Life’s been more than a little crazy the past few months and honestly Disney hasn’t been at the forefront of my mind. There’s not a day that passes in our family that there’s not some talk about Disney so it’s never far from my mind, just not the focus these past few months. I knew we didn’t have a trip coming up until this fall so I was trying to get other things lined up first like the baby’s nursery. Well, time seems to fly here in my little world and October will be here before I know it. We’ve got to figure out where we want to stay and get a deposit put down. I plan on using Joe DeFazio of Off to Neverland Travel again to help us get our plans in order and avoid a meltdown on my part. He was more than amazing helping with our trip last October and I totally trust him to help with this special trip. I have big dreams of a pixie dust filled trip for the baby’s first trip and I know Joe will do all he can to make sure it’s as fabulous as possible for all of us.
We already know when we’re going – the boy’s fall break – so that part’s pretty easy for us. Where to stay is another story…the boys (all three) want to stay in the Poly or Contemporary. I can’t spend that amount of money on a room despite how wonderful it would be to wake up and see the castle and just walk out to get on the monorail. Right now we’re leaning towards the new Art of Animation resort set to open up this year. With rooms that are a little larger, the extra space would be welcomed for sure. Off property’s not really an option for us since we’re hoping to be blessed with “free” dining again this year which saves our family a ton. It’s great to be able to make reservations and order whatever you’d like without having to worry about the cost of anything.
Another thing we already know is that we’re going to get annual passes which means another year of long weekend trips for us! We’ll also get the Tables in Wonderland card to help with meal costs on future trips.
One of the (many) unknowns at this point is how it’s all going to work out. My youngest was about 14 months the first time we took him and he did really well. We take lots of breaks, go back to the room for naps and don’t really rush around all too much while we’re there. This is also another benefit to using Joe’s services – he’s taken his own little one so he’s been very helpful with tips and suggestions. Hopefully all will go well and everyone will have a very magical time.
What age were your little ones when you first took them to Disney or on another big trip? How’d it go?