Monday, May 26, 2014

Travel and Pre-DCP Disney Day

My dad and I left Houston bright and early yesterday morning for a very long day of traveling! We were expecting a lot of traffic since it was Memorial Day weekend, but the roads were empty! We made great time the entire day and it was a very easy drive. We stopped in Gainesville for the night and we were only 2 hours away from Orlando.
We stopped at the Florida Welcome Center!
This morning, we drove from Gainesville to WALT DISNEY WORLD!! It was so exciting to drive under the welcome gate and know that I didn't have to leave for 7 months! After checking in at the Pop Century, we headed to Magic Kingdom. 
I had to get an "I'm Celebrating" button!
We had our favorite lunch of taco salads at Tortuga Tavern and rode Space Mountain. We spent some time in the shops on Main Street and just walking around. It felt good to be back!
Father/daughter castle picture!
We headed to meet my roommate, Hannah, and her parents. We were planning to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade, but it was cancelled due to the weather. It was wonderful to meet them and I can't wait to move in tomorrow and meet my other roommates! Afterwards, we went to see my boss, Mickey Mouse!
My new boss!
We headed back to Pop Century to get ready for dinner in Epcot. On the way there, we met up with our friends Andrew and Kelli, and enjoyed seeing them. We had a wonderful dinner at Via Napoli and really enjoyed our meal!
We went to Epcot for dinner!
We walked over to the Beach Club and took the bus to Magic Kingdom for Wishes. It was a great first day in Disney, but I can't wait for DCP Check-In tomorrow! I am super excited to find out my work location and apartment complex, and officially begin my Disney College Program!
Wishes is my absolute favorite! I am really home!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to live vicariously through you! My son is almost old enough for the college program and I'm going to share your blog with him.