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Vacation Planning Tips & Tricks Discuss What is the first thing... in the Vacation Planning forums; Our tradition is go to Magic Kingdom and eat at Crystal Palace. If we're at the resort, waiting for our room to be ready (which usually isn't often that we ...
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    Our tradition is go to Magic Kingdom and eat at Crystal Palace. If we're at the resort, waiting for our room to be ready (which usually isn't often that we have to wait), then we definitely hit the store. But, Crystal Palace is what we call our 'tradition.'
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    First thing we do, since we usually arrive at Noon, is to eat lunch and then it's off to the MK for the rest of the day. There is no better place to get a dose of the Disney magic and some pixie dust. :mickey:
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    I agree about going to the MK first - something about that place that just sets the mood for the entire rest of the vacation!!

    I'll be there on September 10th!!!
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    Magic Kingdom has my vote. There's nothing like seeing Cinderella's Castle to get you in the Disney mood!
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    Trying to figure out what we're going to do first on Friday when we get there...

    I think my daughter needs to see the MK right away. 9 1/2 months is long enough to wait!
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    dont forget the Dole whip and the popcorn - for you not the baby!! ( she might like a taste of dole whip though..... )

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    That's easy, we try to go to Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Play It!, at least until they close it!
    When we first arrive in Orlando, we usually rent a car, drop by a grocery store and pick up some supplies, and check-in to our resort, even if it isn't ready yet. It's usually ready about half the time. If it isn't ready we get something to eat and head to one of the parks, usually Disney-MGM Studios.
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    Good to know! I'll look for you there!! (I'm the short guy in the DWT.com T-shirt beating himself about the head if he's second in the fastest-finger round)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    Good to know! I'll look for you there!! (I'm the short guy in the DWT.com T-shirt beating himself about the head if he's second in the fastest-finger round)

    Ya gotta be taller than I am
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    No real tradition, but I guess we could make it a cruise around the lake on the Monorail.

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    The first "Disney" thing we did this year was to celebrate my partner's birthday with dinner at the California Grill. There were 6 of us (all family) including 2 kids (6 and 4 y.o.). We all enjoyed experiencing Wishes from the top of the Contemporary Resort.

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    Just thinking about how I love entering the Magic Kindgom, and hearing the sound of the WDWRR whistle in the background. (espcially when I'm in Frontierland, of course). Something about it just brings back such great memories of being there. (Lou getting choked up.... talk amongst yourselves... I'm a little "verklempt")
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    What is the first you like to do when you get to WDW?

    (checking in to your hotel not included)
    Turn around and gaze into my kids eyes as they take it all in! Their first expressions upon entering any of the 4 parks at WDW is magic to this mamma's eyes! Then whichever park we are in we take our first picture by something meaningful.
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    My husband did so much research before our trip last summer and he was convinced that we needed to begin the first day at a disney park that the kids might enjoy but not be completely thrilled wioth because he didn't want them to be dissapointed in one park in particular. We began with Epcot and even though it rained 75% of the day the kids really had a great time in all of the parks. They didn't like one more that the other.

    Of course we had to end our trip at Magic Kingdom- no other way to go out!:mickey:
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