. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Disney World

June 29, 2015

Disney World

Last Monday we flew to Florida with Chris' family for a week of vacation.  Tuesday we went to Disney World and it was quite the experience.  I knew that Addilyn would be pretty little for most of it and was kind of hesitant to go.  But Chris' niece and nephew are the perfect age and I figured we'd just do the best we could!  We got to the park right before it opened and it was kind of a nightmare getting in.  The Monorail wasn't running and it took and hour and 40 minutes to get into the actual park from our car.  We waited for a tram from the parking lot, then had to wait for a ferry to take you to the Magic Kingdom.  I had no idea there were this many transportation things to get from place to place.  This is what Addi looked like most of the morning.  Hot, tired and whiny.  I can't say I looked much better.  It was just so hot and so much of just standing there, surrounded by people.  

The first thing we did when we got into the park was see Cinderella.  My sister in law thankfully did all the fast pass planning and picked this one and it was great.  Addilyn has never actually watched Cinderella but we showed her pictures of her and a little video the night before.  When we walked in the park she kept saying "Cinderella where are you?"  She was acting all excited in line, but no surprise was shy and scared when it was her turn.  Of course the second we left she kept saying "I wanna see Cinderella again!"  

Rapunzal was there too and she was quite interested in her long hair.  After that I honestly can't even remember what we did.  I think we went on the Winnie the Pooh ride and by that time Addilyn was exhausted.  She was happy when we were on the ride itself and during the line on this one she was distracted by things on the way.  It was just so hot and so much walking, carrying her.  She wanted nothing to do with her stroller or walking on her own.  We decided to go back to the hotel for her to take a nap.  While waiting for the tram back to the parking lot she fell asleep on Chris, then fell asleep while sitting up when Chris was holding her.  That is a first for sure.  

After her nap we debated going back, as it just took so long the first time.  Thankfully when we got back the Monorail was working so it didn't take nearly as long.  But it started pouring rain so we sat in the car for about 30 minutes before hand, as it was pouring.  We found the rest of the family and because it was raining a few rides were closed.  We went on It's a Small World, and then it took awhile to find somewhere to eat, as everyone had the same idea to escape the rain.  We ate, then went on Buzz Light Year.  It started thundering and lightening and was almost 8 so we decided to head back to the hotel.  They ended up cancelling the fireworks, which made me feel better for leaving.  Plus I don't think Addi could've handled that! She was so beat! 

Thankfully on our way out before we left the first time we saw the end of one of the parades and Addi loved it.  Chris' parents had bought tickets for everyone to go back the second day, but we decided to stay back at the hotel.  They had a pool and a really sweet splash park that Addi loved and it just felt like two much to do it two days in a row.  Everyone ended up staying back until later afternoon too, as they were all so tired.  In the end it really did feel like a lot of work to get there and was so hot and tiring.  But I'm so glad we went.  It will be fun to show Addilyn pictures as she gets older and it made for some fun memories for our family!  

More pictures from our Florida trip soon!

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Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Bummer that the monorail wasn't working in the morning. Usually Disney's transportation is on point. Next time you go, you'll have to try December (or a cooler month). It's so great there when it feels good! I'm with y'all...I can't stand that heat. Ahhh!! So glad you got to see Cinderella. !! :)

Alana Livingston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ya know, I've never had much of a desire to go to Disney...shocking, I know! The lines, the heat, the walking, the standing...just sounds awful. Lol. I'll suffer through it one day for my kids though! I'm glad you guys got the opportunity to go!

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun trip! It sounds like you made the most of your time there and did the perfect amount for Addi. I loved seeing her with Cinderella and seeing all of her different expressions. I agree with the first comment - I'd love to go back to Disney in the fall or winter when it's cool. My husband and I went to Disney World at the end of July for our honeymoon and it was SO HOT! We walked around with umbrellas to hide from the sun - haha.

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that last picture! I'm glad you got to go. Looks HOT. Kind of how we felt about the Bahamas :) I haven't been there in a long, long time!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an awesome trip!!! Looks like a blast and SO fun. I Love her little phrases!! So cute.

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great trip, can't wait to see more. Yes Disney World/Disneyland very exhausting times. But worth it when the kids love it. It also always seems to be 10° hotter inside the park than outside, haha. At least that always happens to us when we go to Disneyland!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Disney is definitely tiring, but totally worth the memories! :) We always try to go in low crowd times to avoid some of the chaos and the sticky weather. Bummer about the monorail and how long it took to get to the park =\ We always rode the buses and never waited too long.

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Definitely a tired little girl but it looks like a fun day!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad you had fun in Disney World, even though it was hot and you had lots of waiting! You looked super cute despite the heat!