Saturday July 14, 2014
We flew out bright and early and landed in Orlando @ 9:50am.
As soon as we landed, we were immediately immersed in the “Disney Magic”.
We quickly found our way to the Magical Express area and got ready to board the bus to Caribbean Beach Resort!
Our home for the week!
In the lobby getting checked in.
After we got all checked in, they gave the kids some fun items. I love that they aren’t too old or too cool! They were such good sports all week, I mean, after all, they were just as excited as I was to be there! We were all given buttons that said “First Visit”. So every time we wore them, all week, people said, “Welcome Home!” to us! It was fun!
Since DH’s birthday is at the end of July, they also gave him a “Happy Birthday” button. We loved that…we got lots of free desserts and some extra attention all week. He
was embarrassed to wear it didn’t love it so much. So we may, or may not have, taken turns wearing it for him throughout the week!
We got to our room.
We loved the room! It was a great fit, nice and clean, and we seriously were only in it to sleep…
Then we headed to the Animal Kingdom Park for lunch at Tusker House for our ADR.
Our first Character meeting! Donald was so friendly! I even got a kiss!
We all loved the characters.
And DH even got his first birthday surprise!
Then we headed out to explore a bit. This was the only day we went to Animal Kingdom so we made sure we did the things we knew we HAD to do…
Overall, for our first day, it was a great day. We didn’t stress out about killing ourselves doing absolutely everything we could. We knew the basic things and just had a good day. We ended up getting back to our resort early enough to walk to the Old Port Royale Centertown, the building with the food court, shop and main pool to check things out. It was a nice leisurely walk along the beach. DD was excited to see the “real” ducks…
All in all, it was a great first day. We got to bed fairly early so we could start Day #2 bright and early!