Before Jeff left for "The Dessert," I told Jecilyn one day that when he returned we would go to Disney World. She did not let me forger that I told her that...and she kept asking and asking. So, we had to take her. I did some research. I grumbled and grumbled over the prices! Jeff and I went there on our honeymoon in 1997. We returned on our 1st Anniversary. It was expensive then, but now, it just seemed ridiculous. I don't understand how a family can afford a Disney Vacation!
But, we HAD promised...so we HAD to take her. We flew down to Ft. Lauderdale to meet Stella Blue Victoria. We intended to drive up to Orlando and spend a day in the Magic Kingdom. We found a room at a Radisson right outside of the gate for $69 per night (Plus the taxes and a ridiculous $11 per day convenience fee!). We were set! We arrived late at night, checked into our room and went to sleep. We got up early and began our day!
The kids had a great time! I knew Jecilyn would enjoy it. However, I hadn't expected Treavor to do so. He did! He danced and laughed...and his favorite was "It's a Small World." The lines were practically non existent. And, even when there were lines, we used the Fast Pass. What a great feature! They also give Rider Switch Passes. This allowed one of us to go on the ride while one of us stayed with the kids (or Treavor if it was something Jecilyn could go on but he couldn't). Then, when the first person was done, the second could just use the pass to walk right on the ride--NO WAITING!
Disney is such a "well oiled machine." I heard someone on the monorail say, "They should just let the Disney Company run this country." I cannot help but agree. Everything in that magical place is perfect. It's amazing.
We ended up staying for three nights and two days. And, we only did the Magic Kingdom. There is so much to see! We could've spent a month! And, once we arrived, and I remembered how truly special it is there, I stopped grumbling about the cost of things! It was totally worth it! (Plus it helped a little that Jecilyn was only TWO! Hey, I didn't lie. They just assumed ;-))
Anyway, here's some pictures from our trip! A big THANK YOU to my dad for helping us out with the costs!!!