I bought the kids Disney themed shirts before we left for Florida. I wanted them to have something fun to wear. The girls wore Mickey Mouse shirts and I loved them. Elena loved her shirt and Emma grew to like hers! The boys had Perry the Platypus shirts. That was not my first choice, but I was happy that they received several comments on their shirts.
We took the ferry boat to Disney and came back on the tram. It was the perfect compromise.
Sunday was Father's Day. I have to say my kiddos have the best daddy ever for many reasons, but today was not the usual way to celebrate. Disney was not on his bucket list, but he knew the kids were so excited to go. He helped give them have the best day ever and I know they really appreciated it.
My parents were along and that was super helpful. We had a 1:1 ratio which was great for standing in line, getting drinks, going to the bathroom....you get the idea! It was fun to share the day with them!
I had my plan and we followed it pretty much to a "t" until about 3:30. By that time we had been on every ride I knew we had to ride. We had plenty of time to get on our second list of rides. Our day was not rushed. We took full advantage of the fast passes....genius idea! Emma, Jonah, and Samuel LOVED the three roller coasters. Splash mountain was their favorite. Mom and I entertained Elena with the Carousel, the Tea Cups, the Carousel of Progress, and the Buzz Light Year ride. Elena tried to help us with a little map reading! I really enjoyed the Buzz ride and Peter Pan. All the kids...boys too...liked the It's a Small World ride and the Little Mermaid Ride.
|Buzz Light Year|
|It's a Small World|
|Aladdin Carpet Ride|
|Aladdin Carpet Ride|
|Elena's favorite movie is Tangled. Talking to Rapunzel was a highlight of her day.|
|Even the boys really liked the princes!|
We had some yummy treats. No trip to Disney would be complete without Mickey Mouse ice cream. We did not get pictures of some of them because it melted so quickly. Elena was very proud of her treat!
I took lots of pictures of the kids at various places throughout the park. The top left picture is in front of Rapunzel's tower...Elena's favorite. The second was taken at the Little Mermaid Ride. The third was just for fun. The last one was in front of signage for a new Seven Dwarf's ride coming next year.
Of course we got the kids souvenirs. Jonah picked out a hat. Samuel wanted a Mickey Mouse sword. Elena got Pasqual from Tangled. Emma selected a little phone holder/purse.
|She had no interest in any more pictures!|
It was a great day. We made so many wonderful memories. As a mom and a true planner, I also hope that our plan goes perfectly. Having four kids my plans usually go out the window at some point during our adventures. But, our day at Disney was perfect. It truly was and I can honestly say that everyone had a great day....even Drew!
We survived 13 hours at Disney!!
|On our way home!|