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8 Reasons We Loved Babymooning in Disney World
My husband and I knew we wanted to take a babymoon before our little one got here, so this past February, Larry and I took a much needed vacation to Walt Disney World in sunny Florida to celebrate our five-year anniversary and enjoy our last vacation together. Nine months might seem like it’s forever, but trust me: the time flies by. And if you’re having your first baby like we are in just a few short months, it’s important to savor those precious few days left of being a family of two before baby makes three.
Babymooning in Disney World
Looking to spend one last vacation together before the baby arrives?
Here’s our eight reasons why Disney World makes such a great babymooning destination for couples.
Falling in Love All Over Again
With “Happy Anniversary” buttons in tow, it was great to head back to the same place we honeymooned just five years earlier. There’s nothing like castmembers wishing you congratulations wherever you go in the Disney parks and resorts to make you feel all lovey-dovey again. We even snuck a smooch on It’s a Small World.
Our Last Adventure Together as Two
We can’t wait to start the new adventure that will be a family of three… but until then, we wanted to make sure we got to have fun like kids again, too. We had a blast on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom.
Last Chance to Ride the Rides Without the Kids
There’s no stroller parking or heading back to the hotel for naptime when it’s just the two of us. Even thought I was getting adjusted to my new baby bump, we hoofed it around the parks to go on all of our favorite rides while we still can without kids. We had so much fun on the TriceraTop Spin at DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Showing Off My Bump with Pride!
When you’re at the Happiest Place on Earth, how can you not glow? I finally got to show off my new and growing belly and I felt great the whole time we were there. I even made a shirt just for the occasion: it reads, “Spaceship Birth.” Yeah, I know – we’re nerds.
Our Mickey Mouse Gender Reveal!
We found out the gender just before we left for our babymoon, so we decided to tell our friends and family when we got back with the help from a one Mr. Mickey Mouse. Disney World insider’s tip: head to the Epcot Character Spot in Future World for air-conditioned, all-day access to Mickey and friends.
Adorable Disney World Gifts for Baby
Teeny tiny Mickey ears? “Baby’s First Trip to Disney World” onesies? Check and check! Disney World has so many cute souvenirs to take home for baby that it’s hard to resist buying them all. Before you go, make a checklist of must-have items for baby you’ll want to pick up while you’re there.
Becoming "World" Travelers
As much as we wanted to take an international vacation together before our son gets here, we settled instead for the World Pavilion at Epcot. In a day and a half, we got to tour 11 countries without ever leaving Orlando! At night, the World Pavilion is a great way to wind down with some truly spectacular dining with views of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth on the lagoon.
Getting Ready for the Future
Disney World is so big that there’s plenty of time for long strolls to talk about all the things you’re excited about when baby gets here. With the recently updated Spaceship Earth ride at Epcot, we were given plenty of ideas to talk about all the big and little ways our future is about to change!
Have you taken a babymoon? What did you love about it? Share your babymooning tips in the comments!