It’s been many years since I’ve taken a vacation. Every year I would read facebook status from friends and family who are going to the beach during the summer or taking a trip somewhere. Meanwhile my daughter and I are at home with no plans to go anywhere.
This year there was plans to take a trip to Pennsylvania at the end of June for a family reunion, but those plans fell through. Since I still had money saved up, I still wanted to go somewhere. My youngest sister called me and asked if I wanted to take my daughter to Disney World and I was more than happy to say yes. I was the age my daughter is now, three, when I first went; actually it was my only time I have ever been. Thirty one years later I’m sure Disney World has changed…a lot!
Since my sister’s husband is in the military he can purchase discounted tickets, which makes going to Disney that much better. I immediately got online and begin planning the trip. Disney has a website you can visit and plan your entire stay; which parks you want to visit, which rides you want to ride, an entire checklist, plus you can print out a map with your checklist added onto it. I also made a packing checklist too while I was on the computer so that I wouldn’t forget anything. I’m not sure who’s more excited about going, me or my daughter. I just can’t wait to see her face when she meets her favorite Disney characters.
I’m even planning on making a special trip to the beach, as she’s never been. I grew up on the beach and miss it more and more each day. It’s hard being so far from the ocean. I’m sure she’s going to be just as giddy as I am when she sees the ocean and plants her feet into the sand. She loves swimming and playing in the water so I know it’s going to be a great time.
I’m looking forward to our trip and will post pictures in a later blog.
What are your plans for the summer? Taking a trip or spending some time off at home relaxing?
Enjoy! We were there last October and had a great time, and I love their website for planning in advance. I recommend if you can to schedule a character meal to ensure she meets her favorite characters. They no longer just wander around the park. They have scheduled photo ops, but they never last more than 20-30-minutes which caused us to miss characters as were last in line. Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Glad you had a good time! I’m looking forward to it. Thank you for letting me know about the character schedules. I know she would love to meet Merida from Brave and Mickey Mouse. I really loved the parks planner. Since I wasn’t aware as to how big Disney is, it’s going to help me out a lot in locating everything. We have 4 days to spend. I’m excited!
LOL! I just posted something about Disney’s upcoming makeover of Merida. I’m outraged. They got it wrong this time, but hard to stay mad at Disney for long. 😉 There are also some phone apps now that you can use while you’re in the park. You might want to check them out too!
I’ll have to check that out. My daughter has finally taken a break from watching Brave lol! I saw the phone app on the Disney website. I think it’s a great thing to have, my sister is going to upload it onto her phone…she’s going with me. What else can you tell me about the park, what to see and not see? I haven’t been in several decades and can’t remember anything from my visit there.