Day 1 at Disney was just a half a day. We drove(Yes, we are crazy. The kids did great though. Thank goodness for mp3 players and dvds!) about 21 hours from Dallas to Orlando in two days and arrived at our hotel-the Port Orleans: Riverside around 3pm.The kids were wowed by the hotel and loved the towel folded like Mickey on our bed upon arrival. Its a very lovely hotel-the grounds were beautiful. Our room was teeny though. But we got a great deal and we figured we wouldn't be spending lots of time there anyways, so it wasn't a big deal. For the price, its a decent hotel. After check in and unloading the car,we excitedly took our first bus ride to Epcot where we rode Finding Nemo, Spaceship Earth(which surprisingly was one of the girls favorite rides, especially since it takes your picture during it and then does funny stuff in a cartoon with it later), and had dinner at the Garden Grill with Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale. Then we ended the night watching a fireworks/laser show. It was a really fun evening and a great way to start our vacation! The kids were so cute with the characters. Cali wouldn't take a picture with Mickey or Pluto but surprised us when she approved of the chipmunks:) And Ammon absolutely did not like Mickey! It was so funny. And sad :) He screamed and held on to me for dear life every time he saw him. But he did like to eat the Mickey Mouse dessert at the end. I guess he was getting his revenge...hehe.
Here are the pics...no captions..you can just figure it all out from my description above :)