Since I will not have time to post full updates while at WDW (I do need to sleep occasionally) I will instead try to post a quick summary featuring cell phone/point and shoot pictures from the day and a trip log plus if time allows some thoughts/observations. Today will just be the log and pictures.
Started off the morning arriving at the Orlando airport around 5:30am. Stopped for a quick breakfast in the food court then headed for the Magical Express area. Boarded a waiting bus and we were on our way to Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Walked up and checked in and as luck would have it our room was ready.
So took the carry-ons to the room, took some pictures, changed, and then headed for the bus stop.
Had to wait a good 20 minutes for the Magic Kingdom bus then for a scooter, then we were almost full but still stopped at Jambo House and they tried to squeeze more people on. So in the end I finally made it to the Magic Kingdom just as the opening show was beginning.
Watched from outside the turnstiles since it was backed up inside and then made my way up Main Street to the hub.
Wandered out to Fantasyland and circled the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Then walked by the Mad Tea Party and back to the Hub.
Took a look at the construction here and recent changes to the rose garden, old swan boat dock (which is gone) and Casey Corner.
Made my way back to Town Square and watched the springtime Trolley Show and the rest of my group joined me at this point (they decided to sleep vs head to the park first thing).
We walked down Main Street and into Tomorrowland and hopped onto the People Mover. After our spin wandered around the New Fantasyland since some had not seen it yet and made our way to an 11:15am Be Our Guest Fastpass+
After lunch we split up again. Some went fishing out of the Contemporary. Some to Downtown Disney and shopping. I hung around the Magic Kingdom. Grabbed a bite to eat at Cosmic Rays then walked by the Street Party on my way to Liberty Square.
Circled around to Fantasyland and then doubled back and picked up some Sorcerer cards before walked through Frontierland and Adventureland and playing a while.
Hopped on the train to Storybook Circus then walked to Tomorrowland. Paid a visit to the Carousel of Progress then walked back through the hub.
Decided to find a spot in Frontierland for the Festival of Fantasy parade.
After the parade walked quickly to Main Street and watched it a second time from the Main Street Train Station.
Hung out there waiting for the fishing group and post some parade pictures to the blog. We then decided to take the ferry to the TTC and a monorail to Epcot. Arrived and saw no line for Spaceship Earth so went for a trip while waiting for the rest to arrive. As we exited the rain started. Ducked into the Electric Umbrella to get out of the rain and ended up eating there. Then hung out and watched the rain before spending some time in Mouse Gear.
When the storm let up it was after 6 so we decided to call it a day and head for the bus and back to Kidani to unpack and prepare for tomorrow. I have an early wake up call.