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Old 11-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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Day 2 Part 1: Ready for Rope Drop

Day 2: Sunday October 21st

Finally it was here, our first day in the parks! Originally, we were supposed to fly in this morning, so even though we had not made it to a park the night before like we had planned, at least what was supposed to be our travel day was now our first full day. It started out very early, as our alarms were set for 7 am so DH and I could get dressed and pack up all of our toiletries and dirty clothes from the night before. I got DS up at 7:15 to start getting him ready while DH started bringing the suitcases down to the car so we could get ready to check out. We would be homeless that day, since we were checking out of Wyndham Cypress Palms and couldn't check in at Wyndham Bonnet Creek until after 4 pm!

We were checked out and in the car at 7:45 am. First stop, breakfast! Luckily there is one of these right behind the resort, so we stopped for food and some milk for DS.


Unfortunately, since I was trying to make sure DS ate well in the backseat without making a huge mess, I forgot to take a picture of the doughnuts before we started eating them! Haha But we got 4 regular glazed, one chocolate covered with sprinkles and one sugar doughnut, and they were every bit as delicious as I remembered.

Second stop, TTC! We were heading to Magic Kingdom that day, and hoping to make it in time for rope drop. So far, we were actually a little ahead of schedule which is nothing short of a miracle when traveling with a toddler. We parked and started following the signs to the monorail station!


We got right onto the Express Monorail and we were on our way to MK!




DS, quit being silly!


Much better


As we zipped around, I just took in all of the views I had missed for a little less than a year. I couldn't believe we were really here!






In no time, we were being let off at the Magic Kingdom and I was practically bouncing as we headed down the ramp towards the gates! I took this picture, although I was a little disappointed we were not going to the event and this was another little reminder of that.


We had a little while to wait before the park would open, so we took the opportunity to take some pictures. This year, DS has been obsessed with pumpkins so that's where we went first.







Someone got a little tired of waiting and needed some entertainment while we were waiting...


Lucky for him I had packed it in my backpack that day because I didn't want to leave it in the car all day. Not lucky for me, as between carrying all of the crap we needed for DS plus the iPad and my Nook, that backpack was HEAVY!

Another distraction...the switching hats with Daddy game!






And then...look, someone is up on the train station platform! Here we go, it's time for some magic!


UP NEXT: Our Magic Kingdom morning!
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JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge TR | SEPTEMBER 2014 // ABD DIS Exclusive Viva Italia & Disneyland Paris Show No Fear! DIS Exclusive Viva Italia + DLP Sept 2014 | MARCH 2015 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove | OCTOBER 2015 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal | FEBRUARY 2016 // ??
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