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Dakiti ✵
January 6th, 2023 9:39:43pm
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My son is turning 3 in March - and because I am a single mother it is only natural that I want to give him the world, and more. I just booked up a vacation for 5 day stay in Orlando at Wyndham Resorts (I have a timeshare), and we will be obtaining  4-Day Park Hopper tickets for March 6-10th. 

I cannot WAIT to see the look on his face when we arrive at Disney! This will be his first time going! I can't wait to take sooo many pictures of him and watch him ride the rides and see all the characters! I am soooo ready to go. 

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Does anyone have any tips; or maybe even favorite rides for littles?
I'm still in the process of planning and researching - but could use all the help I can get! 

It's going to be a 4-4.5 hour drive for me to get there. :3




 


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apothecary
January 6th, 2023 9:59:39pm
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I have no input because I have never been and I don't have any kids but uhhh.. if you want to experience being a mother of 2 for a few days hit me up 😂


I hope you two have the best time!




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January 6th, 2023 10:56:05pm
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You should check out vids on YouTube. There are amazing ones on there.




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Event Coordinator Saturnia ᛉ Busy 🐝 ◡̈ - Happy Yule! 🌲
January 7th, 2023 12:53:54am
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Book your food reservations the earliest day they will let you (60 days out I believe) - trust me. Things book FAST there. 
Plan in a rest day to veg at your hotel pool. Walking around Disney is no joke! I usually clock 6-10 miles in each park and that's going to 1 park a day.
Turtle talk with crush is an activity that is so fun! Most of the rides are geared towards kids - except for Yeti/Exploration Everest, Rockin Rollercoaster, Tower of terror.. and maybe one or two others. 


Pack meals! If you don't wanna spend money on water bottles, snacks, etc - pack meals. You can bring in water bottles, uncrustables (freeze them, let them thaw in your bag while you walk around - boom perfect midday snack), fruit gummies etc that the kiddo likes to munch. 
COMFY SHOES! You're gonna be walking a lot. 


baby powder. Hear me out! Florida is humid and if it's hot? Baby powder. Little bit on your thighs wear your thighs or pants rub? Magic! 


Take a rain coat. Florida weather is unpredictable and $8-15 for a crappy plastic poncho that you throw away? Not worth it. 


Get the app. Knowing the wait times for the lines? Super helpful! Use your fast passes for the big rides - don't waste them on things like Peter Pan or pirates - those kinds of rides wait times aren't that bad and are usually indoor / cool air. 


wanna make some true magic for kiddo? Plan atleast 1 character meet. The Disney app will tell you where they are and when. Get to that spot 20 minutes early so you're one of the first in line! 


that's all I can think of off the top of my head so I may come back with more tips later lol Steph and I go quite a lot 




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↬ JADE 🖤 unraveled at the seams
January 7th, 2023 1:04:25am
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I haven't been since I was a preteen, but I watch wayyyy too many videos in hopes I'll go again in the future and I second everything Sat said! She covered all the major points I was going to mention. xD Great advice there. ♥




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Gothika - SEA's 。・゚*.。 * Happy Holidays! ゚・。 * 。 ・ ゚
January 7th, 2023 8:35:35am
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Sounds super fun! Hope you have a good time!




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Dakiti ✵
January 7th, 2023 9:53:49am
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Thank you soooo much, Sat! @APO - that literally made me giggle! :D I'm going to be a kid myself! tehe. 

I'm glad we are able to take food! I do love the idea of the crustables. I'll probably pack him some grapes, crustables, cheese sticks, and maybe pretzels. He got a cirkul bottle for Christmas, so I'll be taking that for him as well. I'd rather him drink his water vs sugary drinks in the heat (he has a heart problem- a VSD which is a hole in his heart)

I know he has NO IDEA that he is going - but I swear if he knew I'd be more excited than him. I went as a baby (obviously don't remember) and went last year for my 30th birthday (Magic Kingdom).

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Dang, 6-10 MILES?! I really hope that I lose some weight with all that walking. Now that you mentioned that - I'm going to make sure I take his stroller, because I feel that is too much for a 3 year old. XD My kid is going to be KNOCKED out! 

Never tried baby powder for chaffing - but I'll def take some in case. In the military we used deodorant! :D Thick girl probzzzzz! 




 

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LUMOS. 🔮 catching up 💜 knabstruppers
January 25th, 2023 12:12:53am
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I have no input, but just wanted to say I am so excited for this trip for you and your son! I hope to take my daughter someday. Please post updates and pictures if you feel comfortable so I can live through you ♥♥♥




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Dakiti ✵
January 25th, 2023 11:46:54am
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@Lumos - absolutely! I would love to show my adventures with you guys! It's very much so needed (probably more so for me - than my son). I am def. the most excited one. With all this divorce crap - I want him to know I love him and I'll do anything to show him that I will always be there for him doing what I can to keep him happy.


 

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Whynn • Main • Direwolves
January 26th, 2023 3:46:36pm
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SO much to say! but honestly, youtube is seriously great! my personal favorite is Tim Tracker, you will LOVE him!! :D




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Dakiti ✵
January 28th, 2023 11:16:17am
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I've been researching everyday... looking up tips and tricks, rides on the internets, Disney hacks! I've already learned soooo much. It's really a lot to take in but hopefully I'll be able to remember everything - I am just so ready to go! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!




 

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