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So yesterday this happened.
Last week we decided we were going to make a last minute trip to Disney with our gang of 5…because, why not?
Truth be told, I am a little overwhelmed with the logistics of carting a 1, 4, and 6 year old around a place bigger than Manhattan…but, that’s what makes for an adventure, right? So, in between obsessively reading blogs about tips and tricks for making the best of your Disney experience, I do what crafters do when faced with an adventure:
I craft things FOR the adventure. Because who needs practical, when you can have crafty cuteness – like three adorable children in matching mouse tie dye shirts.
A total trip essential.
We aren’t telling the kids about the trip until we are literally in the car on the way to the park – not necessarily because we envision this epic surprise, but more because we are pretty sure we cannot tolerate their excited “How many days until Disney” exclamations multiple times a day.
They have bugged us for years to take them to “Mickey’s Castle”, and they are going to be totally surprised and overjoyed to find we are going on a Star Wars weekend, because they are the biggest Star Wars fans. The two older boys even have dubbed the baby Boba Fett, which may or may not be a compliment.
To prep for the trip, we have been leaving the boys little hints…like playing Disney music and asking what they would do if they ever met [insert favorite character here]. In the coming weeks, we will stream some of the wide selection of Disney favorites on Netflix. I’m most looking forward to Fox and the Hound and Fantasia, which are two of my favorites. I know the older boys have wanted to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame and they already watch Mater’s Tall Tales on repeat as it is. And the baby? Well he can’t resist the Hot Dog Song on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Now I need YOUR help. What are your best tips for planning for a Disney vacation? What do I need to know once I get there?