Two weeks ago (roughly) Chris' sister came to visit us here in sunny Florida. She flew into Orlando for a quick visit with her roomie from Missouri. It just so happened that my mom and brother were also down here for Spring Break at the same time and they were both staying at the same resort on Disney property. It worked out great cause then we crashed with my family for two days and Kenna Beans was able to crash in her Auntie's room. Myla just doesn't leave my side or else she would have stayed with her as well. Myla never leaves my side... for any reason! Well, Joy decided to surprise the kiddos by taking them to Animal Kingdom and Epcot all on one day. They were thrilled and super excited to finally be going to a park. I mean, they only asked everyday when we were going.
We started the day out by going to the Animal Kindgom, riding some of our favorite rides, seeing animals and taking lots of photos. By the time we were leaving Animal Kingdom to catch the bus to Epcot, two of the kids were already complaining about how tired their legs were. I don't think they remembered how much walking is involved at the Disney Parks, or any park for that matter. This was our first time going without a stroller. Myla is now 5 and we no longer have a use for one which is both good and bad. Pushing strollers among crowds is not fun in any way but it's also nice to have one so that you don't have to carry all your belongings and the kids can rest. Needless to say, we reminded them to enjoy the day and the moment because they won't be back for a long time.
Epcot was gorgeous! It's their Flower and Garden Festival right now which is amazing. They put up fun little playgrounds all around the park, created amazing displays and had lots of yummy food to try from each country. You can't go wrong with Epcot. It's Chris' and my favorite park besides the Magic Kingdom of course. We were also super lucky to be able to ride Test Track. The line for that gets uber long and the wait time can surpass 2 hours. We don't do 2 hour wait times. Not with little ones. So if you can pick a fast pass for a ride, go with with Test Track for sure. It's totally worth it! While there, Joy and I also made a point of taking selfies with the characters. We had some good laughs over that and it's not everyday you get a selfie with Alice or Aurora.
Anyway, Disney was fun, the kids had a blast and we were blessed to be there and experience it with Joy!! Thanks Auntie Joy for the tickets and for the wonderful memories. We love and miss you!!
Disney World, the happiest place on Earth!