Forgot to add that on our way out of MK, DD says, we forgot to eat dinner. Yep we sure did! Not even hungry. I started to worry that we would not use all our dining credits. I forgot to say also that we got back to our room and our luggage was not there! We arrived at 9:30am and it was almost 9:30 pm with no bags in sight. Turns out it was on a luggage rack to be delivered but hadn’t made it to our room yet. So we waited and thankfully it came in the next 10 minutes.
Friday Sept 27 - Magic Kingdom day!
I woke up around 5am, got ready and woke DD up around 6:00 maybe. I don’t remember it was so early. I was up at 4 the morning before so you know, I was tired.
We ate breakfast in our room. I had packed some small bags of cereal and a few snack packs in our carry on. We stopped by the cafe and filled our water bottles and were in the bus line for MK. Again no idea what time but there were plenty of other people on the bus with us. We arrived at MK and got through bag check and the tapstiles quickly. We were in position to get in the park at 6:40. Right at 6:45 we were walking under the train tracks towards 7DMT. We initially weren’t going to ride that first but DD decided we should, so we scanned bands again for EMH and lined up to the right of the castle.Right at 7, they dropped the rope and walked us back to 7DMT. We were on and off by 7:14. We sat in the last row and it was way faster than any other seat. Again the motion sickness…but I was fine. We then walked out and decided to walk to PP to see how the wait was. We may have passed 20 people in Fantasyland, it was so empty! I have never seen it like that, it was glorious! We walked right on PP through the regular queue. Then we went over to WTP, and waited a minute maybe. Next up Speedway. The wait still said 5 minutes it was more like 10 but it wasn’t 90 degrees outside yet so we waited. DD’s first time. It was fine, we don’t need to do it again.
Then we walked right on Buzz, literally walked right on, nobody in front of us and basically not many people in tomorrow land either. We love Buzz! She wanted to ride Dumbo and go as high as she can. So we went to Dumbo and waited for one cycle and then she got in a separate Dumbo and I got in the one behind it.I didn’t go up at all and she went straight up and stayed up. I completely forgot about the part at the end. LOL
Then we headed for Tea Cups and DD wanted to ride by herself, CM said fine and I said fine. Less chance of throwing up.
Next up our 7DMT FPP! This time we rode on the very front row. It’s really too slow up there, HA!
Then we headed over to the Carousel and just missed the current ride so we waited for the next.
Next we visited the Tinkle Tower! We missed it last year so we went in an checked it out Rested for a bit and had a snack on a bench outside. DD then wanted to ride UTS so we headed back that way and rode then went to ETWB. DD got picked to be the Wardrobe but she decided not to do it and traded her prop for a little girl dressed up like Belle. She was so cute! We got our pictures and were out of there. IASW up next. DH didn’t want to ride last year so we skipped so DD and i joked that we were going to ride it multiple times, we rode it once.
Then we had a FPP for PP so we headed over but the FPP line was a little out of control and while we waited I was able to snag a FP for BTMRR right away. we hadn’t planned on anything other than Fantasyland and Tomorrowland so this was a bonus ride. AFter tapping in we picked up a Jungle Cruise FP
Next up - dole whip! Another first for us and DD was asking for one. It was a refreshing treat but she didn’t really like it, so we ended throwing half in the trash on our way to Jungle Cruise. FP line was much quicker this time. Skipper had some new jokes, which of course I can’t remember now.
We then headed back over to Liberty Square so I could go to the Christmas shop. The Muppets were out so we watched the rest of it and then headed into the Christmas shop to get a new ornament.
We had a Chef Mickey’s reservation at 12:55 so we headed towards the entrance with a stop in the Emporium to buy more pins.
We boarded a very full monorail to the Contemporary. It was full because the express monorail wasn’t open yet. :-/
We checked in early and waited in the lounge. Then it was time for Chef Mickeys, DD was so excited to have Mickey Waffles! The food was good, and the characters were great. Again we got a card and cupcakes for our birthday celebration.
We then started the long walk back to MK to catch the bus back to POP. Again didn’t think that through very well. Should have just called a minnie van.
