Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Day 1 @ Magic Kingdom

What a wonderful, magical, dream-come-true vacation trip-of-a-lifetime!!
Disney World was that and SOOO much more! I hoped to capture some of the magic, the fantasy, the wonderment. But as you well know... you just had to be there!
First of all, Day 1 was THE coldest day, THE deepest freeze that Orlando has seen in many, many years! How cold you ask? Well, 3 shirts, a sweatshirt, jacket, scarf, gloves and hat COLD! But we literally moved non-stop from the moment the Magic Kingdom Park opened at 9 AM till midnight! Thank God the next three days were much warmer.

The biggest surprise at Magic Kingdom was... CINDERELLA'S CASTLE! Oh my gosh, it was simply breathtaking! We could not seem to take enough pictures, as we endeavored to somehow capture its beauty and grandeur.

Our other favorite... the Haunted Mansion. (waaay better than the one at Disneyland) Very dark and haunting. We went on it three times! Sooo much fun!
And of course, who doesn't love the Peter Pan ride! Love, LOVE that ride! And love that I got this pic of Miranda and Tyler taking off to Neverland!

Miranda has had her picture taken with most of the Disney characters over the years but was especially thrilled to get this one of her and Peter! (Wendy wasn't too keen on being excluded from the pic, but Miranda was just glad Tink was no where to be found)
Did you know how much I'm like Tink? Yup, everytime I take that Disney character test, I am most like TINK!

Just so you know, Cinderella's Castle changes colors all night long! THE MOST GORGEOUS COLORS EVER!!
Miranda was able to witness the lighting of the Castle that evening. What a thrill to see the changes as the sky darkened. And the Fireworks Closing Ceremony is so emotional! I had tears pouring down my face by the end of the show!

Miranda shot this image of the Castle just as it went from this gorgeous aqua to the prettiest of pink.

We had a total stranger take this family shot of us (love how it turned out!) and yes, we were freezing but we were so warm and fuzzy inside cuz, hey, we're in the Happiest Place on Earth!
But let me tell you what, we were sure happy to get back to our warm hotel room that night and fall fast asleep under piles of warm, fluffy covers.
Check back for Day 2 in Epcot!


Judy said...

How fun! I've only been there with little kids...but it looks like it might be fun going with big kids too!

Lori said...

Oh how I love Disney!! Were heading there the first weekend of April! Two years ago we were there for a week! And it was so hot!!!! Epcot!!! Our absolute favorite of all of Disney! Hope you get to ride the fast track ride it's so much fun! Lori

Jan said...

I have three daughters who live in Orlando and I haven't been to Disney World since 1980!!! *lol* Thanks for the magical tour! Can't wait to see more!


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The Haunted Mansion was my favorite there too, I loved the halograms!

Skerrib said...

I still like Disneyland the best. ;)

NanAZ said...

Looks like you had a blast. Can't wait to hear more. I'm glad you're home though. Missed you all. See you tonight!

PAMTASTIC! said...

thanks so very much for sharing the WDW highlights! if I'm not on flicker or my blog, i'm over on mousebuzz.com reading/viewing everyone's trip reports so your blog has been the best of both worlds!