So the early morning began around 4:30 am. Chris and I began to get ourselves ready so all we would have to do was dress the kids and get on our way! We finished packing the car with all last minute essentials and woke the kids. We headed to our local Dunkin Donuts and drove to the airport.
We met Bryan and Emily there, checked in and boarded the plane. The flight was uneventful, thankfully! Upon arrival Chris and Bryan were to take Kailey and get our rental car. Emily and I were going to take Ashley and Justin, and board Magic express with our bags!
We arrived at Saratoga Springs before Chris and Bryan, checked in and waited for them to arrive! We were so impressed as to how smoothly the Magic Express thing went! Definitely would take this again!
We had a counter service lunch at Artist Palate and then headed over to Magic Kingdom! When we entered the park we walked right in to the end of the parade, it was so magical! When it was over, the family headed right over to the Tea Cups (the girls favorite ride) and then to the Indi Speedway! I decided to run on over to the Christmas Shop to buy my MouseBuzz ornament, and send it out like I promised upon arrival. I emailed Dana that I sent out and off I went to begin my vacation!
We began riding all of the rides we could get on rather quickly so that we could maximize our time before we had to leave for our 6:40 dinner ADR’s at Ohana’s!
We arrived at Ohana’s at 6:30 but waited in line to check in until about 7:15! I have no clue as to what was happening there but they seriously needed help! We did not get called for our reservation until 8:00! This was very frustrating, Justin was extremely cranky, not to mention the girls! Oh well, we sat and began our meal. That bread is soooo delicious! I could really go for some of that right now!
During dinner Ashley began saying that she had to go to the bathroom constantly (6 or so times) each time I took her but she barely went and kept saying her belly hurt! I called my pediatrician at home and he said he suspected and bladder infection but that I needed to have a culture done. He suggested that if this continued through the night I would have to visit the local walk in clinic! Ughhhh! What a way to begin our vacation. Luckily she ended up falling asleep on our way home and did not complain of the same issue ever again!
We arrived at Saratoga and we were pleasantly surprised! As most of you may remember I did not want to stay here, I felt it lacked the “Wow Factor” but we loved the resort. We were in the ‘Springs’ section as requested and it was great. Bryan and Emily were in the room next door and were equally impressed with the Studio! We unpacked and turned in for the night so we could get up and enjoy bright and early the next day!!!