Another successful day today! We had a 7:30 Chef Mickey’s reservation so we drove over there and parked. Very good Disney breakfast and DS had pancakes with rainbow jimmies that were a big hit. We were a little ways back in the line but were some of the first few through the taps. Walked right on 7DMT which is my favorite! We could have then also walked on PPF but DS balked. So we leisurely walked to BTMR and walked 10,000 steps through miles of empty queue. The Splash line looked crazy but they were staging it outside the queue for some reason.
We probably should have ridden Big Thunder again but we were antsy so got in line for Splash as they filed into the real queue. We waited maybe 10 minutes before the ride went down and they cleared the queue. I don’t think it ever actually started though DH thought he saw people on boats. Luckily we were near an easy exit so we booked it to PotC with the rest of the queue behind us. Walked on there and then spent some considerable time in the gift shop with DS!
Splash was still down so we changed gears and went to Buzz which was thankfully still pretty close to a walk on. I think it was maybe 10:15 by now but DS was a little overwhelmed so he said he wanted to sit and relax. So he and DH sat in front of the Plaza to try and catch some cavalcades. ALONE TIME ALERT! I went to the Emporium for a bit which was nice but was all too quickly joined by my boys. This was actually a great time to shop because most people were pouring in still. We saw the very tail end (unfortunately) of the Cadaver Dans as we came out. We also saw the Mickey and Minnie Boo to You one which was great! Anyone understand how the Sugar Rush racers from Wreck it Ralph got grouped in with grave diggers and haunted mansion ladies??
We still had time before lunch so tried Under the Sea which ended up being our longest wait of the day at around 35 minutes because I think something was broken and/or we hit a cleaning cycle. The queue was very hot but was rather entertaining with all the shells and sea creatures so it wasn’t too bad.
Then it was time for the best part of the day! Lunch at Cinderella’s Royal table! I booked this a little bit on a whim but DS is always asking to go in the castle and I figured that this was my cheapest opportunity. I had no idea that Cinderella appeared. I thought she had only come out on the day it opened. But she was just fantastic! She spent a while and honestly made eye contact with every table and just posed for pics. DS was enamored.
Oh and the food was great too. We came out of lunch to the end of a torrential downpour and a soaking wet stroller. Always cover it! Duh! Not a huge deal. We almost actually just called it a day but DS was really renewed with the two make your own cupcakes so we soldiered on. Space was only posting a 30 minute wait and TP said 25 so we tried that. It was questionable whether DS was 44 inches in Disney measurements but he made it! We met some very friendly people in line and got poured on again but it felt worth it!
DS and DH went on Tomorrowland Speedway which shockingly had a 5 minute wait all day! I tried to shop again really quickly and that was it for MK! We will try for Splash again on Thursday.
Came back to the Beach Club and did laundry and watched football and then we got Boardwalk pizza and ate by the pool! Not a bad evening at all! I’m starting to get nervous for a BG for tomorrow but I have done my due diligence so it’s out of my hands. Fingers crossed. We actually get to sleep in a little and plan to start walking around 8. Wish us luck!