Back from a week at the world!
Had a great great trip, especially the first two days!!
All my pics are in this Flickr collection
so let's get started!!
first a big THANK YOU to the people who suggested Tylenol PM for my flight. I actually slept quite a bit on the plane, to my pleasant surprise.
Landed early early, and met up with brerrbit1. Arrived at the hotel - All Star Music - where they put him in a king bed room, which wouldn't do. So, instead of just an apology and getting him into a double room, they upgraded him to a newly remodeled family suite!!! Yay!! So, instead of staying in the plush hilton with DOOM BGI, i decided to crash there with him and Wally.... except the first night. I already had Yoyoflamingo's room waiting for me
First sign of WDW!! eeee!!!
The gorgeous Wilderness Lodge, where yoyo was staying:
Finally met up with Yoyo and quickly checked out the room before we had to go to the Magic Kingdom to meet up with the others. WL was very nice, very rustic. I LOVED the lushness of the greenery, the lake... it was a nice place.
A few pics I don't think he posted:
The view out of his patio:
would never guess it was a resort inside disneyland.
The adorable towel creatures. I love how it looks like the swans are talking to each other.
And a hottie on the boat dock:
TONS more hotel pics in my FlickrHotel Set
We took the boat to the MK.
Every time I see the castle I tear up. I don't know why. It happens with DL's as well, it's more of a total relaxation there.
We met up with brerbit1 there. I can't tell you what we rode when (bad memory!) but there are some pics
Strollers... It really was amazing. And this isn't bad at all
The clock was striking as we were at the unload zone.
We spotted the dream team and tailed them to TSI's loading dock, where they disappeared. Ok, I'd never been on TSI so we scrambled over to check it out.
Made me miss ours. This was pretty cool.
So we realized that the dream team was back on the dock and active so we rafted back to shore and won the pin lanyard! YAY!!!! Then it was onto Big thunder, my fave coaster and maybe my fave MK ride.
Skies were gloomy and sure enough when we were almost to the load zone they closed the ride. We decided to meet DOOM BGI at Columbia Harbor House for dinner. Mmmm, my favorite chix strips and their scrumptious fries. It was delicious!!!
A little character stalking...
freaky eye moving character watching...
and characters hitting other characters with rope type things...
and Chris and Jonathan left, and Jeff and I had 2 hours alone in the park until it closed for the pirate princess thing. YAY!!! We rode some rides, including this favorite:
We ended at Philharmagic.
And saw the stepsisters. I LOVE how WDW has such cool characters that DL doesn't!!
On the way out we saw Belle telling a story. What a gorgeous location for a princess meet and greet... and lit up it was just beautiful.
And one last traditional picture as we exited...
YES I bought Disney Crocs because it was supposed to rain, and MAN, am I glad I did!!!
Back to the wilderness lodge on the boat. When we arrived, the sun was setting.
We then relaxed in the room until it was time for the the electrical water pageant. What a cute little show. I was very impressed by the way the floats changed. And the fact that it's been around for like 30 years is impressive. As a bonus we were able to see the fireworks from the pirate princess thing
Then we walked around the grounds a bit. again I say... rustic charm, but beautiful grounds.
Jeff has a hidden Mickey book and he tried to point out the HM on the chimney of the fireplace. I FAILED. But here's a pic, far away and close up. I outlined it... go to my flickr to see that. It's hard to see! My camera sucks.
And that was the end of Day 1!!!
Day 2 coming right up!!