Ok, so this was our first trip to Disney, and we didn’t let anyone know ahead of time, wanted it to be a surprise … and it was. Big time. Even to me, and I had no idea where to start. Little did I know what was involved in such a trip. After completing the trip and returning home, I still see things that would have made the transition smoother.
With that out of the way, I will say there are a few things that made this process A LOT easier. If you’ve never been to Disney, a good rule of thumb is, pack your own lunch if you plan on saving money. Food at Disney is so expensive. Much more so than I ever expected. You can easily spend up to $10 on a regular hamburger, depending on which shop you go to. Having a backpack that could hold everything I needed was the obstacle, but I found a site on Google that helped choose which one I needed, literally saved me at least $100. A site called Backpackie has a post directed specifically at people needing a backpack for Disney. Had all the info I needed, and I bought the recommended bag.
Ok, back to the trip. Fastforward to the day-of, we’re getting ready in the hotel. We stayed at the Four Seasons, by the way (great hotel, recommended). We got things packed up, ready to go and started out and snagged a bus. There’s buses everywhere to get you to the park, it’s great. So off we go to Magic Kingdom!
Once you get passed bag check and into the park, the place is magnificent. We hit nearly every ride on our march through the park (get fast passes every chance you get). We stayed til park close and watched the evening parade and fireworks.
All-in-all, everyone had a blast, we were exhausted by the day’s end and slept like a baby that night. We all had out favorite moments, mine happened to be the Jungle Cruise ride. I’m not sure why, but I get a chuckle from the ride coordinator’s silly puns.
Anyway, the trip is HIGHLY recommended for anyone if you can make the trip. It’s a little expensive, but most parts are well worth it.