The Disney Lesson I should have learned the first time!

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Here is another great Chip Panel submission from Amy, lifelong Disney fan and mother of 3 up incoming Disney fanatics. I am adding this to the category of Tips and Tricks. To see why you will have to read the

I have loved Disneyworld since I was first there in 1976.  So when I had my twins, I couldn’t wait to take them to Disneyworld.  I finally convinced my husband they were old enough when they were 3.  It was going to be an exciting trip, our first big family vacation, the twins first trip to Disneyworld and our first on property stay.

I read books about taking kids to the parks, I made lists of what to see and do, and figured out where to meet their favorite characters.  Every day at the parks, was a new adventure, we saw all their favorite characters, went on every ride in Fantasyland.  Everything was perfect, until my son, who was not yet potty trained, wet his pants.

We were having so much fun, trying to do and see everything the kids would love, that we forgot to change his pull up.  There we were in the middle of Fantasyland with no extra clothes for him and a soaking wet child.  Luckily, we were able to find a pair of shorts in one of the shops for about $30. There was only one style, in one color, no other choices. I had never spent that much money on a pair of children’s shorts, but what could I do except hand over the credit card.

For the next couple of years,  every time my son wore those shorts, my husband and I vowed we would never let that kind of thing happen again!

Fast forward 5 years, we were back at Disneyworld. I was so excited to be taking my younger son to Disneyworld at the exact same age his brother and sister were on their first trip.  We were doing great, balancing 3 year old activities with 8 year old activities, everyone was having a blast.  And then disaster struck, the pull up had let us down again!

Off we marched to the Emporium to buy the little guy some new pants.  This time instead of shorts, we ended up with $40 sweatpants, but again, there was only one style and one color. It was all I could do to hand over the credit card again while my husband took the soggy one off to the restroom to change clothes, muttering very unDisney like words the whole time.

Luckily, the little guy is now potty trained and he is our youngest, so there won’t be any more of these unplanned souvenirs on our next trip to Disneyworld.

If you happen to be at Disneyworld with us in October, you might just spot the infamous shorts and sweatpants being worn again if for no other reason than to remind mom and dad to build regular bathroom breaks into the schedule!  I’ll be the one sporting the extra large backpack filled with changes of clothes for all 3 kids just incase.

Author: Amy Voorhees

Amy is now a member of the Chip Panel an elite group of Disney Guest Bloggers featured on the Chip and Company site. If you love Disney and enjoy writing you should apply to the Chip Panel..Along with being immortalized on Chip and Company Website you will be entered in a drawing for a free $25 Disney Store Giveaway!


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