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Disneyland Through the Eyes of a First Timer

Disneyland Through the Eyes of a First Timer

We are traveling to Disneyland for the first time ever and we are beyond excited!  Not only is this our first trip to the ‘original’ Happiest Place on Earth but Jason and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this week! So since this is a special anniversary trip, we are traveling without the kids.  Once we have them well secured at their grandparents’ house we start our travel day.   We begin our adventure After some crazy heavy rain…

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Episode 32: Dinner at Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside – Walt Disney World

Episode 32: Dinner at Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside – Walt Disney World

After a nice relaxing afternoon around the resort, and a quick but powerful thunderstorm, we head to Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside for dinner.  We were excited to eat here after we saw the menu… all good Louisiana cuisine!  Boatwright’s is the table service restaurant at POR and is located between the River Roost Lounge and the food court.  You really can’t miss it as there is a huge boat frame hanging from the ceiling in the center…

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Episode 31: Aliens & Pirates in Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Episode 31: Aliens & Pirates in Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

It is lunchtime and we are starving!   Well, all hungry but can’t decide on what to eat…  Jason wants one of the Casey’s Corner famous footlongs so we head in their first, but the boys have different ideas and I take them over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.  This place has always been a go-to spot for lunch for our family ever since the kids were little.  Food on trays we head into the main room hoping to snag…

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Episode 30: It’s Fantasyland Time!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 30: It’s Fantasyland Time!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

What area of Magic Kingdom is the first to come to mind when you think about the park?  For me it is Fantasyland.  We have learned through the years of taking our family to Walt Disney World that your time is best used if you take one land at a time instead of running back and forth through the park.  So once we had done all we wanted to do in Tomorrowland for the day, we headed over to Fantasyland….

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Episode 29: Our LAST Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Episode 29: Our LAST Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

We had no idea when we got up and made our way oh so early to the park that it would be our last time ever to see the Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom!  Well, actually it was the first and the last time for our boys!!!  But looking back we are so glad that we did this.  To make it in time for the Welcome Show took a bit of effort.  You not only had to make sure that…

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Episode 28: Dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 28: Dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom – Walt Disney World – September 2016

There are some amazing musicians all over Walt Disney World!  But one of the coolest we have ever seen was at Animal Kingdom… not sure his name or exactly what he was playing, but it appeared to be a giant harp.  We were mesmerized and stayed and watched him for a long time.  Until the kids pulled us away…  They had spotted a box where you would bark into it and your translated thought would come out just like the…

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Episode 27: Dinos & Fish & Turtles… Oh My! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 27: Dinos & Fish & Turtles… Oh My! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Cameron has become crazy about pin trading! He will literally stop every Cast Member he sees with a lanyard and ask to trade. He found a really fun guy at the entrance to Din-O-Rama and they visited and traded for a while and of course he had to ask about Cameron’s Pluto collection! He has been collecting Pluto pins for the past few years and has attached them to the floppy ears of his hat, it has drawn quite a…

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Episode 26: A Safari & a Wild Raft Ride – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 26: A Safari & a Wild Raft Ride – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Fresh out of Festival of the Lion King, we decide to stop by to check out the line for Kilimanjaro Safaris. It was at a manageable level so we decided to cash in our FastPass and go for a ride… Jambo everyone! After a shorter than expected wait we board our expedition vehicle for our three day… I mean 18 minute safari. What I love about this ride is that it is never the same twice since you cannot guarantee…

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Episode 25: Animals, Animals, Animals… & Festival of the Lion King – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 25: Animals, Animals, Animals… & Festival of the Lion King – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Huge surprise here… Are you ready for it??? We visited with the animals… at Animal Kingdom!!! J But in all seriousness, we love exploring the shaded and overgrown lush trails of the Maharajah Jungle Trek with the multitude of animals. With exhibits for Komodo dragons, Malayan tapirs, giant fruit bats, Asian deer and lets not forget the mac daddy of animals in this area… the Bengal tigers! We actually had a really interesting Cast Member at the Komodo dragons who…

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Beauty and the Beast LIVE – Performed by Pineville High Theatre

Beauty and the Beast LIVE – Performed by Pineville High Theatre

This past weekend, we attended a fantastic play!  It was a live version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  It was amazing, beautiful, brilliant!  So well done and these high school kids are beyond talented!  We have attended their plays in the past so knew it would be a great show! Per the Theatre group: BE OUR GUEST!As The Pineville High Performing Arts Theatre presents Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST!This magical show will be playing at the Pineville High Auditorium…

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