Sunday, March 29, 2015

Disney!!!! Day 1- Magic Kingdom

I have been planning and planning this trip for weeks. Pouring over blogs, and pinterest boards, getting advice from friends. We could NOT wait to let the girls in on the big secret. That we were going to Disney. We had all these ideas how to tell them and we just kept waiting and waiting and letting the trip play out. It worked so great the way it did and it gave them little pieces to look forward to and really enjoy.

We woke up on Sunday and got dressed. I had the boys in Mickey shirts and the girls all got new Anna and Elsa shirts. Still no hint of knowing where we were going. AHHH the suspense was killing us!

We packed up, told them this was probably going to be one of the best days of their lives (Hayden was still not convinced and kept telling us how bummed she was to miss her first science fair.) and headed downstairs to the cars.

The video speaks for itself. We surprised them with the BIG NEWS finally and headed to the park. Magic Kingdom for day one. 

Right as we walked through the gates, the parade was beginning. We walked straight up and into a perfect spot and the moment was wonderful. The girls were totally in awe as each of the princesses rode by.

Beauty and the Beast



We rode the Jungle Cruise, walked through Swiss Family Robinson, rode Barnstormer (Hayden's favorite), Buzz Lightyear, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Mad Tea Party, It's A Small World

Rivan and Liam did amazing. I was a little nervous bringing them, but not ready to leave them home for a week. It was extra work, for sure, but they did so great. They got to ride a few rides with us, saw shows and gave us lots of hugs and kisses.

We made one dining reservation. Cinderella's table was apparently under renovation so I booked us an early dinner at Belle's castle. It was really nice and the food was really good! I tried the ratatouille, the spring salad sampler and of course "the grey stuff" for dessert.  Unfortunately, Belle didn't make an appearance but the Beast did.

After dinner we hit the rides again. We rode, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Splash Mountain, the Carousel, Magic Carpets, Under the Sea Journey with Little Mermaid and Winnie the Pooh. 

It was a blast. There was so much to do and most of these we only rode once. The girls kept telling me how excited they were that the park didn't close until 1am. I just laughed and said they could stay that long but I was going home much earlier for bed. 

We saw the Wishes Fireworks and Celebrate the Magic and it started getting chilly. The weather had been perfect all day. We had light jackets and shorts on. Once the sun went down it started getting pretty cold. We kept moving through our fastpass rides and trying to hit all the big important things. As we made our way to the gates the closing parade started. It was all glow in the dark lights. It was a perfect ending to our first day. I looked down and realized it was 1:27am as we got off the last monorail and last transit to our cars. I could not believe we had lasted that long with all the kiddos. My parents were troopers too. 

Day 1 was perfect. So many wonderful memories! 


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