This weekend we said goodbye to the terrible two’s as my son turned three. Our little family had a celebratory weekend filled with theme parks, the zoo, presents and cake! My little guy decided he wanted to visit Dr. Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure since he loves The Cat In The Hat cartoon and all of his Dr. Seuss books, so I cancelled our Disney World dining reservations and park plans and we changed course. He loved the Dr. Seuss area! We rode every ride in that section and he begged to ride them again and again. He also recognized scenes from his books, he immediately ran to the Lorax which made me so proud.
He also rode his very first roller coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff – previously known as the Flying Unicorn before the Harry Potter attraction was created. I wasn’t sure if he’d like the ride or if he’d perhaps get sick, so my husband nominated me to ride beside the kid (if you need further explanation about my husband’s decision, here is a reminder of what happened after the Mad Tea Party ride at the Magic Kingdom). We quickly learned our kid loves coasters (he definitely inherited that from me and NOT his dad)!
From that point on, every coaster we walked by at IOA and Universal, he begged to ride! Unfortunately, he was too short for many of the rides and attractions. I didn’t want to leave without him experiencing the E.T. Adventure since I thought he’d be excited about flying on a bike. Afterwards, I did what any mother who grew up watching E.T. would do…I introduced Reese’s Pieces to my child!
All in all, he had a fantastic time. He enjoyed seeing all the coasters and attractions, just didn’t understand why he couldn’t ride most of them. The highlight was definitely Seuss Landing. We probably won’t return to those parks until he is a little taller so he can ride the coasters.