A Magical Kingdom indeed!

I’d been so excited for this trip because I felt we had unfinished business in Orlando. I wanted the babe to experience classic Disney, and I knew I’d take him to the Magical Kingdom this time around. I didn’t know I’d be able to squeeze in two days there, but am thankful to have not forced the single, super-duper-long, marathon day. And, if I’m being honest, two days of Cinderella’s Castle and Main Street dressed up for the holidays was A-OK with me.

Mosaic art in Cinderella’s Castle <3!

I’m going to go ahead and assume there isn’t a slow day at Disney World. We visited the week before Thanksgiving, on weekdays, and lines would still hike up over an hour. I didn’t plan anything in advance, and I don’t believe it hurt us too badly. Though, Beckett also didn’t have his heart set on anything in particular. We got into the park, rented our stroller, I reinstalled my Disney App, set up FastPass+, and we were off! Some highlights from day one were It’s a Small World, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Tomorrowland Speedway and the Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room (Beckett still busts out the little ditty randomly, so cute).

Beckett in his Mickey Ears, swoon!

Oh, “HIIIII, BUZZ!”

Day two started much the same way, except I had a bit of a plan in place before we walked through the gates. I failed to read all the fine print and had to switch a FastPass+ at the last minute because the babe wasn’t tall enough for Space Mountain (boo). That was really the only hiccup. A minor one at that, because the Disney App makes it all pretty easy to change your plans. Highlights from day two included some repeats with the addition of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Jungle (all the way) Cruise and the Astro Orbiter.

No trip would be complete without finding something extremely yummy for my tummy… though, I will think twice before sharing with the babe again. He is a treat-hog (which really makes me love him even more)! This Dole Pineapple Whip was so refreshing and a much-needed sugar rush at the end of the day. Sunshine and pineapple, splendid!

Tidbits to Tinkerbell about:

1. Renting a stroller is worth every cent!
2. Using (free) transportation from your hotel or resort might be a great idea if you want to save yourself the headache of getting lost. Apple Maps vs. road construction cost me at least an hour on my first attempt, and parking costs $20. My sense of direction is questionable, so take this suggestion with a sprinkle of Pixie Dust.
3. Getting in and out of the Magical Kingdom will take you about a half an hour. You have to take a people-mover train from your parking row and then a ferry boat or monorail to the park entrance.

I adored the festive holiday vibes, the yesteryear nostalgia and Disney’s dedication to keeping everything so clean! I hope you enjoyed this little trip with us!

Diane Rose
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