Son - 8 yrs old
Son - 5 yrs old
Daughter - 18 months
My Mom - 77 yrs old
Day 1 - We arrived at All-Star Music at 6:00am on Dec. 26th. Upon arrival I had a feeling that the first day was going to be trying, and it was…First, I had told my Mom to get some rest on the 14 hour ride to WDW and she refused. So, upon arrival the kids and wife were rested and she was exhausted. Of course, at 6am the room wasn’t ready…but we had an ADR at Chef Mickey’s at 8am. So, we killed an hour checking luggage, brushing teeth, etc and then hopped on a bus to MK at 7am. We then took the TRAM to Contemperary and hung out looking at decorations for about 15 minutes and then went in Chef Mickey’s. Food was descent and the characters were great and the service was incredible. Our room still wasn’t ready after breakfast so we went to MK till about 11am and then finally went back to the hotel and around noon I finally asked if they had a room for us. They did and we got all checked in…cleaned up and ready to go. We then went to EPCOT, by now my Mom is wrecked she is so tired.
We rode “Nemo” and then went to our ADR for dinner at Coral Reef…Everything was good but nothin that just wowed us. We walked over to get our seats for CP, that I am sure was beautiful but I just dont know. Right at the start some older woman puked right in front of us…so my kids thought that was gross and after we finally calmed them down, the baby started crying. I got up and walked with her…only to have my Mom come tell me that she had to go back b/c she was done. So, we all left…and my CP Package basically got wasted. We got close to the gate and I told everyone to go on to the bus stop and I would turn in the stroller we rented. Everyone went except my Mom who tried to follow me, but I didnt know it and my wife was chasing kids. She got lost…I had my own Kim Possible hunt for my Mom…in the meantime we missed 2 busses. We had a nice discussion on her staying with the group and listening to us…and we prayed that things would get better. All in all Day 1 was a let down…it really had not sunk in with the kids that we were staying a week at WDW, my mom was shot, and we were getting frustrated at everything. Also…IT WAS COLD ON DAY1
Pic 1 - The kids taking a pic with Donald at Chef Mickey’s…I picked this one b/c this is how the baby acted toward all of them this morning. She loved them while far away but when they got close she freaked.
Pic 2 - kids under the tree on Main Street
Pic 3 - kids under the tree at EPCOT
Pic 4 - just a neat shot
Pic 5 - baby not freaking out and beginnine to warm up to the characters
WENT TO BED SAYING “We are at Disney…We are at Disney…We are Disney…Magic please take over.”