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Our Disney Trip With a Toddler + Being Pregnant

Hi guys! I am back from Disney for the third time. In case you have not noticed, we are slight complete Disney addicts! We went for the first time about a year ago for my son’s first birthday and again in September of last year to renew our wedding vows. Both trips were so amazing and fun in their own way, but this past trip has got to be our favorite thus far!

 

I chose to book a Savannah view club level room at the Animal Kingdom lodge this go around and boy it was amazing! We got to watch a variety of animals-zebras, warthogs, and even giraffes-from our balcony and everyday felt like our own personal little safari. With the club level room, you get a free breakfast every morning as well as free snacks throughout the day-including yummy appetizers from popular restuarants such as Jiko & Boma at night. It also included free beer and wine, but I had to forgo this since obviously I am pregnant! Haha.

Our first day was spent at Disney Springs which is formally known as Downtown Disney. So many great places to eat here! We ate lunch at Earl of Sandwich and dinner at our favorite crab house on the water called Fulton’s. Of course, I had to stop by Ghiradelli’s to get my usual black cherry and vanilla ice cream cone.

The next day, we went to Hollywood Studios. It is not a very big park, but its super fun. We usually only choose to spend one day here since its not very large. My husband rode Aerosmith’s Rockin Rollercoast and of course I sat out for it (darn!). I also love the Tower of Terror, but again that was a no-go. Instead, I got to enjoy the Disney Junior Live on Stage show with our little guy which we do each visit and we saw the Frozen On Stage sing-along. Later that night, we hopped on the monorail and ate at one of my personal Disney favorites called Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.

The next day, we went to Animal Kingdom-one of my favorite parks! Greyson got to pet goats at Rafiki’s Planet Watch and we got to meet Chip & Dale.

We ate lunch at Pizzafari which is absolutely a MUST DO and then we headed to play the bongos in Africa. After that, we went to go see the Festival of the Lion King. This was our 4th time seeing the show… why? Because it is a MUST DO at Animal Kingdom!

On our fourth day at Disney, it was Greyson’s birthday! We started our day eating at the popular Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort. The chocolate chip pancakes are just the BEST but apparently Grey loved the Mickey waffles!

Anyway, Greyson celebrated his birthday with the characters who each came around to greet him and sign his autograph book.

We went back to the Animal Kingdom where Greyson met Safari Mickey & Minnie mouse. We had a fastpass for this since meeting characters is a very popular thing to do. Then we headed to Dinoland USA to dig up bones in the boneyard. We also went to the Finding Nemo musical-something that we have done a few times before. Again, like Lion King-it is just that good.

On our fifth day at Disney, we did Epcot-another favorite park of mine! It is more adult-ish as you can walk around this huge circle and experience each country by eating the cuisine or grabbing a beer/wine. You can even buy souvenirs from each country and even clothing!

While at Epcot, we got to meet more characters and we dined in Germany at a German buffet for dinner called Biergarten that was delish. It was actually our second time eating there. Afterwards, we went to the aquarium and got to see dolphin training. My son loves fish so this made his day.

The next day, we went back to Epcot and had a hibachi style dinner in Japan at Teppan Edo and walked around enjoying the cultures.

Our 7th day, we headed to the Magic Kingdom where Greyson and my husband got their haircut at Harmony Barber shop. This was Greyson’s second haircut (his first was here as well). He did wonderful!!

Afterward, we ate lunch and headed to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade that they do daily and went on our of our favorite rides-the Haunted Mansion which features holographic ghosts that look so real!! We also went on Its a Small World which is a neat little slow ride.

We ate dinner at Be Our Guest in the beast’s castle which was our second time here. Pardon my look-we had a 9:30 dinner reservation! It was the only time I could get us in, 5 months in advance. YES. Book at least 6 months in advance to eat here. This is the MOST popular place to eat on Disney property and you WONT be disappointed!! Order the steak ๐Ÿ™‚

During our dinner, our waiter told us we could go outside to watch the fireworks and he would watch our table. Lo and behold, the beast’s castle is the BEST place to watch the nighttime fireworks as they go off right behind it! Not many people know this, but the way.

The next day, we went back to the Magic Kingdom for our last day in the park. We rode the Main Street USA steam train a few times (Greyson’s favorite thing to do). It’s actually a REAL train that makes a couple of stops around the park and is a great short cut if you are tired of walking all day.

We got off and rode Dumbo which is super fun, though it wouldn’t look like it! For dinner, we actually went back to Epcot and ate our last dinner at Le Cellier which is a steakhouse in Canada. It is pricey, but it was worth it! I highly recommend it.

This was basically the short version of our trip-there’s so much to write! If you wanna know something, just comment below and ask.

Going to Disney while pregnant was just fine! I rode all of the slower rides, but of course no fast rides. I also got to enjoy lots of food, but no booze and that was totally okay with me. I walked around 8 miles a day and rested when I was tired (pack GOOD SHOES). I had to pee frequently, but thankfully Disney has bathrooms everywhere so don’t worry!

This trip was the best to me because everytime we go, my son gets more and more into it and realizes what’s going on. It was so cool to see his reaction and his smiles when meeting the characters and seeing all of the attractions. It honestly makes me that much more excited for our next Disney trip later this year!

If you wanna read about my very first trip to Disney and how I dealt with breastfeeding and carrying around a 13 month old the whole time, click here.

Don’t know what to pack for Disney? Here’s my packing guide!

Your trainer and friend,

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