I said in the last update that our SiStter is going with us. Anna is a huge disney fanatic but hasn't experienced some of the classic Disney things so we even asked for her input.
After we knew what everyone wanted to do-Todd and I set down and planned out our days:
We have the park hopper for the first time (as a family) which increases what we can do each day! We have never had it before because the girls were so little and park hopping with littles can be a bit overwhelming. But now we have 2 big girls & Mia thinks she is big and is really good with fast pace-go go go lifestyle so we knew she would handle it well. Tip:: Know your kids. If your kids are slow paced, not good with change-don't waste money on park hopping. Take your time and enjoy each park for a full day. Don't worry, you can leave for nap and return to the same park in the evening.
Another fun thing we have this trip to help with planning is the My Disney Experience App. Last trip, it was still in test mode, but now it is up and running!
With this app you can book reservations, fast passes, create your schedule, everything! Right from your smart phone! And when you are in the park you can see wait times, character greetings, and find restrooms.
Our flight gets into Orlando VERY early on our first day! We get to just hop on the Magical Express and head over to our resort. I love the Magical Express because you do not have to wait for your luggage-it just magically appears in your room later that day :)
Once we get all check in
(if your room is not ready, you still can check-in and they will text you when it is!)
We head over to Magic Kingdom for Lunch at Be Our Guest!
We will spend the day at Magic Kingdom soaking in the Disney Spirit.
Then Todd is taking the girls to a surprise trip to Bippity Boppity Boutique. The girls have done the Pirates League (during our trip with friends) and they have asked for a Bippity Boppity Boutique trip for years. Jill helped us score a reservation at the Castle Location-and I can not wait to see my princesses' face when we tell them!
Tip: Use your time at Disney to create memories with your kids. We decided that this was a perfect opportunity for Todd and the girls to bond over a special time just daddy & his girls
After the girls get made over at the BBB-We have a late dinner reservation at Chef Mickey's. One ride on the monorail and we get to dine with the fab 5. We love doing Chef Mickey's for one reason-you knock out the top 5 characters in one setting. No long lines, no fast passes used. Just dinner and a visit with some of your favorites. And you can't do a trip to Disney without meeting Mickey. I mean, it did all start with just a mouse.
We will head back to the park after dinner and enjoy the fireworks.
Day 1 in the books. Stay tuned for more details :)