Off to a Good Start!

Trip Start Aug 12, 2010
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Trip End Aug 18, 2010


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Magic Kingdom

Flag of United States  , Florida
Friday, August 13, 2010

Ok, so the lousy-ness of yesterday is over, and today starts anew with our first run to the Magic Kingdom.  I learned that the Magic Kingdom parking lot is the largest in the world and holds 12,000 vehicles.  That's basically a small city.  Wow! I will say though that Disney has the crowd control thing down - show us where to park, get us on a tram, ride to the gate, wait for a boat or a monorail, get to the real main gate, go inside.  Process did take a while but it was smooth.  We took the boat across first which gives a neat view of a couple resorts and Cinderella's Castle.  Kids didn't care - just wanted to get to the park!

We basically went through Main Street, Frontierland and Adventureland, with stops at the shooting candy shop (mmmm, M&M's), shooting arcade, and Alladin's carpet ride.  Then we were drenched with pouring rain, which was actually a good thing because it was so hot.  The rain also scared away some park goers, so the crowds were kept in check.  We also managed to catch a couple parades and a Mickey Mouse stage show.  But the best was Sasha waiting to meet Pluto - when her turn came, I don't think her face could smile large enough to show her excitement.  I think Pluto is her new best friend.

The highlight of the afternoon was lunch at Crystal Palace, which is a buffet restaurant with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger.  All characters visted our table, hugged the kids, signed autographs, and generally made lunch a great experience.  The kids were exhausted and this really brightened up their day.  Plus what a great way to make them sit still and eat lunch!  Now we know the secret - all restaurants just need a guy in a big fuzzy suit to make the kids sit at the table.  Maybe I can rent John out?

We're back for naps - if the rain stays away then it may be fireworks tonight.
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Mae Ping on

Ok, hopefully you will get this comment! Pictures from Disney look great and mom just looks happy as a bug with her mickey mouse shirt! HAHAHA! Sounds as if you are all having a great time and the kids are enjoying it. Guess no matter where you go at the moment it's 100 degrees, so enjoy! Safe travels...

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