Day 7: 11/30 Magic Kingdom
We made it! I was ready to be home at this point (I know, heresy, right?). We managed to throw all our stuff into our suitcases and bags and get loaded into the van. We drove to the Grand Floridian to park for the day, because my in-laws were having their dinner at Narcoosee’s that night. Took the monorail over to MK, and headed to breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Someone asked where we were headed and I said to the castle, and they were like, huh, we’re eating IN the castle??? I know they didn’t do as much planning as me, but it still surprised me. I could totally skip this breakfast. I thought Akershus was a much better princess meal…even 1900 PF. DS wasn’t eating much, but just wanted to drink milk, so that’s what we gave him. After that, we walked to Adventureland for the morning. We did the Magic Carpets first, and then headed to our first FP for the day, Jungle Cruise. A minute or two into the ride, ALLLL that milk my son drank came up We did our best to catch it in his shirt and took the shirt off, then used wipes to try and clean up everywhere else…DH, FiL, the floor, the seat. It was EVERYWHERE. Poor little thing. Threw away the shirt and his bib when we got off the ride and then got him changed. While we changed him, BiL took DD and DNiece up into the Swiss Family Treehouse to play. DS still seemed to be in an OK mood, somehow, but I didn’t want to push him. The rest of the family headed to the Tiki Room next, while I walked DS to the First Aid and Baby Care areas. Got his temp taken (normal), then got some pedialyte at the baby care center. They let me sit with him in the nursing mother’s room to rock him and soothe him while there was no one in there (a couple of women came in later but everyone was able to have privacy in there). When everyone else finished with the tiki room, I took DS to meet up with them. Did our next FP, Pirates, and then swung by the Country Bear Jamboree (DS was fascinated by the moose/buffalo heads on the wall). Then we started to make our way over to Tomorrowland…when everyone suddenly pulled off to the side to stop for funnel cakes. It was about lunch time but I wasn’t trying to have funnel cakes for lunch. We kept walked over to Tomorrowland and got some hot dogs there. We fed DS a little baby food which he gobbled up. At this point I thought maybe it was just the Magic Carpet ride that messed up his tummy (another spoiler: it wasn’t). We did the Buzz Lightyear ride, and then no one could seem to come to a consensus what to do next. At some point, BiL and SiL decided to get hot dogs as well so we got some ice cream at Auntie Gravity’s. We wanted to do the Laugh Floor, but DNiece was scared of the monsters (even though she had seen the movie and knew it wasn’t scary). So they said they were just going to play while we went in. Afterward, we stopped to take a bathroom break and DD saw face painters, and wanted her face painted. I told her that we didn’t have time but then we met up with everyone else…and DNiece had gotten her face painted. Cue the meltdown from DD. Sigh. Now I don’t claim to be a perfect person, but I can tell when kids are going to see what other kids have and want it. Example: at Coral Reef, they had this souvenir cup with a clip-on light-up Ariel. I thought DD would like it, but before I even offered it, I ran it by SiL because I didn’t want to offer it if they thought DNiece would want one–in case they didn’t want to pay for it. They said oh don’t worry about it, she won’t want it (guess what? she did, and they ended up getting her one too). So I would not have taken my kid to get their face painted if she was then going to see her cousin who would most likely want to get HER face painted too. Well, long story short (TOO LATE!), we got her face painted. It looked good, so I was happy to do it, just would have been nice to do it together. While we were doing that, SiL started feeling nauseous. We thought maybe it was because of the smoking area nearby, or this sewage-y smell coming from somewhere. Last ride of the day was the PeopleMover. We all LOVED it! Again, the simple things…just moving along, taking in all the sights. I think when we went through Space Mountain the ride might have been down. All the lights in the place were on and you could see everything. After that, we headed to our dinner at Be Our Guest (except for MiL, FiL, and BiL who were headed to Narcoosee’s). SiL was still not feeling well They were first going to seat us in the West Wing room, but the girls were too scared. It was only 4:05 and the place was pretty empty, so they were able to re-seat us fairly quickly. We ended up in the main ballroom near the windows, right in front of the Christmas tree. SOOO much nicer!! DS fell asleep in my arms early on, so I managed to eat while holding him. SiL was getting quickly worse, though. She spent most of the meal in the bathroom, sick, and they left before dessert. We headed out soon after, and stopped in the Emporium very quickly to try and spend a few of our leftover snack credits on candy. We took the boat to GF to meet up with everyone else, and then took the van to our next hotel (all the while SiL being sick in the row behind us). And thus ended our Disney adventures. We saw some extended family the next day, DS got sick again in the new hotel. DD got sick as our plane was landing Sunday night, and I got sick at home Sunday night.
One more post left, and I will sum up some things I learned (things for me, anyway).