Monday, October 13, 2014

Magic Kingdom: Parades, Characters, Oh My.......

I'm back!!! I was hoping to finish telling you about our Disney trip this weekend, but we were out of town for my 10 year reunion. Friday was spent packing and cooking "daily breads". You might be wondering what "daily bread" can read all about it here. Anyways, I didn't have all the time I thought I would, but here I am now! ;)

Magic Kingdom was my favorite park!!! It is a true Disney lovers paradise! When I think of Disney, Magic Kingdom is what comes to mind! If you are wanting the true Disney experience, this park is a must! It is truly magical!

Thought before going to park:
Didn't have any....I was SUPER excited!! I did know that if we were going to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train we needed to get there early!
I couldn't hardly wait to see some of the original rides- Dumbo, It's A Small World, Pooh, and the Teacups.

It's the night before Magic Kingdom and we are all in bed by 8:30. We were dead tired and new Magic Kingdom would be a big day! We had extra magic hours that day, so the park opened at 8am instead of 9. *Extra Magic Hours are extra park hours for guests who are staying on Disney property. The extra magic hours change between the parks everyday! I felt it was very important to take advantage of these hours!

Thursday 6am- I am up and getting ready! There is no wasting time this morning. We are going to all get there with smiles on our faces! We are all ready to meet Mickey Mouse! By 6:45, we are all in line at the buses. I am feeling good about the morning and the crowds! We get to Magic Kingdom and the closer we get the more excited we are! The excitement in the air is so awesome! At 7:15 we are line waiting. There are quite a few others in line. Guess we were all wanting to take advantage to that extra hour! Around 7:45, the characters come and out to Welcome you and say good morning! It is so cool.

In my mind, I knew we had to make a mad dash to Seven Dwarfs, but I also wanted to enjoy everything. When the gates opened it was like a flood of people. Everyone was singing and just happy to be there. I just stood there for a few minutes to soak it all in. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! The detail on every building is unreal! I just wanted to cry because I was so happy!

 The whole rest of the day was spent riding every ride we could. There was no crying kids. No drama. No huge lines. Nothing..just perfect! I could not have asked for a better day!
Jagger and I riding the Mine Train!! Tons of fun!

Big boys riding Splash Mountain

One of the parades!

Towards the end of our day we finally got to meet Mickey Mouse! I had no clue what to expect, but he was in the Townhall. We had fastpasses so we did not have to wait! When the door opened and the lady asked us to come in, I was jumping up and down! We got to spend probably 10 minutes with Mickey by ourselves!!! It was the most precious memory ever.. This Mickey talked so it made it even better! Even Matthew was smiling the whole time! It totally made the whole trip! The rest of the night that is all we talked about, our special time with Mickey!

Thoughts after the day!
*Magic Kingdom is still my favorite park.
*The parades are a MUST!!!
*Jagger's Favorite rides: Barnstormer, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Do it first thing, or you will be waiting 70 minutes or more), Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean
*Mommy's Favorite rides: It's a small world, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, and Dumbo!
* make sure to take breaks for snacks and food! It makes the day much better!
* try and meet Mickey at Townhall

We ended up getting back to our hotel around 6pm that day! We were completely worn out! We ate pizza for supper and called it a night! Or at least Hudson and I did. Matthew and Jagger ended up going swimming, and playing in the arcade! It was our last official night on Disney property, so I was happy they got to make the most of it!

Hope everyone has a blessed night!
Lots of love.

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