We went to Disney World back in December and I'm just getting to all the fun pictures from our trip. Better late than never, right?!
Here a few of my very favorite moments from our trip, and if you're planning a trip soon, I highly recommend these restaurants/rides/experiences!
1. The first thing would be the pool. ^ It's always interesting that you can go anywhere in the world, but the kids reallyyyyyy love the pool the most. The Grand Floridian, where we stayed, has an amazing one that really shallow (as you can see), so the kids can play and splash and have fun without me being too nervous.
2. The Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot
They serve the food at this restaurant family style, and it's fantastic. The characters come around and give the kids (and grandparents^) lots of fun, individual attention and photo opportunities. Walker fell in love with these characters. I have to get him a stuffed animal chipmunk soon...he'd love that. The only thing about this restaurant...it rotates ever so slightly in a circle. I literally had no idea it was rotating, (and was totally fine) until we realized towards the end of lunch that we were in a different location. I started feeling slightly woozy in the head like I was on a boat.....but I definitely didn't feel that way until I knew it was happening. The mind does crazy things!!! Loved this experience and the restaurant.
4. Jedi Training
Ok, this was so fun for the boys (and for me, honestly), and this is my favorite picture of all time. After the boys got dressed in their Jedi robes, they were having a full-blown trivia smack down with the other kids. Their faces pretty much say it all, as in...they knew the most about Star Wars, and how dare anyone else challenge them. If you have a young Jedi who wants to dress up and fight Darth Vader, just go straight to this place (right beside Indiana Jones) as soon as you get into Hollywood Studios, and grab a ticket that allows your child to participate.
5. Boat Ride from Grand Floridian
There's a boat ride that docks from and circles around the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian Resort, and the Magic Kingdom. I love it so much. It's simple and easy, but allows you to see the resorts and Disney World from a different angle. Also, if the weather is nice, it's so relaxing.
6. Expedition Everest
We've always loved this ride, and this go around we went through it twice in a row (benefits of getting to the park super early!) My brother, James, filmed the entire ride this time...oh my gosh (you hear me in the back the whole time saying, "James!!! put the phone down, you're going to lose itttt!!!!), but watching it back was hilarious. Definitely ride this!
7. Walking around Epcot
A Disney trip can make you feel like you need to do everything you possibly can. There is so much to see, seeing everything is impossible!!! (top tip for ya!) One of my favorite afternoons during our trip was walking around leisurely at Epcot. We didn't have any set plans so we stopped to watch a band playing in the street, watched a miniature train set, played the drums, chased lizards, and just kinda took everything in. I highly recommend taking an entire morning or afternoon to just relax and walk around to see what you can see!
8. Minnie Ears
My sister found the cutest shop for Mickey/Minnie ears and we rotated them throughout the week. Jessica's picture with her ears was featured on their Instagram page (isn't she adorable?!)
Disney World is such a blast, and creates such fun memories....grateful that I have those with my family. I especially loved taking my kids at this age. Everything is so magical to them right now, and it's such a treat to see everything through their eyes.
What are your favorite rides and restaurants at Disney?!
PS. Here is our video from the trip!