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May 3, 2017

Our Disney Vacation 2017

Last summer, we planned a Disney World vacation to Fort Wilderness Resort. You have to book fairly far in advance there! Little did we know we’d have a larger RV to haul down to Florida. When we traded up our smaller trailer for more room, we decided we’d treat our sister, niece and nephew to a Disney vacation since they had never been. I’m such a big Disney fan that it hurts my heart when others haven’t had the opportunity to go! We decided to surprise them on Christmas Day, and they were fairly speechless! Ever since then, we’ve been counting down the days!

With our family, you can guarantee the trip departure time will be about 2 hours later than originally planned. We left Glen Allen with a Yukon full of 3 adults, 3 kids, and 3 full grown Labrador Retrievers pulling a 32 foot travel trailer. Yeah, we’re totally up for some crazy adventures! Here’s some photo highlights of our trip! Note: Some of them are not my images, but our PhotoPass images that were totally worth the extra splurge!

The first day at Disney is always at the Magic Kingdom!
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disney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthewsOur first PhotoPass picture! Yes, we matched! 🙂disney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, photo passdisney, world, magic kingdom, mickey, travel, hollywood studios, florida, orlando, lake buena vista, animal kingdom, main street, photo pass,disney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, little mermaid, ariel Noah’s determined to pull that sword from the stone!disney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, sword and the stonedisney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, space mountaindisney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, dumboAnimal Kingdom! One of my favorite PhotoPass images! The Kilimanjaro Safari is one of my favorite attractions! We traveled from Fort Wilderness by boat several days. The views and breezes on Bay Lake were lovely!
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disney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, bay lake, spanish mossdisney, train station, world, magic kingdom, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthewsYou have to experience a character breakfast at Chef Mickey’s! disney, train station, world, contemporary, chef mickey's, magic kingdom, contemporary, chef mickey's, donald duck, main street, mickey, travel, laura matthews, animal kingdomHollywood Studios was our last park day and it was the hottest! 95+ degrees and humid, ugh! We kept cool with Olaf! Another one of my favorite images from PhotoPass!
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