Monday, May 16, 2011

Magic Kingdom

Now that I've had the chance to visit all 4 Disney World parks as an adult, I can confidently say that none of the others compare to the Magic Kingdom. Since it was our priority we visited MK on our first day while we were still fresh and full of energy. After getting the token photo of Marlie in front of the castle, we proceeded to Tomorrowland.

Bryan wasn't able to ride Space Mountain on his first visit last year because the lines were too long, so we went there first. While he rode that, Marlie & I rode the Astro Orbiter since we also missed riding that last year. Next we rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and visited Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. We enjoyed both of these last year and wanted to do them again. Marlie was just tall enough for Stitch's Great Escape so we rode it for the first time. I would NOT recommend this to anyone with small children. Most small children in there were scared & crying and Bryan & I didn't find it to be enjoyable either.
The next area we moved to was Fantasyland where we rode Mad Tea Party.

While in Fantasyland we also rode It's a Small World (one of my personal favorites!), Snow White's Scary Adventures and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (It was hard to find the Fast Pass for this ride. It's right in front of Mickey's PhiharMagic.) We decided to forego Mickey's PhilharMagic and Dumbo (it usually has a long, hot line) since we did both of those last year. Both last year and this year, we were unable to ride Peter Pan's Flight because of the length of the line. Maybe next time! Before leaving Fantasyland, we took a break and got something to eat at the Friar's Nook.

I don't think we did any attractions in Frontierland this year, but I had read that it was a good location for watching the afternoon parade. We found Marlie a front row spot where she could relax in her stroller and watch the parade.

While watching the parade, some teenage girls next to us befriended Marlie. They told me about having just come from meeting some princesses and Mickey & Minnie. I hadn't realized it and I guess not many other people had either, but they were all in the theatre just inside the entrance to the park. We went straight there once the parade was over and after waiting in line for only about 20 minutes, Marlie was able to meet Sleeping Beauty, Belle & Cinderella! Each princess took plenty of time with her and as you can see, she and Cinderella got into a deep conversation.

When we walked out of the room where we met the princesses, we were able to go into another room to meet Mickey & Minnie. We probably didn't wait 5 minutes there!

We ended our day at the Magic Kingdom in Adventureland. We walked through the Swiss Family Treehouse, rode The Magic Carpets of Alladin, the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Before we left, Bryan went through the Hall of Presidents and Marlie & I enjoyed a HUGE ice cream cookie sandwich!

1 comment:

Glenda Pimentel said...

I am an Army wife too and proud! Good luck and God bless your family! Great pics you got here! I like your daughter's shirt...where did you did it?