The Disney Experience


We can now mark Disney off our bucket list – whether Rick wanted to or not! We only spent one day at Magic Kingdom (which was a whirlwind), but we were able to enjoy a few days at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. The campground had plenty to do and was just a boat ride away from the park — I would recommend it for anyone thinking of visiting Disney World (they have cabins, tent sites and RV sites).


Highlights from the trip:

  1. Seeing CJ’s excitement as Elsa took the stage in front of Cinderella’s castle. She spent the rest of the trip randomly breaking out into dance and twirling her dress like Elsa, announcing, “I’m not CJ, I’m ELSA!”
  2. Watching Liam clutch his Junior Ranger badges like his life depended on it during the Pirates of the Caribbean ride (yes, he wore his J.R. vest to Disney). Upon further questioning, we realized he thought the animatronic pirates were going to mistake his badges for gold and steal them….
  3. CJ taking to the saddle like a true cowgirl. Both kids enjoyed pony rides around the stables – CJ’s first time on a horse and she couldn’t have been happier!
  4. Campfire sing-a-longs with Chip and Dale. Each night at Fort Wilderness you can enjoy a campfire, s’mores, songs with Chip and Dale and a Disney movie on the big outdoor screen. By the last night we had Rick doing the “Hokey-Pokey” with Dale!

A big shout out to Staci who helped us plan and book the whole trip. If you are thinking about taking a trip to Disney, please consider Staci as a resource, I didn’t have to lift a finger. She booked the site, park passes, even arranged our Fast Passes which would have completely confused me.

9 thoughts on “The Disney Experience

  1. Hey guys – please reach out when you are nearby. We have a national monument right in our backyard (I.e bandelier) and a national preserve ~30 minutes away (called valles caldera) – both of which have jr ranger programs. the access to the outdoors is bottomless (unfortunately no Disney-like offerings – sorry Rick).

    Safe travels,
    David and Jessie


    1. We definitely will! We’ve got you penciled in if you’ll have us. Probably around April…we’ll let you know when we have a better idea as we make our way out west. – Rick


  2. Loved the pictures! Grandma and grandpa took us there the year after it opened – 1972. Except for your dad of course. I think he was in the service at that time.

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