Florida Recap – Day 1

Flying to Orlando from Dallas was significantly cheaper than flying out of OKC, so after a quick stop at Home Goods and Potbelly’s, we dropped off our car at a parking lot and flew out of DFW. (Travel tip side note – we recommend The Parking Spot for a cheaper alternative than parking at the airport. They have coupons, covered parking, and a free shuttle to/from the airport. And they gave us water bottles when we checked out, which was delightful because I was mad thirsty.)

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We were obviously in desperate need of a vacation.

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We checked into Disney’s All Star Movies Resort Wednesday night and promptly explored and ordered a pizza. ;)

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Yes.

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If you are planning on staying at a Disney resort, make sure you check out the Disney Magic Hours. They open one of the parks an hour early for Disney resort guests only…awesome. Thursday morning, we got up early to tackle Magic Kingdom after a little more exploring.

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Reppin’ OKC.

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Disney is all about details.

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Giant, life-sized details.

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We only swam once, but the pools were pretty cute!

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We are huge fans of breakfast.

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Yes, you do see a side of chocolate chips there with my chocolate chip pancakes. Go big or go home. ;)

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The weather was pretty close to perfect, thankfully. The first day was cloudy and mid-80s, and it only rained once for a few minutes in the late afternoon. Not too shabby!

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We went straight to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train because it’s the newest ride, and luckily we were able to ride in 40 minutes. The rest of the day, the wait was close to 2 hours for it! I don’t think we waited past 30 minutes for any other ride. September was a good time to go.

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We enjoyed it. :)

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The new Little Mermaid ride was adorable. It must be so fun to design and create a ride with so many little details!

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One of my favorite things about Disney World is the architecture and landscaping. Everything is so well done.

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I think we rode Buzz Lightyear four times this trip. I don’t have a picture of Space Mountain, but that’s a close second on my list of favorites. ;)

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Chicken nuggets and fries for the win.

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The new Magic Bands for Disney are awesome. They let you in the park, open your hotel room door, let you pay for food if you want…super easy-to-use and convenient. And they match to your fingerprint, so no one else can use yours if you lose it.

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Anyone else a Swiss Family Robinson fan? I used to watch the movie all the time when I was little.

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Mickey chocolate ice cream bar? Yes, please.

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After we finished at Magic Kingdom, we headed to Epcot on Thursday afternoon. We had never been to the aquariums there, and I was pleasantly surprised to see two of my favorites – manatees and dolphins. :)

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Epcot is another great architecture and landscape spot.

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We ended Thursday night at Magic Kingdom for the fireworks show, which was well worth the crazy crowds. :)

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Next up is Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. :)

Happy Wednesday!

~Cait

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