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oh no big deal, we do this every night

oh no big deal, we do this every night

February 27, 2013 |  Category:   family life travels

The thing that I couldn’t get over with the night shows at Disney and Epcot is that they do this huge, Olympic ceremony caliber production every single freaking night. I mean, am I right? I knew that I didn’t want to miss the electrical parade and the fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom even though it meant keeping the kids up after that marathon of a day. At one point during the afternoon, Mark hinted that maybe we didn’t need to stay to catch the show – I mean we’ve seen fireworks before. Pshaw. We were pretty tired around 6pm, but after we finished a quick dinner and re-emerged back into the park under the night sky, we all perked… CONTINUE READING

14 hour marathon at the Magic Kingdom

14 hour marathon at the Magic Kingdom

February 25, 2013 |  Category:   life travels

14 hours at the Magic Kingdom. Just take a minute to think about how loopy we were at the end of those 14 hours. Yeah, I don’t know that I would necessarily recommend doing the Magic Kingdom this way, but we only had one day and we wanted to cram as much in as possible because we are overachievers. It just so happened that the electrical parade and fireworks show were scheduled really late that evening at 9 and 10pm so we basically opened and closed the park. We arrived that morning 30 minutes before the gate opened and we were ushered into a huge sea of people waiting to get in. About 10 minutes before opening, Mickey arrived by… CONTINUE READING

“This is the best day of my life!”

“This is the best day of my life!”

February 22, 2013 |  Category:   life travels

This is why you go to Disney World. Sure, I mean we all had a good time, but when your kids go running down the street like giddy maniacs an hour after the plane touches down in Orlando yelling, “This is the BEST day of my entire life!!”, it makes the gazillion dollars that you spent on this vacation worth every penny. And I do mean that in all seriousness. We’ve never been on a vacation like this before as a family and I feel lucky that we were able to make it happen. I know not everyone can swing it – nothing about a trip to Disney World is cheap – but if you’ve been waffling about taking your… CONTINUE READING

sucked into the crazy. yes, Disney.

sucked into the crazy. yes, Disney.

January 24, 2013 |  Category:   favorite posts life travels

So…we’re going to Disney World next month (thanks again to everyone who weighed in with Disney advice, btw). I pulled the trigger and exchanged our cancelled trip tickets from November and felt pretty good about myself for redeeming those doomed airplane tickets before it was too late. At the time of that advice seeking post, the whole Disney experience was overwhelming to the point where I just didn’t know where to start. I knew nothing about Disney except for a few fuzzy memories from my 14 year old self, namely the time we all rode Space Mountain and my mom turned white as a sheet and couldn’t move afterwards (I seriously thought she was going to die from that ride).… CONTINUE READING

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