Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 1- Let the Magic Begin

Our plan for the morning was to wake up and get ready while my mom and dad got us checked into the hotel and got our “keys to the world”. After that we were going to drive over to the Wilderness Lodge and take the boat to the Magic Kingdom since we were eating dinner at Whispering Canyon that night.

Here is what really happened.

I get a frantic call about 30 minutes after I get up.
My mom: “They are out of tree houses, what should I do?”
Me: “What do you mean they are out of tree houses, we have had this booked for over a year!?”
My mom: “I don’t know, they overbooked them.”
Yes, it was a great call to start off the vacation. So my mom and dad ended up getting our keys without an assigned room and the hotel was going to try and work it out during the day while we were at the park 

Needless to say we were a little upset but we decided not to let it get us down and have a great day at the park. We took the boat from Fort Wilderness over to the Magic Kingdom; it’s one of my mom’s favorite things to do.

All the adults had matching shirts. They were Christmas trees made from the girls handprints with Mickey ornaments with everyone’s name and on the back was a top ten list as to why we were wearing the shirt. Number 1 reason was “It makes mom happy.” Both girls matched as well.

As we entered the park we were approached by a Disney photographer and two employees carrying clipboards asked if they could take our pictures during the opening of the park for promotional purposes  We would be able to get the photos later, for free, but we needed to sign a release. HOW COOL!!!!

After the opening song and dance we stopped to take a few pictures in front of the castle and then we were onto the rides!!!!

One of Lucy’s favorites was Dumbo, she learned to say it and always made the elephant sound when she saw the ride.

It’s a Small World and Winnie the Pooh were some of the favorites.

We had lunch at the Crystal Palace. Lucy LOVED the characters! Tigger was her favorite. She tried to chase him across the restaurant at one point. For some reason she kept trying to touch the characters hineys, I am not sure what the deal was with that, especially Piglet (just writing that for future memory). In fact, she actually ran to the next table to touch his hiney a second time (future black mail material).  The whole room key mess-up came into play when my dad went to pay for lunch with our meal plan. Our key did not work!!!! Fortunately, the manager stepped in and worked it out.

That night we ate at the Whispering Canyon and celebrated my brother Brian’s 30th Birthday. It was really great food with a cute theme. However, yet again when I went to pay our keys were invalid and they would not take our meal plan!!!! What the heck, urrggg. The manager overrode it yet again.

When we got to the hotel their solution was, they had “upgraded” us to a grand villa. Still 3 bedrooms but 4 bathrooms instead of 2 and no bunk beds (everyone would have their own bed with no blowups mattresses). We were disappointed because we had looked forward and planned for the tree houses but in the end it worked out very well. So we all headed up to the villa and guess what, our keys did not work!!!!!! We called the front desk, no one ever showed up. Eventually we got into the room, but the key fiasco would rear its ugly head all week.

 We decorated the room with a Christmas Tree and stockings and went to bed. It was a long day!


Mommy to Two Pretty Girls said...

I'm loving the updates! Cant wait to read the whole story :)

Ashley said...

LOVE it! I love how yall all wore matching shirts too! Was Lucy able to ride most rides? Im kinda worried Hannah wont get to do things like haunted mansion, spaceship earth, great movie ride etc...

Sarah said...

Lucy did all the rides without a height requirement. I think she was too young to get that they were scary :) I hope when we go again she won't be afraid. Evelyn likes scary stuff so she was okay on everything to. The shirts were fun; we almost gave up on them a couple of times!

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