Thursday, October 10, 2013

Disney {Day 1}

We arrived at Disney around noon after an uneventful flight to Orlando.

After settling in our hotel room at Alligator Bayou at Port Orleans Riverside, we jumped on a shuttle and headed straight to the
Magic Kingdom.

I knew this would be the boys favorite park. It is also the park I am most familiar with growing up going to Disneyland.
First stop was to meet Mickey Mouse.  Griffin loved meeting the characters and getting their autographs.  Trevor and Nolan humored me {most of the time}.  Nolan was not happy to have to meet the mouse before going on any rides, but he got over it.

Then it was time for rides.  We started in Fantasyland and worked our way around the park.  It was a perfect time to be at the parks.  I don't think we waited much more than 30 minutes for a ride.  If a ride wait was longer, we fast passed the ride.  Buzzlight Year and Aladdin's Magic Carpet were two of Griffin's favorite rides at the Magic Kingdom.  Rob's favorite was the Laugh Floor {we did it 4 times!}. Trevor loved Space Mountain and Splash Mountain.  Nolan was scared to go on Space Mountain the first time but he was finally brave enough and that was his favorite ride.  We all loved Pirates of the Caribbean.
We also stopped to meet one of our favorites... Buzz Lightyear!

We had dinner reservations with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet at the Crystal Palace. Griffin loved the characters and I loved seeing his face light up every time he met a new character.

After dinner we secured great seats for one of my all time favorites, the electrical parade. The kids loved it.
We had a great first day!  My favorite of all the days.

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