Once we landed at MCO we caught a shuttle to the main terminal, then took Disney's Magical Express to Disney World. This is where we made our first, and honestly largest, mistake of the trip. Magical Express will collect your luggage and take it to your resort for you, cutting out the need to wait at the luggage carousel and lug several large bags through a crowded airport. We were thrilled with the overall ME experience, except that our luggage did not arrive until well after we did. We should have picked up the stroller!! This mistake came back to bite us in the form of hours wasted and a 15 dollar stroller rental fee. We purposefully picked an early flight out so that we could go to a park for half a day. Instead we ended up wasting hours at our resort waiting for our luggage (our swim suits, tennis shoes, floaties, and stroller). A had her swimsuit, as her suitcase was one of our carry-ons. So I took her to one of the pools at the resort. The Big Blue Pool at the Art of Animation had a splash area, so this solved the problem of not having any swim floaties.
|Ceiling in the lobby, all little animation cells.|
|A giant treasure chest.|
|Our home for the week, building 7.|
|The view from our room, that is Pop Century across the lake.|
|Check out us (10000 people) and the castle.|
|Cinderella's castle, as the sun is setting.|
|Dinner of champions, a hot dog from Casey's Corner.|
|Tiana and Naveen were thrilled to be the first to sign the photo mat!|
|Enthralled by the electric light parade.|
We made it in to the park, rode the teacups, Dumbo, met Tiana and Naveen, and watched the Main Street Electric Parade. By that point, we had been up for over 18 hours without sleep. We decided to call it a day!
Stay tuned, Epcot is up next!