DISNEY PART ONE : MAGIC KINGDOM - The Perfectly Imperfect Mama


by - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Happy Tuesday, friends!  
We got home from Disney on Saturday night after our 8 1/2 hour drive turned into 12 1/2 hours due to traffic.  Goodness it was a long day!  But y'all, our trip was SO much fun!!

We headed to Florida on Friday before last when Dan got home from work.  We drove about five hours to Jacksonville & stayed the night there so we could rest up to finish the drive on Saturday.

And when we passed through Daytona Beach, we got to experience Buc-ee's for the first time!  And I'm here to tell you that it was everything everyone says it is ... amazing!

We arrived at the house we were staying in Saturday afternoon, settled in, & rested up for our first day at the park!
First up, Magic Kingdom!
Since we didn't stay at a Disney resort, we drove to the parks each day & parked.  I would recommend staying on site for the park transportation & not having to pay to park.  Parking each day was $25 & preferred parking was $45.  We had a group of 17 so it just made more sense for us to stay in a house together rather than staying on site this trip.

We parked & took the ferry over to the entrance of Magic Kingdom!
This trip was a Christmas present from Mimi & Paw-Paw & we are so thankful!

We headed to Adventureland first & I definitely recommend the Jungle Cruise!
And then head to the Magic Carpet ride!
Ellie Joy's shirt couldn't be more perfect for her!  She ate all the snacks, all the time!  And if you know her, then you know her favorite saying is "Please? Make me so happy!" 

During the 50th anniversary they have golden statues & these two were so excited to find "Pooney the Bear" 😉
After Adventureland, we headed to Frontierland where we rode Splash Mountain.  We rode this twice & it was a favorite for sure! Big Mountain Railroad is also so much fun!
And after Frontierland, we headed to Fantasyland!
About the time we got in line to meet all the princesses, this girl was exhausted & fell asleep.
But this girl got to meet them!
She did get to meet Cinderella's stepsisters though!
And get her a Snow White dress!
My boy!  
Such a trooper with six little girls who just love him!

One of the best parts of the trip was these 7 being able to be together!  
Cousins are the best!
Magic Kingdom makes you feel like a big kid & is just magical!  
Always one of my favorites!

Come back tomorrow for Day 2!


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  1. That sounds like a wonderful BIG family trip! My grandparents took all 4 of us grandkids with our parents one year. We drove down from CT, stayed in the campground, and spent a week (I think) touring the parks. It was a lot of fun with a big group. We've been several more times when our boys were little just with our immediate family and it is always so much fun.