Good morning scare students!! I wont lie, as excited as I was to hear a Monsters U wake up call, I will forever and ALWAYS miss Stitch screaming to wake me up in the morning! Although, it wasnt quite time for that alarm to go off yet! I somehow managed to be up and raring to go even earlier than I had planned on I blame the pixie dust thats pumped through the hotel vents I swear Lol! I took a little excursion down to the food court to grab a coffee with my lovely new mug, and came across the finding that it was actually still DARK outside! (PS, with the introduction of the rapid fill mugs that Disney has rolled out, I noticed that the mugs came in green, orange and a light purple this year, the teal black and pink ones are gone, which is a nice bonus to someone who has a million mugs at home! Breakfast cost break down will be brief, since it was just me. I had picked up a couple of kids Uncrustables meals the night before, apples, grapes, and my favorite snacks made the perfect breakfasts! Kids PB & J: $ 5.29 each ($10.60 total for two days of breakfasts) I swear Im not on crack, Disneys just the only place I can actually be up and functioning that early and be the first person ready to go! After grabbing a coffee and checking out the creepy gators near the pool, I headed back to the room to start to get ready, and mow down on some Uncrustables, because, lets be serious, what would a Disney trip with Katt be without them?! Eventually the alarm did go off, and Mom and Anne started to get ready, and somehow ended up being ready to go before I was! Seriously impressed, but I blame the fact that I somehow forgot how to French braid my bangs that morning. See, my first Disneybound of the trip was Rapunzel! Braid intact, we made it down to the bus stop for a bright and early 7:15!! Clearly, it was a morning for some Extra Magic Hours, and we were diving head on into that magical water! The bus ride was nice and quick and I seriously noted how much closer POFQ was to the MK area than say, AKL/Pop was, best day ever!! We skipped our way from the bus stops over to the entrance, through the bag check, and then it happened, I pulled out my KTTWK, Mom grabbed hers, and Anne turned to me and asked am I supposed to have that? I didnt even think about it, I dont think I brought it Yup rookie mistake on my behalf, didnt do the does everyone have everything check, bahaha, clearly I was just to excited! We went up to the ticket booth to sort things out, and when the cast member was verifying it, she asked is the ticket needing replacing Katts and I thought she was just confirming that the reservation was under my name, so I said yes. #rookiemistakenumbertwo. We just gotta remember, Im the queen of DERP over here. Thinking everything was solved, we headed over to the park entrance, Mom and Anne got through no problem, and then mine flashed red .cast member said it was deactivated Whoops. SO, we headed BACK to the ticket counter, and I reissued Annes ticket. Now, Anne had a key card with my name on it, but her fingerprint attached, and once Id gotten into the parks, I had a key card with her name, but my fingerprint. The cast member at the desk said that a CM at the entrance could switch it for us, and I figured why bother and seriously, after all that mess I was just ready to get some rope drop on! Would it come back to haunt me? Lets find out On one of our trips through the turnstiles a cast member noted Annes birthday button, wished her a Happy Birthday, and then actually pulled out some Mickey confetti and we all sang happy birthday to her while she pixie dusted Anne! A WONDERFUL early morning experience for us all, and guess what, you can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njUif6TVlho I also had had Mom print out a bunch of Thank you type cards for CMs when magical moments happen and I definitely passed one on to the awesome woman who made Annes morning! Selfie time! I was super pumped to be getting into the Magic Kingdom, it had been so long and I was in need of a serious dose of pixie dust!! That pixie dust of course, would be started off with a lovely opening involving the Mayor of Main Street and some lovely performers! And of course theyre joined by one absolutely insanely lucky family! UGH! I really do love that Disney does things like this, and this is just another reason that a Disney trip isnt just a theme park or regular vacation its a time where YOU can be picked to OPEN THE PARK!! Or ride in a parade, or any of these magical moments! Its insanely incredible and I thank them every day for making the decision to do those kind of things! Snow White was definitely looking like the fairest in the land today! So pretty!! Rope drop was as magical as ever and everyone enjoyed it as we headed around the corner and officially into the park! Yaaaayyy! There are seriously few things better than walking down Main Street for the first time of a trip, especially with a first timer! We of course did stop for some lovely photos along the way too! I will never get enough photos of that castle . We stopped briefly to take in the Partners Statue as well, and as I was taking a close up of the plaque, Mom told me to turn around, I mean, if it was one of my favorite things, I should probably have a picture with it, right?! Since one of the other absolute best things you can do in Disney World is walk right through the castle, that was of course the direction we were going. It also helped that in EMH only Tomorrowland and Fantasyland are open, and Space Mtn was down, we knew where we were going first! *sigh* Like I said, so amazing! I also of course, took the moment to stop right at the castle arch and look down Main Street and Mom made some comment about how she half expected me to jump the rope and just start dancing on the castle stage bahaha Yeah, dont want to get kicked out of the parks that early! Dream clouds floating in my head we made our way around the corner and into Fantasyland where we made our first stop of the morning! As always it was super adorable, and since it was early morning, it was pretty much a straight walk on, yayayyaayaya! Theres so many people out there who are all I dont understand it, I dont like the dark rides, theyre for kids kinda thing, when I dont know why, but theyre the ones that leave a smile on my face the longest. Peter Pans Flight is such a classic, of such an awesome story/movie, with some incredible characters that despite the fact that Ill only ride it once a trip, and cant photograph it for the LIFE of me, its still a favorite of mine. It was a very blustery day for our next stop, and I tried so HARD to get a picture of Mr Toad handing over the deed to Owl, but lets be serious, my skills arent that good, but I did see it! Us grown up kids did spend some time playing around in the queue as well, its always a blast in the 100 Acre Wood! Anne even commented that she really liked that one, it reminded her of reading the stories to her kids! See, Annes grand kids are around my age, if not a bit older, so its obvious that her Disney knowledge wasnt that great, and throughout the trip, she obviously found a bunch of movies shed have to go and watch after getting home! We climbed on out of our Hunny Pots and with no want to spin ourselves into a Mad frenzy, headed into the region of New Fantasyland!