On our first day at Disney World, we spent part of the day at Animal Kingdom and part of the day at the Magic Kingdom. I missed some of the Animal Kingdom adventures, because I took a midday detour to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to pick up my race bib for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
Good times. You’ll start to see a few of our Memory Maker photos here. I really love this photo package that Disney offers now. As part of the package, you get unlimited downloads of all photos taken of your family by Disney photographers during your trip. Which means, this time, there are actually a handful of photos with me in them! You know, to prove I actually went on the trip. (ha!)
We knew we’d be back in the Magic Kingdom later in the trip, so this was a very laid-back day. We ate lunch, watched the parade, ate ice cream, rode a few rides, and were out of the park by 6:00pm. We rode the ferry across the lake to the Polynesian Resort, where we enjoyed dinner at ‘Ohana. I think we were back in our room by 9:00pm, which is fairly early when you’re working on Disney time. 😉 It gave us a chance to make use of our balconies for a bit of relaxation. My brother’s and parents’ rooms had a great view of the fireworks show at EPCOT. (which means this travel agent now knows what room to request for you)
It was a fun first day at Disney World. At this point, I wasn’t worried one bit about being too worn out for the race the next evening. More on that soon, though.