At age 4 and 15 months, Carter and Garrett made their very first (but certainly not last) trip to DISNEY WORLD!!!! We've been planning this trip for over half a year now with Justin's parents and with his sister and her family. This also made the very first time either of my boys have been on airplanes. Garrett was a champ and slept the whole time. He was on my ticket as infant in arms so we didn't have to pay for him to have his own seat. Carter did get his own seat and he made sure it was by a window every single time! We flew from Birmingham to Atlanta for a small layover and then Atlanta to Orlando.
Once we got to Orlando we rode a bus to our hotel, the Contemporary Resort. We chose our hotel intentionally because it has the monorail run through it but also is within walking distance to Magic Kingdom. This ended up being crucial because of the days we were there, the two days we scheduled to go to Magic Kingdom-it was POURING. So on the days we went to Epcot and Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, we came back to our hotel and rested for a bit and then headed to Magic Kingdom for a couple of hours. We were surprisingly able to get a ton done in Magic Kingdom on all those half days. We all pretty much had that park memorized by the end of the trip because we were there every single day! Which is fine because Magic Kingdom has BY FAR the most kid stuff.
We didn't do anything our first day there. Just hung out at the hotel for a while and watched the fireworks over Cinderella's castle before bed. The next day was Animal Kingdom and I just knew Carter was going to love it! We got two double strollers for all the kids (there was a total of 3 four year olds, a 15 month old and a 10 month old with us). Jennifer (Justin's sister) wore Charlotte around her chest the whole trip. Props to her because I could NEVER do that. The strollers fit the other 4 kids. And it was great because the strollers leaned back so when it was naptime for Garrett, we just leaned his seat back and he went right to sleep!