Yep! We made our way to Disney World a few months ago and we had a ball! I mean a BALL!!! So if you’re considering a trip with your little one who happens to be under the age of two, my advice is to go for it! Some will say it’s too soon because your child won’t remember but who cares! It’s about the experience and doing what makes sense for your family. If it’s best to wait, then wait. But if you can go now and again and again and again for years to come, then go! But don’t dare be ruled by the thoughts of others, their memories, or their coins. :)
Anyway, because Queenie is so young, I took a low maintenance approach to our first visit. We took an afternoon flight down (just before nap time) and she slept a good majority of the flight. I decided to visit the park in the early evening so that we could enjoy the day and night experience of Magic Kingdom.
We arrived at the park around 5pm, check-in was seamless and the crowds were light. I decided to forgo the fast passes (these allow you to skip the ride lines) because I knew that Queenie wouldn’t enjoy the rides just yet and would have more fun walking freely, dancing, and meeting characters. Of course we rode the “It’s a Small World Ride” but we didn’t stand in line at all for that, shoot me a message if you’d like my advice on how to avoid lines altogether with a little one.
We made our way to one of the gift shops to grab ears for me since Queenie received a pair last year for her first birthday. The gift shops do get crowded so my advice is to avoid shopping for gifts upon arrival, focus on the ears, and make your way back for gifts later.
By 5:30pm we were checked in, with our ears, and on the way to the castle!
We danced our way to the castle along with Mickey’s Move It! Shake It! Street Party team and from there the day was more magical than I could have ever imagined.
Queenie loved seeing the characters, dancing to the music, and partying randomly in the streets! And I loved seeing her face light up, watching her point at whatever grabbed her attention for the moment, and hearing her laugh as she danced! It was so exciting and sooooo worth it!
We had dinner at one of the restaurants, the food was pretty good and Queenie took a nap in the restaurant (which was perfect). I was able to rest a bit as she napped as well.
By the time she woke up, it was almost time for the fireworks. I knew we wouldn’t stay through the entire fireworks show so I chose a spot with easy access to the exit. She loved the fireworks and my heart smiled every time she looked at me and pointed to the sky in excitement.
It was a wonderful trip, full of memories that I’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re heading to Disney with your little one or to the grocery store, the experience and opportunity to share with them is such a blessing. I look forward daily to seeing her face light up again and again for years to come!