My expectation was for the boys to be shy and frightened by the Disney characters. After all, when they met the Colts’ mascot a few months ago they FREAKED. They were shaking, screaming, clinging, hiding, the whole bit.
We tried to prepare them for the Disney characters that we thought they might encounter before we left. We talked about how big they were, and how they love kids. I even showed them YouTube videos of other kids meeting the characters to try to help with their fear of costumed creatures. I’m not sure if we have those measures to credit, or if it was just a maturity issue, or if they were just so in love each character. Regardless, they ADORED the Disney characters.
Thanks to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we were able to meet the characters on multiple occasions. Our boys were able to dance with Donald, Mickey, and Minnie. Woody and Buzz became their closest buddies. And they probably gave Mickey high fives 8 times in one night. It was so adorable to see them love on their favorite (and new favorite) characters. Their excitement was evident through their smiles, squeals, and jumping. They acted like they were their bestest buddies, that they needed to hug, kiss, and play with!
Here’s a FEW of our favorite encounters!
The first character we met, Daisy, at ESPN Wide World of Sports
3 Goofys: Isaac, Daddy, and Goofy
“Tailgating” with Mickey
Isaac, Clark, Mama, and Henry (back) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Back Lot
Isaac giving some high-five love to Minnie
Gotta love those famous Mice!
Having the time of their lives with Woody and Buzz in real life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
What boy doesn’t LOVE Lightning McQueen?
Tonight I asked them who their favorite character is and here’s their responses:
Brooks: Minnie Mouse!
Henry: Donald Duck!
Isaac: Mickey Mouse!
How about you? Who’s YOUR favorite Disney character? Who’s your kid’s favorite(s)?
I linked this post at Life as a Mom.