Well after almost a year of planning, organizing, and lots of reading – our trip is finally here! I will admit I was a little overwhelmed by all things Disney when we first started planning this vacation. However, we decided to utilize the help of a planner and we ended up with Jen from Five Star Travel who made it way easier! She secured some of the most coveted reservations in Disney and we couldn’t have done it without her!
So after a year of planning, how are we going to spend five magical days in the happiest place on earth?
Land very early in the morning, so we have a full day in Magic Kingdom that evening we are going to stay in our hotel for dinner at the Grand Floridan Cafe. My parents are meeting us here, not big park people but they had the chance to come and didn’t want to miss this memory – so thankful they are coming with us!
We are planning to arrive at Magic Kingdom for the opening of the park, we have a few fast passes booked already including; Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train, Small World and Peter Pan’s Flight. That evening we are headed to Epcot to San Angel for dinner.
My parents and Hudson will head back to Rhode Island that day, so this will be the beginning of a very special time for Ellie with both Chris and I. This is a big day, we have Breakfast at Akerhus in Epcot for all things princess, then will spend the day in Epcot. In the late afternoon Ellie will get all dolled up at Bippity Boopity Boutique and then head to Cinderella’s Royal Table for dinner!
We will spend the day at HollyWood Studios, which will begin at Hollywood and Vine for Breakfast with the Disney Junior Gang, followed by rides and as Ellie has told us ‘avoiding the Storm Troopers!’ That evening’s dinner is planned to be low key by the pool and we will head back into Magic Kingdom that night for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Our last day will be at Animal Kingdom, I actually think Ellie will be over the moon seeing the animals here and the Festival of the Lion King! Our last night’s dinner is planned at Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast is one of Ellie’s favorite movies and I couldn’t think of a better place to end the trip… can’t wait to try the Grey Stuff!
It’s going to be a whirlwind 5 days of magic and being a kid again. From the beginning this trip was about memories with the kids and I can’t wait to see this experience through their eyes and watch the sense of wonder on their faces!
In typical Meg fashion, I may have gone a little overboard with the Disney Gear, we have lots of t-Shirts, hats and lanyards ready to go so the whole family can really show their Disney Side!
Stay tuned for post trip pics!