(Day 1) Our day started off great, We arrived early (May 7) at The All Star Movies around 10:00am. Our 9yr old DD has Down Syndrome and has problems with walking distances… We have been paying on our trip for 5 months and we make sure every time while making a payment over the phone to remind the cast member that we would require a room towards the front lobby “No problem, We’ll take care of that”. Well we get there and we have a room at the back of the hotel, Without knowing the room we go to find it and it is in the back 9’s. We call up front and they ask us to hold while they find another room and they do! They put us in our usual spot when we stay at the ASM. The Cast member did tell me that we needed to let them know when we booked our trip … We’ll I thought " Is this how our vacation is going to be?", I informed the cast member of our previous calls and that we were assured our room would be close… Anywhooooo… on with our vacation.
We ordered food from the Garden Grocer.com two days before we arrived and they had it to our room at the same time our luggage showed up… Quick and nice. We took a short break in the room and then off to the Kingdom for our first stop.
We arrived around 2:00 pm and immediatlly purchased stroller passes for 7 days … (Single Stroller / 7 Days … $90.00) A lil’ higher than our previous trips, But we used it all the time . There’s nothing greater than to see your child walk into Main Street and catch that first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle in the background. We were lucky to arrive when we did because we caught the “Move it, Shake it” just as they were coming out by the Firehouse. The DD loved it, and was shaking her butt along with them as they went by.
Naturally we hit the shops as we made our way down main street towards Fantasyland. The DD promised us she would do “Small World” this trip (Before she would get scared because the loud sounds and fear of getting on the boat) … Not a problem this time, on she went and she loved it ! The DW and I knew we’d enjoy our time as a family this trip. We then strolled around the castle and took in the sights. We were going to our favorite haunt for Dinner but they were closed… “Columbia Harbour House”, maybe they were just closed for cleaning? After a couple of laps around the Castle we moved over to Adventureland to see the Pirates … Arrrgh! In a nutshell we just spent most of the evening strolling just to take in the sights. We were “Mapping” it out for our Saturday Bibbidi Bobbidi Reservation our DD had and then we were to eat at the Castle for dinner. Day one came to a close… More to come:pirate: