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The Magic Kingdom

Guys!!! We went back to Disney! It’s honestly no real big surprise if you know me at all, but at the same time we were not planning to get to Disney on this trip. We had just been to Disneyland in October and Disney World in November of 2015 (and December of 2014…) so we figured we would just make this a beach trip and save the money from going to any of the parks. HOWEVER it turns out you cannot put us near Disney without catching the magic. After the wedding on Saturday, we all gathered (sans the newly weds) back at the condo & were sitting in our jammies well after midnight and my brother said ” I’ll go if you go!” That was that!

Cocoa Beach is only about an hour from Disney so it was no problem to hop into our rental car and make it a day trip. We all wished we could somehow sneak in a week in the resorts with a meal plan (the dream) but not this time. Since we only had one day, we chose the Magic Kingdom. It is, as the name suggests, totally magical. Bruce and I love spending time with my little brother and pretty much they both picked on me/ made me laugh the entire day – love those boys! Chris was pretty engaged in the Snapchats the entire time (seriously if you follow me on Snapchat, you really should be following him because he actually posts!) Mostly because he is a hip college kid but also because his gf was not on the trip with us 😉 In Chris’ Snapchat endeavors, we found out that my little sister and her new husband (of two days) was also at the Magic Kingdom. We stocked them through the app (slightly creepy) but decided to not actually find them since they were on their honeymoon and all. They were stocking us back (since Chris is pretty detailed) so they called us to find us! We spent the rest of the day together and it was way fun. I couldn’t get over that we are all family now – it’s really fun!

I pulled an “Oldest” card and made everyone ride the Dumbo ride with me so that I could get fun pictures. And by get fun pictures, I mean make Bruce take some of us. It was worth it and I laughed the whole time. I felt a little hipster and a whole lot of wonderful. I am turning myself into a bag at Disney girl since I’m loving taking ALL THE PICTURES.

If you find yourselves in Orlando, you should probably make your ways to the parks for at least one day. Snow White Mine Trains, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Carousel of Progress, Big Thunder Railroad, and Haunted Mansion are all must dos at the Magic Kingdom! And now there is a Muppet Show in Liberty Square that you want to make sure to catch – I laughed out loud. Got to love the Muppets!

  • There arent’ many things more fun than a spontaneous day at Disney!

    We honeymooned at Disney World and stayed at the Contemporary Hotel on the resort (the one the monorail goes through on the way to the Magic Kingdom) and I can confirm that the package (including the meal plan) was worth every cent!

    Even if you can’t make it to the resort for a stay like that, I highly recommend making dinner reservations for the California Grill at the Contemporary for about an hour before the fireworks…we had THE BEST meal combined with the fireworks show from our table. (My husband swears it’s the best sushi he’s had anywhere so far.) They play the corresponding music from the show over the sound system and it was so perfect!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! I know it right?!

      That is so fun! We LOVE staying at the resorts and doing the meal plan. We are Disney junkies (apparently) and were kinda sad that we didn’t have time to do more days and stay there and do the meal plan to eat at all the great restaurants! California Grill is now on our list! There are so many places to eat that we have to switch them up each trip to be able to try all the places!

  • This makes me super excited for our trip to Disney this summer! Beautiful pictures!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! That is so exciting!

  • Beth! We just spent four days in the parks a week and a half ago! 🙂 Disney is perfect and magical and I’m living only a hour away and I want to go back every day. Are you still in Florida? We’re living in Tampa until the end of the month before we move on to our next location.

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh man! I love that! I am not in FL anymore! We only were for a week for my sister’s wedding. We usually do more than one day but this trip we only had time for one day!

  • This looks like it was so much fun!! I’m going back to Disney in June and can’t wait 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! Oh man, you are going to have so much fun!!

  • I love all these photos! I wanna go back to Disneyland. It really was the happiest day of my life there. It is so much fun getting to be a kid again.

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! Disney is so magical!

  • Wow, the last picture is stunning! Such a lovely post to read, sounded like you had a wonderful time with your family!

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    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you SO much!! It was such a fun time!