The next morning we were in the car by 6am and ready to head out. It took us less than 3 hours to get to Orlando. First stop was checking in to our hotel - Holiday Inn Orlando Orange Lake Resort. The kids really didn't know where we were going, as far as they knew I had the brilliant idea to stop for the night at this resort and go check out a college....LOL! My son was not happy because this is not what he wants to do on vacation! So I finish checking in and leave all of our luggage at the resort and we move on to our first stop.
ANIMAL KINGDOM!!! I don't think anyone really realized where we were and I honestly was a bit upset that we didn't get the reaction we were expecting. We thought these kids would be jumping for joy when they realized where we were. The only one that was really happy was my baby girl -- she was so surprised!! When we made it in the park, One of my nieces, the 13 year old, thanked hubby once she realized where we were - the other one, my nephew who is 10, still didn't fully know where he was. He knew it was a theme park but had no clue this was part of Disney - he came to find out we were at Disney the next day....LOL. My 16 year old niece didn't seem to thrilled, she was happy I guess, but I know she would've rather been back home already - I think she really missed her boyfriend, ugh....teenagers!!!
Anyway, we moved on, ignored the long faces and went on to enjoy our day - 1st stop....Dinoland U.S.A.