So... as usual Tech & Company have these wonderful grand plans that include us arriving at the park prior to opening, and then showing up at the Meet when the time arrives. Somewhere around 1145 we swerved into the Mickey & Friends parking space with tires squealing... tossed the kids in the stroller, and ran down the walking path (completely avoided the tram due to stroller). We arrived just in time to realize that we could have walked, because people were still arriving. Small Meet, but lots of fun. After a nice chat about various topics we headed over to Riverbelle, had a bite. At that point several MC's went their respective ways. Dan and DisneyIPresume asked what our plans were. Today we had one goal. We had not seen the Pirates Lair. I have fond memories of Tom Sawyers Island as a kid... I was secretly hoping that the changes were not drastic, but I didn't know what to expect. So for us it would be the island, and in typical MC family style fashion everyone else wanted to join in! The raft heading over was a bit crowded but I managed to snap these.
*Edit* I said "I" but I should have said "We", it was a collaborative effort of both my wife and I. I am not sure who took what so I will simply say... "We did it"... sorry for the confusion*