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Old 01-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #46
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Im going to cry!

My parents could not believe I was making them get up at 6AM! "But, rope drop!!!!" I whined! LOL Then, as I was falling asleep, I realized the park opened at 9am and not 8am...they could sleep another hour! LOL Of course they were asleep and didn't get the message until they were already up in the morning. Oops!!!

Did I mention our hotel had a free hot breakfast buffet every morning? This turned out to be perfect for us! It was open from 7-9:30am and had a variety of hot and cold foods every morning. Just like the hotel room, it wasnt anything extravagant, but it saved us at least $20 every day on eating breakfast out!





We went through our pins we had bought on Ebay. My mom, DD, and I all took turns picking one for our collection. Olivia really enjoyed this!

These are the pins I started out with!


After we were finished, we headed out! What park were we going to for our first day????

Magic Kingdom, of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pulling onto WDW property


And into Magic Kingdom!


We parked in Simba 11, just a few spots up from the tram stop! We parked and made sure we had all our necessities.

Diaper bag...check!
Autograph book...check!
Pins...check!
Tickets...check!
Snacks and drinks...check!

We loaded the stroller up and went to wait for the tram. I don't remember it waiting too long before we piled in!



When we got to the TTC, we unloaded the tram and went back and forth for a few minutes about whether to take the monorail or a ferry. We decided on the monorail and started up the hill. I thought it was so rude that people were pushing their huge double strollers right into the monorail! We got the kids out and folded up our stroller to make as much room as possible. (We learned the error of our ways when we saw that EVERYBODY just pushed their kids onto the monorail. So, we ended up doing the same. It really was a huge headache to get the kids and all our bags out and fold it up each time. lol)



Yay, we're here!!










We ended up missing rope drop, after all. We got there at about 9:15. Oh well, I was just happy to be there at all!!

I had prepared myself so much for this trip, but what I was NOT prepared for was what I encountered walking into Magic Kingdom! "There's Snow White!" "There's Marie, the cat!" "Look at the horse!" I was pulled in so many directions at once!! It was so overwhelming! First things first, though. We needed to get Olivia's birthday button!

On our way, we saw a photopass photographer. We had bought into a PP share, so we needed to get a PP card. We asked him if he would take our picture. "Sure!" he said, so we went and sat down on the bench decorated for Christmas and waited for him to snap a pic. And waited....and waited...ummmm "Is he going to take our pic?" LOL The guy was just standing there with his back to us, looking out into the crowd. "I guess not." At that, he turned around and said "Do you want your picture?" I said "Ummmm yes!" lol He said "Well, you didn't ask!" OMG lol Oookayyyyy so we finally did get our first PP pictures! (And I don't even have our PP cd yet to show them to you.)

So, we got DD's birthday button and continued taking some pictures in the midst of all the madness of Main Street!







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And then, I turned the corner, and there was Cinderella Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!! And cue the waterworks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #47
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Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle is seriously the most beautiful sight!!! Be prepared for a million pictures of it!



We thought we would get in line for Snow White. The line seemed short enough. So we walked toward City Hall.



We got in line and was told we would start the 10:00 line. It was just after 9:30 and I didn't want to spend my first hour in MK waiting in line. So, we decided to move on. My dad had disappeared, so my mom told us to go on. They would catch up with us! Apparently, they had some fun without us! lol



















We continued down Main Street.



























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Old 01-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #48
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More Castle Pics

















We made our way around the castle toward Fantasyland!





We came upon Mad Tea Party! We were SO excited!!!! DH told me to go on with DD and he would park the stroller. Off we ran!!!!!









Then, DH and DS joined us for a 2nd turn!





Up Next: Storybook Circus

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #49
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Ha ha when my posts don't make any sense it means I am on the ipad! I hate typing on the ipad. That was supposed to say the line is odd at Beaches and cream
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #50
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Oh you are spoiling me at work!!! Love your DD Sass your family is beautiful! Can't wait to read more and more, the pictures are making me drool
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #51
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We had a very similar pp experience lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #52
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Oh you are spoiling me at work!!! Love your DD Sass your family is beautiful! Can't wait to read more and more, the pictures are making me drool
Awww thank you!! There is A LOT more to post, too!! LOL
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We had a very similar pp experience lol
LOL It was the strangest thing!!
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Storybook Circus

When I left off, we had just ridden the teacups twice in a row. Well, that may have been a little too much fun! LOL DH and I were a tad bit dizzy. But, it was time to go to the circus!!!

We took off for Storybook Circus. Meanwhile, my parents were still having fun by themselves!!



What's on his head?! LOL


A nice passerby must have asked if they both wanted in the picture!


