A Disney Family Visit to Walt Disney World Resort

Ashley Hendricks February 4, 2020 25 No Comments

A Disney Family Visit to Walt Disney World Resort


Now greater than ever is the time to visit Walt Disney World! My four-year-old son Reagan, my 9-month-old son Ezra, and myself just lately checked off a Disney bucket checklist expertise with our first ever go to to Walt Disney World Resort. It in all probability comes as no shock that we had absolutely the time of our lives! With the chance to go to all 4 Parks, we noticed so many new and thrilling issues, skilled Disney magic love by no means earlier than, and made numerous recollections. I’m thrilled to share why now, more than ever, is the most effective time to e book a visit to Walt Disney World together with your small ones! With over 80 kid-friendly sights throughout all 4 parks, quite a few character meet and greets, probably the most magical leisure ever, and loads of particular and new experiences all through the 12 months, Walt Disney World is the final word trip spot for any Disney household.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom 

Magic Kingdom affords a lot for all ages, however seeing the magic of this park by way of my four-year-old’s eyes was actually particular. Before I get into all of the enjoyable we had, I wished to share the very first thing I did once we came upon about our Walt Disney World trip: I downloaded the My Disney Experience App. From maps of all 4 theme parks to reservations, the My Disney Experience App has all of it. You can e book Fast Passes as much as 60 days prematurely, cell order your meals, make eating reservations, discover character meet and greet areas, and much extra. It helped us a lot throughout our go to!

A Disney trip isn’t full with out seeing Mickey Mouse. Now by way of September 30, 2019, Magic Kingdom is celebrating large with “Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration!” There are numerous limited-time festivities, however a couple of of the issues we loved embrace assembly Mickey and Minnie of their lovely celebration outfits at Celebration Central contained in the Town Square Theater, and signing the celebration e book to obtain our commemorative occasion invitation with stickers inside! The occasion invitation additionally shares ten methods visitors can #RejoiceMickey all through the Magic Kingdom.

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Our absolute favourite a part of Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration was the “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party!” This upbeat dance occasion that includes Mickey and his friends takes journey down Main Street earlier than stopping in entrance of Cinderella Castle. The floats, dancing characters, and the brand new music, “It’s a Good Time” is bound to get you transferring your ft!

We loved the numerous kid-friendly sights in Fantasyland love Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the Mad Tea Party. Then we made our manner into the Storybook Circus space of Fantasyland. Both Reagan and I agree that Storybook Circus was certainly one of our favourite spots within the park. And if you happen to didn’t already guess, Storybook Circus is house to the well-known “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” attraction, which has a complete interactive play zone for youths inside the road queue – genius! Storybook Circus can also be the place you’ll discover Casey Jr. Splash ’N’ Soak Station (nice for cooling off), and Pete’s Silly Sideshow the place visitors can meet characters love the Great Goofini, Astounding Donaldo, Daisy Fortuna, and the most recent character meet and greet, Wonder Pup Pluto.

My son Reagan is tremendous lively and adventurous, so he actually beloved all that Adventureland needed to provide. From interactive play areas to sights love Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise, he was in his aspect! He additionally actually beloved flying round on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. To add to the journey, we visited Tomorrowland for a journey on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and the People Mover. Talk about nostalgia for Mom!

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Entertainment is all the time on the prime of our checklist once we go to a Disney Resort. Throughout the day, the parks provide varied leisure to place a pep in your step! We beloved Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire at Cinderella Castle, that includes a ton of favourite Disney characters, and the Festival of Fantasy Parade. One flash that for positive obtained us feeling the Disney magic love by no means earlier than was the fireworks spectacular, “Happily Ever After!” We sang alongside to a few of our favourite Disney songs, and even cried at occasions from how lovely & highly effective the flash was. The projections, lasers and fireworks are the largest and greatest within the historical past of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks spectaculars – it truly is a must-see. An added bonus to ready for Happily Ever After to start was the projections flash on Cinderella Castle referred to as, “Once Upon a Time.”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hooray for Hollywood! Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating its 30th anniversary this 12 months! Just love Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios has a lot for preschool-aged kiddos. We began our day with the Disney Junior Dance Party! that includes Doc McStuffins, Timon from “The Lion Guard,” Roadster Racer Mickey, and the most recent member of the character line up, Vampirina! This flash will get you dancing from the minute it begins! Just outdoors the Disney Junior Dance Party! theater, within the Animation Courtyard, favourite Disney Junior characters can be found for pictures and autographs.

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New to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as of Summer 2018 is Toy Story Land. It’s nearly tough to place into phrases how unimaginable and immersive this place is. Of course, Reagan completely beloved it, however I used to be simply as amused by all of it! Toy Story Land affords three sights: Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania! and Alien Swirling Saucers. All of the sights are extraordinarily enjoyable and detailed – it actually felt love we had shrunk right down to the dimensions of Andy’s toys. The Green Army Men are out and about for enjoyable video games with visitors. There are tons of photograph alternatives, and even an ideal spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner referred to as, “Woody’s Lunchbox” (Try the Totchos!). Toy Story Land can also be house to satisfy and greets with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear.

