So today was pretty big with letting DS lead the way. Up again at 6:15. Tapped in at 7:50, rope dropped buzz. In the first room somehow he hit something that got him 100,000 points! Sheesh I didn’t stand a chance.
Then he totally surprised me and wanted to ride Astro orbiter. I couldn’t even get him close last time. He loved it and gave me a pretty rough ride.
Now my original “plan” was to knock out Carousel, tea cups, Dumbo and little mermaid. Nope, my little guy is too big for that apparently. Instead we headed for barnstormer. We rode it, asked to ride again and we did. Still no one in line so rode again! Each time he got braver raising his arms, and we ended up riding 4 times without getting off. This was awesome.
Early entry now over, time for first LL for Peter Pan, then 7DMT. We got to be in the front of the train
It started to rain as we got off, so headed for haunted mansion which had just re-opened from being down.
He said in passing earlier that he hopes we can go on pirates, so after Peter Pan I booked the LL. Pirates line moved a lot slower and I was getting nervous about the breakfast reservation. He had fun spotting jack sparrow throughout the ride.
Sped walked to crystal palace, and started to feel the crush of people walking the opposite direction.
Checked in, waited 10mins, then told to wait for the close by characters before eating.
They brought him out a birthday cupcake and card and he was so thrilled.
Full and happy, we headed off to enchanted tales. I had explained to him what this was like but he was nervous, I told him he could be a little part and still experience the full thing.
A room full of adorable children, a room full of huge roars, and he got picked! And oh yes, I got picked too.
Highlight of my day I think, almost cried when he danced with Belle, I could see that he was nervous but overcame it. Magic band status: still on
Next up; big thunder LL. He said he loved it more than 7D! Love that I’m slowly getting him into coasters. Magic band status; still on
Then time for his first time on Jungle cruise. The skipper’s mic wasn’t very loud but luckily we were right beside him. DS was very serious during the ride as he analyzed everything, but later he said he loved it.
When we got out he saw the tree house so we explored It. Magic band status: still on.
It was hot and he wanted to go back to the resort to swim. I convinced him to hold out until 3 so we could see the parade as he’s never seen it.
We grabbed a popsicle and looked for shade. Had a nice 10min break and we were going to LL small world. We decided last minute to skip it and take the train around the park instead. If only we had done small world, then we would have noticed the magic band was gone when tapping in, and could have retraced our steps back to the tree house. But we didn’t notice.
Enjoyed the train and found a good spot for the parade in front of liberty tree, not crowded at all and had a bit of shade.
Loved the parade, but somehow the princesses didn’t each get their own float? Is this a new permanent change? Missed Belles beautiful float.
Ariel literally blew a kiss at him
Parade was worth it for his first time. Headed down Main Street through the shops, as we passed the display of magic bands, that’s when he realized his was gone. I couldn’t believe it, I had been checking constantly the day before but today didn’t even notice!
We retraced our steps back to the parade, I didn’t realize until later looking at photos that it was likely lost near the tree house.
I know in the grand scheme of things it’s small, but he was so happy with that band I got him last summer. We reported it lost at city hall and got a regular card instead. I wish I could transfer my band to him. For one day left just not worth buying a new one that I won’t know how to use.
Back to the resort, really enjoying POFQ pool. Water is so nice and warm and shallow enough in most areas.
Dinner, pina colava for me, and a fun run through the rain back to the room.
I don’t know how people have energy to do all day, or to even head back after a break. I. Am. Finished
One day left of the whirl wind trip with animal kingdom tomorrow!