Welcome back to our Disney World recap! As with anything in life, slow and steady sometimes wins the race and when life gets in the way, these posts go by the wayside! I promise to continue recapping, so your patience is always appreciated!
After a mistake on my part that Magic Kingdom had Magic Hours this morning, we arrived raring to go at the park at 7:40 a.m.
I was ready!
Next time, Grand Floridian!
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. He’s ready to run!
We went through the initial gates with Jim leading the pack, ahead of us, with the plan that he would run ahead to catch our spot in line. They stopped us at the arches by Main Street Station and informed us that they opened at 8:45 a.m. – NO Magic Hours, but the boys and I were still in front though. Where was Jimmy Gene you ask? He had somehow slipped by the workers at the front and was then wandering Magic Kingdom basically solo – initially unaware that they weren’t open yet.
He quickly realized he needed to blend in when the only ones in there were for breakfast reservations He stopped to take a Selfie with the Castle (duh) and explore the park and scope out the details for the coveted Frozen loves. When the park finally ACTUALLY opened, the boys and I followed the line back there to find Jim blending in with the crowd of people as he continued to speed walk to the front. At 9:01 a.m., we were the fifth family in line and by 9:05 a.m., we made our departure to the rest of the characters since everyone else was waiting for the sisters. HUGE Shout-Out to my hubby who not only was willing to run ahead for his boys, but even wore the matching shirts we bought. He’s basically a Rock Star!
After our super quick, 8 minute trip to see Anna & Elsa, we had the back of the park basically to ourselves since everyone else was waiting for them. We caught up to Ariel (character post coming on its own!), said hi to Alice and the White Rabbit, road Dumbo, Tea Cups and the Racetrack before jetting off to our next adventure.
We stopped for a bit to meet Tinkerbell.
Caught sight of Stitch and a parade in Town Square.
Jack paid close attention.
We jumped on the Walt Disney World Railroad.
Hopped off to give Jessie a chance to snuggle with Charlie’s Toy Story snuggie and then hopped back on the train to finish our leisurely ride around the park. Daddy and I enjoyed the much needed rest for our legs.
Daddy met his favorite – Gaston! And we enjoyed ice cream sundaes for lunch!
A stop to Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor was cut short by two boys who urgently needed potty breaks
Impromptu Dance Party with the Incredibles while Jack & Daddy rode the Buzz Lightyear Ride. Again.
PHEW! We made it – nearly 13 hours in Magic Kingdom without a real break!
But the sights were glorious…
Fueling up for the last few hours and the monorail ride home!
Last of our ice cream treats for the day with the best view in the house.
A second thought on this sour ice cream treat…Charlie was not a fan…
And the crushing realization that the ice cream won’t stay on the stick…
Good thing the view is nice.
Charlie: Meeting Anna & Elsa
Jack: Meeting Anna & Elsa
Mommy: STARBUCKS and the train ride
Daddy: Meeting Gaston