Friday - MK
Our last full day! This was an EMH (am) day. Once again DD6 and I were up and ready early, but we had to wake DD3 and DH. Everything went smoothly with the bus and we were outside the MK gates at 7:35.
When we were let in at 7:45, we lined up at the ropes to Tomorrowland. The crowd was definitely manageable in this area. Once the park opened, DD6 and I headed to Space Mountain while DH and DD3 wandered around Tomorrowland. DD6 loved it and wanted to ride again. We waited about 10 minutes for our second ride.
After riding Space Mountain twice at 8 am, I was feeling a little queasy so we decided not to try AO or Buzz right then. We made our way toward FL and stopped for a coffee and snack at the Cheshire Cafe. At this point it was about 8:55 so we jumped in line for the 9:15 Merida meet. We were second in line so there was no wait once they opened. I think this was my favourite meet of the week. Merida was so interactive and the girls adored her.
After Merida, we headed to meet Ariel in her grotto. This was also a really nice meet! Then DH and DD6 rode Under the Sea while DD3 and I made our way to Gaston's Tavern for a look around. It was getting close to 10 so we jumped in line to meet Gaston. He was so great! He was totally in character and DD6 loved him!
It was then time for our 7DMT FP. DD6 got to ride twice again since DD3 didn't want to ride. So much fun! We then had a FP for Rapunzel and Tiana. They were both really sweet and the girls had fun.
Next we headed to lunch a Pinocchio's Village Haus. We shared some flatbread and breadsticks. The food was pretty good and it was another affordable lunch. Also, we got a table overlooking IASW and DD3 loved waving at everyone.
When we came out of lunch and grabbed our stroller from the Carousal parking, we noticed our backpack was gone. DH was convinced it was stolen, but I couldn't imagine that was the case. All that was inside was our sunscreen, water, hats and some band aids. A CM advised us to make a report to security, which we did. They checked lost and found and nothing was there, but they said it could take a couple of hours for it to make its way there anyways. I tried to get DH to shake it off, but he was definitely bothered by it all.
We headed to Frontierland to do our FPs for BTMRR (DD6 with DD3's MB and I) and Splash (DD6 and DH, this cheered DH up a ton!). DD3 fell asleep in the stroller again so while I chilled with her under the train station, I looked for additional FPs.
Once we finished our 12:45 BTMRR (FP for me and DD3), I was able to get two 1:15 FPs for Splash after modifying a bunch of times. I originally picked a 9 pm slot and then got it all the way to 1:15!
Then once DD6 and DH scanned their 12:55 FPs at Splash, I was able to get another two FPs for Splash at 1:30! Again, I modified a ton and actually picked a BTMRR FP at 5pm originally and then modified the times until I saw the 1:30 Splash. I was ridiculously pumped about these two scores! The stand-by line was at 90 minutes and we were able to get two extra FPs! And best of all, DD6 got three rides in a row on her favourite ride on our last day. It was perfect!
When we finished at Splash we made our way to City Hall and low and behold our backpack was in lost and found! I figure it must've gotten knocked off our stroller and turned in. DH was so happy. It was a great end to our last park day!
We had another great dinner at Boma that evening. After dinner, we got some things at the gift shop and hung out in the lobby for a bit, just trying to soak up the last bit of vacation.