Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Disney World Day 2

Our first "real" day at Disney was awesome. Scott and I were very overwhelmed at first. It took us a few hours to figure it out and we literally didn't know what to expect with any of it so it was all just a little confusing. We found it to be super stressful to make sure we did our Fast Passes on time and I had booked us a character brunch at The Grand Floridian and we were 20 minutes late for it because we didn't realize how long it would take us to get there and that was stressful because they'll charge you $10 per person if you miss your reservation. So the whole 'you have to get to your fast passes and you have to get to your reservations' was super stressful for us at first. If I had any advice for a Disney newbie I would say to book all of your fast passes on your first day for the afternoon so you have the morning to figure out Disney, walk around, enjoy, and not worry about trying to meet your "deadlines." Once we got the hang of it is was great and by the last day we were high fiving because we were rocking our Fast Passes and managed to do every single ride, some of them even twice, but at first it was just overwhelming.
Our first day we did a few rides then booked it to the Grand Floridian for brunch at 1900 Park Fare. We were so late but thankfully we were still able to eat there and I'm so glad because that meal ended up being my very favorite part of our vacation. It was a character lunch with Pooh & Piglet, Mary Poppins, and Alice and The Mad Hatter. The room was beautiful and the food was insanely delicious. The best meal we had at Disney, no question. I just loved that entire experience and I will never go to Disney and not go there. I highly recommend it. We also enjoyed just walking around The Grand Floridian. It is beautiful and I would love to stay there the next time we go. Right before we left, Scott snapped what ended up becoming one of my very favorite photos ever.
We hopped back on the monorail and enjoyed the rest of our day at Magic Kingdom. We did several rides, watched the Festival of Fantasy Parade (omg it was so good!) and the boys even cooled down at the 'Splash N Soak Station' which was such a huge highlight for them. They loved it!!
We ate a less than desirable meal at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café for dinner. Scott and I laugh about how bad it was. I didn't book us anything for dinner that night and we quickly learned you can't just pop into a restaurant at Disney. You have to have reservations if you want to eat good food. So we ate cafeteria style food (that's putting it nicely) and while Scott was eating his burger he was literally on the Disney app making sure we had all of our meals booked for the rest of the trip so we wouldn't make that mistake again. Ha!!
Before we knew it, it was time to call it a night. It was a great first day but I was so glad we were going back to Magic Kingdom again because I definitely didn't feel like I got to truly experience it the first day due to the lack of knowledge and slight chaos of not knowing what we were doing at first. Magic Kingdom was perfect for our boys so I would definitely recommend spending two full days there. I may not need two full days now that I've been but for our first time, doing two full days was a wise choice for us and I was already looking forward to returning as we were leaving the park.

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