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Gracie’s First Disney World Trip

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Baby's first trip to Disney World. Great tips and ideas on what to do with a baby at Disney. Gracefulmommy.com

We’re home from the most magical place ever- Disney World! We had so much fun with Gracie. We’ve been to Disney World plenty of times, but this time was different because we were seeing it though the eyes of our 5 month old princess, Gracie. We went with Gracie’s grandparents (Dave’s parents) and aunty Kaity (Dave’s sister)! We all stayed in a two bedroom villa in Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. It was an awesome resort- we loved it.

Here’s a recap of our amazing trip!

FAVORITE MOMENTS OF THURSDAY 

Gracie’s first bus ride. She loved the Disney buses! It was fun holding her while she looked out the window.

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

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Hollywood Studios. This is such a fun park! We didn’t ride much, but we walked around and ate at the 50’s primetime diner!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Gracie’s first show! We went to the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. It was surprisingly funny + Gracie liked it! She loved the songs because Aunty Kaity played them for her for a while before the trip!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Very Merry Christmas Party. We went over to Magic Kingdom for the party! Gracie got into her Christmas outfit. The party was fun! They offer free cookies and hot chocolate to everyone. The ride lines are like 5 minutes long. There are special parades and fireworks. And it snows on Main Street! So cute!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

FAVORITE MOMENTS OF FRIDAY 

Meeting the Talking Mickey. There is a Mickey that talks in Magic Kingdom. It’s cool- his eyes blink and he actually says stuff to you. This was Gracie’s first character to meet, so we were curious to see if she’d like it. She did!! I thought for sure she would cry- because she cries at most strangers haha. But she did good!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Crystal Palace Restaurant. We ate at this buffet for dinner. Gracie got to meet all the Winnie the Pooh characters! She loved them all- even though it looks like she isn’t quite sure about piglet.

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Tinker Bell. I think Tinker Bell was one of Gracie’s favorites. She smiled the most for her over any other character. Tinker bell was so sweet to Gracie!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Meeting Cinderella. Later that night, we changed Gracie into her Cinderella dress (ordered from the Disney Store). We made a fastpass for Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom where Gracie met Cinderella and Rapunzel. Gracie could not take her eyes off of Cinderella. She just stared at her. It was the CUTEST thing in the world! She did the same thing to Repunzel! Both Cinderella and Repunzel melted over Gracie. It was soooo cute. I need to frame these pictures!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Look how cute Gracie is holding onto Cinderella’s finger. And that’s Repunzel in the background! AW!!!!

FAVORITE MOMENTS OF SATURDAY

Matching Tees. We acted like major tourists and wore matching t-shirts that we made in Disney Springs. Even Gracie had a little tee on (then later pooped on it!). But it was cute while it lasted. We also met Mickey + Minnie again in Epcot!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Garden Grill Restaurant. YUMMMMMY. This place rocks. First of all, it spins around while you’re eating. You get great scenery of the Living with the Land ride which is like a jungle theme. Also, it’s character dining so Gracie got to meet Pluto and Chip + Dale!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

FAVORITE MOMENTS OF SUNDAY 

Gracie’s outfit! This is by far my favorite outfit of the trip. Gracie dressed up like Minnie Mouse in her personalized outfit from the Disney Store . She looked so cute.

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Tusker House. We ate at another character dining restaurant (in Animal Kingdom) where Gracie met Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald + Daisy duck. It’s so funny when the characters come around. She just kinda stares at them haha!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

Festival of the Lion King. We got front row seats to the Lion King show in Animal Kingdom. It was awesome being so close! Gracie wasn’t too sure if she liked this show, but hey- she didn’t cry!

Gracie's first disney world trip! Gracefulmommy.com

So there’s a recap of the trip! Gracie did awesome for only being 5 months old. She only cried a few times. Her least favorite part was Turtle Talk in Epcot. For some reason she HATED this. I had to leave to calm her down HAHA! Other than that she was truly a princess. We had the time of our lives!! We took a million more pictures, but these are my favorite moments! Thank you to Grandma + Grandpa Ogg for a trip of a lifetime!

More Disney posts are coming!

Disney Packing List

Ultimate baby packing list for disney world! || Gracefulmommy.com

Ultimate baby packing list for disney world! || Gracefulmommy.com

We are leaving for Disney World today! I am so excited to bring Gracie to Disney for the first time. We live in Florida and we have annual passes, so we go a lot! Usually, I don’t think twice about what I pack. But, with a 5 month old baby (with TONS of stuff), I had to put a lot more thought into packing than usual. I did some research and came up with a good packing list for Disney! We are going for 5 days and it is going to be highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s. Hope this list helps!

PACKING TIP: Pack each outfit in a ziplock bag with matching bow, socks, and shoes! Perfect for a baby girl! || Gracefulmommy.com
PACKING TIP: Pack each outfit in a ziplock bag with matching bow, socks, and shoes! Perfect for a baby girl with tons of accessories.

Download the free printable packing list here.

Packing List

ESSENTIALS

8 Diapers a day

Wipes

Dirty diaper bags

BATH

Shampoo

Baby Lotion

Towel

Honest Company Healing Balm

SLEEP

Sheets for pack and play

White noise machine

Aden + anais blankets

”Special” blanket/toy

CLOTHES 

2 outfits each day

Headbands

Bows

Shoes

Socks

MEDICINE

Baby tylenol

Gas drops

Teething tablets

Thermometer

Vitamin D drops

CAMERA

Camera

Charger

Lenses

Cord

Battery

CARRIERS

Stroller

Stroller fan

Car seat

Ergo carrier

Solly wrap

Bumbo seat (for the hotel- Gracie loves hanging in this!)

FOOD *Gracie is breastfed, but this list may help others!*

Bottles

Baby food

Sippy cups

Disposable bibs

DIAPER BAG ESSENTIALS

Diaper bags (big + small one)

Disposable changing pad covers

Pacifier clip

Pacifier

Pacifier wipes

Autograph book

Pen

Sunscreen

Disney Packing List for Baby || Gracefulmommy.com

Disney Packing List for Baby || Gracefulmommy.com

Disney Packing List for Baby || Gracefulmommy.com

Is anyone else exhausted after looking through this list? Remember this is only Gracie’s list. I still need to pack for my husband and I! WHOA.

To download the free checklist printable packing list, click here! And stay tuned for a million Disney World pictures!

Baby packing list for Disney World! Excellent List! || Gracefulmommy.com

Also- check out my disney nails! So festive!

Disney Packing List for Baby || Gracefulmommy.com