Last weekend, Kyle, Dean and I spent a few days in Orlando. It was Dean’s (and mine too!) first time visiting a Disney Park so, of course, I need to recap it on the blog. His reaction to all of the characters and the shows was adorable and we cannot wait to go back!
Early Friday morning, we packed up Kyle’s new car and make the 3-hour trek up to Orlando. The drive is actually pretty easy and Dean was a good little guy the entire way.
(Gross gas station restroom break along the way… Too much Spark on the drive, haha!
On a side note, next time I think it’ll be totally worth it to stay at a Disney resort… Between parking + the trolley + the tram, just getting to the ticket office is a bit crazy. The resorts drop you off at the entrance and that is worth every extra penny ;)
Our first Disney stop was Magic Kingdom! Ahhh… I was so excited, I have wanted to visit a Disney Park for probably 25 years and it was finally happening!
Of course we had the obligatory castle photo upon arrival. It was hot, hot, HOT the day we visited Magic Kingdom so we decided to take the photos before we were all drenched in sweat ;)
After our photos, our first stop was a snack break… Per Kyle’s request we treated Dean to his first ever taste of Nutella. He LOVED IT and ate his Nutella waffle with pure joy.
Next up, we decided to cool down (yeah, we were already HOT) with a short, 3D film. Dean seemed to like it but without wearing the glasses, I’m not sure he knew what was going on, LOL.
We had our Fast Passes for the Winnie the Pooh ride next – It was our first official “ride” at Disney. Dean seemed to enjoy all of the characters and he, obviously, loved playing the play area for kiddos after the ride.
The MOST important ride was next… The Little Mermaid ;) I like how they incorporated the music from the movie into this ride. Dean’s facial expressions were so funny with the fish and bird characters. It was most definitely his favorite.
We had a little break between our Fast Passes then so we walked and walked and walked some more! We tried to stay in the shade but man, it was still a super warm day.
Kyle took Dean on the carousal for a break in the shade… I avoided it so I wouldn’t get nauseated, haha.
After meeting a few princesses (Dean was confused) and Ariel, Dean picked out his very own Mickey Mouse and we called it a day. We were all super hot and tired and had seen our fair share of the park.
Friday was the only day we actually hit up a Disney Park while we were in Orlando. Kyle and I had a leadership event with AdvoCare on Saturday and on Sunday, Kyle’s parents were in town (they watched Dean on Saturday) so we decided to spend time with them rather than boil at another park. We still have 3 days left in our 4-day passes and are excited to enjoy another long weekend in Orlando when the weather cools.
Oh! Before I forget, we hit up an AMAZING restaurant on Saturday night for dinner called Cafe Tu Tu Tango. It is a tapas-style restaurant with a super fun atmosphere. I love sharing small plates and all of the art in the restaurant is designed by local artists. They had live music and a live artist while we were there – fun, right? It was loud (aka – kid friendly, haha) and I can see it as a good place to get together with friends.