Day 2 … Magic Kingdom
We were up and out early. We had to get over to AoA so the kids could get checked in, then get to BOG for 9:25 breakfast. Simple enough, yes? Oh no …
First, DGD lost her Magic Band at some point the night before. So we stopped in the store and got a new one. The CM said to have it linked at the front desk. At the front desk, we were told the system was down - couldn’t link the MB, and they didn’t have ticket cards because they bought a package from a TA, so we had no way for DGD to get into the park. Further, we were told that DD and DSIL MB weren’t activated for park entry either with the system being down. Bonus, Dining Plans were offline too, so they’d have to pay cash for the meal, then get reimbursed later. DD was almost in full meltdown at this point, DSIL was dealing with her, while I tried to sort it out with the CM.
The CM called her manager, who said to do whatever to make it right, so they got one day PH tickets, and 3 FP each, since the ones we had were linked to the MBs. I gave them my cell number, and asked that they deal with me on getting things sorted out, so DD wouldn’t have to. (She has anxiety issues, and it doesn’t take much to set her off … yeah, Disney can be tough for her, but she does it for DGD.)
Then we were off. Made it to MK just in time for the Welcome show and rope drop to the rest of the park. I got a call from the AoA desk clerk who said they were able to activate the MBs and link DGDs, so our scheduled FPs were good, plus we each had three more! Dining Plan came back on line while were at BOG, so they didn’t have to pay cash. The day was turning out much better by this point.
We rode Peter Pan, and DGD did some character meets. Then went off to Dumbo, and I went over to Jungle Cruise - dipping my toes into the solo Disney for the first time. I had plenty of time, so meandered a bit. I watched some of the Muppet show in Liberty Square, and sat and watching the camel spit on people in Adventureland until my FP window for JC opened. I could do that all day … hilarious!!
I met back up with the kids for our 7DMT FP, then we went over to use the extra FP at Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. HM had a short wait, so we did that, then took DGD to meet Chip and Dale, princesses, Peter Pan and Ariel. Then it was time for dinner. DD had a dinner ADR at CP, and I managed to snag a BOG ADR, but it was for 45 minutes later. I was hoping to get one a bit later, and go for dessert and The Beast … but in the end, we decided to drop CP and just do BOG dinner, and man oh man, am I glad we did! The food was great, and The Beast meet was awesome!
More to come!