Sunday, January 27, 2008

Kelsey's 1st Disney Trip

For my 30th birthday I told Lou I didn't want to do anything big, I just wanted to go away. So he decided we would go up to Disney the weekend following my birthday (this weekend). Before Kelsey came along we used to be season pass holders and went up to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom quite often.
We ended up getting to the park later than we anticipated (2pm)and found that it was closing at 7. We were bummed, but the ticket lady told us if we bought tickets to the Princess and Pirates Party we could stay from 4 pm till Midnight and it would only cost us $48 each (instead of 60 something). So we rode the monorail to the Polynesian and killed 2 hours before entering the park. This time was definitely different, from the moment we entered Magic Kingdom, because we had Kelsey with us. Stroller in hand, diaper bag packed with lots of diapers and extra clothes, sippy cup with water and plenty of toys, along with the baby bjorn (we hadn't used this before as I always have just used my ring sling) and we were off..but not before stopping to see the charaters on parade as we walked in:

We stopped and waited in line to get pictures taken with characters (some short...others not so short)

We rode Dumbo, Buzz Light Year, Peter Pan, It's a small world, Pooh. We walked through Swiss Family Robinson and took the jungle cruise. All of these new adventures for us, since these are typically not things we do there.

We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to going back when Kelsey will be able to enjoy it all. It was neat to watch her looking all around at all of the colors in It's a Small World and other rides. Kelsey was a trooper and was up way past her bedtime. She did take two naps through the night and then was passed out when we boarded the monorail.

1 comment:

The Berni Family said...

How fun!! I can't wait for Emma's first trip to Disney. I worked there for a summer while at Auburn and can't wait to experience it with kids of my own!