Sunday, January 28, 2018

Disney Jan 2018 ~ Magic Kingdom Day 1

This picture from our first morning captures our trip perfectly!!
Hannah and I switched up our touring plans this year and is worked really well as the crowds were higher than what they normally face when we visit in September.  We decided to ‘rope drop’ (arrive in time to be inside the parks when they open) and it made a huge difference!  I can see this being a touring style that works well for us in the future too as we’re both excited to get up early at Disney.
The first morning we had an 8:00 reservation at Be Our Guest.  This reservation allowed us to enter the park early and ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train before the crowds hit.  Perfect!  SDMT is the ride where Disney captured the picture above.  After that I’ll say we had a ton of fun and didn’t stop to capture many pictures.  Dumbo:
it’s a small world:
Hannah was chosen as one of the names to be displayed at the end of the ride.  It’s something we knew was there but the first time we experienced it.
Mmmm afternoon snack Dole Whip.
While we were listening to the Casey’s Corner Pianist he offered Hannah the opportunity to help him play.  Sweet time for Hannah!

We had a reservation at 1900 Park Fare for supper with Cinderella, Prince Charming and friends.
Lady Tremaine
Hannah took a Character Dictionary with her for autographs this year.  Lady Tremaine felt her information was inaccurate in the book so made some 'adjustments’ so that it read better.  LOL!!

and Drizella
felt their information was inaccurate too so they also made some adjustments too. SmileIMG_5896
After dinner we stopped in the Grand Floridian for some pics courtesy of a Disney Photographer.  This resort is amazing!!
I wanted to see the Magic Kingdom’s new firework show called, ‘Happily Every After’ so we took the monorail back to the MK.  It was drizzling out but I had confidence it would improve so we headed back into the park and staked out our site for the fireworks.
Let’s just say Hannah was totally the smart one in this situation and her requests to leave and see the fireworks another night was the right decision.  Too bad I hadn’t listened to her earlier!  D’oh!!
We still laughed and memories were built even though we should have called it a night at this point
and I would have saved myself a 1 hour date with the hair dryer back in our room at the end of a great first day in the Magic Kingdom!!

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