Day Five - Magic Kingdom and Epcot
We were a little behind our arrival time on Tuesday, but still in the park pretty early. Raced to 7DM, and were about even with the teacups when we got there. Line started moving at 7:29. And we were off shortly thereafter.
After that, we headed to BTMR, which was a walk on. It was a couple minutes to nine at this point, but Splash wasn’t running yet. After a bathroom break, it was 9:03, and the CM were telling everyone that Splash was down and they didn’t know when it would be back up. We hung out for another ten minutes or so in the hopes that it would open as it’s one of our favorites, but we had no luck.
We headed to pirates which had about a five minute wait and then did magic carpets. After that, Splash was still down so we headed over to PM and then rode Buzz again. It was then time for breakfast, so we hit up Sleepy Hollow and lucked into a spot in the shade. I really love mobile ordering. My kids are impatient sometimes, so it’s nice to just roll up and get your food. I always pushed that we were here when walking over. I was surprised at how fast it always was. We never waited more than 5 minutes anywhere.
At some point around this time, Splash opened back up but the wait was super long. We opted to slow down at this point and watched Tiki Room and Country Bears followed by potstickers and dole whip. We also found out that my nephew had been born and that my kids have a new cousin (yay!).
At this point, we decided to head out, and the kids had a sword fight in one of the grassy areas on the hub. It was so bizarre to see it totally deserted. After that, we wondered through the shops on Main Street and did a little shopping. We were lucky and caught the Pooh cavalcade. DD decided she wanted to see the princesses again, so we staked out a shady spot on Main Street and waited. Luckily, we caught one after about 15 or 20 minutes.
After a rest, we decided that we wanted to go to Epcot that night and go back to MK on Friday night. The wait for Splash had been long all say, and we all really wanted to ride it again. We decided that we would hop in line on Friday night (the next day) right before park close.
When we got back to the hotel, there weren’t really any good food options available. DH ended up taking DS for fast food, and DD and I had lunch from the coffee shop at the Swan. It was fine, but I had to cobble together lunch for her as there really aren’t good kid friendly options. I wish there was something better available during non peak meal times. Luckily, she’s pretty happy with fruit and yogurt.
We decided to grab a drink at the Ale and Compass lounge in hopes that the temperature would go down. Our plan paid off, and we had beautiful weather. We stopped for dinner at Spice Road Table, which DH and I thoroughly enjoyed. Our kids were not as big of fans. After wandering around world showcase for a bit (including a lengthy stop to watch the trains in Germany)and getting potstickers for the kids for dinner, we decided it was time for rides.
TT had about a 20-25 minute wait, so we decided to go for it. I had never ridden at night before, and I think I like it better in the dark. After that, the kids wanted to ride SE, followed by Nemo, and the Aquarium. We contemplated getting in line for Soarin’ at park close, but the kids were done and wanted to go to sleep.
I grabbed a drink in WS, and when I got back, both kids were asleep in the strollers. I almost didn’t get a stroller for DS8, but I’m glad we did. We logged between 25k and 28k steps each day, and I think he would have been miserable. We did some portions of the day without strollers and sometimes, we would park his stroller for several hours and pick it up later.
DH and I had a leisurely stroll around WS with the sleeping kids and took the boat back to the Swan. The kids were so exhausted, they slept through getting on jammies and teeth brushing.