We rang in the New Year in quite spectacular fashion this year — at Walt Disney World! On New Year’s Eve, we flew down to Orlando where K was waiting to greet us at the Grand Floridian. Over the next several days, we racked up the miles at Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and at the resort itself. It was a wonderful trip — Nell loved absolutely everything, including the animals, rides, parades, princesses, and pools, and Guy was all about the roller coasters. (Unfortunately, Guy was about an inch too small for most of the roller coasters, which means he wanted to ride the same roller coaster over and over and over and over…)
Here are some pictures from our trip!
The safari at Animal Kingdom, which the kids loved because it featured all the animals from the Lion Guard so they were already familiar with many of them and SO excited to see them up close in real life
One of the absolute highlights for Nell was meeting Rapunzel — this was one of her requests when she first found out we were going to WDW. It was a precious moment, and I guarantee you that look of adoration that she gave Rapunzel while Rapunzel was fixing her hair is NOT the same look I receive every morning before school when I try to wrangle her hair into a ponytail.
Costume Change (because it’s Nell and KK spoils her!)
A special surprise that KK planned for us was breakfast with Mickey and the Clubhouse characters. We joined K’s friend who had two daughters, 3 and 5. Nell and the other 5 year old had a wonderful, fabulous time. Guy and the other 3 year old were NOT fans of the characters and refused to take any pictures with them. Guy scrambled into my lap or under the table any time one of them came by.
Another character encounter — Olaf at Hollywood Studios after seeing Frozen Live Sing Along
Strangely enough, this is the only picture I have from Epcot…
Random pics from Magic Kingdom. I promise that Guy is not only in the first picture, but he’s driving! You can guess how well that went!
Not a bad way to start the New Year! Happy 2017!