This trip was about 2 months ago! Gasp! I’m just now getting around to posting about it! I’m terrible!
With about 2 weeks notice, we planned, packed and flew to Disney World! Bear had to travel to Orlando for a conference, so we tagged along. Needless to say, I was nervous!! We have an extremely energetic child who never stops (yes, that’s right, she rarely takes naps, and only does so in the comfort of her own bed), so the thought of airport lines, flying, and Disney World sans Bear was a bit scary, but I knew it was doable, so we did it! And I am so glad we did!!
The airport wasn’t too bad, a drawn out lunch kept the Bub occupied. And surprisingly, she was wonderful on the flight! A sticker book and some crayons lasted almost the whole 2 hours!
Getting her to sleep that night was a different story. She’s really too big for a pack-n-play, but we hadn’t made a transition to a big bed yet, so in the pack-n-play she had to go. We turned off all the lights and stayed really quiet and out of sight. And what cute little sentence comes out of the dark in the middle of the night?! “Mommy, this is not my bedroom!!!!”
So on to Disney the next day. It was beautiful weather and just a teeny bit stressful getting there, but not too bad. It’s such a process though and took about an hour from our hotel to the gate (the actual gate, not the train station) of Disney. And we quickly learned a lesson. You do not travel to Disney during the week before Easter, aka Spring Break. Whew! We heard they actually closed the gates and stopped letting people in it was that crowded!!! The day didn’t start too great though, I dropped my camera on the first right – Aladdin’s Magic Carpets and as if the loud crash it made onto the metal wasn’t bad enough, it fell into the crack that went to the water under the ride. Thankfully I had the camcorder as well and it takes good pictures outside! However, I wasn’t going to let that ruin my day. It was me and my 2 year old at Disney World! We had to have a good time! We rode a lot of rides, and had tons of fun, then went home in the afternoon to pick up Daddy-O from his conference, then headed back and rode some more rides! The wait times were up to 2 hours for even the kiddie rides, so that was kind of a bummer, but it was still so much fun. Bubby Girl could only ride so many things, so it wasn’t too bad.
I needed a little rest, so Bear took Bub on the race cars and boy did she have fun!! I love this picture of the two of them, and her trying to see over the steering wheel!
I also have a great video of her, when she saw me, she took both hands off the wheel to wave, it was too cute!!
If you ask Lila what her favorite ride as Disney was, she’ll answer “The RollerCoaster!” It was Goofy’s Barnstormer, and it was pretty impressive for kiddie coaster!
There aren’t a lot of pictures because wrangling a 2 year old by yourself at Disney World on one of the most crowded days in the world just doesn’t allow for it. It’s amazing what you don’t see through the lens of a camera!