Saturday, November 21, 2015

So, what about all them characters?

So, I have to start off by saying that two years ago, I had completely different children. My kids were perfectly content to sit and stand (like so) in the general vincinity, say "oh, hey girl, hey" and keep right on moving, There were no autograph books, no hand shaking, and Lord help us, definitely no hugs. And I also need to mention that this eldest child below couldn't even stand to be in the same general space as a character until she was about 11 or 12.

(See Chip and Dale in the far off distance?)

Day 1; Hour 1: Brooklyn and Allie were a little hesitant, but no freaking out...and Jake chilled under the protection of his stroller.

But then we made it to this...

And this...

And then this...

By Hour 2 of Day 1, all three were sold, and we spent 5 1/2 more glorious days standing in every line. For every character. Every time we saw them. For every autograph.
But I wouldn't change a thing. :-)


A few my favorite moments were with Buzz Lightyear, Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Mickey. Buzz Lightyear found out that Jake was going to be him for Halloween and they had a blast posing and goofing around.
Jake (Character) found out that it was Jake (Pookie)'s birthday and that he was 6- JUST LIKE HIM. They had some major male bonding moments.

And finally, Jake had his Blaze car with him in Epcot on Day 4 and showed Mickey, who then encouraged Jake to get down on the floor with him and play for a few minutes.
Be still my Disney-loving heart.
And let's stop for minute and talk about THIS GIRL. Seeing her get her first Disney Character hug and then watching her volunteer to be the autograph book holder, was just amazing.

So, I guess I have to say that while we accomplished more in previous trips cutting out all the line standing, moments like these made it truly worth it. Totally truly worth it.

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