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As a part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary, visitors can cease by Pixar Place for “An Incredible Celebration!” The celebration features a dance occasion with Mr. & Mrs. Incredible and Frozone, a brand new meals stand with Jack Jack Num Num Cookies and different themed eats, enjoyable photograph backdrops to flash your #IncredibleAspect, and a personality meet and greet with the enduring designer, Edna Mode.

My son Reagan is a big Star Wars fan, so he was thrilled when he came upon that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a reside flash referred to as, “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away,” the place the entire hottest Star Wars characters seem on stage. He was additionally very excited to expertise “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” at night time, and watch Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Perhaps probably the most thrilling information to share for any Star Wars followers out there’s that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a model new Star Wars land, might be opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the finish of 2019!

Something that I do know my son would have beloved, however we didn’t get to expertise as a result of it received’t be open to visitors till March 31, 2019 is “Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.” This flash that teaches visitors what it’s love to be a champion racer options Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, and Cruz Ramirez. There is even a meet and greet with Cruz after the flash! I suppose we’ll simply need to plan one other journey to see this!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We fell in love with Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This was one of the vital immersive experiences we’ve got ever had at a Disney Park. Everything was so lovely and detailed. For my four-year-old, seeing animals and Disney magic in the identical place was love a dream come true!

In 2017, Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed a brand new addition, Pandora – The World of Avatar. This space of the Park utterly blew us away! The particulars have been jaw dropping. It actually felt love we have been in one other world. Pandora affords two sights. The first attraction is Avatar Flight of Passage, the place visitors can expertise an exhilarating journey on a mountain banshee! The second attraction is Na’vi River Journey, a ship cruise by way of a wide ranging bioluminescent rainforest. These two sights are extraordinarily widespread, so I extremely recommend reserving FastMove+ for each, if out there. Aside from sights and taking in each element of Pandora, we additionally totally loved the Pandora Utility Suit, the Swoto Wayä Na’vi Drum Ceremony and the meals at Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu. Be positive to attempt the Night Blossom Beverage! And undoubtedly cease by Pandora at night time to see the bioluminescent rainforest all lit up.

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Currently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of “The Lion King” with two particular photograph spots and particular experiences! You can discover one photograph backdrop on the park entrance, and discover the well-known scene the place Simba, Timon and Pumbaa are strolling on a log over a waterfall alongside the walkway towards Pandora. The “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” that includes characters love Timon, Baloo, Terk, Rafiki and Koda was a lot enjoyable, and a good way to have fun 25 years of the beloved Lion King. Lastly, we loved “Festival of The Lion King,” an sexy live-stage flash that includes Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, and all of the basic songs from the movie that we all know and love! With a number of showtimes every day, there are many alternatives to make time to see it (and FastMove+ is offered).

Disney’s Animal Kingdom wouldn’t be Animal Kingdom with out animals! There are every kind of animals to see within the park in Africa and Asia. One of our favourite animal experiences was on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. We noticed (and have been so near) giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and lions, and even noticed a hippo getting a tooth brushing! The Kilimanjaro Safaris is a well-liked expertise, so I like to recommend reserving FastMove+ as early as attainable by way of the My Disney Experience App. Another favourite journey for Reagan was Gorilla Falls. As far as leisure and animals goes, we totally loved “UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” that includes the lovable Russell and Dug. We discovered a ton about all totally different sorts of birds!

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Something I truly by no means knew existed at Animal Kingdom, however was pleasantly shocked by, particularly for my dino-loving four-year-old, was DinoLand U.S.A. This land has three sights, together with a Boneyard Fossil Fun Site the place children can play and discover, arcade video games, and character meet and greets with Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip ’n’ Dale, Scrooge McDuck, and Launchpad McQuack. Donald Duck is even internet hosting “Donald’s Dino Bash!” Out of the three sights in DinoLand, Primeval Whirl and TriceraTop Spin Aerial Carousel are nice for preschoolers. On the sting of DinoLand U.S.A, you’ll discover “Finding Nemo — The Musical,” one other nice leisure possibility for preschool-aged children.

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At dusk, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is particularly magical. We loved seeing the Tree of Life on Discovery Island come to life within the night with projections and acquainted Disney tunes. This happens about each 10 minutes after darkish till closing, so there are many possibilities to see it!

Disney’s Epcot

In simply sooner or later of exploring Epcot, we traveled round to totally different nations of the world, ventured into the long run, outer area and even went underneath the ocean with Nemo and pals! It was such a novel and memorable expertise. Aside from the number of scrumptious and genuine cuisines we indulged in (a lot consuming!), Reagan’s favourite Epcot adventures included our voyage to Arendelle on the “Frozen Ever After” attraction in Norway, visiting Anna and Elsa on the Royal Sommerhus, stopping by the Kidcot Fun Stops within the World Showcase pavilions for a commemorative memento and coloring, the Gran Fiesta Tour boat journey with The Three Caballeros, exploring Future World, and seeing IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, which is about to finish on the finish of Summer 2019.

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Walt Disney World actually has one thing for the entire household, however there’s actually nothing fairly love seeing Disney by way of a small one’s eyes – pure magic! I can’t wait to look again on our pictures sooner or later and flash Reagan and Ezra how a lot pleasure this journey introduced them at such very young ages. We are already dreaming up one other Walt Disney World trip for the reminiscence books!

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