At the age of 31, I went to Disney World for the very first time, and I cried. My oldest daughter was 3 years old, and when we turned the corner on MainStreet USA and saw the Castle, I literally cried. There was a lot of that on that first trip, and every trip since has brought at least a couple of teary-eyed moments. Disney is just magical, where anything and everything is possible. Since that first time, our family has been many more times, sometimes traveling with groups of 8 or more. It’s been an adventure adding a child with a Sensory Processing Disorder to the mix, but Disney is wonderful for kids on the Spectrum or with SPD if you just know a few tricks.
We love the special events at Disney. We’ve experienced Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the fall, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Christmas, and they are both spectacular. But, I think our absolute favorite thing to do is visit Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a Princess makeover and dine like royalty at Cinderella’s Royal Table! There is just nothing else like it and the joy that radiates from those sweet little faces when they meet their favorite Princess is indescribable.
With so many ways to make Disney magical, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I’d love to use my experiences and knowledge to help make your special Disney vacation the BEST TRIP EVER!
Favorite Resort: Port Orleans Riverside, Royal Room
Favorite Character Meals: Cinderella’s Royal Table and Chef Mickey’s
Favorite Non-Character Meals: Le Cellier and O’hana
Favorite Shows: Beauty and the Beast at Hollywood Studios and Lion King at Animal Kingdom
Favorite Fireworks Show: Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios. But I also love Once Upon a Time at Magic Kingdom!
Favorite Ride: ALL the coasters!! Rockin’ Rollercoaster, Expedition Everest, Slinky Dog Dash, and the Mountains (Big Thunder, Splash, and Space)