At POP we rested at the computer pool because DD wanted to check that one out. She meet some girls her age and played while I relaxed on a lounger.
We left about 5:30 and stopped briefly at the playground. Went back to the room. At some point in the afternoon I grabbed a TSMM FPP and decided we would go over to HS, so we went to the food court and ate. I had the salmon and she had Pizza.
We caught the bus to HS and waited in a longer than normal bag check line. Then some photopass pics and some pin trading, then headed to TSL. She loved TSMM and wanted to ride again but the line was long and too late for more FP. She really wanted to ride SDD but that wasn’t happening. We walked around SWGE for a few minutes, DD wasn’t really impressed so we headed back towards the entrance. On the way we stopped where they have the Incredibles dance party and the poor CM had hulu hoops out because the party ended hours before. But my girl is an expert hula hooper so she picked the hulu hoop up and went to town.
We then found someone to pin trade and DD was very excited to trade again.Walked to long way back to the bus stop. As we get there the POP bus was pulling away so we walked onto the AofA bus and decided to walk across the lake.
Stopped in the playground by the main pool and then asked a CM working at the skyliner station what the hours were going to be on Sunday. Found out it was opening at 5:45am. Humm, we were going to HS on Sunday first thing in the morning.Find out how that works out later.
DD wanted to go night swimming so we headed to the hippy dippy pool for a bit. Then off to bed! Yay for sleeping in as our next day was Typhoon Lagoon!
Day 3 - Typhoon Lagoon and MK evening!
We slept in until about 7:30 which felt so good! DD needed the sleep and I had to wake her up. AT home she never sleeps past 7:30.
We were going to get ready and eat breakfast in the food court. We were a little late getting to breakfast and it was busy, so I tried to call a minnie after we ate but nothing was available, so we had to wait for a bus. The wait was very hot and long! We did get to ride on a brand new Daisy bus with that new bus smell. Once we got through the tapstiles, we got a locker and found a place to put our stuff. DD had to go into the wave pool first. Whoa it was strong, she was only in water up to her calf and the undertow was really strong! We then rode Miss Adventure falls first, great first ride. Then took the lazy river around to Keehaul Falls and Mayday Falls. Literally said outloud on Mayday falls “never again”! Too many little speed bumps. DD said she almost came off the tube on it.So we went back on Keehaul falls several more times. OMG my legs! Then we walked over to the body slides and did each one one time. Again, my legs! Took lazy river over to where we got in initially and I could tell I was getting hangry. DD wanted to take one ride around the lazy river so we did that after a few words of compromise. HA!
We rode one full turn around the lazy river and grabbed our stuff, changed and got some mini donuts on the way out. OMG, so good!!! They are better than the ones we have at home. Called for a minnie van on the way out because there was no telling when the bus would arrive.
The minnie vans are so nice! I loved being able to chat with the drivers. Our driver was a circus clown and then performed with Disney on Ice for 12 years and now he’s in transportation. And he’s from CT where my husband grew up so it’s always nice to have a connection of some sort.
We then changed and headed to eat lunch at 3:00. We ended up splitting mickey waffles since we had a reservation at Crystal Palace at 5:55. I had originally scheduled it for 4:55 but moved it earlier to a later time. We then hopped on a MK bus and headed in for our 7DMT FPP.
We had a great ride on 7DMT, then walked down Main Street and stopped for a few photopass pics again. Checked into Crystal Palace a little early and was seated a little while later. Crystal Palace food was good, and we enjoyed the characters. Did have to wait a little bit for Pooh but we really weren’t going anywhere except to our Pirates FPP. We had a BTMRR scheduled but after we switched our dinner time I had to give it up. The Pirates FPP was again really long! But it was fine. We then bought dd a sword because she’d rather have that than a princess crown.
This just made me think about the fact that we totally forgot to pack my DD ears for our trip!
After we rode Pirates, it was late so we made a bee line for the exit and got the heck out of dodge My DD doesn’t do well with fireworks so shows were off limits for us. We rode the bus back to POP and headed to bed.
Next up HS and Animal Kingdom and Caring for Giants tour!