Monday, October 23, 2017

{Travel} Disney-Day 1 Travel Day, Animal Kingdom Lodge & Magic Kingdom

This week (and maybe longer) I'll be celebrating Disney Week here on the blog.  We just got back from an amazing birthday/Halloween trip to Walt Disney World and I can't wait to share all the details with you! To catch up on all of our past Disney adventures, you can click on my Travel page and scroll down to Disney.  

Our trip started nice and early with a 5:30am flight out of Philly but we were so excited, who needed sleep?
When we got to Orlando, a trip to Starbucks by Magical Express was necessary! Magical Express is the transportation system to the Disney resorts from the airport. You check your bags when you depart and they get delivered to your room.  It's a nice perk, you just need to make sure you have enough items in your carry on bag to "survive" without your luggage until it arrives.  The Magic Bands were new to us too.  They come in the mail right before your trip (you can pick colors for everyone in your group and they are personalized on the inside). The Magic Bands act as your room key, park tickets, fast passes, dining plan tracker and can even be used for charging privileges to your room if you want.
 The nice thing about an early travel day is getting to the resort early. Our room was ready too!
It was our first time staying at The Animal Kingdom Lodge-Jambo House resort.
We had a savannah view room which was so cool!  I will have some better photos of our room's view later in the week but this was one I snapped when we first got there. There's a giraffe in the background--look right in the center of the photo.
 After checking out our room and dropping off our carry on bags we headed to Magic Kingdom.
 It was all decked out for fall!
It's always a thrill for me to walk down Main Street and see the castle.
We had to stop for a castle selfie!
We got on a few rides including the Haunted Mansion (where I snapped this pic) and walked around the park, checking out the changes since our list visit (2013).
We had lunch at Pecos Bill's Tall Tales restaurant and then got Dole Whips. Yum!
Back to the hotel for a nap (and hoping our luggage would be there!).

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Tamar SB said...

So much fun!

Barefoot by the Sea said...

I LOVE DOLE WHIPS! I enjoyed seeing the shots of the Magic Kingdom in the Fall - I've never been. It looks so harvest-y! Can't wait to see more!

Jenna H. said...

This sounds like SO much fun! I have always wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom when it is decorated for Halloween (I have gone when it is decorated for Christmas, and it was such a blast!). Awesome post! :)
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Claire Justine said...

Oh wow, it looks like so much fun here. I have always wanted to visit, my Daughter would love it here :) Thanks for linking up Heather.

Carla from The River said...

I am so excited to hear all about the trip. What fun!!

Ida said...

What fun. I visited Disneyland in CA many, many years ago. Loved it. Can't wait to see more of your adventures there.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That sounds like such a fun trip you all took. I love Disney and we went when my teen was little! Thanks for sharing about your trip.

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