Sorry. I couldn’t think of a catchy title :happy:
[B]June 25-July 5, 2010
Cast: DH, Me, DD14 Laura, DS12 Jonathan, DD9 Anna, Grandma and Grandpa (my parents)
[B]Day 1, Friday, June 25[/B]
Our Dear Friend, Gene arrived at 5:05 sporting a T-shirt with Mickey embroidered on the front to help get us in the Disney Spirit. He got us to the airport at the exact time my parents showed up, having been transported there by my aunt, Diane.
After check-in and security, we headed for breakfast at McDonalds. DH picked up coffee across the way at Caribou and we headed to the gate.
After an uneventful flight which left at 9:00, we landed in Orlando at 1:10pm. We found our way to Magical Express and got directly on a bus headed for All Star Movies Resort and were there by 3:15.
I’d done online check-in so our packet with our key cards and pins were all available immediately so we headed to our rooms. We ended up in the Toy Story Building on the first floor in rooms 704 and 705 - connecting rooms! Yeah! And we loved being on 1st floor!!
We did a little unpacking from our carry-ons, applied a little sunscreen and headed for MK. I had a snarky moment when the kids ran into the gift shop to shop when Grandma stopped to buy a water and the bus was pulling up. It always drives me crazy when a group just scatters when we are trying to get somewhere! Grumpy mom…
We got to MK with enough time to grab a snack at Sunshine Tree Terrace and FP Jungle cruise, ride Pirates and then head to BTMRR for another set of FPs before our 6:20 ressie at Crystal Palace. After dinner (Yummy!) we used our BTMRR FPs and then headed to Carousel of Progress which Chris insisted we do on Day 1 because it’s tradition. We ended up leaving during the middle of the Electrical Parade among a swarm of people :pinch: with another moment of cranky from me because I had planned to avoid the parade crowd, and we got back to the resort around 9:40 or so.
When we got to our room we found out we were missing our main suitcase, so I sent the kids to swim with Grandpa and Grandma and headed to concierge. A nice man named Jeff sent me to another nice man named Peter who located our luggage within an hour of reporting it missing. I headed back to unpack and got all showers done while DH uploaded pictures and video from the day to transfer to DVD to send to my Grandparents who couldn’t come on the trip with us.
The kiddies were in bed by 11:00 and DH and I hit the hay around 1:15 after requesting a wakeup call at 7:00am for Saturday.
DH is loading pics onto the computer, so I will add them for Day 1 sometime this evening!