also didn't think it was at all strange to open our bag in the middle of the hotel lobby rummaging through, pulling out everything. We never claim to be normal and the glances we were getting from others checking in confirm we aren't going to change that any time soon. Heehee!
We got going early (for us) the next day. Neither family told the children the others was going to be there. The moment Lily saw Jenny was one of my favorites! She ran to her, jumping in her arms! Then, we ran to where the Jacobs girls were waiting in line to meet Merida. Pure magic!!
Then there were Teacups!
Then we ran into Alice. She was my favorite! She talked to the kids a lot and was really cute. She even let Lily introduce her to Cora.
I know it's Florida but I was surprised how warm it was. We stopped to visit some characters for a break from the heat. It's funny, the last time we took Lily to Disney she loved Donald, this time she didn't even want to go meet the "boy ones"! (Cora was napping)
The Little Mermaid!
Thunder Mountain! Lily loved the roller coasters!
One smoothie, five straws! (Hey, Disney is expensive. We save where we can! ;) )
Splash Mountain! Lily rode this twice!
I channeled my inner Christie, dawning her T-shirt and a fanny pack with a baby on my hip. I would need a few more babies, 3 times the energy and faster legs to even come close but I tried!
Day two just wasn't the same without the Jacobs but we pressed on. We chose Epcot because it's our personal favorite. Also, the new Frozen ride is there and dinner with the princesses, both a must for our little princesses. The forecast called for rain on Friday but we didn't get any....and the lines were so short! The temps dropped almost 20 degrees and Saturday was cold and windy with a little rain. This would have been a bummer but the Frozen ride is inside and the weather made for another day of great lines! Cora was a trooper and not only did she get in free but she worked to our advantage - Disney understands the pressures of parenting a little one that can't ride everything so they offer 2 rides with 1 fast pass so each parent has a chance to ride with the big kid! We took complete advantage!
Not sure if this movie was popular when it came out or not but I think it is super cute!
Lily was so excited to meet Sadness and Joy!
The amount of detail that goes into everything Disney is one of the things I love about most. I loved ordering hot cocoa from a kiosk and getting it served like this!
It was COLD!
Not only was it cold but it was our second long day. After traveling/eating our way through the countries we ended in Norway for dinner with the princesses. By the time the princesses started making an appearance things kinda went crazy. Jenny told us to be prepared with questions but we weren't. By the end of it Pat spilled a drink (Aurora was kind enough to help clean it up), Cora had a blow out (MASSIVE blow out! I had to throw everything away....in front of a line-out-the-door packed bathroom) and Pat and I were too full from sampling the worlds finest (It was the food festival!) to even eat our (expensive) food! But.....Lily loved every minute of it! Watching her meet everyone was magical! We were all a little starstruck ;)
Cora trying to stay warm in the only thing I had to put on her, an Elsa nightgown.
Lily on my favorite ride, Soarin'! Another magical moment, she loved it as much as I do!
Two tired girls!
This was our first time staying at a Disney resort. We weren't there long enough to take full advantage of what the hotel had to offer but the convience of getting to and from the parks was great! The morning we left Pat and Lily enjoyed the outdoor hot tub (it was 45 degrees!) and snuck in a little yoga!
Leave it to Pat to squeeze every ounce of fun out of three days! Spending the most wonderful time of the year, in the most wonderful place on earth, with the most wonderful people is a memory I will never forget! Until next time Mickey.... *Disclosure: we've never actually met Mickey.