Monday, August 16, 2010
Disney - part 5 (Magic Kingdom)
We had a reservation at 8:20 AM at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom for breakfast with Pooh and Friends this morning, so we had to wake up early (6:30 AM - ugh!) The girls really enjoyed meeting their favorite characters. And the adults? Well.....we really enjoyed the humongous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Oh my word the food was yummy and there was just so much of it that we couldn't resist.
After breakfast we spent the day in the park going on some of the best rides that Disney has to offer. We went on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (again), Peter Pan's Flight, Splash Mountain, Tom Sawyer's Island, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, and Stitches Great Escape (among many others). We also saw Mickey's PhilharMagic which was a really cute 3D show that everyone enjoyed.
I know you're shocked when I say this - but the weather on this particular day was extra brutal. Like 107 degrees brutal. By about noon we all felt like we could possibly be melting.
We stayed till about 2PM when we just couldn't take it anymore then we headed to the room to cool off and take a nap. After dinner and a dip in the pool we headed back to the Magic Kingdom to catch the fireworks show and walk through the shops on Main Street. We went on the Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor (which was hilarious. There was a part where the monster was talking to a lady in the audience who was wearing a tube top. He called her "The Woman in the Tube" and asked her where she kept her toothpaste. It was really funny. Guess you had to be there).
We did some shopping then headed to a great spot to watch some of the light parade and the fireworks show. We were a bit far from the parade and couldn't see it that well but we were in a PERFECT spot to see the fireworks (and Tinkerbell flew directly over our heads out of the castle). When it was over we went on the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Swiss Family Tree House again. On our way out of the park the second light parade was going on so we found a great spot right on Main Street to watch it. We were right next to the characters and Jen was in 5 year old heaven. She was screaming so loudly at all of the characters as they went by, jumping up and down with a huge grin on her face. She saw Dopey, Grumpy, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Snow White, Tinkerbell, and Alice in Wonderland. A little Disney magic happened when the Prince was riding by on a float.....he caught Jen's eye and saw her waving at him so he walked close to her, held out the glass slipper, and pretended to ask her to try it on. She was amazed!
We finally made it back to the room really late and everyone literally crashed into bed from exhaustion. Here are a few more of the pics I took from that day.
Jen (hot and sweaty) and Grannie on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad:
Meeting some of our favorite characters:
Stephanie on the bus ride back to our room. She was literally PASSED OUT and my mom couldn't wake her up. When she finally woke up she was so mad at us cause she just wanted to sleep!
Part 6 coming soon.....