24 July 2011

Where (we hope) the magic happens...

Oh my goodness. We're leaving for Disney World today! I have never been and Ryan hasn't been since he was a kid. We were thinking that Macauley, at 8, is the perfect age to enjoy the magic (although he has only a fuzzy familiarity with the classic characters, with more modern shows like Phineas and Ferb more on his radar). We used a travel company specializing in Disney vacations and I have a huge folder of tips and our itinerary they designed...quite a lot to take in. The company's owner visited our house yesterday morning in Mickey ears and a lanyard full of traded pins (something I guess you can do while you're there) delivered the folder and a box of pixie dust she said we could use to "make your own magic." Our flight leaves from Branson at 6 this evening. Guess I should start packing. I'm kind of information overload right now, but I'm still trying to figure this huge place out and would love any tips or suggestions (expert April Cole!). Wish I could see my Aunt Karen while we're there but it looks really far from Tallahassee... We'll be there for a week and have Park Hopper passes to do it all!

5 comments:

Basket of Hydrangeas said...

Hi! I am a devoted follower and I am so excited for you and your family. I had never been as a child and it was my husband that took me before we were married. Now, we take the children every two years. Just a couple of things... wearing comfortable shoes is a must as there is a lot of walking,check on FAST PASS for popular rides,drink lots of water so that you don't get dehydrated,dress lightly as it is very hot in Florida,go to Magic Kingdom in the afternoon to avoid long lines,carry a backpack for all of the stuff,take lots of pictures but most of all have a great time.

Aunt Karen said...

I hope you have a great time. Wish we lived close enough to join you, but Tallahassee is 4-5 hours away. Follow Basket of Hydrangeas advice. Our kids preferred Islands of Adventure as they got older, but Macauley is a great age for Disney. Monty and I have been wanting to go to Hogwarts, as we're big Harry Potter fans. Orlando has a lot to offer. Enjoy!!

Linda Gilliam said...

You'll all love it, be sure and go to Soarin' and to the Star Wars ride...Ryan and MacCauley will love it, I loved it..lol

Anonymous said...

Uh, I live in Orlando Hayley!!!!!!!!!! Why didnt you tell me you were coming here???
J. Scott Browning

April said...

Ha ha Haley! I wish I would have seen this earlier, but I'm just now getting around to it. I hope you had a great time and got to experience everything you wanted, and I'm sure you all were exhausted! :)

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