Friday, September 20, 2019

Disney Countdown

We're less than a month until our trip to Disney World and I can't believe it's almost here.  We've been planning for a little over 6 months (so you can get those ever popular dining reservations) which isn't even that long for Disney planning!

Our magic bands came this week and I've been slowly stocking up on a few things for Tatum without going overboard - autograph book, personalized t-shirts and a few other Mickey clothing items, stroller tag and Mickey/Minnie ears for us.

It was annoying at the time but kind of nice now that dining reservations need to be made 6 months in advance and fast passes 2 months in advance.  I've been slowly collecting some inexpensive Mickey shirts for Tatum and plan to lay things out in time so it's not overwhelming (I must have googled what to pack in his park bag 20 times)!

We have a countdown which I meant to hang up almost two weeks ago at this point and just got up this week so better late than never!  I wouldn't be surprised if Tatum rips it off soon though.  I've loved using the Disney apps - My Disney Experience, Magic Guide for Disney (to gage wait times, etc.) and the Disney Dining App to familiarize myself before we go.

Even though Tatum will be just under two, I think he will have a blast and this trip is just as much for us to watch and see Disney through his eyes as it is for him!

While I love the characters, I'm sure Tatum will be nervous by them - we have a few character dining experiences so hoping for the best!  Crossing my fingers for nice weather and shorter lines.

Any tips, tricks or tidbits, please share... Especially for a toddler! 


  1. Y'all are going to have a BLAST! We took the kids for the first time last year and we're already going back for Spring Break in 2020. We had the BEST time. I did a couple of blog posts about preparing/what to do/what to pack, so you can search for them on there! I also recapped our trips extensively and they're all on the Travel tab. Hopefully you'll find something helpful there!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love that you are doing a paper chain countdown to Disney. We used to do those for holidays growing up and it's just a simple thing that adds so much!