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Post by Pluto23 » Mar Wed 10, 2010 1:47 pm

when you arrive at Disney?? We normally drive down and arrive late afternoon. Our normal is to visit either DownTown Disney or the Boardwalk, shop around, and have a meal. Just gets us in the Disney mood and ready for an early start in the morning.

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Post by Jacca5660 » Mar Wed 10, 2010 1:58 pm

We do the same thing after the drive. We go right to DTD and relax a little while!
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Post by theBIGyowski » Mar Wed 10, 2010 2:03 pm

I usually go straight for MK so I can see Cinderella's Castle and ride a few rides...then off to bed.

However...this next trip will be my honeymoon and my soon-to-be wife hasn't been to WDW in quite a while. So...we're going to Epcot first when we arrive late afternoon. This will allow us to stroll around the World Showcase and enjoy Illuminations later on...which is far more romantic than anything else...given that we will only have been married for 24 hours at that point.

If I were an AP holder or someone that went several times a year...I would probably go to DTD first. But I can't justify "wasting" a day in the parks if I paid for the ticket.
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Post by NaCler » Mar Wed 10, 2010 2:26 pm

We usually get to the hotel around check-in time and relax at the pool for a little while. Then we go out to DTD for dinner and shopping. It is the relaxing way to get acclimated to what awaits you in the days to come.

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Post by Arete » Mar Thu 11, 2010 12:19 am

We check into our hotel and then head over to the Magic Kingdom. We do it every single time, even having the same discussion about which park to go to first. :D

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Post by boilerbabe » Mar Thu 11, 2010 12:20 am

We usually check in to our resort and get settled in. It's always so hard to wrap our heads around the idea that we are actually home again. On our trip in May of '09 we broke tradition, we were staying at the Poly and we decided to head over to MK first thing. It was a wonderful feeling too, we couldn't believe were there, but we enjoyed it!
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Post by Len90 » Mar Thu 11, 2010 12:46 am

The first thing we usually do is stop at the Hess Express and get some soda and water to stock up our room. It is always fun to figure out how to put more stuff in an already overloaded car :)
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Post by mindy0509 » Mar Thu 11, 2010 8:00 am

Typically we hang out at the resort, possibly go for a swim and then hit Downtown Disney in the evening. This year may be a little different since we are staying at the Wilderness Lodge for the first part of the stay. Think we may take the boat over to the Magic Kingdom....51 days and counting!!!!

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Post by sillyhead912 » Mar Thu 11, 2010 9:49 am

If we get in earlier enough, we always go to Magic Kingdom. Most of the time we get in at 2:00 am, so it's off to bed for us. We usually wake up super early to get to MK for opening or just after.

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Post by kcarts » Mar Thu 11, 2010 1:26 pm

Ususally I stay at the Boardwalk and we usually get there around noon. So after checking in we walk over to Epcot and do a few things there. Since we get up so early to catch our flight, it's usually an early day/night for us.

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Post by kellybus » Mar Mon 15, 2010 9:16 am

If it's in the morning, straght to MK and have a cinimmon roll at main street bakery, then off to some rides. If I arrive in the afternoon, off to the park that has magic hours.
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Post by SimonTemplar » Mar Wed 17, 2010 1:47 pm

We usually have the length of stay passes, so it's off to MK for what's left of day one.
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Post by MetalRage » Mar Wed 17, 2010 4:56 pm

We drive up at around 6:00am-7:00am and get to WDW around 9:00am-10:00am. After we check in to the hotel (and even if we can't early) we head over to a theme park. Then we head to Downtown Disney if we are not tired after the park. That's usually the first day.
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Post by cccmouse » Mar Wed 17, 2010 5:17 pm

We usually leave NC early enough to arrive at WDW around 1:00pm and then straight to the Trails End Buffet for lunch.

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Post by Pluto23 » Mar Wed 17, 2010 6:26 pm

SimonTemplar wrote:We usually have the length of stay passes, so it's off to MK for what's left of day one.
That may be the case for us this May, so it will be an interesting decision for us. You get so accustomed to the routine, that it may be hard to break even though we have the passes. My wife usually has 10 day, no expire passes, so we would never go for just a few hours. It will be different this time, so an extra day for $3 is no big deal.

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