We recently took a family trip to the happiest place on earth
My children are very familiar with all the Disney characters, we have many Disney DVD's and we watch the Disney channel on a regular basis. So it's inevitable that a trip was going to take place especially since my daughter wants to be a Princess.
We took the kids 2 years ago for their first trip when they were aged 2 and 4. My children are now 4 and 6 and while my eldest remembers the trip my youngest can now make her own memories as compared to just flicking through her photo book that I complied for her.
We took a 7 day trip to Orlando and decided to spend two days at Magic Kingdom so that we could experience as much as we could without feeling rushed, especially now my two are out of strollers and little legs get tired easily. We had spent a lot of time on their first trip 2 years ago meeting characters and getting autographs so this time around we focused on rides because they are now both tall enough for a majority of the rides.
We hit fantasyland first so we could ease into the gentler rides for my youngest.
On the way to fantasyland and of course to each land you hit the center point which is Cinderella's Castle. This always brings oUt the little sighs as they look over in amazement. While in Fantasyland the Peter Pan ride was our favorite and of course the classic "Its a small world" ride. We love the fast pass option which allows you to swipe your entry ticket at special booths to allow you to enter the fast line at allotted times. This enables you to enjoy a ride while skipping the lines for the more popular rides. Being that I was born and raised in England being able to point out London sights on the Peter Pan ride to my children and teach my children the countries of the world on the Its a small world ride was a bonus.
My husband and son hit Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain® while us girls hit the parade.
All in all a fun filled packed trip to Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom can be overwhelming but with planning using the internet you can map out your trip ahead of time to suit your family's needs. Our memory book is filled with photos and I'm sure the kids will be talking about their Magic Kingdom experiences for years to come!
Disclosure: We were provided complimentary tickets but this did not influence my review, all opinions expressed are of my own (others may differ).