Siblings Connor and Madison already have extensive Disney World and Disneyland experience and both are under age 8! Connor is 7-years old, in the first grade, and had his first trip to Disney World at 12 months old – it’s where he took his first steps! Connor has been to Disney World more times than we can count, has been to Disneyland 4 times, and on one Disney Cruise (with another planned summer 2019!)
Madison is 4-years old, and attends Pre-School. Her first trip to Disney World was at 7-months old, and to Disneyland at 12 months old. She started walking across the coast from her big brother, at Disneyland! Madison has been to Disney World 6 times, to Disneyland 4 times, and on one Disney Cruise!
Here\’s what they say are the best things to do at Disney World!
At Disney World, these are my favorite rides!
1. Expedition Everest
Why do you like it, Connor? (After much thought.) I like that it goes backwards. And because it’s rumbly.
2. Test Track
What\’s the best part of Test Track? You can kind of, like, design a car. And then you get to race it!
What\’s so special about Soarin\’? You get to hang-glide. It’s actually a machine.
4. Flight of Passage
Why did you choose this one? It feels like you actually get to ride a banshee. And you get 3D glasses.
One of Mom’s favorite memories of Connor at Disney (besides his first steps!) was a late night in the Magic Kingdom with him when he was 3-years old. He had been asking all day to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train “in the dark”, and for some reason, we hadn’t yet managed to make it happen. It was almost park closing, and we were near the exit, heading out, when he asked one more time! It’s Disney after all – so we turned around, trounced through Main Street, USA, against the hordes of people leaving, and managed to hop on Mine Train right at park closing! Piggy-backing my 3-year in the August heat was rough, but that smile when we were on the roller-coaster in the dark – magical!
Little sister, Madison, age 4, chose her favorite Walt Disney World rides! Her first trip to Disney World was at 7-months old, and to Disneyland at 12 months old. She started walking across the coast from her big brother, at Disneyland! Madison has been to Disney World 6 times, to Disneyland 4 times, and on a Disney Cruise!
1. The Ariel Ride (Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid) & Meeting Ariel:
Why did you choose this ride and meet and greet? Bcause I like the Ursula part. And she’s pretty with her red hair!
2. Meeting Mickey:
Why do you like meeting Mickey? Because. Because. Because. I like to smooch him.
3. Star Tours:
What\’s the best part of Star Tours? Wearing 3D Glasses
4. PeopleMover (Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover):
What\’s the best thing about the People Mover? We go up top and it has good views of Magic Kingdom.
One of Mom’s favorite memories of Madison at Disney is during a character meal at Trattoria al Forno, at the Boardwalk in Disney World. We had booked a special breakfast with Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel, and Flynn Ryder. Madison was 2-years old, and couldn’t stop talking before-hand, about how she was going to show Ariel her hair – probably thinking about how Ariel brush’s her hair with her dinglehopper. Ariel made her way to our table, but Madison totally forgot to tell Ariel about how she can comb her own hair! After Ariel left, Madison remembered her important statement, and was devastated that she forgot. Thankfully, we caught back up to Ariel quickly, and Ariel graciously let Madison tell her all the things she had been wanting to say, but had forgotten in the moment. Madison’s face was priceless, and her smile unforgettable. After Madison was done with her “important” statements – Ariel took her hand and danced with her through the restaurant. We like to call that being “pixie-dusted!” – and it’s those special little moments that keep us going back to Disney!
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Connor is the definition of a “military kid”, and has lived in Charleston, South Carolina; Alamogordo, New Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; and currently resides in Newport, Rhode Island. He loves playing soccer, reading, swimming, and going to trampoline parks! He is really excited about moving to Tampa, Florida in the summer, and being close to Disney World!
Madison was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and currently lives in Newport, Rhode Island – with Tampa, Florida next up! (Another true “military kid.”) She loves to go to Ballet Class and dance, swimming, and is beginning T-Ball this spring. She’s an adventurous eater – so Epcot is especially fun with her!
Their mom is Wishdrawals Disney Travel Planner Kristin Van O.