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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2 parents, 1 2-year old “princess” & the happiest place on earth

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We are back from Disney, I have gone through the 700+ pictures and Gianna is slowly recovering from her vacation hang-over.

Overall experience = A++

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Gianna’s first airplane ride was likely harder on Mike & I than it was on her – she enjoyed the suckers. could care less about the dvd player & colored a lot. She also did not want to sit in her own seat, which was the hardest part. (the way home, was a little different. more on that later)

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We stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter and we were SO SO SO happy with it.

The resort is small (5 buildings) & compact with access via boat to Port Orleans Riverside (a HUGE resort by comparison) and Downtown Disney. It was it’s own stop via the Disney Transportation system which was a HUGE benefit to us. We stayed in building #4 and had a 2 second walk to the bus stop & a 1 minute walk to the pool/restaurant.

The pool was great. There was a slide for big kids & a wading pool for the wee ones.

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We had 2-day park hopper tickets & participated in the Disney Dining Plan (separate post about food coming next).

The reason we came to Disney with a 2 year old was so she could see the princesses. And that is just what we did.

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She met Mary Poppins & got a big kiss from her.

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She met Princess Aurora (twice!)

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And Belle. Which was by far the most magical experience. (she also met her in her fancy yellow dress!)

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Of course, her beloved Cinda-lella.

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And Tiana! And Prince Navine too.

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Naturally, there were Minnie & Mickey sitings.

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And some time to hang out with Tink.

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She rode some rides, saw the sites, thoroughly wore herself out every day and it was really totally a GREAT vacation. We are already talking about when we can go back!

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Look for a do’s/don’t’s/wish I had known post later this week.

7 comments:

Julia Lynn said...

I'm SO glad you all had a great time!!! Love the pictures! What precious moments :-)

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raisingmiles said...

SUPER FUN! I thought 2 might be too young, but looks like it wasn't. Glad you all had fun!

JJ said...

So glad you all had a fantastic "magical" time--those pictures with Belle are so super sweet.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Just so adorable...Hailey is jealous!

Danifred said...

I love the pure joy on her face. I can't wait to take our girls!

alison said...

love love it!!