Disney World – Day 1 – Disney’s Magic Kingdom

We arrived at Disney World around 1:30 today. We’ll have some fun and I’ll base my work out of Fort Wilderness for the next 5 days.

Landmark at Fort Wilderness - Site 1217
Landmark at Fort Wilderness – Site 1217
Fort Wilderness Map
Fort Wilderness Map
Our Site - 1217 in Fort Wilderness
Our Site – 1217 in Fort Wilderness

This afternoon, we headed over to the Magic Kingdom. There’s a bus stop on the road behind our RV. We took a short bus ride to the boat docks and took the boat from Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom.

This was the boat we took from Fort Wilderness to the Magic Kingdom.
This was the boat we took from Fort Wilderness to the Magic Kingdom.

This was our view of the Contemporary Resort from our boat ride to the Magic Kingdom.
This was our view of the Contemporary Resort from our boat ride to the Magic Kingdom.

Once off the boat, we headed for the turnstyles and used our wrist bands to get in the park. Here was our first view…

The Main Street Train Station.
The Main Street Train Station.

We took the Walt Disney World Railroad and road around much of the Magic Kingdom, getting off at the Main Street station.

We did the Pirates of the Caribbean ride/adventure. It was a boat ride. It was okay.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jim at Pirates of the Caribbean
Jim at Pirates of the Caribbean

The Hall of Presidents was pretty neat. They had a nice presentation about the office and spotlighted many presidents. There were pretty life-like animatronics of each president. That was pretty cool.

We did the Haunted Mansion ride. Not very scary, but that was okay for us.

We didn’t take a tour of it, but we walked up to and through a small area of iconic Cinderella’s Castle. I took a daytime picture of the castle but the nighttime image was even better.

Nancy with Cinderella's Castle in the background.
Nancy with Cinderella’s Castle in the background.
The nighttime images of the Cinderella's Castle are pretty cool.
The nighttime images of the Cinderella’s Castle are pretty cool.
Another shot of Cinderella's Castle.
Another shot of Cinderella’s Castle.

Liberty Square area was a place we found ourselves weaving in and out of throughout the afternoon and evening. We popped into a few stores in the area.

Liberty Bell in Liberty Square
Liberty Bell in Liberty Square
In Liberty Square.  Liberty Bell in foreground and Hall of Presidents in background.
In Liberty Square. Liberty Bell in foreground and Hall of Presidents in background.

Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid… This was a slow ride. Nice.IFDSCN0833DSCN0837

We saw Mickey’s Philhar Magic – a 3D movie.

Here’s a few random images…IFDSCN0829DSCN0819IF

We ate at Liberty Tree Tavern. Food was served family-style. At $31.99 per person, we thought is was pretty high-priced, but the food was excellent.

We finished dinner a few minutes after 7 pm. Just in time to see Disney’s Electric Parade going by the entrance of our restaurant. I took a couple short video clips. Here they are, combined into a single short movie…

Click image to play the video.
Click image to play the video.

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