Day 1, Saturday April 19th
Brandon - Me
Greg - My Partner
Joey - Good Friend and roommate (went with us last year)
Juanita - Friend (went with us last year)
Dwain - Friend and Juanita’s boyfriend (went with us last year)
We had a 7:30 flight out of Dayton to Cincinnati. Left on time for the short 65 mile flight. Arrived in Cincinnati right around 8AM.
Our flight from Cincinnati to Orlando didn’t leave until 9 so we went to the Delta Crown Club and had some fruit and muffins for breakfast.
We boarded our flight and arrived in Orlando around 10:50AM. Since we never received our Magical Express luggage tags we went ahead and picked up our luggage and carried it onto the bus with us. We met up with Juanita and Dwain. We all headed to the Magical Express counter and after Greg stood in the line for about 20 minutes we headed over to the bus lines. As soon as we got into the bus line for OKW they started to load the bus. OKW was the first stop for our ME bus as well.
We get to OKW and the check in process was going so slow. We got to the counter very quickly but they said we didn’t have the dining plan on our reservation. Luckily I had the copy of our reservation form that DVC mailed to us after I made the reservations and showed them that it says we did have the dining plan. So our cast member disappears into the back. She comes back like 15 minutes later and says that she has it fixed. Well she lied, all she had on there was Greg’s dining plan, not mine or Joey’s (our friend that went and stayed with us as well). So 15 minutes later, she returns again and finally gets our key to the world cards and we also received a package from giftsbybetsy which was the mouse ears i had ordered for the 5 of us. Now while we were checking in Juanita and Dwain checked in and had absolutely no problems. I made their reservations at the same time I made ours.
After checking in and finding that Juanita and Dwain’s room was ready but that ours wasn’t we went up to their room, which was in the same building as our and we put our luggage into their room.
We then headed to Olivia’s to grab some lunch because by this time it is almost 2pm and we are all starved.
None of us wanted to eat too much because we were having dinner at 530pm but we all new we would never make it until then to eat.
So at Olivia’s we all ate the following.
Me - Caesar Salad (pretty good, i wasn’t expecting the entire head of romaine lettuce to come out on my plate)
Greg - Ancho Bourbon Chicken Wings (I really liked the sauce but the wings needed to be cooked a little longer in my opinion)
Joey - Turkey Club sandwich (He says it was really good)
Juanita and Dwain - Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwhich (They split this sandwich and said it was really good)
We then headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
We entered the park and went to Tower and Rock 'n Roller Coaster and they both had no fast passes left and the wait time was like 90 minutes. Since Greg and Dwain were the only ones going on either ride we decided to hold out until our full DHS day.
We then headed to the Voyage of the Little Mermaid. We all really like this show so we were glad to see it again. We then headed to the animation studio and drew Donald Duck. I suck at drawing but i enjoy going in and at least trying to draw the characters.
When we got out of the animation studio it was time to head to dinner. Tonight we were eating at Hollywood and Vine. We all really enjoyed this buffet. The mashed potatoes, corn cake, and turkey were some big favorites at our table.
After dinner we did some shopping and some pin trading. We then headed to One Man’s Dream. And then it was time for Fantasmic. Fantasmic was great as usual. Our favorite nighttime show.
We then exited the park to go back to the resort and get a good nights sleep. DHS was open until 10PM this night but we were all pretty tired from traveling.
We get to the bus stop and this is where our bus troubles begin. We waited for a good 30 minutes at least for the bus to arrive. Luckily the bus trip from DHS to OKW is pretty short.
Well that is the end of day one. I am working on uploading pictures and will get some posted for you shortly.