As we approached the castle, we watched the Disney Princess: Where Dreams Come True performance. It was very cute.
As this performance concluded, it was time for the Walt Disney Holiday Parade, which was an addition to their regular lineup for the Christmas season. There was so much going on, that we never actually ventured into the park for two hours after entering the gate! These are pictures from both parades.
Once we entered the park, it was all about the rides! Unfortunately, it was after noon and Nathan had fallen asleep as we were waiting in line for It's A Small World. We knew this would happen, so we decided while Nathan was asleep, we'd go on the grown-up rides. It's very difficult to take pictures on the rides in Disney, but I was able to snap a few. These pictures are from It's a Small World, which features dolls in traditional garb from all over the world and then a few from the Winnie The Pooh Ride.
As darkness set upon the Kingdom, we were blown away at the beauty of the lighted Princess Castle. We ended our first day rather late and Nathan was exhausted!