Here are a few moments from our standard arrival day that never get old, in chronological order in regards to our touring:
No surprise here, right? After a long flight, the insanity of MCO, finding our rental car,
and navigating our way to Animal Kingdom Lodge, this is one of the best moments of every trip.
I know that as soon as I walk through those doors I'm on my way to an awesome vacation. :)
After checking in at AKL, and getting settled in for a moment, we're off to Epcot! People
often ask us what our first attraction of each trip is. Well, do you count Club Cool? For some reason
this always tends to be our first stop...maybe Adam needs to rehydrate after a long morning of travel.
This is a more recent addition to our arrival day touring...lunch at Biergarten! Nothing
sets up a wonderful Disney World vacation like awesome buffet style food! We usually set up our
lunch reservation to line up with the bands first showtime. As far as I'm concerned: sauerkraut = vacation food.
At this point we're pretty tuckered out...even though its only around 3:00. We always schedule
a loooooong break in the middle of arrival day. This way Adam can take a nap (he gets cranky without his nap) while I spend a few hours at the pool, and wandering around the resort. Usually we spend a good four hours or so getting rested up for evening extra magic hours at The Magic Kingdom.
After we arrive at the Magic Kingdom, we make a dash toward Pecos Bill's in Frontierland.
Veggie burgers with toppings galore (including fake cheese sauce...) has been a tradition for
us, almost as long as we've been visiting the parks, and is still Adam's favorite thing
in the world. :)
Finally, one random thing that we insist on doing our first day at Disney World...the
Mad Tea Party. Because nothing goes better with veggie burgers, fries, and cheese sauce
than a nauseating spinning attraction. Right? Again, I'm not sure when this tradition
started...but I love it.
There you have it! A glimpse into some of the most basic, simple things that make us happy. Something about the reassuring traditions, no matter how small they are, can be super comforting. Though they happen throughout the trip, arrival day is the most important in setting up your awesome kick ass vacation.
What are YOUR arrival day traditions? Are any of them the same as ours??!! Let us know over on Facebook!