8/2/09

Day One - Magic Kingdom

Monday morning we woke up bright and early and headed to our bus to take us to Magic Kingdom.

For guests who stay in a Disney World hotel you get 'special hours' to the parks. This day Magic Kingdom opened a couple of hours early for DW guests only. The park was much less crowded and line are much shorter during this time.

I have been to Disney twice before and Magic Kingdom was always my favorite Disney park. There is just something so magical about walking through the entrance and seeing that beautiful castle in front of you. As corny and cliche as it sounds it is pretty amazing. Can you tell I love ALL things Disney?

In front of the castle when we first walked in on Main Street USA:
Dad and Haley in front of the castle:
As soon as we got to the park we headed over to Big Thunder Mountain. I was anxious to ride Splash Mountain, but my mom and Kati had to go back to the hotel to get something they forgot so we choose to wait for them so they wouldn't miss out. It was practically torture for this Splash Mountain lover.

Throughout the day we hit all of the Magic Kingdom basics: Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and many others. Unfortunately Space Mountain was closed for renovations which made me sad because it is one of my favorite rides.

The first ride we all rode together as a family: Buzz Light-year. So fun! You use the little gun to shoot targets throughout the whole ride, and it keeps track of your score. I could see little boys loving this ride!
Kati, Maxton and Haley:


We also hit the classic ride It's a Small World. It's one of those rides that you can't leave DW without riding.

Here is Maxton, Haley and my mom during that ride:


And here is Luke: He got a quick cat-nap.

Next we went on this alien ride/show thingy. I remember going on it ten years ago and it scared me this time just as much as it did back then. It sounds silly but when you are in a dark room, held down by a safety belt and an alien is supposedly on the loose, its pretty darn scary.

Standing in line:

My mom and Kati took turns sitting out with Maxton on rides that he wasn't big enough to ride. He was such a good little guy the whole time. There were times when he got a little fussy, but then he would either eat or nap and he would be back in good spirits again!

Waiting in line for the Peter Pan ride:

Later in the afternoon we headed back to the hotel to nap and get ready for the night.
Here we are on the bus back to our hotel after walking and sweating for several hours:
After we napped we headed to Epcot to eat dinner and watch their fireworks show. Each park (except Animal Kingdom) does a big closing show each night. They are some of the best firework shows ever.

After the park closed for regular hours it remained open DW guests. We stayed there until midnight riding rides and having fun!

Next park: Epcot

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25 comments:

  1. I've been on that same alien ride and it is very scary! Especially when the alien is "breathing" on your neck!!

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  2. I remember the alien ride. It was creepy. When the monster "sneezes" on you and breathes on your neck. Scary!!

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  3. I am soooo jealous! Makes me want to skip work today and go to Disney, haha!!!! So fun!!! And what's up with anonymous posting all that stuff???

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  4. I've never been, so this SO makes me want to go! What fun!

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  5. Oh my word, the alien ride freaks me out too!!! I've been wanting to go back to Disney for years so now you've made me officially jealous and eager to book my vacatioN!!

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  6. Looks like a great vacation! Glad you had fun!

    I left you an award on my blog!

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  7. I love love love hearing all about your trip! I want to go back so bad!

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  8. Oh no! The crazy chinese character guy got you!!

    Its not fair that guys look the same after a hot sweaty day as when they started out in the morning! I can't even tell that Luke hung out with you by the way he looks in the last pic.

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  9. how fun is that! I wanna go!!!!

    ps. what is up with the chinese man?

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  10. that alien ride IS terrifying!!! i'm so jealous of your fun day!

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  11. So fun!!!

    I need to head over to Disney soon. This recapping is making me want some "Disney Oxygen" lol.

    I refused to go on the Alien ride until they changed it to "Stitch." Somehow, it's not as scary when you know it's just Stitch, lol.

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  12. HOW FUN!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  13. it sounds and looks like such a great trip so far!!! i love the pics, you guys are so cute! can't wait to hear and see more!

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  14. Oh, I just love Disney! So glad y'all are having fun =)

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  15. Oh the fun! I am lovin these pictures! Glad the trip was a success. Your family is just too cute, my friend. TOOOOO cute.

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  16. I'm not going to lie, I am sitting over here right now turning green by the minute with envy!! But I am so glad you got to go and you had a great time!! You look great as always!!

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  17. Last time I was at Disney was when I was about 11. The hubby and I are going for a belated honeymoon this October. Alien Encounter scared me SO BAD that long ago...I'm kind of excited to give it another try. :)

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  18. How much fun...so jealous!!

    Looking forward to more of your DW posts! :)

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  19. Okay, so why can't I look that cute all hot and sweaty after a day of walking?!! huh? why? no I'm not bitter =)

    And that Maxton ~~ get-out-of-town cutie pie!!

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  20. oh my goodness! How fun! I'm getting so jealous and I'm only on day one!

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  21. once again, the brian is me.. I forgot to log my brother out of gmail!

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  22. I went to Disney earlier this summer in June and I was SOOO dissapointed about Space Mountain being closed for the season! What a bummer, right?? It's got to be one of the best rides EVER! I'm glad you guys had a great time in Disney! There's nothing like it!

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  23. There is something soo magical about the Magic Kingdom (it's my favorite of all the parks). I suppose it has something to do with the kid in me.
    -Julie

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