Calling all Disney fanatics!!! I need your help tonight!!
Somehow, in the middle of all the craziness that has been our lives this past month, I totally passed by the 2 month countdown to our Disney trip!!!! I was literally keeping a day-by-day countdown in my head and somehow it went from 4 months to less than 2!! Luckily, we have our plane tickets, house booked, and our general itinerary put together. I have my special meal reservations made and Addie has her Bippity Boppity Boutique giftcard burning a hole in her pocket. I hear the words "Special Princess Makeover" at least 3 times a day. Every. Single. Day. But I do love that she is as excited as I am!!
But now comes the really hard part. Deciding which attractions are must-sees, and which should be saved for another trip. We are really working with only 2, half-days in the park and then a special night in the park for Mickey Christmas. So in that time, we have a LOT of ground to cover...
I mean...where do you even begin? I have 3 awesome Disney planner books and I have a ton of pages tabbed. But a book really only tells you so much. It can tell me that a particular ride is suitable for my kids ages and what it is about, but what I really want to know is...what attractions did you or your kids really enjoy?
And I have to take into consideration that my kids will be roughly 4 and 2 years old. What rides are worth it? What rides should we skip? What attractions could potentially scare them (I'm talking about you, Pirates of the Caribbean!) We will only be visiting the Magic Kingdom with the kids this trip (although Eric and I will be hitting up Epcot for the food and wine fest :-)
So in the Magic Kingdom, what are the most appealing attractions for my kids at their age?
Should we buy park tickets before we leave, since we are pretty certain of the days we want to go?
Where should we buy the tickets? I've heard a lot of talk about discount tickets on the internet.
Is the Disney photo pass worth the money?
Are there any great money-saving tips you've learned from experience? Those always make me happy!
I know I have a list of Disney Gurus to contact (I'm talking to you Kate, Marie and Cousin Janis), but it's always nice to get as much insight on this topic as possible. I am feeling a little overwhelmed looking at my books tonight. I know the key is just to go with the flow and have fun, but I also don't want to waste time wandering around the park either. You know me and my planning :-)
Well thanks for the help in advance friends!!! I think Addie and I are going to sit down this weekend and make a paper chain link to countdown the days until we live. I think she will get a kick out of that...and so will I :-)