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This past week we spent our time in Orlando at Walt Disney World!! This was AnnDrew’s 3rd time at Disney, but I was really excited about this one because she is older and can enjoy it more. We also were working with Disney this time, so we had an awesome line up of fun activities. We spent the week with a lot of other families and we all learned about all of the pre-school friendly rides and attractions that Disney has to offer.
When we first landed in Orlando, we were greeted by our driver in our personal “Minnie Van”! Get it?! MINNIE VAN LOL! The Mini Van service is a whimsical new way to get around Walt Disney World Resort. It is super easy to use as well! The Minnie Van service works seamlessly through the Lyft app and you can use it to go to and from any place in Walt Disney World that you desire. The Minnie Vans are equipped with drinks, snacks, chargers and multiple car seats for all ages! It was amazing and I highly recommend it!
I am going to map out our itinerary and list suggested rides that are perfect for Pre-Schoolers!
We stayed at the Disney Art of Animation Hotel! AnnDrew loved it! It was so interactive and perfect for children.
After we got settled in, we met up with the rest of the group and the organizers of the trip. The first park we visited was Epcot! When we first arrived, we were shown around and met up with everyone for dinner, to get to know everyone and to hear about everything we were going to do while on the trip. We got to take a media tour of the Baby Care Center. A lot of parents don’t know that there is a Baby Care Center on each of the 4 parks. The Baby Care Centers are full of medicine, wipes, diapers, pull ups and anything you might need in case of an emergency. You can also go there to cool off and to breastfeed.
After the tour, we had free time to have fun at the park!
AnnDrew was running around like a mad woman, so I had to whip out the toddler harness! LOL I had no shame in my game because she wasn’t about to get lost on my watch! All toddlers want to do is run, so I made that happen haha! Win, win! It was perfect.
Some suggested experiences at Epcot are:
Frozen Ever After
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Kidcot Fun Stops
The next morning we met up with the group to head to Disney Springs! We had an amazing breakfast at T-REX Restaurant. Disney Springs is mainly full of restaurants and shops!
Some suggested experiences at Disney Springs are:
World of Disney
Once Upon a Toy
Carousel & Train Ride
Ghiradelli Chocolate Samples
After spending time touring Disney Springs, we all headed over to Magic Kingdom. I was really excited for Magic Kingdom, because that is my favorite park! I love everything about it 😉
Some suggested experiences at Magic Kingdom include:
Under The Sea – Journey of the Little Mermai
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Princess Fairytale Hall
Storybook Circus Area (The Barnstormer, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, etc)
Mad Tea Party
Enchanted Tales with Belle
After we had free time at Magic Kingdom, we met up for dinner at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd Skipper Canteen. I highly recommend this place because the food was EVERYTHING!! After we ate, we requested the chef come out so we can thank him personally! It was ALL THAT!
The next day was our last day and we started our day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We had breakfast at Hollywood & Vine and this was our favorite breakfast by far. I really loved it because we got to have breakfast with the characters and the food was great too. AnnDrew’s favorite Disney Junior show is Vampirina and she got to meet her at our breakfast. I was so hype because she has never approached any of the characters and this breakfast was the first time she hugged them and interacted with them. It was a really hype mom moment for me as you can see by my face.
We left breakfast to head to see the Lightening McQueen Racing Academy show. This was an interacting racing show for the kids. Its perfect because its only about 35 minutes, so they don’t lose focus and begin to get antsy. When that was over, we headed to the Disney Junior Dance Party. This is always a kid favorite because they get to dance and have fun!! The characters come out during the dance party and the kids get to dance and enjoy time with them. AnnDrew attended a Disney Junior Dance Party in NYC, so I knew she was going to have a blast.
Some Suggested experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios include:
Toy Story Land (Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania)
Character Meet & Greets (Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins)
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Singalong Celebration
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
The last park we visited was Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Once we arrived, we got to see The Festival of the Lion King… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! It was amazing! The costumes and the choreography is on point!
Some suggested experiences at Animal Kingdom include:
Donald’s Dino Bash
Na’vi River Journey
Finding Nemo – The musical
Disney Pals at Adventures Outpost (Mickey and Minnie Mouse)
I know a lot of parents are skeptical to take toddlers to Disney, but I highly recommend it because there are so many attractions for their age group and they will have a ball!