We got our "tickets" and walked through the play area. There was NOBODY in line and the CM asked if we wanted to play or ride. RIDE, BABY, RIDE!!!! My parents showed up at Dumbo just in time for us to take flight!






Notice how DH is looking back in this picture?


It's cause I was snapping this picture! LOL








When we were done with Dumbo, we found out where my parents had disappeared to!!



The Chapeau!!

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We walked over to the Big Top to check out the goods!




Don't drool too much!




Side Note: This 25 picture per post rule is going to make this TR about a MILLION chapters long! LOL

Up Next: We rocket with Goofy!


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Rocket with Goofy!

DD had a mini melt down in the shop because she wanted a Minnie doll. I knew my mom had already bought her one from Disney's website, it just hadn't arrived yet, so I tried my best to talk her out of it. I eventually just had to tell her "No!" We walked outside and my dad had bought me a Mickey pin! I mentioned I wanted to look for the "nerd" line of pins. I'm not sure what the actual title is, but it's the ones where the Fab Five are all wearing glasses. It is so cute!

We handed off the baby to my parents for a few minutes. DH, DD, and I headed to The Barnstormer! I had heard this was the best coaster for DD's first "thrill" ride.





This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!


Okay, well maybe this is!




I just love Disney's theming!

Here we go! Would DD love it or hate it?!


DH telling me to take a picture. Seriously?! DO YOU NOT KNOW ME YET?! My camera was on BLAST, baby!!! Rapid picture taking mode!!






SHE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was giggling the entire time! hahaha This is such the cutest little roller coaster. I wish we would have had time to ride it again this trip, but we didn't ever make it back to Storybook Circus. There was just so much to do in one week!!

Up Next: New Fantasyland!!

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New Fantasyland

This area was on my top 3 list of things to see in the entire Walt Disney World Resort!! I was SUPER excited and I knew DD would love it!!!!

Just beautiful!!




This is my favorite picture of the entire trip! My mom captured it!


We stopped at the restrooms to go potty, change the baby, and a photo shoot, of course!







We wanted to ride Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid Ride, but it was temporarily closed. So, we did the next best thing....the meet and greet!




This line was long! It was about 45 minutes. We left DS, who was napping in the stroller, with my dad.

So, how do we pass the time? More pictures!


DH is too cool for school.








We were all so impressed with this Meet & Greet! I loved how they stop you before entering the room, so that when you turn the corner, BAM! There is Ariel!! And you have the entire room to yourself! We didn't feel rushed or anything!!











Ariel saw DD's Birthday Button and asked her if she was having seaweed cake and ice cream! lol

DH fell in love with Ariel. He kept saying "Wow, she's so beautiful!"





Creepy stalker picture! I look like I'm photobombing them! But hey, you don't meet a mermaid and NOT get your picture with her!


After meeting Ariel, guess who was awake?!



Up Next: The Little Mermaid ride was working again!!!

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So cute!

First picture I've seen of Ariel meet and greet! I love that it is her fin attire since you can Seeger in her dress elsewhere.
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So cute!

First picture I've seen of Ariel meet and greet! I love that it is her fin attire since you can Seeger in her dress elsewhere.
Agreed! This is such a beautiful M&G area!
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Under The Sea

When I left off, we had just met Ariel in her fin at the new Meet & Greet! We scurried on over to see if Ariel's ride was back up and working. It was! My dad decided to join us for this one since the wait wasn't too long (about 15 mins, I think) and Carter had woken up from his nap.



I agree with everyone about this ride queue! It is amazing!!











Carter is up to his usual antics.




Scuttle was there to greet us.


We got in our clamshell and.......the ride stopped! We were assured it wouldn't take long and to stay seated. So we waited...and waited...and waited. It probably wasn't as long as it felt, though.

Finally, we were off!






























This ride was awesome! So many bright colors and so much to look at! I could ride 10 times and still not see all the details! Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!

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An Unexpected M&G and the Poly

It was getting close to our 1:10 ADR for lunch at Kona. I knew we had to leave the park and hit the monorail or ferry boats to The Polynesian, so I wanted to leave in plenty of time. It was nearing 12:00, so we had better be off.










We left Fantasyland and were rounding the castle, when we saw the Fairy Godmother! She must have just gotten there because there were only 2 families in line! We couldn't pass this up!





She was so lovely!




We must have stopped to take pictures of the Partners statue, too. It is one of my favorite things in Magic Kingdom!







We decided to take the ferryboat over to the Polynesian! It was a beautiful ride!!

Of course, Carter wanted to throw his paci...and then cry for it...and throw it again. lol Here is me attempting to entertain him!










We wound our way up to Kona, which was pretty easy to find. Once we checked in, it wasn't a long wait.

DH and DD relaxed in the lobby, waiting for our ADR.












UP NEXT: Finally, the FOOD!!!

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