Eeeek! I am giddy just typing this! I was about 6 years old when I went to Disney for the first time. Although I don’t really remember anything, I know that it was truly a magical time. My Mom still talks about how much fun she had preparing months beforehand. She spent hours packing our clothes, mapping out the different parks and making reservations. She still talks about that moment when we drove up to the sign and she started crying.
I know P won’t be old enough to remember this trip, but we will. It will be such a perfect time to get away as a family once Rob gets home from deployment. I am so excited about the plans we have already made and everything left on my to-do list!
We went back and forth on transportation. While I love flying, I tend to be very anxious. To feel calm and collected, I like to get to the airport several hours early. I also get so nervous about packing and having everything we need. Having P and all of the items we would need (carseat, pack n’ play, diapers, etc…) it was even worse. We weighed the pros and cons of taking a flight or the Amtrak Auto Train.
After looking at all of the pro’s and con’s it made complete sense to take the Auto Train. This way we could pack in laundry baskets and Thirty-One bags instead of buying suitcases. We could bring our Joovy Groove stroller, our pack n’ play and car seat and not worry about them getting damaged. While it will take longer, we can relax in our room, have healthier meals and a little less anxiety.
I am so excited that we will be staying at Shades of Green on WALT DISNEY WORD Resort. Shades of Green is the only Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) in the Continental United States. Even though it is run by the US Army, Shades of Green welcomes all branches.
As a partner to Walt Disney World, Shades of Green patrons can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours program and visit any of the Walt Disney attractions by riding their complimentary buses.
Pick a date – January 2014 Make transportation arrangements – Auto Train Make hotel reservations – Shades of Green Buy luggage – NOT NEEDED!!! Create a Pinterest Board – Disney Bound
Pimp out our stroller
Create a packing list
Make lunch and dinner reservations
Make an appointment for P to get his hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop in Magic Kingdom
Create a map with age appropriate rides for P
Buy baby essentials, some cute outfits for P to wear and a backpack leash
Buy breakfast items and snacks
Make a cute signature book for P
Find a pet sitter for Alice & Flip Flop
Schedule a few posts for while I am gone