Day 8: Magic Kingdom
We had two essential items on our agenda for today: Splash Mountain and DOLE WHIPS!! Anything else was pure gravy. We didn’t plan on riding 7D again, so we didn’t feel the need to RD. Instead, we got to the bus stop at Pop at 8am, the early morning rope droppers were already gone and we boarded a very spacious bus within 3 minutes. We were heading down main street at 8:30.
We walked through Adventureland and cut through the underpass near CBJ and headed to Splash. DD10 kept noticing the orange bird drinks in Epcot so I snapped a pic of her near Sunshine Tree Terrace.
We entered the line near the Splash Mtn viewing spot at 8:42 and boarded a log flume at 9:20, so we did have a 40 minute wait, but we were enjoying the slower paced morning and with the constantly moving line, it went fast.
BTMRR was posted only a 10 minute wait after we got off Splash, so we went there for a bonus ride! It was still walk-on.
I always enjoyed Mickey’s Philharmagic so definitely wanted to take the time to see that also. I’m not sure if there was something wrong with our glasses or the screen, but it seemed awfully blurry this time.
On to Space Mountain!! We have all ridden it before (DD7’s first time two nights ago, she was too nervous before that) but this was the first time for all 6 of us to ride together so it seemed really exciting. DD7 in the back had her hands up the whole time and caught on the photo - she really started enjoying more of the thrill rides this year - RnRC, ToT, and SM! yay!
We had appointments to build droids in HS later that day, but DD10 chose a cute little Grogu instead from Space’s gift shop.
Mobile order for Dole whips was placed while in line for Space, so we headed back over to Adventureland to enjoy. We got two pineapple floats and one coconut cup - so refreshing and delicious. Found a spot near the frontier trading post to savor them.
On the way out made a stop for Mickey bars and churros - we only had one day left so why not. I had some extra money left on the gift cards I had stocked up so we made sure to make good use of them
We were ready to head out then and DH was ordering Earl of Sandwich from Uber Eats for lunch by the pool. DD7’s picked out their souvenirs - they love their plush puppies, so baby Tramp and a baby Dalmatian were the perfect choices to add to their collection (baby Lady was already waiting at home so DD7 was excited to reunite baby Tramp with her . )
With that, we said good-bye to Magic Kingdom!
Back at Pop - Earl of Sandwich was oh so delish. Our family loves a good sandwich and we thoroughly enjoyed EoS. The bread is perfectly crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Did some swimming and DD’s danced the Twist imitating the giant dancers on the buildings.
Oh! While waiting for the bus from MK to Pop, I checked for last minute Oga’s reservations for the 6 of us- scored one for 7:50 tonight!! I had been looking all week and this time was totally ideal. Couldn’t wait to visit HS one last time.
As we waled into HS, the MMRR queu was empty, but the CM outside was calling people in- it must have just come back online because we walked on. Another bonus ride!! The only attraction we had left to do was TSMM, so we went there next. Fun as always.
DS12 had an appointment to build a droid but at the last minute decided he would rather get robucks (money for rob lox) so CM’s let him cancel his appointment and we did some walking around GE, took some pictures and took in the atmosphere for the last time. The decision about the droid was fine with me, I think while it would have been fun and memorable experience, the droid itself would have ended up as another dust collector, so he got $30 in robucks and saved me $70. OK.
Finally Oga’s Cantina!! We had so much fun. The kids immediately got in the spirit and danced in front of DJ Rex. We each had a fun drink. I got the fuzzy Tauntaun and sipped through my numb lips. The fuzzy part tased funny but the drink itself was delicious.
Good-bye Hollywood Studios, it’s been grand!!