It is incredibly difficult to condense a 10-day vacation into a blog post that won't overwhelm your computer. I suppose that I could have broken it up and shared it over a few days, but, let's face it, that would get a little bit boring. So, here are 13 photos that I feel best describe our time in Walt Disney World.
We spent the majority of our time in the Magic Kindgom. It ended up having the most variety of rides for Little Boy, and the most rides that he was actually able to go on and was interested in -- he was not the biggest fan of The Tower of Terror. We were lucky enough to be able to get tickets to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, which ended up being a lot of fun for me because we got to meet a lot of Disney characters that are not out very often -- and I had an excuse to dress-up as a Disney character myself...Little Boy was dressed up as Pluto, but he got way too hot and we had to take the costume off before we could get a photo.
Little Boy enjoyed the parades, and meeting the different characters -- especially Goofy, Dug and Winnie the Pooh. Among his favourite rides were The People Mover, the tea cups, Winnie the Pooh's ride, and Peter Pan's Flight. He also really enjoyed the Star Wars ride, and was excited to build his own light saber.
It was a very different experience for my husband and I. We had been to Walt Disney World together two times before, and so we were used to a fast pace adventure where we tried to get on as many rides as we could before the park closed for the day. It was not the same kind of experience with a child. We still tried to get on as many rides as we could, but we were also a lot more careful about taking a break to have something to eat, having a drink of water, and heading back to the hotel room for a nap.
I can't say that everything went perfectly -- one night we survived on snacks until we got back to our hotel and had a supper picnic in our room at 10:30pm -- or that we were happy in the "Happiest Place on Earth" the entire time, but you always forget about the bad things once you have been home for a while -- like all of the tantrums while waiting in a 30min line...because that's the longest wait we were willing to do -- and then you start planning your next holiday.