My First Time at Disney – part 2

Part 1

When I signed up for our day at Disney I expected it to be mildly busy. We went in late October on a Tuesday. Which meant, for this Halloween fanatic, a wonderfully Halloween-themed park and not that many people!



Meaning, all of my fast passes and step-by-step planning was totally unnecessary and overdone. so is life…

What this meant though is that we pretty much walked onto EVERY SINGLE RIDE we wanted to go on. This meant Space Mountain and Pirates. Splash Mountain and two rides on the Haunted Mansion. My stepdaughter (Lily) insisted that we go on Winnie the Pooh. My cousin’s daughter (miss Ivy) put us on the Barnstormer and we could not miss the Magic Carpets OR Dumbo! And we laughed at the absurdity of Jungle Cruise.

We got to do a little shopping, and we were able to sit down and enjoy a meal at Liberty Tavern as well as our Cinderella’s Royal Table late lunch (more on this another time).

We saw the Friendship Forever show AND got to meet my personal favorites of Stitch and Merida. It made for a very happy day, almost like being at the Happiest Place on Earth!

All around had an amazing day and it was all I could have dreamed for at the park and my overall experience. So good in fact that I will be returning in June for an Animal Kingdom/Magic Kingdom combo day!

The thing about Disney, aside from the chaos of monopoly politics, is that it is what you make it. Disney can be all about Princesses, Star Wars, Animals, Minnie and Mickey, or a blend of all the things you wanted to do when you were 8. It doesn’t have to be about blowing your life savings, or breaking the bank, it can truly just be a day to pretend you are a kid and be crazy while doing it.

My favorite memory of the day was our first ride, Space Mountain, where I was unbelievably happy to be riding the coasted and my stepdaughter kept yelling “It’s so Dark! It’s so DARK! I can’t see, I can’t see”. It meant I was in stitches at her drama, but I was just so happy to make the memory with her. It’s something I will cherish the rest of my life, and that there is the whole reason to vacation!

Happy Travels!

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