My First Disney Trip! **COMPLETE 9/1**
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Who's going?: Me , B .--single mother to 5 great kids and my first ever trip to Disney.
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PRE-TRIP REPORT: Who's going?: Me, B.--single mother to 5 great kids and my first ever trip to Disney. S1, Wesley or BigW. -- 10yrs old, will be 11 in June and a very responsible older brother. S2,Dillon -- 9yrs old, I'm hoping he will maintain enough courage to ride the big rides. DD, Madilyn -- 7yrs old, the only girl with 4 brothers. she is very prissy and far from a
tom boy. She is also quite the acrobat and dare devil. She is 471/2 in and were hoping
for a mini growth spurt between now and the trip so that she can ride Primevil and RRC! Where are we staying?: Pop Century When?: June 3rd - June 10th Honorable Mention: My two "babies" will be staying with grandparents during our trip. Austin is 5 and Winston (Baby W) turned 2 last week. This is a big kids trip with no strollers or
diaper changing. I'm trying not to feel guilty about it and I know we will return in
a few years with the whole family. This will be the longest I've ever been away
from any of my kids, so hopefully I will be having to much fun to miss them. What else do you need to know?: In addition to it being all of our first time to WDW, this is also a
surprise trip! The kids have NO idea their going. I plan to tell
them when I wake them up that morning for the trip. They will
literally be bouncing off the walls! Up Next: **I originally was not going to start the pre trip report till a few days before departure.
The reason I changed my mind, is I would like to give you all my niddy griddy details
so that you can give me input since I've never been before. The next post will contain
more details and you guys will see just how crazy I am (a little TOO detailed especially
for a first timer) Thanks for reading.......................
I hope you and your family have a magical time at the world
Heather - "I'm Tinkerbell's biggest fan!"
WDW - August 1997 Off Property
WDW - January 2005 AKL
WDW - May 2006 Pop Century
WDW- november-dec 2007 pop century
WDW- dec/jan 2009/2010 pop century
WDW- oct/nov 2012 art of animation
WDW- sept 2013 port Orleans riverside
Pre-Trip Report: Continued......... Once you read over the plans, please let me know if there is
something that might not work. I've gathered a lot of information,
but nothing takes the place of experience. Thanks in advance. Day 1 (arrival day): We will have to wake up crazy early to drop the babies off
with grandma so that we can be at the airport a good two
hours early. We need to leave by 5:30am, yikes! When
I wake the kids up around 5am I will tell them about the
trip, I plan to have everything packed and the van
loaded the night before.
Our flight is scheduled for 9:30 am with delta. We should
arrive in Orlando at 10:55 am. And we will be using
Magical Express. I hope to be checking into Pop around
noon. I hope the rooms ready for convenience but its
not too big of a deal since we plan to head to a park. I
plan to eat a somewhat light lunch at pop since we have
an early dinner this day.
Once checking in and getting a quick bite to eat. (and
getting refillable mugs) we will head to animal kingdom.
I hope to be there around 2pm. I would like to get in
atleast 1 ride and get a fast pass for something before
our 4pm ADR at Rain Forest Cafe. After dinner , I plan
to restart our AK touring. AK closes at 8pm this night
and I hope to get some rides in. Specifically, the
kilimanjaro safari, expedition everest, and kali rapids.
If I can get these three rides in that first day , I will
be satisfied. I figure by the time we get back to the
hotel and take showers I hope to all be in bed by
10pm. Day 2 (Magic Kingdom): Our first full day in the parks. I am taking poptarts and
such to eat in the hotel each morning for breakfast to
save time and money. I plan to get a mickey call for
7am. Dress, eat breakfast, and leave the room about
7:30am. I plan to stop by the food court to fill our
mugs and head to the buses so that we can make
it to MK before the 9am rope drop. I plan to start off
in tomorrowland. Making a bee line for space
mountain. After that: indy cars, astro orbiter,
buzz light year, comedy club, and stiches escape.
I hope to eat lunch by 11am at Cosmic Rays. Then I plan to head towards Adventureland making
a brief stop to get a Thunder Mtn FP. Then: Aladdin
carpet ride, Pirates of the Caribean (this will be a
priority, since it closes next day), and Jungle Cruise.
I hope to get that done before our 1:30 ADR at Cinderella's Royal Table. I plan to eat lightly at
Cosmic Ray's but I know my kids won't be able
to hold out till 1:30 for lunch. 1:30 was not the
best time but I had to eat in that castle and my
DD will love it! I figure we will be out about 2:30
and head to Fantasy Land. I want to go for
Cinderella's carousel, philhar magic, peter pan,
and small world. This will be during a parade
time, so I am hoping the lines will be shorter.
Then I plan to catch Country Bear Jamboree if
the time is right before making our way to
Thunder Mtn and Splash Mtn. The park closes
at 7pm for PPP party and we will not attend. I
would like to but decided it simply was not
ideal for this trip. I'm guessing the kids will
be good and hungry again by this time, so we
will probably have a late dinner at pop food court.
I hope to be back at the hotel, showered, and in
bed by 9pm. NEXT: ** I will post the rest of the days itenerary.
In the mean time tell me if you think this
plan is realistic. Thanks.