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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Disney's Magic Kingdom

Since I registered to run the half marathon during the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, I figured I might as well get my rear in gear and finally write about our two days at Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately this isn't going to be as detailed as my other Disney recaps, but it's been four months since we were there and I've slept a little since then. Sorry!

We had breakfast at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends before the park opened so we could get in early and take photos without people in them, like the ones above. That was awesome because the two days we were there was insanely crowded and by the afternoon, it was almost impossible to get around because there were so many people there. 

We were beginning to notice a theme with photos...Cecily didn't want her picture taken unless she got to give the characters our book to sign. So, Ewan and I took photos for her. Except for Mickey and Ariel. Those are her favorites.

The rides we rode those days include It's a Small World, Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo, Mad Tea Party, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Carousel, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Alan and Ewan), Tomorrowland Speedway, Tomorrowland People Mover (Cecily's favorite!), Journey of the Little Mermaid (Cecily and I), the railroad and the Swiss Family Treehouse. We also went to Belle's Enchanted Tales and saw Anna and Elsa. 

We had fast passes for Anna and Elsa, Belle's Enchanted Tales, Journey of the Little Mermaid, Tomorrowland Speedway, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and  Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Cecily and I rode the Little Mermaid ride while Alan and Ewan rode the mine train and since it was so early in the morning, we really didn't need fast passes for it. However, later in the day I saw that the wait was crazy long so you definitely needed them if you went later. 

We also made sure to see the parade one of the days and we also caught a show in front of the castle that we didn't know about.

The characters we met were Anna and Elsa, Peter Pan, Merida, Ariel, Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh, Eyeore, Piglet, Tigger, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy...I think. We were able to see Tinkerbell and Ariel without fast passes because we happened to walk by where Ariel was and there was only a 10 minute wait so we jumped on it. We saw Tinkerbell first thing the second morning so there wasn't much of a line. We also happened to catch Merida and Buzz without much of a line either. Peter Pan was a little ridiculous to meet. We had tried I think three times to see him before we were successful. And that was only because we just sat there in line for about an hour waiting while the kids were taking naps. I felt so bad for them because Cecily was asleep when we saw Anna and Elsa and Ewan was asleep when we met Peter Pan. 

Our second day there was Ewan's birthday we went to Chef Mickey's for breakfast and had a super special treat for dinner, the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party. Ewan didn't believe it that he was getting to eat dessert for dinner, but he loved it. We were up close and personal for the fireworks and it was an awesome show, even with the crazy lady next to us yelling at me because I accidentally bumped into her kid who ran right in front of me. Some people, I swear. 

Even though it was super crowded we had a great time during our two days there. The kids loved it and I'm sure will be bouncing off the walls when they find out we're going back next January!

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