Family Travels: A Very Merry Disney Trip
It’s no surprise that we’ve grown quite fond of our family trip to Disney World. This has been our second time going as a family, and it was even better than the first. Since we are expecting our third little one to arrive fairly soon, this turned out to be an unexpected trip for us. I’m glad we didn’t wait until the baby comes, because who honestly knows what life with three boys holds for us.
On this trip we wanted to really make the most of our adventures, so we had 2-day park hopper passes. One of my great friends is amazing at finding fantastic deals pretty much anywhere, so she sent me a timeshare deal that was worth checking out. We stayed at the Blue Greens Resort, which is absolutely beautiful friend. The boys loved having their own room and I loved the massive soaking tub in our room!
It’s always tricky deciding how to plan/manage a trip to Disney World, because let’s be honest it can easily add up. So from our first trip, we stuck to some of the same rules which helped a lot. One of them mainly being not overspending on items while there. However, this time around Mike had to pull the reigns on my over zealous daily adventures. I love packing our days with nonstop fun. When I’m on vacation I can go, go, go…and go some more. Maybe it’s because I’m ridiculously pregnant or we’ve just been running so hard everyone needed rest, but I’m glad we took it easier this time. So aside from our usual evenings hanging out at Disney Springs we had a blast at the resort pool, walked around the outlets, and just binged watched cartoons with the kids for an entire morning/early afternoon.
But I have to say we did go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year! We’ve never been so this was most definitely a major treat for me. An even major advantage was you can enter into the Magic Kingdom early with your pass, so we got to enjoy the park before the festivities.
From meeting Mickey who interacted and even “spoke” to the boys, to literally stuffing our faces with every single holiday themed treat, it was FANTASTIC! The boys got to meet several characters we didn’t meet last time, lavish in the fact that they didn’t have to wait for many rides, and especially that they got to stay up way past bedtime. The highlight was meeting Aladdin and Abu along with ridinig the magic carpet ride approximately four times in a row.
We ended the night enjoying front row curbside seats to the parade, thanks to the season pass holders that helped us find the spot. Our hands were so tired from waving to everyone, and the pre-show of the parade involved quite a bit of dancing. From the snow flurries, festive lights, and overall Christmas spirit sprinkled everywhere this was a wonderful way to enter into the season this year. I’ve loved adding something we’ve not done before on our trip to Disney World. There’s so much to do and see I cannot wait for what we can plan next.
What a sweet family! Looks like you all enjoyed a wonderful time! Merry Christmas! 🙂