When it comes to kids, spending quality is essential to the bond. The quality time can consist of non-monetary things to do or spending time at the Happiest place on earth. With our kids, we love giving them individual quality time and connect separately. Sometimes we will have Mommy & Son time, Daddy & Son, Daddy & Daughter one on one time. During our family staycation, the girly bear was sick and we weren’t able to see the Disney castle. I can’t express enough how we love being Disney annual pass members. As many times a year, we go to one of the Disney parks, spending money on the annual pass is definitely worth it.
- Dress: Lady Fanatics (No Longer Available)
- Sneakers: Puma purchased on Amazon currently $55.99 but at time of sale it was $38.24
When it was time to plan our Mommy & Daughter Day, I reserved the Magic Kingdom “Fast Pass” a week early. The Fast Pass has a set time slot for each attraction and allows you to reserve three attractions to bypass the extremely long lines. Since the day was for my girly girl, I reserved two photoshoots with the Disney princesses. Our first shoot was slated from 11:30-12:30 with Princess Tiana and Rapunzel. Other than Elsa, Princess Tiana happens to be one of Girly Bear’s favorite Disney Princesses. We missed taking pictures with Princess Tiana on the Disney cruise and always seem to miss taking pictures during park visits. Due to minor setbacks as traffic and insanely long lines to enter the park, we arrived inside the Magic Kingdom at 12:18 and wasn’t able to make it for the photoshoot. Our next Fast Pass was for the Buzz Lightyear simulation ride. We made it without any problems and the line moved swiftly. Since it was lunchtime, and I didn’t want to wait in one of those restaurants- it was convenient that Disney has small quick eateries with a simple menu that we could grab food and keep moving.
The last Fast Pass was located in Fantasy Island by the Cinderella Castle. We had enough time before our reserved slot to go on the Carousel ride. The Carousel ride normally has a line wrapped around that look like it was a mile long, however; this time we did not experience a long wait. When the ride was over, it was perfect timing for our last Princess pictures with Cinderella and Princess Elena. While waiting in line for the photo, I asked the park employee about not being able to use our first Fast Pass to see Princess Tiana and Rapunzel and if the Fast Pass could be used for another attraction. She told us the next photoshoot was with Princess Tiana and Rapunzel. The kind part employee told me to come back after we were done taking pictures with Cinderella and Princess Elena and she would allow us to go straight over to meet the other Princesses. Whoopie!!!! I was more than thankful for her act of kindness and understanding. After girly bear met/took pictures with Cinderella and Princess Elena, we went back to the young lady but she was gone. I quickly felt a gush of sadness. I mentioned to the other young lady that was now working at the entrance the conversation with the last employee and she quickly told me that the employee already notified her about our situation. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!! The employee used her walkie-talkie to contact the other park employee that we were heading over to take meet the other Princesses.
Our day was complete! We were able to visit all the attractions and one by the share kindness of the park employees. Last stop was the train station choooo chooo. Bye guys and we’ll see you next time.
Disney Park Do’s and Don’ts
- Setup Fast Pass at least a week early or earlier (Goes Quick)
- Anticipate traffic and long lines at the gate (Leave Earlier Than Scheduled Time)
- Check the weather and dress accordingly
- COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR (Sandals are cute & stylish but if they’re not comfortable-you will feel the pain after walking and standing in long lines) Beware!
- Travel as light as possible (Parents try not to overpack the kid’s bag because it can get heavy toting around or be tied to the stroller) Essentials Only!
- Kindness is the passport to the heart. In the famous lines of Cinderella, “Have Courage and Be Kind.”