Back in the fall of 2009, our little family of three took our first Disney Vacation!

I had been to Disneyland as a child, but this was the first time I would be going with my husband and our son, who was two and a half at the time. Grandma and Uncle-N also joined us.

We had scored an awesome deal on a 3-night Disney Cruise and added a few days at Disney World too!

For those that don’t already know, I am a Disney nut! As a child/teen I had been to Disneyland four times, and I loved each and every trip. The atmosphere in the parks is just so much fun, and of course there are all the rides and spectacular shows to see!

Anyways, back to the trip at hand.
Because we are from Western Canada, we had some driving and flying to get out of the way before we could start our Disney fun. We drove across the border so that we could fly out of Seattle. (Much cheaper than flying out of Vancouver!) It was a long trip, but so worth it!

 

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Long car trips really wear you out.

 

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Thank goodness for airport play areas!

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You can see he’s looking pretty tired on this leg of the flight. So am I!

 

Although we were all pretty tired once we landed in Orlando, we were still pretty excited to go on our first cruise. We grabbed our luggage and made our way to the Disney Bus transfer area. Loaded into the bus and were on our way!

 

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There it is, off in the distance, the Disney Wonder.

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Even though he is exhausted, you can see that little grin on his face!

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Some much needed playtime in the splash area after boarding.

 

Next came the Sail Away party, dinner at Parrots Cay, the Golden Mickey’s show and then bedtime for these tired travelers.

 

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Officially on vacation!

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So excited to be on the cruise!

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Getting a better view of the Sail Away party on dad’s shoulders.

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This backpack style safety harness US/CAN is a must when in crowded places with a little one that wants to walk on their own!

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Look at that butter on his face! Someone likes his bun.

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This lovely chicken dish is for me. Delicious!

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Mac n’ cheese for the little guy.

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A nice sampler plate for dessert.

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Can’t go to bed without first being greeted by a towel animal and good night chocolates in your stateroom!

 

Well, that concludes the first day of our trip. Stay tuned for part two.

Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise? If so, how did you like it?

 

Part One – You are already here
Part Two – Click Here
Part Three – Click Here

 

*If you are thinking of booking a Disney Cruise, Disney World or Disneyland vacation please consider booking with Mouse Family Vacations.
MFV offers a free On Board Credit for all Disney cruises booked through them. You can also transfer your existing cruise booking to them (if not already booked through another agent), and still receive an On Board Credit.

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