Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Disney: The Overview

We spent this Thanksgiving at Disney with family and had a blast! Thanks to Oma, we were able to stay at the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort. The place was inspired by the national park lodges of the northwest and every attention to detail was made just as expected from Disney. There was even a geyser fashioned after Old Faithful that went off every hour.

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For our week's stay we purchased a 5-day Park Hopper Pass which allowed us to visit multiple parks in a day including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Being under 3, Maddie was still free.

When visiting the parks we would take the park buses or boat (to Magic Kingdom only) and the girls found this to be part of the fun as well. It was wonderful not having to drive home from the parks in traffic after a long day and also not to have to pay parking each day.

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One piece of advice we had read before going was not to bring big strollers since they are hard to maneuver on park transportation and so we originally planned to rent a stroller there. A few days before the trip we decided to borrow a second single umbrella from a friend (thanks friends!!) which was a great decision. Having 2 singles made maneuvering through the park much easier than if we had a double, they were easy to handle on the park transportation and we didn't have to stand in line as the parks opened to get a rented stroller - PLUS renting a double stroller is $27-31 per day. Here are the girls in their cool strollers waiting for Magic Kingdom to open.

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Pics and info from the parks to come...

1 comment:

Amy said...

Dear Raleigh Mom,

It looks like you and your sweet family had a lovely time over Thanksgiving.

If you are interested in doing something fun with your family for the holidays, you might want to check out "Breakfast with Santa" at Mimi's Cafe at Plantation Point Shopping Center.

A fellow mom told me about it and said that Mimi's will have cute snowman pancakes for the children and Santa will be there to take photos with the kids!

I believe they're doing it on Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 8:30am-11am. Families should call to make reservations.

It sounds like fun, so I thought that I would share some "insider advice" ;-)

Best of luck with your future blogging!

- Another Raleigh Mom :)