Wednesday, December 2, 2009

13 Things I Learned in Disney World

  1. Princess Jasmine's costume (from Aladdin) looks much more revealing on a real-life person than it does on the animated girl!
  2. If you and your 3 kids pack into one row on the Dumbo ride you'll never forget those 2 minutes as long as you live -- in a good way, though!
  3. Fast Passes are your friend!
  4. The monorail is nice but doesn't actually connect all the different parks. Somebody needs to look into expanding that thing!
  5. Mickey's Magical Express is awesome -- you check your luggage at your home airport and it magically appears in your Disney hotel room in Orlando a few hours later!
  6. If you have a child that is scared of the sound of fireworks, the shows are most enjoyably viewed from the monorail, simply leave the park right after the really cool light-up parade, but before the fireworks show is due to start, and enjoy the quiet fireworks for the ride back to your hotel!
  7. I have a new-found respect for the ordeal those characters go through to sign autographs while in their costumes. Poor Pluto had to balance the autograph books on his nose while signing!
  8. The spinning tea cups ride is even more fun when you ride it with your little girl than you remember it being when you were a little girl.
  9. I will never forget the grin on my toddler's face when Mickey Mouse kissed the top of his head!
  10. Getting to the park right when it opens is the way to go. We had absolutely no wait for the It's a Small World ride!
  11. Mickey Mouse shaped waffles really do taste better than non-Mickey Mouse shaped waffles!
  12. There is a store at Downtown Disney that has some of the coolest Mr. Potato Head parts I've ever seen! If you are a 6 year old boy, you will know this store as the one where you can build your own lightsaber.
  13. The princess sparkles from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are potent and require more than a few shampooings to remove. Also, they seem to multiply and before you know it, every item in each one of your suitcases is sparkly!

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  1. cute pics sandy Ilive near there - an hr.

  2. I've experienced Disneyland....once....and I loved it. Thing is, I didn't get to go until I won the trip from a contest long ago. And it's an experience of a lifetime!!!

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  3. Oh, how fun! That Mickey's Express sounds fantastic!

  4. Great list, we are hoping to get to Disney in the next year. Princess sparkles of any variety possess spectacular multiplication powers and will take over your house when you aren't looking. ~ Calico Contemplations

  5. I would love to go back to Orlando. I went once, in 1993, and they've added lots since then. Sounds like a most excellent trip!

  6. Sounds like you had a blast. I so wish I could've taken my kids there when they were younger.
    Happy T13!

  7. Your list makes Disney sound amazingly fun! I can't wait till mine are old enough to enjoy the hubby's never been and really needs this experience too!

  8. This is great! We are huge Disney fans and I LOVE this list. :) I would love for you to link-up this (or one of your other great travel posts) to my Thursday's Travel Tales & Tips linky party.


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