I have grown up loving Disneyland, but have always held a place in my heart for Disney World. From t.v., to movies, to other friends raving about this place I have dreamed of I could not wait to go.
I received a message one day from Brerrbit1 stating that he was going to Walt Disney World and asked DOOM BGI and I if we wanted to go also. DOOM BGI is always up for going to Disney World (or anywhere ) , so there was no question there. Long story short, I finally got my vacation time approved from work (2 weeks before my trip ), so I was off on my dream vacation.
After making my way to LAX and dealing with the new bagage restrictions that United started and not stressing about how much I had to pay for my overweight bag I found that they were working on the landmark resturant.
I got my favorite seat on the plane. This is the only picture I have that is not all clouds.
As soon as the plane took off the two children that were sitting next to me lean over to see out the window and then say, "Everything looks like toys from up here!" & "We are on top of the world."
I just love a child's perspective (sometimes).
The plane left from LAX at 9am and I landed in Orlando at 4pm. DOOM BGI had arrived in Orlando the day before so as soon as I got my luggage I was meet by the DBME (DOOM BGI Magical Express). We went to the hotel where I changed into shorts because wearing pants in Orlando felt like I was being punished for some crime I did not commit.
I had made reservations for Tony's Town Square Restaurant because I wanted Magic Kindom to be the first park that I went to. DOOM BGI wanted to show me his favorite way to get to Magic Kingdom, so we took the boat. Here is DOOM BGI loving that I was taking his picture.
Views from Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom
The Contemporary and the new DVC unit they are building
After picking up my ticket at Guest Relations and then having my fingerprint scaned for the very first time I was in!
When I first walked in I was noticing how things were very similar to Disneyland, but in a different scale. When I saw that castle I realized that I was in a different place all together.
I had to have my picture in front of this!
You will see a trend with some of the photos in this TR, but I will get to that later.
We had some time before our reservation for one ride, so being DOOM BGI you can probably guess what he suggested.....
The Haunted Mansion! I do not know what it was like before they "enhanced" it, but it was amazing. Mousercise had told me to be the very last one out of the streching gallery and I have to thank her for that! Creepy. "Get OUT" Here are some pictures from the exterior of the ride
On our way back to Main Street I kept taking pictures of Liberty Square because it was something completly new to me. No New Orleans Square here.
Funnel Cakes anyone?
Tony's Town Square Restaurant is based on the Italian Resturant from Lady & the Tramp.
Here is a close up of DOOM BGI's shirt because I love it!
DOOM BGI and I both ordered the Shrimp Cesar Salad. It was very Yummy!
If you don't like seeing pictures of food, you might want to stop reading this TR.
As soon as we finished dinner the fireworks show "Wishes" had just started. Friends of mine who had gone to Disney World before had told me that had sat right in front of the castle to watch the fireworks because in Disneyland that is a great spot, but the castle in WDW is a bit bigger so they had recommended to watch the fireworks by the train station. This seemed like it was everyones plan.
Here are some "artistic" fireworks shots
While DOOM BGI was on the phone trying to see if Brerrbit1's plane was on time I wondered around Main Street and took some photos and certain things throughout the trip reminded me of Micechatters. This one is for Snow_White_Raven.
Here is another Main Street window.
I love the way Disney parks look at night!
We left Magic Kingdom and went and picked up Brerrbit1 from the airport and since he had not eaten since Denver (one of the lay overs he had) we went to Denny's because that is what you eat late at night. I think it is a law actually! When we were walking out Brerrbit1 noticed that there was claw machine and asked me what I wanted him to get for me. I told him nothing because I did not want him to waste his money. Well, he did not listen and he put his money in the machine.
He won GIZMO! We now had our mascot for our trip. We soon had a theme song also!
After talking until about 2am (because we are used to West Coast time) we all decided to go to bed. The next day holds alot for us including finding more Micechatters.