Three Days in Walt Disney World

Three days in Walt Disney World is a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve done it before & been able to see and do everything I wanted, but this trip was a liiiiiiiitle bit different, because we brought our new little man along to join in on the fun. I will be recapping what it was like to travel 1) in general and 2) to Walt Disney World in a separate post – I’m still compiling your list of questions to answer, so if you have any other questions for me, please feel free to send along!

This post will be recapping our long weekend down in Florida – I can’t wait to fill you in on everything we got to see and do. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already have an idea of some of the things we did – obviously we had a blast! Here’s a recap of how we spent our days:


Day 1 –  Magic Kingdom

little baby sweets

We arrived in Florida around lunchtime on Friday afternoon and I am sad to say that when we got there, it was raining. We had a three-day park hopper pass and wanted to take advantage of that so after we checked into the hotel we headed out to Magic Kingdom. We stayed at the Contemporary Resort {more on that later!} which is on the monorail line & also only a short walk {10 minutes} straight to Magic Kingdom.

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It was only lightly raining so we managed to get a few pictures in front of Cinderella’s Castle while we could. The weather was sort of a bummer but we wanted to make the best of the situation. Brooks was in a good mood so it was nice to walk around the park and take in some of the Disney ambiance.

lion king status

Since it was a rainy day there was a Rainy Day Cavalcade happening down Main Street so we got to see some of the characters come driving by. It was fun to watch Brooks watch everything that was happening around him.

rainy day parade parade watching

We wanted to see how Brooks would hold up on the rides & decided to take him on It’s A Small World and he loved it! He was whipping his head back and forth watching all the colors and listening to the sounds, it was so fun to watch. Since the weather was bad we managed to get on a few other slow rides with the little guy before it was time to head back to the hotel {more on all the rides we went on in another post} – It was a nice evening to start out the trip.

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Day 2 – Epcot & Magic Kingdom

meeting mickey

We woke up on Saturday morning to more rain {sad face} so we had a leisurely breakfast and decided to walk around the parks and see what we could do. We headed to Epcot since it was along the monorail line and easy for us to get to. We walked around a bit but the rain started to get worse so we ended up ducking into a building for cover – luckily that building turned out to be the Epcot Character Spot where Mickey & his friends hang out for photos – win!

with mickey

It was so fun to take Brooks’ pictures with some of the classic Disney characters {and even more fun that there wasn’t much of a line!} I think he was really mesmerized by the big features of the characters and the bright colors – he loved it and we got a few fun photos too!

minniegoofyfamily mickey

After hanging out with Mickey & Co. the rain stopped for a bit and we checked out a ride or two before it was time to head back to the hotel.

nemo ride

We also purchased Brooks his first pair of ears – obviously they were a necessity! They were they only souvenir we bought the whole trip {and they are the infant size, which apparently is still really big!}

ears

We managed to sneak in a few pictures in front of Spaceship Earth before leaving.

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That afternoon we attended the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at the Ft. Wilderness Lodge as a part of Charles’ work trip. Brooks didn’t do that great with that because it was really loud so we ate & drank in shifts. After that we headed back out to Magic Kingdom again to walk around for the rest of the night, since the rain stopped & Brooks was in a better mood once we left the show.

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Brooks fell asleep in his stroller so we just walked around watching day turn into night and enjoyed seeing Cinderella’s Castle light up the sky.

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Brooks’ outfit for the revue:

bow tie onesie / shorts / shoes

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Day 3 – Animal Kingdom & Epcot

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Sunday was the first day with no rain in the forecast and we were pumped! We had initially planned on sticking to the parks along the monorail but after 2 days back to back in Magic Kingdom {going on a total of 3 rides} we decided to brave the bus ride to Animal Kingdom {which happens to be one of my favorite parks!}

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We walked around and took in all the sights. Since it was the best weather in 2 days it was packed with people but we utilized Fast Pass and the Rider Swap option to take advantage of a ride on Everest along with a trip on the Safari.

everest babes

Brooks slept through most of the safari but woke at the very end to give us a few smiles.

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It was a beautiful day to stroll around the park so we did that for a while in between Brooks’ feeding schedule.

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After a quick pit stop back at the hotel for a feed and a change we decided to spend our last night in Epcot with a trip around the World Showcase. The world showcase is Charles & my favorite part of Disney, we love walking around the different countries {and enjoying the variety of food & drink!}

epcot sleeping

Since Brooks was sleeping {on me} when we got to the park we decided to take a little boat ride while waiting for him to wake up.

the land
yawning on a ride

We started our evening with dinner in Mexico! Ole!

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I think Brooks wanted a sip of my margarita.

dinner smiles

After dinner we took a pit stop in Germany to take some pictures of Brooks by the fountain.

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We stayed in Epcot until 8:45 when they announced the fireworks would be starting soon. Brooks was asleep in his stroller at that point and we weren’t sure how he would react to the loud noise so we decided to call it a night.

epcot at night

Day 4 – Brooks’ First Dip {in the Hotel Pool}

pool time

Since we still had a few hours Monday morning before our flight we decided to take Brooks for his first dip in the hotel pool. Here are some photos of that momentous occasion –

water baby babes first swim

All in all, despite the bad weather in the beginning of the trip, we had a blast down in Disney. I can’t wait to bring Brooks back when he actually can go on some rides {and knows what is going on!} In any case, it’s always fun to experience the magic of Disney through the eyes of a child!

Stay tuned for a fun giveaway tomorrow & a recap on what it was like to travel with a 3 month old, coming up this week! 



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  • Reply Patty O May 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    You trip sounds amazing, even with a 3 month old! Kudos for you and Charles for powering through with such a great attitude! Love all those adorable photos of Brooks!

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