The next morning, we got Adeline all dressed up in her smocked Minnie Mouse outfit and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at our hotel. We drove on over to our Disney resort (Pop Century- it's one of the value (cheapest) resorts but is very new, clean and super nice!) and got checked in.
TIP: You can check in early and they will text or call you when your room is ready. You will be given your room key which will have your dining plan accessiblity and your park tickets already loaded. You can come back and get unloaded at any time. Your room key is your ticket to everything you have planned for your trip.
TIP: When you plan your trip, let your travel agent or Disney itself if you aren't using a travel agent, know if your visit is a first or you are celebrating something special. When we checked in, Adeline received a "My First Visit" button that we put on her stroller the whole trip. She loved it and people will often congratulate you or whatever it may be.
|cheesing with her big "First Visit" button she got at check-in|
|family ride on Dumbo!|
|It's A Small World was a hit|
|Justin was super excited to get an extra Fast Pass when he printed our fast passes for Winnie the Pooh|
TIP: You can print one fast pass each hour. Only certain rides have fast passes (usually the rides that have the longest waits). You go to that ride (or near that ride) and input your room key/park ticket card into the machine and it will print out your fast pass. Riders young like Adeline don't need one. The fast pass will tell you what timeframe to be back at the ride. You get an expedited pass into the front of the line when you return at your correct time. Once you've used that fast pass during the designated time, you can get another one printed. So an extra printed pass or a fast pass give to you by someone not needing theirs is always a special treat! :)
|water bottle and snacks are a must! you can bring in all that with you :)|
|sleepy girl in front of the castle|
|our Disney napping style is "on the go" ;)|
|Baby's first set of ears!|
TIP: You can buy ears ALL over the park but only select places (I think there is more than one?) will embroider them. We had Adeline's embroidered at a place in the front of the Magic Kingdom. They are super reasonable and have TONS to choose from. Since it was her first visit, they embroidered hers for free!! So nice!
|one of those pictures I will forever treasure|
|dessert even comes with lunch on the meal plan! ;) the chocolate was a hit with Miss A|
|took her a while to get warmed up to the characters ;)|
|used a Pinterest idea and took a picture matte and sharpies for the characters to sign!|
|this was a classic reaction to the characters....like "Who are you?!"|
|the desserts were a constant fave ;) these little mickey mousse/Oreo desserts were a hit|
|The People Mover ride is always a good "chill out for a second" ride|
Once you've visited Disney World, you'll realize it's not cliche at all to say that your day truly was "magical"....and that's exactly the kind of first day we had in the parks with Adeline...magical!