Just a couple of months ago, we brought the boys to Disney World with my parents and Sam. It was their second trip but the first one doesn’t actually count since they were just babies back then. I had Samuel record lots of video footage of us so that I could later put together our first ‘family trip video’. ( If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here. ) I think I play this for the boys at least twice a week still. Love seeing their little excited faces. But sadly everyone (meaning D, Sam and my parents) felt that the trip was purely meant for pictures and they didn’t get to “enjoy” Disney. One cannot enjoy a place with a camera in hand I keep being told. (having a photographer in the family issues 101) D’s solution? A GoPro. Small enough and quick so that I didn’t have to ‘set up a shot’. So this time around, I tried my hardest to sneak in a bit of film action but quite truthfully I was scared to be told off on and on about putting away the big camera. How do photographers vacation without a camera? I mean I am seriously asking you photographers out there. How do you do it?
We revisited the same parks as the time before but this time without stopping for any characters and lessening the photo opportunities (total bummer for me I know). Which in turn resulted in a trip dedicated to eating every five minutes… I had never spent so much money in Disney with food before. Here’s where we snacked, dinned and pigged out while waiting the horrific lines:
- Oasis Canteen in Hollywood Studios – funnel cake & coke float
- Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom – Dole Whip float
- Sleepy Hollow right by Cinderella’s Castle funnel cakes
- Churros anywhere in Magic Kingdom
- Ice cream anywhere in all the parks
- We weren’t able to get reservations this time around but our favorite table service restaurant in Magic Kingdom is Be Our Guest Restaurant. Make reservations as early as you find out you are visiting because they book quick.
Cinderella’s Castle is FROZEN for the season and its quite the magical spectacle to see. D and I were heart eyes walking all around and admiring the millions of twinkling lights.
Just as before, I put together a video of our trip and hope you enjoy watching! I used both the GoPro and Canon Mark III and will be writing a review for the GoPro soon as I take it out for another whirl. Thank you all for always keeping up with the Vigoa twins and happy Tuesday!