Last week, we had the privilege of going to Walt Disney World because of the kindness of Walt Disney World. We were given two adult park-hopper tickets by Walt Disney World. We did purchase our kids’ park hopper tickets. We LOVED spending our day at Walt Disney World!!! We have been to Walt Disney World before; our oldest two were under the age of two when we went, so they don’t really remember it. This trip, however, they will probably always remember as their “first” trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. You can read about how we prepared for our trip to Walt Disney World here.
We started the day at Magic Kingdom waiting at the castle for Mickey Mouse to officially open Walt Disney World for the day. We concluded the day at Hollywood Studios watching the Star Wars Fireworks Show. We clocked in 13 hours at the Walt Disney World Parks and we estimated we walked 10 miles, but we had the best time. In fact, our kids have already started talking about our next trip to Walt Disney World! I don’t blame them – it’s such a fun place!
Seeing the princesses was a top priority for us. My daughter is obsessed with the Disney Princesses. She loves ALL the princesses. Being able to introduce her to 6(!!!) princesses was well worth it.
We also saw Alice in Wonderland. My daughter told Alice, “We’ve read the book you were in.” Alice was impressed by this.
Riding the Buzz Light Year ride: We were able to ride this ride as a family. We love Toy Story, so we LOVED riding this ride.
Riding the Teacups: I’m not sure who was more excited about this ride – me or my daughter! This was another ride we rode as a family and we had the best time.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Ride: my oldest and my husband rode several roller coasters while we met with princesses.
Pecos Bill – for lunch, we ate at Pecos Bill. Our kids enjoyed macaroni and cheese with an applesauce pouch and carrots. I enjoyed the fajita bowl and my husband had nachos. We loved the air conditioning!
Pandora/Avatar Boat Ride: Even though the wait was FOREVER, this new Pandora Section of Animal Kingdom was well worth the wait. The entire new Pandora area is amazing. I seriously felt like I was IN the Avatar movie scenes.
My husband and son rode Expedition Everest while my youngest two and I walked around Animal Kingdom in search of Dole Whip. We found Dole Whip and found a back corner in the Tamu Tamu Restaurant outdoor seating.
This alcove gave us space for my youngest to nap, my phone to charge and it gave my daughter and I an opportunity to share that delicious Dole Whip. My husband surprised me and bought us an Elephant Ear Pastry to share. There was enough for us to divide that one pastry between ALL FIVE of us! It was so good.
In our search for our daughter to see all the princesses, we decided heading to Hollywood Studios to see the Frozen Sing-a-long Celebration performance would be worth it. Spoiler: IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT. This performance was 35 minutes long. It was a great way for families to enjoy the coolness of air conditioning. But, if you have a kid who was strong on the Frozen bandwagon, this is something you can’t miss!
Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars was our dinner. I know, I know, not healthy. but it was an iconic treat and SO YUMMY. Word to the wise: it is messy, so eat it armed with a LOT of napkins!
Tower of Terror: My husband and son rode this ride together. I am still so impressed with my son’s love for roller coasters. He is fearless and loved every single second of every ride. I think we have an adrenaline junkie on our hands.
Every single Cast Member we spoke to at Hollywood Studios urged us not to miss the Fantasmic performance. It’s held at the outdoor amphitheater in Hollywood Studios. This incredible performance had a wide, wide cast of characters. This performance used pyrotechnics and water and it was breathtaking.
We also stayed for the Star Wars fireworks at Hollywood Studios. I love the picture of my son having a light saber battle with a total stranger. Just shows that the magic of Disney brings out the kid in all of us! Two of our kids slept through the entire thing! I couldn’t believe they slept through it! Watching those fireworks was definitely a perfect way to end such a fun packed day.
We can’t wait to go back to Walt Disney World. It’s always such a blast and each visit gives us new and precious memories as a family. I especially love going to Walt Disney World because my kids get SO excited about seeing their favorite movie/TV show characters in real life. I love that Walt Disney said, “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” Don’t worry, Walt, Mickey Mouse is leading the way to make sure kids and families have a wonderful, wonderful time.