- At 11 PM, on our first night at Disney, we were walking back to our room. I told the boys that we needed to get a lot of rest because the next day was going to be even busier. Isaac said, “tomorrow will be even DISNEY-ER???”. Well, technically, yes……
- The last morning we were there, we had a wake up call because we had heard that sometimes it was a Disney character that would deliver the wake up call on the phone. We had Isaac answer the phone and he had a long conversation with Mickey. We heard him tell Mickey, “we are coming to see you! We will be there!!!”. After he got off the phone, I asked him what Mickey said to him. He just sat down with a dreamy look on his face and said, he just said a lot of somethins’.
- We stayed a the Port Orleans French Quarter, and there were lots of Mardi Gras decorations everywhere. There was a huge jester over one of the entrances, and the boys asked over and over what he was. We kept telling them he was a jester, but they couldn’t remember. One morning, Isaac said, Look, it’s Justin! And then Matthew said, No, it’s Ginger!
- I enjoyed the magic of Disney just as much as the next guy, but I had one resounding thought the entire time we were there–SERIOUSLY, where is the Starbucks in this bad boy?? Of all the places a parent needs coffee, strong coffee, and not a drop of decent stuff to be found. Not to mention that it was unseasonably cold while we were there–high of 58 and WINDY. It was cruel, really. I had to drink hot chocolate, which was good, but add that to the fact that we didn’t have internet the entire time we were at Disney and we have been without a DVR for 5 nights….well, we may as well have been vacationing in Amish country.
- We paid $31 for a double stroller for one day. Coming from the cheapest woman in America, I am telling you–best money ever spent. Wait, I take that back–the character meals were the best money ever spent. Double stroller was a close second. If you look up “completely unaware of self and surroundings” in the dictionary….well, you won’t find it. But if it WAS in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Matthew walking into a metal pole. Just underneath that, you would see a picture of Isaac walking head first into a stranger’s crotch. I am telling you that the most enjoyable times I spent at the park were when the kids were strapped into a ride or strapped into the stroller. $31 is a bargain, my friends.
- On the day we went to the Magic Kingdom, we had to go back to the hotel in the middle of the day to take a nap. When Isaac woke up, he cried and told me he wanted to go home. (We had been away a mere 24 hours) I asked him why he wanted to go home and he said, “because home is funner than here.” He also told me he had one sad heart and one happy heart. When asked why one of his hearts was sad he said it was because of the hotel. I am thinking if your kids prefer their home life to Disney World, we must be doing something right. As fun as Disney was, I think home is funner too, and I am stoked to be headed back today.