Since I have lived in Florida longer than Disney World has, I have been there many times over the years. I have seen this place grow and grow. It is an amazing place, but it is very important to understand this before you go….YOU WILL NOT SEE EVERYTHING! Unless you are planning to stay a month..There is no way possible to see it all.
If you follow me regularly, then you know that we just got back from an amazing Disney experience with my daughter’s family. If you have missed my other blog posts, go back and read them. There are some useful tips on making your Disney trip a happy one.
It is also very important to remember that children three and younger are free. This is why our grandchildren’s first Disney trip was planned one month before the oldest one turned 3. I am not a big supporter of taking babies to the park. They can get over heated soooo fast! However, I will say that my 17 month old grand daughter loved it.
Our first question to everyone in our group is always…What do you want to do while you are there?
We got to the magic kingdom right as it opened. Toddlers are at their best in the morning, so we wanted to make sure we made the best of those hours.
We had gotten a Fast Pass for Dumbo first thing since it was on my grandson’s to do list. My husband and daughter’s must do list included Space Mountain. That is when I had a great realization….most teens are still sleeping at nine in the morning! I rushed them off to Space mountain as we did Dumbo. SCORE! The total wait including the walk thru the building, without a Fast Pass….10 minutes! Now if you have ever waited for over an hour in the Florida sun for this ride, you understand the feeling of starting the day off right with this one.
Dumbo has now moved to a shadier spot and they now have two Dumbo rides. We did our Fast Passes so that the parents could go once, and then grandpa got a turn with this guy.
One of my most loved family traditions is the carousel.
Here is a picture of my daughter on it years ago…
Being able to ride it with her son was one of my happiest memories of the day .
Here are some of my Magic Kingdom tips..
1. Slow down and try to see the park from your child’s eye. They don’t care about what line to get in next. They want to show you something.
2. Set a timer for water breaks and diaper changes. It is easy to forget how much time has went by.
3 Re-apply sunscreen throughout the day…you will be glad you did.
4.Fast Passes are sooooo worth it!
5. Have to go from one side of the park to the other? Take the train…what a wonderful relaxing way to do it.
6.Eat early. We started to think about lunch about 11:00. It was great because we got in before the crowds, and before anyone was overly hungry.
7. Get a spot for the parade early, so you can find a shady spot on the curb…..we take this wait time to eat ice cream and go shopping in rotation so you don’t lose your spot.
8. Take lots of pictures….I love this one.