Well, because I researched the best day to visit each park based on historical data, avoiding parks with special events, staying away from extra magic hours, and the alignment of the moon.
Glad you asked.
We had fun, yadda yadda yadda.
Here are the chicklets and I in front of the tree of life.
And here is Derek, fascinated yet again by bodily functions.
Here we are enjoying a nice lunch in Asia.
(The park is divided into regions: Africa, Asia, and the often globally overlooked, Dinoland. Discovery Island and Camp Minnie-Mickey have also not made it onto most world maps. I believe their actual location may be in the great white north of Canada. I tried to find out for myself, but it didn't pan out.)
If you take a closer look at that last picture, you will notice that we had brought along two strollers for our trip.
The large blue one was our very first purchase as first-time expectant parents. It was part of a travel system with an infant car seat.
To date, I have been unsuccessful in finding the perfect stroller. I'm convinced such an animal does not exist. But that big blue stroller
The other stroller was borrowed from a friend.
We used to have an umbrella stroller, but as it turns out, in a Stroller vs Minivan showdown, the Minivan comes out on top.
We planned to leave it folded, and stowed in the previously mentioned roomy basket, until Alex tired and requested a ride.
However, on this the very first day of our trip, as we unfolded the big blue beast, we decided that we probably should have looked it over before assuming it was ready for Disney.
Turns out that the roomy basket was broken.
And the back right wheel was a little...crooked.
But we pressed on.
Right up until this meal was over.
Because as we strolled out of Asia after lunch, that back right wheel just flew off the stroller and rolled itself under a bench.
It was only mildly embarrassing to have a stroller breakdown in front of a small crowd. After locating the wheel, but not the hubcab, we parked our ghetto stroller next to a trash can and snuck away.
That was the precise moment that Alex declared her legs too tired to walk any farther.
Guess who has two thumbs and visited The Walmarts in Orlando that night?
(Picture me pointing at myself with my two thumbs.)
This is how we rolled for the rest of the trip.
And that, my dear friends, is how we brought the ghetto to Asia.