Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blog Hop: Disney Firsts

Welcome to this week's blog hop with Babes in Disneyland!  If this is your first time stopping by, welcome! If you are regular reader, welcome back!  Our theme for this week is "Disney Firsts."  If you have a Disney related blog and want to join us, visit Lisa's awesome web site and link up!  I promise we'll all show you some Disney love!! :)

I could go on an on with Disney Firsts.  Each trip I intentionally find something new to do.  Disney does a fantastic job of keeping things fresh so there is always something new to do, try, see or eat.  Today I'll be sharing some of the "firsts" we plan to experience during our September trip!!
1. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party  We ordered our tickets the first day they were available!   We are so excited about this party.  I have been to the Pirate and Princess party and MVMCP, but MNSSHP will be a first!  The next decision will be what to dress as... stay tuned for a future post to help decide this.
2. Tusker House  We have reservations for breakfast with the characters at Tusker House this year!  None of us have eaten at Tusker House, so we are very excited.  I hope they have my favorite Mickey waffles! :)
3. Trails End   This is another restaurant that will be new to all of us.  On our first night, we will spend our time at Fort Wilderness.  We have reservations at Trails End and plan on doing the Chip and Dale's Campfire Singalong and staying for the movie if it will interest a 2 year old!
4. Tri Circle D Ranch  While we are at Fort Wilderness, if time allows, we plan to visit the Tri Circle D Ranch petting zoo.  C-man would LOVE this!
5. The Plaza Restaurant  Another restaurant none of us have visited.  I did eat there at Disneyland, but have never been to the WDW location.  I hope it is as good as the DL version!
6. Characters in Flight at DTD (if the weather cooperates)  This will be a solo flight for me!  Mom is scared of heights, so she will stay on safe ground with C-man!  That way I'll be able to take pictures instead of wrestle a toddler.
7. Flag Retreat ceremony at MK  I've wanted to do this for a while, but it never worked out that we were at Main Street at the right time.  This year, I'm making a point to see this ceremony.
8. The Boneyard at AK  This will be a stop for the toddler.  JAG was always "too cool" to play on a playground at Walt Disney World, but I think it will be perfect for C!
9. No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream  On our last trip, I enjoyed a delicious hamburger and fries but was too full for ice cream.  This trip, I'll start with ice cream and if I'm still hungry, I'll order food!
10. Cman's first trip on the WDW Railroad  Somehow on our December trip, we failed to ride the railroad at the Magic Kingdom and the train to Conservation Station at Animal Kingdom.  We did ride the Monorail, so I guess that counts as his first train ride... but I do think he'll love the trains!!

What are your thoughts?  Should I change some of my firsts?  Are some of these things overrated and not worth our time?  Is there something I should add that may be "off the beaten path?" 

18 comments:

  1. I love your firsts.You don't have to change them, they are your first memories of Disney things and that is what keeps you coming back. ;-)

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  2. Those look great! We are planning on going in Fall of 2012 and have some of the same firsts on my list! I know you will have a special trip with your mom and little one :)

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  3. Great list, Beth! I am a huge fan of both the "No Way Jose" at Beaches and of The Plaza. Love their German potato salad! Sounds like a graet trip in the making!

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  4. Yay for Tusker House. It is my very favorite breakfast. But im pretty sure you already knew that ;) That is a great list of firsts.

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  5. Yet again, we'll be sharing some "mutual" firsts for our next trip down later this summer :) We'll be checking out Tusker House and The Plaza, too! You're gonna love MNSSHP!! The parade IMHO is the absolute best.

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  6. Sounds like a great bunch of firsts to try. I've never done any of those either. Hope you have a great time.

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  7. These firsts sound great to me! We have a lot of first planned for our September trip too. I think you will love the No Way Jose. :o)

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  8. Hi Beth! I will be eating breakfast at Tusker House & lunch at the Plaza during my trip next month. Your list was the inspiration for my blog today. Thanks!! :0)

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  9. I had a ton of firsts at Disney too list also! Love how you added a little of each one :)

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  10. That's a great list! Can't wait to hear about all those details! We've got the Plaza on this coming trip and Tusker in january (well, not officially yet!) I've wanted to do Characters in Flight, but it wasn't operating in January! hope you get to fly!

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  11. Super duper list! I like your selection becasue it is not the same old, same old.
    The Plaza's food is second to none at the MK.
    And your kids will LOVE the Halloween Party. (Try to get a spot where the parade begins for a special treat!!)

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  12. Great list! Looking forward to your post on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! We've been planning our 2013 WDW trip for 2 years and are looking forward to attending that party. I know our trip is a long way, but it's not easy travelling across the country! Hope you fulfill everything and more on your September trip!

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  13. MNSSHP is awesome!! I agree Mrs. Mommy MouseEars that the parade is fantastic. One of my favorites! Great list!!

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  14. Hi Beth. I have just found you via the Blog Hop. Great Blog and a great firsts list.

    I am now following you and would be grateful if you could visit my blog and maybe follow it as I don't have any followers yet :-(

    www.ourtriptothemouse.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for the great comments this hop! :) It was fun putting all my "firsts" into one post. Now, if I can just check them all off come September!!

    Thanks for your tips and encouragement too.

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  16. What do you know? these are all my firsts, too! What a small world.

    Kay (Beth's mom)

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  17. Great list! There's soo much to do in the American Parks! Can't wait to hear about them :)

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  18. Good luck with Characters in Flight! really wanted to do that on this trip, but it was too windy the first time, and too late the second time I tried. I can't wai to see how you like it!

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