You know when you decide to take nine flipping people to Walt Disney World you’re going to need to plan things way in advance. Gone are the days when a large family could take an impromptu trip and have any kind of fun at all. Want to sit down and eat? You have to have reservations and you have to get them months in advance. Want to get a fast pass for a good ride? Better make them as soon as Disney releases them. Want your pick of hotels? Months and months and months in advance! This isn’t necessarily bad it just means a lot of planning needs to go into all this business to make it seem more like a vacation and less like a MOTHER OF PEARL WHERE DID ALL THESE PEOPLE COME FROM nightmare.
Enter the Disney App. You can manage your fast passes, see where you have your reservations are, check wait times etc and all that. I made sure the sitters and the older kids had the app too – that way no one had an excuse for not knowing where we were supposed to be when.
We didn’t quite make the opening ceremonies for rope drop that first day. Certain (Billy) members (Billy) of (Billy) our (Billy) party (Billy) felt (Billy) the (Billy) need (Billy) to (Billy) bring (Billy) backpacks (Billy) so (Billy) we (Billy) had (Billy) to (Billy) wait (Billy) thru (Billy) the (Billy) long (Billy) bag (Billy) line. Of course, no need to sell out who that person was.
Yes – yes it was you.
For the first couple hours of the day crowds were very reasonable. After that, it turned into a total madhouse.
Speaking of madhouses…we take our Buzz Lightyear very very seriously.
Apparently, we also take our ice cream very seriously, because, good gravy, look at the size of that thing.
If it looks cold and overcast that’s because it was cold and overcast. We shivered through the Astro Orbiter.
We shivered through the tea cups.
And we finally got relief in the indoor rides. Oooh! Oooh! Stella got chosen to chat onscreen at the Monster’s Laugh Floor attraction.
If I was a fancy blogger I’d know how to upload the video to the website. They asked her several questions and told her a joke – which she actually got.
It was super cute. An unplanned surprise.
Huh…maybe fun can be had at Disney World without completely over planning everything…but, I wouldn’t recommend it.