So can you tell I don’t want the sharing of our vacation to end? I really don’t. So thanks for being patient with me.
On Thursday of our vacation, we planned to get up super early and go to the Magic Kingdom for the extra magic hours (such a perk of staying on property!!) Since our previous two days at Magic Kingdom (Mon. & Tues.) ended up being partial days due to travel and sickness– we were ready for this long, wonderful day at our favorite park! This was quite possibly my FAVORITE day of the week — filled with so many special moments!
We started the day with a stroll down Main Street to the Main Street Bakery which is now a STARBUCKS!!! And can I just say, there was something magical about standing on Main Street with a delicious Iced Coffee? There are plenty of coffee options in Disney but I really hadn’t had an Iced coffee like I’m used to making at home, all week. So it was great! We also grabbed a quick breakfast there– and ate it standing outside in the brisk spring air.
As we worked our way down the street, a Main Street Trolley vehicle stopped and they performed a little song and dance routine. The girls were transfixed and it was a fun thing to just stop and watch.
One of the girl’s favorite character meetings was Ariel in her Grotto. She was so GREAT! She was definitely one of the most realistic and so sweet.
We did the jungle cruise, rode the magic carpets of Aladdin, rode Peter Pan and a few other rides in Fantastyland and then ate lunch. After a quick break, Lance and Abby headed back to the hotel to get a jump on rest time– but Lucy and I had some things to accomplish first!
First, we rode the teacups and then the train.
Then, it was time for some pretty, pretty primping! We headed to the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique for a little bit! This is a fun special memory to make. We brought our own Princess dress from home– which dramatically cut the cost down but it is still a special, once in a great while treat. But that’s what this week was all about for us, so we went for it!
Then we raced back to our resort for a quick rest and to change for dinner. Dinner that evening was certainly one of our trip highlights at Cinderella’s Royal Table (in the Castle!!) The food was delicious and many of the Princesses came around for hugs, photos and autographs. We happened to get a table right next to the window and our view looked out over the Carousel. Simply amazing as the sun went down and Fantastyland was all lit up! Dinner began with a Photo with Cinderella (no autographs at this one,) and included the photo in a pretty cardboard holder.
The dinner was fantastic. The experience was even better! After dinner we had even more fun as we headed out of the castle and down to Main Street where some friends from church were saving us front row seats for the Electrical Parade! Really– three other families in our small group were there the same time and we all had the unexpected treat of sitting together for the Parade– total icing on the cake of a great day!
Whew! Thanks for sticking with my with this uber-picture heavy post! If it isn’t clear, we had an amazing, amazing time!!! Still to come, Hollywood Studios and What I learned!