Friday, November 15, 2013

Disney World–Day 2

Day 2 started very early.  Well, early considering the kids were up at 5am the day before and didn’t go to bed until close to 10pm.  We were outside and waiting for the bus to Magic Kingdom while it was still dark out.  We had a date with the Princesses for breakfast!  But, because I took a million pictures, that will be it’s own post.

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After a delightful meal with the princesses we were off to experience Magic Kingdom!  I just love this place. 

We didn’t get far before we had our first ride, the Carousel.

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As a side note, that kid next to Ellie lives across the street from Kerry.  We knew they (and another of Kerry’s neighbors) were going to be there because we all rode the same plane together, but I didn’t think we’d ever run into them.  But, I think we saw them about 3 times.  Small World!  “It’s a small world after all, It’s a small world after all….”  Yes, we went on that ride too. 

We zig-zagged our way through the park.  We had these wristbands they were trying out called Magic Bands and they allowed us to prearranged 3 fast passes each day.  They were awesome!  The only problem is that I didn’t plan our rides in any sort of order so we ended going from area to area and missing things in between because you have an hour to get your fast pass used.  Oh well.  We knew we’d be back for a 2nd day to Magic Kingdom.  At about 3pm we decided to head back to the hotel for a little break.  On our way out we stopped for an autograph with Marie, from Aristocats:

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She’s very purrrrrty.  (I’m quite clever.)

The plan was to rest up at the hotel for a trip back to Magic Kingdom to see the fireworks and parade at night.  I’m not sure how much rest anyone got.  I think we ended up at the pool again.  But, after dinner we found ourselves back at the park checking out a few things we missed during the day.

Rob’s favorite ride there was Buzz Lightyear’s Spin (or something like that).  So, we got in line to try that one out again.

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We contemplated leaving the kids with the Evil Emperor Zurg for the rest of the night but took them with us in the end.  As a side note, it’s darn near impossible to get a normal picture of Austin.  He is always acting out whatever part he thinks is necessary at the time.

Austin and Rob ended up going back to this ride one more time while the girls and I saved our curb seats for the parade.

We did manage to watch the fireworks (and get the giant stroller stuck on a tiny walkway crushing at least 10 strangers toes on the way.  Rob was mortified).  But, the parade got delayed, and then it got delayed again, and at 10:20 we called it.  Ellie was understandably complaining about her eye hurting, a sure sign she is exhausted, and if a migraine was on the way I wanted it to take place at the hotel, not Magic Kingdom. 

We closed out our first day with another late night and a promise to sleep in the next day.

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