Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Our Disney World Trip! part 1
Oh. My. Goodness. If you are thinking of going to Disney with your toddler, you better drink some coffee because you are in for a lot of CRAZY! We had so much fun, but we are so exhausted now! We crammed a lot of fun into 2 1/2 days, but wore each other out in the process. Next time, we will make sure to take a few extra days so we are not as rushed. So we flew in on Saturday and went to our hotel. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, which was perfect for Jonah because he is obsessed with all animals. The Lodge is located a little farther from most of the parks, so we had to take a 10-20 minute bus ride wherever we wanted to go, but it was worth it because Jonah loved staying there. He would wake up every morning talking about the animals on the wall paper. We didn't stay in a room that had a view of the animals (Who roam on the property of the resort) but if we had, I'm sure he would have run straight for the window every morning! They let us check in early (I don't know how they do it, but Disney really does try to help you out however they can) and then we went to eat lunch at the restaraunt at the hotel. They had Indian food for us, of course everywhere has a kids menu, and we could see the zebras and ostriches walking around from our table. Then we were able to go outside for a few minutes and see the giraffes and storks, and then took Jonah to the room for a nap. When he woke up, we walked around the resort some more and then headed to Downtown Disney for dinner. Downtown Disney was pretty crowded on a Saturday night, but I had made reservations for us to have dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It was the perfect initiation for Jonah. He was able to look at all the animatronic animals and get used to the idea. He was a little afraid of the elephants at first (I was so surprised because he has petted a real elephant at our zoo and was not afraid!), but by the end of dinner, he was so excited about the elephants. Still scared of the gorillas, though :) He rode the carousel and played at the lego store for a little while, but then we went back to the hotel for bedtime.