April 22, 2013

Disney: The Introduction

If you're a parent, the most important trip you'll ever take with your kids is to Disney. The only exception to this rule is if you have a dying aunt in Detroit who demands that you and your kids be bedside upon her death at which point she'll give you $2.5 million. Disney is pretty much the mecca for kids and their parents. It's a result of shrewd marketing, pretty decent entertainment output, and sheer quality. But mostly shrewd marketing. (And, for the record, I was in no way compensated for saying this or writing about Disney. Which kinda sucks considering just how much I dropped there. Disney marketing people take notice.)

Last week, Beth and I packed up the kids and headed to Florida for our first family pilgrimage to Disney World. At a 30,000 foot level (our cruising altitude), it went a little something like this:

Day 1: Bumpy flight, Hollywood Studios
Day 2: The Magic Kingdom, Part 1
Day 3: Animal Kingdom
Day 4: Epcot
Day 5: The Magic Kingdom, Part 2
Day 6: 5:00 AM start, Flight From Hell (TM), Kiss The Ground, Home

I'll spell it all out over the next few days but suffice it to say we had a great time. But we're glad to be home. And exhausted. I mean, seriously exhausted. Do you think Disney offers vacation packages to recover from previous Disney vacations?

Posted by Chris at April 22, 2013 7:36 AM

I know the feeling, we did the big week out at Disney World when our kids were just a little bit older than yours, 9 and 7. I'm not sure we've recovered yet.

Posted by: COD at April 22, 2013 8:47 AM

We did Disneyworld about 6 years ago and we did all four parks AND the two waterparks (our favourite part) in less than a week. Next time, we're booking a week of Disney and then a week on a remote, quiet Florida beach to aid in recovery.

Posted by: Procrastamom at April 22, 2013 12:07 PM

We're heading back to Disney in August. To make it a more relaxing trip, we are spending 12 days there. We figure the extra time will either help us slow down, relax and just enjoy - or it will kill us. LOL

Posted by: Traci at April 23, 2013 7:24 AM