You are here

Disney World: It Totally Rocked!

Erin Zammett Ruddy at Disney
My boys on their first trip to Disney!

We’re back from our little trip to Florida and, thanks in part to all of your encouraging comments, we decided to brave The Magic Kingdom for a day trip on Friday. Well, it was…AMAZING. One of the best days the Ruddy family has ever had. Seriously. It helped that the weather was perfect (80 degrees and sunny but no humidity) and the crowds were practically non-existent, I guess because it was a school day not during a holiday of any sort (and, I suppose, the old recession ain’t quite over…). We barely waited on a single line all day. And having my mom with us made it even more special.

Erin Zammett Ruddy at Disney
Striking a pose on the carousel

Best of all: Alex was an angel. He was so completely overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds (we saw three different parades throughout the day) that he just stared in awe most of the time. And he loved the rides -- we went on every single one that he was tall enough to ride. Some of them twice! His favorite was Pooh’s something or other and a robot adventure thing in Tomorrowland. He got scared a few times -- of the Peter Pan ride and of a real, live pirate at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean -- but it was nothing more than, “Mommy, I cared” and then he was on to the next.

Erin Zammett Ruddy at Disney
Alex really wanted to like this guy but when we got close, he changed his mind…

And you guys were right about the food allergy accommodations -- at lunch a woman handed us a book listing all the ingredients of every item on the menu and then stayed with us until we ordered. Alex ate a hamburger (with a bun) and French fries and ketchup and apple slices like a normal little boy. I could go on and on, but instead I’ll show you a few more pictures….

Erin Zammett Ruddy
Alex is a big fan of Pooh and
hugged him until I had to tell him
his turn was over.

Erin Zammett Ruddy
This one is definitely going in a frame!

Erin Zammett Ruddy
The guys on Dumbo. I sat this one out. (Dumbo is actually a little scary to me…I’m a wimp!)

Erin Zammett Ruddy
On the safari boat ride. Alex sat on my lap the entire time, which is rare!

Erin Zammett Ruddy
By the end of the day, Alex (in his new vintage Mickey tee) was a little silly.


Erin Zammett Ruddy
And we were all pooped. When we got to the car I said, “Alex didn’t we have so much fun today?” and he said, “I want to have fun again, Mommy” and started to cry for a second as we pulled out of the parking lot. He was asleep before we even hit the expressway.

I’ll post more of the rest of the vacation when I’m settled in. Hope you’ve all been well.

comments