Sophia is tall enough for Soarin’ this year! She was nervous, so I distracted her in line by putting her on my shoulders, dancing around as she played with her new Minnie toy.
She kept asking if we would fly, so I stretched the truth and said it was like the flying in Peter Pan ride, but in front of a movie. The chairs lifting up happened smoothly enough with us leveling off in the screen timing nicely with the light shift and darkness that I could say to her, Now we just sit here and enjoy the movie! That and making a game of “lifting our feet so they don’t hit the water!” relaxed her so she really enjoyed it.
I also shared the Three Cabilleros ride in Mexico with her. She’s in a stage where she hesitates at anything new, so I pointed out it was the Small World boats with a Donald Duck cartoon. Becky and Adam had to take a phone call, so the 2 of us rode alone. She sat close to me while the ride went through and had a blast.
And of course, we got to ride Nemo!