First Day at the Magic Kingdom
Also be prepared to give your kids some time to get adjusted when they first experience the park. There will be hundreds of people in a relatively small area in a new place and that can be very overwhelming! We wanted to take some pictures of the castle and the kids right away, but things were just too stimulating for them. They needed time to take it all in and know that the crowds would not swallow them up!
Be aware that Cast Members (Disney Employees) will move your stroller to a better area. You may have to search for it! A balloon on the handle helps you spot it quickly.
For lunch I had made reservations at the Crystal Palace. It was great to sit down in air conditioning to eat! It was a buffet and the food was superb! They had food geared more for adults and food geared more for children. We made quite a few trips to the buffet line! Another great thing about this dining experience and the reason I made reservations here is that Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger all were there! They take time to visit everyone's tables, take pictures, sign autographs, and clown around! The kids LOVED it and so did the adults to be honest!! We avoided long lines and got more time with the characters! They even had a parade with the characters the kids could participate in! This was a highlight of our day!
After lunch we ventured into Adventureland. We waited in line for the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. The kids liked watching the camels spit while we waited. I gave the kids each a sucker while we waited in line and that helped pass the time. You can make the ride go up and down and the kids really liked that aspect of it!
Our final ride was the Pirates of the Caribbean. Jackson liked the pirates and my mom really liked trying to spot Johnny Depp! No one got scared and everyone was happy to sit and enjoy the show!
So we arrived at 9:30 and left around 3:15. The day went by quickly! Back at the hotel we enjoyed time in the pool and dinner in our room! (we went grocery shopping the day we arrived because we had a kitchen in our room)
|Crammed on the Tram!|
|Jackson in front of the Castle|
|The family with Buzz Lightyear!|
|Super Yummy Food at the Crystal Palace!|
|Pooh joined us for lunch!|
|Waiting in line for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride|