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09 August 2013

Day 1 (Magic Kingdom and EPCOT)

"We're finally here!"

So we hit the ground running on the first day. Breakfast was at the Kona Cafe in our hotel. The boys were as picky as ever with their breakfast, Jack leaving half his pancakes and Josh having two nibbles of his 'Goofy Toast' but the food and coffee was top notch. I've waited over a year for some Tonga Toast (about a gazillion calories in that so I was good to go for the rest of the day) and Joanne had The Samoan (poached eggs with hollandaise sauce over smoked pulled pork).

Onto the monorail right outside and in 10 minutes we were at the entrance to The Magic Kingdom. Redeeming our tickets was a breeze and we were soon inside with our funky RFID park tickets. Getting into the parks has never been quicker than with these new, improved tickets.

Jack....the new adrenaline junkie just HAD to ride Splash Mountain so we headed straight through the castle to have a quick nosey at New Fantasyland and past The Haunted Mansion over to the ride.

This was Jack's first time and he loved every single second. He's been listening to the music to this ride for weeks and it's just brilliant to see his face as the larger than life animatronics move along to that music. This will definitely be a ride we do over and over again this trip.

After that it's right next door to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Josh is pure rollercoaster mad and now we've also got Jack going down the same road. He's now tall enough for pretty much every ride at Disney World and it makes the whole trip so much more fun. No parent switch waiting in the sweaty Florida heat, we can now go on as a family of four. This is going to make the holiday for us. BTMR was as fun as ever, Jack looked soooo small sat there but loved it....another ride we'll be repeating again and again I think...

10:30am then and time to get out of the heat. It is so easy to get back to our hotel and this time we took a small boat which first stopped at the Grand Floridian then onwards to the Polynesian.

One of the reasons we chose this hotel was for it's location and the fact that Josh ALWAYS has wanted to use the volcano pool and slide here.

Later we took the monorail over to EPCOT to eat dinner at the China pavilion and to ride Soarin' and Test Track. Again....Jack so excited to be on a 'big boy' ride like Test Track and zooming along at 60mph in an open top car. The new test track is great but still not sure if I like the old one better.

Jack (as expected) LOVED Soarin' He had to pull his feet up onto the seat though as he thought he was going to lose his shoes :-) He just sat there the whole duration with a glazed, gormless look on his face. He was totally in awe of what he was seeing. Must be great watching something like that as a 4 year old.

Then it was back to the pool for 30 minutes for Josh and then to bed for an early night....exhausted.

Tomorrow i'll write about Day 2: Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney


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31 August 2013

Day 23 (Friday 30th)
"The Final Day :-("

31 August 2013

Day 22 (Thursday 29th)
"Universal Studios"

31 August 2013

Day 21 (Wednesday 28th)
"Last Disney Day"

30 August 2013

Day 19 (Monday 26th)
"The final week!"

26 August 2013

Day 18 (Sunday 25th)
"Alarm Clock"

26 August 2013

Day 17 (Saturday 24th)

24 August 2013

Day 16 (Friday 23rd)
"Piracy on the high seas"

23 August 2013

Day 15 (Thursday 22nd)
"The Magic Kingdom"

22 August 2013

Day 14 (Wednesday 21st)
"Cinema and Chillin' Part 2"

22 August 2013

Day 13 (Tuesday 20th)
"Cirque Du Soleil"

21 August 2013

Day 12 (Monday 19th)
"Spidey 'n' Marshmallows"

20 August 2013

Day 11 (Sunday 18th)
"Computer Woes & Mammoth Storms"

20 August 2013

Day 10 (Saturday 17th)
"Sci-Fi Dining"

20 August 2013

Early morning bloggin'
"Chillin' @ The Poly"

16 August 2013

Day 9 (Friday 16th)
"Animal Kingdom & 'Ohana"

16 August 2013

Day 7 & 8
"Bringing it all up to date."

15 August 2013

Day 6 (Tuesday 13th)
"Waterparks and EPCOT food"

14 August 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Fun on the T-Bar Zip Line"

14 August 2013

Day 5 (Monday August 12th)
"Cinema and Chillin'

14 August 2013

Day 4 (Sunday 11th August)
"Chef Mickey's and Magic Kingdom with friends"

14 August 2013

Let's Do 3 Parks in 1 day
"Or not..."

11 August 2013

The Polynesian
"This pool is soooooooo nice."

10 August 2013

Day 2 (Magic Kingdom & Downtown Disney)
"Time to meet Mickey"

09 August 2013

Day 1 (Magic Kingdom and EPCOT)
"We're finally here!"

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Quick Update
"First Day"

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Here We Go.....
"Airport time..."

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9 Days
"Almost There"

19 July 2013

Sea Raycers
"Tootling about on the water"

19 July 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Water, Slides and Funnel Cake"

19 July 2013

Tonga Toast / Kona Cafe
"Tingling Tastebuds"

18 July 2013

Monorail Candies!
"Alejado de las Puertas"

18 July 2013

Our August 2013 Trip
"August 7th Onwards"

17 July 2013

Countdown Charts
"Can't beat a good countdown chart!"

09 January 2013

When plans go awry
"So the story goes that I had this massive surprise lined up for Joanne and the boys"