Disney World Featuring The Magic Kingdom

On to our next installment of all things Mickey...

The most famous (and my favorite) of all the parks is The Magic Kingdom. I could easily spend the entire week at this 1 park. If you have ever been to Disneyland this is very similar. A lot of the same rides are shared between the two, the main difference is that MK is bigger and more spread out.

It was a scorching 5 million degrees Fahrenheit on the day we went. Thank goodness for breathable clothing and frozen water bottles!!

Favorite things breakdown:
*my son: Buzz Lightyear, Splash Mountain & Pirates of the Caribbean
*my daughter: It's a Small World, Dumbo, Peter Pan's Flight & Goofy's Barnstormer
*my mom: The enchanted Tiki Room, It's a Small World & whatever the grandkids liked
*my hubby & dad: every ride that made the kids happy
*me: Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Mickey's Philharmagic & The Tea Cups

We took a break mid-day to cool off and take a short rest back at our cabin. Armed with some new "get up and go" we were able to stay and enjoy the park till late in the evening. I am also shocked and pleased to report that both kids were happy without 1 hissy fit ALL DAY! Wow, Walt Disney sure is a magical guy ;)

We've done MK quite a few times over the years and here's what I've discovered about crowds:
* Halloween is an amazing time of year to go. Trick or Treating with your favorite Disney characters is just so cool! And there are hardly any people, you get the park pretty much to yourself.
* Christmas and Thanksgiving are decorated to the max! The crowds are moderate, but nothing too crammed to enjoy yourself.
* Mid-June is HOT!!!! The crowds are big, but they were not near as bad as I expected.

We hope to try February/early spring next time around. Hope you've enjoyed your little tour of the Magic Kingdom :)

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


Disney World Featuring Fort Wilderness

I have hundreds of pictures from our fun filled family vacation, there is NO WAY i am going to be able to talk about all we did in 1 post. So I have decided to break it up for ya'll :) This first installment is all about where we stayed: Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground.

We loved it! We opted for a cabin instead of tent camping.

My daughter took pony riding lessons, my son took archery lessons with the rest of our family. We swam, explored, watched the wonderful Hoop-Dee-Doo Review, enjoyed S'mores with Chip n Dale and made amazing wonderful family memories.

We rode our bikes all over the campground, and also rented a golf cart to tootle around in. It was so nice to wake up and head to the parks via boat too! It was a wonderful place to stay especially since we had a large group. I highly recommend staying here to anyone, even those that don't like camping. It's very magical, Disney magical. 

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


Vacation Time!

In a few days we are out of here! Headed south for Florida, Orlando to be exact. Gee, what's in Orlando that the entire family would enjoy??? DISNEYWORLD! This will be our 3rd trip as a family. We love it.

For the first time ever we will be going to all four parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot & Disney Studio's. I hope the kids don't run out of steam, just incase i'm packing lots of candy to give them a sugar rush when needed. One can never be too prepared :)

Also for the first time we will be staying at one of the Disney resorts. We'll be sharing a cabin at Fort Wilderness with my parents. The kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement! OK, OK, me too!

To save money we will be trying to eat as many meals in our cabin as possible. My dad will be manning the grill while my mom makes some of her amazing  creations in the kitchen. We will be lucky enough to enjoy the company of a few more family members while at the park. My Aunt, Uncle and their 2 kids will be joining us, kind of a mini family reunion.

Well, I better get back to cleaning the house and washing clothes in preparation for the big trip! Plenty of pictures and info coming soon! 

If you have any advice, tips, anything to share about the theme parks or Fort Wilderness please let me know!

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...