Months ago we decided to take the kids on a trip to Disney World. One of my favorite memories as a kid was driving down to SoCal to our friends house, loading up in their camper and heading to Disneyland. Even when I was in college I got to go a few times on tickets earned though performing with the APU choir.
When we finally saved up enough to take the trip we called and booked everything. We decided to stay on property so that we could take the buses to the parks and did the dining plan so the kids could meet the characters without having to stand in a ton of lines. There were a few surprises along the way that we managed to keep from the kiddos but I had a hard time containing myself!
We left on Saturday and drove to Atlanta to stay overnight with our sweet friends. We told our kiddos they could yell out the window to their friends while we were passing through so when we actually pulled into the driveway Munchkin said "Where are we? I thought we were staying in a hotel!" She was quite shocked when her best friends daddy opened the door! That was that and we didn't see our children again until dinner time. We let them stay up and watch a movie while we grown ups watched one of the Bourne movies and ate caramel popcorn. :)
I personally was quickly overwhelmed because there were so many people. The kids did fine though. The Lego store was a big hit as was the Disney store with the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. There was a giant Stitch on top that spit water and Bobby managed to get Little Man right in the water path.
There we so many souvenirs to choose from but we finally decided on autograph books and a pen to take to each of the parks. We finally made our way to Planet Hollywood (we had a $15 voucher for dinner) and put our name in for dinner. It took about an hour to get seated but it was worth the wait. There was plenty of memorabilia to check out and that made the wait a bit more bearable. Our table was right next to the DJ so Munchkin went up all by herself to request a song. What did she pick? Party in the USA. Earworm of the year. ;) We thought it was really funny to look around the restaurant and see so many people dancing along to the song. And, we were so proud of Munchkin going up there all by herself to request the song.