We got to Orlando about 2:30pm. Flew on a tiny little jet called a Delta Connect. It was cool. We got to the hotel around 3:15 or so. We didn’t get to our room until after 4. Check-in took FOREVER, and by now I was getting antsy!
We didn’t get to the park until way after 5, maybe even nearly 6. There were many characters right there at the front. No Mickey, but Baloo was there, and lots of guys from Robin Hood. Then we saw Cinderellabration–that was really neat because all the princes and princesses were there. Jasmine and Aladdin, Belle and The (former) Beast, etc. SO NEAT! And the castle is beautiful, all done up to celebrate 50 years of something. See?
Yummy cheap food for dinner. Then we hit the rides. There were hardly any lines! We walked on most rides, and got to ride Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Cinderella’s Golden Carousel, it’s a small world (can you believe we just walked on that one??!??!), Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the Mad Tea Party, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (this was wicked cool!). We also got to see Mickey’s Philharmagic. Okay, Mickey’s Philharmagic was so cool. It was a 3D show and Disney’s 3D shows are no joke! I mean, you experience it all. For example, if you see that they’re going to toss a bucket of water towards the audience, you will get wet. And during one scene, they were showing food and we could smell it. Fantastic. Plus, since it was the evening, the weather was pleasantly warm with a light breeze, and the sky was perfectly clear and beautiful.
Me on the Mad Tea Party
(You can see Aidan in my glasses!)
Amazing fireworks show (I took video of the finale, let me know if you’re interested in seeing it!), a snack of ice cream, and now I’m back in the hotel room. No high speed internet, so I won’t be posting a whole lot of pictures until I get back home.
Aidan had a blast. He was big-eyed most of the time, and smiling and having a great time. It’s so much fun to watch him enjoy himself.
What a great first night at Disney. And I haven’t even been to Epcot yet!
In the morning (later today?) is breakfast with Pooh and the Gang at The Crystal Palace! Night!