Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Our Disney World Vacation by the Numbers

Last week for six days and five nights our little family of four was happily bouncing around in a little Disney bubble, touring all four parks and having the time of our lives.  I can honestly say that this was by far our best trip as a family of four and one of my favorite trips I’ve ever been on in my entire life.  It.  Was.  Perfect.

I haven’t had time to finish wading through and organizing all of the pictures from our trip yet, so today it’s a “By the Numbers” post!  Since there are so many things to recap, I’m going to recap each park by the numbers and then I’ll do an overall recap by the numbers!

Disney Springs

1 – Boat ride it took to get there from our resort

12 – Slices of pizza consumed for dinner between Mommy and Daddy… soooo good, y’all!

1 – Ride experienced at Disney Springs (Carousel – just Mommy, Jacob, and Olivia rode)

4 – Souvenirs purchased

2 – Times Olivia got upset over the exploding “volcano” at Rainforest Café

Millions – Legos we saw at The Lego Store

Animal Kingdom

11.5 – Hours spent in Animal Kingdom

8 – Rides experienced in Animal Kingdom (Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest – just Brian, TriceraTop Spin, Dinosaur – just Brian and Jacob, Avatar Flight of Passage – just Brian, Avatar Flight of Passage again – just Brian & Jacob, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Festival of the Lion King)

6 – Different characters met and hugged in Animal Kingdom (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pocahontas, Mickey Mouse again, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Daisy Duck)

2 – Rides that traumatized Jacob (Dinosaur and Avatar Flight of Passage)

2 – Fast Passes we didn’t use (Avatar Flight of Passage for Mommy and Olivia)

46 – Disney Photo Pass pictures and videos taken in Animal Kingdom


11 – Hours spent in Epcot

6 – Rides experienced in Epcot (Soarin’ Around the World, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Frozen Ever After, Spaceship Earth, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, and Spaceship Earth again – just Brian and Jacob)

10 – Different characters met and hugged in Epcot (Baymax, Joy, Sadness, Anna, Elsa, Belle, Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, and Snow White)

11 – Countries walked through

61 – Disney Photo Pass pictures and videos taken in Epcot

Magic Kingdom

14 – Hours spent in Magic Kingdom

13 – Rides experienced in Magic Kingdom (The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – just Brian, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Barnstormer, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Tea Party, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, People Mover, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor + the parade and the fireworks)

3 – Different characters met and hugged in Magic Kingdom (Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell, and Beast)

45 – Disney Photo Pass pictures and videos taken in Magic Kingdom

Hollywood Studios

11 – Hours spent in Hollywood Studios

5 – Rides experienced in Hollywood Studios – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – just Brian, Toy Story Midway Mania, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along, Star Tours, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – just Brian)

7 – Different characters met and hugged in Hollywood Studios (Kylo Ren, BB-8, Olaf, Sofia, Jake, Pluto, and Chewbacca)

1 – Ride that traumatized Olivia (Star Tours)

77 – Disney Photo Pass pictures and videos taken in Hollywood Studios

Character Breakfast on the Last Day

2 – Different characters met and hugged at Character Breakfast at Ohana (Lilo and Stitch and Mickey Mouse again)


4 – Parks visited (Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios + Disney Springs)

47.5 – Cumulative hours spent in the four parks

28 – Different characters met and hugged by each child (Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Baymax, BB-8, Beast, Belle, Buzz Lightyear, Chewbacca, Cinderella, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Elsa, Goofy, Jake [and the Neverland Pirates], Joy [Inside Out], Kylo Ren, Lilo, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, Pluto, Pocahontas, Sadness [Inside Out], Snow White, Sofia, Stitch, and Tinker Bell)

23 – Autographs obtained for each child (Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Elsa, Goofy, Jake [and the Neverland Pirates], Joy [Inside Out], Lilo, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, Pluto, Pocahontas, Sadness [Inside Out], Snow White, Sofia, Stitch, and Tinker Bell… Baymax, BB-8, Beast, Chewbacca, and Kylo Ren did not do autographs)

