If you are a mom of a girl(s), I’d highly recommend taking a Disney girls trip. We just recently returned from our trip and had such a blast!
My kids and I love everything Disney. I’ve created addicts, and I’m not one bit sorry about it.
During our April 2017 trip, we purchased Annual Passes, and since Brent is not a Disney addict, I decided it would be fun to take the kids on their own trips. I booked a trip for the girls and myself for December 2017, and I booked a trip for the boy and myself (and his friend and his friend’s mom) for March 2018.
We had a great time on the girls trip and can’t wait to go again!
Here are 5 things I think are must-dos for a girls trip to Walt Disney World:
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1. Let them plan
If you’re not quite on the Disney World bandwagon yet, you’ll quickly find out that it takes a lot of planning to get the most out of your trip. You have to plan fast passes, dining reservations, what rides you want to do, what shows you want to attend, and how you’re going to get from point A to point B. I mean you can go without planning, but you’ll be waiting in long lines for everything and feel like you’re running from one side of the park to the other numerous times, which makes for cranky kids, which makes for even crankier parents.
I plan our trips like the crazy woman many of you know me to be, but this time I wanted the girls to tell me exactly what THEY wanted to do. Allison wanted to eat at Sleepy Hollow and get her own Dole Whip Float. Abi wanted to ride Flight of Passage and Primeval Whirl. Both wanted a day that we could just snack the whole time instead of sitting down for meals. So…all of those things were the first things to make it into our plans.
What says “girlie” more than pearls? We actually make this a must do on EVERY trip to Walt Disney World, so it had to be included on our girls trip too.
Pick-A-Pearl is located in the Japan Pavilion inside the Mitsukoshi store in Epcot’s World Showcase. For $17 each, you get to pick an oyster and have them do a fun little presentation to open it in front of everyone watching. It’s always fun to see the color and size of pearl you get. You can also buy jewelry for your pearl to be placed in, but we usually just take our pearl home in the little baggie they give us because the jewelry is quite expensive at Disney World. One day we’ll make our pearls into earrings or necklaces on our own. Or you can hop onto Amazon prior to your trip and grab one of these cute Cinderella carriage necklaces and take it along with you.
3. Do their favorite rides more than once
Well, this one is a no-brainer if you follow #1. As we were deciding on which rides they wanted to have on the schedule, the first question asked was if we could do rides more than once.
Allison loves slow and gentle rides like Journey Into Imagination With Figment, Soarin’, and the PeopleMover.
Abi is our adventure seeker and loves to ride things like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Primeval Whirl, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
When you let them do the ones they like best over and over again, they won’t complain when you make them wait while you do Tower of Terror 5 times or drag them to It’s Tough To Be A Bug.
4. Get them a sweet treat or two
Who doesn’t love all the amazing sweet treats at Disney World? I think this is what probably makes it the Happiest Place on Earth, especially for kids like mine that aren’t given sweets very often at home. From Mickey ice cream bars to Pineapple Dole Whips, funnel cakes to giant donuts, huge cinnamon rolls to Mickey pants sundaes and the Kitchen Sink…there’s something for everyone. This trip they requested their own Dole Whip floats, a funnel cake and Nutella fruit waffle to share, a warm giant cinnamon roll to share, a chocolate dipped pineapple for Allison, and a Mickey rice crispy bar for Abi. I got a Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. Ah, yes, the Happiest Place on Earth for sure!
5. Take lots of photos
So if you’ve been following our blog for any length of time, you know that we have a child who hates taking pictures. Mad props to Disney World for getting this child to smile!
Memory Maker is a great way to get professional looking pictures and is well worth the money. But don’t forget to take as many pictures as you can with your own camera because catching these moments are what make it all worthwhile.
Have you taken a girls trip to Disney World? Let us know what you’d include on the list!