Since we were only going to be at Disney World for two full days, we decided to spend the first day at Magic Kingdom and the second day at Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom, as promised, was magical. My family went to Disney Land once when I was a teenager, but it was an entirely different experience going with my kids. Although, to be honest, I think I was more excited than they were. And they were pretty excited.
Since we only had one day to fit in all of the fun things we wanted to do, we made a schedule and mapped things out as much as possible. With Alex navigating, armed with a park map and his father's indian sense of direction, we knew we'd be right on track and right on time (too bad Alex is the only one who would get that awesome Sir Topham Hat reference, and he's probably not even going to read this...).
When preparing for this trip, Alex had picked out a special pair of Lightning McQueen sunglasses from Target to wear at the park which, of course, he left at home. So we weren't two minutes into the park before we had to make an unscheduled stop at the overpriced-doodads-and-chachkes kiosk, where A picked up a new set of shades.
Alex scoffs at the mere mention of anything princess-related, but he was super excited to see the castle that appears before the opening credits of all of his favorite Pixar movies.
Isaac, meanwhile, kicked back and went along for the ride. Even if he didn't appreciate the magic of Disney World, he loves to be outside and to watch people and see cool new things.
Our first scheduled stop was Tomorrowland, which promised fun kid-appropriate rides and shows, so we headed that way.
Needless to say, Alex was psyched at the prospect of riding roller coasters featuring his favorite Pixar characters. Word had it that there was an awesome ride featuring Buzz Lightyear up ahead...
Coming up next: Tomorrowland