So for months I had been planning our surprise Spring Break trip. All the kids knew was we were going to Florida. We do it often so they didn’t question things. When Ryan and I discussed this trip I wanted it to be THE BIG ONE. I wanted to do everything and anything we could and make it a magical time. We surprised the kids the night before with their magic bands. They were shocked. It was perfect!
We flew out, arrived and acclimated. We started our first day off with Breakfast with Mickey and the rest, well you’ll see. For the record we’ve drunk the kool-aid. We loved Disney. I knew we’d like it, I knew we’d have fun. But we LOVED it. EVERY SINGLE BIT. We cried when we left. We didn’t want to leave. We want to go back. So much for our one trip, eh? The kids were thrilled. The week was every bit of what I had hoped, dreamed, planned and schemed. It was perfect. The weather was perfect. It was exactly what we needed.
After four days at Disney we headed over to Universal. It was fun, but we were losing steam and it wasn’t Disney. Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were awesome and well worth it. There were some fun rides and shows in the other areas, but we’d go early each day, finish up by lunch and then lounge by the pool to enjoy the last few days of our vacation. It was actually a perfect way to end our trip. I could go on and on, but here are some pictures to share our experience.
Here’s some of my absolute favs:
Drew makes THE BEST rollercoster faces!
Yes, she’d do pageants if I’d let her.
Meeting Elsa and Anna we awesome – it’s amazing how these gals perfectly play the princesses, down to the way they stand.
Wish we had met the real Phineas and Ferb, these guys will have to do.
Harry Potter at Universal is just as amazing as you would imagine. It’s like walking not the set of the movie. Just incredible!
They even laughed together – only Disney can do this magic.
One of my absolute favorites of the three of them – it’s not a perfect photograph by quality standards, but I couldn’t love those smiles more.
The Gringott’s dragon was awesome – when he breathed fire, you felt it all through Diagon Alley.
Until we meet again, Mickey!