Saturday, May 19, 2012

Disney World! Travel Day 1

We went to Disney World last week!  With a 13-month-old and a 2.9 year old!  Are we crazy?  If we weren’t before we left, we are now!  It was fun, but quite exhausting.

Sunday 5/13 – day of travel.  Itinerary: 1 pm – drive 2 hours to the airport (so that we could get a direct flight).  4:20 – fly to Orlando.  6(ish) – land in Orlando.  After that – take a 45-minute “Disney Magical Express” ride to Old Key West Resort on the Disney property!

We knew this would get hairy.  I wasn’t worried about Russell; he has become a great traveler – actually, just an all-around great kid.  Meredith, however, pretty much hates traveling.  I was most concerned about the flight, just because I didn’t want her to disturb everyone.  Needless to say, I got few pictures that day; I was busy concentrating on keeping Meredith happy!  It basically worked – she only cried for about 10 minutes on the plane.

We got to the airport long-term parking and it was pouring.  We sat in the car for a few minutes deciding what to do.  (The kids were just happy to be out of their carseats.)


We soon made it inside the airport and it was crazy!  We barely got to our plane on time.  They were boarding zones 1 and 2 when we showed up.  Side note: the only time Russell freaked out was when he had to give Fuzzy over to go through the security conveyor belt.  And then Jason had to get patted down and that didn’t help the situation.  (Apparently a case of baby wipes can cause a big commotion.)

No pics of the kids’ first flight.  I really meant to, but all hands were on deck making sure the kids had food, drinks and entertainment.

After the flight, while we were waiting for the Magical Express, the kids were so happy to get to run around the airport a little.


I think we made it to the resort around 7:45.  We were greeted by Uncle Jon and Kelly, Uncle Jef and Sejal, and Pops and Mimi!  What fun!  More running around, then some dinner and bedtime.  Everyone was exhausted and we had to get ready for Animal Kingdom on Monday!  Maybe I’ll write about that tomorrow Smile

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