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Let's Get this Vacation Started!!!

Well, I did it - actually signed up and went to my first Run Disney event!!  Both my husband and I signed up for the Wine & Dine Half marathon and it was great timing since it was a few days before my birthday.  This would be a birthday to remember!!!  This trip was a full week of Disney!! Yes, this is Disney Overload!!!  It will be too long for 1 post, so this trip report will be several posts.
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So, we took a flight out on the 4th and flew into Savannah since the flights were super cheap!!!  It was a great flight, we got to Savannah, picked up our rental car and were driving to Orlando in no time!  We checked into the Hilton in Orlando for that night since our reservation at the Port Orleans-Riverside was for the next day.  We got in and knocked out!!  We were exhausted.

The next morning I was up and ready to go.....I couldn't wait to get on the road and into Disney property - we were only 15 minutes away!!  We enjoyed the hotel breakfast which was included with our stay - thankfully, because we were trying to watch our spending on this trip.

So, we were finally driving through that awesome sign that never gets old.....we were officially in Walt Disney World!



We went to pick up our paperwork and everything was done very quickly since we had already checked in online. Next stop was to find our room and drop off all the luggage, but first some pictures.







Okay-now its time to head out to our first park of the week: Hollywood Studios.  There we met up with friends, checked out a few stores and went on our first ride: The Great Movie Ride!











After the ride we went on our own since our friends had a dining reservation.
We had a fastpass for Toy Story Mania but still had some time to kill so we checked out a few other spots.














Now it was time for our dining reservation.  We got Mama Melrose and it was our first time here.


I loved this place, it was so nice and the food was great!









Lunch was great, now it was time to walk it off.







Lights, Motors, Action was about to start so we went in.


This was new: Lightning McQueen made an appearance....so cute!



Now some more walking until it was time to go into Fantasmic!




We got great seats!!! 





The show was fantastic, we all loved it!!!
Our night was over, so we headed back to the hotel for a little pool time.





The pool was too cold for my taste but hubby and the kids really enjoyed it.  Soon after the pool we went back up to our room and hit the sack.  Another early morning was in our near future :)





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