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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Priceless Disney Smiles!

Our Disney trip was amazing! I really have no words. Just 400 and some photographs + the 127 the Disney Photopass photographers took (and we're suckers and are going to go ahead and order the CD with all of the high-resolution images). My summer project is officially making a book of our trip. It really may take me all summer. This picture below is my favorite non-kid picture that I took. :-)
All I can say for now is that Cate was at the absolute perfect age to go. Everything was real and magical for her. And while Brennan won't remember much, we'll have plenty of pictures. Plus, we're already planning a trip in two years with my parents, so he'll be at that magical age then. Aren't my two Mouseketeers cute?
We ate a lot of food (I highly recommend the Disney Dining Plan if you're going anytime in the future), met a bunch of characters (I recommend meeting as many as you can in parks other than the Magic Kingdom as the lines are way shorter), collected and traded pins, rode rides, swam, and all-out exhausted ourselves.

My Keys to the Kingdom Tour (a birthday present from my parents) was amazing! Not only did I add more Disney trivia knowledge to the already nerdy database of Disney random-ness in my brain, but I got to go behind-the-scenes, under the Magic Kingdom, and see how they make the magic happen. I also got to be an honorary cast member.

We waited in line no longer than 20 minutes for any ride or character. Cate's favorite ride was the teacups. Brennan loved Pooh. Mommy loved Toy Story Mania in Hollywood Studios, and Daddy loved the safari in Animal Kingdom. We rolled into our driveway at 1:30 this morning, with our eyes barely open, but still gleaming with that Disney magic. Cate has played with her Rapunzel and Beauty and the Beast playsets (what she spent her gift card on) all day and is now sound asleep with her stuffed Lady dog (she LOVES that classic movie). Brennan played with his Pixar pals and is now cuddled with Pooh. Mommy and Daddy unpacked, did laundry, and are now headed to bed.

Thank you, Mr. Disney, for a vision that led to the many wonderful memories we made this week.

 ~Melody :-)

P.S. I know an awesome Disney trip planner if you're looking to go. Her services are free and amazing!


Carly said...

So glad that you guys had such a great time!

tricia said...

Looks like SO much fun! :)

Jill (Lady Lazarus) said...

Looks likie you had a fabulous time! My sister and I are planning on going when I hit goal weight, so I may need that name of the trip planner in a year or two :)

Jen said...

Hi Melody - I found your page through Eric's (who I know through LLS) FB profile because I loved the pictures he posted of your trip.

We have a one-year old and I thought I was excited before reading this post to take her to Disney one day, and now I absolutely cannot wait!! Seeing the world through a child's eyes is simply amazing! Thank you for sharing your trip!

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

Oooooh, we can't WAIT to go ourselves; love all the pictures. You'll have to do a post specifically on your behind the scenes tour for the rest of us Disney nerds :)