Normally, we would never have planned a trip to Disney World with a one-year-old boy and a 5-month-pregnant lady; but when a free 1-week stay at a condo in Orlando fell into our laps, we felt we had no choice but to get to that park and document some serious “Disney face”. And that we did. My husband used some birthday money to purchase a 5-day Disney pass, which we used every day we were down there, iPhones in hand.
My parents were able to come down for the last couple days of our trip to take Benjamin to the Animal Kingdom and Epcot. At the Animal Kingdom, Benjamin oo-ed and ah-ed at all the animals. Needless to say, we heard a lot of animal sounds coming from our child that morning. It’s not at all surprising that Ben’s favorite part of this park was the Lion King Musical. We were so busy watching Benjamin dance, sing, roar, and clap that we nearly missed half the show ourselves! His least favorite part was probably the last experience we did – It’s Tough to Be a Bug 3D show. At the end, the seats were equipped with some kind of contraption that made it feel like bugs were crawling underneath you, which made my mom scream…right into Ben’s face….multiple times. He cried and cried. But my parents made up for it the next day. All of us headed to Epcot, but Josh and I went together and Ben hung out with my parents the whole time. It was one of the most fun dates Josh and I have ever been on. And I’m pretty sure Ben had the time of his life getting spoiled to death at Epcot by his grandparents.
There were some meltdowns on Ben’s part, and some very sore feet on mine, but the memories we made on that trip were more than worth it. I will treasure the pictures and videos we took forever. Josh and I cannot wait to take Benjamin and Samuel back to Disney World in a couple of years with both sets of grandparents. It was a wonderful experience that every kid needs to have at some point in their lives.