Monday, August 5, 2013

Disney Adventure: Day 1

I am currently laying on our hotel bed looking at an awesome view of the lake and Downtown Disney. We arrived Saturday afternoon and have been moving ever since. I'm thankful for this little bit if quiet time to myself while the boys talk shop. 

Yesterday was our first full day in Magic Kingdom which is what most would consider quintessential Disney. There's Main Street filled with nostalgia shops, ice cream parlors, families decked out in their best summer gear and of course Mickey Mouse everywhere. I haven't been to Disneyworld since I was 10 and the park has changed a lot. It really felt like I was experiencing it for the first time all over again!

We made our way thru the fun shops and purchased a few goodies, of course. Yes, we officially have the classic Mickey Mouse ears with our names engraved on the back. Both of us wished for those little hats so badly when we were children that we felt it was about darn time we got 'em.
Oh yeah, they totally have Starbucks- God bless America!

For dinner we took a boat over the lake to eat at The Wilderness Lodge's Restaurant. The ride to the hotel was absolutely beautiful and the sun was setting the whole ride over. We were so relaxed!
Our service and food was phenomenal. Izzy was our waiter and he exceeded all expectations- he went above and beyond for us! Once he heard we were celebrating, he brought every one a glass of champagne to toast the evening. 
We dined on mussels for our appetizer (to die for!)' halibut for dinner (freaking ridiculous) and then he asked us to get up out of our seats. We all looked at each other, confused. He asked us to follow him. We walked across the restaurant and there was a cupcake sitting on a table. He'd then told us we would be recreating the cutting of the cake from our wedding! We were blown away at how he treated us like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Izzy, you're amazing and you made our night magical.

We took the boat back to the park to see the fireworks and of course take advantage of the extended park hours. We got back to our hotel room by 2:30.
As we walk up to our door we notice there is a banner hanging saying 'Welcome Home!'. We thought oh that's nice of them and then we opened the door... to Mickey happiness! 
Mickey decked out our room like a boss! Disney knows how to make you feel special even after feeling like your expectations had already been exceeded. 

Looks like we are headed to Hollywood Studios for the day but I will update more via Instagram @lovelybdavis 

Ill talk to you soon,
Xoxo bd

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