I FINALLY made it to WDW (for the 1st-time EVER!) :D


#1

Just wanted to let everyone here know that I am now at WDW, on my very first trip there, and am having the TIME of my LIFE!!! :biggrin: :happy: :wink:

I arrived Saturday afternoon after spending one night in Savannah, GA on the way. This was also my 1st trip inside Georgia as well as Florida, and Savannah is a beautiful city! Didn’t have time to do much in Savannah, except for some sightseeing and dinner at Lady & Sons restaurant. http://www.ladyandsons.com This restaurant is run by Paula Deen from Food Network. Though hard to believe, getting PS for breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table was a piece of cake compared to getting a dinner reservation at Lady & Sons!!! :eek: There, you have to get in line (that spans the entire block!) outside the restaurant about 4 hours in advance, then come back about 20 minutes before your dinner reservation to get seated.

We arrived at WDW about 3:30pm Saturday (my parents and myself), but my room at Coronado Springs wasn’t avaliable until a little after 5pm (running over an hour late). Since we were running late, we went to the Magic Kingdom for a little while, to eat at Pinocchio’s Village Haus and watch Spectromagic (which is INCREDIBLE, with all the lights and floats!), we then went back to the hotel room for a good night’s rest.

Sunday we has PS at Cinderella’s Royal Table at 8:50am. Cinderella was in the lobby greeting guests, who were in line for a meet & greet session and a picture. I had a great time with Cindy, and she pointed out the Christmas tree in the lobby, which she said she helped decorate with Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother. After that, we went upstairs to the dining hall. The breakfast was absolutely delicious! Inside the dining hall were Belle, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Snow White, and Mary Poppins. Snow White was so adorable, and even posed for 3 pictures (2 of herself and 1 with me)! There were lots of little girls in princess dresses there, and even noticed 3 boys dressed as princes; 2 as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty and 1 as Prince Charming from Cinderella.

After breakfast we went to Disney-MGM, where ABC Soap Weekend was being held. Disney-MGM was horribly crowded, and the layout is almost like a maze! Unfortunately, all the Fastpasses for autograph/greet sessions with the soap stars were gone by then (sold out in about 20 minutes after the park opened!), but we did get to see an entire interview with Susan Lucci in the park’s hub behind the Fantasia hat. She rode in and out of the interview stage in a convertable with Minnie; just a little over an armslength from where we were standing! We then went to MuppetVision 3-D, The Great Movie Ride, and Star Tours before out 5:35pm PS at Sci-Fi Theatre. This is one of the coolest places to eat there, especially with the 1950’s movie clips on the movie screen! After dinner, there was a grand finale for ABC soap weekend, with the stars arriving in cars with characters to the stage. Heather Tom (Kelly on One Life to Life, and former Victoria on The Young and the Restless) was absolutely beautiful in person (as she rode by), and rode with Chip. After the grand finale for ABC Soap Weekend, we watched Fantasmic (which was absolutely mind-blowing!), and went to Voyage of the Little Mermaid and The Magic of Disney Animation afterward.

The next morning started with breakfast at 1900 Park Faire at the Grand Floridian. Mary Poppins was in the lobby greeting guests (in her red outfit instead of the white outfit she wore at CRT), but we stopped by her on the way out since we were running late. Inside the dining hall were Alice, the Mad Hatter, Pooh, and Tigger. We had a nice conversation with Alice about going to EPCOT after breakfast, and she was so sweet and so adorable! The Mad Hatter was nearly as wild as he was in the movie, and noticed that I had tea with my breakfast (his favorite beverage!), but after noticing I was driking iced tea he suggested that someday I try hot tea, which was “much better” in his opinion! Tigger even gave my mom a kiss when he showed up!
Pooh was adorable, and Mary Poppins was outstanding, though VERY talkative! She even asked if I could say Supercalafragilisticexpialadocious backwards. I answered I wasn’t quite sure and she resposnded, “It’s Suoicodalaipxecitsiligarfalacrepus, but isn’t that going to far?” I responded with “WAY too far!”

It’s running pretty late now, and I need to hit the sack since I am planning to show up in the Magic Kingdom tomorrow by the time it opens at 9:00am. To make a long story short, Monday we went to EPCOT and saw Spaceship Earth (one of the coolest rides in all of WDW!), Innoventions, all of the Earth’s attractions except for Soarin’ (which we probably will see Thursday, along with World Showcase), and had lunch at Coral Reef, with a seat by huge aquarium tank! The food there was out of this world, and we had a great waiter named Alejandro. Today we went to Animal Kingdom, where we had breakfast at Donald’s Breakfastosarus (Restaurantosarus) and dinner at Rainforest Cafe. I’ll get into more details about yesterday and today in a reply to this post, sometime later when I have more time. :mickey:


#2

I can feel your excitement! Love your trip report so far! Can’t wait until tomorrows edition! Have fun!!! Tell Mickey we said “hi”


#3

Kent! I can’t wait to hear more! I’m so relieved this trip turned out for you :c)

It sounds like it’s been fabulous so far :c) I love your report.
I’ll be waiting for those pictures! :wink:


#4

I am sooo excited for you and hope you do get to ride Soarin’. Have a wonderful time! :mickey:


#5

Wow Kent! It sounds like you are really having a great time. WDW has its own magic. We will be there from Dec2nd - the 10th, with our kids and grandkids. We can hardly wait. Reading your report really gets us anxious. Keep the magic. Be carefull, WDW becomes very habit forming. You will want to go back again and again.
Enjoy yourself.


#6

Wow your first trip! Great trip report keep it coming!


#7

Sounds like a wonderful time. You make us all wish we were with you to share in the excitement!
Keep posting…your report is great!


#8

Kent, I cannot believe you finally made it.
Is it all and more than you envisioned? This is exciting. More, more…


#9

I am so happy you finally got to go to WDW. Your trip sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us, and keep it coming please. It is always nice to start the day reading about someone’s trip to WDW.


#10

sounds like your having a wonderful time


#11

I’m loving your trip report! It sounds like y’all are having a wonderful time! How was Paula Deens resturant? Did you get to see Paula? I can’t wait to hear more! :mickey:

:mickey: :mickey: :mickey: Have Fun! :mickey: :mickey: :mickey:


#12

WOW, how exciting!! Sounds great so far!!! ENjoy!


#13

What a great start to the trip- can’t wait to hear more, and I want to be there with you.


#14

Sounds like you’re not only having a wonderful time, but you’re getting to do loads of things that most of us never get to do! Good for you! And great report too.


#15

Great so far, keep it coming. I think after your first trip to Disney you are hooked. We just came back from our 1st this past September. I am in love now with Disney.

Lisa


#16

It was really fun reading your trip report and feeling the excitement and wonder of a first-time WDW visitor. Enjoy!


#17

Sounds like great fun for your first trip!! Enjoy!


#18

Can’t wait to hear more.


#19

Awesome report so far, I love feeling your excitement. I would LOVE to hear more about Lady & Sons. I watch Paula on Food Network alot and just love her. I must hear all about it!


#20

Great TR! Can’t wait for more.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paula Deen. Did you get to see her sons? Or better yet, did you get to see her?

Lisa :mickey: