I can’t lie… this was absolutely, hands down, the most fun [and yet still exhausting] day of our Disney vacation. It was our first day at Magic Kingdom, the pinnacle of the trip [as Pappy would say] and it didn’t disappoint.
Finally, we headed towards Main Street so we could get in place for the Electrical Parade! Mimi and I had packed a ton of glowsticks/necklaces/bracelets and such so we decked ourselves out before the parade started and made sure we had a front row seat for the festivities… the girls LOVED the parade and of course us adults did, too!! Finally, we headed out toward the park exit to watch the 9PM fireworks before taking the buses back to the hotel. And yes, the girls passed out before we ever made it home… a successful day for sure!
1. Wear comfy shoes, it’s a MUST, I promise… and make sure you break in shoes before wearing them to Disney. I might have ended up with a little blister, which made it a little painful by the time we left the park.
2. As hot as it was [in the 90s most days which was a bit warmer than usual], I was glad I wore a comfy, breathable dress for our longest day… especially a darker color to avoid those dreaded spills and such that are GOING to happen when you travel with little ones. This by far was the comfiest choice for the trip!
3. Bring your own glowsticks… we bought ours from the dollar store beforehand, which saved us a ton of money!!!
4. Its going to rain–I assure you of that. Late afternoon rain showers in Orlando are completely normal, so come prepared… we packed ponchos in our backpacks and it paid off big time, not having to buy the ones at the park and not having to scramble last minute once the rain started. One thing we didn’t have was a stroller cover [note to self to buy one] so we made our own with extra ponchos.
5. If you are planning your Disney trip in advance, ask family members to purchase Disney gift cards for your kids to spend while at the park for their birthdays/Christmas/etc. It was great that Mimi and Pappy had given the girls these to have to spend on souvenirs and such and it gave them something to look forward to as well.