Side Note: I am a picture person, a photo enthusiast...call it a passion if you will. I am not great with the writing end of things so I will most likely be taking you thru this trip report via my photos.
After a nice long rest, we woke Sydney up by telling her that Mickey was waiting for her to eat breakfast so she better hurry and get dressed! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] She was so excited that she jumped out of bed and said “Mommy, get my clothes!” So we grabbed our luggage and dropped it off at Bell Services since we would be checking into the Beach Club later that day. A bus pulled up for Magic Kingdom and we were off to the Contemporary for breakfast at Chef Mickey’s!
Once we arrived at MK we decided to walk over to the Contemporary since it was a beautiful morning and our ADR was not for another 30 minutes. On our way we ran into a "friend" of Sydney’s and spent some time with him:
This little bugger almost made us late! Sydney decided this was her long lost friend Thumper and insisted on watching him in the grass for 15 minutes! Like I said, we were almost late. Once we arrived, we checked in at the podium and we were sat within 5 minutes or so. I love Chef Mickey’s for dinner but had never been there for breakfast so this was a first for us. It was very good but I think I still prefer dinner. Here are some pics:
We then grabbed the bus over to Animal Kingdom. Funny thing is that we never plan on actually going to AK until Sydney starts asking about the “animal truck” and saving the baby elephant. We always feel guilty and ended up scheduling a few hours to take her to AK. After all, she is the boss! The parks had already started decorating for Christmas which made me very happy since I am a big fan of the holiday season. Sydney at the Animal Kingdom:
We all saw Tarzan Rocks for the first time and Sydney was a big fan (especially of the roller bladers) - the rest of the show was "jaw dropping" for her! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
After only a few hours at AK, we decided to head back to the resort and do some swimming. We headed to the BC and lucky for us, our room was ready and our bags were already there! My DH was very excited about checking in here at the BC because he has always wanted to stay there. I was excited because I knew Sydney would LOVE [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/love.gif[/img] the pool. We had a great room right on the first floor and were given a truly awesome surprise – Concierge Access!! As we walk away from the desk, my DH looks at me and said “Did I hear her right? We have concierge access?” and I just smirked at him. What a nice surprise!!
Sydney in the Concierge Lounge with her new friends (Chip & Dale)
DH is the Lounge - could he smile bigger?? [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif[/img]
After a few hours at the resort and pool, we grabbed a bus over to AK again because we decided to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants – BOMA! Sydney was excited too b/c this meant more animal viewing at the resort and I was excited b/c this meant zebra domes for me!!
Much to our surprise dinner was a disappointment this time. We have eaten at Boma about 8 or 9 times and it has never been anything but spectacular. I guess everyone is entitled to a bad night BUT the zebra domes were just as fantastic as always!! However while we were at AKL, Sydney made her first purchas of the trip in the AKL gift shop. We started a tradition last trip that we buy her Disney Dollars and she is allowed to buy one thing per day. This is such a treat for her and she looks forward to it so much. It has even made her more picky about what she wants when we are in the shops. Funny part is that she makes us stand off to the side b/c she wants to pay like a big girl.
Here is her big purchase:
Day 2 is done and tomorrow is another day. We are off to the resort to get some rest!