09 March 2009

Day 1 -- Magic Kingdom!

View coming down "Main Street USA"

Day 1 started out bright and beautiful... The weather was warm and sunny.
Raisha didn't care for the monorail ride from Ticket & Transportation to the Magic Kingdom, but she cheered up considerably once she saw Cinderella's castle.

First stop: Breakfast with Pooh & Friends at
Crystal Palace!

A new tradition for us is to have breakfast the first morning at Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and his friends. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet and the food is pretty decent.
Even better, the characters (all 4 -- Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, & Piglet) come around to each and every table to take pictures with each child. There's no running after them trying to squeeze in for a picture. Raisha loved it!

Tigger was relatively calm... :)

Adventure Land!

After breakfast, we picked up our stroller and headed over to Adventure Land -- home to the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House, the Jungle Cruise ride, Aladdin's Magic Carpets, and (my personal favorite) Pirates of the Caribbean!
Just watch out for the giant, spitting camel as you are coming in to the area. ;^)

On the Pirates of the Caribbean ride:

It's amazing how REAL he looks!
This picture is not very good -- taken without flash with my iPhone

No worries -- this Python doesn't bite.
Indeed, I don't think he's moved since I was about 2!

Headhunter "Deal of the Day:"
Two of his heads for one of yours.
Ha ha ha

Raisha talking to "PUSH" the talking trash can in Tomorrow Land

Natasha and Raisha were so excited to see "Push" -- Tomorrow Land's talking, robotic trash can.
He was very entertaining.
Here, Raisha is "feeding" him a french fry Natasha saved from lunch.

First day was spent entirely in the Magic Kingdom...
Natasha and I rode SPLASH MOUNTAIN (of course) and while we were waiting in line, we overheard that Curt Schilling (Boston Red Sox pitcher whom Nadia adores)
was in the park with his family.
Checking his Twitter site later that night, we found out that it was TRUE!
Even better: Boston was experiencing blizzard conditions and the Schillings would have to stay at Disney for a couple more days.
Nadia determined to wear her Curt Schilling #38 hat every day until she spotted him.
Little did we know, she wouldn't have to wait very long...

1 comment:

Carole Turner said...

It has changed so much since we went 11 years ago! That place is so cool!!