I had a conference located at the Grand Floridian, a Walt Disney resort, in Orlando, and we decided to make the most of it and take the family along despite the fact that it was the middle of July. And, I’m so glad we did!
I had never been to Disney World, so even though baby girl is only 9 months old, we decided to go…. plus we may or may not have had free tickets, so why not?
We also had an Allegiant flight credit that we used, so the trip barely cost us a thing. And I have to say, I’m glad that flight credit is gone because I’m getting a little burned out on Allegiant flights…
We had some delays and got into our hotel around 2 am on Sunday.
After dragging ourselves out of bed, we took a shuttle boat directly to Magic Kingdom.
I am so thankful that I heard about the FastPasses because I booked our entire day out. First stop, Dumbo!
After Dumbo, we had a little time to kill before our next scheduled ride, so we hopped right on the carousel!
Then, we arrived at It’s A Small World. This was baby girl’s favorite! Her eyes were so wide the entire time. She loved the colors and the music. So much fun!
After that, we hit up Mickey’s Philharmagic because there wasn’t a wait. It was the perfect place to have a snack break and cool off! After that we walked around to kill some time until our lunch reservation. And someone took a nap. I think she was the most relaxed person in the entire park. Everyone was walking past us and giggling at her.
Then, we hit our reservation at Be Our Guest. This was a pretty neat place, and I’m glad we didn’t pass it up. The adult food wasn’t that great- just some sandwiches. But the kids meals looked delicious. So, we ordered baby girl her first kid’s meal of slow cooked pork, green beans, and mashed sweet potatoes. She recently figured out she could feed our dog by dropping food over the edge of her high chair, so here she was trying to feed our dog. Poor Snoops missed out on a great meal!
The highlight of the meal was the The Master’s Cupcake featuring the “Grey Stuff.” It really was delicious!!
After lunch, we went to Enchanted Tales with Belle. Hubbs even joined in on the fun! Baby girl was not as into this as I had hoped. She wanted to get down and crawl around.
After this, we walked around a little more, purchased a stuffed Minnie Mouse to commemorate our first visit, then took the Monorail back to the hotel for a much needed nap.
Overall, I was pretty impressed! Magic Kingdom with a 9 month old was actually a decent idea! Kids under two are free, so that’s a plus. We were able to book our times at the rides, and I chose rides that I knew had air conditioning, so we limited our time out in the heat. And we just took it easy, saw what we could, and had a blast!
Stay tuned for more adventures in Orlando over the next couple of days!