But after a lot of thought, and much input from my daughter, we came around to the idea of Disney World.
Whoa. Disney World! Now that's a proper vacation.
Circumstances are conspiring to make this the perfect plan. Olivia is finally old enough to walk around long distances on her own. She's not tall enough to ride all the rides, but she is quite in love with the Disney princesses. So, as far as she is concerned, this is a dream vacation come true.
I went to Disney Land when I was thirteen--but I was a bit too old to fully enjoy the experience and we were a bit too broke as a family to do the trip up right. I do remember being exhausted by the walking we did, miles and miles of walking. and my husband has never been to any Disney theme park, so...this would be a new experience for him.
So...how and where do we begin?
We've spent hours on the Disney Go website, building different vacations with different budgets. And here's what we've decided so far:
- We want to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Olivia is obsessed with safari animals so this resort, for her, would offer the most extraordinary experiences of the trip.
- We want to buy into the eating plan, and also using the Magic Express luggage service.
- We want to spend time at the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom parks. Not so sure about the other parks.
But a lot of questions remain. Should we stay at club level? Should we buy a park pass for the whole week? Is it too much walking for a six year old?
So, we are Disney newbies, and I need advice. What are some of the tips some of you seasoned Disney travelers can offer? Share your wisdom with me--we definitely need the help!