Hannah was up bright and early... with the promise of Mickey on her mind. We all got dressed and checked out of our less than comfy hotel room and headed to the All Star Music Resort. After a long drive, little sleep, and a shabby hotel.... I was nervous about this hotel. It was a value resort and far from the Magic Kingdom and we had been spoiled last year staying at the Contemporary. I was more disheartened when our room wasn't ready when we arrived..... but it was like 8am.... what did I expect?
Anyway, we got our tickets and decided to head into the park. We were less than prepared. The car was packed tight and we weren't sure where anything was... but we found the essentials and in we went. We had perfect timing too! As we stepped off the monorail the steam train was pulling into the station and Mickey was singing and dancing with Donald and the gang to open the park! I thought Hannah was going to jump out of her skin! With that the confetti flew and the park opened and in we went. Hannah was yelling "The CASTLE!!" the entire way down mainstreet. She was so excited. It ended up being great to be there early. We were able to ride Dumbo, Snowwhite, Small World, Peter Pan, Buzz Light Year, Tea Cups, and the transit authority in less than 2 hours!! We stopped by Casey's Corner for a hotdog lunch and then headed out of the park to check into our room which was now ready.
The ride on the tram to and from the monorail to the car was a pain since we had to fold the stroller but the hotel ended up being worth the drive. We had a family suite which consisted for 2 bathrooms, a small kitchen, a large sitting area, and a totally private bedroom. AWESOME! Hannah was able to nap and Drew was able to nap and they didn't bother either one.
This was the layout of the suite. It sounded awesome... but what we got was AMAZING!!
This was our room. It had a real door that locked and there was a tv, desk, and room for the pack and play.
This was Hannah's room. The red chair pulled out into a single bed and she LOVED it! Mickey gave it to her! It also had a tv in the room and a small table and chairs.
This was the kitchenette. Small Fridge and microwave. It was perfect.
Anyway, after a brief nap and unpacking we headed back into the park for dinner with Pooh! It was a bit of wait for dinner so we were able to ride a couple more rides.
Here are the boys with Eyore.
Hannah's favorite was Piglet... might have something to do with her small stature!
Me and the kiddo's with Pooh!
After dinner it was perfect timing... the parade was starting. Hannah was in love with it. She sat on Daddy's shoulders and watched the whole thing! Drew was exhausted... he and I strolled around while they watched the parade. When it was over we decided to hit a couple more rides while people were watching the fireworks. The only problem was when we got off Pirates it was POURING rain!! I mean pouring!!! I had ponchos and rain gear for the stroller... unfortunately remember how I said we weren't really prepared for the first day.... yeah it was all still in the car! Who knew! We checked the weather and it said no rain!! We tried to wait it out but it was no use. Daddy and Hannah danced in the rain on the way out of the park. We were drenched and exhausted but had a great day!