I love Disney. I admit it; I’m addicted to going. I find the escape from reality so worth the drive, and I’m always so happy and refreshed after a visit.
This time we went to Epcot, the International Flower & Garden Festival was going on. I’ve never been lucky enough to see the event, so I was thrilled! I’m a huge fan of flowers and gardening in general, so I was in my element. I loved seeing the characters revealed in such creative ways, and the kids had a ball pointing out all the different topiary.
We started at the front of the park and walked through the Fairy Garden while it wasn’t blazing hot, and we got a ‘sneak peak’ at the new fairy movie that’s coming out this fall. The Younger and The Older were equally impressed, and that’s saying a lot!
From there we went to the butterfly garden, and it was great! It so happens that The Older is studying the life cycle of the butterfly in school, so this was wonderful for him.
After this, it was time for lunch already! We tried a new dining experience this time, and I’m glad we did. We ate at the Coral Reef Restaurant , and it was a nice change from our usual German place. The kids loved being able to watch the fish and sharks while we ate, and I loved that they were entertained the whole time.
Then it was time to tour the worlds! Honestly, this is my favorite thing to do with the kids. They have the , and I love it! It’s basically a big scavenger hunt with cell phones they provide, and all sorts of secret things happen as you go through the park (think making wind chimes move, smoke appear around a Bonsai tree, making animated birds move, water spout out of ponds). It’s like magic inside magic, and the kids love it. Admittedly The Older is getting a bit bored of it because we’ve done it so often, but I make him do it anyway The Younger is interested but doesn’t “get it” yet, so I tell him we need to do it for her, not me, LOL! BUT, here’s where the reveal is: They are changing the adventure in June! I am so excited! They’re switching from Kim Possible to a Phineas and Ferb subject line, and they’re going to be changing most of the hidden secrets! The Daddy and I have already planned our date to go back at the end of June so we can do this, and I’m counting down the days.
We stayed all day, and then we watched the sunset from Norway where we completed our last mission. It was a wonderful day, and I’m so thankful that we got to spend such so much time together as a family.