Feelin' the Magic
The first sight of the castle gave me chills (and not because it was cold and rainy). My son - amazed! - looked at the gate with wide eyes and then back at my husband and me to make sure we saw it too. The magic IS real.
Having pals who have been to Disney on numerous occasions, we took their advice and went straight to Mickey's house for a photo with the main mouse. We noticed right away that the smart folks at Disney have a knack for hiding lines and distracting both children and parents.
At last it was our turn! Suddenly, my son wanted nothing to do with Mickey. Seriously?! After some coaxing (we waited in the line for nearly 40 minutes after all!), he agreed to step up as long as I held his hand. Mickey shook his hand and Minnie kissed him on the head. He liked Minnie a LOT (that's my boy).
From Main Street, U.S.A. to Adventureland to Frontierland then Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland - a great find for a boy obsessed with space travel, there's a lot to do and see at the Magic Kingdom.
We really liked the family-oriented rides and activities that we could all enjoy. We hiked the Swiss Family Tree House, hopped aboard a seriously cool space ship on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin ride, sailed on Donald's Boat complete with waterworks and survived the jokes told by our Jungle Cruise captain. Princesses were on the periphery and Pirates of the Caribbean took center stage for our four year old pirate. His Disney souvenirs? A "pointy sword", monogrammed leather pirate bracelet, and Captain Jack spy scope.
Feel the magic and plan your own Disney family adventure by visiting http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/magic-kingdom/