14 – Pennies we had flattened to take home as souvenirs

10 – Table Service Adults’ Meals that came with our meal plan

10 – Table Service Adults’ Meals used

10 – Table Service Kids’ Meals that came with our meal plan

10 – Table Service Kids’ Meals used

20 – Quick Service Meals that came with our meal plan

20 – Quick Service Meals used

20 – Adult Beverages that came with our meal plan

16 – Adult Beverages consumed… can’t waste those!  ;o)

40 – Snacks that came with our meal plan

21 – Snacks used (10 Mickey ice creams, 1 bag Doritos, 1 Chocolate Covered Banana, 2 Chocolate Ice Cream Cups, 1 Vanilla Ice Cream Cone, 1 Pineapple Whip, 3 Frozen Strawberry Lemonades, 1 Orange Vanilla Popsicle, 1 Dole Whip)

19 – Snacks we had leftover at the end of our trip that we used to buy treats to take home

924 – Pictures taken by me (all with my iPhone)

89 – Instagram Stories posted (click the “Disney” highlight in my bio if you missed anything!)

3 – Wall murals we took pictures in front of (Bubble Gum Wall, Blueberry Wall, Purple Wall)

229 – Disney Photo Pass pictures and videos taken overall

4 – Families we know from home who we saw there

0 – Times I checked the blog or did anything blog related while we were gone

121 – Blog emails I had to respond to when we got home

I wish I knew – Steps taken and miles walked

0 – Things that we didn’t get to do that we wanted to do

14 – Times I teared up from sheer joy and gratitude

0 – Times the kids complained the entire trip

Disney World is truly magical, y’all!  I can’t wait to recap every single little detail for you! 

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  1. I'm so glad to hear you ALL had such a fantastic time and made so many wonderful memories! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I LOVE that you did by number for the different parks. You guys in your adorable. Of course, I knew they would be red and they are spectacular, hope you're framing that photo!!

  3. Aw, that sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Great re-cap!

  4. Eeeeeeeeeek, SO MUCH FUN!! Didn't you love the Ohana breakfast?! I love Lilo & Stitch so that was a fave of mine!!

  5. Yay for unplugging and enjoying your people :) Sounds like a perfect time and lots of memories you will long keep in your hearts!!! xoxo ERIN. PS Love these numbers posts...too cute!

  6. Love this! Cannot wait to do this with Miss A one day!

  7. There's no place like Disney! Glad y'all had a great trip!

  8. So much fun Lindsay!!! This was really cool how you did everything by numbers! Disney is such a magical place, isn't it?

  9. So fun to see it all broken down. I hope to plan a Disney trip with our family next year. Any tips?

  10. Ok I love all of the pizza you and Brian had! Eric and I could definitely go out to dinner with you guys lol. And 14 pennies? Haha that sounds like my boys. How fun!! I can't wait to hear more. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  11. Amazing! Love all the rides and characters you got to do!

  12. I love your By The Numbers posts!! Can't wait to read more all about WDW!!!

  13. Love that the kiddos didn't complain and that they got to meet so many characters!! I love Disney!

  14. Dang, way to keep up on the numbers. I love it!!!

  15. I cannot believe you didn't track your steps!! It was easily 20K a day I guarantee you! And I'm kind of thinking you could have squeezed in more alcohol. Ha! We have actually only been to animal kingdom and magic kingdom but we loved them! Y'all looked so cute in your matching outfits. I'm guessing you are not a thrill ride chaser.

  16. I love the family photos of you all in your t-shirts! So cute!!

  17. It sounds like it was the perfect trip!! I can't wait to see all the recaps!

  18. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time! I can't wait for the detailed recap!

  19. Love it! We did a lot of the same things at Disney :) I am glad you had such a good time! Love the rides that traumatized your kids category haha. We traumatized Sadie on The Haunted Mansion and a few rides at Universal/Islands of Adventure.


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