Sunday, February 12, 2017

Our Doodle's First Disney Adventure: Day One

On a different subject than I usually blog about, I'm going to write about our family vacation. Mostly so we can go back and look at what we actually did and direct any family that wants more details to this blog. Still, if folks have fun reading this, go for it.

For the past several months, we have been planning a trip to Disney World. It is our third trip and the doodle's first trip. We thought about going to Disney Land but between things like the Magic Express and Value Resorts, Disney World ended up being more affordable. Plus, Disney World has things like the Animal Kingdom and Epcot. This trip, we were staying at the 70s area of the Pop Century Resort.

Traveling just about anywhere from Arizona makes for a long travel day. The doodle has been on nineteen different flights in his three years and, on a whole, he's a pretty good traveler. Still, we were all exhausted by the time we got to Orlando.

But when we reached the Magic Express at the airport, we started feeling more alive. The Magic Express meant we didn't have to worry about a car seat or even picking up our luggage from the airport. It showed up at our room a couple hours after we got there.

We had reservations at the Coral Reef restaurant at Epcot for supper on our first night. We had never eaten there before but we were excited to have the doodle eat at a place where one wall was a giant aquarium.

Of course, the first thing you see when you get to Epcot is the giant ball of Space Ship Earth. There was no line so we asked the doodle if he wanted to go into the giant ball. This was a big deal since this was his first Disney ride. So if he freaked out and didn't want to go on any more, that would have been annoying. 

Luckily, he had a great time and loved it. To be fair, it is a slow ride, taking you through dioramas of the world's history so it wasn't like taking him on a roller coaster. We then went on The Sea with Nemo and Friends, which he also enjoyed. That's also a slow ride, by the way.

After that, we went to Coral Reef, where the doodle finally ran out of steam. He fussed a little and fell asleep in my lap. We ended up enjoying a quiet meal that way. The Coral Reef is a very nice restaurant and we were both had very good meals. I was impressed by the quality of the food.

The doodle woke up as we left but he was done for the night so we went back to the resort.

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