day 1
We got down to Orlando about 11:40 and headed over to the parks via Magical Express. Tonight we are staying with my folks at Fort Wilderness. Little trick that let us use magic express even though The Swan and Dolphin don’t.

20111002-072629.jpgThe first place we headed to was Magic Kingdom. Today marks their 40th anniversary having opened Oct 1 1971. Do they had special maps, ceremonies, and even an “enhanced” Wishes fireworks.

20111002-072650.jpgWhen we got there the Celebrate parade was going on. Wish spurred the fact last time i missed out on eating at Tortuga Tavern because we watched it and by the time it was over the restaurant closed. So while it was going on we went over for some lunch. The Sulla are a bit more small than I remember and they seem to be cooking them well past where they should be… But still very tasty.

20111002-072707.jpgNext we headed to pirates. Wow is it busy. Luckily we must have got right before the parade crowds made it over cause as soon as we got in line the place got packed. This is a picture from the entry inside. All the rows as far back as it goes was open and in use. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that.

20111002-072721.jpgnext was splash mountain. Took a picture of the ride photo.

20111002-072734.jpgNot bad for a leisurely day. Very packed parks. Did a few rides, and skipped others due to the crowds. Not going to do a while trip report on these. More just commentary on the pictures.

20111002-074855.jpgwe did though have dinner at Trail’s End. Callista decided to take a picture of me. Hence the shaky image.