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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Oddball Favorites (Toddler Edition)

When preparing to take my 3 year old son to Walt Disney World for the first time, I had an idea of what he might like/dislike as far as rides, dining, and characters – and many of my instincts were spot on. But – there were some things I couldn’t have predicted that he would just love:

 

He was obsessed with the Huey/Dewey/Louie and Donald statues outside of our hotel room at the All Star Sports Resort – he insisted on visiting them every time we came or went

 

He really enjoyed watching the Star Wars show at Hollywood Studios – longest he has sat still in forever ha!

 

I was not prepared to ride Dumbo 4 times in a row – but it was a trip favorite for sure – he loved that he could “control” the up and down motion of the vehicle – and there was no line so it was easy to ride over and over!

 

Roasting marshmallows at the nightly hotel bonfire – I mean – ok, most kids love s’mores, but most aren’t patient enough to roast the marshmallows themselves, but he loved it, and of course enjoyed the end result, too!

A few things he did NOT love: “Real” characters – he was dying to meet Ariel, but when he went into the grotto and saw she was a real person (not a covered face like the rest) – he wanted NOTHING to do with her! Slinky Dog Dash, Mission – Space and Dinosaur were all rides he was definitely not on board with – although he said afterwards he liked it, but I could tell he was scared at the time!

It just goes to show – you gotta try everything, and you might just be surprised at what you like (that you maybe didn’t think you would!) Now only if I could use the same theory with my son on vegetables, hmm…

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Meeting The Main Man Himself – MICKEY MOUSE!

It’s hard to believe that our Disney World trip is over – we came back last Saturday, and I personally am missing it SO MUCH – and so is my son! He has asked me almost daily if we can go back – “Mommy – after school, we can go to Disney World?” and today’s was “Mommy, we just have to get tickets, then we can go to Disney World” – well pal, I wish it was that simple – if it was, we would be there RIGHT NOW – but unfortunately, it’s a bit trickier than that…hopefully someday soon we can go back, but for now, all we can do is remember how amazing our week in WDW was – and if I had to narrow it down what was the best part, I would have a LOT of trouble, but for sure one thing that stands out in my mind is my son’s first encounters with Mickey – he was lucky enough to meet him THREE times on our trip, and he loved every one:

First time was at the Epcot Character Spot – where he was so thrilled he couldn’t stop smiling!

Then we had dinner at Chef Mickey’s – which was just as fun as I remember it being!

Final trip encounter with Mickey was at breakfast at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom – which I personally love, as I think their safari outfits are so cute!

I can’t wait to start planning our next WDW trip – and I know my son can’t wait, either!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – “Incredibly” Ready For WDW!

I told myself I wasn’t going to do it. I vowed to myself that I would NOT force my family to wear matching shirts at Walt Disney World. You know the ones – with people’s names and pictures of their favorite characters etc on them – and – well – I sorta failed and broke that promise…

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I saw a family wearing something similar to these online, and I just had to see if my mother in law was willing to make us some “Incredibles” themed shirts. Luckily, she was – and we will be wearing them proudly at Walt Disney World when we arrive in TWO DAYS! They say “Incredible Mom/Dad/Kid” on them, and I think they are pretty cute, and I while I may have broken my vow – I think it was worth it. PLUS – they will match mine and my son’s Superhero Leggings – so that’s a win!

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….I also might have promised I wouldn’t buy any new Disney shirts before the trip as have plenty already….but I just could not resist this one from Target – it was on clearance and had an extra Cartwheel discount on top of that – so I basically HAD to get it, right?

Needless to say, our bags are (over)packed for our trip, and we are READY TO GO – I will probably not even sleep on Saturday night I will be too excited about leaving to head to Disney on Sunday! Wish us luck!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – SO READY FOR DISNEY!

Our countdown is SO SHORTTTTT I can hardly stand it! Only 9 days until we head to Walt Disney World – and I have been BUSY BUSY – packing, and organizing, making lists, checking things off lists, etc – lots going on!

One thing I have been trying to do is to get my son as involved in the preparations as possible – he helped pick his outfits to pack, and has been asking more about Disney so I have shown him short videos of the Rides and Parks – nothing major, just little things to help him understand what is coming next weekend

The other day, I took a tip from my own Article on Pre-Trip Activities For Kids and had my son decorate his own Mister fan for Disney!

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The Parks sell these mister fans, but they are EXPENSIVE – ordering a plain one on Amazon is less than half the cost, and we had plenty of Disney stickers sitting around for him to use on it. He really enjoyed decorating it, and I love these little things that help our trip feel even more real!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Counting Down To Our Trip With Top “Can’t Wait!” Moments

TWENTY THREE SHORT DAYS FROM NOW I WILL BE HEADED TO WALT DISNEY WORLD! To say that I am excited is a severe understatement. I cannot wait to get away, to step onto Disney Property, to show my son the Magic, to ride the rides, eat the food….and the list goes on (and on)

So in the spirit of countdowns – I am going to be featuring my top “Can’t Wait!” moments over the next couple of weeks – and first up is Dinner With The Fab Five:

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Chef Mickey’s has always been one of my favorite places to eat – the location at the Contemporary Resort is a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom, and the buffet style food is always consistently adequate (nothing amazing, but fresh and enough variety for everyone to find something they like). The best part here though is the CHARACTERS – The “Fab Five” are the main attraction here – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto – in their CHEF clothes!

I can’t wait to eat here next month, and to share the fun with my son (I predict he will especially enjoy the ice cream sundae bar!)

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – I’m Just Here For The Food

Ok – I know I talk a TON about the FOOD at Walt Disney World – and with GOOD REASON – they have the best food on the planet – seriously. They really go above and beyond in every category when crafting the Disney Guest Experience – but the cuisine is one of the areas in which I take particular pleasure – I love checking out all the new snacks and themed items they have come up with every time I am in WDW

It may only be August, but Disney is already planning for the upcoming season – the BEST one of all, FALL, and they are already creating some amazing items for HALLOWEEN too – FOOD items that is:

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From a “Not so Poison Apple” cupcake, to a spider web-themed Mickey Cinnamon Roll, to Pumpkin cheesecake, Haunted Mansion Themed “graves” full of dirt and worms, and amazing collectible popcorn buckets – plus many more – your taste buds will no doubt delight in these spooky snacks!

These amazing treats are only available during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (running on select evenings at the Magic Kingdom now through October) – and personally I think the chance to check these out is worth the price of a ticket to the party. But then again, I am partial to snacks – so I would love to know what YOU think – are you headed to the Party to sample some of these treats?
Check out the full listing (complete with drool worthy pictures) Here

TGIF!

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