Monday, January 07, 2008

Disney Trip, Day 1

After months of waiting, our Disney Trip is finally under way. We flew down this morning. It was a great trip and completely quiet at the airport -- only 41 way people on the plane from RDU to MCO. We picked up a rental car and headed straight for the Magic Kingdom.

After parking, and riding the monorail, we got into the park around 2pm and promptly sat down for lunch at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. After lunch, we road It's a Small World, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella's Carousel, the Mad Tea Party (video below), and the Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacres Farms (who knew both Max and Molly would love roller coasters!). Crowds weren't too bad most of the afternoon although at times it got a bit dizzy. The longest wait we had was for Pooh, about 30 minutes, which isn't too bad.

While we were standing in line for at Minnie's Country House to get our picture taken with Minnie, a thundershower opened up and soaked us all good. It was almost 7pm by then and all of us were starting to drag so we grabbed Walt Disney World Railroad back around to the transit center to head home (our rental townhome about 2 miles from Disney), but not before stopping by IHOP to replenish our carbs for tomorrow's trip.

Over dinner, it was clear the kids were exhausted, from only about 5 hours at the park. Liz and I looked at each other and thought...only 6 days to go...we're in trouble!

Pictures are on Flickr, a slideshow and videos below.

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