Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 1 photos Magic Kingdom and Epcot

To say we were tired and cranky our first day in the parks is an understatement, no one had had more than 7 hours of sleep in the last 24 hours. We were trying to make the best of it and figured we’d be in a room that would allow everyone to sleep better that night and for nap time (this was before the luggage issue). First stop was to meet the mouse himself.

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Nicholas, Parker, Andrew

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We didn’t ride many rides or take many pictures that first day. We first headed to the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, but saw it had a 50 minute wait. I don’t think any of us were up to that long of a wait for our first attraction so we headed for the teacups. The boys request to watch the video of them on the teacups at Disneyland almost daily, so they were excited to see the ride here as well.

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From the teacups we headed to Small World, where the boys tried to look at everything at once. They pointed out all of the animals and waved at the characters. Since we’d had a late start and the park was fairly crowded we decided to head back to the room for naps.
One of the boys favorite part of the trip was riding the trams and the monorail, they would have probably been happy to ride just the trams and monorails all day. On our first ride over to the Magic Kingdom I told the boys to hold on tight and they did every time we rode.

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After the nap time fiasco we decided to head to Epcot for dinner and to see a few of our favorite attractions. We started out with the seas with Nemo and Friends. The boys are already big fans of the local aquarium and adding Nemo, Crush, Dory and Marlin to the mix made it that much better.
When we visited the previous year the boys were not interested in the characters and a little afraid of the attraction, but they still like seeing the fish.

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It’s crazy how much they change in a year. They loved riding the attraction, seeing all of the characters and pointing them out to us. They loved watching the fish and dolphins until we pulled them away to get some dinner. On our way out we heard the last call for Turtle Talk with Crush so we rushed in to see the show. It was fun as always, not the best Crush we’d seen but the boys still enjoyed it.
Dinner was at the Land pavilion, we love the seasons quick service restaurant Season there. This year we didn’t get a stroller pass for all of the attractions, thank goodness for Kinder Kords.  Before eating we rode Living with the Land, boys were excited to ride the boat and the promise of seeing more fish. They were not overly excited about the plants, but excited about the fish farm display.
Dinner went well, but the boys were completely done for day. We headed back to the room before Illuminations started and crashed for the night.

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