wow! just returned from a few days at "the happiest place on earth".....walt disney world! since our oldest son was 9 months old, my mom has taken me and the boys to wdw every year or so..... so we ventured down on sunday to experience spring break with a few thousand of our closest friends! i have NEVER EVER seen the parks more crowded! we were so thankful to have the guest access card that disney provides through guest relations for people with disabilities. otherwise, i don't think we would have been able to accomplished half of what we experienced in the time we had!
the very last thing that we decided to "squeeze" into our schedule, on our last day in the parks, was the "festival of the lion king" show at animal kingdom! we had just gotten to see mickey up close and personal, and the lion king show was just about to start, so away we went! we were seated and the show started very quickly. now, i have seen this show many times, and i know that it is pretty "loud and wild", so i was very nervous about taking wyatt to see it, with all his "sensory" issues..... i spied where the nearest exit was, and was prepared to make a speedy departure if need be!
and there was NO NEED TO EXIT..... wyatt LOVED it!!!! from the first song to the last, he was amazed!!!! the look on his face was priceless.....it was truly a MAGICAL experience for him!!!! to see wyatt "dancing" along, clapping, and just enjoying the whole show, certainly caused my eyes to LEAK A LOT!!!! we were right beside timon and pumba, and wyatt was COMLETELY ENTHRALLED WITH THEM!!! it was so very cute! and when timon finally spotted wyatt and started waving at him.... wyatt was so very happy!!!!
it was truly a magical way to end our time at disney.... to remember how ethan loved that movie as a toddler, and forrest has loved it through the years, and to see wyatt enjoying it as well! a timeless story and music!!! and to think, we almost didn't even go see the show, because i was afraid that wyatt would not be able to "handle" it! ..... so glad we did, and yep, my eyes did leak a little......