Our Everyday – Our Disney Vacation – Raleigh Family Photographer

Disney was amazing – perfect time of year, awesome weather, and a 2 1/2 year old that was sooo excited about pretty much everything. It was such a great time with family and Owen just loved being with his cousins. He LOVED meeting the characters and wanted to see Mickey everyday. (We went to the Town Hall  Theater anytime we were in the Magic Kingdom)

Some of our favorite places to eat:

Chef Mickeys for breakfast (Although The Wave at The Contemporary also has an awesome breakfast buffet)

Via Napoli at Epcot – the BEST Italian Restaurant

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in Adventureland is an awesome treat. Gaston’s Tavern also has LeFou’s Brew which is frozen apple juice and marshmallow! So Yummy!

We tried out the Be Our Guest restaurant since it just opened – so cool on the inside and loved the steak!

Of course – Ohana. This my brother’s all time favorite place at Disney. We definitely ate way too much.

We’ve also been to the Coral Reef restaurant which had awesome food, Cinderella’s Round Table (definitely a must!) Hoop – Dee – Doo Musical Revue (a favorite!!)and T-Rex. (like the Rainforest Cafe except Meteor Showers every 20 minutes)

I would recommend downloading the WDW Waits app and the Disney Mobile Magic apps. I think the one we used was called My Disney experience. WDW Waits let you know the current wait times for each ride. Mobile Magic is awesome because it tells you which characters are in which park/where/and what times. There is also a schedule of events/parades for each park.

Oh – their super cute chevron sweatshirts and Owen’s chevron Mickey shirt were from ALM Designs.

Some highlights of the trip were:

Owen rode his first roller coaster – LOVED IT!

We saw soooo many animals on our Safari at Animal Kingdom.

Our first day was the last day the Disney Junior Live on Stage would be open for a while. We knew Owen would love it so this was the first thing we did when we arrived at Disney. We were first in line for the show and they took us by ourselves to the door (which looks like the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse doors. They told us we were the “first family” for the day and Owen got to say the magic words (Meeska Mooska, Mickey Mouse) to open the clubhouse doors. They even brought him a little certificate – so cool!

Owen asked every character to do the hot dog dance. I think we took 500 videos of this.

Okay, I could keep rambling but it was definitely a great time. Owen still asks me if we can take the monorail instead of the car.:)

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Sarah says:

After reading your post, I’m hungry, I want to pet a monkey, and I want to stay at that hotel! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Crystal says:

These are amazing! We just went to Disney too but my pictures did not look like this! You could totally move there and have people hire you to follow them around disney!

Stephanie says:

SUCH a wonderful job capturing the fun you guys had! Those shots on the carousel are TO DIE FOR. Just beautiful! :)

Jennifer says:

What great memories, your family will cherish these forever.

Anjuli Francois says:

Wow! IT looks like you had so much fun. I can’t wait to take my kids.

Michelle R says:

How fun!! I am dying to take my little ones to Disney too!

carli donsky says:

Love these, you captured such great memories!

Joan Freeze Small says:

I never get tired of looking at Disney pics…especially great ones!

Susy says:

Looks like a really fun vacation! Beautiful photos!

Jess Curkovic says:

These are so wonderful! I can’t begin to pick a favorite but there are quite a few adorable ones with your little boy, like with Mickey tickling his tummy and holding dad’s hand with his mickey ears and sleeping with his stuffed friends. I love the girls reading on the bed too. Looks like you had a great time!

Lissa says:

This looks like so much fun! I love the one with the Toy Story Mickey Mouse ears where he’s sucking his thumb. :)

Diana Foster says:

What fun Disney images. What a beautiful blog. Visiting from CM!

Jackie says:

These are so much fun!

Sandy Everett says:

Love these pictures and all of Owen’s outfits!

Samantha Sinchek Photography | Cincinnati Photographer says:

These are such a treasure for your kids! Loved looking at them.

Sarah Bauer says:

What gorgeous photos from a wonderful trip! Glad you had a good time!

Beth Ross says:

That looks like a fabulous vacation. I am sure you guys had a blast. I love how you documented your trip. Your pictures are amazing.

Oh, there is just nothing more fun than taking your babies to Disney! Beautiful images. You make me want to book another vacation right this second. :)

Marissa says:

What a magical vacation! Great job capturing those memories. :)

BobbiJo says:

These are the best!! Love them all! I cant wait for our trip next year!

Megan says:

These are awesome! My son is the same age as yours (just about) and I had wondered if he was old enough – I’m totally going to look into taking him now! Thanks for sharing :)

Kim Kravitz says:

Aw!! Looks like y’all had a great time!!!

mary says:

what fun captures!

Molly Jones says:

What a beautiful set of photos from what appears to be an amazing family trip! I think you have captured it all beautifully!

Sabrina says:

Okay… I so want to go now! Owen is so cool in all of his outfits!!

Jennifer Harris says:

Aw, I love these! I love seeing the magic of Disney through a child’s eyes – so sweet!

Zemya Photography - San Carlos, CA Family Photographer says:

Oh, that looks like a fantastic trip! That first picture of him with Mickey is so sweet: I love those expressions.
Glad you had a good time. Enjoy your monorail trips to the store :)

AshleyS says:

I never get tired of looking at Disney photos! LOVE this set!