Day 1 in review

What an amazing first day we’ve had!!! It’s been long but really good! 

We started the day by heading to the airport at 4:30am for our 6am flight! While that was a VERY early morning, it got us to the Disney Magical express by 11, and that was with a slight layover! 

When we touched down in Orlando and could turn our phones on again, I received a text message saying that our room was ready! Hooray for getting to check in early! We were able to head straight to the room and call bell services and have our groceries that we had ordered delivered!  (Hooray for technology and ordering a few grocery/breakfast items online)

We headed straight for the magic kingdom and enjoyed lunch at the Columbia Harbour House.  Our first fast pass got delayed because of the weather so we headed to the Hall of Presidents. This was a first for me! I’ve never seen this show, but did enjoy it! 

By the time we got out of the hall of presidents we were able to head to our splash mountain fast pass! (My favorite MK ride). After the ride we headed towards the front of the park for Craig’s haircut at Harmony Barbershop, and wow, what a great spot to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade! Standing outside of the barbershop, you catch the very end of the parade route!  

    
 
After the parade Craig got his haircut (more on that later!) and we headed back to the resort for naps!!! We were pooped after being up since 3:45!

We headed back to the magic kingdom to catch our fast pass that has been delayed for big thunder and then boarded our monorail for Ohana at the Polynesian resort… And WOW WOW WOW!!!! I cannot say enough about how awesome the food was at Ohana! (This is another one where I will do a full review later!)

  
We made it back to MK just in time to catch the end of wishes, and the second showing of celebrate the magic!  

   
We ended the night with a night time ride on the seven dwarf mine train, a Lafou brew and a ride on under the sea!!! I call that a great first day!

  

And here is today’s mileage stats 

  

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 8 “Favorite Disney Resort”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

I am a frugal person, and one who when on a Disney trip usually only uses the hotel room for sleeping, and the occasional dip in the pool.  For the first 8-10 trips to Disney I always stayed at the All Star Resorts.  The All Star Resorts are good for their purpose, a room to sleep in and a pool to dip in.  Last summer we sprung for a Moderate resort, and I don’t think we will ever look back.  We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and LOVED it!  It was so quiet compared to the All Star Resorts, it was BEAUTIFULLY themed, and the scenery was just breath taking!  While we’ve only stayed at All Star Movies, All Star Music, Pop Century, and Port Orleans French Quarter, POFQ definitely wins in my mind as my favorite resort.

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans French Quarter

Perks of staying at POFQ include-

* Beautiful view of the Sassagoula river

* A short walk away from “Boatwrights” (A table service restaurant at Port Orleans Riverside)

* Boat Transportation to Downtown Disney

* The Port Orleans Resort, both Riverside and French Quarter has it’s own “Story”- http://www.portorleans.org/backstory.php (SOOOO much information about the resort on this website!)

* Beignets in the food court for breakfast

* One Bus Stop

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

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