As I mentioned in my last post, we are going to Disney World in December!! I am beyond excited. This will be my fifth trip to Disney World–I’m so fortunate! All of the excitement of our upcoming trip has made me think about past trips and how much I loved each one of them. I thought it’d be fun to share some flashbacks of my previous Disney Trips!
Summer 1989 (2 years old)
For some reason, this is the only picture I have of our trip. My mom has more, but this is the only one in my scrapbook.
Like I said earlier, I don’t remember this trip at all, but I know my family had a great time! We went with my mom’s whole family. And one of the things about taking such a little kiddo (at least so I’ve heard) is that it’s more for the parents than the kids. I know my parents loved watching me get so excited while we were there. And I’m thankful that I was able to go at such a young age!
June 2002 (15 years old)
I just took pictures of my scrapbook pages for this trip since I don’t have any digital copies of the pictures. And here’s a close-up of our family:
This trip was a BLAST! We camped at Fort Wilderness on Disney property, and stayed for a whole week. My little sister was 5, my brother was 12, and I was 15. We were all at such good ages for a Disney trip. My uncle, aunt, and their 3 kids also went with us. We had such a good time, even though it rained every day. We felt like a group of ducks in our yellow Mickey ponchos! We visited all the parks, both water parks, and played mini golf.
It was so wonderful to be there with my family. We made SO many great memories, from dancing with the parade people at Epcot, to getting splashed on the last hole at Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf, to eating breakfast with Pooh and friends, to riding everything we wanted to at least once, to just being together. It was one of my favorite vacations of all time!
October 2006 (19 years old)
This was our “Girls and PawPaw Trip”. I skipped college and took off work for a week in order to go on this Fall Break trip. My mom, sister, aunt, cousin, her two girls, Meme & Pawpaw all went. We really missed my dad and brother, but it was such a great trip! We were on the Disney Dining Plan for the first time, and it was probably one of the biggest highlights of the trip! (I’ll probably never go to Disney World without it now!) It was also my first time to go “off-season” and now I’m sold on the short wait times and cooler weather!
We met TONS of characters,
Rode/saw everything we wanted to with virtually no waits,
Went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party,
Ate INCREDIBLE food with the Dining Plan,
And just had a great trip.
This trip was just Michael and me. It was AMAZING. We went as a sort of delayed honeymoon. There will never, ever be another trip like this one. We were able to do and see everything we wanted to–without having to do the things we didn’t want to. We didn’t have a care in the world besides what to pick to eat. And speaking of eating, we did the Dining Plan again and ate at incredible restaurants! We were goofy and carefree, but also took time to enjoy just being together and celebrating us. It was PERFECT.
We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge,
Met Mickey & Minnie,
Ate at incredible restaurants,
Saw all of the different nighttime events, including Wishes, our favorite fireworks show,
Had PRIME seats at all of the shows and rides due to planning, planning, planning (this is when I fell in love with planning Disney trips, by the way),
Took pictures in goofy hats around Epcot World Showcase,
Michael got to be in two shows,
Rode everything we wanted to at least once,
Took a tour (which was great),
Took tons of “magic shots”
& just had an AMAZING time together.
Like I said earlier, it was PERFECT.
Needless to say, I am SOOOO excited about our upcoming trip. It’s going to be so great to take Josiah to Disney World for the first time and get to spend time with family. It’ll be here before we know it!
Q for you: Have you ever been to Disney World (or Disneyland)? What was your favorite thing?