Dinsney Darling Juniors First Trip
After plans fell through to meet up with a friend and spend some time at Disney I decided to be spontaneous and face the “kingdom” alone with my little prince., my son Riley, age 19 months. We woke up early Saturday morning (is there really another option with a one year old), had a leisurely breakfast, packed our bags, ran some errands and hit the road..I tried to time the 2 hour drive with his nap..and managed to do so perfectly; he was out cold by the time we hit Ocala and woke up literally just as we entered the gates to the parking and transportation center. I decided to treat myself to a Florida residents season pass because a) I will use it more than enough to justify the unusually reasonable price, and b) as a birthday present to myself. After buying our ticket we hopped on the purple monorail and set course for the Magic Kingdom. Needless to say Ri loved the monorail – he stood in his seat, pressed his little nose to the window and averaged about one “whoa” every 20 seconds!
First thing once inside MK, we headed over to guest relations to pick up a “First Time Guest” pin for Riley to proudly wear. We then took a short walk across the square to Exposition Hall. The back of this building has a movie theater that runs old Mickey movies as well as several backdrops from classic animated films that offer great photo opportunities. Unfortunately Ri was still a bit overwhelmed by everything and not too keen on posing for pictures. C’est la vie.
I decided to ditch our stroller in a central location – Cinderella’s Carousel - (Ri is the only child I know that, for the most part, loathes his stroller, and holding him while pushing it with my free hand seemed a bit redundant). On the way towards the castle we stopped and chatted with the Main Street Mayor and Councilman. Riley was completely in awe of the castle, we stood at the base for about 15 minutes before he was ready to move on http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/pho...a/500/Band.jpg