We decided that since we booked the 5 day/4 night Magic Your Way with Dining package to take the EARLIEST flight we could get so we didn’t waste half a day. That meant that DW and I had to wake DS up at 4 AM. He did NOT want to get up. Then we told him that it was time to go see Mickey. Well, that did it! He was up and dressed before I even poured the coffee! Our flight left Atlantic City 5 minutes early at 6:55 and arrived in Orlando 10 minutes early at 8:50. From the airport we all (me, DW, DS, and my parents) went to the Hertz counter to get the minivan. We arrived at ASMo at around 10:45 and registered. Lo and behold, our rooms were ready! I could NOT believe that they were ready so early. After moving our luggage into our rooms we hopped the bus to MK.
1st stop: Haunted Mansion. The line looked long, but after 15 minutes of waiting patiently we were on the 1st ride of this WDW trip! My DS flipped out a little at the beginning and we thought we were going to have to leave the ride and have him sit it out. When we calmed him down he LOVED it! Next stop: turkey legs. We waited in line longer for turkey legs than for several of the rides we went on during the week.
After the turkey legs we headed across the park to get on Stitch’s Great Escape and Buzz Lightyear. The lines for both were over 1 3/4 hours so we skipped them (for the time being) and headed over to the Indy track. I took 1 car and my father and DS were in the 1 behind me. Let me tell you…NEVER let a 4 year old drive! :laugh: If it weren’t for the rail he would have never been on the track!
After that we decided to head back to the resort to freshen up and decide on dinner. When we got back to the hotel we realized that the refrigerator that we needed (DW’s medication needs to be kept refrigerated) never showed up. After a quick call to the front desk a CM brought 1 up about 10 minutes later. We decided to go to EC and hit the fish & chips place in England for a quick bite. The CM at the counter did not seem to know what to do with our Disney Dining plan when we handed her the cards. That was quickly sorted out and we had a delicious quick meal.
After dinner we wandered around the World Showcase and waited for Illuminations to start. Unfortunately, after being up for 17 hours without a nap, DS was kind of cranky and thought the noise from the fireworks was too loud and wanted to go back to the hotel.
We took the bus back to the hotel and about 2 hours later DS [I]FINALLY[/I] fell asleep. He kept saying how tired he was, but was sooooo wound up that he couldn’t sleep! DW & I were asleep shortly after him.
So ended day 1 at WDW. :mickey: