Recently I went to Orlando, Florida with my friend Adventure Mom and we got to do something that every little girl wants to do - this little girl just had to wait until she was 40.
WE WENT TO DISNEYWORLD!!!
I grew up pretty poor and never really thought I'd get to go to Disneyworld. Our vacations consisted of me going to the farm with my grandparents in the summer.
Nedra and her boys were on a marathon tour of all the parks - including Magic Kingdom - I went on the slower route. #imold So - I took my time and hit up the rides that I always wanted to ride as a kid.
Another thing to note about Disney is the staff. Every single person at the park was able to answer every single question we had. Where's the bathroom? Where's this ride? Where's that ride? How do I use this fast pass? Everyone. Janitorial staff, ride runners, EVERYONE. Again - impressive.
They now have this Fast Pass bracelet and it's pretty slick. If you stay in a Disney resort - it's your room key and you can charge things on it. For park-only visitors - it gets you into rides. So you get 3 fast passes to use each day (across all the parks). On their app - you choose which rides you want (not all rides use it) and then it assigns you rides and times. You don't get all the rides you want - but if you're smart with the passes - you can get everything you want. If you go to get on a ride and there's no line - you can switch the pass to another ride later. It also gives you an hour window in which to ride. The pass itself gets you to the front of the line. I have to say - it's the coolest invention ever and every amusement park should have these. It sounds more complicated than it is - but it's totally worth it.
The other thing I liked about the rides is that none of them are too scary and none of them require you to leave your stuff in a cubby. I had one of those backpack purses and it was the best thing EVER! (Thanks to Amy for letting me use it.) I could stash water, camera battery, sunscreen and anything else I needed in my backpack and I was set for the whole day. Again - I say - IMPRESSED.
Disclosure: Thanks again to #VistOrlando and #AllegiantTravel for the wonderful trip to Orlando. All opinions are my own.