We spent 3 1/2 days in Disney World. Honestly, I could have stayed longer. Our trip in September was just one day. And it was perfect. Crowds were almost nonexistent, and Paige had a wonderful time there. I was a bit worried that a longer trip would be too much and I would turn into one of those parents. The kind that doesn’t bother removing the hands covering their head as they yell at the kids. There’s only so much stress one parent can take. I’m happy to report I wasn’t one of those. We did have to have a chat one evening. I took Paige into the bathroom of the Chef Mickey dinner and talked to her about her behavior. On the way back I apologized to another Mom for having to overhear our chat. She said she applauded me for doing it in a quiet place and she wishes more parents would do the same. She had about had her fill of the parents who were just yelling at their kids and not really doing anything about the kids bad behavior.
There was lots of fun at character meals. We had lunch with Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, and Special Agent Oso. There was a breakfast with the Princesses (Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White, Belle and Jasmine). And my favorite, dinner with Chef Mickey (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy). The food was really good and we had a blast singing and dancing with the characters. I think my favorite part of the trip was Extra Magic Hours in the Magic Kingdom. Those are hours where the park is open only to guests of the Disney hotels. One day the park was fine in the morning, but by just after lunch it was so crowded we could hardly move. All three of us were miserable. After speaking to a cast member, we took his advice and went back to the hotel for a nap. We got back to the park just in time for the Electric Light Parade followed by the fireworks. At that point, most of the people left the park. Over the next two hours we managed to ride: Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Aladdin’s Carpets, Tea Cups, Winnie the Pooh and It’s a Small World. We also had pictures taken with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald. The lines were almost completely gone. In order to get on a ride you had to show your room key. In those two hours we rode the rides that Paige wanted to ride and had an absolute blast. It was cold and late, but we had fun. And now for the picture overload.
Chasing Storm Troopers around Endor.
Visiting Wurzburg where I lived in Germany.
I really do love Coke.
Paige said good morning and good night to Ariel every day.
The Beast was very nice.
Goofy around 1:45 AM
Tea Cups around 1:30
The Castle at 2 AM and about 30 degrees. I loved my hat that night.
The castle was beautiful.
And finally, Belle meet Belle.