Nov 042013
 
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If you’ve been anywhere near here the last couple of weeks, you already know that my family and I went to Disney World last month. We did SO much while we were down there and I am slowly getting around to posting about it all. Like I said in a few previous posts, we always go to Downtown Disney on the day we arrive in Orlando because it’s already half way through the day and frankly, we’re too tired to go to the parks that first day. As awesome as they are, the parks can be overwhelming and to try to squeeze one in on the first day just doesn’t make sense to me. Especially since we’re all usually tired from our early morning flight and just traveling in general. So, we wait until our second day to hit the parks.

The Magic Kingdom is ALWAYS our first park and after I take about 4,000 pictures in front of the castle, Pirates of the Caribbean is ALWAYS our first ride of the day.

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My little guy flaked this year, though, so it was just myself and my nine year old hanging out with Jack Sparrow this time around. Since we were at the park as soon as it opened, he and I were done with the ride in about ten minutes. Then we were off to my favorite ride in all of Disney World: The Haunted Mansion.

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Flash photography isn’t allowed on the ride, but I did try to get a picture (sans flash) of the hidden mickey in the place setting on the table. Do you see it?

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I know, it’s a tough one because of the bad lighting. It’s the last place setting on the left.

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After that, we were off to It’s A Small World. I could do without this one, but my six year old LOVES that ride. LOVES!

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Next up was the first of several PeopleMover rides that day. I actually don’t mind the PeopleMover, though. It’s a nice break. In case you’re wondering, the PeopleMover is a 10-minute tour of the Tomorrowland section of the Magic Kingdom aboard a mass transit system. My boys LOVE this ride as well and like I said – it gives our poor feet a break!

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We did SO much more at the Magic Kingdom that day, but I am going to save the rest for tomorrow, so be sure to pop back to see the rest of my pictures.

PS – do you like our Halloween shirts?


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  54 Responses to “Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Day One”

  1. My favorite park. Love the shirts

  2. I love that you guys set out to the park with a plan and yes, I love your tshirts! They rock!

  3. I didn’t know Mickey had a setting at the table. Cool!! And you have a shirt too, ha! Love that!

  4. I love the haunted mansion too 🙂 The only good thing about the it’s a small world ride is that it is nice and cool in the middle of the summer, other than that it can be a little annoying!! The shirts your boys have on are awesome!

  5. Love the Halloween shirts and seriously looked like a great first day here was had!

  6. Love the Halloween shirts! This brings back great memories.

  7. When you are in a huge place like Disney and have to walk for miles, the people mover would be a great treat to ride. I like the shirts too!

  8. Love the shirts. I love seeing people’s trip photos, although it makes me miss it even more.

  9. I love your shirts!!!!
    Did you get aDole Whip? Only the best stuff everrrrrr

  10. LOVE your Halloween shirts! That was our strategy too when we arrived, to hit the Pirates of the Caribbean ride when the park opened. We loved that and the Haunted Mansion. Great pics! 🙂

  11. How fun. I wonder why they won’t allow flash on a ride? It’s cool that your shirts are Hallween themed.

  12. Haha you all had shirts with your names on them- that’s awesome! I keep hearing that Magic Kingdom is, by far, the best park. Love all the pics 🙂

  13. Love love the shirts. See it would be a waste for me to even go cause this girl doesn’t do rides and neither do my older boys.. Gene and Devin, that’s it. So I could walk around, or do the people mover lol.

  14. Looks full of fun, shirts are really cool..

  15. I ADORE your shirts, so cute. Like I’ve said before, one day I’ll get the excitement of Disney but for now I enjoy all of your photos!

  16. I’m totally loving your shirts! Too cute. I think it’s a great idea to wait until the 2nd day to visit the parks. You need to get plenty of rest before such a big day!

  17. I think I would rather jam a fork in my ear than listen to that aweful It’s A Small World song over and over again. Seriously, I think that’s the worst ride ever lol. I do love those shirts! And the people mover. It seemed that was the most sought out ride when we went. We had old folk cutting in front of us to hop aboard!

  18. Love the t’shirt!! I am getting my popcorn now, can’t wait for the day two post 😀

  19. I do love your Halloween shirts! Of course I love Micky and Minnie too! You guys look like you are really enjoying yourselves.

  20. That looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to be able to take my girls. Hopefully they will be old enough soon! I’ve only been once and I want to go again! Can’t wait to see more of your trip!

  21. I am loving the shirts! So cute!! I am loving your trip as well! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post!

  22. I do like your Halloween shirts! This is such an amazing trip. I would love to take my grandkids one day.

  23. I love seeing the differences between Disney World & Disneyland (as I’ve never been to World yet, but planning to!). I love the matching Halloween shirts 😀

  24. I like the People Mover for the same reason you do. It’s a break from being on our feet!

  25. Love the halloween shirts, your family looks like they always have a blast! 😀

  26. Love the shirts 🙂 i am trying to get hubby to take us here the little ones have been begging thanks for sharing all your posts least i have some idea of what to expect 🙂

  27. Magic Kingdom is usually the first park most people go to their very first day. I think its the best as well. You got some great shots, even with the no flash photography there were people still using flash. I am loving the shirts!

  28. I love Disney World. We live only 2 hours away and get the annual passes. Not staying the night there and being FL residents makes it very affordable. My wife and I try to go about once a month. Looks like you guys had a blast and the shirts are pretty cool.

  29. This is making me want to to back. My kids flaked on the Haunted Mansion when we went yrs ago, they don’t like any haunted stuff I had to go on that one by myself.

    Fun pictures & t-shirts 🙂

  30. Those shirts are adorable — love them! I remember going on the It’s a small world ride when I was a kid and I loved it too 🙂

  31. WOW! So much fun! I have never been to the magic kingdom but I would love to one day!

  32. Super liked the shirt, so cute! What a great place for a family to enjoy!

  33. I love your shirts I so want one for myself 🙂 I was at Dosney for Halloween years ago it was fantastic xx

  34. I do like your Halloween shirts. And I could do without It’s a Small World too, but the kids like it.

  35. I tried really hard to see the hidden mickey but couldnt 🙁 Looks like you had a great day though

  36. Looks like everyone is having a great time. The last time we went to Magic Kingdom, we had to leave after an hour because our youngest could not handle the crowd. We are going to try again soon and I can not wait.

  37. Its so cute seeing your photis! Everyone is having a brilliant time xx

  38. I’m loving the shirts 🙂

  39. It sounds like you had such a great time. It has been a very long time since we have been to Disney World, you make me want to pack up and go again!

  40. Please take me with you the next time you go!

  41. Ahh I love you both got tshirts too!!!

    I so have to get one!

  42. I miss Disney World. Hope to go this summer!

  43. I love the shirts! What a fun day!

  44. I can’t wait to plan an “ultimate” Disney vacation – it is such a great place!

  45. Love the shirts! It looks like you guys had a great time!!

  46. My kids are dying to go visit! They love it’s a small world also and it is just fun to watch them get so excited!

  47. I haven’t been to disney but i think i’d do the people mover as well 🙂

  48. Looks like you and your family had a great time at Magic Kingdom…BTW…I love your T-Shirts..

  49. I love your shirts.

  50. Ohhh I wish I could have snuck in your luggage, looks like a fab time!!

  51. Super cute shirts! It looks like you all had a great time.

  52. Those shirts are so adorable! 🙂

  53. I loved Pirates of the Carribean! My favorite ride!

  54. I have a little 4 year old pirate. I lost track of the number of times we had to ride the Pirates of the Caribbean. LOL.