This was my family’s first trip to WDW, my husband went as a preschooler, but doesn’t remember it, and I had never been. I started planning in October and used the TP website and forum to help with the planning. Traveling with my immediate family DH, DS15 and DD5.
Day 1 - 3/23 Saturday:
Up at 4am, car service picked us up for the airport at 5am, flight at 7:20am. Landed at MCO at 10:05am, went straight to Disney transportation, stood in a long line for the bus, the bus came, they filled it, we had to wait for another bus… It was now that I realized we should have gotten something to eat and drink at the airport. We were tired, thirsty and hungry. Another bus came and we boarded for WL. Made it to WL by about 11:50am. Went straight to Roaring Fork and got some food and cold water to drink. Got changed out of jeans into shorts, left our carry-on with bell services and hopped on the boat for MK.
Made it to our 1pm Peter Pan FP at about 1:40pm it was our first ride ever in WDW and we loved it. We then went to Splash Mtn, for our 2pm FP, DH, DS15 and I loved Splash, but DD5 wasn’t sure if she liked it, it was a little too scary for her. We planned to watch the parade next, but the road was blocked off and we were stuck standing in the sun, we were tired and hot, DH got everyone Mickey ice cream bars, but DD5 was pretty sweaty and said she didn’t care about seeing the parade - I was a little bummed, but no one else cared about seeing it so we moved on.
Used our 3pm FP for jungle Cruise, it was OK, no one ranked it as a must-do for next time. We went to the Tiki room, I thought it was pretty silly, but the rest of my family loved it. DD5 said it was her favorite part of the day. Rode Winnie the Pooh in the standby line, waited about 20 minutes, DD5 and DS15 liked the ride a lot, we all watched a lot of Pooh when they were little. Waited about 10 minutes to ride the carousel, which DD5 also loved.
After this it was time to check-in for dinner at CP. The kids loved the characters, and the food was fine.
We were all exhausted and it was about 6:30pm, so we headed back to WL. We all agreed that we were wiped out and we would try not to do a park on arrival day again.
Tomorrow: Epcot Day!